We are almost at the end of term 3 and what a busy term it has been.
Thanks to all our pupils, staff, parents and carers and our partners in the wider community for all your hard work and support over the last term.
We welcome our pupils back on the 18th April for the Summer Term. There are lots of dates for your diaries which we will send out at the start of term.
Please keep using our blog to see what is going on in school.
Enjoy a very well deserved break!
We are delighted so many people came in to learn with their children during Wider Achievement this afternoon.
A big THANK YOU to Toyah for taking in all the children from the drama group too.
Our Wider Achievement Afternoons have been really successful and the children have been learning lots of new skills. They have enjoyed being able to choose different activities and also working with children from different classes.
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who have helped to make this possible. We will be building on this next year!
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Some pupils from Dunrossness took part in the BBC’s 10 pieces in Mareel on Sunday 19th March.
Bertie and Joanna were singing, Fearne in P3 was involved through her ballet dancing group and Archie in P5 was playing the cornet with the orchestra.
You can read more about the 10 Pieces project by following this link.
We had a lovely afternoon visiting Sumburgh Head. We used our new binoculars and bird book and went to see what birds were there.
We saw lots of guillemots back on the rocks in their colonies, and lots of maalies (fulmars), some gannets and kittiwakes and a small flock of twite, feeding outside the RSPB office. It was a beautiful afternoon and we could hear all the seabirds calling away.
Well – I don’t really know where to start! What an absolutely brilliant day was had by all in Dunrossness Primary!
Thanks to John, Stevie Bruce, Duncan Kidson and Andrew Kemp for all their hard work over the winter to make our galley. Thanks to Ness Engineering for sponsoring the galley and providing the materials.
We really appreciate members from Jarl Squads past coming to support our procession and thank the torch boys for providing us with the torches.
The Fire Brigade were on standby to keep us all safe – thanks to our local crew.
We had a brilliant performance from our P4 and P5/6 drumming groups – thanks Joy! I really enjoyed dancing along!
Thanks Annalie Irvine for playing piano for us.
This year’s P7 Jarl Squad did a brilliant job on the day. They were very well organised and looked fantastic. Calum ‘Trunsherface’ Mackay was a fabulous Jarl and representative of the school.
All staff and bairns in the school embraced the build up and the events of the day. SMUHA is a fantastic, inclusive community event and we love taking part each year. I am sure the children in the local area will continue the festival for years to come.
Finally a huge THANK YOU to all the members of the school community for turning out to support us. What a superb atmosphere!
3 Cheers for SMUHA – I can’t wait for next year!
Primary 5/6 really enjoyed making books for their P2/3 partners especially to help celebrate World Book Day.
Having researched their partner’s interests and the type of reading they enjoy the P5/6 pupils went on to write and illustrate a book for their partner.
This afternoon the two classes met and the older children presented the book to their partner and they read it together.
The younger children really appreciated the books specially made for them and the P5/6 pupils thoroughly enjoyed reading them to their partners.