learning at home

Here are some suggestions from Ms Burr:


  1. Make a Sketchbook/Diary/ Scrapbook
  2. Use 5 pieces of paper or more -paper for 5 days title Monday.Tuesday.Wednesday Thursday,Friday
  3. Big or small it doesn’t matter
  4. Date each drawing and give it a title.
  5. Think about Themes to explore in drawing /collage and if you have paints and crayons use them.
  6. Explore outdoors what do you see?
  7. Art is all about looking/discovering/examining/collecting
  8. Enjoy making something
  9. Read and draw something you see or feel.

School Closure

Shetland Islands Council’s Children’s Services Department is closing some of its schools and Early Learning and Child Care Settings to children and young people from Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March for operational and resilience reasons. Dunrossness Primary school will be closed to pupils.

We have issued learning at home packs with each child. There is a letter inside each pack explaining what we would like pupils to do. If your child is absent today and does not have a sibling in school, please come and pick up your pack from school. The office will be open on Monday from 9.00am to 3.30pm.

Children’s Services will be issuing further information to parents and carers at the start of next week. We will endeavour to keep you updated.

If you need to contact the school for any reason, please use the Dunrossness Primary School email address. durnossess@shetland.gov.uk

Thank you for your understanding,

Andrea Henderson
Head Teacher

SMUHA Enterprisers – Final Jewellery Design

I will be placing the orders for this beautiful necklace on Friday.

Please get contact me if you would like to order one.

During SMUHA week, some enterprising pupils from P6 went up to Shetland Jewellery’s workshop in Weisdale. They learned all about the jewellery making process, and then came back to school to create their own design. The group worked together to create a piece that has the school logo’s lighthouse, a peerie galley and a Celtic knotwork sky.

Sophie Whitehead-Robertson has worked her magic over the week to have a completed piece, based on the pupil’s drawings.

We are delighted that parents, friends and families are able to order this unique piece. The pendant will cost £40, an can be ordered through the school office. Please email us for any more information/to place an order.

At special request, this piece can also be made into a brooch.

The price we are able to offer you is fantastic, and much lower should it be bought off the shelf.


We are very sad to have cancelled SMUHA day here at DPS.

The Music Festival has also been cancelled.

We hope to hold a concert in the school at a later date so that our Music Festival attendees get a chance to showcase their talents. We can’t plan anything at this time.

There will be no P2/3 or P1/2 class assemblies this term.


SMUHA is fast approaching and plans are afoot for another wonderful SMUHA week! Once plans are finalised later this week for Monday to Thursday we will share the timetable. We would love for friends and family to come in and join us for some of the activities.

SMUHA DAY – All Welcome

9.15: Muster in playground

9.30: Procession led by P7 Jarl Squad

10.00: Burning at Boddam Playing Field

11.00: Teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits for sale in school. A chance to buy some SMUHA Enterprise produce.

11.30: Squad Acts in hall

2.00: Jarl Squad arrives in school

Please join us if you can. Best day of the school year!