Name a gritter competition

There was a lot of excitement in P1/2 on Tuesday when we discovered that Alexander was a runner up in the Name a Gritter competition, which was open to all schools throughout Shetland. He entered the name Snow Boss and joined 5 winners and 4 other runners up from around Shetland at a presentation at Nesting Primary on Monday afternoon.

Look at all of the things he won! He also won a sledge, but it was a little too big to bring into school!

Well done Alexander!

Visit from a Doctor

As part of our “Around our School” topic, we have been finding out about jobs in our local area and the types of services they provide. Thank you to everyone who has sent in information about the jobs they do, the children loved finding out about them all and could see how important every single person was in our community.

We were lucky enough to have Dr Anita Graham in to visit our class on Wednesday to share information about the type of work she does. The class all came up with questions prior to her visit and everyone loved getting to try out some of the equipment Dr Graham uses on a day to day basis. Afterwards we shared our thoughts on what we want to be when we are older…a Doctor was by far the most popular choice!

Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag

We hope you are all enjoying your book bag that has been provided by the Scottish Book Trust, as part of the Read, Write, Count campaign.   Once again, the bags contain lovely stories, which we’ve been sharing in school too.  They also have activities and resources to help promote early language and maths skills.  If you want help working in some fun reading, writing and counting activities, there are lots of super ideas on the website below.

We were thrilled to see Rohan putting his book bag to use at home straight away!  Well done!


Worries and Wonders

As part of Health and Wellbeing, we have introduced our “Worries and Wonders” bag.  This can be used by the children to send myself and Mrs Henderson notes to tell us about their achievements and things they are proud of.  These are then shared with the class and celebrated!  The bag can also be used to tell us about any worries they may have. These will be spoken about privately and we’ll try to help with any problems.  The bag has already been used for both purposes, which is great!  Please feel free to encourage your child to use this at school.