Primary 4/5 Visit Scholland Farm

Primary 4/5 enjoyed a super visit to Scholland farm on Tuesday 3rd September where they learned about the journey of food from farm to fork.  They learned lots about the work on a farm. They enjoyed seeing:  the combine at work cutting the barley, the animals including a demonstration by Jet the sheepdog  and the machinery .  Mrs Leslie even dug up some lovely fresh vegetables for us to take back to school.

P4-5 Victorian afternoon!

Primary 4-5 enjoyed a super afternoon on Wed 12th June with Izzy Swanson, experiencing what it would have been like in a Victorian classroom!

They really looked the part dressed in their costumes.  Some people didn’t like having to wear dresses and aprons and some thought the children’s clothes were quite itchy and uncomfortable with an awful lot of buttons to do up!

Izzy was a really strict teacher and one or two children were sent to the headteacher to be belted!!! (not really!) No notes in diaries and time off playtime for Victorian children!

They started lessons with a prayer followed by handwriting, grammar and an “object lesson” where the teacher showed the class an object to study carefully and the children were taught a variety of subjects through the object. Then they did some “money” maths involving pennies, halfpennies, farthings, thrupenny bits etc.  They did quite well!  They had a break to do some “Drill” (Victorian style PE) and finished the day by singing a hymn.

Everyone had a good time and it was a great way to learn about Victorian schools.

Drama with Izzy Swanson

Primary 4/5 have been having great fun during drama lessons with Izzy Swanson. In week one they were learning how to use facial expressions, body language, sounds and finally words to communicate feelings and actions in drama. They had to work together safely in teams to create animals and objects. They all demonstrated good team working skills. In week two they were learning more about the jobs Victorian children had to do and present them in drama.  They are all looking forward to the next session!

P4/5 Museum Trip

Primary 4/5 visited the Lerwick museum today , Wed 8th May,  to learn more about life in Victorian times.  We learned what life was like in Shetland at that time for people living in the country and in town.  We saw lots of items that were used including the first telephone in Shetland!  Then we experienced some lessons in a Victorian classroom.  We all had a great morning.

Thursday SMUHA activities

In the morning Esther Renwick talked to P4/5/6 about how archaeologists work to find and piece together evidence to work out how people lived in the past.  I think everyone will agree that it was really interesting.  Some people even said they’d like to be archaeologists!

In the afternoon Stephen Renwick came dressed up in a costume from the past.  We had to guess who he was.  Of course he was a Viking warrior!  Then he taught us more about life in Viking times.  Everyone thought it was really fun and interesting.

What a great week of Viking learning everyone has had.  Can’t wait for the big day tomorrow!!!!!

Wednesday SMUHA activities

On Wednesday Yvonne from the museum came to visit the school.  Here are Primary 4, 5 and 6 learning about life in Viking times.

Viking artefacts

Here are Primary 4/5 making Viking longships.  Some of us took them home to finish off.


Helmets, shields and torches all finished ready for the big day!

Viking craft!

As well as having their normal art and PE lessons today Primary 4/5 enjoyed doing Viking craft with Mrs Leslie.  They made super pictures of Viking galleys.

They also did the finishing touches to their  Viking helmets today.  They gave themselves Viking warrior nicknames like:  Bobby the Brave, Magnus the Magnificent or Ava the Adventurer and wrote them in Viking Runes on their helmets.

SMUHA preparations!

What a great way to start a Monday morning in P4/5- making torches for SMUHA!

Then we had a break from SMUHA with a visit from a representative from the NSPCC to tell us about children’s rights and keeping ourselves safe.

After break we were getting into the spirit of SMUHA by learning some traditional Shetland dances with Maria Leask.  We learned the Boston Two Step, the Circasion Circle and to round if off we did the Grand March-just in case we are ever at a Shetland wedding!

To finish of our Monday here we are painting our shields for SMUHA!

Primary 4/5 Class Assembly

Primary 4/5 presented their class assembly to parents, family and friends on Friday 15th February. They were all very excited and a bit nervous beforehand but I think everyone will agree that they needn’t have worried as they all did a brilliant job of explaining, demonstrating and telling all their learning and information confidently and clearly. A huge well done to everyone and thank you to so many friends and family who came to support them. The children were all delighted!

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