Well done P4/5/6!

In our class we have a Recognition Board with a  class focus for the week.  This is something that we all recognise as being an area for us to develop and improve.

This week we were trying hard to be organised and ready, making sure that we are back in the classroom promptly once we have hung up our belongings in the cloakroom.

Everyone tries very hard to achieve our weekly focus so that they can get their name on to the Recognition Board.  When everyone’s name is on, we can receive our class prize.

The class voted to have time playing in the “forest” as their prize.  Looking at the forecast, we decided that Tuesday would be our best chance, to avoid any snowy showers later in the week!

We had fun building dens, creating bug hotels, playing hide and seek and playing ball games.

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It’s quiz time!

Wednesday afternoon was spent in P1/2, sharing with them the electrical quiz boards that we made last term.

Each pair supported a couple of P1/2s to try out their quiz and gave them time to explore the electrical circuits used to the play the game.  If they managed to match the question with the correct answer, the bulb lit up!

Everyone in P4/5/6 did so well to explain their quiz and how to use it.  They showed patience and understanding when more time was needed for the pupil to find the right answer.  We would like to thank the P1/2s for having us in their classroom, they listened so well to their buddies and were so enthusiastic about each game they played.

We have missed having these opportunities to mix with other classes and develop important communication and social skills.  We hope to be able to do something like this again soon!

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Travelling Sound

On Wednesday morning we looked at how sound can travel through solids, liquids and gases.  We used the tuning forks again to create vibrations to make the rice dance on our “drums”.

Then we moved on to making some string telephones to see if sound could travel along the string.  It was lovely to see everyone working as a team, helping each other to measure the string and build their phones.  We developed our skills in tying knots and untying

knots (when the string got in a tangle).  Lots of perseverance shown from everyone!  Well done!

Our photographer Eilidh, took some great photos of everyone passing on a secret message to their partner.

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Good Vibrations

We had some fun this afternoon learning about sound and vibrations.

It was very interesting listening to the different tuning forks vibrating, after we had tapped them on the floor.  Some made a high pitched sound, some were quite low.

We could feel the vibrations in our hands too and when we touched the tip of the tuning fork, the vibrations and the sound stopped.

We all enjoyed being able to test them out in a container of water too…

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Everyone together again!

This afternoon, for The BIg Walk and Wheel Challenge, organised by the JRSOs, P1-7 came together to play games in the playground.  Such a great way to get active!

The P6 Playleaders got the chance to build on their recent training, leading the younger classes in a variety of games.  Everyone did so well to listen to the instructions given by the P6 girls.

In the multicourt,  Ms. Scanlan lead a game of dodgeball too with the P4/5/6 and P6/7 classes.  We hope to continue with our active times together, as often as we can!

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Walk and Wheel Challenge

For the next 2 weeks, the JRSOs are encouraging the whole school to keep active as part of a nationwide challenge called Walk and Wheel.

Not many of us can walk or cycle to school every day, so each class has been invited to try doing some sort of physical activity for about 20-30 minutes.

Today we spent part of the afternoon playing dodgeball with the P6/7s.  It was great fun!


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World Down Syndrome Day

Today we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day by wearing odd socks!

Down syndrome occurs when an individual has an extra partial (or whole) copy of chromosome 21. It is not yet known why this syndrome occurs, but Down syndrome has always been a part of the human condition.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome,


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Farewell Ms Henderson!

We have had a super day for Ms Henderson’s last day at Dunrossness!  The pupils all made a great effort dressing up for the occasion.   We enjoyed following the P7 Jarl Squad procession and singing along in front of the beautifully decorated galley. We were treated to musical items in the hall and were delighted to hear Kate and Leah play their violins! Ms Henderson joined us in class for us to play her our PowerPoint poem and join us for a game of Hangman! We had time for Reading and some tessellation work before lunch.  We also managed to squeeze in our Recognition Board prize as all the pupils have been setting good examples over the past few weeks.  Then it was back for more singing and celebrating in the hall!  We will all miss her but wish her good luck in her new job!  Three Cheers…Hip Hip!!

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Celebrating Success

Well done to Jessie for completing the ‘Active Every Day in February’ challenge set by Active Schools.  She was chosen as one of the winners and received a token to spend for her efforts.  Very well done Jessie!

Rachel and Kirsty have also been active in the swimming pool.  At a recent competition, Rachel was awarded a silver medal for 25m front crawl and a bronze for her 25m back stroke.  Kirsty received two bronze medals for 25m breast stroke and front crawl.  Well done to you both!

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