Friday’s Inspirational Quote

That’s been a fast week!  What have you been up to?  In my house, we’ve been baking/cooking and watching Masterchef, playing Cluedo, getting our daily exercise outside and doing lots of reading.  I am also trying to get my MRI hat finished.  We hope whatever you are doing, you are having fun!  If you are quick, you might be able to get out to play in the snow this morning! Today’s quote is especially for Mrs A. Henderson!

Friday’s Inspirational Quote

Well, that’s this term coming to an end.  It’s certainly not how we pictured these last few weeks would go but we are sure you’ve done wonderfully at home, working on your packs and Blog ideas plus other activities you’ll have thought of yourselves.  As we enter into our holidays, we ask that you and your families have a well deserved break and just spend time together, doing what you love.  It’s hard when we are limited in what we can do but be inventive and think of ways you can do what makes you happy!  Also, try to find ways you can keep in touch with friends…either using technology or a more traditional way!  Whatever happens,  know this – Mrs Henderson and I are thinking of you all and wishing you a happy and healthy holiday.   Mrs Smith  🤗

Family Game

We are enjoying all of the posts coming in for our poem about an Outdoor Classroom.  Keep them coming!!

In the Henderson household, we have been playing lots of board games together as a family.  We didn’t get a chance to complete our Maths games in class, so I challenge you to use your imaginations to create a game for your family instead!  Perhaps you would like to teach someone in your family some of the French words and phrases we have been revising…?

It could be a…

  • board game (will you need counters, dice/spinners, cards…?)
  • card game
  • physical game (will you need music, instruction cards…?)
  • spelling/maths game for younger brothers or sisters

Remember you will need to include instructions too.  We’d love to see examples of your games, so you are welcome to send us a photo/video to the school email address.     dunrossness@shetland.gov.uk 

Have fun!!

Inspirational Quotes

I know it’s Friday night…but I am unsettled and feeling like there is something missing.  Then I remembered…our Friday inspirational quote!  Every Friday, we pick a pupil to choose an inspirational quote to be displayed in our class for the week.  The week of our Education Scotland visit, Fearne picked a beautiful quote.  It seems very fitting for now so I’d like to share it with you.  Who knows….our Friday Blog Quotes could catch on?

Friday 20th March – Language Challenge!

Hello!!

How are you all?  I hope this Post finds you all well and enjoying your home schooling.  It’s very different for all of us but we all just have to try our best to get used to the new situation that we find ourselves in.  Mrs A. Henderson has asked that, from time-to-time, we still use our Class Blog to set small challenges.  Well…are you up for it?  Here is a Language Challenge you could try and post up your work.

I found a lovely poem all about using the outdoors as a classroom and how you can learn from it.  Please read the poem below and then add your own verse in the comments to tell me how you’ve been using, or could use, outside as your classroom.

 

The Best Kind of Classroom – by Ian MacMillan

This is the best kind of classroom,

No walls, just sky and trees.

This is the best kind of classroom,

No radiators, just a gentle breeze.

 

This is the best kind of classroom,

It’s a journey through time and space.

From the smallest seed to the largest tree,

This is a forest and a learning place.

 

This is the best kind of classroom,

Where the seasons don’t happen in books.

Where learning is watching and thinking and talking,

Where everyone notices and everyone looks. 

 

See what you come up with P5/6!

Outdoor Maths

We have started to explore a new area of Maths this week.  We braved the February weather to take our learning outside into the playground.  The markings on our play areas were perfect for helping us explore parallel and perpendicular lines.  We looked for right angles too.  It’s amazing how many you find when you actively go looking!

 

Biosecurity

On Wednesday 5th February we enjoyed an afternoon of Biosecurity activities. Biosecurity is the protection of a species from other non-native invasive species.

We learned about the Storm Petrels on Mousa and the importance of keeping the island clear of any predators who would be a threat to them.

Afra Skene, a Biosecurity Officer in Shetland, provided lots of games and activities to get us thinking more about Biosecurity and how to spread the word to others in our community.

The children were asked to think of the ways in which they enjoyed learning and to invent activities, songs, games and challenges to try and teach others about Biosecurity. Hopefully some of our ideas will appear in a teaching resource being produced for schools in Scotland!

 

 

P5/6 Shared Learning

Thank you to all our supporters who came to our Shared Learning event today.  We hope you enjoyed our journey through Europe on this historical day!  Our pupils have worked so hard in the lead up to today, especially on their STEM inventions which they presented so well in their “Dragons’ Den”  style act.  We had fun learning the EU anthem on the boomwhackers and were glad to share it with you.  We hope you were able to spend time looking through your child’s  pupil folio,  looking at our climate change posters and completing our Europe quizzes.  Well done – some of you scored full marks!  Our displays will be in the foyer next week if you missed them.  A big well done to all pupils.  Your confidence when presenting to an audience always impresses us!

Apologies…no photos from today but we all enjoyed the moment!

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