Over the past week, we have been putting together a class dance with an African feel! It was a beautiful day so we took our rehearsals outside and managed to run through all the steps as a class. They’ve picked it up really quickly. In the afternoon Fearne’s Mum, Mercyline, met us in the multi court to show us some moves that would be typical in the Sengenya dance and then she helped us add some of these movements into the group sequences that the children created. They had some lovely, creative ideas! We’ll record these dances tomorrow and hope to share our work at the end of term. A big thank you to Mercyline for giving up her time for us. 😊
I have also set a little literacy challenge for everyone in P5/6 on Sumdog for this week. Log in and have a go!
A huge well done to our P5/6 pupils on two wonderful performances at our Carol Concert! We are very proud of you all! What super singers, instrumentalists, percussionists and performers. We hope you enjoyed your time rehearsing and on the stage. Thank you for rehearsing so well and thanks too, to parents and carers supporting at home and on the day.
Today we took advantage of the beautiful weather to do our reading in groups outside. We didn’t see Jim Bob the frog, but we did get lots of reading done!
On 28th March we had our class assembly. Everyone worked really hard together to prepare assembly boards and scripts. We presented information about the Old Stone Age, New Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Picts and Vikings and Kenya. Everyone sang beautifully, starting with ‘What does Shetland mean to me’ and finishing with Hakuna Matata and Archie and Ronan also played the cornet and accordion. A big well done to all the bairns for their performances, we know that it’s not always easy to perform to a big audience, but they all supported each other and did so well.
Some of the class have made some wonderful World Book Day characters from fruit and veg. Can you recognise any of the characters?
Chris Dyer came into school again this afternoon to help us to make our models. Last week we planned them and this week we were given all the materials and now we have to make them! We used polystyrene blocks for the stonework and wood for the roof. We’ll be making other artefacts with clay.
Here is how we got on today.
This afternoon Chris Dyer came to help us with our history project. Chris explained what archaeologists do and we had a look across the Voe at Dalsetter where we could see the remains of a broch. He talked about the Shetland timeline and we completed the jigsaw puzzle in less than 2 minutes!
Chris talked about the types of housing in the Iron Age and in Viking times and in our groups we decided whether to make a broch or Viking longhouse. He showed us two models and showed us some photos of ancient houses.
We started to make plans of our models, it’ll be fun to see the finished models.