Tag Archives: Life and Ethos of the School

Friday’s Activities

We’ve had a lovely day in P5/6!  We started off working on refreshing some of our times tables by making fortune tellers and testing our friends.  Then it was outside to work on our fitness in Class PE.  We clocked up an amazing total of 194 laps of the multicourt as a class!!  Our Accelerated Reader time was so peaceful and relaxing after our run outside.   We also worked in pairs to talk about positive emotions…naming them, recognising what they look like, compiling lists of what makes us feel good and, perhaps the most difficult to describe, how our bodies feel physically when we feel good.  The afternoon was spent designing our Christmas cards!!  Yes…in September!

Sometimes, the most fun and memorable things to happen are the unexpected moments!  Today, we were gifted a pile of tree cuttings from our nature garden for P5/6 to use in the grassy area to make dens.  I was delighted to see the joy and excitement this brought to everyone and we are keeping fingers crossed for good weather next week so we can enjoy it.  I also loved seeing the enthusiasm and team work bringing up the branches! 😃


Christmas Carol Concert

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.

Meet our new JRSO’s

Today our newly appointed JRSO’s got to meet Elaine Skinley and receive their welcome packs.  They have already been busy updating our JRSO board in the foyer area…so watch this space during the year for all the competitions and activities they are planning.

Our last day with Miss Budge

What a super day we’ve had in P5/6 saying our farewells to the lovely Miss Budge! Although she will be in school on Friday, today was her last day in P5/6.

Both the pupils and myself have thoroughly enjoyed having Miss Budge in our class this year and she will be greatly missed.

We spent the afternoon playing games and filling up on sugar!

A quick game of speak out – not that we were keeping score but team Wells won 😉

Followed by a game of pie face!

Not satisfied with the amount of cream on Miss Budge, she got a little extra …

What better way to say thank you for all her hard work this year than to be gifted with a face full of cream!!


The very best of luck to you in your next chapter Miss Budge, you will be a big miss.

From all in Primary 5/6, x

Health and Wellbeing

Today in our Health and wellbeing we started to discuss the changes we and our body make in preparation for parenthood.

There was a lot of discussion around the different types of relationship we will face throughout our life. Sharing thoughts for how these relationships can sometimes be good and sometimes not, yet it is how we face these that will help to mould the person we become in the future.

The class split into groups and discussed the important decisions that we must make before (in adulthood) a couple decides to have a baby. This was a great exercise that proved to be much trickier for some than they expected as there was no right or wrong answer.

We had some good discussions over what was perceived to be right and not in the types of relationships and environments in which we could raise a family. It was lovely to hear that the pupils had a very open mind to all of the questions asked and their main concern was that a family was loved and cared for as this was the ideal environment for a family to flourish.

Request for pictures…

As part of our information sharing with our penpals from France, we would like to send some pictures of SMUHA, UHA and other places of interest in Shetland.


If you have any pictures at home that you would be happy for us to share with our penpals could you either send them in with your child and we will take copies or you could email them through to school – for the attention of P5/6.


Any additional details to show what life is like for us in Shetland would be very welcome.


Thank you in advance,

Mrs. Wells.

Engineers in the making

This term we have been exploring forces. Using this knowledge and understanding we spent the morning designing and constructing our own bottle rockets.

The pupils were working in pairs to design a rocket that they thought would be aerodynamic and light, but withstand enough pressure to create optimum thrust (and distance) for launch day.

We are looking forward to finishing the project at the beginning of the next term and seeing who’s rocket performed the best on launch day!