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End of Term 1

What a busy week we have had again. Finishing off all our owl pellet work. We have also been finding out about more food chains and webs, planting more trees, drawing and painting barn owls and finally listening to a fantastic performance in the hall this afternoon.

What a lovely term we have had and what a great class the P7s are.

Have a great holiday 🙂

First full week back

What a lovely first full week back. It has been great to see everyone again and we have done so much this week and had lots of fun.

After seeing all the frogs around the pond we have been drawing / making and talking about animals in French. This afternoon we had a look at all the tree species and have been classifying and identifying them all for our Biodiversity topic.

Wild Wisdom Quiz WWF

How good is your wildlife knowledge? Have a go at the Primary quiz and if you do really well, there’s also the secondary quiz.

Good luck!

 

https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/wild-wisdom-quiz-primary

https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/wild-wisdom-quiz-secondary

 

There are also lots of other great activities on the WWF website – have fun.

Primary 7 Assembly

This afternoon Primary 7 did something a little bit different for their assembly / show of learning. They split into four groups to explain about all the  things that they were finding out about in Block 1. Each group split into two teams to make display boards and explain all about Pneumatics, Electricity, Enterprise and John Muir. The school split into their Focus Friday groups and parents joined the teams to visit each of the four workshops.

Toby did a fantastic job of timekeeping to keep us all on track, and everyone seemed to find their way from group to group.

After that, Primary 7 played a short piece from the beginning of their Radio Scotland Junior Historians show, that they made in the autumn. And finally Drew played a ‘Thank you for listening’ film that he had made using his drone.

The Primary 7s really enjoyed doing their assembly like this and said that it was a lot more fun and they enjoyed speaking to smaller groups and doing lots of activities. Ms Scanlan was very proud of all of them and hopes that the audience were too.  Well done P7s!

John Muir Day 2

On Friday 1st November, we had a great day exploring Kergord forest. Pete and John picked us up in minibuses and gave us waterproof clothes and rucksacks. We ran up across the field and into the woods. The first thing that we did was to sit still and listen to all the sounds around us.

After that John led us in a snake, under, over,  along and across the wood. We walked across the stream on logs and climbed up and through trees.

We went up to the house to have our lunch and then spend a while in groups making dens.

We went back up to the house to find out about fire making and then looked at everyone’s dens on the way down.

We really enjoyed all the activities and everyone put 100% effort into the day 🙂

John Muir Day 3

On Friday 19th April, the P7s had their final John Muir day out with Pete Richardson. It was a beautiful sunny day and so Pete decided to take us up to Eshaness to have a wild cliff adventure.

He took us down onto a cliff beach for our lunch no.1 and then anyone brave enough could shuffle down another rock face and look into an enormous cave. There were puffins on the ledges and the kittiwakes were back on their nests.

We walked back up along the cliff a little bit further and then cut inland to the Holes of Scrada and the peerie broch.

Thanks Pete!

 

 

John Muir Day

We had a fantastic day at Kergord, for our second John Muir Day. The weather was perfect, even though it is still just February. The P7s were brilliant. The John Muir Award is about exploring the wild, but its also about challenging yourself, and our intrepid P7s certainly did that today. They were climbing the trees like monkeys by the end of the afternoon   Well done everyone, I was very proud of you all😁😊

Our first John Muir Day

 

On Friday the 5 October the primary 7s went on our first John  Muir trip to Fladdabister. Pete Richerson came and met us at school , he gave us waterproofs , helments and backpacks. We got the equipment and went out to the mini bus, when we got to  Fladdabister, we have got our waterproofs, and backpacks on.

We set off heading North with partners and arrived at a square of stones, John  came to meet us.  Next Pete told us to get a different partner and follow him around the loch with a bit of distance between each pair. After a long walk we made it to the Fladdabister mills and sat down to have our snack,it was very nice and peaceful.

After snack we walk down the stream on our own with a bit of distance between us, we had to listen to the sound of the stream. When we got to Pete we got our helmets out our bags and put them on Pete made sure that they fitted. John did the rock climbing and stream jumping with us, we started easy and then got harder.we got down to a pebble bit at the bottom of the stream we had our lunch and left our backpacks behind when we went rock climbing. We climbed over lots of rocks and ended up in a massive cave where water was dripping off the edge and it looked incredible! We stayed at the cave for a little while and listened to all the lovely noises around us.  After that we went back, collected our bags and started walking back. We walked up a massive hill but after a little while we had a rest and there was a rainbow, Pete told us a story about a rainbow and after he told us the story we kept walking and got back to the mini bus and went back to school.

We all loved the day, it was fantastic thanks to Pete for taking us and we are all really looking forwards to the next John Muir Day!

By Ruby and Katie