On 6th November, Emma Chittick came to P7 to start our renewable energy topic. We talked about the difference between renewable and non renewable energy, saw how turbines generate energy and were given the equipment to make our own turbines.
On Thursday 22nd August we set off to Scatness for our very first John Muir day of the year. Pete, John and Jill took us on a rocky adventure.
Joanna said “It was fabulous!”
Robert B said “It was fantastic.”
Emma especially enjoyed jumping across the blowhole… and she got a little bit wet!
Poppy Neild came to see us this afternoon to teach us about hearing. She gave us lots of interesting information and also taught us how to use the British Sign language alphabet. She was very impressed by the speed at which Callum could spell out words. We’re looking forward to seeing her again next week.
What a fantastic week we had last week.
Mrs Henderson had organised a busy week of activities including a visit from the NSPCC, Traditional dance with Maria Leask, a museum visit and activities with Stephen and Esther Renwick and Art and craft with Mrs Leslie. There were also lots of SMUHA activities including making the programme, key rings, home bakes and making sure that all the squads were ready.
Shane (Bjorn Ironsides) and his P7 squad led the procession and we were so lucky with the weather. We had a great time in the Boddam hall, with all the entertainments and the visit from the SMUHA squad.
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😁😊
Nathyn helped us all with some really difficult problem solving today in maths. Not only did he work out the difficult calculations, but he explained it really well to the class. We were all very impressed.
On Friday 1st February, Glen Tyler came to school to help us with our RSPB birdwatch. He took everyone out in small groups and we used the binoculars that Hugh Harrop and Ness Engineering have bought us.
We saw lots of starlings, house sparrows, a hooded crow, 2 herring gulls and a blackbird. The birds have enjoyed the seeds that we’ve been putting outside in all this cold weather.
On Monday 4th February our P6s (expert birdwatchers!) paired up with the Nursery bairns to help them complete their birdwatch.
Isaac “It was good fun and the nursery listened well.”
Cole “We helped the nursery go through all the bushes, so that they didn’t get hurt and it was good fun.”
Robert “It was really fun and they were so cute.”
Mirrin “It was really good and I was surprised at how well they listened and how many birds they knew.”
Today we had our last STEM session. Emma Chittick was really pleased with all the skills that the class demonstrated, not just ICT skills, but cooperation and helping each other too.
Cole said “It was fun, going around the pretend city. It was also fun controlling the robots and telling them what to.”
Archie said “It was good. I most enjoyed programming the robots.”
Christie said “I loved the way you could do the task in your own way.”
Joanna said “ It was fun and it could make people more aware about all the different things you can do with screens.”
Emmy said “It was to learn about the driverless cars and the advantages and disadvantages of them.”
Faith “It was fun to programme your own robot.”
We have now finished our videos to send to the French competition. Here is one of the ones that we made earlier – an interview with Mbappe at Paris St Germain! Archie, Ronan and Junias take a bow!!!
Last week we started to work on our Christmas play. Izzy came to help us with the script and we’ve started practising our songs. It’s looking good already!