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Scottish Opera

On Monday 22nd, all of Primary 6 and 7 went to Sandwick to practise our Scottish Opera performance. Ms Scanlan was really proud of our behaviour and the way that we sang so well. We’re looking forward to the performance on Monday 5th June.

Our last P7 John Muir Day with Pete Richardson

We had the most amazing last day out with Pete Richardson and his colleague Matty today. We set off to Garth’s Ness and as we approached the end of the road, Pete spotted the fins and we all got to see a pod of orcas, it was really exciting. We watched from the cliff edge and then decided to go across to Scatness, to have a day of scrambling and climbing on the rocks there, and maybe seeing the whales again. Sure enough, as soon as we arrived at Scatness we saw them again and then later on too as they came back past us. Ms Scanlan had taken our new binoculars, so we all had a chance to see them clearly. P7 have been so lucky this year, on the first trip w e swam with porpoises, on the second trip we watched an otter swimming and catching fish and now killer whales! John Muir would have been very impressed with that!

Here’s what P7 said about our three John Muir days:

Logan – I really enjoyed when we were jumping off ledges in Cunningsburgh and swimming in the sea.

Ben – I really enjoyed jumping off a small cliff in Cunningsburgh, because of the thrill of jumping down.

Kyle- I really enjoyed Cunningsburgh swimming. It was great to be in a lot of space and to use that space for swimming.

Victoria – I really enjoyed watching all the wildlife, especially the killer whales and the baby seals. I have also been adventurous with all the challenges. But most of all, I have loved all of it!!

Shaina – I really enjoyed todays John Muir trip. We were rock climbing at Scatness. My favourite part was when I climbed up a really tall rock, I didn’t think that I could do it, but I did!

Layla – I have really enjoyed the John Muir trips because I saw killer whales, an otter and three baby seals. I also really enjoyed jumping off the really high rocks.

Lauren – My favourite part of the John Muir days are that you get to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors. My favourite bit was when I jumped off a rock into the sea.

Ella – I really enjoyed this John Muir trip, mainly because there were killer whales and baby seals. All of the John Muir trips have been really good.

John Magnus – I really enjoyed the John Muir days. I liked the coasteering at Cunningsburgh and seeing the baby seals and killer whales at Scatness.

Reading Challenge

The P 6/7 s have been working hard on their reading this term. Some of the bairns have made a super effort to read more frequently, or more difficult books, or read books by unfamiliar authors. Ms Scanlan had a really difficult job deciding which two pupils should get a £10 book voucher. In the end she had to put several names in a hat and the two well-deserved winners were Michaela Christie and Jemima Budge. Well done to all the excellent and enthusiastic readers in P6/7!



We have been building up to SMUHA for a couple of weeks, with lots of time spent on maakin, preparing props, making up sketches and practising songs.

Friday was a perfect day and the Norse gods made sure we had perfect weather for the procession. Our guiser jarl Truncherface AKA Calum Mackay, and his fantastic Trowie squad led the procession well and all the other bairns sang and roared impressively! John and the galley boys had made another excellent galley and the burning was great to watch.

Back in the hall after break, we were treated to some very funny acts and finally the squad came in to sing their songs.

In the afternoon we were treated to some drumming with Joy and Emily playing her fiddle. The jarl squad looked fantastic when they arrived and it was great to go into the playground to see their galley.

It was a really super day in school and we hope that you had fun in the evening.