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!
On Wednesday 4th September, Primary 7 went to Mareel. We went to see the Supa Modo, which had been brought to Shetland for Screen Play.
It is a Kenyan film about a girl called Jo. Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mum and sister. While her mum insists that she stay inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village’s support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is.
We really enjoyed the film and afterwards had a chance to make our own superhero masks.
Isaiah thought it was a really good film, it was really good the way everyone helped her in the film and all the village froze.
Becca said it was really different and it showed us how some people in Kenya live.
Thank you to Milly and Martin, who came with us to Mareel.
Today, all our groups started working together to rewrite the Christmas Carol story. They are helping each other with the outline and then everyone will independently write their own version. Some people in our class are very good at being focused on a task and at helping others.🏆🎖
On Thursday 15th November, Harry Rose brought the planetarium into school. We had a fantastic morning finding out about the stars, planets, moons and constellations and he told an amazing ancient story about how the constellations were named.
Since Term 1 the whole school has been using the new Jigsaw resources to learn about lots of health and wellbeing issues and practices.
This week in groups of 4 we had to complete tasks, involving all group members, but one couldn’t get out of their seat, one couldn’t see, another couldn’t hear and one had their hand behind their back. We thought about how we can enable everyone to join in and contribute.
On Friday the 31st of August Primary 6/7 went to see The Curse of the Were Rabbit at Mareel and 6/7 got to speak to Nick Park the director of the film. The genre of the film is comedy and it was made in 2005. The film is about a town holding a giant vegetable competition and Wallace and Gromit’s business “Anti – Pesto” is going splendidly well but there is a pest going round and eating all of the vegetables. A man called Victor Quartermaine plans to kill the beast and earn an award, or better marry the rich Lady Tottington. We really enjoyed the film.
By Faith and Robert P6
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