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January 2011

Friday 28th January: today was Marina's last day as our Playground Supervisor before she moves on to a new job. We would like to thank her for being a great knitting instructor and then supervisor! Everyone made cards to give her at lunchtime.
This afternoon we had a Glowmeet with Katie Barrowman from LTS so we could tell her what we think about the new Glow wikis.
Thursday 27th February: This morning we had a look at the parcel we had been sent from Kensington Avenue Primary School; their teacher, Ms Fowle, sent us lots of leaflets and information about London. She had been to Harrods and sent us all a Harrods pen which was a lovely surprise!
opening pens looking at leaflets looking at leafletslooking at leaflets
Wednesday 26th January: Today we had a visit form Alistair Brown, HMIe, who came to ask everyone what they thought about the proposal to close the school.
Tuesday 25th January: We are still preparing for Chinese New Year, we finished the dragons's head and made some traditional red gift envelopes.

dragon's headtraditional envelopes

Today is Burn's Day so Elsie made us a traditional Burn's Day meal of haggis, neeps and tatties and James started the meal by saying the Selkirk Grace for us.
Burns Lunch Burn's Lunch
Monday 24th January: This afternoon we heard that Magnie had arrived safely with Class 3!
Friday 21st January: Today we got Magnie our orca ready for his journey to Class 3 at St John the Baptist Primary School in Southampton, England. We are sending some information about Shetland with him and he has his own glow wiki so we can share information about the places where he goes.
Magnie ready to leave
Tuesday 18th January: This morning we continued learning about Chinese New Year; we learned that they make dancing dragons for the festival procession. The older ones had to work out how to make the head whilst the younger ones decorated the body.
making the head making the body
At the end of the afternoon we started trying to see if we could put on a toga like the important Romans wore- it was quite tricky using sheets!
Monday 17th January: This morning Tavish Scott, our MSP, came to meet with parents who wanted to talk to him about the proposed closure of our school. Afterwards he came to talk to the children about the work they have been doing as part of the Crofting Connections project. He had spoken to us about the project when we met him in the Parliament Building in Edinburgh.
Friday 14th January: This morning the older ones had their first look at Ruthless Romans, the Wii game we have bought to help us learn about life as a Roman Gladiator. This afternoon we tried to answer some questions sent to us by Y3 in Kensington Avenue Primary School, they are just outside of London in Thornton Heath. They told us that they have over 500 children and 60 staff and that there are more than 30 languages spoken at the school. Afterwards we had a look on Google streetview to see what it is like around their school. You can also use Where's the Path? to see where the school is.
Thursday 13th November: We sent off our video clips to Dundedin. This is one of them - it was a bit cold outside - its much warmer in Dunedin at the moment!
Wednesday 12th January: Magnie, our whale, is about to go on holiday to Class 3 in St Johns School in Hampshire. We all thought about what should go with him to help the class learn something about Shetland and P1, P2 and P3 wrote letters to them telling them something about our school.
Magnie the whale
The olders ones planned and started making a video to send to St Clairs School in Dunedin in New Zealand.
Tuesday 11th January: It will soon be the Chinese New Year so today we started learning about the origins of the festival and about the way the Chinese label their years - the new year will be the Year of the Rabbit; in the afternoon we designed and made red and gold lanterns to hang in the classroom.
Monday 10th January: This afternoon Mrs Budge, the Head of Schools, and Mr Edwards, our QIO, came to talk to us about the proposal to close our school; they wanted to ask the pupils and the staff what they think about the idea - we told them that we don't like it.
Friday 7th January: Lots more snow again so most of the Shetland schools were shut today. We went and tried to catch snowflakes and look at them through a magnifier to see if they were all different - quite tricky!
looking at snowflakes looking at snowflakes looking at snowflakes snowflakes
We are going to set up our role play area as an archaeological dig so we started on some Roman figures to decorate the area and thought about some of the notices we might put up and some of the things we might find.

making Roman figures making figure of Roman soldier
Thursday 6th January: Today was the first day back after Christmas; unfortunately we had a lot of snow in the night so the school transport couldn't run and not everyone made it in. We talked about what we had done in the holidays and about our favourite presents. Then we spoke about our topics this term - we are going to learn about the Romans and about Chinese New Year. We also have 3 different schools that want to link with us this term; one in London, one in Hampshire and one in Dundee - we look forward to sharing learning with them!
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