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June 2008

Monday 30th June: This morning P6 finished the newsletter they have been putting together for the school's 40th birthday celebrations. If you would like to read it there is a link on our home page. This afternoon we finished our "Sweetie People versus Gorilla Guy" video which we have been making to show at our concert on Friday. We have written the play and the songs, made the puppets for the play and then filmed it ourselves; everyone has worked very hard to do it and we hope the audience like it! It is nearly 15 minutes long so its too big to put on the website.
Friday 27th June: As part of our science lessons and our topic on transport, we have been thinking about forces. Today we tried ways of making a toy man drop more slowly from a height. We were careful to drop 2 identical men at the same time and from the same height so that we could make a fair test to see if one came down more slowly.
balloon man parachute manparachute man
Tuesday 24th June: Today Mr Ashley-Smith came to do cycling with us. Well done to Sophie who passed her cycle training test! He took the peerie ones into the playground to practise safe cycling and then took some of P6 out for a bike ride.
P1-4 cycling P1-4 cycling
In science we had a challenge; we made boats out of tinfoil (we all had the same sized piece) and then tried to see how many pennies we could put in before they sank. Ross managed 84.
testing tinfoil boats
Thursday 19th June: This morning Jennifer took Miss Wiseman's pupils to Mid Yell to see the Danish group Faerd perform. This was funded by YMI. Scottish Arts Council logo
Faerd performing
In the evening P6 went to the Town Hall in Lerwick to see Chroma perform.
Wednesday 18th June: Today we had a music workshop with Chroma: it was based around Stravinsky's Petrouchka and was funded by YMI.Scottish Arts Council logo
We hosted the event in Burravoe Hall and were joined by Cullivoe School. We were really pleased that some of the children who will be starting school with us in August were also able to come in the afternoon.It was a hugely successful day which everyone enjoyed. We are very lucky to have a staff who willingly turn their hands to anything on days like today!
Chroma ChromaClaire teaching Russian dancing Russian dancingThe Coachmen and horses


Tuesday 17th June: Today P3-P6 went to Lerwick. We had been going to go to visit the Port Authority but at the last minute they were very busy so we had to postpone that bit. Instead we went via Sella Ness to have a look at the Sullom Voe tugs and on to Scatsta where we saw 2 planes and watched a helicopter being loaded and then take off. We went to Scalloway and saw one of the fishing boats from Norway that had been part of the Shetland Bus during WWII. It was moored in front of the coastguard boat.
Sella NessNorwegian fishing boat and coastguard boatplane at Scatsta
We went on to Lerwick where we were able to watch the 2 tugs working with a huge barge. We also saw 2 cruise ships. It was very wet whilst we watched them all! the Swan was tied up in the harbour; we are hoping for a trip on her at the end of August.
barge under tow cruise ship lerwickThe Swan cruise ship Victoria pier
After the harbour we walked to the Museum to see their transport artefacts. Some of us spent a long time on the pilot boat game!
playing pilot boat game museum looking at P and O display
Friday 13th June: Today Mr Ashley-Smith came to do cycling with everyone. He worked with the younger ones in the playground and then took the older ones for a bike ride.
cycling in school yard cycling in school yard
Wednesday 11th June: Today Andy Ross came to do music with us. We are getting ready for our end of term concert; this year is the school building's 40th birthday so we are having a special event at the end of term.
making music
Tuesday 10th June:Today we went to Unst. We went to Uyeasound School to see their eco greenhouse; they talked to us about how they had built it and how they use it now. Afterwards they let us play on their outdoor equipment.
Uyeasound School greenhouse playing at Uyeasound School
Afterwards we went to the Boat Haven at Haroldswick to look at all the old boats and learn about how they were built and used.
BoathavenBoat Haven Boat Havenlooking at Haaf
Before we went home, we went to Foords chocolate factory to see how they make the chocolates and to have a chocolate milk shake or a hot chocolate in the café.
Friday 6th June:This morning, Claire Jamieson, from the oral health team came to check on toothbrushing. Mia joined in with us today for the first time.
This afternoon, Mr Ashley-Smith, the Active Schools Manager, came to do Sophie's first cycling lesson. Afterwards he checked that the other P6s had remembered their lessons from last year; he says they were pretty good. After cycling Jennifer organised making smoothies with everyone. The first one had blueberries, strawberries and raspberries in and the second one we made was banana.
making smoothies making smoothiesdrinking smoothies

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