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Ms C Breyley

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Burravoe Primary School
Burravoe
Yell
Shetland
ZE2 9AY
United Kingdom

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01595 807088

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May 2008

Thursday 29th May: Today, Caron connected us to broadband! This morning the Nursery came to visit us; we were very pleased to see them. We also had a visitor from Crosthwaite School in Cumbria who wanted to take a picture of an island school so that she could show her class when she got home.
Wednesday 28th May: This morning we took our volcanoes outside and put a mixture of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda in them; we added some red food dye and some red glitter for extra effect. We had some spectacular eruptions and a lot of fun!

making volcanoes volcano eruption!volcano erupting!

Tuesday 27th May: Today Garry Sandison came to take our school photo. In the morning we made volcanoes.
Friday 23rd May: Today the engineers from Thus came to complete the installation of our broadband mast and new router; we still have some work to do but are hoping for some good speeds soon!
Thursday 22nd May: Today the younger ones planted some flowers in our front bed.
children planting wateringsweeping
This week is walk to school week. Some of us can't walk to school because we come on school transport so we decided to go for a walk in Burravoe instead. First we went to the Old Haa to look at some of their artefacts about early settlers in New Zealand, then we went to see the new path and gates in the garden. It was such a lovely day that we decided to go for a coastal walk; we got back just in time for lunch.
sitting in Old Haa garden out for a walkout for a walkout for a walk

Wednesday 21st May: Today we made posters to remind everyone about eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
painting of fruits fruit poster
Tuesday 20th May: Today Jack went to Mid Yell to represent Yell in the annual Yell v Unst football match. It was a good game and a 3:3 draw.
Monday 19th May: Ms Leask came to visit us at school today and stayed for lunch. We are sorry that she is leaving at the end of term. Today P6 went to the leisure centre at Mid Yell to see the Baldy Bane Theatre Company do a drama about everyone keeping safe on the roads; they are now reminding everyone about speed limits!
Wednesday 14th May: It is important that we eat as many fruit and vegetables as we can; today Jennifer organised a fruit kebab making workshop as a way of trying new fruits.
making fruit kebabs making fruit kebabs making fruit kebabs
Tuesday 13th May: Today Sarah, from Ydance, came again so we went to the Hall for our dance session. By the end of an hour we had put together a whole dance routine.
children dancing children dancing
On the walk back we stopped to watch the farrier who had come to shoe our neighbour's horse.
mobile farrier shoeing horse
Friday 9th May: The weather has been beautiful all week but we have been too busy to do any gardening so we thought it was about time we planted our tatties; we planted some sunflower seeds as well.
tattie planting tattie planting planting sunflower seeds
Thursday 8th May: Today was Miss Morrison's last day with us; we have really enjoyed having her! In the morning, Jennifer took P6 to see the Pyramid Theatre Company doing an anti smoking drama. The rest of us went to see the new Shetland pony foal that has been born in Burravoe - he doesn't have a name yet. We met Jesamine feeding them and she told us all about the ponies.
Shetland pony foal Shetland pony foal
Wednesday 7th May: Today we all walked to the Hall to do dance with Miss Morrison; we are calling it MDance!
In the afternoon the children who will be starting as P1 next year came for their first visit; they joined in with music making with Andy.
Tuesday 6th May: Today Jennifer took P6 to Brae to play football and netball with puils from Yell, Unst and Northmavine schools; they had a good day and we are all very proud of how well they behaved. In the morning the rest of us went over to St Magnus' Kirk to have a look at everything inside.
children inside Kirk
Monday 5th May: Today we had a very exciting morning! We went out in Dunter 3 with Jonathan Wills to see the birds and animals that live on our cliffs and under our sea. We saw colonies of kittiwakes, fulmers and herring gulls on the cliffs. The boat has an underwater camera and we could watch some fascinating wildlife on the screen. We shared the day with Cullivoe School so we were very pleased that they could come and have lunch with us.
Us leaving the Voe children on boatchild with binocularschildren on boatchildren on boatviewing rocks

natural archlooking at screen for underwater camerasea urchin

 

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