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Headteacher:
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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01595 807089

November 2009

Sunday 29th November: Shetland Islands Council has recently been helping us to improve our play area by improving our slide and fitting a new swing. This weekend some parents laid some paving slabs so that we can get to the play equipment all year round without getting really muddy. We are very grateful to everyone for their help!
You will notice from the pictures that we had some snow today; it is very cold!
slide swings new paving slabs
Friday 27th November: P4, P5 and P6 have been working with Miss Anderson to make a mummy and a sarcophagus as part of our work about ancient Eygpt.

using modroc to make a mummymaking a mummy

Wednesday 25th November: One of our P5s designed a brilliant Sponge Bob letters game for P1.
P5 playing game with P1
Tuesday 24th November: Kay made this animation called the Sphinx and the Mummy before school started today. There isn't any music its just that the guitarist accidently got in the way! (It needs media player.)

The Sphinx and the Mummy

Today P1,P2 and P3 went on an African Safari. They took a guide and had a ranger to help them find some animals. There was a wildlife photographer as well.
on safari on safari
Friday 20th November: Today is Children in Need Day so everyone has come wearing spots! Marina, our knitting instructor, gave us an extra challenge - she will give us a donation if everyone sings a song together whilst wearing spotty things. We raised £75.50; thank you to everyone who supported our efforts!
Children in Need - everyone wearing spots
Thursday 19th November: Today we were very pleased to have a visit from Ms Suzanne Hargreaves from Learning and Teaching Scotland; she came to talk to us about how we are getting on with our implementation of the Health and Wellbeing aspect of Curriculum for Excellence.

Wednesday 18th November: This morning we went outside for PE; we decided to play with hoops.
playing with hoola hoops
Today Miss Anderson told us about the Blue Peter "Send a Smile" appeal. We all decorated T shirts to send to be surgical gowns for some children in India who are having an operation to repair a cleft palate.
working on Send a Smile t shirts
We have added some vultures and other creatures to our African Safari picture.
African safari collage
Friday 13th November: It was very wet today so at lunchtime everyone had to stay indoors. Kay had seen X factor masks on Breakfast tv so some of us downloaded masks to wear.
wearing x factor masks
The older ones had asked if they could decorate one of the outside benches so P5 and P6 painted it in after school club today.
painting bench painting bench
Wednesday 11th November: Today when we we playing African Safari we had to photo a hyrax - no-one knew what one was so it was h/w to find out - thank you to everyone that helped!
Tuesday 10th November: Today P6, P5 and P4 went to the Clickimin for the small schools' activity day. On the way we went to the library in Lerwick to collect some books. We had a really good time trying out some different sports and activities and meeting some new people from other schools in Shetland. After the sports we went to the Gadderie at the Shetland Museum to see the Shetland Schools Art Exhibition. Burravoe is represented by Jake's self portrait.
Jakes self portrait hung in The Gadderie
Monday 9th November: This term we are going to use a Wii game, Wild Earth African Safari, as part of our work about African animals. We have already starting making a collage to show some of the animals and their habitat - can you see the elephants around the waterhole?
collage of elephants around a waterhole
Today we started playing the game and have so far seen elephants, lions, wildebeest and vultures. We have started to turn the role play area into a place to have a safari - these are pictures of us preparing the room.
preparing for African Safaripreparing for Afrcan Safari
Sunday 8th November: Today Ian came to move our school sign so it is next to the front door as we thought it a much better place to have it than stuck on the back of the school.
school sign
Thursday 5th November: Mrs Davis has been teaching us whilst Ms Breyley is away in Glasgow talking about the Toy Manufacturers Project. Mrs Davis also works as Shetland's RSPB Education Officer. Today she showed us how to make bird cakes to help feed the birds in the winter.
bird cakes Mrs Davis hanging bird cake on the table
bird cake hanging on table
Tuesday 3rd November: Today we talked about poppies and how we use them as a symbol to remember people who have served their country.
It was very windy today but it was dry so we took the chance to do some more clearing up of our garden pots and to plant them up with pansies and violas ready for winter.
clearing front bedclearing pots
Monday 2nd November: Today Ms Anderson, from Aberdeen University, started working with us, we are very pleased to welcome her and hope she enjoys her time with us.
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