Tuesday 30th September: Today Jerry Edwards, who is our QIO, came for his termly visit; he came to talk about Curriculum for Excellence and how much work we have done towards it so far. He was very impressed by how much everyone understood about their learning.
Monday 29th September: This afternoon Andy Ross came in to talk to Ms Breyley and to bring his terrapin, Peter to show us. Peter was very sleepy because it was quite cold but Andy still picked him up with a thick glove because he can bite very hard! Andy told us about where he came from, how he keeps him and what he likes to eat. He is like our snails in that he needs calcium to keep his shell in good condition but unlike the snails, to which we give cuttle fish, terrapins get their calcium from the bones of small animals or the exoskeletons of insects.
Friday 26th September: Whilst Ms Breyley has been away we have been doing a mini project about sheep with Mrs Underwood. She brought in her spinning wheel so that we could all have a turn and some of P7 were able to make their own drop spindles - they wanted to do this after trying them at the Picts workshop last week.
Wednesday 24th September:Today Ms Breyley gave a presentation about our work in Glow at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow. The Glow development team were very impressed and asked if one of them can join our Glow group. Ms Breyley also got the chance to see what other Local Authorities are doing and to hear some international speakers talk about the latest developments in Education.
Tuesday 23rd September: Today Elsie has gone on holiday and so Marina, who is usually our knitting instructor, is going to cook our lunches for the next 2 weeks. We are very lucky that everyone here can turn their hand to lots of jobs!
Friday 19th September: Today we had a fantastic school trip. P4-P7 went to visit the Lerwick Port Authority . We were met by Gary Cooper, the Health and Safety and Systems controller; he introduced us to Callum Grains who is The Harbour Master. It was Gary who showed us around. First we went for a trip on The Knab, which is the pilot tug, the crew took us to look at the Norwegian Jewel, which is the largest cruise ship ever to have come to Lerwick, and then we went up to look at The Shetland Museum from the water and up to the Northlink ferry berth. Afterwards we went into the Port Authority control room where the port controller showed us all the equipment he uses to keep the port traffic moving safely. He answered all our questions and it was extremely interesting. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made us so welcome and was so kind.
Gary took this photo of us on The Knab as we went around the stern of the Norwegian Jewel.
We went for a walk around Lerwick to look at some of the old buildings then we walked to the Museum to have lunch and then to see the St Ninian's Isle Treasure and to do a work shop about the Picts. Thank you to Stephen who led the workshop for us.