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September 2013

Monday 30th September: Today we cleared out some pots; planted some winter pansies and red cabbage and put 2 new trees by the bird table.
planting Scots Pine
Friday 27th September:
Thursday 26th September: Mrs Colclough is helping us learn about dinosaurs before we go to see the Gentle Giant exhibition at the Shetland Museum. We learned some dinosaur vocabulary and about when they lived.

dinosaurs Venn diagrams
Wednesday 26th September: This afternoon Louise Sales, Shetland's SSPCA Officer, came to school to talk to us about the welfare of farm animals.

Tuesday 25th September: Today we went to look at Mary and Magnie's Shetland coloured sheep before they go to the autumn sales. We are lucky that they are in the partk right next to school!
Mary and Magnies sheepMary and Magnies sheep
Monday 23rd September: This afternoon in science we made goo as part of exploring the properties of materials. It was very messy and great fun!

googoo googoo

Friday 20th September: A huge thank you to everyone who supported us with our Macmillan Coffee Morning this morning; we raised an amazing £279.38! All the children worked so hard both before and during the event; we are all very proud of them.
Thursday 19th September: This morning the children worked hard all morning baking ready for the Macmillan Coffee morning tomorrow. They had chosen recipes and planned what they needed to do before they started.

preparing for cooking preparing for baking


Wednesday 18th September: This afternoon we went to visit Pauline Walsh's craft workshop. Pauline is a felter and makes some beautiful things. She showed us how she makes things and the different tools and equipment she needs. We had a really interesting afternoon and are looking forward to her coming to school to help the older ones do some felting.
showing us how she makes pots in the workshoplooking at felting machinefelted balls

slippersin the workshop

Tuesday 17th September: Today we were invited to our own opening of the Yell Arts Group Exhibition at the Old Haa. We had a look at all the pictures and Cilla showed us how she had made some lino prints of a ram's head. We then had juice and nibbles! There is a slideshow with more photos on the school blog.
Yell Arts GroupYell Arts Group exhibition Yell Arts Group lino printinglino printingeating
Friday 13th September: Today was Roald Dahl Day so we had a themed day including watching the Puffin Virtually Live meeting about his work.
Thursday 12th September: This morning we harvested some carrots to sell to our cook for our school lunches over the next few days. We can use the money to help fund our garden.
Saturday 7th September: Today was Yell Show; we are really pleased with how we did with our veg!
You can read all about what we all did at the show on the pupil blog - see link above!

lettuce beetroot carrotscarrotscarrotsPink Fir Apple tattiesearly tattiesleeks


Friday 6th September: Today we harvested some of our crops to enter into Yell Show. We dug up some leeks, beetroot, tatties, carrots and lettuce and picked some peas. We had to weigh and count the tatties for our growing records.

carrots choosing beetroot
We had to write the entry labels.

writing entry labels

Us with all our entries!

all the entries


Thursday 5th September: This morning we walked down to the polytunnel where we were given some space to see how our tattie varieties would grow indoors. We dug up 2 varieties to enter into Yell Show. We saw how Jennifer's veg are doing in there too.
in polytunneltatties digging tattiespink fir apple


Tuesday 3rd September: This morning Sian Thomas from the Stomping Ground Theatre Company, came to do Drama with us; we all had a great time and are really pleased she is coming to do 3 more sessions with us over the next 2 terms!
Monday 2nd September: We had some visitors from The Netherlands who came to Burravoe Marina in their sailing boat during the school holidays. Whilst they were here they met several people including some of us from school. Today we had a lovely long letter and a card from them telling us how much they had enjoyed seeing the school and especially our school garden. We sent them some postcards back telling them some of the news about things which have happened since they were here.


At the end of last term we put in a shared bid, with Cullivoe School, to the Food for Thought fund, to enable us to learn more about Yell and Shetland aquaculture. Today we heard we had been successful so we are looking forward to being able to work together and with some of the businesses in Yell.

























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