The Seals News

Life in a cold climate

As part of our weather topic we have been learning about how people survive in cold climates. Louise has been to the Arctic and she came in to tell us about what it's like there. She brought in clothing, and also a replica sled - you can't travel by car in the Arctic!

We pretended to be huskies pulling the sled.

First we had to do a howl

Then we pulled!

 

Learning about materials

We have been designing and making coats for Camembear and Brie. First we had to find out which materials would be best - the coat had to be waterproof and keep them warm. We did experiments to find out which materials were best for this.

Here are the finished coats!

P1 BookBugs

Sally from the Orkney Library came in to visit P1 children and to give them their Bookbags and Book Bugs!

What makes the rain?

In Philosophy we talked about where we thought the rain comes from. We had some interesting ideas but we didn't know. We now have much more of an idea, after we made a minature world (it needs to be sealed so the weather doesn't escape) where we have already made clouds.

We also made a display to show how the water goes round and round in the water cycle.

Checking the weather

We are checking the weather each day...

Weather in our classroom

We have decorated our class room with big weather symbols that we made ourselves. We are also learning the weather in French so we made French labels (they are in English on the other side too!)

I can sing a rainbow

We are learning the colours of the rainbow. We watched this song

and we had a go at playing it on the bellplates

We realised that the song doesn't have the colours in the right order so we had a go at writing our own mnemonics (these help us remember the order). Miss Clements taught us one about Richard III - Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain  - but we thought ours were better!

We have even had a real rainbow this week!

 

Weather - our new topic

P1 - 3 are learning about weather this term.

Ambulance visit

Today we had a visit from the ambulance. Lorna, John and Linda came to tell us what happens if you are ill and need to go to the hospital.

We all got a turn at being the patient (even Brie and Camembear!)

The shop and Post Office

We visited the Shapinsay Shop and Post Office.

Sheena showed us the shop.

We did some shopping.

Then we scanned our shopping at the till.

We saw the bakery. We even got some yummy scones to take home!

We saw the post office.

Then we went over the road to the sorting office. Mervyn showed us how he sorts the post each day.

We helped sort the post.

We tried signing for the post.

We saw the post van that delivers our mail each day.

Mervyn even brings the post to school! He gave us our own mini post office to play with in school - thank you Mervyn!

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