The Seals News

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!

Fire Station and Kirk

Today we went to visit the fire station and kirk.

At the fire station Scott and Darren showed us round. We got to go in the appliance!

Scott and Darren showed us how they rescue a casualty.

We got to have a go with the hose too!

Then we went to the kirk where Rev Julia told us about her job and about the kirk. We did a treasure hunt to find different things in the kirk.

Baking in the Smithy

We've been decorating buns in the Smithy role play area.

Being Cartographers

We worked together to make our own map of Shapinsay. We included important places to us.

la chasse a l'ours

We have some very exciting news!

Sue came into our classroom - with a letter.... for Camembear!

We helped Camembear open it....

and inside was a letter from Brie, explaining she was coming to live in Shapinsay. We were very excited!

The next day Sue read us (and Nursery) the story of "We're going on a bear hunt". We acted out the story with Camembear.

Miss Clements found us the story of "We're going on a bear hunt" in French (Camembear had specially requested it)

We could work out what some of it was. Then Sue came in again and said there was someone on the phone for Camembear!

It was Brie! She said that she had arrived in Shapinsay, but she was a bit shy so we would have to go on a bear hunt (la chasse a l'ours) to find her. She gave us a clue - that she had seen the swings so we put on our wellies and headed to the playpark...

through the long grass..... une prairie!

through the river (well it is if you're a peedie bear).... une riviere!

through the mud..... la boue!

through the forest..... une foret!

through the snow (we decided that as the polytunnel was white it probably looked like a heap of snow to Brie).... la neige!

Then we found some clues - some paw prints in the sand and a bag that we thought might have contained Brie's lunch. We looked around for where Brie might be hiding... Where was the cave? Ou la grotte?

Aha - the shed!

and hiding in it....

She even had her phone that she had used to call Camembear!

Camembear and Brie were very pleased to see each other!

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