The Seals News

We learned how to play golf 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:45:00 AM

Kirsty Spence from Active Schools came to school from Kirkwall, to teach P1-7 some golf skills. It was a lot of fun. 



Carnival of the Animals 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:49:00 PM

In music we have been listening to Saint-Saen's "Carnival of the Animals". He used instruments to create different animals. We listened to some of his compositions and tried to work out how he had created the different effects. Then we all thought of an animal and chose an instrument that we thought could make that sound. Here are our sounds - can you tell what animals they are?

 

 

More about animals 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:39:00 PM

We have been playing with and looking after the guinea pigs.

We have been playing in the vets role play area.

We have been enjoying finding out about birds in our bird hide reading area.

We had fun making up our own animal anagrams (although we did find out it is important to check we have the correct spelling to start with!)

 

Animals topic 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:44:00 AM

This term we are learning about animals. We have been working together to set up some areas in the classroom - a vet, a bird hide and a jungle!

Our learning this term 

Posted by Administrator Friday, March 25, 2016 3:29:00 PM

We have finished our Pirates Vs Mermaids topic and we stuck all our work in our books. Each of us explained which our favourite piece of work was and why.

 

J'aime les pirates et les sirenes! 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:19:00 PM

In French we have been learning j'aime and je n'aime pas. We had to say whether we liked or didn't like pirates or mermaids in French.

Then we dressed up Camembear!

Camembear said "J'aime les pirates et les sirenes!"

 

Advertising our show 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:40:00 PM

We made posters to advertise "Pirates Versus Mermaids" - we want lots of people to come and see it!

Being archaeologists 

Posted by Administrator Friday, February 26, 2016 3:39:00 PM

Did you know that a school in Edinburgh found what they think is a pirate skeleton underneath their playground? You can read about it by clicking here.

We wondered what we could find and we wanted to have a go at being archaeologists. The big class had been learning about this too and it looked really interesting. Mr Ross very kindly said we could use their archaeology tools too.

We found lots of interesting things and it was fun learning what archaeologists do.

We had to wash our finds carefully.

 

More Pirate-y (and mermaid-y) learning 

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:42:00 PM

We have been learning about how we can use adjectives to improve our descriptions. We each drew a pirate or a mermaid but couldn't let our partner see. Then we had to describe our picture to our partner so they could draw it. If our descriptions were good our pictures were similar.

We have also been playing Pop Up Pirate!


Testing Materials to make Pirate Ships 

Posted by Administrator Monday, February 08, 2016 4:59:00 PM

Today we had a challenge:

Challenge: Create a pirate ship to carry 2 lego people across the water tray. You must make it move by blowing the sail – you cannot touch it!

Learning Intention: I can think about which materials are best for which tasks.

Success Criteria (we came up with these ourselves)

  • It must float.
  • It must be big enough and stable enough to carry 2 lego people.
  • Test your boat to make sure it works.
  • It moves when I blow the sail.
  • I have thought about the size of the sail.
  • I have attached my boat together (not frayed)
  • My boat is ready to test in an hour.
  • It looks like a boat!

 

We chose whether to work on our own in or small groups. Here are some shots of us in action

All the boats met the challenge, although some did move faster than others. We invited the big class to come and judge which boat they thought looked most like a pirate ship. Finally we all looked at the Success Criteria and thought about whether we had achieved them before we evaluated our ships.

Well done everyone!

 

 

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