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Paper mache creations 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, February 02, 2016 9:47:00 AM

We designed them on paper first, then we made the shape from junk, like cardboard boxes and old newspapers. We then covered it newspaper dipped in wallpaper paste, then painted them. This process took a few weeks as we had to wait for each layer to dry before we could add the new layer.  


Here are the finished models.

Poinsettia pictures 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:52:00 AM

In art we made poinsettia pictures using chalk and oil pastels. We then took photos of the pictures and edited them using Picasa. We picked our four favourite pictures and made a collage.



Science open day 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, December 01, 2015 9:24:00 AM

On Friday the 20th of November we invited parents to come in to school for a science investigation on pendulums. We split into groups and decided which variable we were going to use to do our experiment.Some people decided to change the weight of the pendulum and some people changed the length of the string.

We planned  our experiment and discussed what our outcome might be. 

We repeated our experiment three to five times for each variable to get an average. We timed how long ten swings took.

We found that the weight of the pendulum didn't make any difference to the speed of the pendulum.

We found that the shorter the string, the faster the pendulum swung.

Thank you to all the parents who came in to help.

Shading artwork 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:09:00 AM

We created shading artwork by painting an A3 sheet of paper, we shaded the colours together and made it darker at the top and bottom and blended the two colours in the middle. Then we picked an animal picture and we either traced it or cut it out onto another sheet of coloured paper.

Here are some pictures of the tracing and cutting out process.

Here we are with our finished work, which is on display in the school.


Zentangle Pumpkins 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:06:00 AM

We drew zentangles which are drawings created using lines and filled with patterns.

Here are some of our finished zentangles.

Clay pot 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:25:00 AM

The older class made clay models, first we designed them with paper. Then we made nets which is the basic shape of the model. After that we cut the slabs to the right size. We joined the slabs with slip and clay to form the 3D shapes. Once we created the models and finished adding details, we left them to dry for a few weeks, then we painted them. Our learning intentions were to be able to connect clay slabs and make nets for our models.


Here is a picture of our finished pots.

Visit to St Magnus 

Posted by Administrator Monday, August 24, 2015 4:52:00 PM

Today we went on a visit to St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. It was really interesting!

Our Hoy trip 2015 

Posted by Administrator Monday, June 22, 2015 5:31:00 PM

We had a great time in Hoy!

Ian's diary of the trip

More videos of our trip (I can only embed one on the post, sorry!) - Old Man of Hoy, canoeing, gorge walk, Tyrolean Traverse

Huge thanks to Parent Council, the Shapinsay Development Trust and the Community Council for helping to fund the trip. Also massive thanks to Ian, Carol, Ellie, Dave, Mick, Ritchie and Ron. We all had a great time and can't wait for our next adventure!


Posted by Administrator Friday, June 12, 2015 3:49:00 PM

We have been sewing in class. Here are some of our designs


Cups song 

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:06:00 PM

We are learning the cups song so that we can perform it in the end of year assembly.

Click here to see the song and here to see the tutorial. Keep practising so we can all do this at the same time!

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