The Selkies News

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!


Posted by Administrator Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:30:00 AM

We have been learning about classroom objects in French. The most fun bit was using the French websites to help us find the classroom objects and help us remember the objects. cool

Tag Rugby 

Posted by Administrator Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:15:00 AM

This year we went to one of the annual tag rugby festivals where most of the schools in Orkney play rugby. It is a chance to meet and make new and old friends. We had loads of fun we had two very fast people who scored most of our goals. Thank you to all the organisers and teachers who made it possible.



Posted by Administrator Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:16:00 AM

We have been learning about microorganisms and how some of them are in food and drinks. Microorganisms wear down rotten things and make them into compost.


Posted by Administrator Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Primary 4 - 7 have been weaving dolls and gods eyes. It was a long process  - we had to weave the legs and then part of the stomach .Then the arms separately .


We collected rocks at bag the bruck and are painting them to be guinea pigs, owls, minions, bugs and penguins.

We have also been making mosaics out of coloured stones and we are nearly done.

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