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We Will Remember Them

We have been thinking about Remembrance Day this week. On Sunday lots of us were at the War Memorial and we laid the wreath.

In Art P1 - 3 have done some great watercolour paintings and P4 - 7 made poppies to add to the display.

P4 - 7 have been using the song "Where have all the flowers gone?" as a stimulus in Philosophy. The question we chose to speak about was "What is the meaning of the song?" and we have been thinking in particular about World War 2 and its impact. We have now moved on to think about what would have been different if we could time travel and alter the course of history. What do you think?

Jim Hepburn was 11 at the outbreak of World War 2 and he came in to school to share his memories of living in Shapinsay during the war. It was really interesting learning about what it was like then, and we all consider ourselves very lucky to be living in Shapinsay now rather than during wartime.

We all took part in the 2 minutes silence on the 11th November at 11 a.m.

Children in Need

The Pupil Council are busy getting ready for Children in Need next week - we now have things for sale - £1 or £1.50 for wristbands or £2.50 for ears. Don't forget the bake sale at 2.45 on Friday 13th as well!

Songs for Christmas

These are the songs we are learning for Christmas this year:

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Deck the Halls

We are also learning some other carols too. We look forward to sharing them with everyone nearer Christmas!

A visit from chicks

Karen brought in some chicks to show us today. They are 3 weeks old and learning to fly. They also jump rather well!

A visit from Pudsey!

Pudsey came to see us in Shapinsay - we look forward to raising lots of money next week!

Parent Council Autumn Fayre

Well done to all who were involved with the Parent Council Autumn Fayre where £409.99 was raised!

 

Happy Birthday Ian!

It was Ian's birthday, and he was 60 so what better excuse for an end of term / Ian's birthday party! It was great fun!

Christmas Shoeboxes

We are taking part in the Christmas Shoebox appeal again this year, along with Shapinsay Kirk. Please get any shoeboxes in asap!

Carrying the baton for Climate Change

The Shapinsay Kirk is now part of eco congregation Scotland (find out more at www.ecocongregationscotland.org). Rev Julia came in to speak to us with Adrian Shaw from the Church of Scotland, and they brought with them a baton made from a recycled church pew. The baton is travelling across Scotland before going to Paris with a message for those taking part in the Paris climate change talks in December.

We watched this video about climate change and we learned that we can have a positive impact on climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide we produce. We all (including the adults from the community who came in too) made a pledge. By all making small changes, we can hopefully help other communities around the world where climate change is causing people to leave their homes.

Online Safety

Rev Julia Meason came in today to work with some parents about online safety, following guidance from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). It was a useful session, and we hope to carry out another session in an evening soon for anyone who couldn't come today.

CEOP is a police led, child protection agency which specialises in tackling abuse on and offline. Through its Education Programme, Thinkuknow CEOP offers a range of safety information for children, young people, practitioners and parents/carers. For more information visit  www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.
If someone has acted inappropriately towards your child online in any way, you must report it to ClickCEOP at www.ceop.police.uk.
 

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