Our class news

Winter 2020 - Let's Play

This term we are learning about toys and forces. We are also making our own games.

Sorting magnetic and non magnetic materials

Designing our own magnetic games

Measuring the strength of different magnets.

Learning to play Christmas music


Autumn 2020 - Weather

This term we are learning about weather, but we are doing lots more besides. Here are some of the things we've been doing:

Playing in the sand outside. Here we are making farms and medieval castles.

Making dens outside, to shelter us from the rain!

Practising yoga.

P1s and the Nursery children have been practising writing letters.


Vikings - Spring 2020

This term we are learning about the Vikings.

Ragnhild Ljosland came in to work with us - we learned so much!

We re-enacted the Scar boat burial that was found in Sanday, Orkney.

Raggie bought in a replica of the whalebone plaque that was found in the grave. The replicas were made of chocolate and we had fun carving runes.

Then Raggie taught us how to play the Viking game of hnerfatafl.

We all really enjoyed Raggie's visit - thank you Raggie!

Down Under - Australia and New Zealand. Winter 2019

This term we have been learning about Australia and New Zealand.

We made the Australia and New Zealand map in a jigsaw.

We learned about Australian animals. This is a platypus. 

We made posters about Captain James Cook, who was the first European to land on mainland Australia. He also visited New Zealand.

We made Uluru.

We learned how to pass in Aussie Rules Football.

We learned how to create a key on a map and used it to show where Australia, New Zealand and the UK are.

Using what we have

This term we have learned about materials and how to join them. We have been designing and making our own models.

Made in Orkney

We are learning about things in Orkney.

We have been cooking using Orkney ingredients

We visited the Shapinsay kirk with Rev Julia


Bear stories

We are learning about stories with bears in them.

We acted out "We're going on a bear hunt" and "Whatever next"

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

We have been learning about the Lighthouse Keeper stories.

We made our own lighthouses and learned how to make an electrical circuit so that our lighthouses could light up.

Term 3 - Stories

Our new topic this term is stories.

We found out that there are lots of different types of stories and that they are called genres.

We thought about some characters in stories we knew.

We thought about our favourite stories and made a display in the reading corner.

In Art we made collages of our favourite characters.

More of our learning about Space

Here is some more of our work about space.

We made models at home and brought them in.

P2 and P3 each researched a planet in our solar system.

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