P1s First Blog Post

On Thursday we were counting.  We matched up number shapes with the same number of dogs of different colours.  There are six pink dogs and three yellow dogs.  The number six is more than the number three. We also did cooking with some apples from the orchard.  We made apple cake.  It was yummy.  We…

First Week back at school

This week we went to the orchard and picked some apples. There were hundreds, far more than last year. The trees were full of bright red delicious apples. We even ate some as we went. They were good! Miss Fee made a Dental Surgery role play area.  We have a dentist chair for the patient,…

Sports Day

This year’s sports day was on the Isle of Muck, like it was last year.  The nursery came too. We practiced on Laig Beach before we went.   We practiced football, the sack race and running.  And Maggie dug a hole all the way to Australia. There were four teams with Muck and Eigg primary schools…

What we plant in our school

In our school we planted flowers and vegetables.  First of all we plant seeds. We raked the earth and made a line with the trowel.  Then we sprinkled the seeds over it.  We covered them up and waited for the rain.  We also planted seeds into small pots and then put the seedlings into the…

Trip to the wood

We went to the wood to learn about the wood business…. and we learnt lots. Eigg is world class at producing green electricity and so now we want greener heating for our homes.  When we burn wood we release a smaller amount of carbon dioxide than when we burn coal or kerosene.  We grow wood…

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

We have been learning about writing recounts. A recount is a written account about something that has already happened. The features of a recount are: introduction with 5Ws (who, what, where, why, when) time connectives chronological order paragraphs to chunk up our writing and make it easier to read Closing paragraph After a few weeks…

Our Celtic Museum

On Monday 5th February 2018 we invited parents to come to see the Celtic artefacts we had made as part of last term’s Celtic project.  We explained to them who the Celts were, when they lived and what kind of things they ate and wore.  We also entertained them with the Celtic sword dance and…

Turn up the volume!

This week we learnt about volume and it was lots of fun. We used bottles and with these bottles we measured the capacity of them. We used water to do it. We estimated how much water each container held and discovered that sometimes pots hold more water than they look like. We love maths. by…

It’s show time

We have learnt a lot about the Celts so we are performing  a Celtic winter solstice tonight at the hall. I am the Oak King in the play and I have quite a big roll. I am the ruler of light. My brother rules over darkness. He is the Holly King. There is lots of…

It’s all about the Celts

This term we are learning about them Celts. We made a timeline from 800BC to 2017 show Celtic events during this time. Celtic culture is still in Scotland today.   The Celts celebrated Samhain with a bonfire. Samhain means ‘summer’s end’ and was the Celtic New Year. The Celts divided the year into two parts…