What is a text map? Let me tell you.

We have been learning how to make up stories.  One way to do this is by listening to other stories and then making up our own version. Miss Fee read a story called The Papaya That Spoke.  It was about a farmer who was hungry and he wanted to eat a Papaya.  When he went…

Water, Shapes and Festivals of the World.

Our new science and maths topic is water.  Today we have been doing a test of hot water and cold water to see which freezes first and how much ice would grow in each.  At first the hot water froze quicker and then the cold water nearly completely froze over.  The test isn’t finished yet, but…

Are you our new Head Teacher?

What we love about our school! The thing I like about Eigg Primary School is that everyone is kind and nice. I also like that the school is on an island. – Betsy, aged 8 I like Eigg Primary School because everywhere you look you see colour and smiles. Eigg is a great place to…

Inti Wara Yassi – Eigg Primary’s chosen charity

Inti Wara Yassi is a group of people helping to release animals from captivity in Bolivia.  They provide enclosures for the animals to live in so that they can get proper vet treatment for any injuries they have. Inti Wara Yassi was started by a group of disadvantaged children and young people who let free…

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…