Writing with our senses

Last Friday we had a visitor named Donald S. Murray. Donald is a writer from Lewis and now he lives in Shetland. He is inspired by birds and taught us about how different types of birds use their senses. Gannets have a special sense of sight which helps them to see fish far below them…

Pancake Day

Today we had a really fun day because we made pancakes. Pancake Day is a Christian tradition. They believe that Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights in the desert before Easter. This is called Lent. People used to fast during this time and would cut out eggs, milk and sugar. This is why…

We have our 5th Green Flag!

Eigg Primary is part of Eco Schools Scotland and we have been working towards getting our 5th Green Flag. To get a Green Flag we have to learn what Eco School want us to learn about saving the planet.  Since our last Green Flag we have been working very hard looking at energy, at Global Citizenship,…

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…

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…

A really wild last day of term

Today we had an extra special Friday as three very important visitors came into our school to teach us lots of new and exciting things. First we met Jessie and Kerrie who are moth experts. Yesterday they set a moth trap outside in the school garden. The trap was a big box with a funnel…

New beginnings together.

Welcome back to our new school year in 2017 with Ms Hollands and our new teacher Miss Fee. So far we have learned a lot more with our new topic Anywhere Island. We  have  visited  our friends on Muck. We had fun  on the boat geting  spashed in the face. When we got their all the children were so nice it realy…

Paleontologists came to Eigg Primary

Paleontologists find fossils.  They dig in the ground and rocks to find left over Dinosaurs.  We had a visit from some paleontologists at Eigg Primary.  They were called Elsa, Paige, Dr Steve, Mark, and Tom. We learned a lot about Dinosaurs. Most of the time Dinosaurs are just bones but sometimes, very rarely, paleontologists find…