Friday, 18 December 2009

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays to all our partner schools around the world!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Peter gets packed!

Class 2 have sent their travel buddy, Peter, off to Australia.

Bye Peter! Good luck!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Patrick Arrives!

Earlier this term Class 1 sent their travel buddy Patrick Puffin to Trinidad. After what seemed like a long wait we have just heard that he has arrived safely in time for the holidays. Check the Class 1 blog next term to find out what he does in Trinidad.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Peter gets ready to visit Australia

Class 2 have been writing letters to send with Peter Puffin to Australia.
This term their topic has been sound.
They recorded sounds around the school and took some photographs of each activity.
The pictures and sounds will be on their blog soon.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Inuit Art

P7 have been creating drawings and paintings inspired by Inuit Art. Have a look at their slideshow here.

Turtles from Trinidad

Class 1 have been finding out how big the leatherback turtles can be. They looked at videos of real turtles. They talked about turtles and decided how they could measure them.

We measured them with our feet and we measured them with ourselves!
One turtle can be the same length as two primary one children!

We made our own turtles.

Have a look at our class blog for more turtle information.
Have you ever seen a real turtle?
Was it a big one?
Where did you see it?

Friday, 4 December 2009

Glaitness Tree Lighting

Class 5 lit the Christmas tree at assembly this week.
They sang in the song they had been practising in Norwegian.
Have a look at their blog to see the video.

The class have also made Christmas cards to send to the children in Grade 5 at Kirkevoll School in Bergen, Norway.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Kayaking at the pool part 2

This week it was the turn of class 7M to go to the pool to experience kayaking and think about the challenges involved in hunting from a kayak in Arctic waters.

Class 5 Christmas Song

Class 5 have been practising the Christmas song with the musicians from Norway. They will be singing in Norwegian to the whole school at the school tree lighting assembly.

Check out their blog here.

Webcast from Ghana

Class 3 have enjoyed the latest PaPaPaa Live! webcast from Ghana by the Kuapa Kids.
It was all about songs and music.
Here are some of their comments:

 'There was a little boy and he was the best at dancing'.
'We  REALLY enjoyed it!!'
'They told us how they make their food.'
'I liked the music'.

Some of the questions they will be asking the children in Ghana are:

'What is your fvourite food?'
'Do you ever have chocolate?'
'Do you have school dinners?'

They have been learning about Fair Trade and what it means. The class made doodlebugs with Fair Trade chocolate from the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative in Ghana.  They were yummy!
Read more on the class 3 blog.