Term 3 News (January - March 2010)
CHINESE NEW YEAR 2010 - YEAR OF THE TIGER
All this week we have been working on our own Chinese New Year Celebrations. We have made a chinese dragon and held a dragon parade inside the school.
We have also made (and eaten) Yuebli, otherwise known as mooncakes.
As well as having stir-fry for lunch...
The Nursery have joined in with these celebrations and have made puppets celebrating the Chinese year of the dog and the year of the tiger.
Our P7 has also written his own version of the Chinese New Year story at a level appropriate for the nursery, as part of his Language work. its really good. here are some pictures of an enraptured audience at the world premiere.
We've noticed that when you wash away the golden paint, the particles stay in the water causing it to look mysterious!
Chinese New Year
Today we have started to make a Dragon as part of our Chinese New Year Celebrations.
We have recorded us painting the dragon, making the dragon's head and constructing the hand puppet.
We've had a real Curriculum For Excellence morning: Science, Maths, Art, Language, RME, Health & ES.
Unst, which is the most northerly island in the UK, celebrates the Viking festival of Up Helly aa. In fact, they actually have two separate events, one at Uyeasound & the other in Norwick.
On Uyeasound Up Helly Aa (Friday 12th February 2010) the Jarl and his squad came to visit the Baltasound school bairns. We all went out to Unst to see them: a Viking Warrior & a Viking Princess.
Our Art Teacher, Mrs Nelson, was at Up Helly Aa with her young son Seorras. Seorras is the one without the beard!
Mr Rose came to visit us On Thursday 111th February. We made Snorri-banes and balancing toys. We also discovered how to affect an items centre of gravity. It was truly a Science Curriculum for Excellence.
Starry Starry Night
We are making pictures of objects in Space.
Ready to be a Viking?
Getting ready for Up Helly Aa.
A snowy view
On Thursday 4th February we all walked to school.
Snow has disrupted schooling in Fetlar recently. School was closed on Friday 29th January & Monday 1st February.
When we re-opened after the snow closure we made a snowman: which looks a bit like a muppet.
Winter Bird Seed
We made bird seed cakes to help feed the birds as the winter is quite harsh this year.
Fetlar Nursery Opens
As of January 11th 2010 Fetlar Primary School has a pupil in the Nursery. At the moment we are looking at Snow: making snowmen, making snowflakes, enjoying snack and painting snowy scenes amongst many other things. Here are some pictures....
It was the Teacher's birthday on the same day as the nursery opened, so our nursery pupil and her mum made a delicious cake with smarties and jellytots. It was delicious.
Our Frog Eyed Snowman
We made a snowman and gave him eyes that made him look like Kermit the Frog!