P6 'Bruckers' brave the weather

Bag the Bruck
On Tuesday morning class 6 went to Scapa beach for a bag the bruck trip. It was windy and wet but we had wrapped up well. We went in two groups and we went on the bus to get there. Group one went first and then group two. Went to the far end and worked our way back, then group two arrived and worked towards them.
We found old bits of net and plastic. Some of us had to work in teams to get the bigger bits of rope out of the sand. We got 9 bags altogether.
Paige and Jack

Tour guiding at the Palaces


Tour Guiding
On Thursday we did a dress rehearsal on our junior tour guiding at the palaces. We had to put on lots of layers so we did not get cold. We did our warm up to get us going, 1st we had to wake up so we did a morning stretch, 2nd we looked in the pretend mirror and pulled a funny face 3rd brushed are teeth really well all around are mouth 4th we had a little grape chewed it all up and then we had a really big juicy apple. 6th we showed are bad JTG and are good JTG. 

After our warm up we went to the Bishops Palace and group one did their performance and group two and three were the audience. We then went back over to the earl’s palace and group two did their performance whilst group one were the audience and group three were up at their places getting ready to perform. Group two showed one half of the palace and group three showed the other half of the palace. 

Then on Friday was the big day it was actually the day we were preforming to our parents. It was group 1 in the morning and group 2 in the afternoon, it was kind of nerve racking thinking about it but when we got started everyone did a great job and had a good time and after we went to the st Magnus centre with our parents and had refreshments like tea, coffee, juice, sausage rolls, sandwiches, biscuits and we got certificates then we got our pictures taken with our certificates and in costume.

I think the parents enjoyed it very much and when the audience had to take part they did it very well they were really happy with us at the end. After a little while we went back to school and got ready for home. We are looking forward to our next performance. 

By Caitlin and Jennifer

Reading with P4

This term we started helping the P4s with their reading. Our book was The Firework Maker's Daughter and we partnered up with a P4 and read a page each. We think our reading has improved because we would normally not read aloud so this was also an opportunity to improve our reading as well as their reading. It also helped us with our confidence to read to a person in another class and it’s a good way to hear what other people think of the book. We need to know that they are hooked into the book by asking them questions like, 'What do you think the characters are feeling?', 'What do you think is going to happen next?', 'Why do you think the characters are feeling like this?' 

Here are some of the comments from the P6 paired readers:

'They seemed more confident as I continued to go down'
'I felt the reader enjoyed going to the library and reading the story and improved each week.'
'I'm more confident to go again because I know what it is like.'
'I was surprised to find out that some of the readers were at the same level as me.'
'I felt my reader improved with his expression and read more fluently.'
'It was fun because you got to read to someone you have never read to before.'
'It was interesting listening to younger children read to you. To start with they told me what the story was about, what had happened and what they think is going to happen. They understood the story well.'
'I think I am better at reading now that I have read to other people. It builds up your confidence'

Our dioramas


Yesterday we were making dioramas. We decided if we wanted to be in pairs or on our own. We decided an animal and its habitat. First the people who brought in boxes handed them out to other people. We then drew an idea that we hoped to achieve. Once we had our ideas we went to get research. Then we started by cutting a peep hole and also making our background to block the corners. We drew on the background and then set it in. then we stuck things to the bottom of the box before putting in sand or leaving it bare. Then we stuck things to the top of the box lid. We then cut a hole in the lid and put cellophane in it to make the lighting green or blue or silver. 
We all really enjoyed it and are pleased with our achievement.