Music and medicines

This week we have had visitors from Norway. The musicians who have come over from Norway for the Tree Lighting celebration at the St Magnus Cathedral visited the school to play their Hardanger fiddles for us. It was the very different sound to the type of fiddle we play and it looked very different too. Thank you Frank and Alexander!

We also had a visit from Daisy's mum who is a pharmacist. She told us all about medicines and being a pharmacist. We made notes and asked questions about the job. Now we are designing leaflets about how to keep medicines and drugs properly and in particular how to look after them safely around young children. When we have got the leaflets checked we will copy some and put them at school reception for parents to use.

Our mountain topic continues and we have a new symbaloo to use which will be added to as the topic develops. Let us know if you have any good links.

Refugee crisis in Greenland, international conference held to decide fate of Bluelanders.

Today in Redland and Greenland the harvest celebrations were held in a festive atmosphere but shortly after the singing, dancing and eating the Greenlanders discovered their high hopes for a bumper harvest had been shattered. The crops had failed to give the harvest expected and much was lying in the fields uncut and rotting. Unfortunately shortly after they realised the problem a refugee crisis occurred.
Greenland harvest celebrations.

Redland harvest celebrations.

Bluelanders, some very ill from unknown causes, arrived starving at the border of Greenland. Pleading to be let in the Greenlanders decided to allow them to enter their country and they were given an area to wait in while discussions about what to do with them began. The Greenlanders quickly realised that they did not have enough food for themselves and the refugees so an international conference was necessary and an the invitation of the President of Redland was accepted by the Queen of Greenland. The citizens of both countries held a debate chaired by their leaders while the Bluelanders watched. Eventually the Bluelanders were allowed to make their case for being allowed to stay.

Refugees from Blueland prompt an international conference

The Queen of Greenland reminded everyone of their laws and obligations to look after those in need and declared she was disappointed with some of the reactions of her citizens. The Queen and President then had a private talks at which it was decided to let the Bluelanders stay. They also made a promise that in the future citizens of Greenland and Redland would go with the Bluelanders to Blueland and help them build up their country again.

Greenland and Redland

Today the Republic of Redland and the Kingdom of Greenland were established. The citizens of each nation voted in elections to establish their leaders. Each country has parliamentarians and a judge who is responsible for the rules and laws being followed.

In an unusual reversal of political events the first President of Greenland was replaced with a Queen who now says she will decide of her heirs are fit to rule. The green credentials of Greenland have resulted in them having a special object which embodies the philosophy and ethos of that country. It is the last leaf and twig from the original Greenland tree from which all trees in Greenland today are descended. The new leader had to swear on this object to uphold the rule of law and promise to keep the rules of the land.

The inauguration ceremony of the leader of Greenland.

In a similar ceremony in Redland today the new President made a solemn oath to be a good President in front of the citizens who joined with him in a song and dance. An international conference was then convened so that the countries could clarify their laws. Redland has solemnly declared it is illegal to make war with Greenland. Greenland has made a similar commitment in their constitution. Greenland has also made it compulsory for everyone to do community work at the weekends to make sure all citizens are involved in the care of the environment.

The inauguration ceremony of the leader of Redland.

Finlay, our international correspondent reports, ' The leader of Greenland is Jennifer and she is a queen. If you break the law and it is serious the court decides if you go to prison but if it is not serious you will be given a £100 fine. In Redland the leader is Erlend and he is a president. If you break the law you go to parliament then they decide if you go to prison or not. the judge is Brogan, the parliamentarians are Sofia, Lauren and Angus'.

Class 6 Open Afternoon

On Tuesday we had an open afternoon. There was lots of activities going on. There was story telling,  artefacts to look at and carving clay like 4000 year old stones. There were 3 groups of story tellers. The first group was Erin.R ,Lauren and Kaylen and the second group was Erin.k , Daisy and Brogan and the final group was Aneisha , Ryan and Tyler. Through in the activity room there was more activities and they were posters to look at and models of one of the structures and the Ring of Brodgar. The parents got to look on the blog. There was lots of parents and teachers there and we hope that they all enjoyed it.
By Aneisha and Ryan

Class 6 Podcasts

We have started making podcasts so that we can share our thoughts and opinions about the books we are reading. A lot of our class work is done through listening and talking and we are keen to share our ideas and reflections on the important books in our lives.

The new symbaloo on the side bar has a few links to podcasts for kids. We started by listening to one of the Book Club for kids podcasts (there are plenty more there to listen to) to help give us some ideas for how to build a podcast of our own. Two groups have trail blazed with their books and you can click on them on the same symbaloo. We hope you will follow our podcasts (made on a video format) and let us know what you think... We hope we will get better and better at making them as we listen to and make more...