Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Leodamus Beach Clean

On the 2nd of April the whole school went down to our local beach, Leodamus, to give it a clean...and clean it we did! We went down to the beach with our buddies so P6/7 and P3/4 went down together at 1.30pm and then P5/6 and P1/2 followed at 2.30pm. When we arrived at the beach we could see lots of rubbish and plastic bags sticking out of the sand. We got bags, gloves and litter pickers from Rejig. We found lots of rope, plastic and paper. There were lots of dogfish on the beach too. We even found a bike and an old dingy. We had lots of fun and we did our community proud.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We are looking for new parent members. We have been busy making posters to encourage lost of people to join in.The posters are colourful and catchy , you will see then all over the village.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Today we are having a Brilliant Beginnings meeting.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Bird Feeders P1,2
P1,2 have been working hard to help the birds on this cold weather by making different kinds of bird feeder for the garden. Here is how we did it:

Apple Seed Feeder
We got an apple and we put a hole in the apple. Then we put string through the apple and we put a pencil at the end. We put sunflower seeds in it. Then we hung the bird feeder on the tree.
By Connor

Pine Cone Bird Feeders
First we got a pine cone. Then we got lard and seeds and raisins. Next we mixed raisins and sunflower seeds and lard. Finally we got a handful of the lard and put it onto the pine cone. Then get string and tie it onto the pine cone. Then tie it onto a tree.
By Emily

Seed Cake Feeders
First of all we put the fat in the bowl. Before you put the seeds in the bowl you mix it. Then put holes in a pot. After you put holes in fill it up. Then you put it in the fridge. When it is all frozen you hang them on a tree.
By Ellen

Bottle Bird Feeder
First you get string and a bottle and scissors. You get the bottle and get the scissors and make a hole in the bottle. Next you tie string round the lid. Next you fill it up. Next hang it up.
By Eilidh

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Port Ellen Primary have made a school pond so far ther is water in it and ther is some wildlife in it like water scorpions and whirligig beetles.Mr and Mrs Jackson came over and gave us some plants from ther pond.Jeremy Hastings comes over every tuesday for a survivel club and after he checks the pond.

They have also been making a roundhouse from the stone age.So far yhey have made the frame and the windows.They have still got a bit to do but not much.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On the 17th May a man called Mr Hastings came to speak to us. He told us what houses Bronze Age people lived in. we had a colouring in sheet which he gave us and we are not quite finished it yet. He went to P6/7 as well to speak to them about their pond.
By CM & PF
Hello and welcome. We are here to update you on our round house project. We have dug the foundations out and now we are ready for building. Mr Freeman and Mr MacDonald came in and cut the turf for the roof. The walls are going to be made of wood and willow. Now we are going to work in groups to build the walls and roof.
By IS & NC

This term P5/6 have planned to do a major topic in our school grounds - we are going to build a round house! To prepare for this topic first we found about round houses then we planned it out. Then we marked out the area for the round house in our grounds. The photo you can see is where we are going to build the round house. We are very excited!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

P5/6 did a clean up of the school grounds last week. We were supporting Bowmore Primary who are trying to encourage everyone to keep Islay clean. We sorted the litter and counted it. There were 100 pieces of plastic, 80 sweety wrappers, 4 pieces of rope, two glass bottles and 5 aluminium cans. We were very surprised at the amount of litter and the different types. Most of the litter came from the school fence where the winter's rubbish had gathered, and this litter was not from the school but from all over the village and farmland. However, there were quite a few bits of plastic from crisp packets and that came from our playground, so we told everyone to put their crisp packets in the bin, and not in pockets where they can blow away.