entered a competition where we had to get loads of food from Eigg and make a meal. I made potato salad and helped with apple crumble, Dylan made lentil and vegetable soup, Maggie made eigg salad(egg) and Maisie made green salad and we all had lunch together. The potato salad was basic because it had potatoes, onions and vinaigrette in it but the method was still quite tricky.
This is the method:
- Wash the potatoes and cut out rotten bits
- Chop the onion into very small pieces
- Gently boil the potatoes and then drain
- Add the vinaigrette and leave to cool
- Serve as a salad
Breagha, Clyde and I wrote stories. Breagha wrote a story about a murder mystery, Clyde wrote a story about a man in the future and he gets stuck in the Polar Rift and this is the beginning of my story. I think all the stories are really good!
It is coming! Under my cold feet, I could hear the ice cracking; see a dark line running towards me. I was scrambling backwards over the polar ice. I didn’t want to end up like him. I could still see the trail of blood and the body disappearing into the ice.
These are some of the targets that I have met: Using wow words, setting the scene and setting the atmosphere.
Last week my school had a raindropoligist come over and we collected raindrops that suggested Eigg. She has a microscope that is electronic and links up with her computer. We had to collect raindrops using a pipette and we put them in a glass jar and we changed the colour of the rain drop. We looked at some slides of other raindrops that she had collected and they were really cool to watch.
Dylan drawing still life of fruit and shading with pastels
Breagha’s still life with fruit
This term our focus is food and we are looking at many different aspects. Where it comes from, what it used to be like, what it does to our bodies, cooking food, writing recipes, what they cost what we grow etc. With food in mind we have been successful in an application to buy new cooking and storage utensils and I have been to a Scottish Government initiative on food called ‘Food for Thought’ We cooked lunch at the craft fair and looked carefully at our costings because we wanted to provide value for money and make a profit. P2 needed an explanation of profit since they wanted to give it all away! I don’t think I convinced them!
Below are some pictures of this and the previous lunch day at the craft fair.
preparing our growing beds
Our pots of soup!
Serving the public
Our cooks and waiting staff
On the 26th to 28th of August Muck Primary came to the Isle of Eigg to see to do activities and play golf. The day before, Eigg primary had prepared a feast almost fully from the garden and we had it for tea. After tea we played some games in a circle. I thought the games were fun,’ Spider’ was quite good. We all went to Forest School and I talked to John Bird about birds and he said I should make a bird boxes for a barn owl. Mrs Boden said I could put it in the barn and I can put one in the forest, perhaps for a hen harrier. The others helped Breagha and Clyde to search for mini- beasts. They found millipedes, centipedes and woodlice.
Parachute games in the hall
Later we played golf and improved our putting aim. In the evening we had parachute games in the hall. We were meant to go swimming on Friday but it was too rough and the school boat was cancelled. We played maths games with Muck Primary and the one I played was a times tables game and Muck went home at lunchtime.
Playing maths games David is puzzled!
Muck and Eigg on the climbing frame in forest school
Getting together was good because we made friends and were able to do teamwork games. I think the others enjoyed it a lot, so did I.
Muck and Eigg having tea in school
On Monday my school did a Craft Fair up at the hall and we baked lots of cakes and we raised £266.76. We did this for School funds and lots of people came and ate all of our cakes. For the main we made bolognese pasta and Veggie pasta, both with garlic bread and salads.
For light foods we made vegetable soup with homemade bread and for desserts we made a selection of cakes and scones. For drinks we had tea, ground coffee and orange or apple juice. It was very busy but it was great fun and because we had to tell the people that came to order to go and sit down at a table and we would go and take their order. The worst bit was when it got really busy cause it was very stressful. I enjoyed the fair and my favourite part was serving people.
Some of the peple who bought lunch
These are some of the cakes we made and sold
This is me eating the bolognese pasta that Dillon and I made