Show and Tell

Our Celtic Museum

On Monday 5th February 2018 we invited parents to come to see the Celtic artefacts we had made as part of last term’s Celtic project.  We explained to them who the Celts were, when they lived and what kind of things they ate and wore.  We also entertained them with the Celtic sword dance and songs which had been a part of our Winter Solstice play.

This is how the children described the afternoon.

After they’d heard our songs and stories and looked at exhibits we then treated them to oatcakes we had made and a face-painting session, so they could be Celts too.

My mum and dad are having a Viking party soon to celebrate Imbolc and to raise money for the Ulva fund. I practised painting their faces at our Celtic Museum. I painted half my mum’s face blue, I painted triangles under my dad’s eyes.

I was very happy with how our oatcakes turned out apart from one which was a bit burnt and another really good one that Miss Fee dropped into the sink full of washing up bubbles!

I loved sharing my learning with everyone I know. It will help them learn too.

(Maggie, P4)

I had lots of fun at the Celtic Museum. We made oatcakes and gave them out to everyone.  They were a big hit! I painted my mum’s arm with Celtic designs. I really enjoyed learning about the Celts.

(Ben, P2)

The Celtic museum was so much fun. I loved when all the parents came and I loved sharing our learning with them. We made oatcakes that morning and they were delicious. The parents all agreed! After the performances the parents looked at the wonderful creations that we had made and we also painted the grown-ups faces with blue face paint which we pretended was woad! In the Celtic times, the Celts used woad to paint their faces so that they would look fierce going into battle.

(Betsy, P4)

I feel happy about how well I said my lines, I didn’t feel scared or nervous. I loved sharing my learning with my mum and dad. It was great doing the battle dance again. I loved learning about the Celts.

(Tadhgan, P2)

Here are some pictures of the Celtic artefacts we made.  We designed the sword, jewellery and shields ourselves.

These pictures show what we did on our Celtic Museum Day.  They show us telling our visitors about the Celts, performing our songs and sword dance for them and what they looked like after we had painted their faces Celtic warrior blue.


This morning we made an animation. We split in two groups of three. Me, Catriona, Logan and Breagha, Clyde and Dylan. Our animation was a rabbit and a dog and the dog was chasing the rabbit and then a car crashed into a tree. Logan made the dog and I made the rabbit and Catriona made the trunk of the tree. We made the dog, rabbit and tree out of Plasticine and the leaves of the tree were a wooden model from the nursery. The other group did a snail story which was about 7 snails going on a dangerous journey which only three snails survived.

animation mia

The Animations that the class did together

This morning my class and I  all did some animations. The animator came in with all the equipment. We got split into two groups of three. It was Dylan, Clyde and me in one group. The name of our animation was The Snail’s Tale. We took a long time making it although it was good fun. Logan, Mia and Catriona all did an animation but they haven’t got a name for the animation but there’s a dog and a rabbit and also a car. The name of the animator was Lesley, there was a rag doll and that was the puppet. She showed us some wax that she uses for the doll. There was some wire that she uses as well.

animation - dylan


Heroscape is a really fun (and complex)  board game where you build a huge battlefield out of hexogans.   Each player then chooses their figures to make up an army and fights the other players (the aim of the game is to wipe out the enemy’s army).

There are two master sets (rise of the valcorie and swarm of the marrow), lots of expansion sets, ten expansion waves, three giant expansions, four special terrain sets and one castle set.


We all got sick

Last week me Breagha and Catriona had a very bad cold for a week so we were off school.  On Monday  Logan and Clyde went camping in Grulin so there was only Dylan in school for the Monday and then on Tuesday to Friday it was only the boys and the girls were all very sick. There’s only 6 people in the whole school and 3 boys were in school and 3 girls were off school.

This is us having our packed lunch in the learning centre

This is the boys having their lunch in the learning centre

But the three of us are still sick but we are in school beacuse we need to go to school.

What we do in the playground

We go on the swings and we go on the climbing frame and we can go and play on the tyres and we can play with the stilts and hopscotch with the chalk and when we were in nursery we got to ride some trikes. It was really fun and that’s what we do in school and in nursery.



Our school topics

Our topic at the moment is WW1 and WW2. W entered a war memorial competiton to commemorate WW1, the competiton  was really fun! Then we moved onto WW2. We made Anderson shelters and have learned about  the Blitz, Rationing and have just finished Digging For Victory. Camille came in today and talked about people in WW2 who lived on Eigg.