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A really wild last day of term

Today we had an extra special Friday as three very important visitors came into our school to teach us lots of new and exciting things.

First we met Jessie and Kerrie who are moth experts. Yesterday they set a moth trap outside in the school garden. The trap was a big box with a funnel on top and a light to lure the moths inside. When the moths are knocked into the box they cannot get back out. Luckily Jessie put some egg-boxes inside so they could a nice wee dark corner to sleep in. That’s where we found them this morning. We found lots of different species of moths. One of them looked exactly like a leaf!

Jessie taught us how to keep a biological record. It must include the 4 Ws – who, what, where and when.

 

After our moth morning, Ken, an Alaskan Park Ranger came to visit us. He is an expert on Grizzly Bears and we had so much fun learning about all the animals he works with in Alaska. Now we know what to do if we ever have a bear adventure.

Here is what we learned.

  1. If you meet a bear, make yourself look bigger by waving your arms in the air.
  2. Shout at it to let it know you are a human.
  3. Never turn your back and run or the bear will think you are a weak caribou and will want you for his tea!
  4. If the bear charges, charge back with one big step and say “Oh no you don’t bear!”
  5. If the bear still keeps charging the ranger will have some pepper spray in their belt. One little drop will make the bear run away crying. But don’t worry – it only annoys them for 15 minutes – just enough time to escape!

 

We saw some amazing photographs from Alaska and found that a 6 year old bear is fully grown. So if we were bears we would all be huge and would probably have cubs by now.

 

After Ken’s visit we were so inspired that we wrote some Grizzly Bear Kennings.  We hope you enjoy reading them.

 

A Beastly Riddle                             A Wild Riddle 

Sand digger                                    Grass guzzler

Clam clutcher                                 Meat muncher

Play fighter                                     River fisher

Back scratcher                               Mountainside digger

Gigantic charger                           Winter sleeper

Cub protector                                 Back scratcher

Who am I?                                      Who am I?

 

Ben, P2                                             Tadhgan, P2

 

A Furry Riddle                                A Furry Tricky Riddle

Champion charger                        Grassland ruler

Grass gobbler                                 Back scratcher

Cuddly cruncher                           Grass gulper

Fish fisher                                      Deep digger

Huge hunter                                  Chunky charger

Meat grinder                                 Cuddle giver

Who am I?                                     Who am I?

 

Betsy, P4                                        Maggie, P4

New beginnings together.

Welcome back to our new school year in 2017 with Ms Hollands and our new teacher Miss Fee. So far we have learned a lot more with our new topic Anywhere Island.

We  have  visited  our friends on Muck. We had fun  on the boat geting  spashed in the face. When we got their all the children were so nice it realy was a good day. Sadly we did not see any dolphins or whales this time.

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A few weeks ago  we went to the orchard to pick apples. Our apple trees are doing very well. The Red Devils tasted sour and scrumptious!

 

 

We  are having lots of fun  doing  our project about  our islands.  We drew our own islands and pinned down where we wanted it to be and then gave it a name. We also gave the island a way to make money. And right now we are learning about our animals.

You can see our work in progress here:

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That’s all for now. Come back soon to read all about our very special Roald Dahl Day celebrations.

Maggie and Betsy P4

 

 

 

 

Paleontologists came to Eigg Primary

Paleontologists find fossils.  They dig in the ground and rocks to find left over Dinosaurs.  We had a visit from some paleontologists at Eigg Primary.  They were called Elsa, Paige, Dr Steve, Mark, and Tom. We learned a lot about Dinosaurs.

Most of the time Dinosaurs are just bones but sometimes, very rarely, paleontologists find Dinosaurs skin too.

Dinosaurs lived between 230 and 65 million years ago.  Dinosaurs live on the land.  Plesiosaurs live in the sea. Pterosaurs can fly.  Some of them are very big.  The biggest dinosaur is called Argentinasarus they found it in Argentina.  Microraptor is one the smallest Dinosaurs.

The paleontologists brought fossils with them.  They found fossils here on Eigg and we think they took them back to Edinburgh to give to a museum

Tadghan’s favourite is the Argentinasarus and Velociraptor.

Ben’s favourite is the Ornithomimus and Microraptor.

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Fun Monday for Maggie and Betsy

Today is Monday and we have had a lot of fun at School.

This is Maggie and Betsy’s diary about the the best things of today.

Betsy’s best thing is – play  time  I  love   the  climbing  frame .

Maggie’s best thing today is – we played an amazing game called mushroom tig.  We loved it.

Eigg Primary School Fair

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This is a picture of us all before the fair had started.  We made the banner.DSC01153

This picture is of Maggie and Finn on the cake stall.  Lots of people made cakes.

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Here is a picture of me at my stall.  My stall was an animal game called”What is it?”, the raffle and a game called “How many counters in the jar?”

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In this picture Mrs Hollands is at the plant and making stall.  We sold plants, seeds, cards and tea towels.

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This is Tadhgan and Simon. Tadhgan had a “Guess the Name of the Penguin” game and an orange shy.  At Clyde’s stall there was a Golf game and a Ball in a Bucket game.

It was good fun and we raised £310. 71p for Nkhando School.

 

 

Raising money for Nkhando School

On Monday 16th May Eigg Primary held a fair to raise money for Nkhando Primary School who are having a famine because  of crop failure. We held a cake sale, a seed and plants sale, jumble sale and some game stalls like how many counters in the jar,  an orange shy and raffle.

We had to plan and prepare the stalls.  I was in charge of the jumble sale and tombola / bottle sale. I had plenty of fun and people were very generous. We made £310.71 thanks to islanders and visitors.

Day Four: New Lanark

When we arrived in New Lanark, we watched a film about time travelling.The time travelling girl had a grandmother who said she was related to Annie MacLeod who lived in Victorian times and worked at the mill in New Lanark. After the film,  we went to a Victorian Classroom. I loved it there as it was much more fun than I expected. We did dancing, studied a crocodile (not alive) and did Maths. At the end of the dancing the boys had to bow to the girls who had to curtsy to the boys.

Everyone had to wear a pinafore in the school so our clothes didn’t get dirty.

Day 4 The Science Centre and Mother India

On day 4 we took the coach to the Science Centre.  We went round all the experiments.  The liquid magnet was very cool and so were the powered cars. I liked the way planets falling into a black hole was shown. P4 and upwards went into the science theatre to watch ‘Water Water Everywhere.’  There were loads of experiments including throwing liquid nitrogen and making clouds in the room.  There was a baloon with hydrogen and oxygen in it.  It was set alight and it exploded and made water that evaporated. So it showed how water was made.  Unusual things found in the Sewers told us about  a pink bike  that was flushed down a toilet.  We think it was put down a sewer manhole.  We went to the Imax Cinema and saw’To the Arctic’ which was in 3D.  We enjoyed the film and decided we needed to look after our world to stop the ice melting.  P2-3 did a workshop called ‘Inner Space’

In the evening we went to Mother India for a curry.  Dylan had Chicken Tikka, which was quite spicy and Clyde had a vegetable Dosa which was very nice but also spicy.  We enjoyed the curry and the coach driver came with us.

The Glasgow Trip (Day 2)

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Lunch in the Winter Garden

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The amazing playpark

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Trying on a turban at the Gurdwara 

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A hole in one!

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An insect Eating plant.

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Captured

When we woke up on Tuesday we got up and went for breakfast with everyone else. After a Breakfast of Cereal, Toast and Yogurt we got the bus to the People’s Palace. There a guide gave us a tour of it. We learnt a lot about Glasgow’s history and it was really fun! Then we went to the Winter gardens which were joined to the People’s Palace and had a snack. Next we went and explored by ourselves.

 

 

 

 

Once we had seen nearly everything in the People’s Palace we had lunch in the winter gardens again.

My favourite part was the prison!

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People’s Palace

Afterwards we went to a really cool, amazing play park with these giant towers with tube slides going down. It was superb!

Then we got the bus to a Gurdwara and a person gave us a tour and we had food from the Langar. The Langar was a free food kitchen for anyone Sikh or not to have free food from. Also at the end of the day they gave some of it to poor people all around Glasgow.

Afterwards we went back to the hostel and played games and wrote up our trip diaries.  Whenever we want we can see and remember what we did. Later we had dinner and went to Crazy Golf.It was amazing and in some of them there were secret tunnel shortcuts and when you went through them a bird would say something.On one of the courses an Elephant sprayed you with water.  On another you only had one try or your ball got eaten! There was lots of other things there as well but we didn’t go on them. After Crazy Golf we got the bus back to the Hostel.

Everyone went to bed except for me, Dylan and Mrs Boden. Secretly we had a midnight (well, 10 pm!) snack of hot chocolate and biscuits. Then we too went to bed.

Now our talents can be shared!

A little while before Christmas, the school organised a ceilidh at the hall. Maisie and I were very brave, because each of us shared one of our special talents. Maisie played Fairy Lullaby on the whistle. She was very good! I sang a Gaelic song called I Am Tired of Picking Bracken All Day Long. After I sang the song everybody clapped, and my cheeks went very red. To close the show, we performed a play called The Star Watcher’s Journey.

 

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Maisie painting the set with me.

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Our amazing play!