Plockton Primary School — Pupils Report
Welcome to the Plockton Primary School web pages. We are very pleased to be a part of plockton.com and this reflects the close relationship between the school and its community. The purpose of these pages is to tell you about the work and activities of the school. Roughly once a month we will present some short pieces about the life of the school.
We hope you enjoy these web pages, for year 2011–12.
Niall MacKinnon, Head Teacher
Street dancing originated in America in 1970. Street dance is where you battle in dance. You can make up moves. The aim of the dance is to have fun. The music is a mixture of hip-hop, beat and break dance. You usually wear baggy cropped trousers, high tops and a cap. Street dance is fun and it’s very fast.
Tap dancing began in America in the 1800s. You can tap dance to any song as long as it has a good beat. When tap dancing you wear leotards and you wear tap shoes. The beginners have one piece of metal on the shoe. The advanced people have two pieces of metal. It is good for your leg muscles and it is very relaxing.
Ballet is a performance dance. It started in the courts of Italy and spread to Russia and France. Ballet is now known all around the world. It started in the 15th century. They do performances like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Fire Bird, and The Nutcracker. Ballet dancers are very flexible but they are very good dancers. They wear leotards and tutus and they wear special shoes called Ballet shoes. Ballet music is very peaceful and classical but it can be violent.
Thagh mi am proiseict seo oir ‘s toigh leam ballet. Tha ballet cho, cho math. Is toil leam e oir chaidh mise agus mo mhamaidh dhan bhallet Sleeping Beauty ann an Theatre Royal, Glaschu air an 31mh den Dùbhlachd. Chord am ballet sin rium gu mor agus nuair a tha mi nas sinne tha mi ag iarriaidh a bhith nam dhannsair ballet. Tha mi cho toilichte gun do thagh mi am proiseict seo.
Tha am Moonwalk seòrsa ‘popping move’. Tha e a’coimhead mar a tha thu a’coiseachd air adhart nuair a tha thu a’dol air ais. Ach cha b’e Michael Jackson a’chiad duine a’ deanamh am ‘Moonwalk’. Ann an 1930 thòisich dannsaire tap leis an ainm Cab Calloway a’dèanamh danns leis an t-ainm ‘The Buzz’. Aig an àm seo bha ‘The Buzz’ cho ainmeil gun robh tòrr dannsaire tap eile ga dhèanamh. Mar sin chaidh na bliadhnaichean seachad agus aon latha bha Michael Jackson a’coiseachd sios an t-sràid nuair a chunniac e triùir clann a’dèanamh ‘The Buzz’ agus smaoinich Micheal gun robh seo glè innteanach. Mar sin, chaidh e suas chun a’chloinn agus bha a’chlann ga shealltainn ciamar a tha am Buzz a’dol. Nuair a ràinig e dachaigh bha Micheal ga atharrachadh beagan.
This is Laura and Rebekkah taking some bark off the silver birch tree and that was to help a fire for the marshmallows and the hot chocolate. It was really fun and exciting.
This is the mountain biking . . .
. . . and this is in the forest beside Badaguish. This is in Tree Zone at the finish of the Tree Creeper.
We were at the Tree Zone near Aviemore. I found the balancing wires the hardest and the rope where you had to go in and out. I enjoyed mostly all of the tree-top walk and it was very high up but I still dared to look down.
We were on the rope wire near Aviemore. I found it easy. At the end I dropped off a really high tree and zoomed across to the other side.
Am bliaghnasa chaidh priomh sia agus seachd air triop na sgoile gu Badaguish. Rinn sinn torr diofar rudan mar eiseampleir:
Bushcraft, canoeing, tree zone, bodha agus saidhead, agus baic. Bha àm math aig a’ h-uile daoine agus bha tòrr spors againn.
From the 14th to the 18th of May we went to the Badaguish Outdoor Centre. We learned how to make a natural fire in bushcraft. We went canoing in water that was 5° celcius! After canoeing we went to Treezone, where you were ten meters high in the trees doing an obstacle course with zipwires. We did archery and I got a bullseye.
We took part in Face Britain. We sent in pictures. On the 19th April 2012 from 8.30 11.00pm all the pictures were made to be the Queen’s face and were projected on to Buckingham Palace.
Doing Face Britain was fun. We got to do self portraits.
This is a picture of the winners of the Marion Gillies Love Memorial Award in Plockton. The one with the number 8 is mine and I am very pleased we won and I hope we could win again.
We did a play called Birthday Surprise. It was fun. I was Joe in the play.
This is a picture of the English Medium class doing their play. It was in the canteen. It was about a naughty boy at a party.
We did a play called Birthday Surprise. It was so fun. I was Stuart in the play.
This is a picture of my class doing the play called Birthday Surprise. This is me sitting on the sofa reading a magazine. It was a good play and it was fun.
The salmon eggs have hatched out into alevins. Adam and me took out a dead egg
On 22nd March 2012 we went to see our salmon. They were alevins and they are like a tadpole with a small but big blob on them. It was really fun as well.
On World Book Day we got dressed up. We got to dress up from our favourite book. I dressed up as the Wicked Witch. She was from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
One day we made a surprise party for Abby. Abby was sent to the Gaelic class to help them while we prepared the party by moving tables and putting food on the tables alongside the drinks. When Abby came in she looked shocked. Then the Gaelic class came in and celebrated Abby’s birthday by playing party games.
We are dancing at Abby’s party. It was fun. It was Abby’s 3rd birthday.
In school we have been learning about right angles. A right angle measures 90°. We made a paper angle and went out to the playground to look for right angles. We found them on the window, fence, gate and the floor. There were a lot of right angles hiding in the playground. But we found them! It was good fun.
Airson pròiseact matamataig an teirmsa bha sinn ag obair air sgèile agus meudachadh. Bha sinn ag ’obair taobh a-muigh. Thomhais fad an sgoil airson mapa a’ dheanamh agus tha na mapaichean suas air a bhalla a nise.
We had a measuring day. On this day everybody got sorted into groups and then went outside. We measured the schools main building. My partners were Ally and Eosaph. It was a very fun day for everyone!
This is the nursery on Burns day. They had celebration. They had haggis, potatoes and shortbread.
Seo an sgoil araich air Latha Burns.
On pancake Tuesday the class were making pancakes. In this picture we are cracking eggs and mixing the ingredients. As well as eggs we measured water and flour. We had to beat the mixture and Mr Mackinnon helped us cook them. We had a choice of golden syrup or lemon on our pancakes. They were delicious and I am going to try them at home.
On pancake Tuesday we made pancakes. We took turns coming up and adding the ingredients. The top picture is stirring the mixture. The bottom picture is measuring the milk into a jug. The pancakes were amazing!
We went out to see how many birds we could see. We kept a tally chart. We found a lot of blackbirds and we saw a buzzard. We went on the computer and made a bar chart about it.
This is us doing our birdwatch. We saw lots of birds, including robins, crows and even buzzards. We had a good time.
An diugh chaidh clas gàidhlig agus beurla a-mach airson eoin fhaicinn. Chaidh a’ chlas gàidhlig ann trì buidheanan, na Fishing Sumos, na Ikeas agus na Hannah Montanas. Chunnaic sinn tòrr diofar seorsa eoin an diugh agus bha iad uile glè snog. Bha tòrr spors againn a’ choimhead air a’ h-uile diofar seorsa eoin a’ bha a’ fuireach anns a’ phloc.
I learned to write and read the word ‘skateboards’. It was great fun.
The nursery was writing with stencils.
We were doing computer art with 2simple. I got the idea from a paper snowflake.
We had to cut up pieces of paper, put paint over them, and then peel them off. We made pretty patterns.
We were making an advent calendar and Christmas decorations. Andrew made a house with a chimney. We used wood, paper and backing boards.
We had really good fun making chocolate eggs. We made them for our project on festivals of light.
We use a lot of maths in technology. Maths can be fun!
On the 16th of December 2011 the Gaelic class had a Victorian day. It was very interesting for the press. We were meant to have roasted chestnuts but Miss NicNèill burnt them so much that they were black as coal!!! Ally Sharp and Ruairidh Moran got the cane on the bottom!!! It was a fun day not to mention a funny one too.
The Victorian day was fun. We got a photo which I didn’t like. The class was very strict because it was a Victorian day.
Ghabh sinn latha bhictoranaich. Aig am break bha sinn cluich an geam seo bho an leabhar Oliver Twist. Bha spors mor again. Cha robh e math nuair a bha Miss NicNeill ag eitheach.
Some of the children in the class were doing stained glass windows. One was mine which had six stars on it and one love heart. We worked hard at it.
I was making a stained glass window. It was a star. But the one in the book had a knight on it.
One day policemen visited our class and told us about bike safety. My favourite part was when he dropped an egg.
A few weeks ago two policemen came into our class. They talked about safety riding bikes. We have always got to wear a helmet.
We went up to the memorial and we had a minute's silence. We put a poppy. We read out poems.
Bha Susan math aig fideag agus bha Ruairidh uabhasach math aig a’phiob.
We listened to the music. It was fun.
This is the Halloween party. We all had great fun. We played lots of games. We all dressed up. We had decorations.
We had a party for Halloween. We had to dress up. I was a pumpkin. My friend was a witch.
We had a party for Halloween. Innes and Logan were zombies.
We all dressed up as cowboys. It was fun because we had to dress up. This is Jessica on the climbing frame. We all liked having it.
This is our greenhouse.
We have been growing vegetables and flowers in it since we got it. We have fishboxes full of plants around the greenhouse. It has two pipes on either side of the roof, so that when it rains the water goes down the pipes and into a barrel. The barrel has a tap at the bottom of it so that if we need any water we just turn the tap. The greenhouse also has automatic windows so that if it gets too hot in the greenhouse, they open.
The reason we grow vegetables is to provide food and have a nutritious meal. I know without red meat, sweets and carbohydrates we wouldn't have a balanced diet. You need your vegetables and fruit or your tummy would be bored of all the other types of food. Without green veg we wouldn't get any iron.
A few months ago we were getting play equipment. We were getting a bridge with a rope to stand on then a climbing frame, and some upward ropes to hold on, then some monkey bars. There’s also some tyres to run across. I can go around it in 21 seconds. I’m glad it’s here and I’m going to try to beat my time and make it 20 seconds.
The new playground equipment has monkey bars, rope bridge, climbing wall, and rope walk, and they are fun!
This is our new playpark where everyone has fun. There are the snake, monkey bars, climbing wall, even spiders web. It is so much fun playing there. I am so glad we got it.
We have a new play area. It was so much work to get it. My favourite bit was the monkey bars.
We made lots of money to buy the play equipment. It was so much fun watching men build it up.