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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

Let's Dance (performed by Plockton Primary School)

Street Dance

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.

Lets Dance – 1
June 2012
Calum P5, Andrew P3 and Innes P6

Tap Dancing

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.

Let's Dance – 2
June 2012
Jessica P6

Ballet

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.

Let's Dance – 3
June 2012
Laura P6 and Rebekkah P6

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.

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June 2012
Rowan P4

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.

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Let's Dance – 4
June 2012
Finlay P6
Residential trip to Badaguish Outdoor Centre

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.

Badaguish — firewood

This is the mountain biking . . .

Badaguish — mountain bikes

. . . and this is in the forest beside Badaguish. This is in Tree Zone at the finish of the Tree Creeper.

Badaguish — ropewire
May 2012
Laura and Rebekkah P6

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.

May 2012
Innes P6

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.

May 2012
Logan P6

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.

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Badaguish — canoeing
May 2012
Fionnlaigh P6

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.

May 2012
Ciorstaidh-Sarah P7
Face Britain
Face Britain

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.

Face Britain home page

Portraits of EP2 and GP7

Daily Mail on Face Britain

April 2012
Christina P4
Face Britain

Doing Face Britain was fun. We got to do self portraits.

Face Britain
April 2012
Callum P5
Plockton Horticultural Society Spring Fair

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.

Horticultural Spring Fare
March 2012
Adam P6
Birthday Surprise by Julia Donaldson

We did a play called Birthday Surprise. It was fun. I was Joe in the play.

March 2012
Andrew P3

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.

Birthday Surprise
March 2012
Jessica P6

We did a play called Birthday Surprise. It was so fun. I was Stuart in the play.

March 2012
Callum P5

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.

Birthday Surprise
March 2012
Abby P7
Salmon in the Classroom
Salmon in the Classroom

The salmon eggs have hatched out into alevins. Adam and me took out a dead egg

March 2012
Innes P6
Salmon in the Classroom

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.

Salmon in the Classroom
March 2012
Laura P6
World Book Day & Abby's Birthday Party

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.

World Book Day
February 2012
Rebekkah P6

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.

February 2012
Eleanor P7

We are dancing at Abby’s party. It was fun. It was Abby’s 3rd birthday.

World Book Day
February 2012
Logan P6
Coffee Morning

Bha tòrr cofaidh agus bonnachan ann. Bha an talla làn dhaoine.

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Coffee Morning
March 2012
Brighde P6

Bha sinn a’ reic na logaichean paipear aig an latha cofaidh. Reic sinn a’huile fear.

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Coffee Morning
March 2012
Ally P7

Bha sinn air an stall ceicichean agus a‘ reic ceicichean.

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Coffee Morning
March 2012
Rowan P5
Practical Maths
Practical Maths

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.

March 2012
Christina P5

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.

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March 2012
Ciorstaidh-Sarah P7
Practical Maths

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!

Practical Maths
March 2012
Finlay P6
Nursery Burns Day
Nursery Burns Day

This is the nursery on Burns day. They had celebration. They had haggis, potatoes and shortbread.

Seo an sgoil araich air Latha Burns.

Nursery Burns Day
March 2012
Rowan P5
Nursery Art
Nursery Art

‘S toigh leinn dathan agus ‘s toigh leinn dealbhan. Bi sinn a’deanamh torr dhiubh.

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Nursery Art
February 2012
Nursery Pupils
Shrove Tuesday

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.

Shrove Tuesday
February 2012
Adam P6
Shrove Tuesday

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!

Shrove Tuesday
February 2012
Rebekkah P6
Birdwatch Maths and Spreadsheet Graphs
Birdwatch Maths

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.

Birdwatch Maths
Birdwatch Maths
February 2012
Laura P6
Renewable Power

Bha mi a’cleachdadh muileann-gaoithe. Bha torr gaoth ann. Bha mi a’cuideachadh.

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Renewable Power
February 2012
Andrew P2
Renewable Power

Rinn sinn muileannan gaoithe a mach a botalan, cairt agus piosan fiodha. Dh’obraich iad gle mhath.

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Renewable Power
February 2012
Eosaph P5
Birdwatch
Birdwatch

This is us doing our birdwatch. We saw lots of birds, including robins, crows and even buzzards. We had a good time.

Birdwatch
February 2012
Rebekkah P6

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.

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Birdwatch
February 2012
Finlay P6
Innovative Writing
Innovative Writing

I learned to write and read the word ‘skateboards’. It was great fun.

February 2012
Logan P6
Innovative Writing

The nursery was writing with stencils.

Innovative Writing
February 2012
Jessica P6
Computer Art

We were doing computer art with 2simple. I got the idea from a paper snowflake.

Computer Art
January 2012
Laura P6
Patterns

We had to cut up pieces of paper, put paint over them, and then peel them off. We made pretty patterns.

Patterns
January 2012
Christina P4
Christmas Technology

We were making an advent calendar and Christmas decorations. Andrew made a house with a chimney. We used wood, paper and backing boards.

Christmas Technology
December 2011
Eleanor P7
Chocolate Eggs
Chocolate Eggs

We had really good fun making chocolate eggs. We made them for our project on festivals of light.

Chocolate Eggs
December 2012
Laura P6, Jessica P6 and Christina P6
Maths in Technology

We use a lot of maths in technology. Maths can be fun!

Maths in Technology
December 2011
Adam P6 and Logan P6
Victorian Day

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.

Victorian Day
December 2011
Rowan P5

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.

December 2011
Calum P6

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.

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Victorian Day
December 2011
Eosaph P6 and William P4
Stained Glass Windows
Stained Glass Windows

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.

Stained Glass Windows
December 2011
Jessica P6

I was making a stained glass window. It was a star. But the one in the book had a knight on it.

Stained Glass Windows
December 2011
Christina P4
Police Visit on Road Safety

One day policemen visited our class and told us about bike safety. My favourite part was when he dropped an egg.

Police Visit on Road Safety
December 2011
Eleanor P7

A few weeks ago two policemen came into our class. They talked about safety riding bikes. We have always got to wear a helmet.

Police Visit on Road Safety
December 2011
Jessica P6
Remembrance Day

We went up to the memorial and we had a minute's silence. We put a poppy. We read out poems.

Remembrance Day
November 2011
William P5
Live Music Now

Bha sin ag eisteachd ri ceol agus bha e math.

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Live Music Now
November 2011
Izzy P2

Bha Susan math aig fideag agus bha Ruairidh uabhasach math aig a’phiob.

November 2011
Archie P2
Live Music Now

We listened to the music. It was fun.

November 2011
Andrew P3
Halloween

This is the Halloween party. We all had great fun. We played lots of games. We all dressed up. We had decorations.

Halloween
November 2011
Rebekkah P6

We had a party for Halloween. We had to dress up. I was a pumpkin. My friend was a witch.

Halloween
November 2011
Christina P4

We had a party for Halloween. Innes and Logan were zombies.

Halloween
November 2011
Logan P6
Cowboy Day
Cowboy Day

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.

Cowboy Day
October 20011
Abby P7
Vegetables from our Greenhouse

This is our greenhouse.

Greenhouse Vegetables
Greenhouse Vegetables

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.

Greenhouse Vegetables
Greenhouse Vegetables

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.

September 2011
Abby P7
New Play Equipment

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.

New Play Equipment
August 2011
Adam P6

The new playground equipment has monkey bars, rope bridge, climbing wall, and rope walk, and they are fun!

New Play Equipment
August 2011
Jessica P6

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.

New Play Equipment
August 2011
Rebekkah P6

We have a new play area. It was so much work to get it. My favourite bit was the monkey bars.

New Play Equipment
August 2011
Christina P4

We made lots of money to buy the play equipment. It was so much fun watching men build it up.

August 2011
Callum P4
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