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  1. Interesting Facts 17th January 1912 Robert Falcon Scott, a British Naval Officer and Antarctic Explorer reached the South Pole along with four other men. When they got there, they then discovered they were not the first to land. A group of Norwegian Explorers, led by Roald Amundsen had landed a month previous to them on 17th December 1911. It was 1956 before any humans set foot there again. Quote of the Week “The preparation for tomorrow, is doing your best today”

  2. What’s on this week? Monday 9.15 Business Meeting – Infant Hall 3.00 P3 Netball Nippers – PE Hall Tuesday 3.00 P2 Netball Nippers – PE Hall 3.00 P7 Netball – Infant Hall Wednesday 3.00 P5 Netball – Infant Hall 3.00 Chess Club – Room 8 3.00 SUPA Club – Room 15

  3. What’s on this week? Thursday 12.00 Eco Club – GP 2 2.00 Police Visit – P7 3.00 P6 Netball – Infant Hall Friday 2.00 Therapet Visit and Talk 4E 2.30 Big Band – Music/Instrumental Rooms 5.00 Football Training

  4. Safety Reminder All children are reminded to walk when entering and leaving the dinner hall, in order to keep all children and members of staff safe.

  5. Eco Club Energy Posters Mr Mackinnon will be taking us two at a time to deliver our Energy Posters around the community. Please can teachers check the timetable so that we can go ahead next week. Global Goals This week Eco Club are going to speak to our own class and visit our Buddy classes to say hello. We are going to ask classes to look at their ideas for working on the Global Goals last year and see what they managed to do. Then we would like everyone to let us know which three Global Goals the school should focus on now. Mrs Gillon will put up a timetable in the staffroom to tell P1-3 teachers when the Buddies will visit their class next week. Please can P4-7 teachers find a space for their Eco Club member to do this with their own class.

  6. Eco Club The Big Schools Birdwatch You can do the Big Schools Birdwatch any time before the end of February. There are lots of resources on the RSPB website. Please ask Mrs Gillon if you need any help. Lindsay Taylor from the RSPB is visiting some classes to talk about birds and make fatballs to feed them. Then we are hoping that as many classes as possible will join in with the Big Schools Birdwatch. Please let Mrs Gillon know if your class will be taking part and where you would like to go to count the birds.

  7. Games Parliament Hoppy Races started on Monday 16th January at Break Time. If you’d like to play, head along to Hoppy Races Track near P1 & P2 line up. Ball court games start this week at lunchtime, 1.30pm. Wednesday – Football Thursday - Dodgeball

  8. Papdale’s Got Talent First auditions are in the P7 shared area at Golden Time on Friday 27th January Sign up! Monday – Wednesday Breaktimes at Packed Lunch Area P3 – P7 plus Staff can enter 5 people (maximum) per group Money goes to CLIC Sargent 50p per act to enter

  9. Bookbug Mrs Spence gave us a wee talk about another job she has at the Kirkwall Library, as part of the Scottish Book Trust. She is the Bookbug Co-ordinator. Mrs Spence gave us lots of information about the wide range of books available at the Library, such as baby books, picture books, information books, audio books and many more. She said you can take out as many as 12 books at one time, for up to four weeks! Mrs Spence explained that Bookbug offers a great service of delivering a bag of books and goodies to children to encourage reading. This is offered to babies, 3 year olds and P1 children. P2 and P3 children receive the “Read, Write and Count” bags too.

  10. Bookbug Here is Mrs Spence with some pupils next to the Bookbug display.

  11. Well Done Well done to Leah, Shannon, Drew and Jamie for competing in the Primary Schools Badminton Competition at the Pickaquoy Centre on Sunday. Leah won Gold in the Singles Section, and won Gold again with her partner Shannon in the Doubles Section. Drew got third place with his cousin from Glaitness in the Doubles Section.

  12. Well Done Well done to Sophie for passing Level 5 in Gymnastics. She had to do cartwheels, forward rolls and walk across a beam! Sophie explained that the levels start at Level 8, and then work down to Level 1, which is the hardest! Keep up the hard work, Sophie!

  13. Well Done Well done to Drew and Ruaridh for passing levels in their Swimming. Drew has passed level 4, and Ruaridh has passed Level 1 and 2. Well done boys!