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  3rd class having fun playing maths games in the learning support support room.
Their teacher Mrs. Wilkinson, Maths support teacher Mrs. Welch, some senior pupils and Mrs. O'Kelly helped 3rd class with the games.
  Having fun arranging
the stable for Christmas!
We had lots of fun creating this Winter Wonderland.
We made the snowman using papier maché on balloons.
Do you see our polar bear collage at the shiny frozen lake?

Our beautiful Autumn frieze!
  What delicious cupcakes we made with Mrs. Kelly and Elaine!
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We hope you like our fabulous Summer hallway display!
  A.N. paid a visit on his birthday to L.K. Pets, where he bought some lovely new fish for our school fish tank. He had lots of fun meeting different pets in the shop, too!
A.N. also created a wonderful powerpoint presentation on underwater life. He is very interested in this topic, and presented his work brilliantly to his own and other classes who were fascinated to learn all about the life under the sea, and to taste dulse! His presentation is entitled 'Why do starfish grow arms?'. His classmates from 4th class lay down head-to-toe in the playground along a blue line measuring 30m long, which is the length of a blue whale! It was a very memorable sight and experience, and all the classes since have been marvelling at the line outside during their playtime. Although dulse is a tasty snack eaten just as you usually buy it, raw and dried, if you like the unusual flavour you may like to try one of the recipies below. For more seaweed recipies using carageen, dulse etc visit this website
A Scottish Recipe for Dulse broth

Hebridean Dulse Broth   - Serves 3 - 4

Need :     25 g dried dulse

1 medium potato

25 g butter

0.5 - 1 tsp lemon juice

Salt and Pepper

750 ml (1.25 pint) milk

crusty bread

Place dulse in a bowl of water and leave for 5 - 10 mins. Drain and put into a saucepan with water and boil for 10 mins. Peel and boil the potato and mash. When the dulse has cooked, drain. Mix in the mashed potato, butter and 0.5 tsp of the lemon juice. Season. Gradually stir in the milk and return to heat. Gently simmer for 20 mins, stirring often. Check seasoning and if desired add rest of the lemon juice. Serve with crusty bread.

Dulse Quiche

Need :        17g dulse

1 small packet of ready made shortcrust pastry (about 250g)

300ml milk

3 or 4 eggs

50g cheese (grated)

Salt and Pepper

Roll out the pastry to fit a greased and lined 8 inch pie / flan dish and line the dish with the pastry. Leave at room temperature for 30 mins (resting). After 30 mins trim excess pastry off pie / flan dish.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius (Gas Mark 5).

Finely chop dulse - preferably in a blender. Place into a sieve and put into a bowl of water for 10 mins. Remove sieve from bowl and pat dulse dry. Sprinkle dulse and grated dulse into pie dish. Put eggs into a jug and beat. Add milk to eggs and beat. Pour mixture into pie dish. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 mins or until egg mixture is firm and check with a skewer - it should come out clean.

Some 6th class pupils had lots of fun measuring and baking queen
cakes with Mrs. Kelly and Elaine. Delicious!
What a great Mad
Hatters' Tea Party!
We are proud of our Christmas gift boxes!
They will be given to needy children far away.
A.N. and L.W. made and sold tasty rhubarb jam to the teachers! They used the money for a bowling trip for all the resource children. The leftover money was used to buy some items for Christmas shoeboxes!    
  L.W. celebrated her birthday recently with Miss D.    
    Special Job -
A.N. feeds the school
fish every day!

Constructed Farmyard scene   As part of his special fish project, A.N. created this fantastic model fish tank.
A.N. also designed a survey for 2nd class about their favourite fish, and the class drew a graph of the results.
Brilliant Books!

Check out our
fabulous egg trees!

The Fab Three: Three very hard working pupils from 3rd class, A.McC., R.G. and J.H. have been extremely busy lately!

They wrote a super Maths trail quiz and distributed it among all the classes.

Thank you boys very much for all your efforts -
the school is now a more interesting and exciting place!