Friday, 27 August 2010

Muddisdale mesostics and dramatic developments

This week we visited Muddisdale.
The woods were planted near our school about 10 years ago, so they are about the same age as us!
We went there to 'harvest' words which we could take back to school and use to create word clouds and mesostic poems. You can read our mesostic poems on the poetry page of our wiki.

The trees have grown tall and thick.

Finding words which describe flowers.

Group efforts reap rewards.

Working in pairs outdoors.
 We have created old Orkney families. The Drevers, the Cloustons, the Millers and the Linklater families met in the hall to meet old Geordie and find out about life on an Orkney farm about 150 years ago. They visited each other to find out about the family news and then shared the gossip with the neighbours! There were a few revelations... someone wants to go to work in Kirkwall and another revealed a skeleton in the cupboard!
'No! really? is that whit she said?'

Sharing the local news.

The womenfolk wait patiently.

The lads look ready for a dance!

The spare boy looks on as the nine pins gets underway.
The boys scramble for the girls!
We were very lucky to have a visitor come into tell us about farming in Orkney and how inportant horses were on farms. They needed lots of looking after but everyone relied on them to work very hard on the farm in the days before tractors.

Many thanks!
We will be going back to Muddisdale for more writing activities and to make land art.
Later in the term we will be going to Corrigall Farm in our drama roles.
Stay tuned to find out what develops next in our old Orkney families drama!


  1. I have really enjoyed reading your poetry inspired by Muddisdale. I look forward to seeing how the land art develops too!
    Mrs Rendall

  2. I really enjoyed getting into charactor for old Orkney farming & I am really looking forward to the kayaking & octopush! Tom

  3. I enjoyed the drama with Mr Giles.


  4. I enjoyed getting in to costume.


  5. I really enjoy getting into costume and doing drama.


  6. I really ejoyed dressing up in our `Old Orkney Farming' costumes.


  7. Our first two week in P7 have been great! I have enjoyed writing poems and getting into costume and am looking forward to the rest of P7!


  8. The old Orkney families were fun!!


  9. I found the drama very fun.


  10. I really enjoy being the Grandma in the old Orkney familes.


  11. I learnt a lot from this visit.


  12. I do like your poems! Hopefully, you will be able to do some work with Class One this year and display all of your wonderful talents.

    Miss Falconer

  13. I prefer dancing pupils to dancing robots! Your land art is beautiful.
    Lynn (Isla's Mum)

  14. I loved the land art! Glad the robort survived after being sat on by Robbie!

  15. I loved the land art too and it really is stunning. It shows great team work and creativity. What a lucky school you are to have Muddisdale on your doorstep!
    Lynn (Robbie's Mum)

  16. Thanks for allowing me to join in with your fun activities at Kirbister & Corrigal Farm Museums. It was a great day, I loved the singing and dancing well done!

    Sheena (Kristopher's Mum)