Wednesday, 19 August 2009

News from Denmark
We are now back in scholle after a long warm(for a change) holiday.
We hope you will continue to write us on the blog as we have learned a lot from working with you on the blog.
Best wishes from (now) 5 B in Skaelskoer


Friday, 5 June 2009


Thanks, we have enjoyed this year very much. We are happy because our 10-week-holiday has started. Have a nice summer! Now we have to go to swim.


Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Questions from Kuvansi- and our answers!

We had hoped to ask these questions last week, by webcam, but unfortunately, we had some problems.
Here are Mr Ikonen's class' questions, and our answers.

1) Oletteko te pitäneet blogista? Have you liked our blog?
Yes, we have had lots of fun this year with the blog. Kiitos paljon! Thank you very much!

2) Kuinka monta ihmistä teidän kaupungissa asuu? How many people are living in your town?
There are around 700 people living in Gifford. The picture shows the village hall.

3) Oletteko te nähneet karhua? Have you seen a bear?
Blackie saw bear footprints when she was on holiday in Canada. Puddock also saw a bear when she was on holiday in Canada! There are no wild bears here in Scotland.

4) Suomessa on paljon hirviä. Onko niitä Skotlannissa? We have lots of elk here in Finland. Do you have any in Scotland?
No, we don't have elk here.

5) Mikä on suurin villieläin Skotlannissa? What is the biggest wild animal in Scotland?
The Red Deer.

6) Kuinka moni on nähnyt Loch Nessin hirviön? How many of you have seen the Loch Ness Monster?
All of us have seen it.

7) Mikä on suurin järvi? What is the biggest lake (loch) in Scotland?
It's Loch Lomond, (in the picture below)though Loch Ness, where Nessie lives is the deepest loch in Scotland.

8) Mitkä ovat teidän lempiaineita? What are your favourite school subjects?
Writing, Maths, ICT, PE.

9) Mitä pelejä pelaatte liikuntatunnilla? What games do you play in PE lessons?
We play Unihoc (floorball) benchball, rounders and basketball.

10) Onko Harry Potter elokuva kuvattu teidän lähellä? Have Harry Potter movies been filmed close to you?
Yes, some of the movies were filmed at Alnwick Castle, which is about 1 hour from Gifford.

11) Mitä te harrastatte? What are your hobbies?


Friday, 29 May 2009


We had a lovely day's scrambling up North Berwick Law on Tuesday this week.

Here are some pictures from the day. We went in two groups- one half of the class in the morning, and the other half in the afternoon.

At the top of the hill, with Mike, the outdoor education instructor.

We all wore helmets and here you can see us using ropes to get up some tricky bits of the hill!

Can you see the beautiful view in the background?

At the top of North Berwick Law.


Thursday, 21 May 2009

Creating a butterfly!

We made some pictures of butterflies in class this week. Here is one of them, from start to finish! Do you make things like this in Denmark and Finland?


Monday, 18 May 2009

Dear friends in Finland, we wish to thank you for your lovely presents.
We all liked them a lot


Monday, 11 May 2009

News from Denmark

Hej Finland and Scotland,
We have just had a small break and the children want to tell you about the break.
Best regards Lene


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Golden Eagle flies to Ylläs, in Finland

One of our class, Golden Eagle, has enjoyed the project we have done with Finland so much, that he persuaded his parents to take him, along with his brother and sister, to Finland for a week at Easter time.
They stayed in Ylläs, in Lapland, where they had a great time skiing, fishing, riding on snowmobiles and lots more. Golden Eagle's mum told Mr Purves before they went that they hadn't considered Finland before the link that Yester has with Kuvansi, and Golden Eagle has told us that they all enjoyed it so much, they'd like to go back again!


Skiing is fun!

Here is Golden Eagle, whizzing down the slopes in glorious weather!


Ice fishing!

While in Ylläs, Golden Eagle tried out ice fishing. Unfortunately, the fish were not too easy to catch!


A ride in the sled!

One of the things Golden Eagle and his family loved doing while in Ylläs was going for a ride in a sled, pulled by huskies!


With the family

Golden Eagle is here with his mum and dad, and brother and sister.


The snow hotel

Golden Eagle visited a hotel made from snow and ice while he was in Ylläs. Here he is, about to enter the snow hotel!


Golden Eagle at the bar

"Could I have a coke, with ice, please?"
Yes, even the bar was made from ice!


The snow is wonderful!

The snow here was deep - up to our knees!


Monday, 20 April 2009


My name is Nina, I am 11 years old, I love horses, I like Pizza, I like a computergame called Habbo


Our school nature camp!

Hello, Scotland and Finland

We want to post some pictures from our outings.

We stayed at a naturecamp near our school Here we are leaving the school.


I am carrying the fishing net down to the sea. I liked the camp.



We had fun at the camp and here I am fishing.

Benjamin J


Here I am with my friend Jacob. We are sitting in the shelter where we slept at night. We just palyed fottball and got grass on our trousers.