P4/5 Trip to Edinburgh Zoo

P4/5 Measuring Problem



P4/5 have been learning about measurement in maths and in our topic work we have been learning about the relief work going on in Nepal. We had to use our measuring skills to create a high visibility vest similar to the ones being used by the rescue workers. We discovered how important it is to measure accurately and some our vests fitted better than others.

P1 Visit Dirleton Castle

Primary 1 had a fantastic trip to Dirleton Castle today. It was so exciting to see a real castle and spot all the things we have been learning about. We saw where a moat and a drawbridge might have been, and identified towers, thin windows for shooting arrows, a dungeon, fire places, a great hall, kitchens, ovens and many more things. We saw that the castle was built on a hill so that the people inside had a good view all around. It was also built on a rock to stop the enemy tunnelling underneath the walls.

We made shields with our own coats of arms and decorated crowns. We pretended to be Kings, Queens & Knights for the day. We also had fun playing some parachute games and in the play park just before we got the bus back to school.


Heart of learningThe Loretto Parent Partnership would like to invite all parents/carers along to the AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 6.30pm in the School Dining Hall.  The election of Office Bearers and Class Representatives will take place at this meeting as well as any other business from the Parent Forum.  All parents/carers are warmly welcome and encouraged to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there  :-)

Jordan’s Football Fun Afternoon

Last week the school hosted a football fun afternoon in memory of Jordan Houston. We raised approx £250 for the Jordan Houston Trust. Each class designed a football themed activity and everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing the various games. Have a look at the photos below.

Health Week

Last week was health week in our school. P4/5 joined the rest of the school for an assembly about the dangers of second hand smoke. We went to P3/4 for some food tasting and the whole school did a power walk around the playground. On Tuesday P2 made us some delicious smoothies to taste and we did another power walk in the afternoon. On Wednesday we did PE with Mrs Sellwood and we had Jammin Fitness in the afternoon, this involved lots of dancing. On Thursday we did some health related games in the class and made up some raps. Friday was sports day which was a highland games theme. We would like to say thank you to all the visitors and to the different classes who organised the different events in their room.
“It was my favourite sports day because I liked the highland games theme.” – Hannah Lally
“The p2s did well with the smoothie making and worked well together.” – Giorgina Kirkhope
“I enjoyed the team activities in Jammin Fitness.” – McKenzie Lang
“I liked the healthy food tasting and my favourite was the banana.” – Ailsa Liddle

Football Fun!

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What a great afternoon was had by all! All children worked hard during the week to get their football stalls ready. Well done to all of the classes who created some very imaginative games!
The excitement was wonderful on the football pitch as the P6 boys rose to the challenge and won the game against the P7 boys. Well done to both teams who displayed many of the qualities of good sports people. Also a big thank you to Mr Bonner who coached both teams, organised the match and awarded the Jordan Houston cup. Your help and support of the football means a lot to everyone!
Beth Broadhurst was thrilled to win the Jordan Houston award. She has worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that she improves by listening to feedback from her coach.
Thank you to all for your support, I hope you all had as much fun as we did!