Winning Team

swim teamWell done to Loretto Swim Team who did extremely well at The East Lothian Schools Swimming Competition this morning. The team came second overall with individual children receiving awards for coming first in more than one event. The mixed relay team came first and received a shield. An outstanding team effort from all!

Some Visitors to the School


The children in Loretto RC were very lucky to have three visitors this week. Three Dutch student teachers came to visit us over the week. We showed them how school works in Scotland and asked them questions about school in the Netherlands. It was fascinating to hear some of the differences!
Did you know that in the Netherlands they have a middle school? Pupils don’t go to high school until they are 16 years old!
In the Netherlands, children have at least two tests every week. Their homework is to prepare for these tests.
The times of schools are very similar to here. The class sizes are also similar.
We were excited to learn about famous Dutch people. Some of the children knew some famous Dutch footballers!
In P7, Miss Spans told the children all about Vincent Van Gogh. This was very interesting for us as we are studying abstract Art in preparation for our Art exhibition on Friday 12th February.
The Dutch teachers commented on how mannerly the children in our school are. Well done boys and girls!
Thank you for coming to visit!

P1/2 (and some of P2/3) create Scottish art and poetry

On Friday, we were very lucky to be joined by some of the P2/3 children who helped us with our learning all about Scotland. We used Scots language to create a list poem which we arranged in the shape of a thistle – a bit like a wordle – and then made beautiful thistles to go on the wall beside it.
Our poem goes like this…

a fleein’ Saltire
a laddie in a kilt
a braw bahookie
an awfy sair heid
a wee tartan moose
a bleedin’ neb
a flee in yer tatties
a greetin’ bairn
a toaty wee craw
a sleekit moose
a bonnie lassie
a gigantic wa’
a dug eating haggis
Mammy making shortbread
a moose in a hoose
shoogle yer shooders
a bonnie thistle

We hope you enjoyed it. Here are some pictures of us working hard!

P1 and P1/2 Scottish Dancing

P1 and P1/2 have been learning all about Scotland. As part of this learning, they have been practising Scottish Country Dancing in the gym. The children have learned Strip the Willow, St Bernard’s Waltz and have been introduced to the very tricky Gay Gordons! They have worked so hard and decided to use some of the steps they have learned to create their own dance sequences. The children used side stepping, galloping, skipping, waltzing, twirling and pas-de-bas steps in their dances which they choreographed to music with beats of 8. Here are some action shots!

Art Exhibition Friday 12th February

Please join us to visit our Art Exhibition on Friday 12th February. You are invited to view the children’s art work along with your  own child’s class visit. Each class will also get to see the work of the other classes. To allow for safe numbers and space we have a timetable for visits. Of course, you may have more than one child in school and wish to stay for that class too.

9am-Nursery, 9.30am P1, 9.45am -P1/2, 10am P2/3, 10.15am -P3, 11am-P4, 11.30am-P4/5, 11.45am -P5/6 and finally 12 noon -P7.

Looking forward to it-the children are very busy preparing their best work!





P1 Assembly

Please note that the P1 assembly due to take place today at 9.45am is cancelled due to the weather.  You are welcome to stay and see the assembly first thing instead.  The class will perform it again for those parents who are unable to make it today.

Scottish Baking in Primary 1

Today Primary 1 baked shortbread and oatcakes as part of our preparations for the Primary 1 coffee morning this Friday. We used scales to measure the ingredients and watched carefully for them to balance. We then had lots of fun rolling out the dough and cutting out circle shapes. The children are looking forward to trying our super baking on Friday.

Loretto SwimTeam

Well done to the children who represented Loretto today at an East Lothian Swimming Competition at The Mercat Gait Centre in Prestonpans. What a team! We finished with four first places, four second places and a third place. In the mixed relay at the end of the event, we came first, guaranteeing us a place in the final in a couple of weeks time.

Congratulations to Meagan Porteous, Luke Porteous, Maja Grochulska and Hannah Lally for being such a great team.