P4 – P7 Rugby at Hallhill

A team of P4 – P7 pupils played Kings Meadow, Compass School, Tranent cluster & Musselburgh cluster yesterday after school at Hallhill.

P7 Technology Workshop

Yesterday, P7 engaged in an exciting technology workshop run by the Museum of Flight. We started our workshop by discussing of the role of an engineer when designing different parts of an aeroplane. P7 were then set the challenge of working in a team to design a new model drinks trolly for an aeroplane.

There was strict criteria for the trolly, including the length and height. The trolly also needed to be able to hold a fizzy drinks can and survive going down a slope (the idea of turbulence!)

All groups demonstrated fantastic communication and team working skills as well as key measurement skills!

Take a look at the work in progress and the finished results. A big well done to ‘Team Cola’ who were voted by the the rest of the class as the team who constructed the best trolly. A great warm up for learning more about the world of work next week!

P7 Scottish Landscapes

P7 have been studying the Scottish artist, John Bellany. He was a painter, born in Port Seton in East Lothian. His father and grandfather were fishermen in Port Seton and Eyemouth. During the early 1960s, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art and attended the Royal College of Art in London.

Many of Bellany’s famous paintings are inspired by the Scottish Seas and life by the harbour. Bellany painted landscape scenes of both Port Seton and Eyemouth harbours. He also painted protraits of fisherman and woman. Many of his paintings show the colourful countryside of Scotland.

Inspired by his colourful paintings, P7 painted their own harbour landscapes complete with fishing boats. Each finished piece looked very unique with each pupil adding some personal touches.

During this art project, we were also lucky enough to see some of Bellany’s original work. Dylan kindly brought in his Gran’s painting of a fishwife. We also found out that Dylan’s Gran was lucky enough to know John Bellany!

Well done to all the P7 artists. The finished pieces look great!

P7 Cluster Transition Morning

P7s from Dunbar, East Linton, West Barns, Innerwick & Stenton took part in a transition morning at Lochend Campus. They were joined by S2 & S5 representatives from Dunbar Grammar School.

The groups started with some ice breaker games before having fun learning how to tie a tie!

The pupils then talked about hopes & fears for Dunbar Grammar School & took part in a Q&A session with the S2 & S5 pupils.

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the Dunbar Grammar School pupils for their positive attitude and great tips!

P7 World of Work Event

We’ve had 11 speakers sign up for our World of Work event from Monday 8th – Friday 12th February 2016.  Thank you!

We are looking for 1 more speaker to complete our timetable so that every child in the year group gets to hear a variety of adults talk about their job and the skills they use on a daily basis.

The last slot is for a ‘Large Group Speaker’ with 100 Primary 7 children.  The session will last 30 minutes, including Q & A time.  A laptop and projector is available if required.

Time slots available:

Thursday 11th February from 11.20 – 11.50am

OR

Thursday 11th February from 2.15 – 2.45pm

If you are interested, please contact Miss Eeles (Depute Head Teacher) at Lochend Campus on 01368 860997 to discuss.

Alternatively, you can e-mail ‘admin@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk‘ with your contact details and ask for it to be forwarded to Miss Eeles.

Thank you!

P7 pupils had a great time today watching the Dunbar Grammar School panto, ‘Snow White’. Fantastic acting, singing & dancing from all involved!

Well done to the wonderful 6th years and thank you for inviting the P7s along as part of their transition programme.

The teachers enjoyed seeing lots of their ex pupils performing too!

Christmas Lunch

P7A enjoying their Christmas lunch this afternoon!