P7 Rotary Quiz Winners!

Seven teams from across the cluster competed in the Rotary Club Primary School Quiz on Thursday 28th January. Schools taking part included Innerwick, West Barns, Belhaven Hill and Dunbar Primary.

We entered two teams and finished in 1st and 2nd place! They were followed in 3rd place by pupils from Belhaven Hill.

Rotary 1

Dunbar Primary School Team 2 – The Winners!

Rotary 2

Dunbar Primary School Team 1 – Runners Up

The winning team will now move forward to compete in the regional final against school pupils from across East Lothian. Well done to all involved – a great team effort!!

P7 Transition Morning – Thurs 29th Jan

The P7s from across the cluster will join us tomorrow at Lochend Campus for the first transition morning.  The pupils will play team games, discuss their hopes & fears for secondary school and have the opportunity to ask S2 pupils questions.

Our next transition morning with the cluster schools will be in April and involves a number of teachers from Dunbar Grammar School.

Scottish Parliament Trip

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P7 had a great time visiting the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this morning. We got a guided tour and learned about the Scottish influences behind the design and construction of the building. Check out the photos of us all in the famous debating chamber AND using the microphones in the committee room.

We also took part in a Scottish Parliament workshop. This helped us to understand the history of the Scottish Parliament. We learned about the different parties that have seats in the debating chamber and examples of reserved and devolved matters. Many of P7 asked some very interesting questions during the workshop.

All of P7 acted in a mature and responsible manner during the trip, a great representation of Dunbar Primary School. Well done! We are all now looking forward to meeting our local MSP, Iain Gray, in February.

P7 World of Work Week

Our 2015 World of Work event is looking very exciting again! The timetable is almost finalised but we still need TWO more speakers.

Would you be willing to come in on Thursday 12th February for 30 minutes to speak with the P7 year group about your job? This would include time for a Q&A session with the pupils.

If you you are interested, please e-mail the school (admin@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk) or ring Miss Eeles at Lochend Campus on 01368 860997 for more information about the event.

Please pass this message to others that may be interested. Thank you!

Dunbar Grammar School Christmas Show

REMINDER:

Dear Parent/Guardian

The Primary 7 pupils have been invited to the Dunbar Grammar School Christmas Show on Wednesday 17th December.

The show starts at 1pm so the classes will need to bring a packed lunch on this day. If your child receives a free school meal we will provide a packed lunch for them.

The show will finish at 3.10pm and we would like to dismiss Primary 7 children from the Grammar School at this time. We always feel this is a good opportunity to dismiss them from the secondary school as part of the P7 – S1 transition programme.

If your child brings a scooter, bike or ripstik to school on this day then they will have to walk back to Lochend Campus to collect it.

If your child attends After School Club on a Wednesday then they will walk back to Lochend Campus with a P7 teacher.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Christmas Lunch

Having fun during our Christmas lunch!

Bible Brainiacs host Friday’s assembly!

A big well done to all the P7’s who led the Lochend Campus Assembly on Friday. Brave Daniel C kicked off the assembly by interviewing judo silver medalist, Steph Inglis. We even got a close up view of her medal! Amy M and Amy P then announced all of our lucky Stars of the Week. Mad scientist Finlay K and his wacky sidekick Conor G then went on to show us an experiment about the true meaning of Christmas. They reminded us all that sometimes the biggest present may not always be the best and we should take the time to appreciate the gifts we receive and time we have to spend with our families at this time of year. They ended their assembly by singing the catchy song, ‘Waiting for a Surprise!’

It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of all 17 classes. Well done to you all – what a great achievement!

P7 World of Work Event 2015

World of Work 9th – 13th February 2015

P7 parents & carers received a yellow ‘World of Work’ letter home on Friday 21st November. 8 people have signed up so far and we have some speakers coming along from last year’s event. This means we are still looking for 4 more speakers.  Some will speak to the whole year group and others will speak to small groups (choice of speaker).

Please complete the form if you are able to spare some time during the week to come in and talk to the children about your job or contact me at the school (01368 860 997) if you need more information.

Thank you,

Miss Eeles

P7 Peer Assessment

The P7 classes gathered together this week to showcase their WWII individual projects and peer assess them. The pupils really enjoyed the chance to share their fantastic work with the year group.