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P6 Learning Logs

Health and Wellbeing

This week p6 went to stay the night at Yellowcraigs .We walked there and when we arrived we set up the tents and after we decided to go for a walk through the woods and went to the beach were we had an art competition for who  could draw the best piece of art work on the sand.  After, we went down to the rocks and we learnt how to handle crabs. After we went back to the tents and had desert and went to sleep.




Health & wellbeing

On the 23rd of June the p6s went to Yellowcraig beach and learned how to put up a tent and how to take tents down. We learned how to put the tent poles in the right places.  we all worked as a team and in the end the girls put up their tent first and the boys at a close second and overall we had such a wonderful time and we all want to do it again.

Alice & Torri


In health and wellbeing we learnt how to light a fire safely.  You have to be close to the firepit before lighting it and make sure the match is not wet.  Once the fire is going you can start cooking but you must always keep a safe distance and make sure that others do too!

Richard and Ben



In health and wellbeing we cooked pasta and sauce using a pot and a stove it took half an hour or longer to cook it. We also used a wok to cook Mrs Richardson’s sauce and cut up some smoked sausage and added it in with the pasta. At breakfast we cooked bacon and had yummy bacon rolls. It was a great camp we all loved it.


In Art we did beach art.  We  had a sandcastle competition in pairs.  We had 15 minutes to build a castle and my group won.  We had a fun camp!


In literacy at camp we did presentations about a special sticks we had found; it was a lot of fun and because it was outside I was not nervous at all!



P6/7 Learning Logs

Expressive Arts

This week we`ve been doing a lot of work on the play, practising the songs, rehearsing our lines, we have also done some art for the play. We made rosettes and a sign that says PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB MEETING IN PROGESS!! We`ve learned the songs and learned most of our lines.

Selena, Marly, Richard, Saul, Samuel and Cailib


Sports Day

This week was our sports day, the whole school went down to the green and participated in a number of sports. We also took part in running races, sack races, golf ball and spoon and long distance races. Every house worked together as a team and by 5 points Ruthven were the winning team and won the cup. Well done Ruthven, well done everyone.

Amy, Zoe and Alice


Last Friday p6/7 went to Dalkieth  for an orienteering competition. Although our school has not had as much practice in the sport as some of the schools there, all the children did there best to put in the maximum effort, but the most important thing to remember is to try to have fun and do your best and in the end we came sixth against all the top schools our best time was 17 mins 58secs. Well done everyone!

Caitlin, Tadhg, Charlie and Poppy._.


This week in mental maths we have been learning about time. We added subtracted time we also converted 24 hour time in to normal time in our jotters.


In PE we played chaos tig at the start and after that we played rounders boys vs girls and p6 vs p7 and ended as a draw both times.

Benjamin ,Ben, Emma, Jaiden and Josh

Health & Wellbeing

On Tuesday this week, primary 6/7 went to the risk factory in Edinburgh to learn about everyday risks and how to deal with them. We went through eleven rooms, all with different scenarios and worked out how to keep ourselves and others safe.

Bethany, Ella Malaika, William & Gemma

P6/7 Learning Logs – Friday 27/5/16

This week in Health and Wellbeing on Wednesday the 25th of May,  primary 6/7 went on a trip to Meadowmill to do an athletics competition,  we were competing against schools from the cluster and the wider East Lothian. When we got there there were loads of different events which some of us competed in.  Amy competed in the long jump and came 2nd! Poppy came 5th in the cricket ball throw, Marly came 1st in the high jump and broke a record and  1st in the 80m.  Josh came 3rd in the 600m and 5th in the cricket ball throw.  Cailib came 2nd in the long jump and 3rd in 80m. Gemma came 6th in the 150m and in the 600m she came 3rd. Charlie came 2nd in the 150m and made it to the finals. Ella Malaika, Bethany, Caitlin, Saul, Tadhg and Benjamin did the tug of war and came 5th. The highlight off the day was the relay, the relay team was Marly, Zoe, Cailib and Josh and they came 1st in the heat and final!! As it turned out we got the most points of any school there which is unusual. We got the small schools cup and now we will have to get a trophy cabinet for this cup and the orienteering trophy which we won recently.

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This week in drama, in expressive arts, we have been learning all the songs and parts to the end of the school play. We have chosen parts and were given scripts to learn  and we’ve started to memorize our lines and act them out for practice. The play tells a story about four interviewees going for their first job remembering  back to when they were kids on their first days, best days and sports days.

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This week in health and wellbeing p6 met there new p1 buddies and  helped them settle into the school a little bit. We also played with the building blocks and drew pictures with them and made name badges with them. We explained to them about what it feels like to be in the school and asked them a little bit about themselves. We hope that this has been a good introduction to Dirleton for all the new p1s

P6s- Emma, Jaiden, Richard and Saul

Last week p7s learning was at camp; they spent a five nights there and did fun activities. We did canoeing, exploration, catwalk, Tyrolean Traverse, burn scramble, nightline, crate climb, problem solving, night activities and lots more.  We learned how to work well together in groups and made new friends who we will meet again in High School. We also had a disco on the last night where everyone danced and had fun and Mrs Robertson even did the dab. Our highlights were Disco, Nightline, canoeing, burn scramble and the exploration where we built dens and tasted food growing in the wild and sat in a bothy bag for lunch, all 12 of us, 1,500 feet up- half a munro. Dounans was a great camp!!!

by P7- Zoe and Selena and the rest of the P7s!



P6/7 Learning Blog

Science-This week in science we have been learning about the human body . We split into groups to draw and cut around our classmates, in the mean time one of the group members cut out body organs so we can stick them on to the cut out. When we are finished we will put them up on the wall.

Bethany, Gemma, Ella Malaika and Emma xxxxxx

On Wednesday the 4th of May, 2016 p6/7 went to Vogrie Park for an orienteering and we competed on p6 and p7 courses. p7s were the fastest out of East Lothian and Mid Lothian. Josh came first for the p7s. Dirleton primary school where the fastest competitors.

Torri , Amy , Alice  and Zoe


This week in maths we where revisiting on a few things we have done before such as time, fractions, decimals and percentages. Once we had figured out the fraction of something we then found out the decimal and percentage knowing the fraction made it a lot easier.

Selena, Jaiden, Marly, Richard, Saul and Cailib

Science-This week p6/7 in science have been learning about the organs in the human body we drew around one of the group members and put the paper organs that we cut out on their places on the body.

Poppy, Charlie, Tadhg, Caitlin

This week in French we were learning about the French animals and their names. We also played memory games to remember the names of the animals.