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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!!!

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P 6/7 Athletics Champions!

Congratulations P 6/7!


After putting in a fantastic team effort at Meadowmill, P 6/7 won the Small School Athletics Cup.


We were represented in every track and field event, with the climax coming as a victory in the  4 x 100 m relay.

A special congratulations to Marly Smith, who won gold in both the High Jump and 80m Sprint events.


Well done to everyone who took part and to the supporters, we couldn’t have done it without you.

P6/7 Learning Blog 20.05.16

P6 have been top of the school this week!

DSCN2036P6 have worked well as a team, supporting each other over the course of the week.


2 adults are going to travel to Brazil for the Olympic games.  Their vacation will last 2 weeks.  You must plan the dates they will travel, how they will reach their destination and where they will stay once they arrive.  Price the cost of  2 tickets for an Olympic event and record all of your findings in a document of your choice then present your itinerary to your peers.  Lowest cost please!

>> Curricular areas: 

Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies, Technologies

Richard & Emma

This task was challenging but with teamwork we managed to complete it.  Finding a low cost flight was very difficult, the cost of a flight to Brazil surprised us because it was expensive but it did take a long time to fly to Brazil.

Tadhg & Jaiden

There are so many different websites it was difficult to find one that offered the best value.  We eventually found a site that offered competitive prices.  It was annoying that we would find  a flight but it disappeared quickly – someone may have purchased it, if we were doing this for real this could be very disappointing and frustrating.

Torri & Alice

This was fun and helped us develop skills for life.  It was quite annoying trying to find a cheap flight, we persevered and eventually found a flight that cost £971 return for 2 people with British Airways.

Ben & William

This was a fun challenge but also quite irritating because it was tricky to fin the information and cheap costs.

Samuel, Saul & Charlie

Trying to find flights that were suitable was really challenging.  We found this great fun and helpful for when we need to do something like this for real.

Well done to everyone for working hard to complete their challenge.

After all children presented their findings, Torri & Alice came out with the lowest cost vacation that fulfilled all the criteria.

Torri & Alice’s Brazil vacation >>>TOTAL:  £1391.07

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This week in art we have been researching and drawing an animal in the rainforest. We have also been finishing our rainforest scenes by adding chalk pastel, paint or watercolour pencil. Gemma, Ella-Malaika, Amy, William & Bethany


This week in R.M.E we learned about Mother Teresa. We learned about how she contributed to our world and how she never gave up and persevered until the end. Mother Teresa took care of the people who needed help the most, and when recognised and awarded she took the award not for herself but for the people. Poppy, Caitlin, Josh & Cailib.


In the past week few  weeks p6/7 have been learning about the rainforest we are researching different animals and the different layers of the rainforest and we will be displaying them on the wall. Torri, Alice, Benjamin, Saul



In maths this week we learned about digital roots and how maths can make a pattern. we also did a shape sheet to see how good our knowledge of shape is. Zoe, Emma, Jaiden, Charlie, Tadhg



During this week we have been experimenting on water evaporation, we put a jug of 100ml water onto the radiator, on the window sill and in a dark cupboard. We then looked to see if any had evaporated;  the one on the radiator was left with 0ml, and the one on the window sill and in the cupboard still had 100ml.  Marly and Selena



This week the primary 6s went to a rugby festival, the boys won nine out of ten of their games and the girls won them all! It was really fun , we got to practice tackling, passing and we played sharks and fishes. Ben, Samuel and Richard