P6 Carousels

P6 made mini fair rides(carousels) using electrical circuits.  They made the top bit of the ride and the seats using things like paper plates, cups, pipe cleaners and paper.

Then they made an electrical circuit with batteries, crocodile clips and a motor.  They taped the two things together and now they have rides which go round and round and round and round and round.

On the rides were lego mini figures, Christmas characters or just boxes.

The fair rides were very detailed and cool!

Iona’s favourite part was seeing it working.

Jude said it was fun.

Josh enjoyed it.

Murron liked all the Christmas features.

By the P6 Reporting Team
Freya, Reece and Emily

P4 Music With O-Duo – By 5/6 Reporters

Preparing for the School Show.

A while ago P4 were being taught by O – Duo ( two drummers )  and they worked on making different sounds to different  beats  to make a show for the school .

They learned different patterns and  were given signals to do different things with the drums . They had words to go with the rhythm and to keep in time. The teachers and pupils who saw the performance really enjoyed it.

Brunton Hall

When they went to the Brunton Hall they all enjoyed themselves . Harriot enjoyed beating the drums . Kirstin enjoyed playing =the calves . Liam enjoyed playing the cow bells. Rory enjoyed playing the shakers .  Millie thought it was fun and enjoyable.  Jessica liked playing the drums with her friends.

Everyone said it was very loud and noisy but very fun.

They were with other schools from East lothian at the Brunton Hall.

Written by Simra and Angus
Photos by Oli and Angus


P4 Science – Written By P5/6 Reporters

A while ago P4 were learning about science . The first thing they did was they went outside with a big bottle of fizzy juice ( diet coke  ) then they got a breath mint and dropped it in .

Then the coke exploded!  This happened because the ingredients in the breath mint  and coke did not mix , so instead they caused an explosion .

Everyone really enjoyed the explosion.  

No one thought the mentos would dissolve in the coke but they noticed they did.

Jessica didn’t expect the explosion to go as high as 1 metre and a bit more from the mentos being put in the coke and Millie thought the same thing.

It looked like they all had a lot of fun!!

By Simra, Angus & Oli
Reporters from P5/6




Active Schools Football Starting Thu 1st Feb 2018


If you are interested in this class please sign-up here.

Our new online booking system will allow you to register your details so that in future you will not have to complete the entire form every time.

Flyers were handed out at school on Monday so you should receive one which you can complete and send back to the school office to register.

If your child receives a free school meal or clothing grant due to the family income then please contact me to apply for a free place on this class.



Paul Lavery | Active Schools Coordinator (Primary) | Based at Preston Lodge High School

M: 07976 377956 | T: 01875 810950 | E: plavery@elcschool.org.uk

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Crazy Creation Day

We are looking forward to taking part in this day that P5 are organising tomorrow. Details are in the newsletter and the children have had a whole school presentation about it and questions answered in their classes.

If they are STILL unsure what to wear they can read the post written by the P5 here.


P5 are holding an event called Crazy Creations day.  This event will be held on the Thursday 14th of December.  We are fundraising for 2 charities this year.  We chose Cancer Research and Save the Children.  We are going to split the money between the 2 charities.Donations would be £1 or if you are feeling generous you can donate more.

The rules would be: clothes and hats but no accessories (antlers etc) or jewellery. (We will accept small earrings). Crazy hair is acceptable but no hair dye or sprays to change the colour.

You can still come in your school uniform or wear a Christmas Jumper if you wish.

We are also holding a parade at assembly on 14th of December to show off your creations.   The teachers (if they want) will be dressing up as well……… this event will be so much fun!

P.S Please do not go and buy a costume just put something really really odd together, the crazier the better and no competition is involved.



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