Category Archives: P6 2017-2018

P4 Run for the Rainforest Event

P4 ran their socks off today to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation UK. They ran for 30 minutes while their fabulous P6 mascots collected in all the donations. They raised more than £200 and put in so much hard work and effort to do so.

Thanks you all so much to those who supported us today. This means a lot to us and is very much appreciated.

P4, I am very very proud of you! Well Done!

Miss Swaney

 

The Cross Country Running Competition – by Daniel L

A while ago there was a running competition called The Cross Country.   It was held at Meadowmill and there were a lot of other schools there.

Daniel, Charlie, Tom, Scott, Fraser, took part in the big school boys race.  Tom won the category of boys from a larger school.

We all enjoyed taking part.

By Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euroquiz – By Sam and Freya P5/6

On the 20th of March was the Euroquiz and Gullane competed. Us, Christian and Jude were the competitors for the team.  We all had to do lots and lots of practising at school and home.

We went to Preston Lodge High school for the East Lothian Heat. The quizmaster was Mrs Tremmel, our headteacher. The other schools were Dunbar, Loretto, Pinkie, Musselburgh, Saltoun, Macmerry, Prestonpans and Gullane. The 1st round was geography. The 2nd round was language. The 3rd round was basically politics. After the 3rd round there was a break and we got sweets. We were tied with Loretto at that point! The 4th round was general knowledge. After the 4th round we were  ahead of Loretto by one point but we had to go into a final with them .By the 5th round only the top 2 teams remained, us and Loretto!!!! We drew the 5th round. Then we drew the tiebreaker. It was super tense. Then it went to sudden death. Then Loretto got an answer wrong so we won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That means we get to go to the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber for the final.

We went to the Scottish Parliament to go to the Euroquiz final.  There were three rounds, Geography, Language and understanding europe.  It was a lot of fun and some of the questions were quite hard. We came 3rd out of the 31 schools (470 overall) who made it to the final we got bronze medals and pencil cases and we also got our goody bag.  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

The winners were St  Mary Duntocher and Strathblane were 2nd.

We enjoyed taking part and the main things we enjoyed were being away from school for something different and coming 3rd.

 

 

 

 

 

P6s Go Back In Time At Hoptoun House – By P6 Reporting Team

P6s went to Hopetoun house to learn about the Victorians

At Hopetoun house, they were being servants, they wrote with quills and they made butter.

They ironed clothes with an old iron, they polished shoes and all of them wore hats. Boys wore top hats and jackets and the girls wore aprons and bonnets.  If you got something wrong they blamed it on the scullery maid or the butler!

They said it was old and big.  Sara’s favourite part was seeing the big bedroom.  Ellen’s favourite part was making butter. Cameron said it was nice.

If you look at the photos you will see they had a lot of fun!

By Emily H, Freya E & Reece M

P6 Bodysystems Workshop & P5/6 Posters- By Emma and Isla Photos by Jack

When we were doing about the body our class made some posters about body systems. We all got into five groups and made posters about a part of the body of our choice. The subjects chosen were the tongue, the heart, the brain and the nervous system.

Here are a few facts from them-

  • The average length of the human tongue from the back to the tip is 10 cm (4 inches).
  • A nerve is a fibre that send impulses through the body.
  • 100,000 miles of blood vessels are in your brain.
  • Did you know your heart beats about 80 times a minute?
  • The tongue is a muscular structure attached to the floor of the mouth.
  • Nerve cells work by a mixture of chemical and of electrical action .
  • Your brain is split up into two sides, the creative side and the logical side.
  • The heart is made up of 4 chambers , the left atrium, the left ventrical, the right ventrical and the right atrium.

We made five posters and we had lots of fun making them.

One afternoon all the P6s got together for a Science workshop on Body systems.  At the  workshop we learnt lots more about the human body like things about bones and veins.

In the workshop we pretended that we were in a doctors surgery and this boy called Timothy kept on getting hurt.  It was really funny and he would come in with things like  broken bones and muddled organs and we learnt what doctors would do to help them.  At one point we learned how big the large intestine was and  we held a fake large intestine and put a carrot in and wrigged it to the end.

It was a fun way to learn!

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Euroquiz-Scottish Parliament – The Scottish European Educational Trust: A resounding well done to our P6 Entrants

Primary 6 pupils across Scotland are invited to enter the regional heats to win a coveted place at the Euroquiz Finals. There were a total of 420 schools in 32 local authorities across Scotland who took part. The regional winners were invited to the Scottish Parliament for the final and… Gullane Primary were there! The regional heats were very exciting with a nail biting final tie break round between us and Loretto School. The final started with Christine Graham, MSP, as quizmaster. The questions are really challenging and the children have to know their onions (not necessarily French!).

The whole event was streamed live from the Scottish parliament and many of our classes watched the event. The two schools with the highest scores went into the final round. Sadly, Gullane wasn’t one of them but we all thought how well they had conducted themselves in such a pressured environment. We relaxed and felt very proud of them all. Then the score table came up and Gullane Primary were in third place with an excellent score- not far behind the top two teams. We watched with pride as they were presented with their certificates and their medals.

Well done to Sam, Freya, Christian and Jude – our P6 team!

My thanks to their parents for supporting their studies and coaching them and my huge thanks to Mrs. Jones for transporting them, supervising them and generally taking care of this group for the whole day. She was also a ‘marker’ for another team so the pressure was on her too! Thank you so much.

 

Charades Theatre – The Mould that Changed the World

P5, 6&7 are working with the above company on a world premiere of a musical which highlights the work of Alexander Fleming.

There is no cost for the families as such and the company is working on raising the funds to pay for the hire of the museum for the evening performance. The charge is high but we can’t find a way round it so they came up with this possible solution. As a result, Robin Hiley (head of the company) has made a short video using our classes to place a campaign on a crowd funding website.

I would like to underline that we are not expecting our families to donate to this but you may know people who would feel they could.

One of our school ‘friends’, Mr Roy McGregor, has already gifted us the funds for one of our coaches which is so generous. Edinburgh Art College has made the costumes for the event so they should look fantastic.

Please return your slips so that we can get the additional tickets out to families. There is no need to reply as we are dealing with this side- the slip is basically your reply and you get the ticket to ‘book’ your place.

The link is:

https://www.wonderful.org/fundraiser/themouldatthemuseum-37c0021f

Mrs Tremmel
May Newsletter Item

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

Sporting Successes

We sent two teams consisting of P6 and P7 pupils to the recent ELPSSA hockey tournament at Meadowmill, where a great day was had by all. One of our teams made it to the final, where a defeat to Kings Meadow Primary resulted in second place, but a qualification to the Regional Finals at Peffermill in the summer term.

Our other team came in third place on the day, and qualifies for the SHU National Hockey Day to be held in Glasgow in June. What a superb achievement for both our teams.

The team members were: Freya L, Imogen C, Morven C, Amy C, Iona S, Megan F, Ellis M, Anna D, Isla M, Emily C, Freya E, Lily W, and Olivia T.

A team of our P7 girls recently took part in the annual football tournament, an event that we have not had much success in in previous years, being up against very strong opposition from other schools. This year the opposition was of an equally high standard but our girls rose to the challenge, beating every team they played and bringing the trophy back to Gullane. Fantastic job, ladies!

The team members were: Lucy T, Anna D, Ellis M, Megan F, Iona S, Morven C, Ella D and Freya L.

In October, a team of P7 girls and a team of P7 boys took part in the East Lothian Rugby Tournament, with the girls in a pool of 18 teams and the boys in one of 20 teams. The standard of rugby was superb and the opposition was strong, but both our teams reached the semi-finals. The girls lost to Kings Meadow at this stage, but the boys had a good win against Kings Meadow to reach the finals. Up against Yester Primary for the last match of the tournament, the boys performed fantastically well, with a good win to secure the trophy for Gullane, an achievement that we have not seen for the last fifteen years. Huge congratulations to both teams for such impressive results.

The team members were: Lucy T, Anna D, Ellis M, Megan F, Iona S, Amy C, Imogen C, Morven C, Calum M, Scott M-N, Tom M, Alex S, Alfie A, Duncan L, Ben S and Seamus T.