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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P6s Go Back In Time At Hoptoun House

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

P1 Easter activities By Emma, Isla and Jack

The P1 reporting team ( Emma, Isla and Jack) went down to the Infant area to help out with some fun Easter activities before the Easter Holidays.  This included an Easter egg hunt, easter baking with Mrs Elderfield and making Easter baskets.

We helped the P1 teacher, Mrs Cooper hide all of the plastic eggs around the little playground and the sand hill there were 48 eggs altogether.  All the P1 children were having lots and lots of fun collecting the Easter eggs in their baskets with their friends, they found all of the eggs super quickly.

The next part of the activities was Easter baking. They went in groups with Mrs Elderfield to make Easter rocky roads, hot cross buns and Easter biscuits in the P1 kitchen.  Two P1 pupils  came out to explain what they did to make these. They said that they mashed the chocolate to make the rocky roads and the mixture was very gooey and they couldn’t wait to eat it.

There was one more Easter activity which was making Easter baskets.  These Easter baskets were all different colours and were filled with blue crinkly confetti once the baskets were finished they put chocolate goodies and their Easter baking from earlier inside them to take home. Everyone said it was super fun.

We had a great time visiting the P1s and they had a lot of fun!

P2/3 Easter Timeline & Other Activities – by Tommy T, Ruby F and Abbie H

At Easter P2/3 were doing an Easter timeline and we went down to report on it. They were put into groups and set to do a task of putting the story together. It was all about Jesus and what he told people.

M’kyah said he is working hard and likes to help his team!

They were also making paper. Harris told us how they made it and he said that they recycled old paper and turned it into new. It was very clever! It was called reduce,reuse and recycle.`

Mrs Jones also showed us some of their models made out of plastic. Harris and Effie made a castle! It was very life like!

Reporters – Tommy & Ruby
Photos – Abbie H

Learning in Nursery! by Rachel.W Josh.S Jess.R

We went to the nursery recently to find out some things that they like to do!!

Emily likes to play in the house corner. Rory likes to make arty things. Reece likes to use the water tray. Ava enjoys going down the slide outside. Iona likes to play in the gym hall. Louise loved learning about halloween. Layla likes to play mums and dads and loves the toy dinosaurs!!! ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!

What have they learned???

They have also been planting daffodils.  They learned how to play the shapes board game.

Reece knows that people roll eggs down the hill because of Jesus. They also told us the planets they know:

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Earth and Venus. They still are learning the rest.

All of the pupils love nursery and we will be finding out lots more later!!!

by Rachel .W      Jessica. R     Josh. S



Charades Theatre Company

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:


Mrs Tremmel
May Newsletter Item

Well Done To Our Euroquiz Team

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.


The Victorians By Charlie and Kayleigh

Our class have been learning about The Victorians and Queen Victoria.  We have been doing some comprehensions.  We have also done Victorian research and Victorian fact sheet.   At the start we  did posters that had questions that we wanted to know on it and most of them are answered.  In May we are going to a Victorian house/museum and we are going to do Victorian drama.  We have also done a Victorian timeline here are some facts from it

in 1819 Queen Victoria was born .

in 1851 a man called Jacob Fussell invented ice cream.

In 1872 was the first fa cup final.

1868 The last public hanging.

1876 The telephone was invented by Alexander Bell.

1841 The great western railway was finished.

We also learned about Victorian schools and what happened in them.

Here are some things that  have learned

There are about 60 children in a class.                        Now we are only allowed 33.

Girls were cooks , servants

We are enjoying this Topic.

By Charlie & Kayliegh