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




Get On Your Bike!

Advance notice – Bikeability for all P5s will be starting on Wednesdays from the 9th of May. You might want to start checking now if you have a roadworthy bike.

More information to follow …

Starting The mould that changed the world – By Harry & Jack

At 9.00 we went into the hall to practice for the show. First Robin ask for some volunteers to work as some soldiers  some scientist and some bacteria. the p7 were the soldiers p6 were the scientist and p5s were the bacteria.

Every week we practice a song with Mr McEwan while the p6s are away doing French.   We sometimes split so that the P5s work with Mrs Gordon’s class and the P6s with the other P6s.

Our favorite song is you all fall down.

By Jack & Harry

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 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