Category Archives: P6/7

P6/7 Rugby

P6/7 have recently finished a very thorough and enjoyable series of rugby sessions with Chris Laidlaw. Surprisingly coinciding with some good weather, the P6/7 pupils showed a lot of enthusiasm during the sessions and demonstrated an increasing level of skill. Well done everyone!

P6/7 Visit To New Lanark

On Monday, the P6/7’s went on a visit to New Lanark to consolidate some of their learning about the Victorians.  It was a long bus journey there and back but it was worth the effort. We were able to sample a real Victorian classroom with an authentic Victorian teacher (scarier than Mr Cain) and learned that while some things in school life has changed considerably over the many years, other things had remained much the same.

And we got to see some real Victorian buildings, engines and factory machines. Finally there was an interactive ride through history seeing (and smelling) the development of the Victorian age through the eyes (and nose) of a young Victorian girl.

A very interesting day out for everybody!

Maths Week

This week was Maths week and we did maths and numeracy almost all the time, and despite some initial misgivings the class survived intact :), and amazingly had some great times over the week!

Yes, we had our normal maths lessons, but there was so much more – we had a maths trail around the school gathering clues to solve some mathematical questions. We had an outdoor maths sessions where we solved problems outside. We had some maths art sessions – making “Figure Me Out” posters and drawing strange figures using only 2D shapes. Our spelling was maths words, we had mathletics on the laptops, we played times tables games and had a carousel of mini problems to  complete. Phew!! And all that in just 3 days.

P6/7 Kayaking

We had a great morning at Musselburgh lagoons learning to kayak (and canoe). The outdoor ed. coaches were brilliant at showing us how to control our boats, moving and navigating with the paddles. We even got to try tricks in the boats like changing positions, standing up and making “bridges”. At the end we had a chance to roll our boats right over with us still inside. Freezing cold, but great fun!

P7 Camp

Well – we are just back from another rip-roaring success at P7 camp. Weather was decent (no rain), accommodation and activities were fabulous as usual. Food was good and all the pupils had a great time and made some new friends. All in all, a super week. Here it is in their own words

Jack – I liked the zip-line and crate stacking best but when I was doing the zip-line I was quite anxious because you jump off a very high platform. Our dorm was loud (because of Bradley!) but great fun. My favourite food was strawberry shortcake.

Kate- My favourite activity was the ropes course with lots of tyres, nets and climbing areas to get past. My least favourite was the challenge course because we spilt the water and broke the egg. I made new friends – Emma, Amilie and Sophie from East Linton.

Leyna – I really enjoyed camp! My dorm was really fun but the first night we could not get to sleep we were so excited,. I made 6 new friends. The food was ok. My favourite activity was the zip-wire (I took a video while I was on it)and the crate climb.

Oliver – My favourite activities were canoeing (doing the Titanic was really fun) and mountain biking ()whizzing across rough ground was exciting). I liked the breakfasts and most of the main mails were good too (didn’t like the pizza though). The friends I made were Finley, Struan and Charlie.

Holly – I had a lot of fun. I don’t really like heights but I was still able to do the zip-wire and abseiling. I was really proud of myself. The dorm I was in was great and I made new friends from other schools who I will look out for at transition events.

Erika – Camp was really fun and I loved all the activities! I did miss home a bit but everyone was having a great time so I didn’t miss it too bad. I made new friends – Allie and Phaedra. We had the tidiest dorm so we won a pencil from the teachers.

Bradley – It was brilliant at camp. The activities were all great and usually very exciting. My favourites were zip-wire and mountain biking. The food was very good (especially the deserts!) I got very tired and all my dorm had to be wakened up by Mr Cain in the mornings.

Imogen – Camp was great. There were loads of fun activities – I liked them all – Challenge Course, zip-wire and archery the best. I made new friends , especially the girls in my dorm – Sophie, Amilie, Emma and Ella from East Linton. The food was good, but especially the pasta and key lime pie.

Kelly – The best activity I did was crate climbing but I wish we got longer to do it all. I also really enjoyed canoeing because that was my first time doing it. I made 9 new friends at camp – they were really nice and funny. The dorm was comfy and my room-mates were nice and not too crazy!