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Scottish Assembly

The Pinkie Scottish assembly was a great success with some fine singing of several popular Scottish songs such as Ye Cannae Shove Your Granny off the Bus, Three Craws and Donald Where’s Your Troosers. We also had some excellent dancing by Clare who performed a Traditional Highland Sword Dance. Music was provided by a fine ensemble performance by Pinkie Strings. Leaf and Shannon gave a classy presentation of To A Mouse.


Scottish poetry was read superbly by pupils who had received first place in their class for their Scottish poetry recitations; Elli: Dingle Dingle Dousy, Holly: Doctor, Callum: Mince and Tatties, Chloe: The Sare Finger, Molly: Last Night, Robbie: A Voodoo for Miss Maverick, Levi: Address to A Haggis, Lucy: To A Louse, Jordan: To A Louse, Jamie:Tam O Shanter, Ben: Tam O Shanter

certificate for poetry recitation

The whole school then finished off with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne.


P1 Information


This term we are doing a few mini topics, We are learning about poetry on the lead up to Burns day. The children will be writing poems, listening to poems and songs and learning about rhyming words. We will also be starting a topic on Toys. This will encourage the children to learn about forces, movement and direction and technology.

Scottish Topic

As the children are participating in the Burns assembly we would like to invite them to dress up in a Scottish theme on Friday 23rd of January. This could be flags, tartan, kilts/dresses/trousers, props- toys/heather or simply Scottish colours. We hope during Golden Time to celebrate with a Scottish party where we will dance, sing and eat Scottish snacks.


  • Gym is every Tuesday and Wednesday, We are focusing on fitness and team games,
  • Can all children please bring a water bottle every day.
  • Please provide your child with a choice of snack on Mondays and Fridays. Fruit is supplied on Tues, Wed, Thurs.
  • Now that reading books are being sent home it is important that book bags come to school every day.

Important Dates

Fri 23rd Jan- Children will be reciting poems,

Fri 23rd Jan- P1 Children will perform some Scottish songs at the Whole school assembly.

Thurs 29th Jan- Theatre company visit to school- Peter Pan.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to one of us!

Miss Wood and Miss Watson

ASN Gymnastics and Trampolining

ASN Gymnastics and Trampolining

I am pleased to let you know that we are continuing gymnastics and trampolining classes for children aged between 5 and 16 years who need extra help to enjoy taking part in the activities. Each class will be tailored to meet the individual needs of the participants and volunteers will be on hand to provide a higher level of support than our other classes, we hope to have a ratio of one volunteer to two young people, unless one to one support is requested in advance.
The gymnastics class will help to develop balance, flexibility and coordination through fun activities on the floor and using the larger gymnastics apparatus. Once the participants have mastered the basics they will be able to progress onto more difficult gymnastics skills.
The trampolining class will incorporate the basic moves of trampolining through a variety of fun games and activities to increase coordination, flexibility and fitness eventually leading onto learning basic routines. Distraction aids and other activities will be in place for any young people who find waiting and taking turns a challenge.
Pre-booking for each class is essential to ensure that appropriate support for all of the participants involved can be provided.

If you would like to book your child into Gymnastics or Trampolining, get a bit more information or discuss your child’s suitability for either of the classes, please give me a call on 01875 619 072 or email

Kind Regards

Tracey Brown (Gymnastics Development Officer)


The times and locations are:

Musselburgh Sports Centre, EH21 7AS

Dates and Times:
Wednesday 7th January 5.10 – 6.00pm
Wednesday 4th February 5.10 – 6.00pm
Wednesday 4th March 5.10 – 6.00pm
Wednesday 1st April 5.10 – 6.00pm
Wednesday 6th May 5.10 – 6.00pm
Wednesday 3rd June 5.10 – 6.00pm
Cost: £3.00 per session

Meadowmill Sports Centre, By Tranent, EH33 1LZ

Dates and Times:
Wednesday 28th January 4.30 – 5.30pm
Wednesday 25th February 4.30 – 5.30pm
Wednesday 25th March 4.30 – 5.30pm
Wednesday 29th April 4.30 – 5.30pm
Wednesday 27th May 4.30 – 5.30pm
Cost: £3.00 per session

For more information about Active East Lothian please visit their website.

The Winners of the Safety Poster Competition

The winners of the Safety Poster Competition were presented with their prizes of book tokens this morning during school assembly. The judges had an incredibly hard time deciding who the winners would be as the standard of all posters entered was very high indeed.

The winners are: P1a Charlotte & Jasmin; P1b Connor & Orlaith; P2a Leah & Lennon; P2b David & Eva; P3a Lee & Kelsey; P3b Hannah & Rebecca; P4a Callum & Karen; P4b Anna & Ellie; P5 Carla & Lucy; P5/6 Dillon & Chloe; P6 Callum & Ella; P6/7 Anna & Caitlin; P7 Anna & Kirstyn.
Here are the winning posters!

Building Safety Posters from Pinkie SPIE Club on Vimeo.

Safety Poster Competition

Building work is now beginning to get underway with the safety fencing now in place and some large machinery on site. The school playground now has a fenced area dedicated for P1 and P2 class use.

Don’t forget our competition for pupils who have been asked to design a poster to warn everybody of the potential dangers of the building site. There are some super prizes of book tokens for the two winning designs from each class.

Remember that the design must be bold enough to be eyecatching and highlight the potential dangers of the building site.
All of the winning designs will be copied to A3, laminated and fixed to the Heras fencing which will be all round the school as well as featuring on the website.