P4-7 2008/09


Check out the Health Page for more info about Health Week!! (11th-15th May)

By Abigail

Primary 7 have started practising for their guitar hero competition against Kings Meadow. The bands have already created names, logos and biographys. Watch this space for a few weeks because soon there will be a link to each bands web page.

By Abigail and Harriet


Miss Greg has been working with classes up and down the school to design a school mural. P3/4 has been doing an underwater theme, p5/6 jungle theme and p.6/7 are doing a space theme. Everyone is enjoying doing art work with Miss Greg.

Keep your eye on the walls and watch out for the wet paint!


There was a school camp meeting for parents and excited children. All p5s and sixes are buzzing with excitement and can not wait to go.
P.s. Forms have to be handed in by the 24th of April.


On Monday the 27th of April p3/4 are going to the Seabird centre. The whole class is excited we hope they have a great day.

By Rebecca K. and Hannah


P.4-7 dressed up for red nose day. Many of the pupils did ‘something funny for money’. A group of P.7 boys dressed up as ‘Girls Aloud’ for the day. Pupils did a sponsored silence and red nose day cakes were sold all in aid of Red Nose Day. Well done to all who took part and donated to a great cause!


CONGRATULATIONS to Harriet, Bronwyn, Gregor and Harry who competed in the second round of Euroquiz held at Loretto High School. The St. Mary’s team studied hard and correctly answered a variety of questions on Europe. St. Mary’s WON the competition and go through to the next round held at the Scottish Parliament. Congratulations once again to the team!!

Sorry we haven’t been in touch lately. There’s been lots going on in our school!!

We had Scotland week in school for Robert Burns’ Birthday. P.5-7 organised a Burns supper we invited guests to sing and address the haggis. There was oatcakes, cheese, shortbread, crackers and of course haggis. The food commitee organised all the food and seating for the day.

There was entertainment including drummers, a piper and a keyboard performance. Pupils also wrote and recited their own poems they had written. It was fun and exciting to have all the classes together!

Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day!

We had whole school pancake races in the hall. P.1-7 brought in frying pans and teachers brought in pancakes to flip. It was great fun!

World Book Day!!

We all had a reading week in school.
During the week p5/6 had a pyjama day. We all dressed in our pj’s and slippers.We read a book and got comfy. The whole class would like to do it again soon!

P.5/6 chose a book to read to a P.1/2 pupil. It was a great success and a small group of P.5/6 pupils now go each morning to read to P.1/2.

On world book day everyone dressed up as their favourite book character and showed the whole school in the hall. Staff dressed up as pirates!

Ciaran and James

Look at what P.4-7 have been doing!


P5/6 and 7 as you know are doing Sands Of Time associated by Scottish Opera. On the 19th of January Yester Primary School came to St Marys Primary School. Roger came to St Marys primary School at the same time as Yester. Roger is a musical director from Scottish Opera. It was a good success.

Emma D, Melissa and Rebecca

The Sands of Time! 15/01/09

Primary 5,6 and 7 have been learning songs for Scottish Opera play called The Sands of Time.
Yester primary will be joining us on Monday the 19th of February we will be performing the play in the school hall.

Parents are welcome; further details will be posted soon.

Bronwyn, Harriet and Emily


The pupils had been learning dances during P.E. Mrs McKendrick taught pupils Waterdown reel, Haymakers, dashing white sargeant to name a few. After the ceilidh we all had Irn-Bru and shortbread. The ceilidh was really exciting and everyone danced including the teachers!

Everyone had a fantastic time!!!

Ciaran Natalie and Chloe


The whole school did a saltire. The children lay on the floor. The children that had white shirts was the cross and the people that had the blue jerseys made up the rest of the flag.

Primary 5/6 had a Scottish food tasting afternoon.This involed hot haggis, shortbread, caramel wafers, tablet, oatcakes and chedder cheese. The favourite food was caramel wafers but not everyone enjoyed the haggis!


Next week is scottish week in school. On Friday please remeber to wear something tartan. Sorry for the bad news but you have to bring £1.50 for the day. The whole school are going to have a ceilidh on Friday.

We are also having visit from Fergus McNicol who will tell us old scottish stories.

Chloe and Emily

20th November

P4to7 are rehearsing for their Christmas play ‘Lost in Space’.
Some people need to learn their lines-keep practising!

P4 project is about Electricity.We researched Electricity on the computer.On the computer we looked up electricity that is dangerous.

P5.In E.S. we have been making fruit smoothies.The ingredients were yoghurt,pure orange, apple and bananas. We are going to make a recipie book.

Hannah and Anya

November 13th 2008

Competition Time!
The level C maths group in Mr Griffens class have been making a Geometry Town using solid shapes. The judging will take place today at 2pm.
We will let you know when the winner gets announced.

Author Visit
Eleanor Patrick author of Scordril came to visit P5/6 because we were reading the book Scordril.
She told the class how she got her ideas for the book. The story is set in East Lothian. Eleanor writes with her friend Susan and they use the name Kelsey Drake.
P5/6 really enjoyed the visit and hope that Eleanor will visit again.

Hannah and Anya

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