Congratulations to the P6 team that went to Meadowbank today and won the middle sized schools competition. We have spent the rest of the week working towards the plans of our eco-houses. It’s amazing how much maths work has been done – perimeter, area, scale, compass directions. Any parents who could come along on Monday afternoon from 1pm to assist their child’s group are most welcome to join us. We’d love to see you!


Tomorrow is sports day! Please remember to come to school in your outdoor gym kit. I hope your family is coming to school (not the rugby club) to watch. Fingers crossed for good weather!! Next week is a short week at school but please continue to read your books and practice your times tables at home. If you want to get together with your team to work on your eco-houses that would be great as well. Many thanks to the parents who have volunteered their time to help in class with this. More parents are welcome!



Our multiplication practice is going well in class. Please remember to practice at home so you can move up the ladder! We are now in teams of designers and builders in preparation of our eco-house building competition. I can’t wait to see the completed models in a few weeks! If any parents could spend a couple of hours helping their child’s team that would be great. I will give more details about this to the children next week. We are currently writing stories. What I’ve read so far is brilliant, I can’t wait to read the latest installments. We all wish good luck to Erin and Annabel as they represent the school in the Little and Large cooking competition tomorrow.



May at last! Hopefully we will be experiencing some brighter and warmer weather now. We will be trying to get outside to play rounders whenever the weather allows so could all children please have their PE kits in school every day – don’t forget trainers! Next week our spelling words will be associated with our topic, we will continue with times tables – our Thursday challenge will be mixed tables, 2,3,4,5.



What a busy week! We had another visit from Shona from the Arts Service to continue working with us on the theme of ‘power’ in drama. This inspired us to do more work on the subject in class. We went to Pinkie to play in the Tag Rugby Festival. We played well and were complimented on our excellent behaviour and good manners by a pedestrian on the High Street! In maths we are still trying to improve our speed and accuracy on our times tables. Keep practicing at home!



We have been very busy this week preparing for our assembly. We have been investigating Fairtrade. We had a great time on Tuesday afternoon working with the P7s on the Chocolate Trading Game. This linked our learning on Fairtrade, money and advertising. It was also a good introduction to the work we will be doing next week on profit and loss. We have been continuing our work on African artists.


Welcome back! We’ve had a busy first week introducing our new IDEA: Africa. Everyone was here for the class photo so we are all looking forward to seeing it! Next week we are hoping to go to Pinkie for a hockey festival. We are still needing 2 adult helpers to accompany us, if you can help please let me know. If we get two helpers then we will be going on Tuesday morning. Children should come in WARM outdoor PE kit with their school sweatshirt on and a waterproof jacket. We will be outdoors all morning so please make sure children are wrapped up warm and dry. We will not be back in time for lunch so they must bring a packed lunch.

We enjoyed learning about sound on Monday with Generation Science. It was a very interesting session! We have studied the life and works of John Lowrie Morrison this week. Once again, the art work produced by P6 was amazing. Some of the Famous Scots homework has already been handed in. The front covers look good so I can’t wait to read the text at the weekend! I’m also looking forward to reading the rest next week – the deadline is Monday 4th (I got it wrong in last week’s log – well done to those who spotted it).



Another busy week in P6. We all enjoyed going to the Grammar on Tuesday for the Euroquiz and then preparing for our assembly. The assembly was good – well done P6! Please remember that your homework project on a Famous Scot is due in next Friday.


P6 have been very busy this week. Our new IDEA is Famous Scots and Scotland. We have research the regions of Scotland in class and produced some posters to try and get visitors to our country.  We have looked at the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and produced some EXCELLENT pictures. They are on dislplay in the corridor and everyone who passes says they are great!

All children have a personal homework topic to investigate a famous Scot, and a Robert Burns poem to learn.

Next week we are going to the Euroquiz at the Grammar School on Tuesday. Please remember to wear some sensible clothes and shoes on that day because we will be walking there and back.


P6 have enjoyed being part of our Christmas show, The Magical Christmas Jigsaw. Everyone worked hard to learn the songs and the P6 actors learned their lines very well.

We enjoyed writing Christmas themed stories and look forward to sharing them with P1 and P2 this week.

Merry Christmas from P6!


This week we took part in a theatre performance of Burke and Hare with Charades Theatre Company. Our characters in the show were Navvies – they are Irish workers who believed that Burke and Hare would help them!

“I enjoyed working with Charades Theatre Company” Ellis

“I liked the dance moves” Andrew

“The songs were great fun” Josh

“My favourite part was performing it to our parents” Toby

“I enjoyed learning the songs and the actions” Nicole

“I liked taking part in Burke and Hare” Rachel

“I loved the costumes” Emily

“I liked learning the story of Burke and Hare” Christopher

“I loved performing it to my parents” Sophie

“Everyone did their best and I really enjoyed it” Samantha

“I am proud of everyone” Raveena

“We all took part and did really well” Annabel

“I enjoyed working with P7 and the theatre company” Anna

“I like the costumes” Scott

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  1. Just a reminder that there are several spaces available in yoga if anyone would like to join.

    It is on a Wednesday after school from 15:15 until roughly 16:30. Please come along, its free!

    For those who think of yoga as a “slow” exercise, it’s not always. Recently we have been learning fast yoga, also known as “Ashtanga yoga.

    If you would like to join, please ask Mrs Shiells for a permission slip

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