Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder will be held tomorrow Thursday 29th March.

The times for the classes are as follows:

12 noon- nursery (am and pm) parents to accompany

1:40- P5 and P6

2:00- P4

2:20- P1 and P2/3

2:40- P6/7 and P7

All parents welcome to come along and watch!

P4 2017-2018

Tuesday 23rd April

Yesterday we took part in a Robo-Constructor workshop with Generation Science. We were given lots of cubelets to build our own robots and we had a great time.

Tuesday 20th March

We enjoyed our chair exercises today as our Sport Relief activity!

Friday 16th March

We were all really proud of our assembly this week. Lots of us really enjoyed singing the Food Chain song. Some of us liked the food chain game.

We all had good fun at the badminton festival. It was good to meet new friends, we enjoyed hitting the shuttlecock to the adults and throwing the beanbags over the net.

This week we started writing about ‘Chicken Run’ the pupils have made a really good start.

Friday 9th March

Yesterday the pupils had a great time making their chick houses. The finished articles are great and you will get to see some of these at the assembly next week.


Tuesday 6th March

The pupils were really excited yesterday to meet the chicks.  We have all enjoyed watching them eating and sleeping and playing. The pupils got the chance to hold the chicks.



Friday 2nd March

Due to the worsening road conditions yesterday Mr Gray didn’t think he would manage to open the school today so last night Mrs Melrose took the chicks home to her house to look after them over the weekend. All 9 chicks have hatched and are healthy. I have videos of them hatching to show you when we return to school. Here is one short video to keep you going over the weekend!

Thursday 1st March


Mrs Melrose has moved the chicks to the brooder now and they are happily exploring their new surroundings. We are still waiting for the last two eggs to hatch.

I spoke to Mrs Melrose this morning who said we now have 7 healthy chicks. She will be in school today and is going to move them to the brooder for us. I will keep you updated on how they are getting on! Here are some pictures for you just now so you know they are ok.


Here are the chicks this morning:

Wednesday 28th February 

Hope you all manage to get out and have some fun in the snow today! I hope we don’t miss all the chick hatching fun but by the time we are back to school we should definitely have some fluffy chicks to meet!

*Update- Mr Gray and Mrs Melrose have been looking after the chicks today. They have told me that 3 chicks have hatched and they are healthy. There are others starting to hatch- Mr Gray has tried to take a video for us. The chicks will be fine in the incubator until tomorrow and if I am not in school Mrs Melrose will move them to the brooder. It is a pity we are missing so much excitement but we will still have good time with the chicks once we are back. Take care at home P4 and enjoy the snow 🙂

Friday 23rd February

This week we were learning about connectives and we used these in some sentences. Here are two of our favourites:

“Mysteriously, the first boy was flying in a box whereas the second boy was flying without a box.” Sarah

“Swiftly, the massive fan was switched on therefore everything started to fly.” Aurla

Here are some pictures of us working with a partner on our connectives.

The pupils have started the chick topic with great enthusiasm.  So far they have been learning what makes something ‘living’ and have started to research different animal types in their cooperative learning groups.

Friday 16th February

I enjoyed swimming this week. Erin Louise and Aurla were Star Swimmers this week.

We had some student teachers from the Netherlands. They taught us some Dutch (Innes T really like this) Olivia remembered that in the Netherlands they don’t wear school uniform. Kenzie remembered that you have to stay in school til Primary 8. Erin remembered that they mostly use bikes to go around.

We did our talks this week- the pupils did really well, some fantastic talks which were well prepared. We all really enjoyed Kenzie’s talk as he took in his bearded dragon to show us!

Friday 2nd February

I enjoyed drawing and colouring the lilac-breasted rollers as part of our IDEA. Ellie

I am proud of how well I am doing in money in class. I can add 4 digits by 4 digits and work out change. Innes T

This week Miss Lamont came in and did French and Drama with us and I really enjoyed it. Olivia

I enjoyed Big Maths Beat That this week and moved on to a harder level. Ava


Monday 15th January 2018

The pupils really enjoyed our science lesson today. They had to try and make a paper clip float on water! Once they had successfully made one paper clip float they experimented to see how many they could get to float and what would happen if the shape of the paper clip changed. Some people were getting a bit frustrated when it wasn’t working!


Christmas Party

Tuesday 19th December

Primary 4 did an amazing job today teaching some of the younger class some science. Mrs McMath planned some ‘Christmas’ themed experiments which P4 carried out last week and then today they did them again with P2/3. P4 were really supportive and encouraging and very well organised. Well done P4!


Wednesday 13th December

Tucking in to our delicious Christmas dinner.


Tuesday 12th December

We had great fun today dissecting owl pellets. We were able to find lots of bones from the animals they owl had eaten and we tried to identify which animal bones they were using a chart.

Thursday 7th December

We had a really exciting visit today from Davie from ‘Owl Magic’. He brought in 7 owls to meet the children and he told us some really interesting information about the owls. Some pupils were lucky enough to get a chance to hold the owls.


Tuesday 5th December

This week P4 have been learning to dance!

We have been making up dances of our own in small groups and also the pupils have learned the Boston Two Step. They are picking it up quickly and seem to be enjoying it. Here are some photos of the class making up their own moves.


Wednesday 28th November

We had our little visitor in to see us again. Laia came to visit us and we had a discussion about baby development while they are growing inside their mum. We had some great questions from the pupils like:

Does the mum have to be really healthy when the baby is inside her? Is it painful when carrying the baby? Can you still work while you are pregnant?
We got to see Laia on her play mat too.

Monday 13th November

The pupils are hard at work on their Big Maths Beat That. Will today be the day the beat their best ever score?

Friday 10th November

I liked writing about the clip ‘Adventures are the Pits’ and I tried to use a lot of good words. Sarah

This week I got my highest score on Big Maths Beat That. Katrine

I am proud of my first creative homework ‘All About Me’. Holly

I liked doing RME this week and talking about values in our classroom. Matthew


Thursday 2nd November

The blue reading group were hard at work today writing sentences about their book.

Friday 27th October

Primary 4 all enjoyed the Halloween disco last night. We really liked the dancing and some of the games. 

We were proud this week that we got a positive referral for our writing. Libby and Innes.

We are looking forward to our new BOSS clubs.

We were writing about the video clip ‘Treasure’. Ava was proud of her writing.

We have been using Nessy lots this week to improve our reading.

Erin enjoyed finding fractions of amounts this week.



Friday 8th September

I enjoyed my new BOSS club ‘sports’- Dylan

Lots of us enjoyed Kitz Fit this week where Carl taught us how to be fit and healthy!

Sarah and Lucas were proud to get ‘Star Swimmer’ this week.

I was proud of my story writing this week- Ava

I enjoyed typing up my story- James.


Friday 1st September

We all really enjoyed making a computer game this week using scratch.

Another fun week of swimming ‘Max’

I was proud of myself at swimming because I was able to keep swimming round the pool ‘Sarah’

We made some posters about growth mindset ‘Matthew’

Some pupils were awarded a homework star certificate for excellent homework. Kenzie was proud of his.

I was proud of my writing this week. ‘James’


Friday 25th August

We have had a very busy week and a half back at school! We have started our mini topic of Robots and the pupils are enjoying it.

Here are some things we enjoyed:

Making the robots- Buddy and Erin

Using the Literacy Shed again- Aurla

Making a mnemonic for ‘again’- Ellie (ask me at home what it is)

Swimming- Kenzie

Here are some things we are proud of:

Libby, Grace, Sarah, Erin, Innes T, Innes W and Aurla have made it to the golden table since we came back 🙂

I was proud to get 22 dojo points- Innes W

I am proud I did joined writing- Jacob

I am proud I used bewildered and perplexed in my writing- Ava

P2.3 2017-2018

Welcome to Primary 2/3’s blog!

Throughout the year we hope to share what we have been learning and enjoying in Primary 2/3. The children love it when you leave a comment about their work and experiences. You are welcome to do this at the bottom of the page.


Friday 27th April 2018

What an exciting Science week we have had!

Friday 20th April 2018

We had a fantastic day at ‘Field to Fork’ at Hirsel Estate…

 Thursday 29th April 2018

Stoneyhill’s ‘muddy mudder’ 2018 was definitely the muddiest yet!

Friday 16th March 2018

A coach called Adam came to do some football with us. I really really really enjoyed the football. We did some warm up games and a football match. – Hamish

We have been making number bond towers using the Numicon.

We can count the holes to help us. The colours and the shapes help us too. – Clare

We have also been learning about money. Here we are making the same value in lots of different ways:

Friday 2nd March 2018

In gym we have been learning handstands and summersaults. I enjoy it and I’m getting better at it. – Jaimie-Lee

I like doing adding in maths. We are learning to use an empty number line. – Toby

Here are some photos of us making 3D shapes. We had lots of fun!


Friday 26th January 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to our Digital Literacy ‘Come Learn With Me’ yesterday, we hope you enjoyed it!

And thank you to all our volunteers for our craft morning today who helped us come up with  this wonderful masterpiece!!!!

Just look at how busy and concentrated we all were! We can’t wait to play in here next week!


Friday 22nd December 2017

Some photos from our Christmas parties… Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday 7th December 2017

We had a very exciting visit today from ‘Owl Magic’. We learned lots of interesting facts about owls and some lucky children even got to hold the owls!

Guess what this little one was called!


Friday 24th November 2017

We ate space food this week! Food that astronauts eat in space has all the water taken out of it so it’s very light. We tasted chocolate chip ice cream! Yum!!!! Some of us thought it tasted like Maltesers…

I liked making a constellation telescope when we were learning facts about stars. I know that planets are brighter than stars. – Zoa

I liked making the telescope too. I learned that the sun is a star. – Max

A constellation is a group of stars that make one big picture. My telescope was a small bear constellation. – Poppy

I liked watching the drumming show by P5, P6 and P6/7. They did some funny dancing and I liked when they did their own beat on the drum and everyone else copied them. – Rory

I like reading books with the Primary 6s this week. – Clare and Sophie

I liked doing a ‘time hunt’ in our classroom. We were learning about half past and o’clock on a digital clock. – Yona

I liked writing facts about the stars. – Ella

Friday 10th November 2017

Here we are all wearing something blue for anti-bullying week:

We did a science experiment on Wednesday to observe how our shadows changed during the day. One person had to stand on the same spot at 9 o’clock, 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock and the other person had to draw around the first person’s shadow. We noted where the sun was and wrote down the time inside our shadows.

Sun at 9 o’clock              Sun at 10 o’clock          Sun at 11 o’clock

Our findings…. 

We know how to explain these findings by describing what a shadow is and linking our findings to what we are learning about the Earth and the sun. Even though it looks like the sun is moving, we know that it is actually the Earth that moves!

I liked making a chalk picture of Earth, the sun and the moon. – Rory

I liked playing Jungle Run at my BOSS club – Caitlin

I’ve never tried throwing the ball in a basket before and it was really hard for me but I nearly got it in. I’ll try again soon. – Quinn

I liked learning about telling the time. I liked playing ‘guess my time’ with the little clocks. – Poppy

I have never bounced a basketball so fast before. I was getting better at it. – Ella

I liked going to the library on Monday. Sophie

I liked playing in our new ‘space station’. I liked looking at the space samples and there was meteors! – Rory

We liked playing a new counting game on the computers at morning starter. It was Topmarks blast off. –Zoa and Imogen

Friday 3rd November 2017

We all had lots of fun at our ‘Space’ craft morning. A huge thank you to the parent volunteers for their amazing ideas, resources, time and effort! We can’t wait to play in our cool space station next week…

Wednesday 4th October 2017

As part of our Safari topic we have been learning about predators and prey, as well as how some animals use camouflage to hide from predators. We did a science experiment where we had to pretend to be birds (predators) looking for prey (worms).

Here are our results:

Worms found in the first round…

Worms found in the second round…

Maybe someone from our class could explain these results to you at home!

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

We had a karate taster session today, check out our high kicks!


Friday 8th of September 2017

I won a certificate at my BOSS club. I did lots of races like hopping and running. – Adam

I liked making a superhero in art this week. – Ella

I liked making a bar chart this week. It showed how many people in our class like Pirates. – Toby

I liked learning French this week. We are starting to learn the colours. I can remember ‘bleu’ for blue. – Imogen

I learned how to do an animation in my BOSS club – Connor

I liked playing Boggle this week. I looked for real words and nonsense words. – Zoa

I enjoyed making a bar chart about what girls and boys in our class liked. – Poppy

I liked making the superhero city in art this week. – Rory

P2 2017-2018

Friday 27th April

P2 have LOVED STEM week. Can they remember what STEM stands for?

Aria: I love learning about our Farm topic.

Blair: I’ve loved this whole term so far, especially the choosing stations in class and the art work.

Cruz: I liked learning about oilseed rape. It is so yellow!

Oliver: I loved making the robot with Adam,  and making it move.

Ally: I liked making the pneumatic monster.


Friday 20th April

Welcome back!

Primary 2 have had an awesome first week back. We all loved our trip to the Hirsel Farm, on Tuesday. Thank you so much to all the parent helpers who came or offered to help. Here are some of the highlights:

Oliver: We learned that barley has a long beard.

Emma: Bean seeds are very big.

Leo: I made healthy pizzas.

Glen:  My favourite thing was the big bull, he was called Alexander.

If you, or anyone you know, has any skills relating to our new Farm to Fork IDEA, and would like to come in and share it with P2, please get in touch. This could be knowledge or skills relating to farms, fields, farm machinery, animals, farm produce etc or maybe you would like to come in and do some cooking or baking with us? We will be thinking about the journey our food makes from it’s source to arriving on our plate, and all the stages along the way.

CHALLENGE: Ask your child to name each of the crop seeds above. What can they tell you about the crops? Answers will be posted next week!


Friday 23rd February

Primary 2 have had a busy start to the new term. They would like to tell you some of the things we have done this week.

For Fitness Friday this week we went into the nice sunshine to use the trim trail. It was scary to cross the mountain. I thought I would fall in!- Weronika

We had a visitor in class. It was Aria’s baby sister, Adelie (and her mum). We learned about the things she needs. – Nathan

We had great fun making our fairy tale projects at home, and then sharing them with other classes in school. They all really enjoyed it. – Sophia W

We have been learning about 3D shapes. We could play a ‘hunt the 3D shape’ game at home- ask me how! – Blair 

In co-operative learning, we have been learning about friendship and to say nice things. – Emma

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Tuesday 20th February

Well done P2!! Your IDEA homework projects are fantastic. All so creative, all so unique. You must have worked so hard on them (parents too). We shared them in class today, and will be sharing them with some other classes in the school over the next few days.

Thank you all for the effort.

9th February 2018

This week we have been writing about wooden shoes. Ask me about my story!

My shoes were magic shoes! My shoes took me to another land and made me invisible. I found some bats and it made me lose a life!                                                                                           Oliver

In maths we have been doing adding. We have been using the hundred square.                                                                                     Freya

In phonics we have been playing games. Our sounds this week are ‘sk’ and ‘k’.                                                                                      Mason

In PE we were doing some gymnastics. We tried handstands! We were balancing on benches and doing forward rolls. It was lots of fun! Aria

We had visitors from The Netherlands in our class this week. They speak Dutch and they were teaching us some. We sang heads, shoulders , knees and toes in Dutch! We also drew a picture of ourselves.

We had a special assembly this week from the NSPCC. We learnt how to stay safe and what to do if we are worried about something. We also met their mascot, a speech bubble called Buddy.

We also watched the P5 assembly. It was all about the rainforest. We liked the Eggheads!

Please leave us a comment!

Have a lovely holiday week!




There will be no new homework for P2 this week. Please use the time to work on your fairy tale homework, that is due in on Tuesday 20th February.


Mrs McMath

Anti-Bullying Workshops

Anti-Bullying Workshops

respectme, the Scottish National Anti-bullying Service has offered to deliver 2 additional Parent Workshops in East Lothian.

The content will cover:

  • Distinguishing between what bullying behaviour is and what it is not
  • Exploring the latest research in Scotland on online bullying and face to face bullying
  • Identifying what parents can do to deal with bullying behaviour
  • Understanding what to do if your child is bullying someone else
  • Exploring how to help to create environments where bullying cannot flourish

These will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm at the Nungate&Haddington Community Centre and 6.30-8.30pm at Knox Academy in Haddington.  We can offer 40 places on each workshop so they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested please e-mail stating what time you would like to attend.