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August 16

Scottish Cup Visits The Royal High

P7B were very impressed that the Hiberian cup came in to school and that they were able to get a picture with it. Even though they do not all support Hibs, we agreed that it was an excellent effort on their part.


P7B Visit the Scottish Parliament

As part of our Who Represents Us topic, we have been learning about the Scottish Parliament. We had a super opportunity to go visit, where we learnt more about what goes on, and took part in a quiz. We then got to sit in the debating chamber, whilst John Swinney spoke about Education. Apart from getting drenched on the walk there we had a great day!


Brass Blast

P7 had a super morning learning different brass instruments. Brass Blast from Portobello offered us a free taster session, to try encourage the children to sign up to FREE brass instruments! We had very tingly lips after the session and thoroughly enjoyed it.


P4 Girl Passes Clarsach Exam

Congratulations to Gracie our p.4 pupil who recently passed her grade 1 in Clarsach – the youngest Clarsach player to have achieved her grade 1 exam.


P3 Have Fun With Maths

Primary 3B have been creating maths posters in class and using maths games on the ActivBoard to challenge their groups!


Stories Of The Sea follow up:

As you are all aware primary 5 participated in the Legion Scotland competition “Stories of the Sea” in May and came second nationally. All the entries were then created as a touring exhibition. I have just had confirmation this will be in Portobello Legion from the 8th to the 14th September. The legion is now situated at the old Rockville Hotel, Joppa. I have spoken to Gus McLeod who is receiving the exhibit and he is more than happy for families to drop in to view the exhibit, but if a large party are going he would like prior notice on 0131 669 5418 as it is still operating as a restaurant/bar as before.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms Clark.


P7A Visit Parliament

P7A enjoyed and informative and interesting visit to the Scottish Parliament where they impressed staff with their knowledge of our devolved government! After exploring some of the history and artefacts of the parliament, they watched the main party leaders respond to the First Minister’s opening speech this session. The class were complimented on their excellent conduct during the session! Well done, Seniors!


‘best, first-time summer camper’!

Dara said, ‘I was at a week long Scout Camp in the summer holidays and I got this shield for being the ‘best, first-time summer camper’! I was also in the patrol that got the most points!

Sounds like an amazing week!


5B Art

In Primary 5B, we have been collecting pebbles and natural resources to use in our art work. We looked at some examples of pebble art and then created our own imaginative pieces. We placed the pebbles on the paper and used our imaginations to think about what they reminded us of. We then used black pens to add line drawing to add features and details. We hope you like them as much as we do!


Swimming Champion

I am a pupil in P6A and I won these medals in a swimming gala at Portobello Swim Centre.

I got bronze for Butterfly stroke, silver for the Relay and gold for breaststroke.


Numeracy Challenge

Primary 5A love our new numeracy challenge cards and are becoming more automatic with their times tables using them.


Well Done Beth!

After breaking into the top 10 of the Lothian Junior Badminton rankings, Beth was invited to take part in the Lothian Invitation Singles Ladder Girls Under 12 Event.

Beth entered ranked 9th, played her heart out and moved up a ranking to 8th. A huge achievement as Beth is still 10.


Pig Heart Boy

This term P7 have been reading the story ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman, the dramatic tale of a boy suffering from a viral heart disease who’s only chance of survival is to get a transplant of a pig’s heart. After reading the beginning of the book, we composed ‘freeze frames’ to show what was happening in the story and ‘thought tapping’ to explain what we thought the characters were thinking and feeling.


Teamwork Challenge

Congratulations to P7 who tackled the Teamwork Challenge with great enthusiasm. Not only did they all construct a tower using scrap paper and paperclips within a tight time-frame but they used the experience to reflect on their own strengths when working in collaboration with others.


Medal Treble!

We’re hugely proud of our karate champ, Daniel, who brought in his latest medal haul to show the class. Daniel said, “at the weekend, I went to North East England to compete in a karate competition called North East Open Championships. At the competition I won a gold in 10-11 Kumite individuals, another gold in 10-12 Kumite teams and a silver in 10-11 individual Kata.”

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