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November 17

  • Nov 02 / 2017
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November 17

P6B Visit Trinity House

Primary 6B loved our visit to Trinity House in Leith. We really loved the junior tour guides from Leith Primary school. We learned all about different equipment used many years ago to help ships navigate, tying in well to our compass work we have been doing in numeracy and maths.

Nations Captains Christmas Crafts

As the Nations Captains this year, we are keen to have more events where we get together in our Nations and build more of a Nation identity. Luckily we had Caroline Kaye to help us get our Christmas Craft morning idea off the ground and on Tuesday and Wednesday this week lots of parent helpers came and ran different craft activities in the hall for the P1-7 pupils from each Nation to take part in. It was great fun and it was lovely for siblings and older and younger pupils in the same Nation to be together and enjoy the different crafts. A massive thank you to all of the parents who gave up their time to come and help on the day and also to all of the families who donated resources for the craft mornings – we couldn’t have done it without your help.

The P7 Nation Captains

P7 Visitors Talk About Their Work

At the Royal High Primary School, we have had a busy, interesting week focussing on the theme of the World at Work. Primary 7 had a variety of volunteers who came in to talk to us about their jobs. They gave us lots of ideas of the skills required for different occupations and how long it takes to train for some jobs. Thank you to all our visitors.

P7B Visit CodeBase

On Thursday 23rd December, Primary 7B visited Codebase in Edinburgh to participate in a dramatic enquiry “Fair’s Fair” by the Glasgow Film Theatre. It was a fun, interactive morning that challenged our idea of creating a fair society.

P7 Dramatic Enquiry: Fair’s Fair

P7 took part in a Dramatic Enquiry workshop which was a unique fusion of drama / film / song / storytelling and philosophical questioning. The workshop developed questioning, reasoning, reflection, and social and emotional intelligence, and it enabled the children to deeply consider Global Citizenship in the 21st Century. In Fair’s Fair, the children considered Fairness and Fair Trade. The children took on the role of high councillors within a community and they considered a number of ethical dilemmas, took part in philosophical enquiries, and considered what it means to be a community. It was fantastic to see the children think deeply about the issues that are present in the world and to debate and discuss their opinions.

P7 Team Building

As the choir were out filming on Tuesday, P7 took the opportunity to combine the remaining classes to take part in some team building activities. In mixed class groups they had to create a road for a car using only set materials. The tricky part was getting the car to move without being able to touch or push it. Points were awarded for team work, design and distance that the car travelled.

P2 enjoy World of Work Week

This week P2 have had the chance to find out about different types of jobs. We have had some parent visitors in to talk to us about their jobs too! We had lots of fun in drama acting out different roles.

P6B Meet Toy Inventor

Primary 6B really enjoyed being visited by a toy inventor! His new invention was amazing and we were able to create some fantastic shapes. We learned that the structure is very similar to DNA and it was made using plastic.

Pizza Challenge

This week P6 participated in a Pizza Challenge event put on at Portobello High School to help aid their transition into high school. Each pupil got to make their own individual pizza from start to finish, as well as tidy up their area for the next group. Pupils very much enjoyed this activity as well as eating their pizzas.

P7 Primary Engineer Event

P7 visited The National Museum of Scotland to take part in a Primary Engineer event as part of our Enterprise topic and World of Work week that is happening in school next week. To begin with we listened to an engineer, a lawyer and a product designer who shared with us what they did and how they got to where they were. We were also allowed to ask them questions. Afterwards we completed an engineering trail around the museum. Many of the children hadn’t been before and loved the science level!

Tallying Traffic in P1B

Primary 1B have been learning about tally marks. We went outside to count the colours of the cars we saw pass the school. Lots of people have blue and silver and white cars, but we didn’t see any brown ones!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Mrs Simpson has been teaching Primary 1B about the importance of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.

We used paper from our recycling bag to turn the old paper into new paper.  It was messy work as you can see from the photographs!  We added glitter and petals to our paper.  When the paper is dry, we can draw our own pictures on it.

We also reused some recycled junk, and turned them into models – spaceships, castles, buildings and computers were all being crafted in our classroom.  It was lots of fun!

P7 European Food Festival

As part of our European topic ‘Friend’s Near and Far’ for homework we were asked to create a booklet and dish on a country of our choice. We brought the dish in to school and had a ‘Food Festival’ inviting the other P7 class, parents, our reading buddies and other adults in the school to sample the dishes. There was so much effort put in and all the children did extremely well! Everyone left with very full bellies!




P7a had a fantastic Halloween- carving pumpkins for the PTA competition, spending time at the Halloween disco and having an Halloween afternoon with our reading buddies dooking for apples and trying to get party rings suspended in the air into our mouths!

P6B Visit Holyrood Park

P6B had a wonderful time discovering wild plants at Holyrood Park and their uses. We found a plant that can be used as a plaster, called yarrow, and we even found some wild rye, that can be milled into flour to make bread.

Quad Art

P1a had a great time making nature art in the quad ! They were so inventive !

P1a Halloween

P1a had lots of fun on Halloween. Many thanks to our Parents Association for providing £15 when we won the pumpkin prize ! We dressed up in school and did some dookin’ for apples, Halloween art and telling jokes !!

P6A Halloween Treats

Here are some pictures of my class P6A enjoying their Halloween treats that were purchased with the £15 they won from the pumpkin carving competition for the school website.

P6a is so grateful for their treats and would like to say a big Thank You to the parent council!