Primary 6 Blog (2019-20)


P6 Marble Runs!

We have been learning about gravity and its effects on objects and human beings. We thought that a fun way to demonstrate our learning was to make marble runs!

On Tuesday 8th October, parents came into Primary 6 to help build marble runs. The children had designed these in advance and had a number of challenges to answer.

Each marble run had to have at least 3 changes of direction; 1 drop; a clear starting point and some way to catch the marble at the end of the run. The marble run had to have a space theme and some element of a game or challenge. The background was to be decorated.

The children had lots of challenges as they were building including choosing the right cardboard tubes; setting the board to the right angle and then angling the tubes and building barriers at the turns so that the marble didn’t run off…!

Everyone worked really well and the parents were wonderfully patient and helpful, with some excellent ideas to help. We think you’ll agree the finished marble runs were brilliant.


Maths Week Scotland in P6A… (By Zac and Maisie)

We made graphs of people with the same name as us in the same year we were born.

We also made a poster with a partner about quadrilaterals.

We also did a scavenger hunt where we had to find questions around the ground and answer them. Some of it was hard but we used new strategies to help us.

Maths Week Scotland in P6B… (By Lucas and Ryan)

In P6B, we have been making games and sums with chalk outside. The P7s also made us a scavenger hunt and it was great although some of the questions were a little tricky.

We also were playing Sumdog and P6B are currently second!

Outdoor Learning @ Holyrood Park

On Thursday afternoon Primary 6 filled the Number 26 bus as we went to Holyrood Park for the Edinburgh Primary 6 Outdoor Learning Event. Around 2,000 pupils attended and, as last year, it was a great afternoon (and much warmer).

The children engaged in a variety of activities. These included orienteering, fire-building, flower pressing and team building challenges. Two years in a row Mrs Bennett has failed to be with the team making hot chocolate.

Match Report:
Soccer 7s at Carrick Knowe 

Goals were scored!

Today saw the launch of the soccer season with the P7s playing a tough opening game against a very experienced team from Fox Covert. The Carrick Knowe team played with heart and with talent. Speedy pace and excellent footwork made Arran, Jack, Thomas and Peter players to be reckoned with. Jayden, Quentin and  Finlay showed great positioning on the pitch and stamina throughout the game. Lana and Isla put in great effort making their debut to school football. Special mention must go to Hayden whose presence and ability in the goal was magnificent. Coach, Mr Mitchell and Mrs Bennett are so proud of the players and look forward to a great season.

“I think we tried really hard for our first game” [Isla]

Final Score: Fox Covert 9 – 4 Carrick Knowe

Primary 6

The P6 team took on Nether Currie and again fought a tough match, coming out with a score line similar to the P7s.  Coach Mathieson said “you worked your socks off” to player of the match, Alexander.  “It was really fun because at the end we had a big penalty shoot-out” Keiran. The first half saw end to end football with Nether Currie taking most of the possession in the second half.

Thanks to all parents who came along. Your support and help with the goals, nets etc. is valued.

Edinburgh Book Festival

On Monday P5 and P6 went to the Edinburgh book festival. We went to see the author Scarlett Thomas. We asked her some questions and she even gave us glow in the dark books it was so much fun. Danny he helped on the stage got some people on the stage and Scarlett gave them little gems to take home. [Reece]

Yesterday P5 and P6 went to the Edinburgh Book Festival. We went to go and see Scarlett Thomas and it was really good fun. The conversation was rolling smoothly because a guy called Danny was helping out. About half way Scarlett played a game and some people went up on the stage and got gemstones as prizes. [Stewart]

On Monday 19th August in the afternoon P6 went to Edinburgh’s international book festival to see the amazing Scarlett Thomas (author of 10 adult books and the amazing worldquake series). It was our first trip as P6B. [Lexie]

She showed us her fabulous characters and was really thrilling! She got people up on stage and was really interactive. Scarlett answered all our questions really well and at the end she even gave away a signed copy of her book(not for us unfortunately)! [Tom]