Primary 7 Blog (2017-18)


P7 Ceilidh!

Last Thursday, our P7 children and their families were invited to the school for our annual P7 Ceilidh. As well as dancing, we had poetry readings, tasted Scottish treats and there was even a flash mob!

A huge thank you to everyone who turned up and made the night a huge success!

“The great feedback just keeps on coming!! Everyone is talking about how brilliant it was.”


Make Do and Mend!

Team P7 have been learning about life during World War 2. We found out about rationing of food and clothing. Clothing was rationed so people were forced into making do with what they already had, altering it and fixing rips and turning fabric into all sorts of different clothes.

P7 decided they would try to develop their ‘make do and mend’ skills by learning to sew on a button and to fix a tear. Some pupils even fixed rips in their own belongings or sewed on Scout or Guide badges.

Pretty impressive stuff! Next time a button falls off, you know whom to ask!

Coming Soon…

Carrick Knowe Removal Company!

Mr Miller asked P7 for some help in the school grounds. He was looking for pupils to give the grounds a pre-winter tidy up and to collect up large branches that were a potential danger or blocking areas of the garden off to pupils.

P7’s problem solving and teamwork skills were put to the test as they had to plan, lift, untangle, support, remove and co-ordinate whilst keeping themselves safe in the process.

The ‘Carrick Knowe Removers’ did an excellent job… now onto those dumped Christmas trees!

It’s Electrifying!!!

As part of our science work on energy, we got the chance to take a look at an electric car – courtesy of Neil (AKA Mr Mac) who brought his car into the playground.

We got the chance to explore all the features of the car and Neil was able to tell us all about the differences between a petrol/diesel car and an electric one.

We then went back to the classroom where we found out lots more including the amounts of energy electric cars need and how they can be charged.

Finally, he went on to explain how Mrs Mac WILL NOT let him buy a Tesla. So harsh!

Thank You From Team P7!

We would just like to thank everyone who gave a little money on Friday 29th September in order to support our fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support. We spent the whole of Monday counting the coins and we raised a massive £395.60.

It took a fair bit of planning, a whole lot of budgeting and some incredibly messy baking but we did it and you can check out some of the pictures below to see how we got on!

Step 1) Find a recipe…
‘Borrow’ some money off Mrs Matear and Mr Hunter…
Create posters…

Step 2) Buy the ingredients…
And play rugby…

 (because we can’t have 47 people in the shop at the same time!)

Step 3) Get Baking…
And wash up our dishes!

Step 4) And finally – get selling and count the coins!

And The Winners Are…

The House and Sports Captains voting has been carried out…
Votes counted and verified…
And the winners are (you’ll need to do your own drumroll)…

Meeting Our Buddies!

It was an exciting time for P7 as they got to meet their P1 buddies for the first time!

Here are just some of the things we were doing:
Reading stories… Drawing pictures… Playing with sand… Watching Alphablocks… Going outside… Playing in the house corner and… Collecting lunches!

We’ll be doing lots more things with our buddies over the next year and cannot wait!

P7 Elections!

Our awesome Primary 7s have been hard at work over the past week putting together campaigns in order to have them elected as House and Sports Captains.

This week they put their speeches to their fellow housemates and everybody from Primary 3 to Primary 7 got to vote for the people who best represented them.

Here we are working on our policies and campaigns…

Here’s the posters that you may have seen EVERYWHERE in the school!

And here is democracy in action!

Edinburgh Council Logo