Author Archives: Mr Anderson

Humanist Talk

Preston Street Primary is a friendly, inclusive and multicultural school. We celebrate and enjoy the rich cultural mix within our community with all religions and faiths being the bedrock of our school ethos. With this in mind, it is our aim … Continue reading

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SWIRE – Art Competition

For the past two years, Preston Street Primary have been fortunate enough to receive free Mandarin lessons from the SWIRE group. The Swire Group has been in business for over two centuries, and for more than half that time has … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Sonnets

Last week P6/7 finished off their focus of poetry during their class writing. In this term the children created their our own acrostic, Haiku and limerick poems. To coincide with their Shakespeare topic, the children even learned about Shakespeare’s sonnets … Continue reading

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MUN – Model United Nations

Last week Preston Street Primary was chosen to be part of the first Model United Nations (MUN) Conference in Edinburgh, 1 of only 9 primary schools across the authority.   MUN is an activity that simulates the proceedings of the … Continue reading

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Hamlet: act 5 scene 1

There is hardly a country or a language in the world that is not familiar at least with Shakespeare’s name. His vocabulary has had an impact on the English language like no other. One of the most iconic Shakespeare scenes … Continue reading

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Austrian Students

Over the past two weeks Preston Street have been blessed with having 3 Austrian students in P6, P6/7 and P7 on an international placement. Of course, being big on languages & cultures, I asked Miss Fellmann if she would like … Continue reading

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The Skittles Experiment

Last week P6/7 began a series of experiments which will be followed up with more exciting ones later this year. The Skittles experiment might not seem like much of a science activity, but there are some simple but important science … Continue reading

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Euroquiz 2019

Over the past few months, four children from Preston Street Primary have been working collaboratively on a competition called, Euroquiz. Caleb, Emili, Miriam and Monica have relentlessly attended school lunch clubs along with sacrificing their own evenings and weekends to … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Event at Leith Academy

Some of Preston Street’s P6 and P7 students took advantage of the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday afternoon. We travelled to Leith Academy where students were able to attend a variety of activities around Chinese art and … Continue reading

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Hamlet Comic Strip

Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599-1602. It is arguably one of his most famous tragedies. To help us better understand the play, we were set a challenge by Mr. Anderson. We had to retell the story of … Continue reading

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