Category Archives: P7

Robert Burns – Faculty Installation

Jo McDonald, a parent of a child here at Preston Street, approached me mid January to see if her daughter’s class would be interested in a Robert Burns art workshop. Being an avid lover of Scotland’s national bard, I jumped … Continue reading

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Cross Country Championships Report

Well done to all our P5-7 runners for their fantastic efforts at this morning’s House Cross Country Championships. The competition has been running since 2014, but this fifth edition was definitely the best yet – in terms of pupils’ behaviour, … Continue reading

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EPSSA Basketball Competition 2018

Preston Street participated in the EPSSA basketball competition at the Crags Sports Centre in January 2018. A team of 7 boys and 5 girls represented the school in group matches against teams from Duddingston, Buckstone and Bonaly, while another four … Continue reading

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The last few weeks in Primary 7

These last few weeks have been phenomenally busy in Primary 7 and I genuinely think this should be a blog where the pictures speak for themselves! The highlight unquestionably was the fabulous concert at the Usher Hall last night. Throughout … Continue reading

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P7 Christmas Concert

Our P7 year group were very enthusiastic participants in this year’s James Gillespie’s High School Christmas Concert at the Usher Hall. P7 pupils from all the cluster primaries (Preston Street, Sciennes, James Gillespie’s, Royal Mile, Tollcross and Parkside) joined S1 … Continue reading

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Tartan and Terracotta

P6 children attended a special event at George Watson’s college, Tartan and Terracotta. The projects aim was to make connections between Scotland and China with an emphasis on learning Chinese culture and the Chinese language. The event was organised by … Continue reading

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Indoor Athletics 2017

Our senior pupils were at the Crags Sports Centre on Monday for the annual House Indoor Athletics competition.  The competition is an opportunity for all our senior pupils to develop their athletics skills and experience the excitement of participating in … Continue reading

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Scottish Book Week and the Reading Ambassadors

  Last week was Scottish Book Week and our Primary 7 and 6/7 Reading Ambassadors were in great demand throughout the school. On Tuesday they dressed up as characters from their favourite books to accompany the younger children to Newington … Continue reading

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Unearthed – Dynamic Earth

How do we look after our coastlines? Can we make the air we breathe better for us? Can we make natural disasters less disastrous? What can we do to get more food out of the same soil? How can we … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning in Primary 7

  Primary 7 have had a very eventful and productive few weeks, with last weeks trip to Dynamic Earth being a particular highlight. It was very rewarding to watch the children engaging with the interactive displays and also with the … Continue reading

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