P7 Essay Competition

Evan Fleming (P7) won the 500 word essay competition. The title off the essay was: The Tiger in the Tale. The story is about two police officers called: Bradley Bull and Fred Fox. The case that comes up happens to be the same kind of case that Fred had dealt with 10 years ago.

Evan chose this theme because his favourite book, The Cat in the Hat is about an animal .Evan’s favourite books are The Cat in the Hat and the Grinch. Evan really enjoys reading!

Well Done Evan!


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Euro Quiz

This year P6 took part in a competition named the Euro quiz, on the 5th of March 2016. The Euroquiz is a competition for schools all around Scotland! We took part in the Midlothian heats. We came 3rd out of 15 schools.

The team were told to be at school for 8:30am. They did a great job arriving on time despite this early assignment. The competition took place at Stobhill Primary School from 9am-12pm. Just so that you know, the Euro quiz members were: Fraser, Ella, Erick, Kristy, Emma S and Katie. They worked extremely hard learning and memorizing their European facts, which meant lots of indoor breaks (for them) and loads of paper lying around the classroom! Once again a big Well Done to our Euro Quiz team.



Choir Performance

On Friday the 11th of March St Andrew’s school choir performed at the Dean Tavern in Newtongrange. Miss Bryce who runs the Choir group attended the event with Mrs Matthews and Mrs McCallum. Mrs Matthews was very proud as our choir got a standing ovation! They sang True Colours , Punk Rocker  and 500 miles.

The following children are members of the choir: Emma Sroka P6, Aimee Swan P5, Caitlyn Murdoch P5, Caitlyn Macdonald P6, Josh Sessions P5, Demi Macdonald P7, Ella Annor P6 and Phoebe Macdonald (P7).

I spoke to Aimee Swan and she said: ‘ We got a massive applause it was so loud!’ A big thank you to Miss Bryce, the talented leader of the choir. She said: ‘The audience loved it so many people were standing up showing their appreciation for our singing’! We would also like to thank Jake Herriot for organising the event.


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By Katie Allan (P6)

This Week In P6

This week in P6 we have been:

  • Learning about Banking and Budgeting- learning about needs and wants for our class fund.
  • We met with creative team for Greatrex project and we were measured for costumes.
  • We made up fictional families and talked about them in French.
  • We went skiing with P7.


Fairtrade Breakfast

On Wednesday 9th March our Fairtrade group organised a Fairtrade Breakfast to raise money. The whole school, with help from the parents attending raise a lot of money for Fairtrade. Mrs Hunter organised the event and the Fairtrade team members led the Assembly. P4 had created their own Fairtrade song and it was very funny!

Each class participated in a competition to design a tea pot, mug or cup and we used these to decorate the assembly hall.

We will add photos very soon!


By Aimee, Ella & Romany

This Week In P4

On Tuesday we were doing art with Mrs Valentine, we were making cups and bread for the display of the 12 disciples. We will take a picture of this once it is finished to show you just how good it looks!

We have been rehearsing the Easter story with P3 as we are going to perform this next week in our Easter Assembly.


By Ella, Brogan & Romany (P4)

This Week in P5

On Monday P5 done carousel learning for maths. They were learning to add and subtract decimals.In ICT they went on Sumdog to help improve their maths.They had a test on Sumdog and everyone done really well!

On Wednesday  P5 done art with Mrs Valentine and the P2s they made Easter pictures, They looked really good.

On Thursday they had gymnastics with Mrs Campbell. They learned how to sequence gymnastics moves.

By Harrison, Aimee & Reece (P5)


This Week In P7

This week in P7 we were skiing on Monday as we have done for the past 4 weeks.


On Tuesday we were doing Maths in the morning. We were learning to round numbers.


On Thursday we were working on our class projects about Micro organisms. We also we went to dance with Mrs Smith. In the afternoon we were meant to be working with P1, but  P1 were away to the library, so we did art instead.

By Bailey Forbes (P7)