JGPS visit for P6A

P6A were all smiles today during our wee visit to our new temporary classroom up at JGPS. A new adventure awaits us in the new year but first, a nice long holiday for everyone. See you in January 😊


Congratulations Calum & Daniel

Congratulations to Calum who was awarded coach’s player of the year, and to Daniel who was also awarded coach’s player as well as player’s player of the year at this week’s Edinburgh South awards evening. We are all very impressed and very proud. πŸ‘πŸ»

Baking (part 2)

Yesterday the pupils in P6A worked collaboratively to independently bake cookies and brownies (I was on oven and washing up duty!)

Today they decorated their creations, which are now ready to be sold at the Christmas Fair tomorrow. Come and get yours before they’re all gone!!

Brilliant baking in P6A πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³

Today the pupils in P6A put their reading and maths skills to the test with a spot of baking. After being split into random groups, the kids were given a recipe for either brownies or cookies, which they then had to work as a team to produce. Despite two very different brownie mixtures, one group with double the amount of cookies, and some left over ingredients which should have been used, the kids did brilliantly!! We had a little taste test and I can confirm that they are delicious. Tomorrow’s task is to decorate their creations, which will then be passed over to the Christmas Fair for the bake sale.

A huge well done, P6A. πŸ‘πŸ»

Perfect Pizzas

A big well done and thank you to Ollie, Matthew and Reuben who gave up their time on a Sunday to make us all some delicious pizza. The boys have just earned their Chief Scout’s Silver Award at Cubs, and are working towards getting their cooking badge to add to their impressive collection. A big thumbs up from all of us- the pizzas also came in very handy during our numeracy work on fractions!

Visiting maths students in P6A

Over the past couple of weeks, P6 & 7 have enjoyed some interesting maths lessons, which have been delivered by visiting maths students from the University of Edinburgh. In P6A we have been exploring square numbers and their connection to parabolas. With one more lesson to go, we’re looking forward to seeing what comes next!

What Kind of Edinburgh?

What Kind of Edinburgh?


Great new blog from Children’s Parliament on their ‘What Kind of Edinburgh?” project. Sciennes is very proud to participate in this innvoative and ambitious scheme to give young people a voice, reaching a high level through ‘Project Champions’:

“Some of the Project Champions are coming from the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Police Scotland. Some of them are people that make decisions about children’s services and schools, some others work in our communities and have the possibility to make important changes in the places where we live.”



A fab day out at Edinburgh Zoo πŸ§πŸ¦πŸ’

On Monday 29 October, Primary 6 enjoyed a sunny day out at Edinburgh Zoo. As part of the pupils’ Living and Growing topic, they attended the Cycle of Life workshop led by the wonderful staff in the education centre.

The staff spoke to the children about how some animals find a mate, how they reproduce and how they look after their young. We also had an interesting discussion about the changes animals go through during puberty and got to see a video of a baby elephant from inside the womb. Mr Hutchison, Mr Mitchell and I were all very impressed with how engaged the three classes were and how mature they were during the discussions. Well done, kiddies.

After lunch we had a lovey afternoon power walking our way to the top of the zoo to see the big cats and the zebra. Our favourites, however, were the chimps and the monkeys, who we could have watched all day!

Thank you, P6, for a lovely day out, and special thanks to Calum’s mum, Bethan’s mum, Eddie’s dad and Jennifer’s gran for coming with us.