Category Archives: Art

P6 Winter Windows Winners

We have lots of P6 winners in the Edinburgh Winter Windows contest.

We entered the competition again this year and we have two winning designs!

Nate (individual)

and Prithvi /Raul/Eli/Hassan (Group).

They’ll be on display in the quadrangle of the City Chambers, which is also the prize location of the 5 allocated.

Well done P6!


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P2/3 Stars’ Starry Starry Night

P2/3 have enjoyed working together to create a giant reproduction of van Gogh’s “Starry Starry Night” painting. The children used paper and oil pastels to create different textures and I’m sure you’ll agree, the result is impressive! We have been learning all about Van Gogh, his life and his painting style. 


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Van Gogh Sunflowers in P2

We have been very successfully growing sunflowers in our classroom this term. Already they are stretching high and reaching for all the sun we’ve had! Furthermore, we learned a bit about Vincent Van Gogh and recreated one of his most famous paintings ‘Sunflowers.’ 

Here are some examples of the wonderful sunflowers we painted and some very proud faces 😊

Edinburgh Museums and Galleries City Art Stars

P4a, P4b and P5 have been taking part in online art sessions with the City Art Centre.

They entered their pictures into a May contest and lots of them did very well.

Many made the shortlist and Natalia received a gold award!

Have a look below to hear more about our art stars.


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Art Wednesdays With Mrs McLoughlin 3rd March

Mrs McLoughlin has more art for you. Every Wednesday Mrs McLoughlin posts an art project for you to try at home if you like.

This week it’s make a book

If you try it out you can always share your art with her at @LoughlinUpdates on twitter if you are using it.

Lucy’s Winning Chinese New Year Poster

Congratulations to Lucy in P5/6 who won the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s School Chinese New Year Poster contest a few weeks ago.

Here’s the tweets that announced her win!

THREAD: 📣 🎉 We are delighted to announce the winner and runners up for our #ChineseNewYear poster competition for primary schools! ⬇️

🥇1st place: Lucy, P5/6, Dalry Primary School, Edinburgh @Dalry1876

👏 A huge well done to our winner and runners-up, and to all the participants. We received over 100 wonderful creative entries and it was very hard to narrow it down to a top 3!

See more of the entries at

https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/confuciusinstituteforscotlandsschools/newsandupdates/chinesenewyearpostercompetitionprimarywinners/

@Lynne_SCILT @SheenaSCILT @KarenScilt @Miss_Liddle_mfl @scottishcilt @LisaSCILT

Originally tweeted by CISS (@CISSStrathclyde) on February 11, 2021.

Well Done Lucy!

(also thanks to Mrs Lockey for spotting that I’d only put this on teams not the website. Sorry it’s a bit late! Mr Bennett)

Art Wednesdays With Mrs McLoughlin 24th Feb.

Mrs McLoughlin has more art for you. Every Wednesday Mrs McLoughlin posts an art project for you to try at home if you like.

This week it’s  tangrams

There’s also some optional printables in this pdf: printable tangrams

If you try any out you can always share your art with her at @LoughlinUpdates on twitter if you are using it.

Snow Photographers

Before the February break Mr Bennett posted some holiday fun ideas.

One of these was that if it snowed we would accept pictures of the snow taken by the children and share them here.

Ethan in P6/5 and Harmeher in P2 both rose tho the challenge with the great pictures below.

Harmeher’s nest

Harmeher found a nest from last year in the bushes and also showed us a view of the Pentlands.

Ethans Snowglobe

Ethan has taken some really great photos of ice and snow.

His icy sphere and use of perspective is really cool.

Well done Harmeher and Ethan.