Category Archives: Confucius hub

P4 Mandarin Lessons

Mandarin Lessons Are Back!

We are very glad to be able to offer Mandarin lessons with our confucius suite and teacher for the first time since Covid.

P4 had a great time in their first lesson!

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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

@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)

Home Learning Grids For Week Commencing 30th March

Here are the Home Learning Grids and Documents for this week.


Mr D’s PE Learning

Dalry P1  PE Grid (also appropriate for nursery)

dalry P2-P4 PE Grid pdf

Dalry P5-P7 PE grid



Dalry P1 Home Learning Grid Week 2


P1/2 (P1s)

P1/2 P1s Home learning grid Week 2


P2 Classes (including P2s in P1/2)

Dalry P2 Learning grid Week 2


P3 Classes

P3 Home Learning Grid – 30.3.20

P3a Spelling Words -er

P3b Spelling words -er



P4 Home learning Grid Week 2

P4 spelling


P5 and P5/4

ier Spelling words

P5 and P5_4 school closure learning grid 2


P6 (assignments may also be set in TEAMS online learning site)

P6 Home Learning Grid Week 2


P7 (assignments may also be set in TEAMS online learning site)

P7 Class Timetable

P7 Home Learning week 2

P7 Home Learning spelling 2&3



Edinburgh Zoo and the Confucius institute Scotland have put all the resources for the Beyond the Panda project online.

Beyond the Panda Resources

Chinese Lantern Art

Primary 7 have been working on a project with local artist Damien Callen. During our 5 week project, Damien has been assisting us with creating our very own Chinese Lanterns inspired by those at Edinburgh Zoo. The class decided to. Feats a collaboration piece Of an ocean scene, creating animals such as octopus, jelly fish, sea snakes, dolphins and fish. I think you’ll agree they look fish-tactic!


P5 Museum Visit and Mandarin Project

P5 were recently invited to the National Museum of Scotland to support the design of a Mandarin language project and to learn more about chinese object.

The class have written the following report:

P5 Museum Trip

On 19th of September 2019 primary 5 from Dalry Primary School in Edinburgh had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Scotland to help design a Mandarin educational resource.

Dalry was chosen as we are a primary school with a Confucius classroom and teacher.

We were introduced to the filmmaker David who is going to make an animation to teach people about Mandarin colours. When we got there, we learnt about some fascinating objects like vases, statues, children’s clothing and animals from China. There were wonderful colours on the objects like red, which is hong-se in Mandarin.

Then we had the pleasure to explore the museum. We were split into 2 groups, 1 group went with Ms Younger, the second went with Mr Bennett. We had to draw our favourite Chinese objects and write which colours were in them. We chose objects that had really bright colours that would catch people’s eyes. We also made sure that the objects didn’t have too many colours to make sure it was easy for people to see what the main colour was. Some of our favourite objects were the Chinese fan and the lion dogs because the fan was a beautiful object and the lion dogs were funny.

Next, we got to ask the filmmaker, David,questions about his proposal, so we learnt about the process of designing a new resource. Once we were shown the dragon David had designed for the animation film we got to suggest names for it.

Before January, someone from the museum is going to come and show us small clips of animation so we can give them feedback. Then in January we are going back to the museum for the launch.

We are excited to be part of this project. We think it is important because we it is helpful for people who don’t know Mandarin. They can learn the colours from the resource.