Dalry Coding Team Through to Robotics Grand Final

Dalry Primary have been taking part in the Edinburgh wide Robotical robotics and coding competition sponsored by CGI.

We have been working with Robotical’s robot Marty. You can see a video of our efforts here.

Huge congratulations to Shree, Adam and Kunal in P6 as well as Mr Bennett. Their programming of MARTY the Robot has won them a place in the Final.

The team are up against 5 other Edinburgh schools, 2 other Primaries and 3 Secondary schools. We wish them luck!!


Nursery Reading Rainbows


All our pre-school children were invite to attend a special session at Fountainbridge Library on either 29th May or 31st May where they all received a Reading Rainbows bag. The bags, which contain two books, a white board, pens, and parent postcards. Reading Rainbows aims to spark a love of reading among pre-schoolers, giving them the best start when they begin school. The project is also designed to support parents and carers to share books and stories with their children, encouraging them to think about the tales together and to visit libraries more often.  At Dalry Nursery Class the Reading Rainbows books also become the focus for many of our transition activities, including visits to the library, classroom activities and our  ‘Moving Up Day’ on the 11th June for those children who are starting Primary 1 at Dalry in August.  These activities help to support our pre-school children prepare for their move to Primary 1 in August.


Reading Rainbows are supported by City of Edinburgh Council’s Library and Information Service and Children and Families Service.

Nursery Museum Explorers


All our pre-schoolers recently received a free Reading Rainbows book bag thanks to the City of Edinburgh Council.  One of the books was ‘Dear Dinosaur’ and this has been the focus of the nursery’s learning as we build up toward our transition ‘Moving Up Day’ on Tuesday 12th June.

This week we all visited the National Museum of Scotland to see their very own T-Rex and had a great day out including a picnic lunch in the Meadows Park and a visit to their playground.  The weather was just so glorious that all treated ourselves to an ice-lolly!  Some of us were so tired after our fun packed day that we fell asleep on the bus!

A ‘BIG’ Thank You to all the family members that came with us on these trips.  We hope you enjoy our photos.

P4 At Wagamama

P4 attended a food workshop at Wagamama.

They learnt how Wagamama prepared food and drinks and had a tour of the whole restaurant to learn about health and safety when working with food.  They also got to learn about and experience how to make healthy food and drink.  They liked the tasting part most of all!

In class pupils will be using all they learnt to create leaflets for how to prepare food safely at Wagamamas.

P4 Set the Scenes

P4 went outdoors to learn about how to create a setting for their stories. They worked in teams problem solving how to create an interesting setting and a story line for their characters.

They then took notes of interesting words to describe what they could see, hear, feel and smell.

Using these notes they wrote some sentences to describe their setting in an interesting way.