STEM work shop

On Thursday P7 went to the Edinburgh College to a STEM workshop. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. There were 5 activities and the first activity was rocket cars.

We had to design a car that would go fast and then the instructors carved it how we wanted. After that we all went outside to test how fast they were after the instructors put the rockets in

After that we had the other 4 work shops which were: egg drop, math problems, computing and  building a card bridge. We all enjoyed doing the activities, and working with P7s from other schools.



Moorfoot Medal and More

This week class 4 has been working hard doing all sorts of things including French. We have been writing sentences about us and drawing colourful frames to put them in. Since we have been focusing on our writing we have been learning a lot about connectives and trying to put them in our writing. The assembly this week was about Moorfoot medal which is where you learn new,different skills and record them in your book and you get a certificate. This year many children entered it and have been learning a variety of new skills including dance,baking,climbing,helping clean around the house and more. It was great to see how many children gave it a go. Next week is World Book Day so on Friday you can dress up as your favourite book character. It is going to be so much fun!

by Pippa and Layla

Our Fantastic Week

Last week we went to ski at Hillend Ski Centre on Wednesday 6th of September. It was class 3 and 4 who went. The beginners had a talk about being safe on the slope, the level two went with their instructor, the 3 and up went with their instructor.  We had lots of fun skiing and will return to the slippery slopes next week.

Class 4 started making little robots with an ICT teacher. We had to put lots of Lego sort of pieces  together and tried to get the robots to drive.

The Primary 7 are going to Newbattle  High School for a french fashion show!

The JRSOs are going to Woodburn for a meeting with all of the rest of the JRSOs in different schools. The JRSOs are Erin and Layla.


By Layla


Class 4 rugby and hillwalking

 Class 4 have had a busy few weeks where we have been doing things like rugby and hill walking! On Tuesday 25th of April the first group of keen hill walkers set off to attempt to climb to the top of Castle Law,a hill in the Pentlands. The group of children were half of class 4. The other half went the next week on Thursday 4th of May. Both groups managed to get to the top of the hill which was a big achievement for all of them. Class 4 have also been lucky enough to be taught rugby by Amy. Amy has been teaching them touch rugby. Touch rugby is rugby without contact. Class 4 have had two lessons so far and have enjoyed them very much.

by Lauren Underwood

Class 4 go to the Scottish Parliament!

  On Tuesday 31st January class 4 took a visit to the Scottish Parliament. When we arrived we were all amazed at the architecture of the parliament! As we entered the building, we were directed into an education room and were told to go into groups, as we looked at interesting objects and photos. We discussed  different items. Also about when and why the Scottish Parliament was built, we were all extremely interested and had all our attention on the lady talking! Next we were split into groups and off we went on our tour. First of all, my group went to the debating chamber and we were all flabbergasted at the splendor of the outstanding debating chamber! It was very well organised and we stared in awe at the Scottish mace (given to Scotland by the Queen herself). Then we learned all about the Presiding Officer and that he gets to be in charge about who gets to speak and when (in the debating chamber). Then the other group came in and we had a group photo! Then we set off again to look at the desks were the MSPs sit in the chamber. We learned that they put a special pass in a holder that registers where they’re sitting and who they are; that all gets done electronically and it all gets sent onto the Presiding Officer’s device. Unfortunately we were not aloud to sit in the seats of the debating chamber but that didn’t stop our excitement! Furthermore we went to lots of other exciting places.

Then we were all led into another room and we got a interview with………… Rachel Hamilton! We were all extremely interested and asked very sensible questions. Do you enjoy your job? What is your favourite part of the parliament building? What inspired you to be an MSP? Who is your favourite MSP/MP? What was your funniest moment being an MSP?

We all enjoyed every moment and we learned loads of new things, we are all very thankful for our wonderful teacher Ms Wilson and the parent helper who volunteered to come with us to the Parliament (Jamie’s dad) Also all the parents of every child who went to the Scottish Parliament to allow us to go on this amazing school trip! THANK YOU!

by Hannah class 4 P7

Welcome to Moorfoot

    • Opened on 18th October 2007, Moorfoot Primary & Nursery School was created from the merger of nearby Borthwick and Temple Primary Schools. Similar in their traditional values and community ethos, the schools have a shared past with close links and together are creating a superb school for the future in the Moorfoot area. The school covers a wide catchment, from Toxside through Temple to outer Gorebridge, North Middleton to Currie Inn. We are lucky enough to enjoy a top of the range school with high tech facilities yet in a rural setting, wich classrooms looking out onto green fields. Take a look at our amazing facilities, the amphitheatre, the AstroTurf and the willow tunnel. Whether you are a parent, a child at the school or you are interested in coming to our school, we hope you like our website and keep coming back for more.