Finding Shapes with our School Improvement Group Buddies

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Posted by glendrum | Posted in P1, P3/4 | Posted on 20-04-2017

Finding Shapes with our School Improvement Group Buddies on PhotoPeach
P3/4 and P1B enjoyed looking for different kinds of 2D shapes as part of our school improvement group 2 learning challenge. We are all looking forward to meeting again next week to read and share our creative writing with each other.

The Week Ahead (27th March)…

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Posted by Mr. Keiller | Posted in The Week Ahead | Posted on 27-03-2017

Mindset Moment: The Learning Pit

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Posted by pmckay | Posted in Growth Mindset, Whole School Focus | Posted on 27-03-2017

This week children will continue to practise ‘being in the pit’ and will draw upon all the key attributes and strategies that we have looked at over this focus.

Although this will be the last week of our ‘If I don’t sweat it, I won’t get it’ focus, we will continue to make reference too this learning as children tackle new challenges.

Get Down with the Campie ECO Rap!

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Posted by Mr. Keiller | Posted in Eco, Whole School Focus | Posted on 24-03-2017

As part of our improvement groups project, one gang of cool students got together and made an Eco Rap. check it out here:

PARENT COUNCIL SCHOOL LOTTERY

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Posted by carobss | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 21-03-2017

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SCHOOL LOTTERY PLEASE VIEW THE LINK FROM THE PARENT COUNCIL BELOW, FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Parent Council Lottery

Growth Mindset: The Learning Pit

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Posted by pmckay | Posted in Growth Mindset, Whole School Focus | Posted on 20-03-2017

The Learning Pit is a tool that learners will be introduced to which helps them to visualise the process of managing challenge. When a learner is posed with a question or enquiry that they perceive as ‘hard’ we can support them to tackle this in a positive way.

We will be using the ‘Learning Pit’ which was developed by James Nottingham to help children respond to this cognitive wobble.

 

Our purpose in school is to learn.

 

The ideal conditions for new learning:

  • Tackling a  concept or skill that will require dedicated mental and physical response that elicits thoughts such as ‘This is hard’ or ‘I can’t do this’ and then using all the skills discussed previously will result in deep learning. (Even although it feels demanding and stressful!)

 

P3/4 Author Visit at Musselburgh Library

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Posted by glendrum | Posted in P3/4 | Posted on 16-03-2017

P3/4 Author Visit at Musselburgh Library on PhotoPeach
P3/4 had a hilarious afternoon with the children’s author, Stuart Reid, at Musselburgh Library today. Stuart shared his inspiration for writing and the creative and imaginative ideas which have helped him to write the Gorgeous George series of adventure stories.

Bushcraft and Den Building in Newhailes

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Posted by glendrum | Posted in P3/4 | Posted on 15-03-2017

Bushcraft and Den Building in Newhailes on PhotoPeach
P3/4 had a fantastic afternoon learning about survival skills and den building in Newhailes with Stuart Whittaker, the National Trust Ranger.

The Week Ahead (13th March)…

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Posted by Mr. Keiller | Posted in The Week Ahead | Posted on 13-03-2017

Mindset Moment: Resilience

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Posted by pmckay | Posted in Growth Mindset, Whole School Focus | Posted on 13-03-2017

‘We must not only prepare students for tests in life but the tests of life.’

Art Costa

Don’t give up – you are closer than you think!

A focus on Growth Mindset can improve resilience by:

  • Emphasising the belief that ability can be developed
  • Provide opportunities  to reframe challenges and setbacks
  • Normalising mistakes and failure as learning opportunities
  • Encouraging and rewarding persistence and effort
  • Identifying alternative ways of achieving success