Elphinstone P1/2

PE – Central Net games/Cosmic Yoga
January 19, 2015, 3:55 pm
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We have been learning how to hold a racket and balance different objects on them. We have also been learning to pass these objects to one another and how to throw objects in the air using an over arm throw.

We have also been doing some cosmic yoga in class, we find this very relaxing and fun.


 PE on PhotoPeach

Role Play
January 19, 2015, 3:45 pm
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Role Play on PhotoPeach The pupils have been enjoying playing and learning in their new role play area. Noah’s Ark and Our Local Area.


Noah’s Ark
January 14, 2015, 4:26 pm
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Our new topic this term in RME is Noah’s ark. Today we wrote letters to Noah suggesting some other ways he could have kept the animals safe from the floods. We had some great ideas such as flying carpets and huge towers!!

This afternoon we used a few different materials to build arks.


We didn’t use lots of colour because everyone knows arks are brown.


We both added bits.


We used all yellow bricks


We worked together


It’s better when you have someone to help


This block is a really special shape!


These bits are special and make the ark fly!!


Free School Meals for P1, 2 and 3
December 18, 2014, 9:26 am
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New rules come into force on 6 January 2015

Free school meals from P1-3s from 6 Jan 2015From the 6 January 2014 all pupils in Primary 1, 2 and 3 will be entitled to a free school meal (but not free school milk).




People receiving the following benefits should continue to complete a free school meal application form to ensure they are not charged for school milk.

• Income support
• Income based job seekers allowance
• Employment support allowance (income related)
• Child tax credit but NOT working tax credit with an annual income less than £16,010
• Child tax credit AND working tax credit with an annual income less than £6,420

Parents who don’t want their child to take up their free school meal should let their school know as soon as possible.

Anyone wanting further information should contact Education on (01620) 827764 or 827562 or email educationenquiries@eastlothian.gov.uk

For more information click here.

Christmas Party!!
December 17, 2014, 12:29 pm
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Today was the Early Years Christmas Party. We had so much fun. We played lots of games including musical bumps. We danced and we had a very special visitor…. SANTA! He brought us all a lovely book.

 Christmas Party on PhotoPeach

December 4, 2014, 3:25 pm
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100_2029 Today we started making some decorations for the windows in the hall. Hmmm … Blue and yellow hands …. Can you guess what we made?


Numeracy Rockets
November 20, 2014, 1:42 pm
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We have been learning  about counting backwards. Counting backwards is very important when a rocket is getting ready to blast off. We made some fabby rockets with countdown tails! Don’t they look great!

Numeracy Rockets on PhotoPeach

November 18, 2014, 2:40 pm
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We have been doing Gymnastics for PE. We have been learning to jump, roll and hold a balance.

Gymnastics on PhotoPeach

Ross Rocks – Fantastic Readers
November 18, 2014, 2:25 pm
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Some of our pupils have finished doing there 5 weeks of reading. Well Done! We will have more pupils in the next few weeks getting the Ross Rocks badges. Keep it up everyone!!!

Hold a sentence
November 13, 2014, 3:56 pm
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Over the last few weeks some of our P1’s have been learning about holding a sentence. It is when the teacher reads us a sentences and we hold it in our head and then write it down in our jotter! We are getting really quite great at it. We even remembered our finger spaces :)

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