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Two exciting events for families in Dunbar this weekend.

Dynamic Earth outreach team will be in Dunbar this weekend doing free demonstrations and crafts at Dunbar Town House museum and Gallery. Edinburgh geologist Angus Miller will be leading a family friendly and adult guided walks to explore the beach and cliffs where John Muir played as a boy.

 

Dynamic Earth hands on demonstrations and crafts – Deep Time and Scotland’s Time Lords

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

High Street, Dunbar EH42 1JJ.

01620 820699

10am to 4pm. No booking required. Donations welcome.

 

Angus Miller, Geo Walks – Families beach exploration: pebbles and cliffs.

From John Muir’s Birthplace.

126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ.  01368 865899

11am-12/12.30pm. Booking essential.  £5 per family

 

Angus Miller, Geo Walks – Geology walk, harbour to Belhaven

1.30pm-3.30/4pm from John Muir’s Birthplace.

126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ.  01368 865899

Booking essential.  £5 per person (suitable for 12+ years).

 

Further information can be found HERE.

 

 

Assessing Children’s Progress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Assessing Children’s Progress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

As a parent or carer, you may have heard that changes are being introduced to the way your child’s progress is assessed in primary and early secondary school.                 

These changes relate to Curriculum for Excellence and are being introduced to tell us whether children in P1, P4, P7 and S3 have achieved the Curriculum for Excellence-defined level of understanding in literacy and numeracy.               

In this special edition newsletter, you will find a newly published leaflet for parents that provides information and aims to answer your questions about assessment of children’s progress and the introduction of national standardized assessments.             

Assessing your child’s progress: A Guide for Parents and Carers

The new national standardized assessments are part of the National Improvement Framework.        

More information on this and what it means for your child, can be found on the website Parentzone Scotland