What has been happening in P1a?

We have been learning lots of new things in Primary 1a and this afternoon we talked about all the things we had been doing which we would like to put on the website for you all to read!

Teaghan – ‘We have been doing lots of focus tasks like sticking pictures and highlighting ‘n’ and ‘s’.’

During literacy and numeracy time we always have a teacher task where groups work with Miss Nuttall and a focus task which builds on what the children have been learning. The children are putting in lots of effort to do this independently.

Riley – ‘ We have been doing number and shape patterns in school.’

As our maths topic is pattern, we have been continuing patterns and creating our own repeating patterns with numbers, colours and shapes. We have also been spotting patterns in the environment around us! You can see some of our examples on the door into the school.

Erin – ‘ We have learnt the sounds a, t, p, i, n and s and making some words like pat and tap.’

We have covered  6 sounds so far and the children are really gaining confidence with not only recognising them but beginning to build 3 letter words and read them back. Continue to practise this at home too using the words in the literacy pocket!

Caleb and Josh – ‘We have done the Gruffalo, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy characters’

As part of our topic ‘Storyland’ we have been exploring lots of different characters from books. We have made giant versions of the characters in art and created WOW words to describe them. With our buddies we are looking at the story of the 3 little pigs and plan to do a short drama sketch to re-tell it over the next few weeks.

Have a good week and we hope to post some photos of our work soon!

P1a and Miss Nuttall


Pinkie Parents will be hosting their annual general meeting on Monday, 3rd October at 7pm in the staff room.

All welcome to attend.


  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Minutes if the AGM on 14th September 2015
  3. Annual Report 2015-2016
  4. Treasurers Report
  5. Subgroups Reports
  6. Election of Office Bearers
  7. Members of Pinkie Parents
  8. Date of next AGM
  9. AOB





P1B News

This week P1B have been very busy. The children wanted to share some of what we have been learning this week with you.

Louie- ‘We have been writing sounds.’

In class lessons and during play we have been practising letter formation. This week some of us even started to write small words using the sounds we know. We are getting really good at this.

Rosa- ‘We have been making puppets’.

P1B have been working with buddies to explore the tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. We are creating puppets, plan to make theatres and will retell the stories to our class audience. We hope to film these to share some on the website with you- watch this space.

Isla-‘ We have been making shape patterns.’

Liam- ‘We have been making number patterns’

We have been exploring patterns, firstly looking at colour patterns which we found quite easy. To challenge us we decided to  create number patterns. You can see some of these on our entrance door. We also created some shape patterns. Next week we are going to decorate our names in pattern.

Aaron A- ‘We are in the newspaper.’

Our class photograph has now been published in this weeks courier. It is really lovely so please try and have a look.

We also met a special visitor who has come to join our class. His name is Maxwell. The children can tell you all about him! Here is a photograph so that you can see him too.





Education Accessibility Strategy 2016

East Lothian Council Education Service values and respects the diverse communities it serves and has policy and guidance documents in place to promote positive attitudes and eliminate discrimination and stereotyping in all of its establishments.

The Service has a legal duty to prepare a strategy to increase the physical accessibility of the school environment, increase the access to the curriculum and improve communication, especially in relation to the provision of school information, for those pupils who have disabilities.

Schools and nurseries must take the Accessibility Strategy into account in any management decisions and improvement planning.

Why We Are Consulting

We are about to start developing a new Accessibility Strategy and would like to gather your views on what we should include in our new action plan.

We would also like to hear about examples of good practice in East Lothian Schools and Nurseries where steps have been taken to improve accessibility.

By completing this questionnaire you will help up to prioritise what we need to do to promote positive attitudes and better access for our children and young people.

Should you wish to take a look at and complete this questionnaire it can be found on the East Lothian Consultation Hub.

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