Natural Disasters

Primary 5/6 are really enjoying learning about the weather and in particular the natural disasters that can occur. We have been learning a lot about them including how they occur and the damage and impact they can have. The children have also handed in some excellent independent learning which we will share and use to teach our peers. Yesterday we had a science afternoon and the children were talking about and displaying all of their knowledge whilst actively creating tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes and a tsunami in class. We had great fun and have learned so much.

Here are some pictures from our science afternoon.

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Matilda debate

Primary 5/6 have almost finished their book study of Matilda and we have really enjoyed having in depth discussions about the plot and the themes within it. We have identified different writing techniques and have been trying hard to use some figurative language in our own stories. All of the children have worked exceptionally hard and today was no different. We worked well in groups to discuss and prepare for a debate. The debate question was: Would Matilda be better living with her parents or moving in with Miss Honey? The children brought all of their knowledge of the story and themes together and raised very relevant points about friendships, neglect, education and much more. I was very impressed with all of the contributions and debating skills.

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CONSULTATION FOR PARENTS ON ANTI BULLYING

The Education Service are currently developing a new Anti Bullying Policy and are carrying out a consultation on this subject with pupils/staff/parents.

The attached link will take you to the online survey which has been designed specifically for parents/carers.

Please take the time to complete this as your views will help us to shape our new policy.

This consultation will close on 14 OCTOBER 2016.

Parents link – https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/3477ab06