Primary 1

Hello Everyone,

the Boys and Girls are all happy to be back at school after the Easter holidays!

Money, subtraction, electricity and healthy foods are some of the curriculum areas that we will be learning about……

We have set up our very own shop in the classroom which we are very proud of, Daniel took a photo of it:

We’ll be having lots of experiences working with money as a customer and as a shopkeeper.

Have a good weekend!!!

P4 – Weekly Blog

Welcome back everybody, we hope you had a lovely Easter and a nice holiday.

Since we have been back, in maths we are learning about 2D shapes and 3D objects, we are learning all the different names of the shapes, identifying the shapes and working which ones were which.

We have been starting to learn tennis skills and rugby skills in P.E. the warm up game of tag and sharks and fishes was lots fun, you had to steal other peoples tags.

Have a nice weekend with your family! Primary 4

The Great Week in Primary 3

We started off our week by coming to school on Tuesday after a long Easter break.

 

Some of the things we have been learning about:

  • We have started to learn about life cycles. First we learnt about plants and seeds by planting some beans in a green house. Then we learnt about the life cycles of chickens ready for Monday when our chicks come into school.
  • In writing we have been learning how to write an Information Text. We have been writing about Orangutans.
  • For Maths we have been learning how to collect data. We have used tally marks to gather lots of information and data.

This is some things that we have done for our great week in Primary 3!

From Primary 3  🙂

Pupil Equity Funding

Pupil Equity Funding (PFE) has been provided by the Scottish Government to raise attainment (standards) amongst children who face barriers to their learning due to the impact   poverty can have. Each school has been allocated an amount of money based on the numbers of children in the school that are eligible for free school meals. A total of £1.5m has been made available to 41 East Lothian Schools for the session 2017/2018; it is expected that this will be made available each year for the duration of the current administration.

 

We would like to ask you a few questions to get your thoughts on how you would like this money spent or suggestions on other developments that you would like to see your child experience if they are experiencing difficulty throughout the curriculum.

Please click on the link below to give us your thoughts

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K5XYV3V

This week in Primary 1

Hello Everyone,

Spring is here at last!!!!  We’ve been working hard learning the days of the week, months of the year and all about the 4 seasons.

We all wrote a descriptive text about a monster egg that hatched in a tree……our ostrich egg hasn’t hatched as yet so fingers crossed it will be soon????

We really enjoyed wearing red for Red Nose Day, here’s what we looked like

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Happy Weekend!!!!!

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Our Amazing Second Eco Flag

We have been working really hard to win our Eco Green Flag. We have put in a lot of effort. Some things that we have done is our eco litter pick rota, always picking up rubbish and putting it in the bin, our 3G litter picks, building habitats for animals in our eco garden, tidying the eco garden and the John Muir garden and design competitions for the garden. Through all this hard work we have earned our second green flag!

A huge congratulations to our Eco Committee!

Primary 4 Class Blog

Hi! This week in numeracy, some of us were counting in 10s, on and off the decuple. In a maths and PE lesson, we estimated and measured how far we could jump. The groups were all working really hard!

In the BIG Write, we were writing a story about a child who is kidnapped by goblins and then a knight or jester comes to rescue them.

We have been doing lots of singing practice for the show! We have added some actions to the songs.

Thank you for reading our class blog!

William, Christian, Grant and Harris T

Religious Observance in a Catholic School

Religious Observance in a Catholic School

The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 imposes a statutory duty on local authorities to provide “Religious Observance” in Scottish schools. This is defined in a national R.O. Review Group report published in 2004 as comprising: “community acts which aim to promote the spiritual development of all members of the school’s community and express and celebrate the shared values of the school community”.

In a letter of guidance issued by the Scottish Government in February 2011, it is acknowledged that Catholic schools take a distinctive approach to the provision of Religious Observance:

Scottish Government Ministers welcome the tradition that, in Roman Catholic denominational schools, Catholic Liturgy will largely shape the nature and frequency of religious observance activities in the classroom and in the wider school community. So, at times, children and young people will be invited to participate in, and sometimes to lead, prayer and reflection in classrooms and at assemblies. At other times, to honour particular occasions or feasts, chaplains will lead school communities in the celebration of Mass and other forms of liturgical celebration.

Catholic schools follow the customs and practices of the Church in order to nourish the spirituality and faith of pupils and staff.

Our Catholic tradition is enriched by ancient rites, prayers and devotions which help young people to become aware of, and show reverence to, the sacred presence of the living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Guided by this tradition, we celebrate various seasons and special feast days to honour God, Mary his Mother and the Saints.

Religious observance is evident in the following school activities:

  • Pupils are invited to pray with their teachers at times in classrooms and assemblies, as well as in liturgical services.
  • All classrooms display a Crucifix on the wall
  • In some classrooms and other areas of the school, a sacred space will feature a copy of the Bible and will be decorated with signs and symbols that reflect the changing seasons of the Church Calendar Year i.e., Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost.
  • This regular practice of Prayer is complemented by religious services conducted, sometimes as part of an Assembly, to mark special occasions – e.g., the distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday, the seasons of Advent or Lent.
  • To mark special Feast Days and Holy Days of Obligation, Mass is celebrated by the school chaplain, with the school community, in school buildings or in local parishes.
  • At certain stages, pupils are able to participate in retreats and pilgrimages to places of special significance within the Catholic tradition.

While Religious Education is governed by separate Church guidance, it is complemented by Religious Observance practices and, together, these experiences help pupils to develop their understanding of the Catholic faith, to experience opportunities for spiritual growth and to commit to beliefs, values and actions in a positive response to God’s invitation to faith.

In terms of pupil participation in R.O. Scottish Government guidance makes it clear that it makes an important contribution to pupils’ development and that it promotes the ethos of a school by bringing pupils together and creating a sense of community. However, it also makes clear that parents have the right to withdraw children from participation in religious observance and that this right should always be made known to parents and their wishes respected. The Scottish Government also recognises that:

Where a parent chooses a denominational school for their child’s education, they choose to opt in to the school’s ethos and practice which is imbued with religious faith and religious observance. In denominational schools, it is therefore more difficult to extricate a pupil from all experiences which are influenced by the school’s faith character.

Curriculum For Excellence – Provision of Religious Observance in Schools, Scottish Government, 17 February 2011

 

 

This Week in P1

Hello Everyone,

Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!!

We have celebrated by working on a colour by addition sheet….. we really enjoyed it!!!

We have been working on our space learning wall and found lots of facts about the planets and created star constellations ……. there are two called -the big dipper and the little dipper.

Our writing this week was really good as we made fantastic sentences. We have started to make word worm wizards.  This week Murray, Daniel, Lucy and Jorja found the correct spelling and put the words on our wall – Well Done!!

We have also matched instruments to rhymes – we love that.

Stay Safe!!!!

from the aliens in Primary 1………….