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P5/6’s Entries for the UK Schools Computer Animation Competition “Animation12”

Here are all the computer animations created by our P5/6 class and entered for Animation12. This is the annual UK schools computer animation competition run by the University of Manchester.

Clicking on each of the images below will take you to the animation on the main Scratch web site. There you’ll see that we’ve even started to get comments from other Scratch enthusiasts! If you’re interested in having a go at home, you can download Scratch and install it on your own computer – it’s free. 

We thought of embedding them here, but they would all have started at once, so decided to just show these images instead!

Scratch Project

Scratch Project

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News Release: Consultation on new development plan

East Lothian Council is seeking the views of residents and others on future land-use and development in East Lothian as it prepares a new Local Development Plan.

The plan will eventually replace the East Lothian Local Plan 2008.

Councillor Barry Turner, the Council’s planning spokesman said: “The Council is interested in hearing the views of everyone with an interest in East Lothian. We want to know what aspirations you have for the way your area might develop over the next ten years or so, and what planning issues you think may need to be addressed in the new plan. Continue reading News Release: Consultation on new development plan

FLIP: a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs

FLIP (Family-led information point) is a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs.

It offers members the chance to share experiences and knowledge and information about services and support for children with additional support needs and their families. FLIP normally meets once a month or so to discuss what’s happening.

Find out more about FLIP. 

Visit FLIP on Facebook

This “multipost” has been added to all school eduBuzz sites on behalf of Lisa Shine, Service Development Officer, ELC Children’s Services, to help raise awareness of this new service amongst East Lothian parents.

Some suggestions for snowbound P5/6 pupils

Hello P5/6,

What a week! I expect you have been having a fun time in the snow, building snowmen and perhaps doing a bit of sledging.

When we get back to school I think we should write newspaper articles about our experiences in the snow.
Can you interview family and friends around Aberlady to get some good quotes for your articles?
If you have taken some photographs around Aberlady this week of snowy scenes, we could include them in your articles too.
You could also collect some good examples of articles from the newspapers reporting on the effects of the snow.
Have you spotted any catchy headlines?

It would be good if you could keep up with your reading and tables practice too.

Keep safe! See you all soon.

Miss Strang

Severe weather update (1st Dec 2010, 3.30pm)


Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December.

The forecast for Wednesday night is for worsening weather conditions with snowfalls of between 5 and 10cm and falls of 20-30cm in some parts of the county.

Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the rest of the week. East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of unprecedented severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.

Further updates for this week will be added here in due course with information also being available on Radio Forth and school websites.

School staff should continue to follow the Policy on Employee Absence due to Adverse Weather conditions.

Access to learning resources at home

During the adverse weather, and at any other time, parents, carers and children are able to access a wide range of learning materials though our innovative web site. You can find a wide range of learning resources, suggested research activities and homework tasks – either on your own school’s Edubuzz pages or on any of the other school sites.

Our teaching staff are adding to and updating this information on a regular basis and many of them are available to contact by email. Edubuzz also gives you access to over 1000 other sites and the opportunity to network with more than 2000 contributors across East Lothian.

For a full list of Edubuzz school sites, including your own school, go to