Today numbers were down a bit, but there was still a good turn-out for Code Club.
We’re currently learning computer coding with Scratch, a free system developed my MIT in the USA to enable young children to learn the principles of computer programming without at the same time having to learn detailed language syntax. Find out more here.
This guided tour of Dirleton Castle, East Lothian, by Ms Cooper and Dirleton Primary School’s P6/7 class represents the finale of a term-long learning project during which the class have used the context of the castle and its history to create an engaging, highly relevant source of learning opportunities. This epitomises the ethos of Scotland’s “Curriculum for Excellence”, in particular its encouragement of active learning http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/learningandteaching/approaches/activelearning/about/what.asp.
Thanks are due to Historic Scotland and the Dirleton Castle staff for their support with the project.
A huge thanks go to Martyn Pegg and Keith Christie from Outdoor Education.
Excellent well organised day, Martyn! A great big thanks also go to all the lovely parent helpers, who gave up their precious time to make our day run so well. A special thanks to Super-Mum, Sam and Super-Dad, Tony who did a wonderful job with the Bikeability activities. Well done all the other Super-Mums, some of whom even took part and were highly competitive, you know who you are, Annabel and Susan! Well done everyone, a great team effort produced a very rewarding day!
Over the last couple of days the whole school has been learning about the solar eclipse and how to watch it safely. We made pin hole projectors and cardboard box projectors and Caitlin from P6 kindly let us have a look through her special solar eclipse safety glasses! We had great fun this morning using our home made safety devices and really appreciated the opportunity to witness such a rare event ….. that’s it till 2026 folks!
inside the box projector a simple paper projector Interesting shadows
This photo taken through the solar eclipse glasses!!
Join in with learning at our small primary school in East Lothian, Scotland