S1 and S2 Learning from Home Guide May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

In response to feedback and to support families, we have put together an overview of home learning for students in S1 and S2.  It details what students can expect from each subject area in terms of work and some suggested timings.  We understand that family life is different for everyone at the moment and we do not wish to be prescriptive.    However, we hope you find this overview useful in supporting your child.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Claire Slowther

Update 7 May 2020

Dear DGS Community,

It has been a very short week indeed! As a result, I have a very short update for you.  Next week, we will return to our bumper newsletter!

Mr McBride released a brilliant assembly this week, with some insights into our staff working from home.

We have been busy putting together a Home Learning Guide for S1 and S2 students with an outline for each subject area.  We will share this with you next week.

If you have any questions regarding changes to senior phase course choice, prior to the timetable change on Tuesday 19th May, please contact Mr Maxton (rmaxton@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk).

As always, if you have any questions or would like any support please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

I wish you all a lovely, happy and safe long weekend

Claire Slowther

Reading for Pleasure Week

Next week, the English Faculty are running a reading for pleasure focus with S1 and S2. Engagement with reading, along with exercise, has been a real focus for many people right now in terms of sustaining positive mental health during lockdown.

We will be encouraging staff, students and parents/carers to share their reads on Twitter and the hashtag #DGSReads.

VE Day commemoration

Friday 8 May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Following public consultation it was designated as an additional day’s holiday in East Lothian recognising families’ desire to commemorate this historic occasion. While the current Covid restrictions mean that gatherings or services are not possible, there are still ways to mark the occasion in a safe and socially distanced way.

The Royal British Legion has published a timetable of activities for the day itself where the nation can commemorate VE Day within the current guidelines including a 2 minute silence at 11am and a doorstep ‘Toast to the Nation’ at 3pm.

PoppyScotland’s website has some great ideas and resources if families wish to talk to their children about VE Day or undertake any learning as part of it.

For more information visit: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/news/article/13225/ve_day_75th_anniversary