Weekly Update 22 January

Coronavirus: resources for managing
anxiety and improving wellbeing

We know that many adults and children are feeling particularly anxious at the moment. The attached resource, produced in April 2020 last year, may be helpful for you and your children to look at.

At this time of uncertainty, disrupted routine and restricted freedom, it’s understandable to be feeling anxious. This toolkit includes resources for school staff, parents and carers and children to help manage anxiety and improve wellbeing during the coronavirus crisis. You will find practical activities such as mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety.



Children 1st Parentline can support families in East Lothian struggling with money worries, family troubles, or feeling low. Parentline information can be found here


The link has been sent out for the Remote Learning Survey. Thank you to all of you who have filled this in already. The
feedback received so far is really useful and will help us to ensure that our digital learning offer across the school meets the
needs of staff, learners and parents. I will feedback the findings of the survey in a future update.

Google Classroom

We have had good engagement again this week so thank you for facilitating this at home. Please remember to contact us
through the school office if you are having any technical difficulties or difficulty understanding any of the tasks. If you are having any difficulties please contact us at 01368863773 or admin@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk .

 Websites and Free Subscriptions to access Learning Resources

It is always worth posting websites that are  worth visiting to support learning. This week I have added some of the most widely used ones to this update.

Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

This is a website for teachers but it can be used to support or consolidate learning at home. It is based on the English Curriculum but has high quality video lessons and activities for all ages and subjects.

Early Level – P1, First Level – P2-4, Second Level – P5-7

 All Areas

Health & Wellbeing 

Literacy & Language 

(Click on your child’s stage Early-P1, First P2-4 and Second P5-7)


Maths & Numeracy 

(Click on your child’s stage Early-P1, First P2-4 and Second P5-7)

Science/Outdoor Learning 

Project Based Learning 

(20 days of projects for reading, thinking and growing- broken down in to stages)

Computing and Coding

Arts & Crafts 

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