Don Ledingham, Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services for East Lothian Council and Director of Education and Children’s Services for Midlothian Council, visited Dunbar Primary School today to look at the success of the introduction of cursive script to the school nearly three years ago. The evidence is very clear, the children through the school are more confident and willing to access writing by using cursive script. Presentation of work is exceptional and early evidence suggests that spelling has also improved. Don met and spoke with pupils who had been taught cursive script and was astonished with the ability and standard of written work they are producing.
Trudy King and Lindsay Barley were interviewed by Don on the success of the programme.
A great deal of credit has to go to all the staff at Dunbar Primary School who have made this such a groundbreaking and successful programme.
Their interview can be viewed here
Dear Parents and Carers
We have received official confirmation from East Lothian Council that an additional holiday has just been granted to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This is now in line with most Local Authorities in Scotland Schools will be closed on Tuesday 5th June as well as Monday 4th June.
We have put this post up to allow parents the opportunity to make any unscheduled childcare arrangements for Tuesday 5th May 2012.
A MacRury(DHT) on behalf of H Gillanders (HT)
On the 1st of June 2012 The whole of Dunbar Primary School will come together for a picnic and singalong to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. More information will be available soon.
P3a/b/c will be looking at Materials and their properties over the next few weeks with Mr MacRury. We will be using the following websites to help with our learning.
Materials and their properties
Congratulations to Mrs Clark and Mrs Gillanders who ran together in 6 hours 01 minutes the whole of the course of the London Marathon yesterday. They are both still walking and are feeling great today.
Well done from all at Dunbar Primary School.