Primary 5 Cooperative Learning

Primary 5 loved making their new Home Teams today. They worked well together to create their Home Team shields and fantastic new Home Team names.

The children had to share a sentence and a hashtag to share their thoughts about their experience. Below are a few examples…

It was good working together. #fun

We worked really well together. #awesome

I think we did a great job but at the start we could think more about how we are using our time. #great

We hope you have enjoyed sharing our learning.  Miss McKay

P7 share their learning with P6

As part of P7’s topic, Risks to Health, we created posters about how to say no effectively to peer pressure. These were created to share with P6 in order to pass on what we have learnt. We met with P6 and shared with them our posters, took part in peer assessment and were given two stars and a wish about our work from the P6’s. Thank you for your help P6!

P7 learn about peer pressure

This term as part of our Health and Wellbeing focus, P7 are learning about Risks to Health, with particular focus on drug and substance abuse. This week we have been discussing peer pressure and how to say no effectively. The children acted out different scenarios in regards to being pressurised to do things that they wouldn’t want to do, and to work on strategies to help them deal with these situations. We particularly enjoyed making props to aid our roleplay!

Parent Council update

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be at 7pm on Tuesday, 29th January, at East Linton Primary.  All welcome!


1. Apologies for absence & approval of December minutes
2. Declaration of interest
3. Chair’s update
4. Financial report & funding requests, 50/50 club
5. Head Teacher’s update
6. Working Group updates
a) Events & Fundraising
b) Constitution
c) Playground
d) School development
e) 10 minutes set aside for discussion
7. Parent representative updates
8. Calendar update
9. Any other competent business (AOCB to be notified to by 5pm on the 21st January)

The DRAFT December minutes are now available on the Meetings & Minutes page .

Note that attached to the minutes are informal updates relating to the working groups (events & fundraising; constitution; playground; school development), and also a response from East Lothian Council relating to the Playground Position Statement.

Many thanks to all Parent Council members for their hard work in 2018, and especially to the events & fundraising working group, who are working hard to set up a fun-filled Quiz Night on Friday 18th January!

As always, if you have any input, queries or feedback, please feel free to get in touch via

Busy first week back!

Happy New Year to you all , I hope that 2019 is a happy and healthy one for you.

We have had a very busy first week back. The staff were all delighted with how quickly the children have settled back into their learning.

This block , up until the February break, there is a focus on health and wellbeing in every class so our pupils have already been exploring different aspects.

As a staff we have worked on tracking pupil progress using the James Nottingham Quadrants and the Leuven’s Scale of Engagement – these tools help us to think deeply about progress, attainment and engagement in learning, for our pupils as individuals and to plan necessary future steps. If interested, you can find out more at

Miss McKay also ran a session for us looking at Making Thinking Visible techniques – approaches to learning which encourage richer thinking and deeper understanding for our learners and ourselves as teachers. If you are interested in finding out more >


We have a busy term ahead and a calendar and newsletters will be coming your way next week.

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