P2 Learning Blog – 27.1.23

Written/Spoken by P2:

In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes. Some names are cube, cylinder, spheres and cone.

In literacy we have been reading books at the library, we have been writing about castle jobs, and our spelling pattern is ck.

In our IDL topic we have been learning about making Scottish bread and making castles from paper using collage.

In music with Miss Fletcher we have been singing Scottish music and we were also watching a film about a boy and a bunnen and a troll and the cat and the gran.

In health and wellbeing we have been learning about personal space. It is if someone is in your space and you might ask them to take a step away.

In ICT we have been drawing shapes on Jamboard.

P2 Learning Blog – 20.1.23

Written by P2:

In ICT we have been sending our work to Mrs Lockhart-Ross using the share button.

Our topic is Scottish Castles. We have been learning about arrow loops, moats and drawbridges.

In numeracy we have been skip counting in 2s and 3s.

In literacy we have been using Fred Fingers for reading and writing.

In maths we have been drawing shapes and seeing if they fit together.

In music with Miss Fletcher we were singing ‘You canny shove your granny off a bus’!

Written by Mrs Lockhart-Ross:

Primary 2 have been very busy this week starting lots of new learning. In addition to above, we have been exploring non-fiction books and beginning to write facts and opinions. The writing has been tricky but it is something we are going to keep working on. We have been labelling parts of a castle as part of our topic and in ICT we can now log on independently, type on Google Docs (changing font, colour and other fancy things) and now send our work to the teacher. We are also really enjoying our class novel ‘The Water Horse’ by Dick King Smith.


Meet our House Captains and Vice Captains!

Meet 2021/2022’s House and Vice Captains:
House Captain: Sandy 
Vice Captains: Peter and Bau
House Captain: Spence
Vice Captain: Sarah
House Captain: Noah
Vice Captain: Eve
House Captain: Mhairi
Vice Captain: Lawrie
At ELPS our House and Vice Captains wrote and presented persuasive speeches at a whole school virtual assembly. After this, each pupil was given the chance to vote of the Captain and Vice Captain of their house.
The duties of our House and Vice Captains are:
  • Meet regularly with the Head Teacher to discuss important school decisions.
  • Organise fundraising and charitable activities in the school.
  • Listen to other learner in their house and take back questions and suggestions to the Head Teacher.
  • Support their house on Sport’s Day.

Meet our JRSOs!

This year our Primary 7 JRSOs are:

Spence and Oscar 


JRSO stands for Junior Road Safety Officer!

At East Linton Primary we have two JRSOs who help raise road safety awareness and promote road safety issues to everyone in the school and the wider community. Here are just some of the activities JRSOs can get involved in:

  • Talk at assemblies and to classes on road safety topics
  • Run competitions in the school, get prizes for the winners and hand out merit certificates
  • Use the www.jrso.com website
  • Get involved in organising safe and active travel activities.


East Linton Primary is  a Rights Respecting School.

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.

The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

  • Children are healthier and happier
  • Children feel safe
  • Children have better relationships
  • Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world

As a school, we are renewing our Bronze Award and have prioritised the teaching of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in our School Improvement Plan.

We are going to be engaging with the UNCRC closely in January and February so keep an eye out on Twitter and the Website for all of our learning and ask us about what we learn at home too!

Find out about the RRSA journey and read the UNCRC below:

Getting to Gold!

UNCRC in Child-Friendly Language

P3 Learning Blog – 7.5.21


We are learning about solubility. We had to make a prediction then got different materials and put them into water to see id they dissolved or were insoluble. (LB, VG)


In P.E. we have been learning about athletics with Miss Gordon. We know that athletics include javelin, long jump, high jump, 100 metres and shot put! (NG, HW)

We are learning about friendships. We spoke about when we disagree and showed how to fix it using puppets. (ES, SC)


We know that nouns are people, places and things. We wrote 10 nouns that we found n our reading books and sorted them into a table. (IC, FC)

In writing, we are learning how to write diary entries. This week we were focussing on including emotions and put on other peoples’ shoes. We watched a short film ‘Umbrella’ and wrote as if we were the boy. (LS, SW)


We have been learning about fractions. We learned the whole, half, third, fourth or quarter and fifth! (ES, BY, ET)


In time we made clocks and used a calendar. We also had a challenge to put the different times in biggest order. We have started to look at times on a clock and using the right hands! (MP, IP)

Social Studies

We have been learning about the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child). We learned 18 of the different rights and everyone wrote one and drew a picture for it. (OM, SR)

P3’s Reflective Blog – 23.4.21


In class we were reading Iron Man. We wrote diaries about being  Iron Man and also Hogarth. We have to include feelings and the date! (IC, ET, BY)


Division is the opposite of times tables. You can also use them in fact families. For example: 3 x 4 = 12. 12 / 3 = 4 and 12 / 4 = 3. Other strategies are grouping, sharing, number line and inverse! (SR, OM, LS)


We measured time using a calendar. The calendar has the first letter of the days of the week. We found and circled special days of the year. (VG, LB, MP)


We made a friendship tree to show how you know if someone is a friend or not. We also played a friendship game. There were two of the same objects in a bag, you pulled on out and then find the person that has the same object. Then you had to find something you had in common. (SW, HW, NG)

In P.E. we were throwing hoops to see who can throw them the furthest. We were skipping and running too and we were doing two-to-two jumps ten times! We have been working on our strength! (IP, ES, SC)


On the laptops we have been learning about the 5 oceans: Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Artic and Antartic oceans. We used Google Maps to find where they were on a map of the world. (ES, FC, EH).

P3’s Learning Blog – 27.11.20

In money we learned that if you gave £1 and it was 50p the shopkeeper would give you 50p back in change. We also had to count a whole pot of money with just a piece of paper and a partner. (S)

In ICT we were working in groups and we had a topic (toys) and finding out about the old and new ones! (LB)

We have bee doing PE and we have been doing orienteering in PE. We have been making obstacles and completing them. (ET)

In poetry we learned that it can have a rhyme and it goes at the end of the line. We were writing rhymes about our new novel – The Christmasaurus. (HW)

We are learning about magnets. If you have a cup with paperclips inside you can get them out using a magnet because they are metal and the magnets is attracted to things that are mental. (SC)

At outdoor learning there was a letter and on the letter there was a number and we had to add the two numbers together which made a bigger number! (IC)

P3 Learning Blog – 13.11.20

We did ICT.  We didn’t ask the teacher for help.  We learnt to type and how to get on to Google. We clicked on the icon and it took us to Google. We typed in ‘invented Lego’ and we learnt about it. (EH)

We were talking about respect in class.  If someone was having trouble with their work you can help them.  We looked at it on the white board and we worked together in class and we learned that respect is good. (VG)

We showed very respectful behaviour when we had a 2 minute silence for Remembrance Day and made a wreath altogether to lay on the memorial.

We were adding the balls and found the number that was the double of that number and saw the pattern and we did do it because it was number work outside with Martin. (OM)


The forces are push, pull, squeeze, squash, stretch and twist.  We learned if you push an object hard it will go further.  If you push it soft it will go shorter.  We learned what motion is.  We pushed objects.  We figured out what order it went. (ES)

We learned to keep the beat in music. We clapped on our knees and hands to the music and table too. We learned how fast and slow the music was so now we know how to keep the beat. (SW)

P3’s Learning Blog – 6.11.20

P3’s learning this week, written by P3!

We have been learning different ways to search on Google like we search some questions and use keywords. (ES)

We have been doing poems on jotters and chose topics on poems. We used some adjectives. We got personal reading books. Some people have Walker stories. We have been using keywords on Thursdays to look at google and find answers. (MP)

We have been learning about money and numeracy. We have been learning about how much things cost using coins. In number we have been looking at number bonds and doubles they help us with adding up to make bigger numbers. (FC)

We have been learning about forces. We used playdoh to squash, push, pull, twist and stretch! (NG)

We have been learning about in P.E. strength and concentration. We did this on a fitness course. (BY)

We did Outdoor Classroom Day and a person came to do some number with us and we did PE outside. We also took out story and milk outside! (ES and LS)


We are learning about music. We were learning how to do body percussion. We acted the moves from a video. (LS)