Last Friday P5 opened their classroom to parents and carers to share their learning on Victorian Life.
The P5s set up the classroom with stations for the visitors to visit. We had a Shop area, slates for writing on, printing, timelines, power points on various Victorian subjects compiled by the children, artefacts to look at and to guess what they were used for! all organised and set up by the children. We had a display of “Victorian East Linton” in photographs, that was of great interest to everyone, creating a lot of chat! A big thank you to Heather at the library for help with this and to Gary Menzies for emailing some of his collection.
Well done to Lara, Sarah’s mum and Glen’s mum for guessing what Hedgie the holey hedgehog was… ! He was a Victorian planter for crocus bulbs. In the Spring, the crocus flowers would grow and give Hedgie colourful “spines!”. Other items included a washboard, an old stone “pig” for warming the bed, an old darning “mushroom” to make a surface for helping darning socks! to name but a few.
It was great to have such a brilliant turn out! Thank you everyone who came and an extra BIG thank you to the class 🙂
Please find above , a summary of the day and some feedback from last week’s ELC Youth Summit
We were so proud to have 2 of our P7 pupils represent the school last week at the ELC Youth Summit. Our pupils took part in debates and idea generating tasks all about our young people in East Lothian and their futures. They also had the chance to ask Scotland’s Commissioner for Young People a question about helping children living in poverty. Well done girls!
Well I don’t know what happened to my P1 today, none of them turned up?!
But instead I had the fabulous treat of lots of our favourite book characters coming to East Linton P1 instead!
The register was fantastic this morning, we had Tinkerbell and Princess Anna, the Big AND Small Skeletons from Funny Bones, The Tiger who came to tea and Aerial the Mermaid! The Room on the Broom kind Witch and Daisy Artichoke! We even had the odd superhero flying in, Supergirl next to Anne of Green Gables, Cottontail and Horrid Henry, Dogs and Pirates along with Rapunzel and her looooooong multi-coloured hair, a Ship’s Captain to Harry Potter, Jasmine even brought in her sheepdog Skye, Charlie managed to sneak away from his Chocolate Factory and James came without his Giant Peach, thank goodness or there wouldn’t be any more room for the Enormous Crocodile!
We had a great day and week, celebrating all the books we love reading, discussing and writing about our favourite characters, sharing our favourites and recommendations with the class, today’s mini book swap was fun and to hear the different discussions and descriptions too.
So thank you for the wonderful effort of costumes and bringing in special books, it was a fantastic World Book Day!
Miss Grierson and P1 🙂
Good morning everyone!
Hope you are all safe and warm! Your teachers have been working hard during these snow days to plan some fantastic learning for you , so hopefully we will be seeing you all on Monday.
P4-7 – hope you are doing lots of lovely reading – remember to use ARbookfinder online to check if a book is on AR.
p1-3 – carry on with any reading book you have or enjoy a comic or magazine.
We do hope you have been getting creative in the snow – send us your photos so we can put them on our blog!
Take care everyone.
Mrs G 🙂
P5s along with P6 and P7, had a money workshop delivered by class teachers and by RBS employee, Mr Mc Connachie.
The message the classes were given, was to be very aware of the importance of keeping your personal details safe at all times.
The workshop gave some common scenarios encountered by all of us that could lead to the possibility of Identity theft. The classes then, had to spot, discuss and record why they thought these situations could lead to problems.
I think everyone involved, staff too! realised how easy it can be to be a victim of fraud and to be careful at all times.
Please find a link below to our school advice for pupils about being on social media
Primary 7 put their scientific skills to the test this morning during the Fizz Pop Bang workshop from generation Science as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival – big thank you to Sasha and Andrew for leading our experiments…….well done to our budding scientists of the future!