Every day is a learning day! We had a busy staff development session this week.
Mrs McDonald led us all as we looked at how French and German are being taught in school – we looked at the feedback from our pupils too and all the teachers made a plan for their class!
Working together, we looked at how we plan for learning and teaching. We shared good ideas and asked questions of each other to improve experiences for our learners. We used the Connect, Extend,Challenge thinking routine.
We used Chalk Talk to explore the ELC Pedagogy Placemats – we asked ourselves how do they match our practice and ethos in school? What can we learn from them?
P4 started the new year with a thinking skills task this morning and created some very impressive creatures. The task was to design a new animal or combine two existing animals to make one new creature. They drew some excellent pictures of their new creations and provided lots of details about them.
We have been busy in our final week of 2019 in P4. We made some lovely Christmas crafts, 1 paper plate made a wreath and a curly Santa, we decorated biscuits so they looked like melting snowmen, we used chalk pastels to create some unusual but beautiful reindeers and we enjoyed a snowman shake with P5. Think we are ready for our holidays!
P4 have been busy making their fabulous creations for the Christmas fair tomorrow. On sale will be wooden gingerbread figures for £1.00 each and wooden Olaf figures for 50p. The fair is open to all from 9.30 till 10.30am, hope to see you there.
Thank you to Heather and the team at East Linton Library for the wonderful extracts from the works of Roald Dahl – we loved working out which books they came from and talking about all the books we are reading just now.
After a exciting return to school in August, the children have been continuing to work hard to develop their learning powers. Here are some of our Learning Heroes so far this year. Please now keep up to date weekly on our school Twitter page @EastLintonPS! :0)
P4 got outdoors today to take a look at the outdoor classroom we worked so hard on in P3. Things are looking good if a little boggy with all the heavy rain this week. We are needing to carry out some maintenance, remove dead plants, prune, weed, clean the pond, pick up the rubbish and top up the bug hotel. We think we may have a hedgehog living in the hedgehog house, fingers crossed! Lots to be done but we are keen to get out and maintain and improve this area.
Recognise anyone in these school photos from 1927 and 1956? Its our 140th anniversary next year – get in touch if you have some East Linton Primary school stories to share #eastlinton#school#memories#eastlothian photos courtesy of John Robson.