Category Archives: Play

School Improvement Plan 2019-2020

ELPS s and q June 19

ELPS SIP 1920

Please click on the link to see our school improvement plan and Standards and Quality report for this session. If you can help/be involved in any way please do get in touch.

P3 make the news with our big project!

Another busy week in P3.   We had two visitors for World of Work Week, Andy told us all about being a  journalist and showed us his shorthand for taking notes accurately and Julie told us about being an illustrator and demonstrated her fabulous skills, thanks so much to you both.

We have also been busy making resources for our outdoor classroom and writing instruction so other classes have ideas for how to use them.

We were learning about the feeding needs of the birds at this time of year, we have been putting out seed every week and have seen a lot more birds coming to the playground so we made bird feeders using apple, raisins, grapes and cheese, we hope the birds enjoy them.

We also set up our pond this week, the water is still a bit murky but to our great surprise and delight we had a visitor this morning – a frog has appeared and we hope he continues to visit.

Our project made the news this week we are in the latest edition of the East Lothian courier.  Great work and great news for P3!

P1 – The journey so far!

Welcome to the P1 blog.  Many apologies for it taking so long to get this up and running for you – we’ve been rather busy 😉  It is our aim that we will update this with more and more information about, and lovely photos of, your children’s learning with increased frequency.  Any outstanding photo permission slips would be gratefully received so that we do not inadvertently post pictures that you would rather us not.

This term the children have been using interdisciplinary learning to study Light and Dark.  We have  been exploring the various celebrations around the world that occur in these months from fireworks and Halloween through Divali and Hanukkah; the Swedish festival of Santa Lucia and Christmas.

Above and below, you can see the children using natural materials to create a mandala using rangoli patterns.  Miss Grierson and Mrs McDonald were really excited to see how the children used their knowledge of symmetry to add detail.

The children continued to show their learning about the Divali traditions in the classroom using coloured rice to make rangoli patterns on paper plates – these are currently decorating our learning wall and will come home with the children at the end of the topic.

Watch this space next week to find out more…..!