Category Archives: Primary 1

Very proud P1 teacher

I couldn’t be more proud of all the Primary 1 children and their parents for going over and above with the distance learning this week.  I am truly astonished at, not only how much the children have engaged, but more so by their extraordinary commitment to quality learning.

The children have taken my ideas for learning and stretched them way beyond expectations, proving that even when you’re only in your first year of school, you can have exactly what it takes to be a learning hero.

Grace-May won the hero of the week for outstanding independent spelling, but, could I give out stickers from home they would also be going to:

Respectful: Lily – for working with her Mummy and sister around the house and garden to look after he environment.

Responsible: Celia – for tackling almost all of the suggested learning and much, much more!

Collaborative: Alfie – for working with William to make a bug hotel.

Resourceful: Marley – for finding an alternative journey into writing and creating a super poem as a result.

Resilient: Lochie G – for giving 100% to his learning despite feeling quite poorly.

Perseverant: Hendrix – for making continued efforts in his reading and writing.

Aspirational: Eilidh – for linking her learning in fractions with her learning in measure before we’d even gone there!

Reflective: Yussef – for his insightful thoughts in his moods and music learning.

Keep it up next week Primary 1, You’ve set the bar high!

Mrs McDonald

Primary 1 Distance Learning. 23rd March 2020

Hello Primary 1,

Welcome to Edubuzz and to many new learning experiences.  I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready to try some new ways of learning together.  I know some of you may be feeling a little anxious about what lies ahead, but I also know that each and every one of you are absolutely amazing and that, together, we will make this work and, hopefully, still have lots of fun along the way.

Please follow the link to this week’s timetable to see the plan for our learning this week.  I have made this very simple but you do not have to follow the day according to my plan – it’s just there as a guide and is set up as a normal school day to help you follow our usual routines if you find this helpful.

When you log in to your Google Classroom, you will find the learning activities for the day posted here.  If you have any trouble accessing these, then you can get in touch to let me know and we’ll get it sorted.

Looking forward to catching up with you all,

Mrs McDonald

23rd march

Emergency Provision for Keyworkers Update

STATEMENT REGARDING ESSENTIAL CHILDCARE
CORONAVIRUS 19 – LATEST UPDATE FROM THE FIRST MINISTER
The First Minister has just reiterated that following the closure of schools, childcare being established in each local authority is emergency provision for frontline keyworkers where there is no-one else in the house to look after your child and no other alternative. East Lothian will be opening a small number of Children’s Hubs but we need to ensure that those parents who really need a place get it. Please help us and don’t apply for a place unless it is absolutely essential. We are required to keep numbers in the hubs to an absolute minimum and will be prioritising Category 1 keyworkers in the first instance.
Lesley R. Brown  | Chief Operating Officer (Education) – Education & Children’s Services

Every day is a learning day!

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?

East Linton Learning Heroes So Far…

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)

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.