Category Archives: Primary 5

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

P5 Timetable for Monday and Tuesday

Hello P5!

Hopefully everything you need for the next two days is loaded up onto Google Classroom and is going to appear on your screens on Monday morning.

I’ve been asked to post a timetable here so here is a copy of part of the post that should appear on Google Classroom tomorrow.

This is a suggested timetable for the next two days. You don’t have to stick to it exactly but it should help you organise your day and fit everything in.
MONDAY
Brain teaser question
Literacy – Grammar: Viking Similes
LI: To create effective similes
BREAK
Maths – At least one activity from your grid
See grid for LIs
French – Practice colours using some of the suggested activities
LI: To know the colours in French
LUNCH
AR – Half an hour of quiet reading
LI: To read with understanding
ICT – World religion research
LI: To find information from an electronic source.
TUESDAY
Brain teaser question
Maths – At least one activity from your grid
See grid for LIs
BREAK
RME – World religion presentations
LI: To present information effectively
LUNCH
AR – Half an hour of quiet reading
LI: To read with understanding
French – Practice colour using some of the suggested activities
LI: To know the colours in French
PE – Have a look at the suggested activities in the PE topic (on our P5 Google Classroom page)
I hope everything appears when it should and remember – we’re all new to this and all learning. Please don’t worry or get stressed if something isn’t working properly, over time we will get it all sorted out!
Sorry that the second half of this message is a bit squashed up. I can’t seem to sort it!

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)

Reflective Trios!

Today our second level pupils –  P5,6 & 7s – worked together in trios to reflect on their learning this term and to plan for their next steps. We encouraged our pupils to see the progression in the learning  in their assessment jotters – as individuals and across the three classes. Well done everyone!