Category Archives: Primary 6

P6 Update!

P6 have been very busy this term learning all about World War 2 for social studies! We visited Edinburgh Castle to find out all about the Poppy and did some exploring of the castle and National War Museum! We had Field to Fork in teaching us about farming during the war, rationing and we made Woolten Pie using ingredients that would have been available at the time.

For numeracy, we have been developing our strategies and problem solving skills for addition and subtraction and now are moving on to look at these skills for multiplication and division!

In literacy have been developing our research skills as well: taking notes from a variety of sources; double checking internet information; skimming and scanning; and doing our own independent research.

We have learnt a lot about light and electricity as part of our science learning this term. We took part in lots of experiments and created Morse Code machines using our knowledge of circuits!

Recently, as part of our RME we have been finding out about Judaism and their festival Hanukkah. We even played a driedel game with P3!

We were very lucky yesterday that we had visitors from ABEL join us to teach us all bout resilience and how our emotions can affect how we think and feel. We have been thinking a lot about our emotions and respecting the people around us in HWB and this brought all of those ideas together. It was a very positive day.

Finally, P6 will be having an open session to share our learning from our WW2 project in the New Year – look out for an invite to our ‘street party’ soon!

(Apologies for not many images – I am having some conflict with the class camera!)

 

Our Playpod is ready to go!!!

Playpod getting ready thanks to Dundee’s @scrapAntics
#imagination #play #watchthisspace #playpod
Thanks to @EastLintonPS parent, @DunpenderCC  and @lintonhotel2015 for funding

School Lunch Costs Information

25 May 2018 09:27
PRIMARY SCHOOL MENU – PRICING 2018-2019
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
To provide variety and choice in school meals throughout the school year East Lothian Council provide a seasonal summer and winter menu.
Each menu cycle consists of a choice of 2 hot main meal options (includes a vegetarian choice), a filled baked potato option, a plated salad option and a choice of dessert. Complimentary bread, salad and a cold drink are available with the meal. These meals are available Monday–Thursday with a packed lunch option available on Friday. All menu items meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional standards.  
 
East Lothian Council is committed to providing a high quality school meals service. There are huge benefits in children eating a nutritious 2-course meal at lunchtime. Research also shows that if children eat a nutritious midday meal at school, their concentration and behaviour improves, they gain important social skills and they are more likely to eat their recommended ‘5 a-day’ fruit and vegetables.
 
As a result of supplier increases in the price of food products there is a need to increase the price of a primary school meal from £1.90 to £2.00, please note there has not been an increase in school meal catering since 2011.  This increase will commence in August 2018. The school meal continues to offer good value for money as well as contributing to the well-being of children whilst at school.
 
Both Education Services and Facilities Management Services see communication with pupils, head teachers and parent councils as essential to the success of any changes we make. We communicate through school newsletters, school websites and East Lothian Council’s website. As the Service Manager I am passionate about continually improving the standards of the school meals service and welcome feedback on the services we provide to help us to do this. You can contact me by phone or by email
 
Vanessa Sanal                       01620 827820 vsanal@eastlothian.gov.uk
Information is also available on East Lothian Council’s website www.eastlothian.gov.uk

P6 In The Great Outdoors

It’s that time of year when everything is springing into life so P6 took the opportunity of getting outdoors to enjoy it.  We have been tidying up the outdoor courtyard and have planted some seeds.  We are taking care of them daily and recorded any changes we see.  We have also been outdoors with our rugby lessons, over the past three weeks, we have been learning to pass, run with the ball, attack and defend.  We took our maths outdoors too, we have been learning about angles.  We looked at art by Kandinsky in which he uses angles, shapes, parallel and perpendicular lines.  We then went outdoors and made angles using different natural materials and finally we created some artwork in the style of Kandinsky using angles, shapes and lines.

P6 – What do your shoes say about you?

In P6 we have been developing our inference skills by using shoes!  We had a variety of different styles of shoes to look at and from these  we had to begin to build a character.  We came up with lots of questions to ask when looking at the shoes: Who would wear these?  What kind of job may they have?  What age? Were the shoes well worn or just for special occasions?  We then had a photograph and a short piece of text about the owner of shoes to help us infer some more.  We had to choose the shoes we felt we knew the most about and write a short paragraph about the character we had created from the conclusions we had made.  So what do your shoes say about you?