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!
Our first Pupil Focus group used the Think, Puzzle, Explore thinking routine to make some plans for our playground – some fantastic ideas!
Please click on the link to see our school improvement plan for this session. if you can help/be involved in any way please do get in touch.
Working together as a team – discussing techniques to assess progress – what , how, when, how much and why? Excellent professional dialogue at our staff session yesterday evening.
Here are our PERSEVERING Learning Heroes from last week. A big well done to them all…it is a lifelong skill.
Your Parent Council has been busy over the past few months, starting the year with the Quiz Night in January which raised nearly £1000. Many thanks to all participants and sponsors for your support, and to the events and fundraising group for their amazing efforts! The events and fundraising group also ran the Easter Disco for the kids last month. If you’d like to get involved or have any ideas for future events, help is always welcome, and you don’t need to be a member of the Parent Council in order to get involved. It’s a great way to get to know each other, and contribute to your kids’ experience at the school too.
The next meeting of the Parent Council will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), where the adoption of the proposed updated Constitution and Equality and Fairness Policy will be voted on. The EGM is being held at 7pm on Tuesday, 14th May, at The Crown, East Linton.
It may be that we can help, or alternatively we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can. We’d love to hear what your priorities are for the school, and how we can all best support the kids to have a positive learning experience.
Last week Ms Warrender visited Dunbar Grammar School to observe two maths and two English S1 classes in order to aid transition from primary school to secondary. The P7s were very surprised when Ms Warrender came back with some S1 fractions maths questions that they could solve already!
This week we completed our final Headstrong session with Maggie our school nurse. We shared our ‘happy boxes’ with the rest of the class, looking at the memories that we brought in.
Last week the P7s completed their home learning booklets on a country of their choice. Ms Warrender was amazed about the amount of time and effort that the children had put into their booklets. Well done P7!
P7 have completed their topic ‘Around the World in 7 Weeks!’ This week so have travelled to Antarctica and had a look at the different types of wildlife that live there. On Tuesday we had our international food festival, inviting the P7 parents and our P1 buddies in to sample our dishes we had made from countries around the world. Again, the P7s excelled themselves, producing delicious dishes to tempt the taste buds. Our bellies were definitely bulging afterwards! We managed to raise £60 from donations from parents that will go towards our P7 end of year party!
We completed reading our whole class novel, The Hobbit, and so have been watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this week in class, comparing the similarities and differences between the book and the film.
This week we completed our stories, and produced our final drafts. We then created bunny Easter cards and decorated Easter eggs for our competition that will be judged tomorrow by Mrs Gardner.
Councillor Sue Kempson is coming in to assembly tomorrow to present us with our Level 1 certificates and then its off to church!
What a busy term for P7! We wish you all a very Happy Easter!