Please find above , a summary of the day and some feedback from last week’s ELC Youth Summit
We were so proud to have 2 of our P7 pupils represent the school last week at the ELC Youth Summit. Our pupils took part in debates and idea generating tasks all about our young people in East Lothian and their futures. They also had the chance to ask Scotland’s Commissioner for Young People a question about helping children living in poverty. Well done girls!
Good morning everyone!
Hope you are all safe and warm! Your teachers have been working hard during these snow days to plan some fantastic learning for you , so hopefully we will be seeing you all on Monday.
P4-7 – hope you are doing lots of lovely reading – remember to use ARbookfinder online to check if a book is on AR.
p1-3 – carry on with any reading book you have or enjoy a comic or magazine.
We do hope you have been getting creative in the snow – send us your photos so we can put them on our blog!
Take care everyone.
Mrs G 🙂
Hello Primary 7,
I hope you are getting outside and enjoying the snow.
Now is the perfect time to practice your Orienteering skills! If you would like to create your own course in the snow you can print this map, or draw your own: https://www.edubuzz.org/eloes/wp-content/blogs.dir/1321/files/2014/03/East-Linton-PS.pdf
Make a symbol in the snow where you want to put a control and ask your friend to see if they can find all the symbols.
We have also being talking about probability and averages in maths. Try throwing snowballs at a target and work out the average number of successful throws. Move back and try again. You can then draw a graph in the snow showing the average number of shots on target for the different distances.
We have also just started our P7 block of Imaginative writing lessons this term. Have a look at the landscape now that it has been transformed white, look for details and try to think of interesting ways to describe the scene. Remember not to give too much away, make it mysterious to intrigue your reader. Now imagine you have to make a journey on foot in the snow. What are you feeling? Are you prepared, or has it happened suddenly? How do you survive the wind and cold? How do you navigate in poor visibility? Here is a picture from a ski tour I went on last night in the Lammermuir Hills.
Perhaps it will help you get started if you are stuck for ideas?
Hopefully I will see you all soon, but in the meantime make the most of the snow and get out whenever it is safe to do so. Conditions like this are rare in East Lothian and you’ll be back in the classroom soon enough!
P5s along with P6 and P7, had a money workshop delivered by class teachers and by RBS employee, Mr Mc Connachie.
The message the classes were given, was to be very aware of the importance of keeping your personal details safe at all times.
The workshop gave some common scenarios encountered by all of us that could lead to the possibility of Identity theft. The classes then, had to spot, discuss and record why they thought these situations could lead to problems.
I think everyone involved, staff too! realised how easy it can be to be a victim of fraud and to be careful at all times.
P7 will be running an Orienteering event in the park later this term. In preparation they have been learning about map reading, scale and direction. Today we created a detailed map of the area that will be used alongside our Orienteering maps to position our control points.
P7 took part in an investigation to see how a lady was defrauded of her money through identity theft. They looked at a variety of scams that are common as well as the most common ways people clone identities. Alastair explained what the bank and police can do to help but also highlighted the key ways we can make ourselves less vulnerable to fraud.
Please find a link below to our school advice for pupils about being on social media