P4 Titanic Posters

In P4, we have been looking at the different passengers that were on the Titanic, and how social class made a big difference to the conditions that people experienced on board the Titanic.

In groups, P4 researched using books and online to find out about a social class and presented to the rest of the class.

They looks AMAZING!

Knights in P2…

Although P2’s trip to Dirleton Castle was unfortunately cancelled due to the snow we were lucky enough to have Knights Andrew and Cameron visit us at school!

They talked us through the history of Dirleton Castle and they told us all about the armour that they were wearing – we even got to try some helmets on!

We asked super questions and found out a lot about how knights lived. We hope to be able to reschedule our trip and visit Andrew and Cameron at Dirleton another time!


All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries and specialist education provision will re-open tomorrow (Monday).
We are working closely with providers who transport pupils from more isolated rural areas (outwith towns and villages) to and from our schools. Transport providers will contact parents directly if there are any difficulties collecting pupils from these locations due to road conditions.
There has been a huge amount of effort by our teams to clear snow from pathways – thanks to parents and residents for their assistance with this.
Please be aware of surface conditions given the low temperature. Ensure children walking to school have appropriate footwear and are dressed to the conditions. In the interests of the safety, children and young people should go straight into the school building on arrival.

It’s still snowing! We miss you !

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 🙂

Primary 7 Snow-work!

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!

Mr Aitken





Primary 3 Bridges – watch and learn!

Hi Primary 3,

Get a headstart on our new topic about bridges by looking at these clips:

Do you think glass is a strong enough material for building bridges?


This one is about what makes bridges strong:

Check out these terrifying bridges! Would you be brave enough to cross these? Mrs Peck has crossed the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge a number of times – it’s pretty creaky!!

Let us know what you think in the comments 🙂

Mrs Peck and Miss Ross



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