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?
Thank you to Heather and the team at East Linton Library for the wonderful extracts from the works of Roald Dahl – we loved working out which books they came from and talking about all the books we are reading just now.
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!
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.
Lots of imaginative play using our Play Pod this week – digging for gold, den building, moving parts play – litter picking is fun too – and great for practising our counting skills in P1!
DEAR – Drop Everything And Read is back at ELPS – at various points during World Book Day we are going to drop whatever we are doing and read – adults too!
Happy World Book Day everyone!!
41 plastic bottles of water saved for another occasion on Friday thanks to our P1-3 families. We are encouraging families to leave their packed lunch plastic bottle if they don’t need it.
Well done everyone what a great start!