Category Archives: School News

Fish in the classroom project

5B are very fortunate to be included in the ‘Fish in the classroom’ project. This has been organised as part of our John Muir Award. Yesterday our trout eggs arrived. Lots of children in school stop and look to see what is going on as the tank is in the P5 area.

5B will regularly be sharing the progress of the eggs. If you are interested you can follow this on our 5B web page.

Higher Order Thinking Skills – HOTS

QUESTIONING

In a continuation of our Improvement Plan work on Higher Order Thinking Skills, staff have been looking at higher order questioning based around Bloom’s Taxonomy. Through this we hope to move from the use of questions based around what children can remember to those which encourage them to think of new approaches to a given situation.

To see what this looks like in practice, please use the following link:

 

THINKING HATS

As you may know from our Development Plan (available on this website, along with our Standards and Quality Report), we are looking at the development of Higher Order Thinking Skills. As part of this, we have been considering De Bono’s 6Thinking Hats. P5 have posted some of the work they have been doing on their webpages. You might find the following link interesting:

 

 

 

 

Home to school transport

The current Mainstream Home to School contract for all closed contracted transport (Non-public service)will end in July 2017. The New contract will start in August 2017and run for four years, after the tender process, which will start in January 2017.

Any feedback on current routes is welcome however is require by 31 December 2016 to transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk

The young Scot cards used on public service routes will be re-programmed in June 2017 for the next school year, a more detailed plan will be agreed with high schools in the new year.