What’s Your Say on Early Learning and Childcare?
Your views are being sought – consultation open until 27th May through East Lothian Consultation Hub.
or through Scot. Gov. consultation hub, open until 29th June.
Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020: Consultation Paper
Attachment Led Practice is widely understood to be a child-centred and relationship based approach to helping children to thrive, in school and in life. It is embedded into best practice and embedded into Early Years professionals training. The Scot Gov information is here. Early Years documents also include
Building The Ambition, to shape practice, evaluation and staff in developing key strategies to support the education and well-being of young children.
Recently parents have asked for a whole staff training in Attachment Led Practice to be considered, as very beneficial universally for whole school.
With Growth Mindset being a key issue for PPS, particularly looking at Resilience and better life skills to help both in and out of school…..here are some more resources. Big Deal Little Deal has already been shared after being introduced in school…have a look and see the little video and post explaining it for the kids and ourselves.
Growth Mindset pocket book for Staff and others. (This can also be purchased from Amazon if you fancy using it more yourself as some parents are now doing).
And another wonderful video which explains a lot of Growth Mindset, ‘in action’.
Children from both Primary 1 classes visited Edinburgh castle yesterday (Thursday the 6th). All the children had lots of fun. Primary 1X explored the castle on our own and visited lots of exciting places like the dungeons. We also went to see the crown jewels! After some time exploring on our own we had lunch in the Argyll Tower. The Argyll Tower has stunning views over the city of Edinburgh and we all really enjoyed looking out over the city as we ate our lunch.
In the afternoon we took part in a workshop where we got to dress up as some of the people who used to live and work in castles. Some of us were knights, others were cooks, lords and ladies, blacksmiths etc. The children all loved dressing up. We even got to handle some objects from the past and try on some helmets and armour that knights would have worn.
We had a fantastic (and tiring) day and would like to thank our 3 parent helpers: Mrs Budgen, Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Higgins for all their help, support and enthusiasm throughout the day.
You can view some pictures of the children at the castle by clicking on this link:
Primary 1X have been enjoying weekly outdoor maths lessons this term. We can still do all of our classroom activities, such as writing numbers, recognising numbers and adding, outdoors. We have had lots of fun learning outside and are looking forward to being outside in warmer weather.
The link below contains images of the children learning maths in the playground:
The children in Primary 1X have been very busy today. As part of our plants topic, we have been out in the school garden planting sweet peas and potatoes. Next week we will be carrying out a series of experiments to help us determine what plants need in order to grow.
The following link contains some pictures of us planting in the garden:
This week P1X have been learning outdoors in lots of different ways. This morning we played lots of different maths games outside and we really enjoyed it!
You can see some of the fun we had outside by clicking on the link below:
The mosaic coasters that the children created last week are now available for sale and are priced at £2.50. The coasters can be purchased by sending money into school with your child or, alternativley, will be available for purchase at the spring fayre.
P1X have been learning about the Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi. He was born in Leith, Edinburgh, in 1924. We studied his ‘Head of Invention’ sculpture and picture, using these as a basis for our own artwork. We all had lots of fun making our pictures and we think they look great.
You can view all our pictures by clicking on this link: