Growth Mindset. (Health and Well-being).

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… 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’.



P4/5 Primary Games

Today primary 4 & primary 5 were lucky enough to attend the Primary Games at Meadowmill. Now a day out of school playing sports is usually a cause for celebration as it is, but this was extra special because we got to see the Queen’s Commonwealth Games baton on it’s tour around Scotland. In fact, some of us even got to touch it! Then we had the chance to play some sports with children from all over East Lothian. The sun was scorching and water and sun-tan lotion was in short supply. However, it was testament to the Pencaitland Primary School spirit that no-one flagged (except the teachers) and everyone competed fairly and behaved impeccably. It was clear the school have some up-and-coming sportsmen and sportswomen of the future!

A new sound comes to Pencaitland

Last week P4 had the opportunity to take part in an African drumming session. They heard all about the names of the different drums and played a variety of beats. The pupils had a really enjoyable morning asking some excellent questions.

 It was a pleasure to listen to it – well done P4!

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P4 Badminton Taster Session

P4 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to develop their badminton skills! The class demonstrated excellent listening skills and achieved success with all the badminton skills they attempted.

Take a look at some future badminton stars in action!

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Badminton for P4

Yesterday all of P4 went to Ross High School for a badminton festival.  They were joined by P4 pupils from Ormiston and Saltoun primary schools.

A fun time was had by all.

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Primary 4/5’s day out

On Thursday 29th October we all had a day out visiting Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.  Our class had studied the life and times of Mary, Queen of Scots and we were keen to learn even more about her!  One of the highlights of the day was when we all dressed up in costume at the castle and met a lady who looked like, and acted like, the real Queen Mary.  The queen taught us to process and to dance as people would have done in the 16th century.  We also walked down the Royal Mile to visit the palace and see the rooms which Mary stayed in. 

We hope to show you some of the photos of our trip later on!

P4 Oscars 2009

Following our lessons on animation earlier in the year,
P4 were given a free hand to create a short animation
of their own choice.  The 2 winning entries are shown

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Yoo Hoo’s Day Out – Created by Nicole, Erin, Arran, Blair and Katie with editing by Nicole and Erin.

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The Robbery – Created by Calvin, Ben , Elliot and Alex with editing by Calvin and Ben.

Well done everyone, they were all excellent!


Never mind the World Twenty20 Cup – Pencaitland’s been the place to be for exciting Cricket for the last 6 weeks as several P3/4s and P4s joined in the Cricket After School Club.

A great time was had by all, especially Ben when he finally got Mr Kingsbury out – caught on the mid wicket boundary!

Many thanks to Katy’s Dad and Cricket Scotland for the hats!

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside

Today P3/4 and P4 spent a fun-packed day at the beach. First of all we went rock-pooling to Yellowcraig beach where we found a lot of sea creatures. We then had lunch on the beach in North Berwick and spent the afternoon in the Seabird Centre where we learned all about puffins.

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