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Enrolment Week is this week! If you have a child:

  • Due to start Primary One in August
  • Moving from ELC3 to ELC4
  • Due to start nursery

You must enrol your child this week. This includes if you are thinking of deferring entry to school.

Due to the current restrictions, enrolment will be online. Please visit the Scottish Borders Council website where you will find all the information you need. Here is the link:



Staying Healthy in ELC

We have been very busy in ELC learning about staying healthy and keeping safe. We made our own crossing and learned about when it is safe to cross the road. We had great fun creating an assault course and did lots of jumping, running and hopping to keep healthy. We have been talking about healthy choices for snack time and have been making charts to record our choices and to help us plan for snack.

Spooky Fun in ELC!

In ELC we have been having great fun finding the beat with musical instruments, getting our fingers busy by hammering nails into some spooky pumpkins and having fun mark making outdoors. What a busy time!

How Are You Feeling Today?

We have been exploring our feelings in ELC. Sometimes we all feel worried or cross and we have been exploring things that can help us feel a bit better. We enjoyed playing outside in the warm soapy water.  Blowing bubbles helped us to practice taking deep, calm breaths!

Beebots and Bear Hunts!

P4/5 shared their digital skills with ELC recently by helping them learn how to do some simple programming using little robots called Beebots. Linking to the story ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’, P4/5 made some bear costumes for the Beebots and a simple map of some places from the story. The ELC boys and girls then learned how to program the Beebots to get the bear robot back to his cave! The children had to use what they have been learning about positional language and sequencing to plan the bear’s route. Well done everyone!

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!

ELC had a fantastic time today on our first Muddy Monday of the year! We explored the park and school grounds and found lots of places that reminded us of the story, including some long grass and lots of oozy mud! We even spotted a bear or two- luckily they were friendly! Thanks to the grown up helpers who came along to help today, we hope you had fun! Click on the pictures below to view our photo gallery.