Although 2020 brought unprecedented times for us all we must not lose sight of the amazing things that still happened at Knox Academy. Our pupils, staff, parents and community came together to live out our values of ambition, respect and community. This video brings some of the highlights together from across the year, and I am sure 2021 will bring even greater successes.
Schools in East Lothian had been due to re-open to all pupils on Wednesday, 6 January 2021.
However, as you may be aware, the Scottish Government has announced new plans for the return of children and young people in the New Year.
This is to support a phased return to the start of the new term. It comes as protections against Coronavirus (COVID-19) are tightened across Scotland to prevent the spread of the new, highly contagious strain of the virus.
East Lothian Provost John McMillan and Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams offer their thanks at Christmas to communities across the county for their outstanding work during 2020.
In the Mathematics Department we have worked very hard over the last two years to develop our teaching methods to support genuine understanding of Maths.
To that end I'd like to offer you the chance to be part of a series of virtual meetings where we will go through some of the methods we use in S1 (and build on in S2, S3, etc) and how we try to put it across to our classes.
Hopefully this insight will help de-mystify what we do in the Maths Department and open up a positive dialogue at Home about the Maths being learned - no more arguments because "it wasn't taught like that in my day!".
Sessions will run on 3 dates as follows:
- Monday 11 January 2021, 6 - 7pm: we will look at how we use two-colour counters to teach 'negative numbers'
- Monday 1 February 2021, 6 - 7pm: we will look at solving equations
- Monday 1 March 2021, 6 - 7pm: we will look at the 'grid method' and why it is so useful for multiplication, division and algebra!
To sign up - and receive details nearer the time - please click here and complete the Google Form. You'll need to ask your child to login via their Edubuzz.