What is Home-Start East Lothian?
Home-Start East Lothian is a free, confidential home befriending service for families with children under 5 years of age who live in East Lothian. They are one of 32 independent Home-Start schemes across Scotland and receive funding from East Lothian Council and the Big Lottery.
They recruit and train volunteers to help families with children. Their volunteers, who know about being a parent, support other parents by visiting them in their own homes for a couple of hours a week.
Please click on the link below for more information:
Please take a look at the new ‘Parent Zone’ link added on the right hand side.
The website launched a new series of materials to support numeracy at home. The first materials in the series were on Measurement and Money. Now they have published two further sets of materials in this series. They include ideas for building Numbers and Mental Calculation into everyday activities, applicable to early level right through to fourth level.
Fundraising superheroes! Last year you arrived like Heroes in the Snow!
On Friday 14 March we’d love our pupils to be involved in Sustrans’ superhero day by dressing as their favourite superhero. This gives every child the chance to be involved in the Big Pedal even if they don’t scoot or cycle. If we submit one of the five best superhero pictures we’ll win a bumper kit bag of hi-viz vests for Dunbar Primary School . Parents can join in too! The money will mean Sustrans can help more children have safer, happier and healthier school journeys.
If you’re not sure what to come as you can make a simple DIY superhero mask from paper or felt. Look at this website for templates & ideas http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Wearables/superheromask/superheromask.html
After Day 1 we were 28th in the Large Schools Catagory
We were 4th in Scotland
The School is encouraging children to Bling their Helmet on Friday 7th March. Try to make your Helmet the best most colourful exciting Helmet in the School. This is not a fundraiser – just for fun!
Dunbar Primary School raised £518 last week for Purple Pinkie Day! This will fund approximately 4,000 vacinations because the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives £2 for every £1 Rotary raises.
Thank you so much for your support! To find out more about the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign please see the following presentation from the Rotary Club:
‘Can You Count?’ Challenge at John Muir’s Birthplace
Drop into John Muir’s Birthplace to try their ‘Can You Count?’ challenge. You’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for all different types of things hidden around the museum. If you complete the task they have special stickers for you to take home!
The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
International School Meals day will be celebrated in primary schools and secondary schools across all Scottish Local Authorities on Thursday 6 March 2014. The theme for this year’s event is the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
East Lothian Council’s Schools Catering has been asked to design a school lunch menu that represents Rwanda, one of the secondary countries taking part in the games.
Dunbar Primary School will be taking part in this special event. A Rwandan themed menu will replace the school lunch menu for that day with a baked potato for the vegetarian choice. Please click on the picture above to see the menu.
3rd of March to the 14th March 2014
From Next Monday Dunbar Primary School is taking part in the biggest cycle and scoot to school competition in the UK and it’s going to be fun!
During last year’s Big Pedal, pupils made over 840,000 journeys to school on bicycles and scooters. We won a prize even though the weather was really snowy and cold!
Last year, nearly 1,000 schools took part in the competition Dunbar Primary School won a prize which were 2 cycle pods that are now both outside the Lochend Campus.
Cycling and scooting to school is fun and makes you feel great. If you can take your bike we get more points… and points make prizes!
Get a parent/shop to check Tyres, Brakes Lights and Gears.
Wear a helmet on your way to and from school.
Wear bright clothes or have reflective strips on your jacket.
Be safe on your way across roads and use crossings if they are on your route.
Remember we can’t cycle in the grounds of the school, so please walk from the gate in both campuses.
More information on The Big Pedal 2014 can be found below.
Today in the John Muir Campus we had members of the Rotary showing the children the work they do to eradicate Polio. The children watched a slideshow about the success of removing polio from the world and each dipped their pinkie into paint and indicated a part of theword where there is no polio.
You can read more aboutthe work of the Rotary in thier fight against Polio above:
The race is on East Lothian! Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games!
It’s time to dig out that running kit East Lothian! Sport Relief is here again and we have Miles in Tranent and Dunbar. On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from Meadowmill Sport Centre and Hallhill Sport Centre, with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief. Super sprinters and willing walkers will all feel at home with a choice of one, three or six miles.
There will be a number of local clubs running activities on the day so this will also be a great chance to find out about what opportunities there are in your area.
Take a look at http://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/news/sport-relief-mile-777 for more information.