Nursery Topic – North & South Pole

The nursery children have been learning about the North & South Pole, polar bears and penguins.

Some of the activities they did were making igloos out of sugar cubes and drawing some polar bears.   They covered the outlines of polar bears and seals with salt and sugar.

Here are some interesting facts from their topic:

  • Polar bears eat seals
  • Polar bears’ fur keeps them warm
  • Penguins live at the bottom of the world
  • Penguins slide on their tummies
  • A sledge is pulled by huskies
  • People that live there need to have warm clothes

Everyone is loving this topic in the nursery.

Reporters – Maddy & Rachel
Photographers – Imogen & Lily



P4 Super Sonic Spuds

P4 were excited to start their ‘Super Sonic Spuds’ Project last Friday. This is organised by the Royal Highland Educational Trust and will take place between now and summer. The pupils are having an opportunity to plant their own crop of potatoes and watch and learn about growing them before we harvest them.

Potatoes for eating and seed potatoes are grown in Scotland and East Lothian is one of the main areas in Scotland that grows them.

We are planting potatoes and will take part in some competitions to see how we get on.

The potatoes are supplied by Denholm Potato Growers of East Lothian and on 6th March James Wyllie from Ruchlaw Produce will visit P4 to help us plant the potatoes. We are planting Rocket Potatoes.

Denholm Potato Growers grow and supply potatoes to farms and garden centres such as Dobbies and other places across the United Kingdom.

Last Friday we chitted the potatoes. This meant we chose the 6 largest potatoes and put them in an egg box at the window. We put them there so they could get light but not next to a heater as we did not want them to be too warm.

Over the next few weeks they should start to ‘chit’ which means sprouts will develop from the potato eyes. Later on we will plant them indoors then outside when the weather is suitable.

As we were supplied with 12 potatoes but can only use 6 for the project we gave the rest of them to the nursery to plant.

We will keep you updated as to how we get on and what we do next.

Mr McEwan

Safer Internet Day

Do you worry about your child being safe online?

Are you unsure about the technology or sites they use?

Do you know how to talk to them about this?

There are a range of useful websites with resources to help you talk to or support your children under the ‘Parents’ Info/Resources’ Section of our Blog.

Mr McEwan

P3 ‘Fizz Bang’ Get Fizzy Science Workshop

Primary 3 enjoyed their ‘Fizz Bang’ Get Fizzy science workshop on Monday afternoon. They became more aware of the properties and the states of Solids, Liquids and Gases.

This was booked by Mrs Cowie to be undertaken after P3’s Super Scientists learning block. The class really enjoyed creating successful experiments safely, following clear instructions and successfully made a lot of gas!

We hope you enjoy the pictures.

Edinburgh & East Lothian Out Of Care Network – February Holiday Club

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s hard to believe that even though they have just returned to school a few weeks ago, we are now ready to take registrations for our February Holiday Club which starts on 13th Feb 2017.

We hope that our February Holiday Club will be as successful as our October Holiday Club and our staff have been working hard to plan exciting activities for the children. Please see the enclosed Holiday Club for details of the activities planned for each of the six days during the February Break (Monday 13th – Monday 20th.)

We will run the February Holiday Club in Four ELOSCN locations: Stoneyhill, Pencaitland, Cockenzie and Gullane, our newest club! To request a space in one of our four Holiday Clubs, please complete the Holiday Club Registration Request Form below (which only takes a few minutes). An email will be sent to you, within two business days of registering, confirming your registration with instructions on how to complete payment by February 10th in order to secure your space(s).

Holiday Club Registration Request Form

Please note that all online Registration Request Forms will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive four free Friday After School Club sessions to be used before the end of April 2017.

We look forward to receiving your Holiday Club Registration Request Form(s) and in the meantime, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Senior Management Team on 0131-653-0820.

Kind regards,

Vivien Struthers

(m):  07533-345-492

Fisherrow Centre
South Street
EH21 6AT
(t):   0131-653-0820
Registered Scottish Charity Number: SC 030533

Active Schools East Lothian


To see all the fantastic activities on offer to your child this term from Active Schools please click on the link below.

If your child qualifies for either free school meal or a school uniform grant then we may be able to provide a free place at a paid club, please contact me for details.








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Kind regards

Paul Lavery | Active Schools Coordinator (Primary) | Based at Preston Lodge High School
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