P1 Enrolment

We’re starting the enrolment process for children eligible to start P1 in August 2017. If your child’s 5 birthday falls between March 1st 2017 and the last day of February 2018, they can start school in August 2017. We will be taking enrolments over the next couple of weeks. They must be enrolled by November 11th 2016 at the latest.

If you are coming to enrol your child, you can only do so with the following documents:

  1. A completed enrolment form for Loretto RC Primary (please call into the school office if you need this).
  2. Your child’s birth certificate (and baptism certificate if your child is Roman Catholic)
  3. An up-to-date Council Tax assessment letter. If you do not have this, you should go to your local council office, where they will be able to provide you with one.
  4. A utility bill dated within the last six months.

Please note – the standard enrolment form assumes that this is your catchment school. If you live outwith the catchment area, you need to make an out of catchment placement request.


Book Fair – helpers required!

kids-sitting-on-booksAs you know, Parent Consultations are taking place next week, on Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th October. The Scholastic Book Fair will be available on both evenings, which gives parents a great opportunity to encourage reading for fun, and also raises money for the school. Loretto receive a small commission on the sale of books from these evenings, which helps us buy more books for the school. We have a great selection of books for you this year, and they are only available on those evenings; there will be no further orders taken. We do need volunteers to run the book fair, though, so if you’re able to help, please let us know at the school office. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Outdoor Number Buddy Activity

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Yesterday the P7 children and the P1 children came together to do some number bond activities. As well as being their buddies, the P7 children are also “number buddies” to P1. They support them with their number work and this term, they are supporting them especially with their number bonds to 10.
The children were given a number between 1 and 5 and then had to make groups of varying totals. The P7 children helped by either making up a group with the children or by encouraging them to get into their own groups. The P1 children really enjoyed writing down the formal calculation using chalk!
Well done to P7 and P1!

Learning to Play the Guitar

Well done to our P7 super star musician who has recently started guitar lessons. He has made a great start to his musical career. Today he taught some P7 children how to play different notes and how to hold the guitar. We were all very impressed at his commitment and his progress so far.

If you would like more information about learning how to play the guitar, why not speak to us in P7. We can tell you all about where to find  lessons and the amount of practice.img_1218

P3/4 Maths

We have been learning about symmetry. We have looked at lines of symmetry on shapes, flags, letters and even in nature. We worked in groups to create our own symmetrical pictures.

East Lothian Consultations

As you know parent views are very important to us in Loretto and East Lothian Council. There are currently live consultations requesting parent views on  a reviewed authorityanti bullying policy and also drinks in school meals.

You can contribute at the following links.





Meet our new Junior Road Safety Officers

Loretto’s two new Primary 7 Junior Road Safety Officers officially started in their new roles today. They were given their JRSO badges and all the information they will need to do their jobs. On a visit to Port Seton Community Centre this morning, they collected a poster which was given to the three most improved schools in East Lothian. There was an increase in the number of children travelling actively to school in May during Walk to School Week, compared to our previous  WTSW.  We want to keep up the good work and our JRSO’s have some wonderful ideas on how to help us all become more active and to keep everyone safe on the roads. So watch out for some more updates and info coming your way, as they put some of these ideas into action.