East Lothian Council is consulting parents and carers on the future provision of early learning and childcare in Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick, Tranent and Dunbar and their surrounding areas.
The consultation has already taken place in the Prestonpans area.
The consultations are all on the East Lothian Consultation Hub https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/ and run until 23rd October. They cover children’s age ranges up to 12 years old. Please could you distribute to your networks for the attention of as many parents and carers as possible.
National survey on the expansion of free early learning and childcare in Scotland
As you’ll be aware the Scottish Government is planning to nearly double the hours of free early learning and childcare by 2020. Because the views of parents and carers are crucial for the success of this expansion, the Government has commissioned independent researchers to undertake a survey of parents. It is now asking for your help in sharing the survey link (www.bit.ly/elc-survey) with as many parents of 0-5 year old children in your community as possible.
All parents taking part will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win one of 10 x GBP100 cash prizes.
Please complete the survey to have your voice heard!
St Martin’s R.C. Primary calls out to all our parents and carers for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund
St Martin’s RC Primary Nursery is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
St Martin’s RC Primary Nursery is one of the groups on the shortlist.
We are looking for funding for ‘Balance Bikes for Nursery Children with Learning Needs’. These will also be used with children in P1 and P2 classes.
Voting is open in the Musselburgh Extra Tesco store throughout July and August. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Shoppers do not need to purchase a bag to be eligible for a token.
Parents and carers please make an extra effort to shop at Musselburgh Tesco throughout July and August 2017, insist on a token each time you shop, out your token in the in-store voting box to vote for our school cause and help support our bid for funding!
We have really enjoyed doing the fun run everyday week (that we could when the weather let us!) Zoomba and Aerobics were great work outs and we liked the music and the moves. Visiting bowling club was great because we had a chance to roll the balls aiming at targets and trying to score points. We researched different food groups (dairy / fruit and vegetables) and made posters and leaflets to show what we had learning. We hope we get to do sports day on Monday!
It was great fun doing our big write this because we were writing legends about the mystery cave.
It was nice having visitors for the opening morning, we hope you enjoyed it. We shared our learning, showing how much learning we had done and the progress we have made. We like the new layout of the MATs.
This week in maths we have been practising our division and times tables. We have been working out questions with remainders. If a number doesn’t divide into equal groups whatever is left is called a remainder. Some of us have also been practising subtracting, doubling and halving.
We have been practising reading out loud and adding expression by looking at the punctuation.
We have enjoyed decorating our medallions ready for the Summer Fair this afternoon. We hope you like them and we can sell them all.
There is going to be lots of things to do at the fair this afternoon, hope you enjoy it and have a nice weekend! P4
On Monday Dave came into St Martins with real eggs! They had to stay in the red incubator which is 37.7 degrees. This is how warm it would be under their Mum’s tummy.
Tuesday some cracks started to come on the eggs. Three eggs had cracks.
Wednesday the chicks were nearly ready to come out.
Thursday morning when Primary 3 came in 5 chicks were hatched. As the day went on 1 more hatched that Primary 2 saw, and then one hatched during break time. All the children at St Martins got to then see the chicks.
Friday all classes are getting to name their chicks. More to come…