World Book Day Challenges


World Book Day Challenges

Happy World Book Day to everyone! We hope you are all having a lovely World Book Snow Day. I’m sure we will all remember World Book Day 2018!

Here are a some fun challenges that you can take part in for World Book Day whilst at home. We would love to hear about what activities you are taking part in – Please feel free to tweet us


to let us know and if you can, include a little photograph too! These would be lovely to share when we go back to school.

  • What is your favourite book?
  • Can you create a new front cover for your book?
  • Can you try and make some stick puppets for the characters in your book and use these to retell the story to someone at home?
  • Can you create a new bookmark?
  • Can you complete a book review for your favourite book?
  • Can you create your favourite character out of snow?


Is your child eligible for free school meals, and if so, have you registered?
Schools receive additional funding of £1,200 from the Scottish Government for every pupil in P1 to S3 who is registered for free school meals. This is called Pupil Equity Funding, and schools use this additional money to help fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement and provide the best possible opportunities for children’s learning.

How do I know if my child is eligible for free school meals?
Please visit our website to check your eligibility and download an application form.

Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having a free school meal every day, we would encourage you to register so that your child’s school will receive the Pupil Equity Funding allowance to support their learning.

Orienteering Event

East Lothian Orienteers – Family Event Sun 26th Feb, 2017
Hedderwick Hill / John Muir Country Park near Dunbar
This is our local very family friendly club
All their events are open to everyone, novices and experts alike. For details:

Thank you & best wishes to you all,

Hanne Robertson
PE Specialist

Open Morning

Remember that we have an exciting Open Morning on Tuesday 23rd from 9.00 to 10.30. There will be a special display of our year-long community project and the opportunity to see learning taking place in the P1-3 and P4-7 classrooms. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available as well!

Possible increase in nursery hours

The Scottish Government has proposed to increase the provision of free childcare from 600 hours to 1140 hours per year for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well as for vulnerable 2 year olds.  With this in mind the Government is conducting a survey exploring how parents would wish to use this increase. The results of this survey will help guide policy on early years child care provision. In order for the survey to produce representative results it is important that we reach as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of backgrounds as possible. This includes those who do not currently use free child-care provision.

The survey is available at the following link. It should take around 10 minutes to complete.

School Uniform

I will be sending off our order for school uniform this week – if you would like uniform ordered for the start of the new term please let me know by Thursday 28th May.

Thanks – Mrs Cameron