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*Free School Meals Update from East Lothian Council*

Dear Parents and Carers,
From Wednesday 1st April 2020, all children registered for and requesting Free School Meals provision for the current period of COVID-19 School Closures will be provided with a Weekly Lunch Pack. These lunch packs will be delivered to the home address of registered pupils. Parents who had previously arranged to collect Free School Meal entitlement from Children’s Hubs will have their Weekly Lunch Packs delivered to their registered home address instead. Free School Meals registered children who access emergency childcare at one of our Children’s Hubs will continue to be provided for there.
 Easter Holiday Period – Free School Meals
Weekly Lunch Packs will continue to be delivered to registered pupil’s home addresses until further notice, including the planned Easter Holiday for schools.
Those children who are registered for Free School Meals and have been accessing a Children’s Hub Childcare place in response to their additional support needs, will have a Weekly Lunch Pack delivered to their home address for the Easter holiday period. Provision will then revert back to the Children’s Hub from Tuesday 21st April 2020.

*Home Learning during School Closure*

**Good Morning Everyone! We hope everybody is enjoying their first day of home learning!**

Reminder:

Teachers will set all tasks via Google Classroom. There is a shared Google Classroom for each year group enabling teachers to work together. Online home learning will begin Tuesday 24th March.

Teachers will be logged into Google Classroom from 0845-0945 Monday to Friday. This will enable the children to ask questions about their learning and interact with their classmates. We ask that everyone uses Google Classrooms responsibly. **Parents/Carers, please do not contact teachers directly via private message. Direct any queries or issue to admin@cockenzie.elcschool.org.uk**

  – – – Home Learning – Daily 5 – – –

A typical day will look like this;

Monday – Thursday 

  1. Read a book, or be read to.
  2. Writing and/or Spelling/Phonics task
  3. Numeracy task
  4. Context for Learning (topic) task
  5. Health and Wellbeing task

Friday (half day)

  1. Read a book, or be read to.
  2. Maths task
  3. Family homework task (to be completed as a family)

If you have any ideas that we could share with others, please email us at admin@cockenzie.elcschool.org.uk. We will still be checking emails.

The Cockenzie Code

Recently in their PALs (Pupils as Leaders) teams, pupils shared ideas about how we demonstrate our values through positive behaviour at Cockenzie Primary School. There was a whole school vote which resulted in ‘The Cockenzie Code’.

It is Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019!

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019, in Scotland.

It is estimated that 1 in every 10 people have Dyslexia. Dyslexia can affect anyone, regardless of culture or background.

Here at Cockenzie, we take steps to ensure all of our learners feel positive about themselves and achieve success.

For further information and support check out;

https://dyslexiascotland.org.uk/

As always, our staff are here to answer questions and offer support however we can. Please do get in touch.

Beat the Street!

Beat the Street!

Beat the Street launches 11th September and runs until 23rd October. Beat the Street is a fun, free game that will happen across the areas of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Whitecraig, Prestonpans, Cockenzie & Port Seton and Longniddry!

Every pupil at Cockenzie PS will be issued with a GREEN FOB on Monday 9th September, along with all the information you need to play.

Every journey you make adds to your points total. Everyone can register to be a part of TEAM COCKENZIE, let’s see if we can get to the top of the area leader board!

To register and check your progress on line, visit: https://beatthestreet.me/eastlothian  

Additional playing cards for adults will be also be available – stay tuned to the school blog and our Twitter account for more info!

Check out this Youtube video which explains exactly how to play!https://youtu.be/KJbOghMQ5ZM

Road Safety Week 2018

Our Junior Road Safety Officers will be on patrol this week to promote safe parking.  They will also be sharing road safety messages for all children at assembly on Thursday. Please continue to support us in parking safely around our school.

NSPCC – Online safety, useful links for parents/carers

Many thanks to all who attended our online safety workshop for parents and carers on Friday. Please see below some useful links recommended by NSPCC:

· Visit our NSPCC and O2 NSPCC website pages, check our Net Aware and Share Aware resources

· Call our free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002

· Download our Net Aware app on the App Store or Google Play

· Pop into your local O2 store for online safety help from a Guru – you don’t even have to be an O2 customer!

· Sign up to our icebreaker email series.