A Reminder!


Please remember that children should be entering the school playground no earlier than 8.35am.  There have been children arriving as early as 8.20am.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ms B 🙂




Primary 1 Homework Video

You will now have all received a homework pack home.  Below is a link to a video showing you lots of ways to help your child with the sounds and some words we have been learning in class.  Please remember that the homework packs do not come back into school.  If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us.

Homework Video


Active Schools Prestonpans Update

Active Schools have been planning for a gradual and safe return to sport and physical activity. There are lots of challenges to overcome and we want to ensure we have all the essential safety measures in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our participants, volunteers, coaches and all involved in bringing activities back to the Prestonpans school area.

Please click here to read an important update on our Active Schools Recovery Plan from Mark Urwin, Senior Active Schools Coordinator for East Lothian.

What does this mean for Prestonpans Active Schools?
As we learn to manage new procedures, we’ll be taking everything one step at a time, and we may be able to reintroduce a very limited number of activities over the next few weeks and months. For now, any activities that take place will have a limited capacity and will be outdoors only at Secondary Schools (Preston Lodge High School) or Community and EnjoyLeisure sites.

What we can safely manage at this stage will depend on guidance from National Governing Bodies, access to facilities, and availability of coaches and volunteers. As we progress through the weeks and months ahead, we will continue to monitor the latest guidance and advice from the Scottish Government, SportScotland and National Governing Bodies for each sport and activity.

For the time-being, activities will be advertised as and when they become available, rather than as a whole activity timetable.

All activities will be booked online using our Active Schools Booking Page, no paper booking forms, cash or cheques will be accepted for now. Please contact me directly if you are unable to access our online booking page when booking becomes available.

Guidance on Returning to Activities
For further information on what to expect when returning to activities, please see our Guidance for Parents/Carers & Pupils below. Please read this before booking or attending any activities.






Now more than ever, we are relying on willing volunteers to deliver or support a range of sports and activities and help us to provide more opportunities in the local community for children and young people to adopt active, healthy lifestyles. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Active Schools, please email me at ssands@elcschool.org.uk.

Over the next few months, I’ll be in touch more frequently to keep you up-to-date with the latest information on available activities as they are gradually reintroduced.

For all the latest updates, you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding during what has been a challenging time for all. I’ll look forward to sharing more news and information on Prestonpans Active Schools with you very soon.

Stewart Sands
Active Schools Coordinator
Prestonpans Primary School Cluster,
Gullane Primary & Aberlady Primary

A message from our Catering Services

As you will be aware, until now our Catering Service has been offering packed lunches at lunch time, served directly to the classroom.  From Tuesday 22nd September, in addition to the cold packed lunch, an optional warm cup of homemade soup will be offered too.  There is no need to pre-order this, pupils will be able to choose to have the soup on the day (Monday to Thursday).  There will be a different soup available each day e.g. lentil, vegetable or tomato.

Starting after the October break, we will introduce more warm food options such as Pizza Power, Paninis etc.  These will be available to pre-order through SchoolPay.

ELC are keen to offer warm food choices to our children while we wait for it to become safe to serve the full hot lunch service in our dining halls.

Class Information and Termly Highlights

As you know, due to Scottish Government and East Lothian Council regulations and guidance we cannot have our usual evenings this term when parents/carers are invited in to their child’s class to find out more about the year ahead.

We have made Powerpoints for you with some information regarding each class, along with termly highlights which we hope you will find useful.

P1A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P1B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P2A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P2B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P3A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P3B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P4A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P4B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P4C Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P5A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P5B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P6A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P6B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P7A Class Information and Term 1 Highlights
P7B Class Information and Term 1 Highlights

This term we are very fortunate to be welcoming Martyn Pegg from Outdoor Learning to Cockenzie.  Martyn is an experienced teacher working with each class from P1 – P7, along with the class teachers to promote learning in the outdoors.  The outdoor environment has massive potential for creative and challenging learning experiences.  We are lucky to have excellent grounds in Cockenzie, and will be working alongside Martyn to provide meaningful, motivating and exciting lessons for the children.

Ms L Banks

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