Outdoor clothing

Could you please send your child in with an extra pair of socks and shoes as the children will be outside enjoying the snow! They will be taking part in a range of snow activities and it would be helpful if the children had something warm and dry to change into. Please make sure your child has suitable clothing for outdoors as it is very cold! I am sure you will look forward to seeing all the snowmen in our playground soon!!

Accelerated Reader

**Useful information – Accelerated Reader p4-7**

Go to the link below and type in the title of your book, e.g. ‘Matilda’ and search.  If it is there you will see the front cover of the book and information beside it.  Look for the BL number.  This means Book Level, e.g. Matilda is 5.0 so for someone who has a range of 4.1 – 6.0 this book would be at their level.

Please remember a book doesn’t always have to be within your level!  You can challenge yourself and try it independently, read it with someone or have someone read it to you.


Resources to use at home!

If you are looking for educational and fun games for the kids to use check out the ‘resources‘ page of our website. Below are a few activities to keep you busy!

Write an acrostic poem using – Snowflake

List 10 things you can do with snow

Measure how much snow has fallen during the last week

Keep learning your times tables

Primary 2 as you are studying water  put out a bowl of water and see how long it takes to freeze

Either take a photograph of you in the snow or draw a picture of what you have been doing in this snowy weather.


Artist led creative workshops, West Barns Studio, School Road

Two fun workshops for 4-7 year olds at West Barns studio starting on:

Saturday 9th October 11-12.30

Saturday 23rd October 11-12.30

Parents are welcome to stay and join in!

For more info contact: arthead@hotmail.co.uk

£6 for first child, £5 for second or third

First Club Golf


 All P5 children in East Lothian have the opportunity to experience golf in school.  They will be receiving 6 firstclubgolf sessions during PE. Firstclubgolf is delivered using modified equipment and covers the 3 basic golf shots. Kate Green, the Junior Golf Development Officer, will visit each class for one of these sessions and set up a miniature golf course in the school playing fields. This gives the children the chance use their holf skills to play a round of golf! 

Following their firstclubgolf sessions the P5s will be invited to continue to learn to play golf by progressing on to clubgolf Stage 1 at a local golf club.  Coaching is available in:  Musselburgh, Haddington, Longniddry, Aberlady, Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar.

clubgolf Stage 1 is open to children in P5, 6 and 7 so even if you didn’t sign up in P5 you still can!

Coaching costs £2.50 per hour and children will be using metal clubs which are provided if needed.  All abilities are welcome as players progress at their own speed. Short introductory coaching blocks are offered initially so that children can come along with their friends and give it a go. 

Stage 1 consists of 40 hours of coaching spread over 2 years.  This is the first of 5 clubgolf coaching stages with Stage 5 being when you are playing for Scotland and we’re hoping that might be some of you!

Clubgolf East Lothian is more than just coaching though there are also lots of fun competitions to play in. Look out for the East Lothian Junior Golf Fixture List which lists competitions that are open to all junior golfers in East Lothian.  So whether you’re attending clubgolf coaching or not you can come along practice, meet other golfers and have some fun!

If you would like to register your child’s interest in golf coaching or the fun competitions please contact Kate Green for futher information.

Parent/Guardians/GolfersWe need your support. 

Clubgolf Stage 1 is delivered by Level 1 Volunteer Coaches.  This helps to ensure we can keep golf affordable.  Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about how to support Junior Golf as a Volunteer coach or as a Coaching Helper.

Kate Green, Junior Golf Development Officer, East Lothian Council
Tel:  01875 619071

email:  kgreen@eastlothian.gov.uk
Check out my website for further information:  http://www.sportsdevelopmenteastlothian.co.uk/golf.asp