All posts by Gill Gardner

Minibeasts!

We have LOVED our minibeast topic in P2! Throughout the topic we have done lots of fun and interesting activities such as a minibeast hunt, investigation of micro-habitats, butterfly collages in art (using natural materials sourced from the playground), research posters and, to round the topic off, we shared our learning with the rest of the school at assembly. Enjoy these lovely photographs of the children hard at work 🙂

Iron Kids Events!

IRONKIDS Scotland 2018

Entries Open Now for a global running event for kids from 3 to 14 of all abilities

IRONKIDS Scotland is a series of three fun and family-focused running events for young people aged 3 to 14 of all abilities. The new running events being staged on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2018 in Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh are an exciting addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh race weekend and part of the global IRONKIDS running series. They are also a key part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

Organisers are inviting young people to sign up to race at one of the venues and enjoy the running, the challenge, the competition and the camaraderie with their friends, as well as the family entertainment and sports taster sessions that will be laid on.

The IRONKIDS Scotland events have a firm focus on participation for all with age group races of between 500m and 2km. Each event will incorporate a strong family element with spectator friendly courses, free live entertainment, activities and sports taster sessions, whilst at the same time inspiring children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith [racing from 16:00] on Friday 29 June

Preston Links, Prestonpans [racing from 11:00] on Saturday 30 June

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh [racing from 15:00] on Saturday 30 June

 

It is only £4.00 per person (plus a small booking fee) to enter IRONKIDS Scotland. Entry includes an IRONKIDS T-shirt to wear to race and a Finishers Medal.

 

IRONKIDS Scotland is the newest event in the hugely popular IRONKIDS global series of children’s events, staged alongside the legendary IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events, with 50,000 young people across the world taking part every year.

 

For more information on IRONKIDS Scotland and to register go to http://bit.ly/IRONKIDSscotland or search IRONKIDS Scotland.

 

 

School Lunch Costs Information

25 May 2018 09:27
PRIMARY SCHOOL MENU – PRICING 2018-2019
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
To provide variety and choice in school meals throughout the school year East Lothian Council provide a seasonal summer and winter menu.
Each menu cycle consists of a choice of 2 hot main meal options (includes a vegetarian choice), a filled baked potato option, a plated salad option and a choice of dessert. Complimentary bread, salad and a cold drink are available with the meal. These meals are available Monday–Thursday with a packed lunch option available on Friday. All menu items meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional standards.  
 
East Lothian Council is committed to providing a high quality school meals service. There are huge benefits in children eating a nutritious 2-course meal at lunchtime. Research also shows that if children eat a nutritious midday meal at school, their concentration and behaviour improves, they gain important social skills and they are more likely to eat their recommended ‘5 a-day’ fruit and vegetables.
 
As a result of supplier increases in the price of food products there is a need to increase the price of a primary school meal from £1.90 to £2.00, please note there has not been an increase in school meal catering since 2011.  This increase will commence in August 2018. The school meal continues to offer good value for money as well as contributing to the well-being of children whilst at school.
 
Both Education Services and Facilities Management Services see communication with pupils, head teachers and parent councils as essential to the success of any changes we make. We communicate through school newsletters, school websites and East Lothian Council’s website. As the Service Manager I am passionate about continually improving the standards of the school meals service and welcome feedback on the services we provide to help us to do this. You can contact me by phone or by email
 
Vanessa Sanal                       01620 827820 vsanal@eastlothian.gov.uk
Information is also available on East Lothian Council’s website www.eastlothian.gov.uk

P2 Café

P2 worked extremely hard to plan and prepare a café for their families. They did it all… planned the menu, designed the menu, made the food, set up the café AND  served the food!

I am extremely proud of how well you all did and you should be very proud of yourselves too for all of the hard work that you put in. The café was a wonderful success with lots of money raised for Save the Children.

Well done P2 and a big thank you to our customers for their extremely generous donations!

Miss Dixon 🙂

Food Tasting in P2

P2 have been testing their taste buds this afternoon and tried a variety of foods as part of our Cafes topic!

We tried things such as olives, chorizo, feta, grapefruit, mango and tablet and discussed the different flavours and textures that we discovered. We were also very vocal about what we liked and what we disliked!!

Well done P2 for trying something new 🙂

Miss Dixon

Lavender the Lamb!

A huge thank you to Michelle and Alistair Aitken for bringing in a very special visitor to P2 this morning. As part of our Health and Wellbeing topic, ‘Living and Growing’, we are learning all about where animals, and ourselves, come from so Lavender the Lamb came to say hello!

Alistair also spoke to the children about his work as a farmer and about food produce local to East Lothian. The children asked lots of questions and learned a lot!

Enjoy these photos of Lavender and the P2 🙂