Category Archives: Headteacher’s News

UPDATE!

All East Lothian Council schools, nurseries and specialist education provision will re-open tomorrow (Monday).
 
We are working closely with providers who transport pupils from more isolated rural areas (outwith towns and villages) to and from our schools. Transport providers will contact parents directly if there are any difficulties collecting pupils from these locations due to road conditions.
 
There has been a huge amount of effort by our teams to clear snow from pathways – thanks to parents and residents for their assistance with this.
 
Please be aware of surface conditions given the low temperature. Ensure children walking to school have appropriate footwear and are dressed to the conditions. In the interests of the safety, children and young people should go straight into the school building on arrival.

It’s still snowing! We miss you !

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all safe and warm! Your teachers have been working hard during these snow days to plan some fantastic learning for you , so hopefully we will be seeing you all on Monday.

P4-7 – hope you are doing lots of lovely reading – remember to use ARbookfinder online to check if a book is on AR.

p1-3 – carry on with any reading book you have or enjoy a comic or magazine.

We do hope you have been getting creative in the snow – send us your photos so we can put them on our blog!

 

Take care everyone.

Mrs G 🙂

School Meals – Important Information

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 www.eastlothian.gov.uk  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.
 

P3 Famous Visitor!

P3 were  lucky to meet a very interesting visitor last week! Sue Aikens  lives all alone in Alaska in the Arctic tundra. She is part of a TV documentary called Life  Below Zero. Sue told us all about her life in this very remote part of the world and shared some amazing photos of polar bears, the Northern Lights and her friends – the animals who come into her home! We also heard the story of when she was attacked by a bear!!

This really helped us to understand our topic of Polar Lands really well as we asked lots of questions about how Sue survives in such a dangerous and isolated part of the world – thank you Sue!