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Fostering – can you help?

Are you who they’re looking for?
We urgently need more people to take the plunge and find out about fostering with East Lothian Council.
East Lothian Council’s Education and Children’s Services spokesperson Councillor Shamin Akhtar says:
‘We have children and young people who need foster carers urgently. The demand is always growing and we need more people to come forward very soon and give their love and support to some vulnerable children and young people who really, really need them.
‘As you know, we set great store in East Lothian in keeping our looked-after children in or very close to East Lothian, so that very vulnerable children don’t have to change schools or lose touch with their friends and wider families. Not every fostering agency thinks this is important but we do – we really see the value in not sending children far away from everyone and everything they know. So, I’d just like to say how grateful I am to all our current foster carers for choosing to Foster East Lothian and for the fantastic job they do – they make a difference every day. I hope that there will be a number of people reading this article now who will also be able to make that difference and be the ones that our children so desperately need.’
To find out more about joining our East Lothian fostering team (including, training, home visits and remuneration), please go to or  phone us on 01620 827 643
Jane Ogden-Smith MCIPR
Communications and Engagement
East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership
Room 211, John Muir House
Brewery Park
Haddington EH41 3HA
Direct Line 01620 827 755
Mobile 07703 191 218
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P1 World Book Day!

Well I don’t know what happened to my P1 today, none of them turned up?!

But instead I had the fabulous treat of lots of our favourite book characters coming to East Linton P1 instead!

The register was fantastic this morning, we had Tinkerbell and Princess Anna, the Big AND Small Skeletons from Funny Bones, The Tiger who came to tea and Aerial the Mermaid! The Room on the Broom kind Witch and Daisy Artichoke! We even had the odd superhero flying in, Supergirl next to Anne of Green Gables, Cottontail and Horrid Henry, Dogs and Pirates along with Rapunzel and her looooooong multi-coloured hair, a Ship’s Captain to Harry Potter, Jasmine even brought in her sheepdog Skye, Charlie managed to sneak away from his Chocolate Factory and James came without his Giant Peach, thank goodness or there wouldn’t be any more room for the Enormous Crocodile!

We had a great day and week, celebrating all the books we love reading, discussing and writing about our favourite characters, sharing our favourites and recommendations with the class, today’s mini book swap was fun and to hear the different discussions and descriptions too.

So thank you for the wonderful effort of costumes and bringing in special books, it was a fantastic World Book Day!

Miss Grierson and P1 🙂

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 🙂

Hello P1!

Happy 2nd Snow Day P1!

I hope you’re all staying safe and warm, going out all wrapped up and making fabulous snowmen, going sledging maybe too and having hot chocolate to warm up again and keep you toasty down to your toes!

So as you know today is World Book Day, I’m busy planning some fun activities for us when we’re back in class. On Tuesday we were talking about our favourite books, so why don’t you spend some time choosing yours, curl up reading with your people at home, talk about their favourite books when they were in P1, and if your grown ups say it’s ok you could bring your favourite book in to school and we could all show and share them for the day!

In the meantime stay safe, no slipping on the ice!
And I’ll do the same,
Miss Grierson

Busy in P1

P1 have been having a very busy time over the last few weeks. We had lots of fun working with Mr Watson and all wish him lots of luck when he moves on to his next school.

In maths we have been working on our numbers and practicing sharing out objects into equal groups. We have also been looking at 2D and 3D shapes with Mr Watson.

We have been working really hard on our reading and have read lots of different books. We are now busy learning our digraph sounds and practicing writing words and sentences ourselves.

There are lots of exciting things going on at school at the moment. It is Book Week and we had a trip to the library on Monday then spent some time during the week getting to know the stories from our book bags. Today we voted for our favorites and were very excited to get to take our book bags home with us.

We have also been working hard on our nativity play for next week. We have had lots of songs to learn and are doing really well at remembering where to move and what to say. On Thursday we tried on all our costumes ready for the dress rehearsal and performance next Wednesday.

Here are some photos of us over the last few weeks.

Happy holidays from P1

P1 have had a busy last week of term. We’re all looking forward to the holidays then coming back to share what we’ve been up to.

This week we were talking about the changing seasons and some of the children remembered that you don’t get many flowers in autumn and winter. We decided to make some flower pictures to hang on the wall to remind us of summer. We used collage for our vases then drew our flowers carefully trying to use different types of line in the middle of each flower. We coloured them in bright colours and they’re looking really great on the wall.

We also had a fantastic workshop from the kind people at the museum of flight. We had lots of fun following Sophie on a journey to the other side of the world in a biplane and even all got to make our own model biplanes to take home.

We hope everyone has a fantastic holiday. Here are some photographs of our week.

Lots of learning in P1

P1 have been keeping busy over the last couple of weeks.

We have been continuing to go through our letter sounds and practice writing our letters in different ways. We have also been building words on our word snakes and practicing blending sounds together to make words. We are enjoying working in our reading groups and have shared different stories and fact books.

In maths we have been practicing adding together two collections of objects and we have been enjoying playing different games with a partner. Miss Reeves is very impressed by how well we are working together.

We have enjoyed meeting our music and PE specialists and had lots of fun singing songs and balancing in different ways in the gym hall. Last week we learnt about how our tongues help us to taste and tried different foods that were sweet, sour, savoury, bitter and salty. Not many of us enjoyed the sour lemon! This week we had fun painting with different things to try and create different textures.

Here are some photos of us busy at work.

A busy time in P1

The children in P1 have been having a very busy time.

We have been working hard on our letter sounds and have started to practice using them to build and read words. We have enjoyed learning some rhymes to help us to remember how to write our letters correctly and have practiced writing them in lots of different ways.

In maths we have been working with our maths racks and tens frames and have been exploring different ways of making the numbers to 10. We have also been counting forwards and backwards starting from different numbers, practicing giving the number before or after a particular number and finding hidden numbers on a number line. We have been playing different games in small groups and in pairs.

We have been enjoying our senses topic and have done lots of different activities and produced some fantastic artwork. Today we tried to recognise things using just our sense of smell. We also looked at lots of animal noses and compared them to ours. Some of them were very strange indeed!

We enjoyed meeting our music teacher Mrs Mailer and our PE teacher Miss Gordon this week. We listened really well and had lots of fun trying out different activities.

Here are some photos of the last couple of weeks.