Category Archives: Primary 2

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
UntitledEast Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership/@elhscp
elhscp 400

Knights in P2…

Although P2’s trip to Dirleton Castle was unfortunately cancelled due to the snow we were lucky enough to have Knights Andrew and Cameron visit us at school!

They talked us through the history of Dirleton Castle and they told us all about the armour that they were wearing – we even got to try some helmets on!

We asked super questions and found out a lot about how knights lived. We hope to be able to reschedule our trip and visit Andrew and Cameron at Dirleton another time!

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 P2!

Hello P2!

I hope that you’re having lots of fun in the snow ❄️ Here are some activities that you can do when having a break from snowmen building ⛄️:

It’s World Book Day so snuggle up with your favourite book! 📚

Can you write a description of your favourite story character? Remember to use lots of WOW words! Bring it in to share with the class.

Go for a walk in the snow and take photos of the local area 📸 Bring them into school to show the class.

Continue to practise your spelling words for this week and complete a maths/numeracy task from your new homework grid – why not try writing your spelling words/sums in the snow!?

I look forward to hearing all about your snow adventures when school reopens! 🌨

Miss Dixon 😊

Field to Fork in Primary 2!

We have had a wonderful afternoon in P2 with Sally from Field to Fork (Hirsel Estate). She told us all about food that is grown and produced in Scotland – perfect for our Scotland topic! We learned all about oats, how they are grown, harvested and what food can be made out of them – we even got to make our own oatcakes. Yum!


P2 Museum of Flight Workshop – “A Journey in Stories”

We were thrilled to have Ross and Sylvia from the Museum of Flight with us on Monday morning. They brought their little friend Sophie with them to take us on a journey from East Fortune all the way to Australia. We learned all about by-planes and even got to make our own, we loved flying them around the classroom! Our first stop on the journey was Germany, whilst we were here we learned all about the different clothes that pilots wear in different types of planes. We then left Germany and made our way to China – here we heard all about the legend of the emperor Huang Di and how the Chinese symbol of the dragon evolved from a snake! Finally we landed in Australia and learned all about native Australian animals such as the kangaroo, the kookaburra and the emu. We thoroughly enj

oyed our journey!