Category Archives: Primary 2

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 🙂

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 🙂

 

Drama in P2

To kick off our new topic, Cafés, P2 worked in groups to create their own role play set in a café. They used props and money, created their own dialogue and performed with confidence. Well done! 🙂

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 www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering 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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