Category Archives: Primary 3

School Lunch Costs Information

25 May 2018 09:27
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
Information is also available on East Lothian Council’s website

Primary 3 Open Morning

Primary 3 had a brilliant time this morning with some Mums and Dads. We got to show off our skills by teaching our adult how to play lots of different numeracy games. Thanks to all who came to see us, we so enjoyed having you to visit.


P3 Maths Games

Here are some photos of Primary 3 working on their Maths this week. They have been using some of our Maths games to solve number puzzles, revise number bonds, test new strategies for subtracting and work on multiplication. Well done P3!

Primary 3 Suspension Bridges

This week in Primary 3 we have been learning about suspension bridges. We used straws, card and string to try and make a mini suspension bridge and compare how heavy a load it could carry compared to a simple beam bridge. Great team work from our P3’s as they thought about how to make the suspension bridge work and investigated its properties.


P3 Another great bridge!

Here is one of the children in our class showing us the amazing aqueduct he built at home. Wow! Thanks for bringing it in – it looks amazing 🙂

We have been learning about the Romans and their bridge building skills as part of our topic on bridges in Primary 3.  Arches feature in a lot of bridges and we have seen in our classroom experiments why they are such a good shape for carrying loads.

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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P3 Talk on Architecture and Bridge Building

This week in Primary 3 we were pleased to have a visit from Ian Sutherland who came in to talk to us about architecture in relation to our topic on bridges. Ian told us about the role of an architect and shared with us some of the projects he has worked on, including designing the abutments for the new Queensferry Crossing. We were really interested to hear about what architects do and we saw how important team work is when Ian showed us a photograph of all the people who had worked to complete a bridge. It was fascinating to hear about the process of designing a bridge and what things need to be considered.

It has been really inspiring to have these visits from Michelle and Ian about civil engineering and architecture. It’s a great opportunity for P3 to see how the skills of team work, design and problem solving that we are practising in class in our topic on bridges are the same skills that our parents are using everyday.

P3 Creative snow day projects

Delighted to come back to school after the snow days last week and hear about all of the interesting projects that Primary 3 did at home. Lots of fantastic research into bridges and great stories of various snow building creations. Wonderful work on spellings and Maths too 🙂 Thanks Primary 3.

Here is a photograph of one of our P3s  and the replica 3D arch bridge that he built at home using cardboard. It looks amazing!