Category Archives: Primary 4

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

P4 Made £5 Grow!

P4 held a market in the school hall today as one of the final stages of their Make £5 Grow project with Virgin Money.

Lots of us sold our handmade products, such as: bookmarks, art kits, tattoos and face paints, baking, woodwork, plants, jewellery and much more!

We are almost at our target and with more selling to be done we are feeling really positive about our achievements! Thank you also to those who have been helping us and showed support at the market today!

Final profit total to follow!

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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P4 Titanic Posters

In P4, we have been looking at the different passengers that were on the Titanic, and how social class made a big difference to the conditions that people experienced on board the Titanic.

In groups, P4 researched using books and online to find out about a social class and presented to the rest of the class.

They looks AMAZING!

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 🙂

Message for P4

Good morning P4,

I hope you are enjoying the snow! ⛄️ But here are some learning activities you can do at home while you are off:

  • Read! 📚It is still World Book Day so grab a book and read it under a cosy blanket!
  • Spelling!🔡 Try to spell your words in the snow ❄ and bring in a picture.
  • Maths! 💷Plan your make £5 Grow sheet.
  • Numeracy!🔢 Can you write your tables in the snow? Challenge yourself!
  • Writing! 📝Write a diary, letter or comic strip about what you are doing on the snow days to share in class.
  • Titanic! 🚢Why not do some research? Build it in the snow?

Looking forward to seeing you when the school opens and hearing all about what you got up to.

Miss Lockhart 😊