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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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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 😊

P4 Titanic

P4 got stuck in to their new topic today and raised Titanic from her watery grave.

They received a TOP SECRET letter asking them to build the Titanic.

We needed to work in a team to recreate our section of the ship; researching and designing altogether. We took on a role and responsibility and problem solved to create a spectacular image of ‘The Unsinkable Ship’.

I wonder what our next mission will be…

P4 Drama

P4 had a great time today learning drama with David Ross from East Lothian Youth Theatre.

We learned skills in mime, movement and listening. It was an active afternoon full of fun and teamwork!

Thank you to David for helping us today and well done to P4 for being great performers and listeners!

P4’s Outdoor Science Learning

P4 had lots of fun doing some outdoor learning  at SmeatonEstate today!

We discovered all about food chains and sorted lots of local living things into groups. We then scavenged for natural objects learning all about their purpose – especially the fungi that grows on sycamore leaves.

We also used our maths and science skills to measure trees – just using our bodies!

Here are some of the photos from our day out: