Find out all that has been happening at Elphinstone Primary plus new dates for your diary for May and June.
Fire Safety Officers visited Elphinstone Primary yesterday and talked to Nursery, P1-7 in our assembly about Fire Safety. Using the website www.firescotland.gov.uk, the pupils were taken through an interactive ‘house’ to spot fire hazards in every room.
The children learned about the various dangers and the ways in which fires can start. We discussed the importance of smoke detectors and that they save many lives each year. The Firemen talked us through different fire scenarios in the house and the children had to work out the best escape route for each incident. It was a very informative assembly and the pupils were clearly interested and asked the firemen lots of their questions.
To book a free home safety visit for you, or someone you know….
CALL 0800 0731999
TEXT ‘FIRE’ to 80800
Having surveyed students to make sure we include their views in the School Library Service Review we would like to do the same for parents, so we are again asking for your support to achieve as broad a response as possible. By completing this survey parents and carers will help us develop school library services for all children and young people in East Lothian.The Parent Survey is online and will be open from 22nd April to 9th May.
Please contact me if you have any questions or difficulties accessing the survey. Thank you. Anne Johnstone, School Librarian / Field Officer Tel. 01368 863 339 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the survey link
Please see link below for information on ordering School-wear online.
Click on link below to open the school lunches Spring and Summer Menu.
Our newly decorated ‘Friendship Bench’ was launched last week! The bench offers a place in the playground where pupils can sit if they are lonely, upset or just want someone to play with. It acts as a signal to other children to step in and help.
The bench was built by Macmerry Men’s Shed and two of their volunteers, Jimmy Cunningham and David Dickson visited the school with parent, Stuart McKenzie.
P3-7 pupils enjoyed painting it in the colours of the rainbow and decorating it with detailed flowers and insects. The painting project was overseen by our art teacher, Mrs McLoed.
These are some important dates for your diary for this term. Please note that dates are subject to change. We apologise for the inconvenience of this but changes are often unavoidable.
P1/2 and P3/4 assembly dates have yet to be confirmed.
On the last week of term, before the Easter holidays all the pupils of Elphintone Primary visited Tranent Parish Church. Erica Wishart, the minister and Debbie Middlemass, from Messy Church welcomed us in a special Easter morning service. Some parents were able to join us for this occasion.
Through a PowerPoint, Erica showed us what happens in a church and of some of the important occasions and celebrations held here. Erica explained some of the ‘church furniture’, the stained glass and the artefacts around the church and told us what generally happens there on Sundays each week. The children enjoyed joining in with singing, and P6/7 helped with readings and with an entertaining puppet show on the Story of Easter.
The pupils (and staff/parents) were given refreshments and given a chance to explore more of the church. We were all given a wee token /Easter Egg as we were leaving. Thank you to Erica and Debbie for a very enjoyable morning!