Category Archives: General

Weekly Update 31/1/2020

  • Wuhan Coronavirus

Please see attached information from the NHS.

Wuhan information for schools 27Jan 2020


  • Ceilidh

A copy of the invitation to next week’s Community Ceilidh to which all are invited is attached, we look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Ceilidh invite


  • Buses

Can you please ensure that your child is at their collection point in time for their allocated pick-up time in the morning.  Eves have reported that some children are coming out late and this impacts on other children who have been out on time.


  • Swimming

Congratulations and good luck to Oliver who has been selected to swim in the finals on Friday following his performance at last week’s event.


  • Wee Sleep Out

Our final fundraising total for this was £229 – for which we received an email from Social Bite thanking everyone for their efforts.


  • Open Morning

Thank you to all the parents who attended today’s open morning, there was a lot of positive feedback following this event and the children enjoyed seeing you all and sharing the work of the pupil voice groups.  Also thanks to the parents who visited the Early Years Centre


  • Digital Masterclass Morning

On Wednesday the children will be joined by the pupils from Stenton for our digital morning, when we will also be joined by pupils from West Barns and Aberlady who will be leading some of the workshops.


  • Diary Dates
Wednesday 5th February Digital Morning
Thursday 6th February Community Ceilidh
Friday 7th  February Swimming Finals
Friday 7th February Last Day of Term
Monday 17th February In Service Day
Tuesday 18th February All Return

Update 17/1/2020

  • Pupil Voice Groups


The children have been meeting all this week in their Pupil Voice Groups and have had lots of interesting ideas how to take these forward, thank you to the parents who have been coming in to help with these.


  • Ceilidh


We are intending to hold a Community Ceilidh on Thursday 6th February organised by the pupil council, further information will follow regarding this.


  • Swimming Competition and Rotary Quiz


Good luck to the pupils representing the school in both these events next week!


  • Open morning


Our next open morning is scheduled to take place on Friday 31st January, further information regarding this will be sent out next week.


  • Running club


A reminder that our running club takes place on a Friday morning before school.


  • SchoolPay


A reminder that payments to the school should be made using the SchoolPay system, if you are experiencing difficulty with this please let us know.


  • P7 camp


We are still waiting for some deposits to be paid for this year’s P7 camp, if you have not already done so can you please arrange to make this payment as soon as possible.


  • Diary Dates:


Weds 22nd January Rotary Quiz
Thursday 23rd January P7 transition
Friday 24th January Swimming Gala
Friday 31st January Proposed Open Morning
Weds 5th February Digital Morning
Thursday 6th February Community Ceilidh
Monday 10th – Friday 13th February February Break
Monday 17th February Inservice day.


Weekly Update 10/1/2020

  • Welcome back


We are delighted to see the children back after the Festive period, we hope that everyone had a lovely holiday.


  • School packed lunches

A reminder that if you would like your child to receive a school packed lunch on Fridays this should be ordered via Schoolpay by Wednesday.


  • Parent council meeting


The Parent Council meeting scheduled for next week has been cancelled and will take place after the February holiday, the exact date will be confirmed at a later daate.


  • Photo permission forms


A revised photo permission form has been sent home with P1-7 children – we would be grateful if you could complete and return this as soon as possible, a copy is attached for your information.


  • Diary Dates


Wednesday 22nd January Rotary Quiz
Friday 24th January Swimming Gala
Thursday 30th January NSPCC presentation

ELC Photo Video Permissions Form 11yrs and younger – Nov 19.v2.0docx

Sharing our block journey at the Edinburgh Froebel Conference 2019

Mrs Laing was very proud and honoured to provide a workshop on Innerwick Early Years Setting’s Block Play Project at the Edinburgh Froebel Conference on Saturday 21st September. Please read the presentation below, we hope you enjoy learning about the changes that took place and marvel at the children’s creativity. Children are now empowered to play everyday with blocks.
Froebel conference presentation 21.9.19

Innerwick Early Years Setting – a setting of Innovation and Impact

The whole early years team have been working really hard over the last few years to develop practice. Hard work has paid off and we were recently awarded the ELC Innovation Award from the Scottish Government. We enjoyed meeting the Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, Ms Maree Todd, who visited to find out about the innovation, meet the children and staff and hand over the award. The team have launched a research project which will further develop the identified innovation, the Map-do-review method. Below is the storyboard designed by Mrs Laing, which shows the theory of change for the project. Mrs Laing will be sharing the project work at various conferences as it progresses over 2019-2020.
ELC – Quality – Innovation – Innerwick – storyboard – Final – Aug 2019