It’s not rubber but it does come bouncing back to me – thanks to P5!
A note from teachers and pupils in Primaries 1-3.
Can you help please?
the P1-3s are working together to learn more about ways to look after our planet. This week the focus for every group was leaflet writing. We have attached 1 leaflet from every class. Can you let your child/children have a look, then try and discuss the messages.
Thank you so much.
Realising the Ambition: Being Me
What is this?
Realising the Ambition: Being Me builds upon the original principles and philosophy of Pre-Birth to 3 and Building the Ambition.
This refreshed early years national practice guidance for Scotland presents key information about the characteristics of child development based on research and evidence.
It explores the range of interactions, experiences and spaces we need to provide for babies and young children to help them learn and grow best from their earliest days through to being a young child in early primary school.
In essence, ‘Realising the Ambition: Being Me’ increases expectations of high quality but still provides the necessary support for all who work in the early years sector and beyond.
Attached is the latest monthly digest from Support from the Start, packed full of useful information for parents, carers and practitioners.
Information re the above attached.Job fair 2020
With a number of changes for this school session, please find the updated information below.
East Lothian Council has published the following Session Date Information (including school holiday dates):
- Session 2019-2020 (updated Jan 2020)
An additional day’s leave has been allocated for the 75th Anniversary VE Day Celebrations – calendar updated in January 2020
Two additional in-service days were granted for session 2019/2020 as part of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers’ pay negotiations. These dates for these were: Tuesday 22 October 2019 and Tuesday 7 January 2020. Pupils did not attend school on these dates.
For future planning, parents and carers may find this information useful.
Update: Following the Scottish Government decision for schools to re-open in August 2020 – the 10th and 11th shall be staff in-service days and Pupil Return will start from the 12th August, but to a blended learning model. Each school will be in touch with families directly regarding which days and times will be allocated – and the procedures for attending school on those days. As the start back date is a week earlier than planned, the school year will end on Friday 25th June 2021. A revised Session calendar will be available in due course.
V.E. Day – School’s will be closed 8th May 2020.
Letters were sent out recently advising parents and carers of outcome of consultation in November – regarding potential VE Day closure of schools on 8th May and updated list of holidays and in-service dates for this school year were also distributed.
Although feedback received through PPS Parent Council poll was not in favour of another day closure (permission for which had to be requested from ELC) the outcome generally across E. Lothian had been ‘overwhelmingly in favour’. (This was the only vote opened, in line with letter from Fiona Robertson, former Head of Education).
**This means that East Lothian’s education staff and children will not be in school on Monday 4th May or Friday 8th May.**
Full letter from Lesley Brown can be read here – letter to parents and carers
The P5 animated film “The Handbag” can be viewed on the P5 blog at http://www.edubuzz.org/p5pps.
Christmassy Fun with P6
Step 1 – look out last year’s Christmas jumper or top and check if it
Step 2 – If it doesn’t, bring it to the P.6 swap shop. (Take in by 6th Dec).
Step 3 – Choose something from the swap shop if you don’t have a jumper or top for this year. (Donations welcomed but completely optional).
**Opens on Monday 9th Dec.**
Where? – Playground When? – Stall will be set up at the end of each day.
Step 4 – Wear your Christmas gear on Friday 13th Dec – and if you can, bring a donation too to help us fundraise for Save the Children.