Update – 10/11/2020

Message from East Craigs Primary School Head Teacher and NHS Lothian

As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19.  We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A number of people have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete. These contacts will need to self-isolate and appropriate guidance and advise has been given.

If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance.  The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book at COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advise call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specific symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQ’s useful

https://www.nhslothian.scot/coronavirus/parents/schools/pages/default.aspx

Best wishes

Sheila Scott

Head Teacher

Important update – 10/11/2020

Message from East Craigs Primary School Head Teacher and NHS Lothian

We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19.  We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate.  They will be given appropriate guidance and advise.

An update via text will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing is complete.

If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance.  The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specific symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQ’s useful

https://www.nhslothian.scot/coronavirus/parents/schools/pages/default.aspx

Welcome to our Website

Welcome from the Head Teacher:

Welcome to our school. East Craigs is a busy and vibrant school with a welcoming and inclusive ethos. Our roll is currently 485, from Nursery to Primary 7, and there is a strong sense of community across the school.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to high quality learning and teaching, where pupils are active participants in planning and evaluating their progress. We aim to develop happy, confident and resilient young people who are equipped with the skills necessary for successful learning and their future life and work beyond primary school.

At East Craigs we celebrate diversity and value every individual and the contribution they make to the school. We value open, mutually respectful relationships and our staff team works closely in partnership with all parents and carers to meet the needs of our learners.

Please have a look at the pages and documents on this website to find out more about the school. If further information is required, or you would like to enquire about a place at the school for your child, please contact us on 0131 3397115 or by email to admin@eastcraigs.edin.sch.uk. I would be delighted to speak with you to discuss any questions you may have about the life and work of East Craigs Primary School. Thank you.

Mrs Sheila Scott

What to bring to school:  

  • A waterproof jacket  
  • Sturdy footwear (could be wellies, school shoes or trainers)  
  • Indoor shoes (keep these in school)  
  • Dry socks (optional, but helps with wet feet!)  
  • A filled water bottle 
  • Only one bag – pupils are keeping their belongings at their desk, so this helps keep belongings tidy 
  • Remember, we are not changing for PE at the moment, and PE lessons are all outside, so wear joggers or shorts with your school polo shirt and sweatshirt.

Our EC Values in Action

Dear East Craigs pupils

We wanted to talk to you about what is happening in America and the world just now. This is not the first time racism has been on the news. If you are upset about what you hear and see that’s okay, we all need to feel safe. Please watch the power points below with an adult and speak to an adult about any questions you have. We all, adults as well, need to learn more and help others to learn more.
 
From All the Staff at East Craigs Primary

Equalities Powerpoint-For our younger pupils

For second level pupils-Our Values at East Craigs EQUALITY

 

 

 

 

 

home learning picP5-7 Teams Timetable Updateteams

Hello everyone,

The P5-7 teachers would like to share their adapted timetable with you. As you will see the class teachers are online from 9.30-10.30am and 11-12pm. We will come back on at the end of the school day to check in and answer any end of the “school day” questions. Our wonderful PSAs will be on from 1.30-3pm to support the learning and answer questions.

We would all like to remind you that we are trying hard to get the balance between a school day structure and not putting pressure on your family. The timetable is for you to use as you see fit but we think it is important you know what times the staff are available for children. We know this looks formal and while some children are really thriving with their structured school day timetable, we know everyone works differently.

Each teacher posts the work in advance in the folders on Teams if you need to get things organised before the “school day”. We completely understand how hard this is for everyone working from home, teaching at home and having your own family lives. We are here for you all and are trying to adapt as we go to see what is the best fit for everyone involved.

Any questions please email the admin account and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

stay safe

Ms Clouston

P5 – 7 Timetable from Week 6

Activity Grid for Monday 4th and Friday 8th May

Holiday Activity Grid

holiday activity grid

Easter Holidays Activities GridEaster pic

East Craigs Easter Activity Grid PDF

home learning

Dear Parent/Carers,home learning

Please see our class pages for weekly home learning activities. For learning in PE, Science, Modern Languages and any other learning activities, please visit the “General Home Learning page. All of these pages can be found under “Sharing Our Learning”.If there are any questions you or your children need answered, please email Admin@eastcraigs.edin.sch.uk, and staff will get back to you ASAP.

For all Primary 5-7 children here is our “Pupil and parent Guide to using Microsoft Teams”. Please get in touch if you have any questions or problems.

P1+2 Maths Challenge 2/4/20

Bedtime story 4

Tonight our bedtime story “Goldilocks and The Three Bears”, will be read in Polish 🇵🇱 and translated into English.  Well done boys and thank you 😊! Enjoy!

Glee Competition

Incase you missed it on Twitter-
Incredibly proud of our choir tonight. Espirit of glee! Impeccable behaviour, manners and enthusiastic from start to finish! Miss Lowry, Miss Robertson and Ms Clouston couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you everyone who made it possible!