Severe Weather

Dear Parents and Carers

Following the severe amber weather warning from the Met Office, all Early Years Centres, Nurseries, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools will remain closed on Friday 2nd March.

Please keep checking for the latest updates from  the City of Edinburgh Council.

In the meantime, we do hope that everyone is staying safe and keeping warm.  We look forward to seeing everyone when we return.

Kind regards,

Shelley Graham and Kirsten Johnston

Acting Head Teachers.


Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, the Gymnastics Showcase at Broughton High has been cancelled tonight. The event will be rescheduled for another date soon.



Book Week 2018: Tuesday 27/2/18


Our Golden Ticket Hunt was a big success today! Certificates and prizes will be awarded at the Book Week assembly on Friday. Congratulations to the lucky winners!


Here is this evening’s bedtime story, a lift-the-flap book for our youngest readers:

Finally, remember to bring in a good book to read for the read-a-thon tomorrow!

Also, please try to bring in an old book for lunchtime book swap, which will take place as normal. As a Book Week treat, everybody who brings in a book gets to take two home! 

Book Week 2018: Monday 26/2/18

We have had a great start to Book Week at East Craigs! Please watch the video below to see some action from the Book Doctor surgery! Everybody who filled in a request will be given a book ‘prescription’ form this week, with a suggested book to read.


Get ready to relax and enjoy our first bed time story…! This is a very popular poem and story for early readers (around nursery-P2 age) with lots of fun actions and sounds to join in with! Watch the video to listen to ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen:

Tomorrow a Golden Ticket hunt will take place in East Craigs, with a ticket hidden inside each classroom! Look out for 3 bonus tickets around school too!


Book Week at East Craigs: Monday 26th February – Friday 2nd March 2018

We are looking forward to taking part in Book Week at East Craigs! Everybody should have received a letter with details about the different activities taking place each day of next week. Remember to complete your ’10 Minute Read’ challenges and return your sheet to be entered into a class prize draw! Also, please email any photos to the school office (FAO Mrs Millar, P2/3).

On Friday 2nd March, everybody is invited to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. Look at last year’s super costumes for inspiration!

Happy Burns Day from East Craigs!

Lots of exciting learning has taken place during our Scots fortnight at East Craigs, which concluded with our special Burns Day assemblies. Well Done to all of the poetry winners – the standard was exceptionally high this year. We also want to say a huge Thank You to Mr Smith and his friend who played the bagpipes at both the P1-3 and P4-7 assemblies. What a great way to celebrate the East Craigs Scots fortnight and Burns Day!