Book Week 2018: Bedtime Stories


Welcome back, everybody!

Here are the remaining Book Week bedtime stories – well done to our P7 volunteers!

  • The ‘Drop Everything and Read’ read-a-thon will now take place on Wednesday – remember to bring in a good book to read!
  • Everybody is invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book character this Friday, 9th March
  • Prizes and certificates for the ‘golden ticket hunt’ winners will be awarded at the re-scheduled Book Week assembly on Friday


School Open – Monday 5th March

Following a phenomenal team effort from more than 50 parents, carers and staff, to clear the entry and exit routes, car park and playground, not to mention the footpaths outside the school gates and a risk assessment having been undertaken, we are delighted to say that East Craigs will be open tomorrow – Monday 5th March.

Please do take care travelling to school tomorrow due to any potentially icy patches.  Doors will be open at 8.30am for children to come right in to school.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the morning!



East Craigs Snow Clearance Gathering

Dear Parents and Carers

In order for us to be well prepared for opening our school on Monday, we are organising a snow clearing party at school on Sunday 4th March from 10.30am-12.30pm.

If you feel able to help us with this, please come along to school, wrapped up warm and with appropriate non slip footwear,  and armed with snow clearing shovels. We are looking for help to clear entry and exit paths to the doors to the school and fire exits.

Any willing volunteers must sign a form stating that they are physically fit to carry out the snow clearing activity. We are attaching the form for you to read through. We will have copies for you to sign on arrival at the school.

Please note that there will be no access for cars to the school car park.

Many thanks in advance.

Kirsten Johnston and Shelley Graham

Acting Headteachers

Snow clearance – fit to participate form Nov 2013


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!