ELC News

ELC June 2019 Newsletter

ELC4 meet our Buddies ELC 4 children have recently been paired up with P7 Buddies. This helps support the early stages of P1. Buddies help during lunch time, break time and on occasion in the classroom. Due to the high number of P7 pupils our ELC pupils might have more than one Buddy this year.

Sun cream Please ensure you have provided your child with a bottle of sun cream. These will be returned at the end of term.

ELC Transition We are currently midway through our Coldingham P1 transition timetable. Children are enjoying being in the P1 setting and on their return to ELC like to share their stories of their time in the ‘big school’.

Remaining dates

  • 29/5/19 11-11.50am
  • 5/6//19 8.35 – 9.35am (Line up with P1’s)
  • 12/6/19 9.30-10.35am (Bring a snack, outdoor playtime with school)

Library Van This year we have offered the children a 3 weekly visit to the Library Van where the children get to select one book which we read over the 3 week period. This has been a very popular activity with children and staff, helping to embed literacy throughout the setting, strengthening links with the community and encouraging book handling skills. We hope to continue this next academic year.

Parent Pay Please ensure all children’s meals are booked in advance through Parent Pay. ELC can choose from the 2 hot meals options. If you are having difficulty pre ordering meals please speak to a member of staff.

Kendal Smith, Active Schools Co-ordinator Kendal and one of her team from Live Borders are coming to Coldingham ELC on Tuesday 4 June to take an outdoor activity session/ potted sports practice – PE kit required.

Butchers Visit On Wednesday 5 June we will walk down to the local Butcher, Ivy’s Granddad, for sausages and to Spar to buy Ketchup for our sausage sizzle.

Camping and Sausage sizzle morning On Thursday 6 June we will be having a camping at ELC and sausage sizzle morning. If you would prefer your child not to have a sausage please speak to staff about an alternative. Thank you.

Beach Morning We are currently planning a Coldingham beach activity morning on Friday 7 June, weather permitting. Please drop off and collect your child from the beach car park – 8.25am – 12.25pm. Children can bring a packed lunch or can order a grab & go on Parent Pay. Please ensure your child comes dressed for the weather, whether it’s wellies and raincoats or shorts, t-shirts and sun cream! Children can bring a small backpack with a change of clothes, towel, bucket & spade – things they will be able to carry themselves. Staff will provide snacks and drinks. We will require two parent helpers on this trip. Please speak to Mrs Gourlay if you are able to come along. In adverse weather we will postpone this trip until Friday 21 June. A final decision will be made on Thursday 6 June.

Sports Day & School Fayre school sports day will take place on Friday 14 June at the village park. We will be leaving the school at 9.30am, sports start at 9.45am – parents & carers welcome. This will be followed by a picnic lunch at the school. The PFA School Fayre follows after, more information nearer the time.

ELC 4 Moving on Assembly will take place in the school hall on Thursday 20 June at 8.45am to which all parents and carers are invited, with teas and coffees served in the hall following the assembly.

End of Term Cleaning Any parent/ carer willing to offer an hour or two of their time on Monday 1 July to help with our end of year clean? Please speak to staff you are able to come in and help. Thank you!

Coldingham Scarecrows ELC will be making a scarecrow to display somewhere in the village during Coldingham Gala weekend. Lookout for a few scarecrows popping up around our local area.

Mrs Anderson would like to share her exciting news that she is expecting a baby mid-November. We all wish her well.

Tuesday 2 July Coldingham ELC break up for summer holidays. We would like to wish the very best to all children and families moving on to pastures new. All staff would like to wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday

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