Kirknewton Primary School

Something fun to do


Hello everyone, We hope you are well and enjoying this glorious sunshine. It has come to our attention that Capital Theatres in Edinburgh are offering free craft sessions for 2-5 year old every Friday starting this week 5th June. If you are interested please see details below…

Free craft sessions every Friday
Ever wanted to learn how to create a bird feeder? Perhaps you’re looking for some musical inspiration? We’re excited to announce our weekly sessions for 2-5 y.o. have moved online for the summer term!
Our first ever virtual session is taking place this Friday, 5th June, so why not join us?
Every Friday we will be releasing an exciting new craft activity based on our upcoming theatre stage shows, from pantomime to musical theatre. Some of the sessions will be in the format of how-to videos by different engagement artists, while others will be delivered live via Zoom.
Wee Creatives Summer Diary
Friday, 29th May – Bird feeder (video)
Friday, 5th June – Live Zoom session
Friday, 12th June – Edible Playdough (video)
Friday, 19th June – Live Zoom session
Friday, 26th June – Musical instruments (video)
Friday, 3rd July – Magical origami mice (video)
Friday, 10th July – Original songs and sing-a-long (video)
Friday, 17th July – Live Zoom session – end of term party
Want to take part?
Videos – Videos will be made available every Friday on our Wee Creatives page.
Live Zoom sessions – Email Cat on to book your spot on our free ‘Create It’ live Zoom sessions.
Wee Creatives Session 1:
How to make a bird feeder
How to make a bird feeder with Wee Creatives | Raise the Curtain
These online Wee Creatives sessions are part of our Raise the Curtain: Create it digital engagement programme, so that you can engage online with us while our theatres are closed.



Something else to share for families whose child will start school in August –  Best Start Grant School Age Payment which re-opened on Monday 1 June 2020. This payment is part of Best Start Grant and is a £250 payment made around the time your child normally starts Primary 1 ie. Those transitioning from Early Years support, to help with the costs of a child starting school. This money can be used for anything that families may need at this key stage in a child’s life.
You do not need to take up a place in school to get this. When to apply for School Age Payment depends on when your child was born. Applications will open on 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021 for children who were born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016.

For more details and information

Fact sheet –

There is also available an Early Learning Payment

The Early Learning Payment is part of Best Start Grant, a package of three payments that will give extra money to low income families during the early years of a child’s life. It is a £250 payment made between the ages of two and three and a half years old. This is to help with the costs of early learning for eligible families who have a child.

For more detail and information please visit:

fact sheet -

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