Macmerry P7 pupil wins the Cluster Spelling Bee!

Last week the some of the P6 and P7 primary schools in the Tranent cluster took part in a Spelling Bee competition.  After passing two difficult tests on the 100 most commonly misspelt words in their classes, 19 pupils from the cluster went through to the final.  Here are some photos of our fantastic P7 Macmerry finalists and eventual winner and runner up!  Well done to you all.   The words were really tricky….can you spell silhouette without looking?!






Parent Involvement Survey

East Lothian Association of Parent Council Members,  would like to share a link to the Parental Involvement Survey which has now been finalised.        They would like to extend  thanks to the parents who have assisted  in compiling this survey.

The survey will also  appear on  East Lothian Council’s Consultation Hub;, and will be promoted via the Council’s social media sites in order to reach as many parents/carers as possible.
Once the results have been collated, they will provide the following information to all Schools and Parent Councils;
·         Individual School results
·         Cluster results
·         Authority wide results
The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 15th June.

Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week begins next week on Tuesday 19th May until Friday 22nd.

Get involved in Happy Shoesday on Tuesday 19th May. This Walk to School Week, Living Streets are encouraging schools all over the UK to take part in Happy Shoesday. A day dedicated to wearing the shoes that make you the happiest – shiny, decorated, red, cartoon, gorilla feet… whatever brings that smile on the walk to school.

We’re all hoping for a warm, bright Happy Shoesday, so on Tuesday morning, all classes will be invited to join in a school conga around the playground to show off the shoes that make them the happiest. Let’s have fun walking!

We look forward to seeing everyone at either of the two meeting points at 8.30am  to walk to school with family and friends.

Meeting Points: Macmerry Bowling Club Capark or McIntyre Lane

We like to move it, move it!

In Primary 2 we have been learning a jungle dance to the song ‘I like to move it’ from the film Madagascar. We have worked really hard to include lots of different moves. Can you spot all of the different elephants, monkeys, snakes and tigers? We hope you enjoy our dance as much as we enjoy performing it!

Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights in P7

P7 have been increasing their knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and the articles of the United Nations Conventions on the Right’s of a Child.  In groups, they matched up the articles to SHANARRI health and well-being indicators that they are already  familiar with: safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, responsible, respected and included.  There was a lot of great debate and discussion and there were no right answers.

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P7 are being encouraged to take part in their own Manic Monday Mathletics! If you log in to Mathletics at 7pm on Monday and choose the class challenge button, you should be able to find some of your class mates to play against!   There is also a school challenge button…..perhaps some children in other year groups will log in to our “Manic Monday Mathletics” at 7pm for a live school challenge?

Good luck – I might log in and challenge you too!

Mrs Gentil


Aiming high at Macmerry!