Ross Rocks Reading Author Visit

Dan SmithWe are gearing up for author, Dan Smith’s visit to Sanderson’s Wynd Primary on Wednesday 24th September.  He will be talking to our P6 and P7 pupils and pupils from Pencaitland, Elphinstone and Ormiston have been invited too.  School is currently taking pre-orders for his latest book – My Brother’s Secret for £6 and Dan will be signing his books on the day.

We will post more pictures and information of the event soon after.  For more information click the link below:


Accelerated Reader

Pupils in Primary 4 to Primary 7 have begun using the Accelerated Reader programme to encourage the practice of reading daily. An informational leaflet will be sent home this week to help explain the programme and answer any questions you may have about it.

It is possible through the use of A.R. to keep track of the number of books we read as a school and even the number of words we read! We have found that children enjoy knowing how many books and words they are reading.

We have set pupils a challenge to read 10 million words in P4-7 before the October break. During the first three full weeks of this session, pupils have read an amazing total of 3,136,210 words! That is a total 408 books.

Will they manage 7 million more before the October break? Check back here to find out.

Update from Tuesday, 16.9.2014:

3, 891, 644 words read

455 books read

SWPS at Ross Rocks Reading

Ross Rocks Reading Launch

Last Tuesday Primary 4P was delighted to represent Sanderson’s Wynd at the primary launch of Ross Rocks Reading. The event, which took place at Ross High, was filmed and streamed live into classrooms across East Lothian. There were presentations on a range of favourite books from Eion Colfer’s The Legend of Spud Murphy to Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

SWPS at Ross Rocks Reading

Primary 4P gave  a presentation about The BFG, by Roald Dahl, which is being read by all of Primary 4 just now. They presented an acrostic poem, showed a book trailer and read a book review, written by Ben and Fergus.

Sanderson’s Wynd will be hosting a whole school Ross Rocks Reading launch very soon. We will be looking for parents, carers and other community members who would like to share their love of reading with us so check back here for details on how to get involved or email Mrs Pearce at if you would like to help out.

You can find out more about Ross Rocks Reading here on the blog or on Facebook at the Ross Rocks Reading community page or follow onTwitter @rossrocksread .



P2M have made a great start to the new school year. Six children from P1/2 have joined the children from P1I to make a new class.We have been busy deciding on our rights and responsibilities for our class charter and thinking about what we already know and what we want to find out about our topic ‘Senses’ which starts next week.

The class much enjoyed their first P.E. session with Ms. Imrie, the P.E. specialist, who will be taking them for P.E on Thursdays.

Congratulations to Jake Nisbet, who is our first star of the week.  :0)

Nursery news….

We have had a fantastic start to our nursery year.  Our morning children have clearly missed being at nursery over the summer and have managed our new routine very well – sometimes keeping their teachers right! Our new boys and girls have settled beautifully and we hope they are having as much fun as we are! We have been learning about harvest and farming in the morning session and would like to thank Matthew who brought in photographs of his Grandpa’s farm and a lovely farming DVD. The afternoon children are enjoying learning our routines and exploring our nursery and garden.

The Nursery Team


P5t have made a good, settled start to the new school year. We are pleased to welcome Adam and Wiktoria to the class.
Thank you to parents and carers for ensuring that everyone is in dress code with  indoor shoes.
The class have PE on Monday morning with Miss Imrie, our specialist. They will need their PE kit – shorts, top and gym shoes for the lesson.

Welcome back!

It has been a very quick first week and we’ve had a fantastic kick start to session 2014-15. Lots of exciting things are planned for the coming term so keep watching this space for more information.

A reminder of start and finish times:
P1 and P2 – 8.55 – 2.50 (Mon – Thurs) and 8.55 – 12.00 (Fri)
P3 to P7 – 8.55 to 3.20 (Mon – Thurs) and 8.55 to 12.30 (Fri)

P1/2 and P4M Buddy Party

Today we all dressed up for our buddy party. Some of us were in our jammies, some of us were in our party outfits and some of us had costumes on. We swapped cards we had made for our buddies then  played with the wet playtime games, before having juice, crisps and sweeties or chocolate.

We have had great fun with our buddies on Fridays. We will miss each other but look forward to meeting our new buddies next year.

P1/2 and P4M Buddy Party



This week in P4M….

On Monday we went to Hirsel farm in Coldstream. We made pizza but they were healthy and we looked round the farm. We saw highland cows and learned about where our food comes from. It was really fun. On Tuesday we made cards for our buddies to say thank you for being a good buddy then we went to music we played the ukulele.  After lunch Miss Waddell came to take us for a little while. On Wednesday we had assembly WELL DONE to Fallon for being star of the week. On Thursday we played rounders for our secret student reward and later we were watching Miss Robertson playing netball, her team came second. At P.E we played netball because we wanted to learn how to play. On Friday we had a party for the last week of buddies. We all dressed up and we played games and had a picnic on the carpet. Miss Robertson has told us we can teach a lesson to the class next week on something we have learned this year – we are not allowed to give red cards though!

Written by Kaare and Abi.

Hello to P1L

I am very sad to be saying goodbye to Primary 1F but wish them lots of luck and learning in Primary!
I had a lovely time meeting the children and parents of P1L and am excited to welcome them all in to Primary 1 in August!

Have a lovely last week and a super Summer everyone!

Miss Mackenzie

A Path to the Future