All posts by Janis Macdonald


There’s a lot of reading going on in 5B. It’s wonderful when people are so keen to take AR quizzes.

We have some exciting news for May.

Brodie is now a word millionaire, having read 1 157 658 words so far in P5. Very well done Brodie.

Laura has been devouring books – sometimes she forgets to stop reading! She has a word count of ……… 2 289 968. Amazing!

Everyone’s  totals add up to 8 242 707 words read so far this session. Can we achieve 10 million?

Next week we will be beginning work on novel studies. Everyone can choose their favourite book. It could be a difficult choice for some of us!

Visit to John Muir’s Birthplace

As part of our work on the John Muir Award, 5B are visiting his birthplace in Dunbar on Thursday, 18th May. We will be leaving school at 9:15am and returning here by 1:00pm. The children will all need a packed lunch. School uniform should be worn please.

The afternoon of the 18th is our sports day. Sports kit should be in school ready for changing before going over to Neilson Park. It would be good for everyone to have a drink to take with them (water please).


Last term we were learning how to play golf. We had several lessons practising different types of golf swing. On Wednesday we walked over to Haddington Golf Club where our golf development officer, Kate, had set up a mini course for us. We had to try to play to par. This allowed us 3 strokes for each golf target. Kate had arranged the course on the practice ground. We had a lovely afternoon and really enjoyed the challenge of playing the game.

Everyone received information about further golf coaching. Golf is great fun and hopefully some members of our class will follow this up.

Thank you to Mrs Arnold – our coach, Kate Green, Mr Adamson, Mrs Clark, Mrs Horsburgh and Haddington Golf Club.