Golf Lessons

All P5 children will have the opportunity over the next few months to experience golf.

They will be receiving 6 firstclubgolf sessions during their curriculum PE.

firstclubgolf is delivered using modified equipment and covers the 3 basic shots.

Kate Green, the Junior Golf Development Officer, will visit for one session and set up a miniature golf course in the school playing fields.

This gives the children the opportunity to put the three basic shots together and play round of golf!

Kate will distribute information about continuing to learn to play golf by progressing on to clubgolf Stage 1 at a local golf club.

clubgolf Stage 1 is open to children aged 9 and above and only costs £2.50 per hour of coaching.

Equipment can be provided if needed.

All abilities are welcome and short coaching blocks are initially offered so that children can come along with their friends and give it a go.

In 2009 20% of P5 children in East Lothian choose to continue on to Stage 1 and 360 children were participating in the various levels of coaching.

Coaching is available in: Musselburgh, Haddington, Aberlady, Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar

Parent/Guardians/Golfers: We need your support. Please let me know if you would like to support Junior Golf as a helper or Volunteer coach.

If you would like to register your child’s interest in golf coaching or would like to offer your support please contact:

Kate Green, Junior Golf Development Officer, East Lothian Council
Tel: 01875 619071

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Mad Day

On Friday the 5th of Febuary Westbank held their music mad day. Mad day stands for Macmerry Ace Day.A mad day is when we gather in house groups to do 3 different  activities.The main activity was the jigsaw piece hunt then we went inside to the 3 activities those were learing to play guitar with Mrs Hogg and Mrs Lynn ,songs and rymes with Mrs Payne and music stories with Ms Murphy.Everyone was also allowed to dress-up too.The day was a great success and everyone enjoyed theirself 

By Megan and Emily

Fairytales and banana sandwiches!

Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Sandwiches

Primary 6 and 7 this week have been writing a fairytale. In their fairytale they were required to incorporate the following things:

A ten year old boy called Johnathan, who loved string; A girl called Bella, who always spoke her mind; An owl; a baddie, called Gordon and a banana sandwich…..

The children were focusing on setting the scene and developing the characters. The children will all be bringing their writing jotters home this weekend so their parents can all enjoy these creative stories!

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face……

The whole school have been celebrating Burns over the last two weeks on the build up to the school Burns Supper. All classes have been singing Scottish songs and learning new Scottish Country dances. All of the children in the school learnt a Scots poem and recited it infront of the school, they all did very well. In addition Primary 7 have been preparing to host the Burns Supper, we are very mush looking forward to an evening of singing, dancing, poetry recitation, and of course haggis!

P6/7 News

This week on Monday we started ‘Show and Tell’. In maths were are learning about addition and subtraction. On Tuesday we started Buddy Reading with the P1s and 2s again. We also wrote Scots poems using Roberts Burns’ ‘Address to a Toothache’ as inspiration. On Wednesday we made drawings inspired by Burns poetry for a competition. On Thursday in P.E. we are doing Gymnastics and we had our active maths stations that we moved around.

Ready, Respectful, Safe #macmerrypupilssucceed #bestyoucanbe #choosekindness