Ross Rocks Reading

S.O.A.R at St Martins

March 28th, 2015 by

St Martins RC Primary pupils have been taking part in S.O.A.R flash mob reads in the playground. With this beautiful sunny weather what better way to spend in than reading outdoors in our sensory garden and playground. Check out these photos showing you how much fun we have been having.
P6 – Just finished reading ‘BIG GAME’ by Dan Smith. Now reading ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams

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Exploring a New Library

March 15th, 2015 by

After helping to raise the Commonwealth flag over the Townhouse in Haddington last Monday, Primary 4 pupils from Sanderson’s Wynd were excited to explore the children’s section of the Haddington library. Thank you to the wonderful librarians who welcomed a whole class at very short notice!

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Ross High World Book Day 2015

March 5th, 2015 by

World-Book-DayAs has become tradition at Ross High, the English department have been busy creating colourful and imaginative costumes of famous literary characters to celebrate World Book Day 2015.

Can you guess who’s who?

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Welcome to the World of Norm- Jonathan Meres visits Primary 4s!

March 4th, 2015 by

World of Norm author Jonathan Meres visited Sanderson’s Wynd Primary today for an energetic talk to Primary 4s from all over the Ross High Cluster. The exciting event was part of Ross Rocks Reading and was attendend by 225 pupils from 7 primary schools, including Saltoun, Humbie, Pencaitland, Macmerry, Windygoul, St. Martin’s and Sanderson’s Wynd.

After entertaining pupils with his rich sense of humour, Jonathan introduced Norm to pupils, emphasizing that he’s a character they can relate to. He also read  a funny chapter (which he likes to call Chapter 12) from his latest book, The World of Norm: Must Be Washed Separately.

Pupils were able to ask Jonathan questions about being an author before finally having their books signed by him.

Many pupils left comments on our message board for Jonathan after the event. You can find a selection of them below:

You gave me more inspiration to read! ~Lennon

Keep writing the World of Norm books because I really enjoy reading them!  John M.

Now I’m going to read all of your books. ~ Sean

I can’t wait to read one of your books! Thank you so much. Lauren

You made me more enthusiastic to read the World of Norm. ~Ben

Well done, Jonny. You are my favourite author in the whole world! Sharon

You are sometimes really hilarious (and maybe a little bit rude)! ~Zoe

You are the first author I have ever met and you’re really funny! Leanna

You’re cool and I love your books! Beth

You and your books are really funny! Thank you for coming. Ishbel

 

If you would like to learn more about Jonathan Meres and his books, check out his website here:

http://www.jonathanmeres.com/

Happy reading!

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The Chinese Zodiac Story

February 23rd, 2015 by

The pupils in Primary 6 at St Martin’s primary found a story in their Ross Rocks Reading swap shop. The story was about Chinese New Year. They wanted to find out more about the ancient legend and the Zodiac race. Today, they retold the story through the use of shadow puppets. They chose a character from the story to make. They made a cat, a dog, a dragon, the Jade Emperor, the ox and the sheep. They used the whiteboard to create the shadows and make their characters come to life.
It’s amazing what books you can find in the Ross Rocks Reading boxes! If it wasn’t for someone donating that book we wouldn’t have learned what we did today!

Keep donating those books so that we can create more exciting learning experiences!

The Jade Emperor, the dog and the dragon taking part in the animal race.

The Jade Emperor, the dog and the dragon taking part in the animal race.

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Recycled Reading Christmas Trees

December 14th, 2014 by

Primary 7s at Macmerry have been busy creating beautiful Christmas decorations out of books that are no longer readable. Have a look at their fabulous results here:

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RRR Book Lending Stations

December 14th, 2014 by

Book lending stations have appeared in several locations throughout the Ross Cluster now. In Macmerry you can borrow and exchange books at the Butcher’s. There is another lending station at the Winton Arms in Pencaitland. In Tranent there are lending stations at Bissett and Steedman, the library, Meadowmill Sports Centre and Recharge. We are very grateful to all of these businesses and groups for supporting our reading initiative!

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Macmerry P7s setting up their lending library at the local butcher’s

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Tranent Primary Schools Book Review Competition

November 23rd, 2014 by

To mark Book Week Scotland all pupils in St. Martin’s, Windygoul and Sanderson’s Wynd primaries  are invited to submit a book review on any book that they have read and would recommend to others. The review can take any format and is a good opportunity to get creative! All entries are due to your school by Monday, December 1st. Winners will be announced by the 8th of December. There are 3 book tokens to be won for winners in P1-2, P3-5 and P6-7, so get writing!

There were some very impressive entries.

Winners from the Book Review competition were:

P1-P2 Category:

P3-P5 Category: Sophie Scott from Sanderson’s Wynd Primary

P6-P7 Category: Gerda Dlugbarskaite from St. Martin’s Primary School

The winners each received a  £10 National book token. Bobby Duncan in P4E at Sanderson’s Wynd also received special recognition for his character book review. Well done to everyone who took part!

A selection of Primary 7 book reviews are on display at the Tranent Library until January.

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The Book You Write: Earth, Wind and Fire

November 19th, 2014 by

There is an amazing story that is being written with the help of pupils in the Ross High Cluster. Primary 4P at Sanderson’s Wynd love the story so far! The first two chapters can be found here: http://thebookyouwrite.blogspot.co.uk/

The Book You Write

Check out the story and submit your ideas before the 30th of November to see if they are included in Chapter 3!

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Ross Rocks Reading at Sanderson’s Wynd

November 12th, 2014 by

To take part in our Ross Rocks Reading challenge pupils have been set the task of reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day at least 3 days a week. Last week many of our pupils completed their fifth week of reading and were looking forward to receiving their lanyards at today’s assembly. We were delighted to present lanyards to 72 of our pupils from P1 to P7 today. We are looking forward to awarding many more in the weeks to come. Keep reading!

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