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P4 Tranent Cluster ‘Olympic Festival’

As part of National School Sport Week, Sanderson’s Wynd Primary school hosted a P4 Tranent Cluster ‘Olympic Festival’ on 7th June. Pupils from the cluster primaries were split into 18 countries for the afternoon, which began with a large outdoor picnic on the grass. This fun event kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony in the sun, where countries waving their flags were piped into the ‘stadium’ by parent, Grant Walker. Children participated in 9 events, including a paralympic sport, ranging from boccia, basketball and 100m sprint to hockey, hammerthrow and the luge! Luckily, the good weather held out throughout the afternoon. There was a lovely atmosphere as pupils from 7 primaries mixed and competed against a different country at each event. At the closing ceremony, the winning countries were awarded their medals on the podium, by local sporting heroes. Romania received Bronze, Switzerland took Silver and ??Cuba were awarded the Gold medals. Thank you to Lesley  and Adam(from Active Schools) and all staff, parents and volunteers who helped to make this cluster event such a huge success. Now for 2012! 

Lost Landscapes Art Project

Since March the Senior Class, along with some buddies from P6 and P7, has been working alongside artist in residence, Juliana Capes.  During six sessions with Juliana we worked hard to produce the wonderful installation which is now on display in the front window at The Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington.

We worked with lots of different materials, clay, feathers, leaves, willow, soil, sand and sugar!  We made our own paper and decorated cellophane.

You can see the process we worked through here.

The exhitbition runs until Saturday, 4th June.  We’re very proud of our work so please take a look if you’re in Haddington and tell us what you think!

P4 Cluster Book Event

Following the successful ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ feast, organised by Saltoun pupils in January, it was the turn of Sanderson’s Wynd Primary, on March 16th, to host another book party for P3 and P4 pupils in the Tranent cluster. The highlight of the afternoon was meeting Aileen Paterson, author of the popular ‘Maisie the Cat’ books, who read her stories and talked to pupils of her experiences as a writer. As well as having the chance to mix with other schools, children participated in a fun-filled afternoon, with activities ranging from decorating and icing a ‘Maisie’ biscuit to finding out more Tranent Library from Marjorie and her companion ‘Lennox the Lion’.

Each month, cluster book ambassadors write a newsletter on their class literacy activities and send this to other primaries in the cluster.

Jack and the Giant e-book

Earlier this week Primary 2P felt very excited because we received  a present from a famous author, Stephen Leather. He  sent a nice letter congratulating us on our e-book, Jack and the Giant, which we wrote together as a class at the end of our Jack and the Giant storyline.  He kindly gave us an autographed copy of his book and a cheque for Save the Children to help in our fund-raising efforts.  Jack and the Giant is for sale on Amazon here  For more information about what we have been learning please have a look at our class blog here . Our class voted to donate all our profits from the book  to Save the Children to help poor children like Jack all over the world.

The Keeper of Keys is Revealed!

You gather together in this great hall,

As Keeper of Keys, I greet you all.

You reached the end of adventure trail,

You’ve met your tasks. You did not fail.

As Keeper of Keys, I’m proud of you!

You built your castles and more, it’s true.

Each one is different with its own look,

Your learning came from more than a book.

You pulled together and worked as a team

To create a wonderful fantasy theme.

You solved the puzzles and broke the spell

And restored the keys and made things well.

Ideas, suggestions and creative thought

Young minds like yours can achieve a lot.

And all along, I think you knew

The magic that happened was within you!

Welcome to Dino World

  Primary 2P have been working really hard to create our own dinosaur and fossil museum. Sarah Cowie from East Lothian Museums came to help us learn about museums. We made a plan for our museum, gathered artefacts to exhibit and set up our displays. We made posters to advertise our museum and invited parents and other classes to visit us. We each had a role to play from museum curator to palaeontologist to cafe staff. We had a good turn out for our opening which delighted the class! Our visitors were impressed with all the children’s hard work!