Category Archives: Parent Council

Our New Extension and the Construction Project

Paul the BuilderDuring Assembly today Paul and the hard working team from Clarke Construction and East Lothian Council visited to share the progress of our extension which will provide two fantastic new classrooms. Paul used a great presentation to help us learn about construction sites and the variety of tools and jobs found there.
This also encouraged us to think about our Health and Wellbeing, as although we know building sites are very interesting; Paul taught us how dangerous they can be. We all learned that we should never
enter a building site to look or play.
It is great that we can safely watch the progress of our new extension from our community and playground and look forward to it all being ready in August!
A big thank you to Paul and the team!
Mrs Fairbairn 🙂

Help design a new town centre for Tranent – Friday 27th March

As you will no doubt be aware by now the Town Centre Charrette for Tranent is taking place this week – an opportunity for the community as a whole to help develop a masterplan for the centre of the town that will meet their needs and help revitalise the town centre for the benefit of the whole community.

There are a number of different sessions arranged over the coming week where people can find out more and get involved in the designs – but there is one in particular that has been timed for this Friday –   around the end of the school day to give people and families a chance to drop in on the process while they are already out and about, see what has been discussed so far and give their input and ideas.

Come along to:

The Open Design Studio – Friday 27th from 12-2:30pm in the main hall at Ross High School

More details about the rest of the sessions and how else people can get involved can be found at:

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P4K and Cadie Capers: Tales of Auld Reekie and New Toon

On Monday P4K set off on an adventure into Edinburgh. We arrived early in the day at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile. There we met storytellers Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol. Ron and Fergus then took the class on a fun-filled storytelling trip to the Old and New Towns of late 1700s Edinburgh. We met the Highland Cadies Roddy and Rory MacStory and other Old and New Town inhabitants including a rapping Deacon Brodie!

We set off from the Storytelling Centre and were intiated as C.I.Ts (Cadies in Training). Roddy and Rory then took us all on an adventure around the Old Town and the New, telling us funny tales of Old Edinburgh. Our day out included being part of a cockerel fight and taking part in Deacon Brodie’s trial…… The tour was completed down at the bottom of the Mound, where Roddy and Rory showed us around the 3D map beside the National Gallery.

It was a fun filled day and after lunch, having completed our tasks, we were awarded new titles – C.A.Ts (Cadies at Task). After that half of the class visited the Museum of Childhood, to see toys from long ago… others needed to run around a little and enjoyed a game of Hide and Seek in a small park off the Royal Mile.

A great day was had by one and all.

Sanderson’s Wynd Storyline Finale

Pupils and staff have been busily working away over the last few weeks to take on the challenge set by the Keeper of the Stories and the Keeper of the Keys. Castles disappeared and have been rebuilt. Fairy tales were taken and have now been rewritten.

Please come along to see all our hard work.

Date: Thursday 10th February
Place: Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School
Time: 1.45pm to 2.45pm

We look forward to seeing you. Please click on the draft below to see the unedited version of our invitation.
Finale Invite

P4K visit Craigmillar Castle

Primary 4K enjoyed a fabulous visit to Craigmillar Castle yesterday. We were greeted by Primary 7 pupils from Castleview Primary School dressed in medieval costumes. The pupils had taken on the roles of the Preston family who lived in the castle from 1374 until 1660 when it was sold to a wealthy Edinburgh family, the Gilmours. The class learned about the structure, positioning of the castle and the uses of the different rooms in the castle as part of their developing storyline on Fantasy Castles.