World Book Day 2023

World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March

Dear Parent/Carers,

Book Swap

To celebrate World Book Day we are holding a Book Swap on Thursday 2nd March. Pupils are invited to bring in to school any unwanted books from home. Pupils will then have the opportunity to visit the Book Swap stall on Thursday to choose a new book to take home. Please can we ask that books are brought in to school by Monday 27th of February in order to allow teachers time to organise the Book Swap stall.

Stop, Drop and Read

Over the course of the day next Thursday, pupils will be invited to stop what they are doing and take out their book when they hear the ‘Stop, Drop and Read’ sound. Your child may wish to bring in their favourite book from home for this or they may choose to read their library book or AR book.

£1 Book tokens

 All pupils will receive a World Book Day book token to bring home next Thursday. These can be redeemed for a free World Book Day book at the following shops:

  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • Tesco
  • The Works
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith.

Thank you for your continued support .

Ashleigh Pitt

Principal Teacher





We have a few new clubs starting next week and would love for you to get involved.  Active Schools are welcoming back the Multisports clubs.  These will be held at St Martins and Sandersons Wynd and are welcome to all pupils from all schools.  This club will cover football, basketball, athletics and fitness.  Sign up is available here:

We are also delighted to announce the return of Gymnastics and Cheerleading at Sandersons Wynd.  Again, this is available to all schools and sign up can be found under each tab on the main page.

Finally, we have basketball for all ages at Ross High School, completely free.  This will be held on a Thursday night in the main games hall with Ryan.

Sign up for these clubs are available under their own tabs at:

Any queries, please do not hesitate to ask.


Michael Campbell

Active School Coordinator – Tranent Cluster

East Lothian Council | Ross High School | Tranent, East Lothian EH33 2EQ 

To View and book all Active Schools classes, visit:


Please see information below from Active schools –

We have successfully secured Ryan McKechnie for another block at Sandersons Wynd providing P1-3 and P4-7 clubs for pupils in Multisports access exposing all pupils to football, basketball, athletics and fitness on a Wednesday.  This club is £3.00 for the full 4 weeks costing less than 1 pound per session per child.

Sign up is available here

Further, Erin has returned and is providing Cheerleading and Gymnastics for P1-3 and P4-7 at Sandersons Wynd on a Friday.  This club is the standard £14.00 to £16.00 per block.

Sign up is available here:

Thank you very much in advance.


Michael Campbell

Active School Coordinator – Tranent Cluster

East Lothian Council | Ross High School | Tranent, East Lothian EH33 2EQ | Mob: 07976378469

To View and book all Active Schools classes, visit:

Rock Climbing is back!

Tranent Active Schools

Good Morning,


We are delighted to announce another run of Rock Climbing at Forester Park.  This will go live tonight at 6pm on a first come, first serve basis.


Even more exciting news is that we have Erin back in Tranent running Cheerleading and Gymnastics for all pupils, of all schools at Sandersons Wynd on a Friday.  This will also go live at 6pm.







Get in quickly so you do not miss out.  If your child receives Free School Meals, please ask for a promocode.


Thank you



Michael Campbell

Nursery – February Week 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you know Sanderson’s Wynd Nursery is open during the February week from Monday 13 – Friday 17 February 2023, when the schools are closed. During this time, your child will be able to attend on their usual days, either Monday/Tuesday/Friday or Wednesday/Thursday. Monday 20 February is an in-service day – school and nursery are closed to pupils. School and Nursery will resume as normal on Tuesday 21 February 2023.

If your child will not attend during the February week or to report an absence

Please use the link below to inform us if your child will not attend nursery during part or all of the February week by Wednesday 8 February 2023.

During the February week, normal attendance protocols are in place and you should report any absences. As the school office will be closed from 12pm on Friday 10 February until Tuesday 21 February 2023 and the school absence line will not be staffed during this time, please email in the first instance, or if this isn’t possible, telephone 07718662056 to report the absence.

If you haven’t informed us your child will not attend nursery during the period mentioned above and your child does not attend, a member of nursery attendance staff will contact you to find out the reason for absence. Please let us know in advance if your child will be absent.


Please ensure you have booked your child’s lunches in SchoolPay before Monday 13 February 2023, for days your child is attending. Friday 17 February 2023 is a Friday for the Monday/Tuesday group – please bear this in mind if you need to order a lunch for that day.

Questions or Queries

When schools are closed during holiday periods, our Centre Manger Danielle Sackree is the lead in our nursery setting. As always, the first point of contact is the nursery staff to support you with any initial questions or queries you may have, but if you need to speak to our Centre Manager, the nursery staff will put you in touch.

Drama Classes are coming to SWPS

Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School have been offered a block of drama classes from East Lothian Council’s Art Service. The classes will run afterschool for a 6 week block and are free to attend. The classes will play games and participate in activities with the aim of learning drama skills, building confidence talking in front of others and give students the opportunity to try something new. The tutor is employed and PVG checked by East Lothian Council.

Venue:                         Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School

Day:                             Tuesdays

Dates:                          February:         21, 28 March:             7, 14, 21, 28

Year groups:

 P2                    3.15-4pm

P3                    4-4.45pm

P4                    4.45-5.30pm

Cost:              FREE

Letters have gone home today with all P2-P4 children, please can consent forms be returned by 09/02/2023

Thank you.

Mrs Monro

A Path to the Future