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Writing in Scots

We have been looking at Scots Language this week, and the class were asked to brainstorm in groups how many Scots words they could think of. Although they came up with some good suggestions, the children found it hard to think of many, but they discovered we sometimes use words which they didn’t realise were Scots. The children listened to the story of ‘Rumplestiltskin’ told entirely in Scots, and they understood it all!!
In our I.T this week, we used the website: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ to create a cartoon strip, then used an English to Scots translator, to convert our writing: http://www.whoohoo.co.uk/scottish-translator.asp
Here are the results……

Website club update

The Website Club by Jacob
The website club has made some major improvements to the St. Marys school website.
The website used to be dull and boring but now we have a new banner and an opening slide show.
We have all done sterling work in making this website a lot better.

So far 655 people from all around the world have viewed our website, including people from Japan, Peru and Malaysia.

On behalf of the website club I would like to thank all the people who have posted comments on our site.
We really appreciate it.
Reported by Jack Lemmon

Christmas at St Mary’s

The last few weeks have been very busy at St Mary’s. The hampers you kindly donated items to, have been delivered to nursing homes in Haddington. The children’s hampers this year were won by Charlie Smith, Hannah Hogg, Calum Rettie and Georgina Doctor.
Our Christmas concert at Knox Academy was a great success. The boys and girls did us proud as usual, their voices filling the large hall superbly.
We finished the term by holding our Christmas parties, a great way to round everything up.
We would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas time.