Category Archives: Nursery

ICT Co-ordinators first meeting.

Hello! We are the ICT co-ordinators.

Primary 1 – Harris and Ava

Primary 2 – Eevayne and Finlay Coyle

Primary 3 – Daniel and Leigh

Primary 4 – Chloe and Aiden

Primary 5 – Reece and Sam

Primary 6 – Lewis and Cameron

Primary 7 – Ronan, Amy, Courtney and Tyler.

Our job is:

1. Teach people in our class how to use the site.

2. To make the website more interactive and up to date.

3. To teach you all how to write a post.

Family Mass Dates and Celebration of Rites 2013-2014

Dates for your diary! These masses are for everyone! During each of the masses there will be a Celebration Rite for the children in P.3 who are receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation or the children in P.4 who are receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion in 2014. Come along and help us to celebrate together as a parish. Everyone is welcome!

CELEBRATION

DATE

 

P.3

Signing with the Cross

 

27th October

 

9.30 a.m. mass

P.4

The Rite of Enrolment

 

17th November

 

9.30 a.m. mass

P.4

The Rite of the Presentation of

the Gospels

 

15th December

 

9.30 a.m. mass

P.3

The Rite of Illumination

 

12th January

 

9.30 a.m. mass

P.4

The Rite of the Presentation of

the Creed

 

9th March

 

9.30 a.m. mass

P.3

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

19th March

(Wednesday)

 

7.00 p.m.

P.4

The Rite of the Presentation of the

Our Father

 

30th March

 

9.30 a.m. mass

P.4

The Sacraments of Confirmation and

First Holy Communion

 

8th June

Pentecost Sunday

 

9.30 a.m. mass

 

 

 

Celebration Sunday

A parish mass to celebrate with everyone

who has received sacraments (including Baptism).

 

 

31st August

 

 

 

9.30 a.m. mass

HELP THE GARDENING CLUB – COLLECT THE ‘LET’S GROW’ VOUCHERS FROM MORRISONS

Morrisons Let's Grow

Dear Parents/ Guardians/ Grandparents/ Aunties/ Uncles/ Friends,

We have registered to take part in this promotion. Please send any vouchers you manage to collect into school with the pupils or hand them into the school office. This is the third year that we have taken part in this and we have managed to get various items  for the pupils to use in the garden e.g. trowels, gloves, seeds etc. It would be great if we could add to our collection this year. Please ask your friends/ work colleagues to help us too! Every voucher counts!!!!

Welcome Back!!

Welcome Back St Martin’s!

It has been fantastic seeing you all back bright and breezy to start the new term.

This year we will be using the website to keep you and your families updated about what you are learning in your classes, what we are learning about as a school and teachers will also be posting homework onto the website for you to access.

Enjoy your weekend and we shall see you on Monday morning for a full week!

 

 

 

 

Fiona O’Donnell wrote about her visit to our Water Aid Showcase on her website.

Fiona O’Donnell MP joined children from St Martin’s RC Primary School at their Water Aid Showcase last week, to learn more about the project the whole school has been working on.

Ms O’Donnell was shown the wonderful work that the school and the nursery have been doing on the activities around the world undertaken by the international development charity Water Aid.

Each class in the school has been learning about a specific country and the work that Water Aid does there.  The MP was taken to each classroom where the children told her what they had learned about countries such as Nigeria, India, Ghana and Malawi.

The school also held a Macmillan Coffee morning in the dining hall, with Fairtrade tea and coffee sourced by P2 pupils.  There was also some art work on sale in each of the classrooms and all of the money collected will be donated to Water Aid.

Speaking after her visit, Fiona O’Donnell MP said:

“I want to thank all the pupils and staff at St Martin’s for inviting me to come and see their Water Aid showcase.  It was clear they had put a huge amount of effort into the project and had been very creative in the way they displayed what they had learnt about Water Aid’s work. But it was also obvious that they had taken on board the important message about the vital need to increase access to clean water and sanitation in many parts of the world.

“Time and time again, schools in East Lothian are leading the way when it comes to education about development issues and taking practical action to help people in need in other countries.  Giving children and young people the opportunity to learn about these issues and the problems their peers in developing nations experience, is really valuable and gives them much to think about.”

Readathon 2013 Success!

Congratulations to all pupils who took part in the Readathon 2013 this year. You have raised a whopping £335.00.

The money raised will help:

CLIC Sargent: CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, providing care and support for them and their families from diagnosis, during treatment and beyond.

 

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity: This charity was set up by Roald Dahl’s widow in 1990. It specialises in helping children with serious neurological or blood conditions, providing children’s nurses, equipment, carers and toys, working with hospitals and care organisations or directly with patients.

 

ReadWell:  Reading and storytelling make life better for seriously ill children in hospital.  Yet very often these children don’t have access to age-appropriate, good quality books which are germ-free enough to be on the wards. This is why, in 2010, we set up ReadWell, to provide books and storytellers for children in hospital.

WELL DONE St MARTIN’S!

 

RWInc Supporting books

Alongside the books that the children are getting experiences of through RWInc and Accelerated Reader there are certain authors and novels that pupils should also be experiencing throughout their primary years.

We are making a plea to all children and parents for any spare copies of the following books to be handed into the school and shared between classes. These books will support the books within RWInc and give the pupils another context in which to apply their reading skills.

Please find attached the list of books.

Stories for Storytime 

Thank you