Category Archives: Events

St Martin’s ‘Treasure Island’ Success

Well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. . . What a fantastic show you all out on at the end of the Easter Term.

The Charades Theatre Company have been in touch and they have written a BLOG and added photographs to their website on the amazing show that YOU all produced. Click on the link below to see what the Charades Company though of your performances ūüôā


Muirpark Art Project

This afternoon P5 worked with artist David Wilson to begin developing some art work which will be incorporated into Muirpark,¬†the park¬†behind the Steading View housing development in Tranent. It is sounding very exciting and very much captures Tranent’s past and present. I cannot wait to continue working on this project with David after Easter. Watch out for more information on the work P5 are completing for this project.

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

Reading Curriculum Evening Success!!


Wow! What a fantastic evening we had last night at the ‘Reading Open Evening’ and the Nursery and P1 ‘Reading afternoon’ today for parents and pupils.

Pupils and parents took part in reading lessons in the classrooms focusing on the skills of reading and then we gathered in the gym hall for a Pirate writing session.

The stories that were being planned and created were amazing. Fantastical characters, interesting plots and an array of pirate pictures and illustrations. One thing was clear and that was that we have some authors and illustrators in the making!

Thank you to all who came along to support our little publishers and for those who took part in and organsied the raffle and the book swap.

Here are a few of the photographs from the evening and afternoon sessions.


St. Martin’s Open Evening – Tuesday 5th March 2013

Open Evening March 2013

Please try to come along and support the school in helping your child learn to read and look deeper into texts by focusing on reading skills that they will be able to use everyday in all areas of the curriculum.

Please see attched letter for more information.

Kind Regards

Mrs McDonald

World Book Day – Thursday 7th March

Next Thursday, the 7th March, is World Book Day and we will be completing different activities for this throughout the week leading up to this day in all the classes in the school. For this I would like everyone in P5 to share a little information about their favourite book or series of books. It only has to last a couple of minutes and all you need to do is follow this criteria:

  • Name of the book, author and illustrator
  • Is it fiction or non-fiction and is it a fairy tale, historical fiction, biography, fantasy etc.
  • What the book is about
  • What is your favourite part and why
  • Why is it you favourite book
  • Why would you recommend it to others

We will be sharing next week (week beginning 4th March) and I will explain more in class tomorrow.

Health Week – Fitness and Careers

In Primary 5 this week we have been taking part in a lot of different activities to keep us fit and active. We have tried new things and I have been impressed at how enthusiastic everyone has been to take part. We have been earning house points as well for our effort and behaviour.

We have also been looking into careers. We spent time using the website to find out more about the different jobs we would like to have when we are older and what is required for us to be able to take up these jobs. I was impressed that so many people already have a good idea about what they want to be when they are older. It looks like we have the next generation of vets, doctors, footballers, authors and comedians in our class.