I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the snow ⛄️
I wanted to let everyone know that if you had a Talk and Tell session booked for Wednesday or Thursday of this week and have missed it due to the snow storm, that I will be in touch with you next week to rearrange your appointment. You will not miss out on your Talk and Tell time, it will just be at a different time.
Stay safe and warm and I shall see you next week.
In the Nursery cloakroom area you will find the children’s big learning book. Please feel free to have a look to see what the children are asking questions about and leave a little comment so that we can share this with the children.
We also welcome your suggestions for improvement and comments about what you like about our nursery. Please give us this feedback so that we are able to effect the change that you want to see happen.
Next to our big learning book we also have slips for you to fill in to either compliment or complain about an aspect of the service that we provide. You are our service users and we appreciate all the feedback that you are able to provide us with. There is an available box for you to post your responses. You can write your name on the comment/suggestion slip etc if you wish but if you would rather leave it anonymously then please do.
See you tonight at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ open evening.
Mrs McDonald and Ms Stewart
On Friday the 1st of May there was a presentation of the proposals emerging from the Tranent Town Centre Charrette. The display material is now on show at Tranent Library until the 15th May 2015. There is also a feedback survey available in the library which can be completed and returned at reception.
The exhibition is also available at https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/planning-for-tranent-town-centre-1 with a link to the on-line version of the feedback survey.
It would be great if you were able to help our community by taking part in the survey and popping in to the library to have a look.
Please find attached the ‘Attendance Matters: A parents guide. This document details the importance of your child attending school and the impact that absence from school can have on your child.
This week in Primary 6:
Dominic – I now know the ingredients to make 12 butterfly cakes.
Isla – I liked the S.O.A.R sessions and I have to read for 40 minutes without any electricity.
Reece – I LOVED the baking and the second that I got to the gate I showed the cake to mum and then I GOBBLED it up. The icing was amazing.
Brook – I enjoyed maths – cm and mm and it was fun. I can now measure mm successfully now.
Shannon – At ART we were making an art cake for The Great British Bake off.
Lucy – I now know how to measure in cm and mm successfully.
Kasi – I earned a bronze certificate in mathletics and I just need 1 more to get a silver.
Hannah – We completed the test for the CLUSTER SPELLING BEE and we are waiting for the results of who is going.
Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils are being given the opportunity to voice their ideas and opinions at creative workshops being held in St Martin’s Primary School on Thursday the 19th of March. These ideas and opinions will be included in the project lead by East Lothian Council and a specialist design team comprising of Kevin Murray Associates, Willie Miller Urban Design, icecream architecture and Peter Brett Associates. These companies have worked many times together, producing plans and designs that have been embraced by communities across Scotland.
If you have any ideas for the NEW TRANENT TOWN CENTRE then please speak to P6 and P7 or drop us a comment on this post and we will share it with the design team when they visit the school.
Please click on the link below to find our more about the plans for Tranent town centre.
Design NEW town centre for TRANENT
In aid of Comic Relief we will be raising money in St Martin’s this Friday the 13th of March. This day marks RED NOSE DAY. A day to raise money and give relief to those who need it most.
In school we are having a dress down in red day and all staff, parents and pupils are invited to bring in £1 as a donation to help this fantastic cause. If you wish to give more than £1, then please do.
We look forward to seeing your red costumes on Friday but for now take a moment to take part in this interactive video explaining why we are raising money for Comic Relief. You will explore the life of a young girl called Ngosa and travel to Kitwe in Zambia to learn more about her.
Check out the fundraising events that have been planned by our Parent Council. Come along and support the school amd the children at these events.
Children’s University and Queen Margaret University are running a 4 week programme of Friday afternoon activities for you to take part in. This will allow you to gain 8 hours of learning credits. Please read the attached document for more information about the fabulous courses available to you.
Week 1 – 6th March – The Human Body and What We Eat/Studying and Working with Food.
Week 2 – 13th March – Taste Time/Read, Steady, Cook
Week 3 – 20th March – Fat Attack/ Studying and Working in Health
Week 4 – 27th March – An Insight into University
March 2015 Programme
Remember keep adding those hours to your passports and your e-passports at E-passport login
We are adding learning activities and learning destinations all of the time. Adam Martin will be adding more Active Schools activities over the coming days so that you can keep an accurate log of what you are taking part it. This is essential as we have Graduations to look forward to this year. Is it going to be you??
Our school has been entered into a St Andrews day lunch competition on Wednesday. The pupil council and Eco committee have organised the lunch and the whole school have decorated the dining hall with lots of Scottish artwork. We look forward to finding out the result of the competition.
The lunch menu on Wednesday will be as follows:
Steak Pie OR
with swede, green beans and mash potato
“Cloutie” dumpling and custard or
pancakes and shortbread.