Category Archives: St. Martin’s Church, Tranent

Pope Francis Faith Award

Today, Primary 6 were learning about a gift of the Holy Spirit – KNOWLEDGE. We had an in-depth discussion about our roots and who helps us gain knowledge, how we grow in that knowledge and how we serve our friends, family, school and parish is sharing and serving that knowledge. We have all identified how we wish to serve others and what seeds of knowledge we would like to SOW. Father Jim joined us in the classroom to and will be joining some of our pupils again as they would like to gain knowledge about his role in the community. Here is an example of 2 of our ‘TREES OF KNOWLEDGE’

P6 – ‘What stuck with me this week?’

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.

Help us design a NEW town centre!

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.

Many thanks.
Please click on the link below to find our more about the plans for Tranent town centre.

Design NEW town centre for TRANENT

Red Nose Day

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.

Ngosa’s Story

Changes to the website

As you will see we have been making some changes to our website in order to make it more accessible for more people. This site is now mobile and hand held device friendly and should be easier to access from your laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone.
We are constantly thriving to keep everyone up to date with the events, dates and learning that is happening in the school and our website is now being used by more people than ever!

Please feel free to add a comment or give us some feedback via the website on the accessibility of the changes that have been made.

As you will see, we will be choosing 3 feature posts each week to highlight the learning throughout the school. All class and committee posts will remain on the homepage.
In the front tab you will see we now have a CHILDREN’S ZONE, PARENT ZONE, HOMEWORK ZONE and TEACHERS ZONE. Within these areas you can access a variety of drop down menus. Please browse through them to familiarise yourself with the content. All parent information regarding school policies and improvement plans are held within the PARENT ZONE.
We have also added a ‘PAY FOR IT’ link that will take you straight to the website to pay for school lunches.

We hope these changes help you keep up to date with school events and your child’s learning within school. As always, please feel free to get in touch via the website with further suggestions and ideas.

Many thanks,

Fiona Hayes.

Educational attainment gaps in schools – Parent Survey

The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee is undertaking work on the educational attainment gap in schools. The Committee is keen to include as many people as possible in its work.

One of the things the Committee wants to consider is how parents (including guardians) and schools can best work together to raise all pupil’s attainment. The Committe has set up a short survey on this matter which will help to inform an evidence session due to take place later in the year.

The survey is aimed at parents and guardians who currently have children in Scottish schools and will run until the 7th March 2015.
Please click on the link below to take part in the survey.