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P1 enjoy autumn inspired art and crafts

All of our P1 classes have had fun using various media to create some lovely autumnal art.

Apologises to primary 1C parents as your children may have got a little paint on their uniforms today, but I promise some lovely work will be coming home to make it up to you ūüôā

Thanks to Ellie’s Mum- ¬†Sarah, who came in to help us with our art lesson today.

We listened to some classical music about the seasons and learned about what happens to trees and animals at this time of year.


well done P1C

Blythswood Shoeboxes

Dear Parents/Carers

Blythswood Shoeboxes

Here is a link to a lovely piece of film which shows children opening their shoeboxes, The children have watched this video in class to encourage them to see what a difference their shoeboxes will make. The final day for handing in is Weds 1st November. This years list is below.

List for Boxes






Pablo, with ASD, on New CBeebies Show

A new Cbeebies show where the main character has ASD.  There are also games on the Cbeebies website.


The new CBeebies and RT√ČJr series is the first animated TV series to star an autistic character and the first TV programme with an all-autistic core cast.Magic crayons, animated friends and a wonderful imagination… these are the tools that five and a half year-old Pablo uses to turn life‚Äôs little challenges into big adventures.

The animation, produced by Paper Owl Films, sees the smart, funny and creative Pablo draw imaginary animal friends which come to life to help him handle situations which make him feel anxious, such as going for a haircut or to the supermarket. Pablo is on the autism spectrum. Continue reading Pablo, with ASD, on New CBeebies Show

John Muir Library

Dear Parents

As you will be aware we have  wonderful Libraries in both Campuses. This year we are targeting on further improving the Library in the John Muir Campus. As part of this improvement no books will be issued to children this week or next week as we will be undertaking a full stocktake of the books in the Library. If you could have a quick look at home to see if you have any unreturned books for the Library we would be grateful.

We will keep you updated about further improvements as they happen.

A MacRury


Harvest Assembly Food Collection



Dear Parents and Carers,

Harvest Assembly and Collection for Dunbar Foodbanks

We will be holding our Harvest Collection and Assembly on Friday 13th October.

This is a very special assembly where we think about all the wonderful foods that we grow and enjoy both locally and around the world.

It is also an opportunity to think about others who may not, for lots of reasons, have enough food to feed themselves and their families. We can all help in a small way by donating a food item to Dunbar Basics Bank. The children are encouraged to bring in an item to our assembly.

Please find on the back of this letter a ‚Äėshopping list‚Äô of items that the Basics Bank would love to receive.

Thanks so much for your support.

Joanne Legge

Depute Head Teacher


Tinned Chilli Con Carne, Tinned Mince, Tinned Chicken Curry, Tinned Chicken in White Sauce,  Tinned Stew,  Tinned Pies,  Tinned Fish,  Tinned Soups,  Tinned Ravioli, Tinned Spaghetti,  Tinned Spaghetti Bolognese,  Tinned Macaroni Cheese,  Tinned Baked Beans with Sausages, Tinned Hot Dogs, Tinned Meatballs, Tinned Haggis, Tinned Fruit,  Tinned Custard, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tinned Potatoes, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Beans, Tinned Ham, Jars of pasta/curry sauce, Breakfast Cereal, Diluting Juice,Carton Juice (not refrigerated), Dried Rice, Pasta, Lentils, Stock Cubes, Jam, Teabags, Coffee, Sugar, Long-life Milk, Spray deodorants, Shaving Foam, Shampoo, Shower Gel, Soap, Soap Powder (smaller boxes/bottles best),Toilet Rolls and Toothpaste


Charity Events

Today we dressed down to raise funds for childhood cancer & pupils treated themselves to a cake at break time for a small donation.  Thank you for providing such lovely treats for our cake stalls! We will let you know as soon as possible how much we raised.

The staff also held a Macmillan Coffee Morning (both at John Muir & Lochend Campus) & raised lots of money for this wonderful charity. Thank you very much to Dunbar Community Bakery for donating tasty treats to add to our selection!

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Grandparents Day

P4-P7 pupils at Lochend Campus look forward to seeing grandparents on Tuesday 10th October at 9am

P1-P3 pupils at John Muir Campus look forward to seeing grandparents on Wednesday 11th October at 9am

As usual we would like to invite you to join us for tea, coffee and biscuits at 9.45am in the dining room after you have been busy in the classrooms.

Weekly Update

Dear Parents Carers

We have added activities and events to next weeks Calendar. You can find this on the tabs above or clicking here.


Friday 29th Is a Dress Down day for pupils and staff. Pupil donations will go to childhood Cancer Charities and staff donations to MacMillan.

Donations of home-baking, cakes, biscuits or any other goodies would be appreciated and can be handed into school on Thursday or Friday.  Please label tubs so we can get them back to you.

We are a nut  free school so please be mindful of what you are making and handing in.

Help on the day from parents would be greatly appreciated. You can even have a cake!