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French celebration morning

As part of our 1 + 2 languages we held a French celebration open morning on Friday when parents and community members were invited in to learn conversational French. We held workshops and games showing parents how we learn and practise French as part of our daily routine. We also enjoyed traditional French food and a visit from a native French speaker.

The morning was a huge success with the children having the opportunity to speak French in a real life context which has enthused them further to learn other languages.

Burns Lunch

On Tuesday 24th January, the children entertained parents, members of the community and staff with their poems, songs and musical accompaniment at our annual school Burns Lunch. We were also lucky to have Connor Tierney from Dunbar Grammar pipe in the haggis – thank you Connor! It was a lovely day enjoyed by all.

Buddhist Nun visits Stenton Primary School

The children are currently learning about the beliefs, values and stories of the Buddhist faith. This week, we received a visit from a Buddhist Nun called Gen Lhamo who is based in Edinburgh.

Miss Lhamo talked to the children about the history of Buddhism and special artefacts, places and symbols of the Buddhist faith. We also learned how to meditate. Miss Lhamo answered so many of the children’s questions and really sparked their interest to learn more.

Sharing our Learning Journey

Parents and carers are invited in to school on the last Friday of every month to share in their children’s learning and school development.  We are all working together to enhance our learning, and by listening to everyone’s ideas, we are developing our vision for our school and our future. On our next learning visit, we will be developing our values and our aims.

 

Outdoor Woodland Learning

Our Primary 1 – 3 pupils have been enjoying Outdoor Woodland Learning in Stenton Woods over the last 4 weeks. ‘OWLs’ is a programme that aims to develop confidence and self-esteem in the children through learning new skills and experiencing exciting and challenging activities outdoors. We are very grateful to Fiona Wilson-Beales from the village who is a trained OWLs teacher and she gives up her day off to take groups of children along with staff and parents. The children benefit greatly from these opportunities and they love every minute of them.

Children in Need Day

On Friday 18th November, our Pupil Council organised a fundraising morning for Children in Need. We had face painting, pin the bandage on Pudsey, a colour-in Pudsey competition, a home baking stall and a Hidden Treasure  challenge. It total we raised £66.90 – well done everyone and thank you for your support!

Harvest Festival Celebrations

On Friday 28th October, we joined the community in a walk at Pressmennan Woods and then invited everyone to enjoy some homemade apple pies and Harvest celebrations at the school. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the morning , particularly the warm apple pies made from the apples we picked at Ruchlaw farm.

 

P4-7 Paddle Boarding

P4-7 pupils all enjoyed a great morning Paddle Boarding at Musselburgh lagoons. They really challenged themselves and every pupil managed to stand up and balance on their board.