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.
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.
Pupil and staff at Stenton Primary School collected food for Dunbar Basics Food Bank. We also decorated festive boxes in which the food will be distributed over Christmas . Many thanks to all for your kindness!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.