Today we had over 200 Grandparents visiting our classrooms in P1-3 at the John Muir Campus. They participated in Maths Writing, PE and Music lessons and then relaxed in our Cafe with a cup of coffee and a biscuit.
Thank you all for coming!
Comments on the morning.
“They Sang Happy Birthday for me, great”
“Lovely children, pleasure to be intheir compsany. Whiteboard-very good.”
“Thourourghly enjoyed Music and singing. Vey impressed with how quickly they have learned the words of the songs in P1.”
“Enjoyed seeing the children at Gym and how they interact with each other. All nice and Orderly. Gives us a better understanding of the activites.”
“The staff are excellent, as well as caring about their pupils.”
“The children are so happy and diciplined.”
“Magic WALL , Fabulous way to learn together.”
“It was plain to see the connection between teacher and pupils, it showed that their learning is fun.”
“Lovely to see our Grandchild so happy in his school.”
“Great School, teacher- TOP MARKS.”
“The chance to participate-Good.”
“Teacher very impressive.”
Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland’s Languages visited Dunbar Primary School today to congratuate the parents, pupils, staff and whole community of Dunbar on the Parent Councils’ achievement in winning a Scottish Education Award this year. Alasdair met with pupils, staff councillors and representitives from East Lothian Council, including the Head of Education, Darrin Nightingale, the Parent Council, parents and wider community and spent over an hour chatting about why Dunbar Primary School is such a wonderful learning community.
“Dunbar Primary School is doing excellent work in partnership with parents and the wider community. As winners of the Parents as Partners in Learning Award at this year’s Scottish Education Award, Dunbar is a great example of how Curriculum for Excellence recognises the important role that parents and carers have in developing children and young people. I congratulate everyone involved in Dunbar Primary’s wider community for supporting the breadth of opportunities available for their young people.” (Dr Allan)
Friday the 7th June sees a celebration at Dunbar Primary School of the Dunbar Reads Together Celebration. Events will take place at both sites to celebrate the wonderful achievements made by pupils from Primary One to Primary Seven. The day will see visits from meerkats to snakes, jugglers to discgolf. The children will also enjoy wonderful ice cream to cool them down after their activities. Photos of the day will follow next week.
Dunbar Reads Together:
It is coming! The most exciting community reading event Dunbar has ever seen, all free and all to benefit our children! Launch date is Monday September 10th. Every child and every adult should be trying to read together at least once a week and ideally three times. Doesn’t matter what you read, where you read or how you read – just enjoy the words. Together we aim to raise the reading attainment of each child who takes part, it is that simple. Further information at Meet the Teacher and information leaflets are coming. We hope this will be a great year for everyone Reading Together in Dunbar! Any queries to Lindsey Barley 860997 (Lochend Campus).
As part of Dunbar Reads Together we are holding an invited community event in the Dunbar Primary Lochend Campus on Thursday 23rd Aug at 7pm. Parents will be hearing about Dunbar Reads Together on Meet the Teacher nights in September. This is an exciting community and school improvement initiative and we hope that parents will enjoy the reading challenges ahead.
East Lothian Council supporting…
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