Our last few weeks …..

The children have been very generous and been out with mums and dads to buy gifts to put into shoeboxes. These have been donated to the Shoebox Appeal and will be making lots of people happy this Christmas! Shake to Wake has been getting us going in the morning and P1 and P2 have been getting to grips with some football skills on Friday mornings.

Our Art topic has been a great success and we were treated to a fantastic “Manga” lesson led by Darwin last week! We now have some lovely ideas for making Christmas decorations with natural items we have found on our recent trip to the Bughts.

Our first few weeks back at school

We have had a very busy few weeks back at school! P7 camp, apple picking, John Muir topic as well as continuing our learning in the classroom. Our Primary ones have settled in really well and are learning so quickly! Here are a few photos of what we have been doing.

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.

Sharing learning from a village school in rural East Lothian