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Forest Fun!

P1-7 had a great time popping over to our local forest this morning to collect sticks.

We  then used our sticks to work collaboratively to build skeletons. The boys and girls worked fantastically well together. Well done everyone!

Our finished product…

Message from East Lothian Council for all parents

Is your child eligible for free school meals, and if so, have you registered?

Schools receive additional funding of £1,200 from the Scottish Government for every pupil in P1 to S3 who is registered for free school meals. This is called Pupil Equity Funding, and schools use this additional money to help fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement and provide the best possible opportunities for children’s learning. 

How do I know if my child is eligible for free school meals?

Please visit our website www.eastlothian.gov.uk  to check your eligibility and download an application form. 

Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having a free school meal every day, we would encourage you to register so that your child’s school will receive the Pupil Equity Funding allowance to support their learning.

 

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.

Terrific Tree Planting!

On Monday this week, Stenton Primary were given a fantastic opportunity to plant new trees in Pressmennan Woods! We were invited to join some members of the Woodland Trust for the afternoon to plant some Oak saplings. The children worked in pairs. Wherever a patch of leaves had been cleared they had to dig a hole, plant their sapling, press it in and then protect it with a tube and a stake. Everyone had a great time and loved getting stuck in. You can visit our new oak trees by following the path along from the car park, roughly 100 yards along on the left hand side. We planted 90 trees altogether!