The New Year has come in with a healthy flourish at Stenton Primary! We enjoyed “A Taste of Africa” – cooking and tasting of an African dish called Jollof rice with fried plantains and some exotic fruit with yogurt and honey, we have been doing our Morning Mile in the playground, learning Numeracy skills through outdoor learning, Eco group did a litter pick up and we practised our fitness techniques in PE.
Information on how to apply for free school meals and clothing grants is published on the Council website under the ‘Schools and Learning’ section: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_nurseries_and_learning/11899/free_school_meals_and_clothing_grants/4
There is also a link to the ‘apply for free school meals or a clothing grant’ area under Council Tax and Benefits section on the website, under “are you eligible for help?” https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210559/council_tax_and_benefits
We had a lovely literacy morning today and I would like to thank all the parents who were able to attend. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you and it was great to share some of our strategies with parents. We were all so busy we didn’t get chance to take any photos!
Last night nearly all the children and staff took part in a Wee Sleep Out to raise awareness and fundraise for Social Bite, a homelessness charity. We made soup in the afternoon and then we all made shelters from cardboard, enjoyed our warming soup, playing hide and seek (it was very dark!) , looked at the stars and enjoyed a story. We have also managed to raise lots of money – thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a success.
This morning the whole school learned and practised colours in French. We then went outside to do a French colour hunt and we played matching games and made movies using the photos that we took outside.
The children (and staff!) have been learning how to play African drums and perform an African dance. We showcased our new talents at the village hall on 19th November – everyone enjoyed the show and even joined in the dancing at the end!
Last week, the Pupil council organised lots of fun activities for Friendship Week and Children in Need Day. We raised a total of £103.05 ! Well done and thank you for all your support!
Today we held our Harvest assembly at Stenton Parish Church. This is our last service with Reverend Scott and we would like to say a big thank you to him for being our kind and caring minister for the last 10 years. The children made a special book for Reverend Scott as a memento of his time with us. Thank you to everyone for coming along and for bringing donations for the food bank in Dunbar. Everyone really enjoyed the children’s singing, dancing and poetry!
This week we were lucky to have 2 drummers from Ghana to show us their African Drumming techniques. Every child – and adult- had the chance to learn how to play a rhythm on the drums and it was great fun! We are looking forward to showcasing our new talents in a show for parents and the community at the village hall on 19th November.