The boys and girls have been working really hard during PE this term learning some traditional Scottish dancing with Miss Gordon. They are getting prepared for our Christmas party which we are having on Wednesday 19th December.
P1 & P2 had a lovely time this morning with their families who popped in to find out about how they have been learning through play. Thank you to all those who managed to come along!
The boys and girls in Primary 2 & 3 had a lovely end to their day enjoying a story and some activities from their Read, Write, Count bags with their parents. A big thank you to all the parents who managed to attend!
Stenton and Innerwick partnership schools came together on Friday 9 November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Pupils from both schools presented aspects of their learning, including, literacy, artwork, drama, social studies and music; demonstrating an understanding of and sensitivity to the sacrifices made by previous generations, and an appreciation of the need for peace and reconciliation in our world. Families and friends of both communities joined to share this event, and enjoyed the opportunity to socialise afterwards. Much thanks goes to Rev. David Smith for hosting at Stenton parish church, as well as Rev. Suzie Fletcher for her contribution. In particular, I’d like to express my pride and thanks to all the children and staff across both schools for their hard work in making this such a special occasion.
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!
The children held their second open morning last Friday for the development of our ‘Vision, Values and Aims’. We have been focusing on deciding which values are key for us and what our daily goals/aims should be.
The children worked together in co-operative learning groups to plan and prepare their presentations and activities. Everyone worked so hard and we are very grateful to everyone who was able to join us and engage with this whole school development.
We will act on the feedback from parents and staff in order to have finalised ‘Vision, Values and Aims’ by the end of next term.
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.