Stenton Flower Show

This year, the Stenton Flower Show was held at the School. The children grew sunflowers, made bread and designed and created their own hats. Everyone had a lovely afternoon and it was nice to be able to welcome the community into our school.

Open Morning – Parental engagement

We enjoy an open morning the last Friday of every month. Parents, families and carers are invited into school to share in their child’s learning journey. We are looking forward to our second open morning on Friday 30th September at 11.45am. All welcome!

P7 Camp

Our Primary 7’s recently enjoyed 5 days at Barcaple Camp as part of their Transition programme. They met up with Primary 7’s from other small schools in the cluster and got the opportunity to try out a variety of exciting and challenging activities. They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Home grown pizzas!

As part of our Making and Growing topic, we used ingredients grown in our greenhouse to make pizzas. We learned about how wheat grows and how it is milled. We grew peppers, tomatoes and onions to top the dough which made from milled flour.

What we have been learning this week

We made bread. The bread was gooey and very delightful and delicious! We decorated paper bags to take our bread home. Verity gave each of us a bread mix to take home. We are going to make our own bread for the flower show on Saturday here at Stenton School. We made hats with bubble wrapper and different materials and cardboard. We are going to enter or hats into the flower show too.

Isla, Max, Brooke, Jamie, Elis-P3

We had a big task to make a board about our own personal learning. We had to choose a topic and we have just completed our first task. Next we a week we have to do a timeline and the history of our choice. We made top hats and we designed them how we wanted and some people did little hats. In Maths we learned how to do half past, quarter past and quarter to the hour–we were time travellers.

Sofia, Keira, Annika- P4 &5

In German we learned how to start a conversation with someone–guten tag,  wei ist dien name -und du -wei geht’s?

In gym we learned how to pass in hockey and used our skills to get through an assault course.

Emma, Darwin, Charli-P6

We have learned the sounds ‘s’, ‘a’ and ‘t’. We liked ‘s’ because eit is easy to say and it was fun.

We have enjoyed building models with the construction and playing in the house.

I can tell you the order of the seasons – Spring , Summer, Autumn, Winter! We learned a song to help us.

We also learned the days of the week and we know about parts of the flowers. We know that they have a stem, a flower and roots. Roots carry nutrients up into the plant (Olly), plants need sun, water and soil (Teegan), leaves make the flowers nice and flowers smell nice, (Aaron), the stem holds it all up high, (Lewis).

Teegan, Lewis, Olly and Aaron (P1)


Well done everyone, another amazing week of learning from our team. Have a great weekend!


Our first week back

We have had a wonderful first week back and have welcomed our new Primary 1’s to Stenton Primary.

We have had the opportunity this week to use our outdoor play equipment and we were set challenges that helped us learn about problem solving and teamwork.

We also had a mention on Radio 2 on our first day back – copy and paste the link below to hear it. (It is at 01 hour 40 minutes 20 seconds). Thanks to Karen Lund for sending in the request!


P5-7 Bowling Final

Primary 5-7 pupils have been attending coaching lessons at Stenton Bowling Club over the last few Friday mornings and they played in the final for the School Cup last Friday.

Here are some photos of the final which was won by Louise Maguire with Joe Younger as the runner-up. Well done to Louise and Joe and to everyone else for playing so well! The Primary 7’s were also awarded with a certificate. Thank you so much to all the volunteers from the Bowling Club who give up their time to coach the children – it is much appreciated by all of us!



Exciting Enterprise Event! By P2-4

Stenton Stars – Working together to add up totals and give customers their change!

On Tuesday the 17th of May 2016, we held an enterprise event in the playground of our school.  We did this because our topic has been ‘Businesses’ and we were trying to get an experience of what it is like to run a business.

First we got into our groups and decided what our name would be and what to do. We had two groups, the ‘Country Creators’ and the ‘Stenton Stars’. The Country Creators were making paper-weights and Spring paintings. The Stenton Stars were making wrapping paper, cards and gift tags. Next we did a pitch to Miss Seago to get our £5 investment. We knew we had to make more than this (a profit) and pay the money back.

We made our products working as a team. We needed counting skills so we could keep track of what we were spending on resources. Also, we needed to be able to work as a team and speak nicely to each other or not everyone would work well. Working hard to get jobs finished was important to make sure we had suitable things to sell.  If there was a problem we had to be able to solve it as a team.

The Country Creators sold paintings and painted stone paper weights.

On the day we got the stalls ready and made price tags. We got a float – money to start you off so you could give change.  It went really well and lots of people came to buy things and spend money. Everyone was really kind.  The Country Creators made a profit of £31 and the Stenton Stars made a profit of £25. Overall, the school (Big Class too!) made £226.31.

Country Creators will be donating their profit to the SSPCA. Stenton Stars will make a donation to the RNLI.

Thank you everyone for coming to our enterprise event and buying some of our things.

Primary 2 – 4

Stenton Stars
Country Creators
Everyone ‘sold out’ on the day!
Great teamwork and customer service from all the class.

Stenton’s Business Market Place

Our Business Market Place by Jake Younger

On Tuesday 17th May we had a market place day. There were 4 groups and we each wanted to start our own businesses. We have been working really hard for many weeks beforehand to make it happen.

We decided to make a smoothie stall but why did we choose that? That’s what you’ve been wanting to know. Well, we looked at all the businesses that weren’t in Stenton and a smoothie stall is simple. Well that’s what we thought!

We decided to call our business STENTON SNAZZY SMOOTHIES because it’s a catchy name. Our logo is a cup with a strawberry, orange and apple with an S on each of them.

To choose our roles, we used something called a skills wheel which is where you mark from 1 to 5 of how good we think we are at those skills. I was the Sales Manager along with the Marketing Manager Sam, the Finance Manager Charlie and the Managing Director Louise.

To prepare for the market place day we had to do action plans about what people were bringing in and what we needed. We also on the day had to ready make some of our smoothies. It was really exciting preparing for the market place day.

The time has come for the market place! At the stall, it was really busy and it was a lot to handle. At one point both blenders were being washed and I had 5 orders! Later on we had to change the production line because it was just too busy. After a while we ran out of stock and we had to close the stall. Once the market place was over we counted our money. We had a total of £40.80 which will go towards a charity called PASDA who help families and adults with autism.

If I were to do the market place again I would only put three things on the menu and I would ready make more smoothies first. My favourite part of the smoothie stall was making the smoothies and giving them to the customers. I also liked handing out gifts because the children would go and show them to other people which makes more people come.

The market place was really fun and I would love to do it again. I think it was really successful.

Spring has Sprung

The Eco group has decided this year that the vegetables we grow in the greenhouse and playground will be used to make a final product for eating.  The most favourite food was pizza, so we have planted tomatoes, peppers, corn on the cob, courgettes, shallots, basil, rocket and wheat.

The wheat and vegetables will be harvested during August in the new term and everyone is excited to be making their own pizzas.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Wyllies for donating some wheat from one of their fields.  Casey and Thomas had great fun digging it up!

We have also decided that we will have a sunflower competition in school to see who can grow the tallest flower and we will also be growing broad beans in a jar so that we can explore how they grow.                                                                               OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThomas and Casey planting the wheat.

Sharing learning from a village school in rural East Lothian