Our children are leading the way by running their own meetings and taking forward their action plans. Below are pictures of the chair, vice-chairs of our Eco, Pupil Council and Global Citizenship groups. Our two Junior Road Safety Officers were appointed following written applications for the job.
As part of our aim to reduce waste and be a sustainable school, Susan Carleton from Zero Waste visited, working with everyone at the school to further understand how to make compost, how to set up a wormery and how to reduce our lunch time waste. The children also learned how to conduct fair experiments and made a video showing why reduce, re-use and recycle is so important.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
Sharing learning from a village school in rural East Lothian