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Herb Garden – 22.9.21

The Stenton Primary pupils worked hard this afternoon planting some herb seeds which we hope we will be able to use in our cooking.  We planted oregano, basil, coriander, chillies and thyme.

We can’t wait to see how well they grow.  They are in our green house just now but we will bring them in when the temperature drops. Hopefully next year we will be able to add them to our herb garden outside!

Food For Thought

Cooking! 

This week we have been busy making homemade pizza, chips and  salad all from scratch. We planned our menu together and many of our ingredients were grown in our school garden. We made the pizza base first so that it had time to rise and then we made everything else -our pizza topping included our tasty tomatoes from the garden. The chips were made from our own potatoes which we planted before the summer holidays.

It was a great experience where we all learned skills and worked together as a team to produce a healthy, tasty meal.

Watch this space for the next Stenton Cookery School experience!

Outdoor Learning at Stenton

Over the last few weeks, we have been making the most of our outdoor classroom and storytelling area which has our new event shelter to protect us from the rain. We have been learning about place value, different types of words and learning new playground games. We have used our massive parachute to have fun at break time and have enjoyed all dressing up

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First week back

We have been very busy settling back into new routines and enjoying seeing each other again. We have had a scavenger hunt, made our own play-doh, created outdoor art, played with new equipment at playtime and completed classroom challenges. Most of all we have had fun!

French cafe

Last Thursday, Stenton Primary children held a French café in Stenton village hall. The children welcomed parents, grandparents, community members, members of Innerwick parent council, French twinning association members and a journalist from East Lothian Courier – over 60 guests in total!

The children showed guests to their table, took orders and performed songs – all in French. Guests were treated to a selection of hot drinks and French style treats such as croissants, baguettes, cheeses and pain au chocolat. All the food and drink was very kindly donated by Tesco at Haddington and the Co-op at East Linton.

All the guests made donations to charity which came to a total of over £260! We will be splitting the funds between the  homeless charity Social Bite and the World Wildlife Fund.                                  Thank you so much to everyone for their support – we were overwhelmed by the turnout and the amount raised.

 

Digital Masterclass day at Innerwick Primary

This week we all enjoyed an amazing morning learning new digital skills at a masterclass morning at Innerwick Primary. We learned how to use green screen technology, all about Internet safety, learned to code using the LightBot app, Scratch and Robotic Mice, made websites and used Stop Motion for animation. Everyone really enjoyed the morning and learned lots of new skills – children and adults! Thanks to Education Scotland and pupils from West Barns and Aberlady Primary for passing on their skills – and Mrs Hay for organising the morning!

 

A healthy 2020 at Stenton Primary!

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.