Fundraising for our hall

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The children have been very busy creating a video presentation on PowerPoint to help raise funds for the village hall. Everyone has worked hard and has learned a lot from the project. The children fully understood the purpose of this learning experience and really enjoyed undertaking this piece of work for their community. The ideas are all theirs – from scripts to power point and videos.

If you click on the link below and then download you will be able to see their presentations.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ihQtg4QoJUaEJUTjZuY3lHQ28/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

Apple Harvest

On Monday, we all walked to Ruchlaw Mains Farm to help pick this year’s apple crop from the Wyllie’s orchard. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All the children picked their own preferred variety of apple to take home. The rest of the apples will be used in school as part of our Making and Growing Topic. Thank you once again to Barbara and Jim Wyllie for making this a wonderful learning opportunity for our children.

 

Sharing our Learning Journey

We held our monthly open morning on Friday when parents come in to share in our learning journeys.

We led workshops on ‘Mathletics’, ‘The SHANARRi wheel’, ‘Pupil Voice Groups’ and ‘Our Learning Road to WOW’.

We had great fun sharing our learning and have taken on board lots of ideas for our next sharing morning on Friday 28th October.

Getting it Right for Every Child

Our pupils have been working on the SHANARRI wheel (Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included). In this way, we give a lot of thought to our emotional and social health and wellbeing and understand how important all aspects of the “wheel” are equally important.

 

 

Pupil Voice

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.

 

Sustainability & reducing waste

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.

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.

Sharing learning from a village school in rural East Lothian