Learning takes many forms, and that as well as engaging with online tasks, learning has been happening within and around the home in lots of ways. Here is a link to a presentation which showcases the fabulous work that has been taking place over the last 2 weeks.
As well as working hard at numeracy and literacy, the children have been busy with their pupil groups and enjoying art and drama over the last few weeks at Stenton Primary.
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
The staff team would like to thank those parents who attended our virtual presentation session on Wednesday evening (9/9/20). This was an opportunity to hear about some of the factors which affected the school through lock-down, and arrangements around the return to school in August. It was also a chance to share the vision and overview of our partner schools as we move forward into session 20-21. While numbers were low, I think those in attendance appreciated the information and we were able to have a worthwhile question and answer session. We are very grateful to those who managed to join us. The presentation is added below for anyone wishing to view.
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!
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.
Today we celebrated World Book Day 2020 by all getting dressed up as our favourite book characters, designing our own book covers, making book marks, reading stories and holding a book swap.
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!
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.