Lots of of fun was had at Stenton Primary School yesterday at our Captain Rights Day. We did lots of fun activities including a treasure hunt and badge design to try and make everyone more familiar with the Rights of the Child. Thank you Captain Rights Group.?
The boys and girls in Primary 2 & 3 had a lovely end to their day enjoying a story and some activities from their Read, Write, Count bags with their parents. A big thank you to all the parents who managed to attend!
On the 9th of March all the P6s went to Haddington to take part in the Euro Quiz. -Joe. We got asked a number of questions about Europe-ALEX.
There were 5 rounds. The first round was Geography, then it was Language, then EU and finally Culture. Then the top two were announced. They were Dunbar and us in second and Law in first. We had to face Dunbar. and we won 2-1. It was an awesome feeling, Alex almost cried. Then for the semi-finals.-Joe. so Law was asked a question then we were asked a question. We lost 6-7 to Law .
That was upsetting but we did way better than we thought. 2nd! the question we lost to was ‘what would you expect if you asked for gelado/gelato in Portugal’. we were all saying ice cream but we said custard tart instead. -Joe We were all happy we came second and received a water bottle and a Pen. It was a great experience.- ALEX and JOE
On the 9th of March, Serena, Sam, Joe, Alex went to the Euro Quiz in Haddington community hall. We had to do a lot of homework to make sure we knew the answers. When we arrived, we saw that lots of school were also taking part, around 12 or 13.
There were four rounds, geography, language, European Union and culture and sport. The first round had 20 questions, we got 16, the next round had 10, we got 5. Then, the European Union had 15 questions and we got 11. The people running it announced the top three teams but we weren’t in it . Then, on the last round, they announced that they would see if there were two winners, then they would compete to go to the finals at the Scottish Parliament. We found out that we were drawing second with Dunbar and there was only one team in first place.
We almost felt scared because we didn’t think we’d get that far, but Serena said she felt more ecstatic.
We went up to the front where we had a face off with Dunbar. We won!!!!!!
Then, we were amazed and so, so, SO excited that we were going against the top team. Sadly, there was only one point in it, 7, 6 and we lost, but came 2nd place!!!
We have had a fantastic week full of Christmas fun! We held our Christmas Party on Wednesday- lots of enthusiastic dancing including the Gay Gordons, Virginia Reel, Military Two Step and the Conga! We were lucky enough to have a visit from Santa too. We visited the Brunton Theatre to watch Cinderella- the children and staff enjoyed the singing, dancing, fantastic acting and wonderful props and scenery.
We have been very busy decorating 35 boxes for our local foodbank. These will be used to offer families a selection of food for the Christmas period. We have transformed white boxes into snowmen, chimneys and reindeer. We have been supporting the foodbank for over a year now, and the children and parents have been very generous in donating items of food at our Harvest, Christmas and Easter services and at our end of term show.
Yesterday the Wild About Scotland bus came to visit our school. The people who came are from Edinburgh Zoo and other animal centres in Scotland. They go round to schools and teach children about Scottish animals.
First we went on a ‘Minibeast’ hunt and we found lots of ‘Minibeasts’. We used nets and sheets to gather Minibeasts from trees, grass and flowers. We also searched in our ‘Minibeast Hotel’!
Isla and Annika
We took the Minibeasts inside the bus and looked at them really closely with magnifying pots and magnifying lenses. We found out what they were and learned what they do for us in the garden. We learned that worms help to make the soil more nutritious and this helps the plants to grow.
Connie, Sofia, Max and Keira
At the end of the workshop we went up onto the top-deck and we looked at different animals that live in Scotland, one of which was a seal. We only saw the model of it’s skull but we learned that they have eyes about the same size as your fist!