Stoneyhill Blog and Newspaper Club

Thank you to all our hard working children that attended the first blog and newspaper club today.

After sharing lots of ideas and lots of deliberation the children decided to name our newspaper ‘The Stoneyhill Mini Mail’. This will share a collection of events, achievements and sporting news from across the school.

Look at the mind-map below to see some of the fantastic ideas they want to share with you.

Keep your eyes peeled for the new Stoneyhill Mini Mail page, coming soon on the website!!

 

P1-3 Hallowe’en Disco

A selection of photos from the P1-3 Hallowe’en disco. You won’t even be able to tell who is who, everyone looked so ghastly and scary!

  

 

Winners of one of the dances….

Winners of best costume….

Pumpkin Parade 31/10/2017

The Pumpkin Parade will begin on Tuesday 31st October. We will meet at the bus stop (Whitehill Farm Road ) at 8:35 am. The Pumpkin Parade will continue to the next stop at the Co-op ( Claykowes Avenue) at 8.35am

See you all there.

 

National Survey on the Expansion of Free Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland

As you’ll be aware the Scottish Government is planning to nearly double the hours of free early learning and childcare by 2020. Because the views of parents and carers are crucial for the success of this expansion, the Government has commissioned independent researchers to undertake a survey of parents. It is now asking for your help in sharing the survey link (www.bit.ly/elc-survey) with as many parents of 0-5 year old children in your community as possible.

All parents taking part will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win one of 10 x GBP100 cash prizes.

The survey is carried out for the Scottish Government by Craigforth, an independent research company. If you have any questions about this survey please send a message to: survey@craigforth.co.uk

P6 learn about Blackhouses and Crofts

This week in Primary 6 we have been learning about Blackhouse and Crofts.  We created art work which showed a Blackhouse and then wrote some notes about them. 

We also had a visitor, Carl, who came in and did a session called Kid Fitz!  We had to challenge ourselves to see how many times we could skip, hula hooping and hurdle jumping.  We have been doing lots of work on concentration and memory including circle time games and Kim’s game.

“I loved making the Blackhouses because I love to create collages!” – Emily

“I enjoyed Kid Fitz because it was fun and challenging” – Amy N

“I liked P.E. with Mr Mourits because we were playing Netball and it was fun and challenging” – Jake

“I enjoyed P.E. with Mr Baptie because we played capture the flag – it was good fun!” – Lewis W.

Benmore Day 4

The final activities are completed, the pizza was yummy, the disco moves were epic and we have a bunch of rather exhausted children in their beds! We’ve had an excellent week here at Benmore! Can we rewind to the start of the week and do it all again?

See you all tomorrow! (Have the hot water on and the washing basket at the ready!)

Love from P7!

Benmore Day 3

Another activity packed day completed and we defintiely heard a buzz around the room at dinner time this evening! Lots of chat about our favourite activities (too many to choose from!) and funniest moments so far (Miss Blanchflower definitely didn’t capsize in kayaking yesterday and have to get a lift to shore on the back of Cameron’s kayak…poor Cameron)!

Teamwork has been a particular strength this year and each group has been telling stories about how they’ve been helping and encouraging each other to push themselves out of their comfort zones! Yay team!

The boys and girls have been taking their cleaning duties very seriously (take note parents!) and have been keeping the house clean and tidy; room inspection scores were on the up today and the competition is on for Thursday and Friday!

Mrs MaCartney gave us a surprise visit this morning and stayed for the day, joining different groups at their activities. She even got her wet shoes on and joined Miss Glissov’s group kayaking!

Sweet and sour chicken/vegetables with rice and arctic roll with peaches were on the dinner menu tonight. However, “don’t worry” you don’t have to take the sauce with the chicken nuggets!

This evening’s activity was an active game of cluedo where the children searched the house for clues to discover which instructor committed a terrible crime! We also had a music quiz and caught a glimpse of the dance moves in store for us during tomorrow night’s disco!

Sending love to all at home (2 more sleeps!)

Miss B, Mr B, Miss G, Miss W and P7

Benmore Day 2

Our first full day has been a blast here at Benmore. All the groups have been out enjoying morning and afternoon activities – everyone has had a super day and each activity seems to trump the previous! Only 7’s for dorm inspections this morning so plenty of room for improvement. Spag Bol for dinner with apple crumble for dinner…oh and gooey cookies for cake o’clock…we are not complaining about the food!! Everyone sends their love home,

The staff and P7 (they grow up so fast!)

Benmore Day 1

First day done and the kids are all fast asleep in their beds…or pretending to be! We have had an excellent day all round and the children have enjoyed settling into to their new doorms and exploring the centres grounds. Fish and chips for dinner so everyone managed to eat something. Our first full day of activities tomorrow so we are all looking forward to those,

Mr B, Miss G, Miss B, Miss W and P6

Levenhall Consultation

The Consultation Report on the Proposed closure and re-designation of Levenhall Nursery School to Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School Nursery Class, is now available on the Consultation Hub.  Parents of pupils who may attend Levenhall/Pinkie within 2 years of this proposal are classed as “Statutory Consultees” and therefore need to be made aware of this report.  
The report can be accessed on this link, and appears towards the end of the page.  It is titled “Levenhall Nursery Consultation Report”.
 
 
East Lothian Council will consider this proposal at the meeting on 27 June.

Anti-Bullying Workshops

Anti-Bullying Workshops

respectme, the Scottish National Anti-bullying Service has offered to deliver 2 additional Parent Workshops in East Lothian.

The content will cover:

  • Distinguishing between what bullying behaviour is and what it is not
  • Exploring the latest research in Scotland on online bullying and face to face bullying
  • Identifying what parents can do to deal with bullying behaviour
  • Understanding what to do if your child is bullying someone else
  • Exploring how to help to create environments where bullying cannot flourish

These will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm at the Nungate&Haddington Community Centre and 6.30-8.30pm at Knox Academy in Haddington.  We can offer 40 places on each workshop so they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested please e-mail anti-bullying@eastlothian.gov.uk stating what time you would like to attend.