Welcome to Stockbridge Primary

Welcome to our website. Our whole school community will strive to enable everyone to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

The school calendar has now been updated on the website. We apologise for any inconvenience caused with incorrect dates.

PSA Easter Bake Sale

Thank you to our fantastic PSA committee, who put on an Easter Bake Sale and Egg Decorating Competition on the last day of term to add to our funds. They managed to raise £164.52 and there were some very imaginative Eggs on display from an Eggbot robot to Darth Vader!

Well done to Harriet in P1 who correctly named the giant bunny ‘Flopsy’ and got to take it home with her!

Summer Fair

The PSA will be planning for our annual Summer Fair in the coming weeks and need your help and support. You could offer to help prepare equipment the night before, set up stalls on the day, take a shift running a stall or contribute to the home baking. Whatever you can do to make the fair a success will be greatly appreciated.

Every member of the school community is a member of the PSA. Please come along to the next Committee Meeting on 20th April at 6pm at Stockbridge Library to find out more about what they do and how you can help. Thank you

 

Holi Assembly

We had an assembly about Holi where we were entertained by some of the P4 parents. They retold the Hindu story of Holi. Sunil Sharma in conjunction with the Forestry Commision worked with P4 pupils to build a set from sticks and cloth. Eriko Kono created shadow puppets and with the help of a few other parents acted out the story. Thank you to all involved.

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Swan Savers

On 9th March our Swan Savers had a visit from Alex Neil, the Social Justice Secretary who is keen to promote links between schools and Credit Unions. He had heard about our very successful savings scheme which we have had with the Capital Credit Union for the past 3 years.

 

Nursery – Generation Science workshop

Will and Linda from Generation Science came in to deliver a “Marvellous Magnets” workshop today.

They told us a story about the earth’s magnetic poles and sang a song about the northern lights. They showed us giant magnets and a huge compass. We joined in with the “magnets attract, magnets repel” actions before trying some fun and practical activities.

In groups, we sorted objects into magnetic and non magnetic categories, before using magnet towers. We enjoyed making our magnets stick together and then bounce apart when we turned them upside down. We learned facts about magnets and about the earth. We all became excited when we heard about the North Pole. Santa lives somewhere magnetic!

What a fantastic morning- well done everyone!

 

P1/2 Generation Science workshop

Today we had a workshop with Generation Science.

We learned about four forces – pushing, pulling, gravity and friction. We investigated why some objects float while others sink, how gravity works and how different surfaces create different amounts of friction. We also learned that scientists make a prediction before they do their experiments.

P7 Camp – Day 1 & 2

Primary 7 are spending the week at Benmore camp. We arrived at Benmore very excited about the week ahead. The class have been split into three activity groups: Group 8, Group 9 and Group 10.

Group 8 is Mrs Murrell, Eden, Millie, Holly, Klaudia, Vita, Harris, Wojtek, Daniel, Matas and Ashoka. They spent the morning caving. The group has to climb up a steep hill and spent time in the condensed space within the cave which was challenging!

Group 8 spent the afternoon doing various team activities such as swamp walks, blindfolded balancing beams, working out different solutions to get everyone over a tree and getting people through water and up a mini gorge. They had to demonstrate their trust and leadership skills by working together as a group.

Group 9 is Miss Collier, Jodi, Xanthe, Alice, Sophie, Georgia, Kryspin, Sam, Harry, Don and Andrea. They spent the morning mountain biking. We took turns to lead the group and demonstrate we were responsible and could follow instructions. As a group we navigated through our way through puddles and ups and downs on Puddle Lane. We had a relay race, which was boys vs girls in the end round a fun natural obstacle course. On our bikes we were challenged to go as fast as we could to an end point! There was lots of encouragement and splashing around this morning.
Group 9 spent the afternoon doing a forest walk. They made their way up a gorge, going through tunnels, and making our way up the past trees, twigs and tree roots. We played lots of different games in the forest.

Group 10 is Mrs Clark, Marcia, Anna, Jessica, Betsy, Noah, Zac, Oran, Akshay, Jules and Kyle. They spent the morning doing a forest walk. They made their way up a gorge. They all got very wet going through tunnels and splashing around!

Group 10 spent the afternoon orienteering. They were given different paired challenges navigating and using a map within the surrounding terrain. Some groups found this a bit trickier than others and took a little bit longer to complete!

This evening everyone completed the nightlife challenge. In our groups we had to follow a rope trail in the darkness! To succeed teamwork, communication and trust was key. Well done to all for completing the challenge.

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Food 4 Food February

Malawi is experiencing famine.

Many of the children are suffering and not attending school as a result.

Every child has the right to food.

Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

The famine has been brought about as a result of the floods last January which devastated crops. This also means as they are mainly farmers their income and ability to buy food which has gone up in price is affected.

Please help us by giving up a treat, a chocolate bar, bag of popcorn, meal out etc and donate the money to Mpeni to help buy food for the children.

Mpeni Primary have been visited by a local member of parliament who brought 20 sacks of maize. This is enough to feed 60 children, but the school has almost 400 learners so they need more help.

Mrs Burton will be putting a collection box out in the office for people to add their donations, however small. Many thanks in advance.