Primary


Museum of Cannock Chase

As part of their World War 2 topic, Phoenix, Cyclops and Griffin classes visited the Museum of Cannock Chase to find out what life was like for children and their families in World War 2.  They took part in a mock air raid and discovered what a 1940s living room looked like.

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 4 October 2017

Category: Primary

Children Den Day!

On Friday 16th June the Shenstone students took part in the Save the Children Den Day! The children were split up into groups of all ages and the older children had a great opportunity to help the younger ones learn some new skills. The Forest Schools team hid a range of care packages in the woods…

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Posted by Liam Besant on 22 June 2017

Category: Primary

Outdoor Classroom Day

Thursday 18th May was outdoor classroom day at Shenstone Lodge. The whole day was spent learning outdoors in the beautiful grounds of the school and the woodland. The children had a range of exciting activities that they could take part in which included bouldering, orienteering, identifying the…

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Posted by Liam Besant on 22 June 2017

Category: Primary

Science Day

During Science Day the whole school participated in a range of Science Investigations and became Scientists for the day. The children answered three important questions?

  1. Who has the biggest lung capacity?
  2. Where does ice melt quickest?
  3. Which ball is the bounciest?

As part of the lung…

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Posted by Liam Besant on 17 May 2017

Category: Primary

Animal Lady

On Wednesday 3rd May, Shenstone Lodge had an exciting visit from the Animal Man Company with a host of animals.  The visit was part of a range of activities for RSPCA week where children learnt about animals and how to take good care of them.  Those that were brave enough got to hold a tarantula,…

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Posted by Liam Besant on 5 May 2017

Category: Primary

Extra Curriculum Clubs

“Each half-term we will be producing an extra-curricular sports club timetable so that students can see what physical activities they can try out over the coming weeks. We will be trying to make the most out of the facilities and grounds that we have. Already last half term, football and…

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Posted by Liam Besant on 26 April 2017

Category: Primary

Design an Easter Egg Competition

The Shenstone Lodge pupils used their fabulous artistic skills to take part in a Design an Easter Egg competition. 

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Posted by Liam Besant on 25 April 2017

Category: Primary

Planting

We love growing our own fruit and veg, working together as a team and even the worms were helping us dig!
Dragons had a good chance to look at things very closely and we water our plants every day and see how they grow.
 
Natalie, in the kitchen, helped us to clean the vegetables we dug…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 7 April 2017

Category: Primary

Bird Nests

Searching for nests in the trees, we had a chance to discuss why building a nest in a tree is such a good idea and how it kept the eggs and chicks safe and healthy. After looking in the trees, we had a go at building our own nest. Then we tested it out with our egg rocks. It was quite tricky and…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 7 April 2017

Category: Primary

Easter Egg Competition

We are working hard on our physical development while we decorate our eggs for a competition. Art outside in the forest school!
There was also the chance to develop our maths vocabulary as we talked about straight and curved lines and thought about the colours we wanted to use.

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 7 April 2017

Category: Primary

The Little Red Hen

In the story 'The Little Red Hen', no one wants to help but everyone wants to try the bread. We had the chance to try some different breads from around the world and decide which we liked the most. As we tried the bread we came up with some great adjectives to describe its look, smell and taste.…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 7 April 2017

Category: Primary

Chinese New Year

Unicorn Class Cook up a Storm for Chinese New Year !

During R.E. lessons Unicorn Class learnt that Chinese New Year has been celebrated for thousands of Years have been celebrated for thousands of years.  The holiday has been celebrated for thousands of years. The holiday, which focuses on home…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 16 February 2017

Category: Primary

Key Stage 2 at Redhill

On Friday 27th February our KS2 footballers travelled over to Redhill Primary School in Hednesford for a football fixture. Redhill were very organised and more experienced than our players but this didn't stop us having a great game. 

Excellent goalkeeping, defence and midfielding as these were…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 2 February 2017

Category: Primary

Christmas Fun

This was the week before Christmas and all through the school, all the lessons were fun, some were pretty cool. The children were happy, excitement hung in the air, that the first day of Christmas soon would be there. Children from GRIFFIN class had a really fun last morning in school. They got to…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 13 January 2017

Category: Primary

Extra Curriculum Clubs

“Each half-term we will be producing an extra-curricular sports club timetable so that students can see what sports they can try out over the coming weeks. We will be trying to make the most out of the facilities and grounds that we have. Already last half term, football and basketball were really…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 11 January 2017

Category: Primary

Westcroft Football Fixture

A note to say how well the students who went offsite to Westcroft School, Wolverhampton this afternoon did in their football/basketball fixtures.

In four football matches we won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. 

In two basketball matches we won 1 and lost the other. 

A very successful afternoon and…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 13 December 2016

Category: Primary

Shenstone Sharks 2016

The newly formed Shenstone Lodge basket-ball team start their new campaign with a win!

The team comprising of both residential and day pupils has beaten one of their fierce local rivals Brownhills 12-8. The newly put together team applied themselves with the verve and slickness to cause real…

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Posted by Liam Besant on 23 November 2016

Category: Primary

CHOIR CLUB

Students at the Shenstone Lodge site have been using their break times to attend a weekly choir session. The group, consisting of children from all classes, has been learning a great mix of modern and ‘old school’ songs in preparation for a grand performance. On January 24th 2017 they will be…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 18 November 2016

Category: Primary

Extra Curriculum Clubs

“Each half-term we will be producing an extra-curricular sports club timetable so that students can see what sports they can try out over the coming weeks. We will be trying to make the most out of the facilities and grounds that we have. Already last half term, football and basketball were really…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 4 November 2016

Category: Primary

Forest School

Every Wednesday morning our children here at Shenstone Lodge have been getting ‘wellied up’ and stuck into lots of fun and games in Forest Schools, an outdoor education program which promotes learning through stimulating play in woodland areas, to encourage our children's curiosity in the world…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 15 July 2016

Category: Primary

Trip to Plas Gwynant

On the 4th July, children from Years 6 and 7 at Shenstone Lodge went for a week long residential trip to Plas Gwynant in Wales. Whilst there, the children took part in activities such as Mountain Walking, Canoeing, Gorge Walking and Mining. A fabulous time was had by everyone involved, and the…

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Category: Primary

Staffordshire Regiment Museum

On Tuesday 21st June Pegasus class went to 'The Staffordshire regiment Museum' at Whittington. We had a super morning with a guide, who certainly knew his stuff, telling us all about the WW1 trenches. As we entered the trench, bombs and gun fire started and we all ducked, thinking it was real! We…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 22 June 2016

Category: Primary

Judo Olympian James Austin Visit

On the 17th May Olympian James Austin came down to visit the Shenstone Lodge Judo Club to give us an Olympic master class in judo. Everyone loved it, got involved and learnt some top tips from James.

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 25 May 2016

Category: Primary

Wolseley Wild Life Centre

Griffin and Pegasus class went to Wolseley Wild Life Centre today and took part in some mini beast activities, poetry writing, a duck race and an easter egg hunt. A lovely day was had by all. 

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Category: Primary

Shenstone World Book Day

SHENSTONE LODGE WORLD BOOK DAY FUN

On Thursday 3rd March Shenstone staff and children had a super day dressing up as well known book characters. The variety of costumes differed from Darth Vader and He-man to Where's Wally, Mr fox and Harry Potter. We awarded winning costumes during the morning…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 14 March 2016

Category: Primary

Bug Hunt

This half term Griffins cornerstones topic is called Beast Creator. The class went to Kingsbury waterpark for the day to learn more about mini beasts, go on a bug hunt and to play team games based around mini beasts. The class had a great day and worked well together as a class.

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 26 February 2016

Category: Primary

Space Centre Review

Space Centre Review by Griffin Class member Josh “We went to the National Space Centre and learnt about the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter is the fourth planet from the sun and it’s the biggest. Uranus is the coldest planet. We found out about…

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Posted by Narinder Singh on 29 January 2016

Category: Primary