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Wheelchair Basket Ball

Teams from Key stage 1 and 2 competed in the Key Steps Penrith Gymnastic Competition - Feb 2024

Year 1 & Year 2 Sports Day 2021

Reception and Nursery Sports Day 2021

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Sports Days 2021

Innovations for the future – Can we make innovations for the future that help humans and animals?


Science Week at Stainton Church of England Primary School.


Children at Stainton Church of England Primary School have been welcomed back to school after lockdown with investigations, excitement and wonder, during their whole school science week. With an overall theme on ‘Animals Including Humans’, children from Early Years to Year 6 have undertaken challenges to find answers to questions including: ‘Can we dance for 24 hours?’ (Y6) and ‘Does the appearance of food affect how it tastes?’ (Y1).


Year 5 science week - Can forces improve our quality of life?

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Year 5 began the week with an online meeting with physiotherapist Mrs Atkinson. The children learnt about levers and pulleys in their bodies. They also learnt about the physical difficulties people develop as they get older as well as problems children can have with the movement of their muscles. The children then developed their knowledge of forces and motion by learning about pulleys. A pulley is a simple machine which is useful for lifting things. It reduces the effort required to raise a load. It consists of a wheel with a groove through which a string or rope runs. The rope has a load on one end and someone or something pulling at the other end.
After investigating how increasing the number of pulleys can reduce effort required, the children then started the design and technology element of their project. They applied their knowledge of pulleys to build a mechanism that could improve someone's quality of life. The videos show the people they aimed to help by using a pulley mechanism. Well done Year 5.


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Science Week in Year 1 -  Does the appearance of food affect how it tastes?
Year 1 have been focusing on their senses for our Science Week. We started our week with a senses treasure hunt and then began to learn about the human body. After spending some time looking at the body parts associated with each sense, we then looked at this question, 'Does the appearance of food affect how it tastes?'. We talked to specialists from Vista Veg and Gill from Phunky Foods to develop our knowledge about fruit and vegetables. After reading the Knobbly, Wobbly, Bobbly Celeriac and the Carrot Club stories, we then explored each of our senses by completing investigations using our sight, taste, smell and touch senses. Children described the fruit in different ways and some even tried new ones. Exploring fruit and vegetables in a variety of different ways allowed us to think carefully about our question.  From our experiments we then designed our own fruit for the future. These designs were created from the results collected from our investigations during the week. We have some cool looking fruit, which would be lovely to eat! 

Christmas 2020


We hope you enjoy watching our Christmas Collective Worship - see link below.   (See if you can spot us using Makaton which we have been learning this term as another way to communicate.)     We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone here at Stainton School.



We just wanted to let you know we miss you and are thinking about you all.   We can’t wait to see you all again and hope this makes you smile!   

#StaySafe    #ThingsWillGetBetter

Time flies by!

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Here are some activities / challenges from Lucy Potter at Eden Valley Sports Partnership for everyone to have a go at - thanks Lucy - we will have fun giving these a go!


Monday, 4th May 2020

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Tuesday, 5th May 2020

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Wednesday, 6th May 2020

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Thursday, 7th May 2020

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Friday, 8th May 2020

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Key Steps Gymnastics competition 2020 - Well done to all of the children from Year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for all of their hard work and dedication over the last few months! You are all stars!

Saturday 28.09.2019 - congratulations to children, parents, school staff and volunteers from @Ullswater_Way who walked the Ullswater Way on Saturday - you were all brilliant!

Thursday, 11.7.2019 - we invited the community to our Great Get Together

Change the World awareness afternoon (2)

Tuesday, 18.6.2019 - cricket tournament at Temple Sowerby

Tuesday, 4.06.2019 - Year 5 lowland fell walk to Howtown

Sceince Week - 20th -24th May 2019 - every classed presented their investigations at the end of science week.

Science Week starts with a BANG!!!! 20th May

Professor Pumpernickel wowed KS2 with his science show.

Science week - all year groups are busy investigating their class challenges linked to living things.

'Change the world for a fiver' project - awareness afternoon.

Thursday, 16.05.2019 - Keswick Triathlon

Blue planet live lesson

Friday, 22.03.2019 - Key Steps Gymnastic Eden Final - Key Step - 2nd. Key Step 2 - 3rd, Key Step 3 - 2nd! Well done everyone!

Wednesday, 20.03.2019 - Hunter Hall Cross Country - well done all runners!

Phunky Food faces created in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Friday, 8.03.2019 - Key Steps Gymnastics Competition. Great performances by everyone and all teams came 2nd in their age groups.

Catherine Anderson, C.E.O. Of The Jo Cox Foundation, launched the Year 5 ‘Change the World for a fiver’ project.

Thursday, 7.03.2019 - World Book Day

The school ethos group have been busy tidying the spiritual garden in time for spring.

Thank you to Stacey and Rhiannon who surprised us all with a wonderful, sparkly Valentine's Day treat!

School Council of North Eden - London Trip 5.02.2019

17th - 18th January 2019 - Marmalade Choir visit to London - Day One!

Day two

Festive feet!