On Friday the 5th January, pupils took part in a sports assembly to showcase the sport they do in school and why it is important to them. It was extremely enjoyable with pupils showing abilities of what they can do in many different sports such as hockey, gymnastics and speed stacking. The theme of the assembly was teamwork and why it is important. Teamwork is one of the school values which the pupils wanted to highlight, and how it plays a pivotal role in every team-based event.
A new event called ‘JUST DANCE’ launched during assembly, which will be available for pupils on Fridays during lunch times. Children are encouraged to come to the hall and give it a go. Well done to all pupils who were in the assembly.
We are delighted that St. Stephen's Junior School is considered by Ofsted to still be a very very good school. I'm sure all parents will be pleased with the mandate OFSTED has given to the work we are doing here at the junior school and I'm also sure you would like to congratulate all of the children, the staff, and the Governors of the school.
I agree with the Ofsted Report that "This is a fantastic school which provides incredible opportunities for all our children" - S Pywell (Headteacher)
On 13th November 2017 Mr Pywell launched an exciting reading competition for children here at St. Stephen's Junior school.
Children are encouraged to read every day in any format they like; online reading, newspapers, traditional novels, poetry and encouraged them to record this in their planners. This initiative is aimed at encouraging and motivating children to show a commitment to their reading and will be recognised by receiving a raffle ticket and entry into the competition. Further opportunities to win a raffle ticket will be here at school through guided reading lessons or library reading.
Mrs Chidgey, Reading Coordinator, will be supporting this too and looking out for super reading at lunch times or after school at Family Reading. A fantastic prize of a Frog bike will be drawn on Thursday 29th March 2018 and one lucky winner will be cycling home!