Staff and pupils at St Stephen’s Junior School were once again creative during Anti-bullying week.
Last year classes voted for their Anti-bullying Ambassadors and throughout the year these pupils have a workshop on spotting the signs of bullying, report bullying to staff if they witness it, appear in a school video and present an assembly on bullying. The ambassadors worked tirelessly and were recently rewarded with a visit to The Houses of Parliament in London.
During the week all pupils were encouraged to enter a competition and design a poster on the theme “All different, All equal”. The standard of entries was very high but winners include; Chelsea (age 10), Rosie (age 10), Rayyan (age 8) and Minerva (age 7). Read more about our incredible week HERE
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!
The 19th October saw our Year 4 children arrive at school looking somewhat different to their regular selves. In fact, they not only looked very different, but appeared as if they were from a different time period altogether. It was Viking Day!
Led by similary adorned staff, children in Year 4 were given the opportunity to dress the part of vikings and learn all about the viking culture. As part of this exciting voyage of discovery the children were encouraged to be as creative as possible and as a result created beautiful viking shields, homes, boats and small-scale viking villages from all sorts of materials. The afternoon was spent in our Forest School area re-enacting the lifestyle of our viking visitors from long ago, and we invited parents to share in the wonderful experience.