Great work recognised

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This week we congratulate both our weekly cup winners and our science winners for their outstanding efforts and work produced during the last week.

Well done children, thank you for helping inspire others, your valuable contributions and hard work.

Celebrating our Digital Leaders

DigitalLeaders1718St. Stephen's recently completed training 12 new Digital Leaders. For approximately 1 hour per week, over 4 months, children from Year 5 participated in the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme. This youth leadership programme offers pupils an exciting online community, structured training and ongoing support, helping make online safety learning fun and effective and assisting schools work towards an outstanding whole school community approach to online safety.

The programme empowers our children to become active within their school and to help educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe when using the internet and social media.

Year 4 student raises money for charity

CharityJune18A student in Year 4 recently went through an entire day without talking to raise £358 for charity to help build a water well in the Sudan.

This is an extraordinary achievement and we are extremely proud of him.

Celebrating Art weeks and Diversity: Our Creative Curriculum

The whole school gathered to share their art work throughout our Creative Curriculum week in a celebratory assembly on Friday 25th May.  Miss Harrison and Mrs Page began with everyone participating in a singing and dancing medley with music from around the world. Mr Martin, Arts Coordinator, then began show-casing and explaining the art that had been explored this week across the school.

Year 3 presented their visual extravaganza of class rainforests, incorporating colour, animals and foliage made from a range of materials. Elm class shared some colourful tin art and enjoyed their Mexican food tasting this week.  

Arts week Diversity May18Many classes focussed on a famous piece of art “The Great Wave”, a wood block print by Japanese artist Hokusai. Pine class created a class collage replicating this image and classes in Year 6 evaluated this piece of art. Elsewhere in Year 4 artists from Italy and Kosovo were explored.

Year 5 focussed on Japanese art and themes of Blossom and Origami. Pupils from Japan shared their talents by teaching other pupils Origami whilst others used a technique of Macro photography to photograph blossom around the school grounds and create their own work in this style, with some stunning results. In Apple class a theme of traditional Japanese art was explored with a Stork theme.

Year 6 had themes of Germany, Spain and Urdu in them. Repeating patterns of Islamic geometric art were explored and a huge Spanish flag was created from tissue paper formed the back drop to Cherry classes display with Spanish themes of fans, flamingos and bull fighting. Arabic calligraphy was displayed alongside printing techniques.

Mr Martin announced this as being “Our most successful arts week yet,” and welcomed parents to come and view our gallery in the school hall. Many parents attended and supported this, commenting on how impressive and diverse the work was.

School Council raising awareness of homelessness with a sponsored sleep over

FS 25May18Friday evening, the 25th May, saw 78 children across all year groups at St. Stephen's take part in a sponsored sleepover around our Forest School enclosure in support of PorchLight. The school council meet regularly and discuss ideas on how to help the school and the local community and after a fairly recent spell of particularly cold weather they decided to raise money for Porchlight, a charity that helps homeless people in the Canterbury area.

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