Year 3 had a fantastic time learning all about how the Romans lived. They investigated various artefacts found by archaeologists in Canterbury such as brooches, a whetstone and an oil lamp. The children got ‘hands on’ at the Roman museum where they made flour using a quern-stone, turned their hands to being minters, made their very own Roman coins with the Emperor’s head on, and even had a go at besieging an enemy hill fort using their catapults.
On Tuesday 20th March 135 of our Junior School children performed in our annual music and dance showcase at the Gulbenkian Theatre. They were accompanied by some very talented children from the Infants School too! The evening was a celebration of all the fantastic work the children have put into their performing arts groups this term and was a huge success enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to all the children who performed, we think you are all superstars!
On Tuesday 13th March, children at St. Stephen's Junior were incredibly fortunate to be visited by the brilliant author of The Dreamsnatcher Trilogy, Abi Elphinstone. After an inspirational talk encouraging a love of reading and writing, she undertook to meet with the children and sign the books of a few very eager fans.
Abi grew up in Scotland where her weekends were spent building dens in the woods, jumping into icy rivers, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. Read more about Abi on her website at http://www.abielphinstone.com
Following a recent School Council meeting, representatives would like our school to fundraise for Porchlight, a local homeless charity. On Friday 25th May 2018 we will be hosting a sleep over for 50 pupils. Children who wish to take part need to apply for a place by Thursday 29th March.
Children will be selected randomly to take part. All participants are expected to gain sponsorship for the sleep over and raise as much money as they can. The event will start at 6pm where will have some activities in the Forest school including a BBQ dinner. Children will have the option to sleep in tents (please provide own) in the Forest school or in the school hall; both locations will be supervised by our staff. The following morning we will have breakfast and a final activity before children are collected between 9.30-10am.
For more information and to register interest in taking part please complete and return this FORM