courses & activities for parents
courses & activities for parents

If you require any further details, please ask Mrs Powell.

 michelle.powell@ststephens.bradford.sch.uk

out and about group
out and about group

This is a social group for parents that encourages friendship and exercise. We go walking in the local area as well as into the countryside. We walk and chat and sometimes take a picnic, parents said they come back to school feeling relaxed and refreshed. We work alongside Street Life Bradford who part funded us to take eight families to Haworth youth hostel on a residential, they have also funded some walking boots for parents.

“I had a really nice time, visited some lovely places and enjoyed the walks a lot.”

“I really enjoyed the walks. It was therapeutic, taking in the clean country air and mixing with others.”

Reading
Reading

Parents and children come together to listen to a story read by Mrs Powell, then we do an activity around the story. Afterwards we sit together and listen to the children read in a calm relaxing environment. Children love this special time together with mum or dad in school and always ask when it’s on again.

This happens in the Qube at 1:30 - 3pm

after school story time
after school story time

There will be a short story time for children in year 3 and below every Tuesday in the Willow Nurture Room at 3.15pm. This has been started to promote children and parents enjoying books together and hopefully to get the children to read more at home.

parent and toddler group
parent and toddler group

This is a busy toddler group, there is lots of messy play, singing and fun. Every Wednesday 9-11am in the Qube.

coffee morning
coffee morning

Tuesday in the Willow Hall 9am -9.30am

Friday in the Qube 9am-10.15am

Sit and chat, we sometimes run activities for parents.

nurture course
nurture course

This is a ten-week programme that we run with Newby School and St Stephens Church. Each week we cover a different topic including,

* Understanding why children behave as they do.

* Recognising feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs)

* Exploring different approaches to discipline

* Find ways to develop co-operation and self –discipline in children

* Nurturing and looking after ourselves

Some quotes from parents.

“The group was fun a lovely two hours to myself”

“It was really relaxed. No one judged me everyone was listened to and respected”

“I feel I am calmer in difficult situations”