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forest school
forest school

Weavers went to Woodhall Lake as part of Forest school. We fed the ducks, found frog spawn and played games.

weavers 50 things
weavers 50 things

Weavers launched 50 Things to do Before 5. Parents came into Nursery and we danced together and drew pictures to send in the post to our homes.

Cooking Club have been making pasta

family baking
family baking

This week in Family Baking we made a veggie bolognaise using our new hot plates and pans. Everyone helped to prepare the veg and create a delicious meal for tea for the family. 

eggciting Easter Chicks
eggciting Easter Chicks

Jowett class have some eggstremely, eggciting news! We are trying to hatch our own Easter Chicks with the help of our little incubator. We hope to be able to welcome some little chicks into the world in about 21 days so keep your fingers crossed and eyes peeled for more eggstra-special announcements!

dr d science week
dr d science week

'What a way to start British Science Week at St. Stephens! Thank you to Dr. D for some fantastic live science experiments! Year 6 also really loved learning about the heart and lungs in some excellent practical activities!'  

Dr D Science Days

football club
football club

The Year 5/6 football team had a great day out at Bradford City last weekend. The mighty Bantams managed to get a well-deserved win, and the the St. Stephens team loved watching the professionals hard at work and learnt some new tactics that they can use in their own games.⚽️ Bradford City FC

nursery forest school
nursery forest school

Nursery Forest School

Nursery went to Peel Park as part of Forest school. It was really windy and the children ran around catching the wind in their parachutes. They played on the equipment in the park.

Year 5

Year 5 have been busy creating their own realistic volcanoes which links to this half terms IPC topic of ‘Earth as an Island’ and our class book ‘Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We have found out how some islands have been created by underwater volcanoes erupting over many years. We then had great fun making our volcanoes erupt using some simple house hold ingredients which oozed and bubbled their way down the mighty volcanic slopes!

Family Baking

Another successful family baking time.  This week we made and decorated cupcakes to share at home.  We also had time for refreshments when all the washing up done!

The world book day: 

Some children in Saplings took part in world book day, they decorated buns and sold them to their friends to raise money to buy more books for our school library. Children also enjoyed watching Grendel book in the big screen by David Lucas. 

Jack and the Beanstalk: This week in Saplings we have been focusing on reading Jack and the beanstalk book, all the children really enjoyed acting out Jack's character, later on some children helped build a small house for Jack and his mum using their imaginative skills.

nursery forest school
nursery forest school

Nursery Forest School

The children in Nursery went to Judy Woods as part of Forest School. They made a small house for fairies using materials from the wood. They explored and found a worm and listened to the birds.

nursery pancake day
nursery pancake day

Nursery Weavers

On Shrove Tuesday the children in Nursery ate pancakes and had pancake races outside. They watched a video and talked about Lent.

50 things reception
50 things reception

50 Things Reception

Thank you to all those parents who attended our launch of '50 things to do before you are 5' on Tuesday. We all had a wonderful time and the children especially appreciated having you do the activities with them.

Spanish Club

The song is about an elephant that swings on a spiderweb. It is a very popular nursery rhyme in Spain! With this song we have been learning numbers, different animals and verbs!

Year 2 learnt why we have pancakes and practiced our pancake tossing for our tea tonight!

Year 6 Computing project - making a racing game with Microsoft Kodu

50 Things To Do Before You're 5

Next Tuesday 5th March sees the launch party for St. Stephen's '50 Things to do Before You're 5' event. All parents of reception children are invited to come along to the launch party and try out a range of activities with their child. Just some of the activities included are; junk modelling, stories and rhymes and den building. The event takes place in the Willow building hall from 8.50 to 11.30.

reception - bikes
reception - bikes

March

This week Reception class have enjoyed some daily sessions learning to ride the balance bikes.

reception - the world around us
reception - the world around us

March

In Reception we are learning about the world around us. As part of this topic, we went on a walk around our local area to look at different types of buildings, homes and shops.