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Year 2 will reopen tomorrow – Tuesday 29th June.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  We look forward to seeing you.

Straw and Order

Christmas Nativity Play performed by St Stephen's.

Video will show at 3pm from Thursday 17th December, we hope you like it!

Thank you to everyone involved in producing this collaborative production.

Apologies to our Year 2 pupils, but due to technical reasons, we have had to remove your song from this video. 

Shakespeare in School

There was a technical fault with the audio, apologies.

Shakespeare in School
St Stephen's presents
A Mid Summer Night's Dream
Feedback from our Chair of Governors - Mrs Joyce Simpson.

St. Stephen’s surpasses reasonable expectations, yet again. I had not supposed that this year a Shakespeare performance would be possible, but Luke, Staff members, and Year 5 have given a memorable performance of the nation’s best loved Shakespearean comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

I enjoyed the fluent story-telling, supported by such a good rhythmic flow between groups of actors moving really well through clearly defined sequences,  and then holding still in positions which enabled the dialogue to be clearly communicated.

 Through pictures, sound effects, and the use of some tasteful touches to costumes and props, the sinister magic of the wood outside Athens was powerfully evoked, and enchantingly expressed in the movement and music of Puck and the Fairies, whose power held sway until that rallying cry on the Duke’s hunting horns.

 The actors put strong energy into the tempestuous emotions they needed to convey, so that we really felt the fierce anger in the quarrel between Oberon and Titania, and the swift changes in the moods of the lost and desperate young lovers.

I felt for the efforts of Peter Quince to coach his actors and manage their enthusiasm. As in many professional productions, Bottom had a starring role and endeared himself to the audience, moving so confidently between his role as an actor and his unexpected adventure as Titania’s lover.

 When the news came that ‘Our play is chosen’, the excitement of the mechanicals’ big moment was a high point; the audience shared the workmen’s joy in being chosen to celebrate the wedding feast.  The exuberance of the whole production found its full expression in that choric final scene. Bottom, acting out his heroic role as Pyramus, brandishing his ‘bloody, blameful blade’ with tremendous vigour, was a joy to watch.

 Thank you all, St Stephen’s Thespians, and may this be only the beginning of your experience of the joy of taking part in a play production.

 

Thank you too to the technical team that made it possible for the audience to be with you. Enjoy the pizza party this afternoon!

 

Warmest Congratulations to all,

 

Mrs Joyce Simpson.

Clean Air Day

Mr Thorpe and Year 6 were interviewed by Look North today in conjunction with Born In Bradford.

Mr Thorpe has also been on BBC Radio Sheffield. Have a listen to this below.

We were featured in the Telegraph & Argus. Read more...

Internet 4 All Project

For this vision to be realised, we want every child at St. Stephen’s to be able to access the internet through the 4G/5G network. For this we shall need to provide each child with their own device. Our plea is for you to help us achieve this. Every donation takes us towards our target of £100,000.

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  • 16 Jul 2021
    Homelink 16.07.21.

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  • 09 Jul 2021
    Homelink 9.07.21.

    Please find attached this week's Homelink. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the football on Sunday!

  • 05 Jul 2021
    Transition day letter

    Good morning. I have attached the letter I sent in June as a reminder about Transition Day this Thursday and your child's new class, teacher and LSA. You will be expected to drop them off at their new classroom at 8:45am. Staff will be outside to show you where to go if you are unsure. Year 6 - If the secondary school has been in touch for Transition Day can you please inform the year 6 teachers. Thank you.

  • 02 Jul 2021
    Homelink 2.07.21.

    Please find attached this week's Homelink. A reminder that Transition Day is on Thursday 8th July and more details will be sent out on Monday. We look forward to seeing all our classes returning to school on Monday 5th July. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the football.

  • 25 Jun 2021
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