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2017 Questionnaire
At this time of the year we send home a Parent/Carer Questionnaire for you to complete. Your feedback is really important as it helps us to look at what we're doing well and areas we may need to improve.
A paper copy of the questionnaire is being sent home. Please return the completed questionnaire by Friday 30th June 2017. Alternatively you can complete the questionnaire online:
https://qdpservices.co.uk/OnlineQuestionnaire.aspx…

Den Days

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th June 2017

Over these two days the children had an opportunity to build dens!

Each class had 50 minutes and made the most of their time. The children were supported by the teaching staff and some of our Lunch Team. The children have worked in a growth mindset to create, adapt and improve their den. Thank you to the Y5 children who came over to help. A special thank you to Mr Bull for helping set up.

Den Days were organised to support Save the Children. Thank you for your support.
 

Jump Rope

Friday 5th May 2017

A very big thank you to all Parent, Carers, Nans and Grandads who gave their time and support for this event.

Everybody had lots of fun and the children all gave their best efforts!

Lots of children skipped for the very first time!

Thanks for all the money that has been sent into school. We will inform you of the total amount raised shortly.

I must give a special thank you to Ruby Pressey in Yellow class who raised £45.00. A super effort.

Please browse through the super action pictures below - Well done the adults!!

Karen Stokes

 

 

It proves you can even skip in 'flip flops!!  

Not recommended  foot wear  though!

Even Mr Ruck enjoys skipping!!

Keep on trying Mr Ruck!!

Friday 7th April 2017

The children have had plenty of Easter fun today and have all enjoyed their Hot X Bun treat from the Friends.
Thank you to the Friends.
In today's Celebration Assembly we said 'goodbye' to
Mrs Cross.
Mr Ruck announced the winners of this year's
Easter Colouring competition.
Thank to all 161 children for taking part.
The winning designs can be seen below.
Well done to our Lunchtime Stars who were nominated by our Lunchtime Team for having good manners.
Ellie (Gruffalo) and Bobby (Zog) won our Lunchtime Raffle.
Happy Easter everyone!

Science Week 3-7 April 2017

This week has been Science Week at SSIS.

Mrs Cornelius (Science Subject Leader) organised a Fizz Pop 'Science Friction' Show for Tuesday morning. 'Rocket' (made up name) put on an amazing show for the children.

He shared some 'Friction facts' in a fun way!
Fizz Pop Science Club letters will come home this week.
The children took part in a range of scientific investigations throughout this week.

This week the Reception children have been learning about their body. Ollie and Jack (Yellow Class) shared their First and Second Attempts @ Learning with

Mr Ruck. The children were really clear about what they had learned about their body.
Stanley (Leo) shared his Volcano Experiment Homelearning.
Thank you to all the staff and especially Mrs Cornelius (Science Subject Leader) for organising Science Week. Please check your child's Class Pages for more Science learning.

Leo Class Assembly
Friday 31st March 2017
This morning Leo Class shared their 'Dinosaur' learning with their parents/carers and the rest of the school. The children have learned a huge amount of information about different kinds of dinosaurs.
The children performed their own dinosaur song and poem.
The children performed brilliantly!
Well done to Leo Class and Team Leo: Ms Bradburn and Mrs Crew.
Well done to this week's Star Learners and our Lunchtime Raffle ticket winners: Ellie (Elmer) and
Alice (Gruffalo)!

Red Nose Day 
Friday March 24th 2017
We've had a great Red Nose Day!
The children have thoroughly enjoyed the non-uniform day. During Celebration Assembly the children watched a video explaining how the money we raise helps other people around the world.
Nevaeh (Draco Class) sold all 25 of her purses and has pre-orders from: Amelie (Draco) , Leo (Draco), Olimpia (Draco), Ellie W (Gruffalo), Reggie (Blue), Sienna (Blue), Evie (Zog), Alice (50p to pay Gruffalo) and Evie C (Pegasus). Nevaeh hopes to have the purses ready by the end of next week.
These children have paid for their purse and Nevaeh will deliver ASAP!
We presented Nevaeh with a special certificate to congratulate her for being so kind and thoughtful.
Thank you for sending in donations - you have helped raise £259.14p!
Thank you to Mrs Otter (Community Cohesion Leader) for organising the day.

Draco Class Assembly

Friday 17th March 2017

This morning Draco Class shared their 'Dinosaur' learning with their parents/carers and the rest of the school. the children have learned a huge amount of information about different kinds of dinosaurs. The children performed their own dinosaur song and shared some of their home learning. Well done to Draco Class and Team Draco: Mr Jefferies and Mrs Hughes.
Well done to this week's Star Learners and our Lunchtime Raffle ticket winners: Imanii (Gruffalo) and Chloe G (Draco).
A special 'Well done' to Daniel (Yellow Class) who shared lots of information about St Patrick! Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!

Congratulations to Dean Paget, Emma Shallis, Victoria Marsh, Stephanie Phillips

Jodie Phillips Nina Kiddle, Carol Horsted and Louise James

All completed a 6 week Pyramid for Parents Workshop in school. January 2017

 

World Book Day Thursday 2/3/17
In Monday's assembly the children learned about World Book Day and how it is a celebration of 'Reading.'
Today the children and staff dressed as book characters and we have had a great day. Every child should have brought a £1 book token home.
We have reminded the children to keep reading and the 10 best ways to improve their reading:Read, Read, Read,Read, Read, Read, Read, Read,Read, Read!

World Book Day Thursday 2/3/17

The staff looked amazing too!

Maths Workshop

Wednesday 1st March 2017 

Thank you to all Parents and carers who attended the workshop today. We hope you all enjoyed working with your children and learning about how we teach Maths in our school.

We hope you use the activities to show your child 'Maths is fun'!  

Parent Comment - 'Today has given me lots of ideas of how to incorporate Maths into everyday activities'

Safer Internet Day 2017 #SID2017
This morning Mr Jefferies (Computing/e-Safety Leader) led our Safer Internet Day assembly.
The children were given time to think about how we use/access the internet. Mr Jefferies also told the story of 'Smartie the Penguin' who clicks on some images/videos containing unpleasant content.
Mr Jefferies shared some strategies for the children to use if they ever find themselves looking at unpleasant internet content:
-Turn the tablet down/turn the screen off
-Tell somebody
-If someone sends you a photo or video, only look if you know and trust that person in the real world
- Don’t ignore it
- Don’t show a friend, they might get upset too
- If you are still upset a few days later, go and talk to someone again
 
Thank you to Mr Jefferies for leading the assembly.
This afternoon the children will be following up with some Safer Internet Day themed learning.
If you would like more advice on safer internet use please click on this link to Childnet:
http://www.childnet.com/

Reception 'Book Time' afternoon

Monday 16th January 2017

Thank you to all parents and Carers who came to the fun activity afternoon.

Book time aims to promote the pleasure and joy of books by encouraging families to have fun reading together. Parents collected a 'free book' Kitchen Disco' provided by the 'National free books programme'.

Lots of free information sheets were also included to support children's reading at home.

There was lots of different activities in our reception area for the children and their parents to enjoy. It appeared that 'food tasting' was very popular!

Thanks to everyone that was able to attend and support this afternoon. 

Reception Phonics Workshop

Thursday 12th January 2017

A very big thank you to all the parents who attended this workshop this morning.

There were lots of games played, some were challenging! and parents had time to practise our new  'cursive handwriting'! 

Plenty of handouts were given to parents to support their children at home.

A comment from this morning - 

'The phonics workshop was very informative and will be very helpful in helping my child with his homework.

I now feel much more confident with phonics and cursive writing and would recommend this course to all parents.'

Thanks for all your comments.

 

Oh yes we did!

Y2 Trip to see Cinderella.

Thursday 5th January 2017

Today the Y2 children visited the Bristol Hippodrome to watch Cinderella. The show was spectacular and the children enjoyed watching Torvill and Dean perform, along with the rest of the cast, including a couple of ponies!
As expected the children behaved amazingly well and were a credit to the school. Thank you to Ms Bradburn (English Subject Leader) for organising the trip and to the staff who accompanied the children.
Thank you to the Friends for subsidising the cost of the trip and for paying for the children to enjoy an ice-cream at half-time!
Oh yes they did!

Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Happy New Year to you all!
What a musical start to 2017 we have had!
A big 'Thank you' to Laura Davies (Sophia in Zog Class' mum) who visited the school today.
Laura is a secondary school Music teacher and shared her musical knowledge and expertise with the children.
Laura also taught the children a song during our whole school Singing Assembly.
Thank you to Mrs Manning (Music Subject Leader) for organising the visit.

Merry Christmas from SSIS!

Friday 16th December 2016

It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas performances/Service

over the last couple of weeks.

The children were amazing and I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff for their hard work in preparing them. The staff also performed an ‘Alice in Blunderland’ pantomime for the children which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to Mr Carlton for setting up and dismantling the stage.

I would like to thank Mr Carlton for his support over the last 15 months. He has been our ‘Acting Caretaker’ and will now step down from this role.

We presented Mr Carlton with a gift from the staff at the end of yesterday’s pantomime.

Mr Bull will take over as our new Site Manager from 3rd January 2017.

The collections from parents/carers and staff raised £339.91 for Crisis at Christmas.

Many thanks for your generosity!

 

Please visit our Facebook page (there is a link to this from the Home page) to see how we have celebrated Christmas at St. Stephen’s Infant School.

http://ststephensinf.schooljotter2.com/news/recent-events

On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year!

We will see you back at school on Tuesday January 3rd 2017.

We are all definitely ready for the Christmas break!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Thursday 1/12/16

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Our Christmas Bus is now ready! Thank you to the staff and children for preparing the decorations and Christmasifying the bus. Ms Bradburn has organised a 'Letter to Santa' project for the children. Every child in the school is writing a letter to Santa to tell him how they have been making right choices. The children have written some Christmas wishes for things Santa could send to St. Stephen's Infant School.
We will be posting them next week so look out for a reply from Santa before Christmas!
The children will be posting their letters in the postbox on our Christmas Bus. Look out for photos on your child's Class Page on the school website.
Today Mr Ruck took School Council onto the Christmas Bus. We sat and listened to some Christmas tunes and talked about Christmas.
You will get a chance to  visit the Christmas Bus at the Infant/Junior School Winter Fayre 12-3pm Saturday 10th December. We are expecting a visit from Santa that day.................

The Christmas bus is ready! 

 

 

Soon the children will be going on the bus to post their wish to Santa in the postbox. It will be a brilliant learning space which is heated so we can use it all year round. The next theme for the bus will be SPACE.

Here are some pictures...

 

Open Evening

Monday 28th November 2016

We had a great turnout at tonight's Open Evening meeting!
Thank you to everyone for coming along.
Please visit our website for more information.

Children In Need
Friday 18th November 2016
We have had a very busy Children In Need Day.
The children looked amazing in their spotty non-uniform clothes and thank you for your donations. Pudsey popped into see us as well!
We also said 'Farewell and thank you' to Mr Brooks. Mr Brooks has been our caretaker for the last 12 years and we held a special assembly for him this afternoon.
The children presented Mr Brooks with cards and the staff had contributed towards a gift for him.
Mr Brooks also helped give out certificates to our
'Friend of the Week.'
As part of Friendship week each class nominated 'Friend of the Week.' Every child took home a 'Teamwork Bee' sticker for being such as good friend.
We will let you know how much you helped raise for Children In Need.
I'm sure you will all join us in thanking Mr Brooks for his dedicated service and wishing him all the best for the future.

Online Safety Parents Workshop

 

A very big thank you to all the parents who came to Mr Jefferies'  Online Safety workshop today. 

We talked about  games, games consoles, Youtube settings, Ipad/tablet safety and ideas for how to keep our children safe on the internet. 

 

" Very informative"  "Good demonstrations" "I will now be able to set the safety controls on my child's device."

Lest We Forget

11am 11/11/16

Armistice Day

This week the children have been learning about Remembrance. The children were finding out

'Why we wear poppies?' 

At 11am on Armistice Day the school fell silent for 2

minutes.

Thank you for your donations towards the British Legion. 

Here is Jason (Elmer Class) sharing his understanding of

why we wear poppies....

 

Welcome back to Term 2 !

Monday 31st October 2016

We've had a great first day back after the holiday.
In assembly the children learned about the

Festival of Diwali (celebrated on Sunday 30th October) & Halloween- check out our SSIS pumpkin! 
The children also looked forward to everything that will be happening during Term 2.
A newsletter will be sent home this Friday which will include the dates of Christmas events etc.

[Some of these are already in the Calendar on the Homepage of our website]
At 2.30pm today we held a Friends' meeting on the bus! The Friends were finalising arrangements for their Pamper Evening which is on Thursday 17th November from 7-9pm - visit the Friends' Facebook page for booking details!

https://www.facebook.com/ststephensinfantschoolpta/?fref=ts 

KS1 Harvest Service

Friday 21st October 2016

KS1 Harvest Service
This morning the Y1 and Y2 children shared their Harvest thoughts and sang some songs in front of a packed house!
It was lovely to welcome the Reverend Lisa Wigmore, from St Stephen's Church, John Rosewell from the Julian Trust and Mr Webb, our Vice-Chair of Governors.
(Mr and Mrs Webb have helped run the school allotment).
The children performed brilliantly and we presented your generous food donations to John.
John's car could not manage all the food and school allotment produce! Thank you again for your donations and the cash collection.

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Halloween Discos!

Everyone had a spooky time at tonight's Halloween Discos!

Thank you to the Friends for organising the discos and decorating the hall.

Monday 17th October 2016
Harvest Time at SSIS!
The KS1 School Council Reps helped create a heart shape to symbolise 'Sharing and thinking of others' using your food donations.
Thank you for your food donations. Food donations need to be sent into school by Friday 21st October.
We will be presenting our donations to John from the Julian Trust as part of our KS1 Harvest Service.

Friday 14th October 2016

Red, White & Blue Day

Thank you to everyone for supporting Red, White and Blue Day. The children looked amazing.
We will let you know next week how much you have raised for the appeal. A special mention goes out to Harry Turner (Elmer Class) who donated £4 pocket money to the appeal!
Please click on this link for more info:
https://vimeo.com/173600959

St. Stephen's Infant School's photo.

Please sponsor Mr Ruck!

At the start of 2016 I set myself a goal of running my first marathon before the end of the year.

I have entered the Gower Marathon which is 28 miles long and includes a total climb of nearly 4,000ft. The run takes place on Saturday November 12th 2016.

I set myself this challenge as part of our Growth Mindset work.
I also wanted to run a marathon in my 50th year.

I am raising money for HemiHelp which supports children with the neurological condition 'Hemiplegia'.
George Ash (Zog Class) has Hemiplegia.
HemiHelp receives no government funding and was formed by a group of parents/carers 25 years ago. The parents/carers want to help every child with hemiplegia reach their full potential.

Please support my run by making a donation to HemiHelp!
Any donation is appreciated and will help children like George achieve their goals.
You can donate by either visiting my JustGiving page or by sending a donation into school.
Feel free to share this post with your Friends!
Many thanks,
Mr Ruck
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/T-Ruck…

Thursday 13th October 2016

Royal Bank of Scotland Volunteers

Many thanks to Trish Kelly (Reece and Wesley's mum) and her colleagues from the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The volunteers spent today improving our playspace.
An area near the Little Playground is being converted into a 'Mud Zone' and the team helped clear and prepare the ground.
The volunteers tucked into a school dinner and also spent the day painting the fence that surrounds our Sports' Zone. Many thanks to you all!

Reception Information Evening

Wednesday 12th October 2016

We had a good turnout at tonight's Reception Information Evening.

We hope you found the meeting and pack useful.

Harvest Donations.

Thank you to those of you who have sent in Harvest donations for the Julian Trust.

A big 'thank you' to Olive (Pegasus Class) who spent her pocket money on food donations.

Please send your donation of non-perishable food before our

KS1 Harvest Service on Friday 21st October. Thank you.

Celebration Assembly

Friday 7th October 2016

Today we had another great Celebration Assembly!
Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars and Star Learners.
Well done to Dominic and Harry who are this week's winners of the Lunchtime Raffle!

Open Days 2016-17
Our first Open Days of the year have been really successful.
We have had lots of new visitors coming to be shown around the school by our Y2 Guides:
Amelie and Connor (Draco)
Shania & Harry (Leo)
Isla & Vincent (Pegasus)
The children have been sharing their experiences and views of SSIS with prospective parents/carers of Reception children due to start in September 2017.
Our final Open Days are on
Wednesday 9th November 2016 @ 9.30am
&
Monday 28th November @ 6.30pm
No need to book - just come along on the day!

 

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Mr Ruck's Allotment Club

Yesterday our final Allotment Club of this term took place.
The children continued to clear weeds and add compost to the beds as well as planting green manure. Stacey helped the children harvest the last of our potatoes and Mr Webb's group planted some leeks.
The children worked really hard and helped each other complete the different tasks. They were rewarded with a potato to take home! Thank you to Stacey, Shane and Mr Webb for their help on the allotment.
Thank you to all the staff for running this term's clubs, the children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

 

Friday 30th September 2016 

MacMillan Coffee Morning & Afternoon

Thank you to those of you who supported today's Coffee Afternoon your cake and cash donations have helped support the work of the MacMillan Cancer charity. Thank you to the Friends for organising the event.

A 'Thank you' to the staff for organising a Coffee Morning today - also in aid of MacMillan.

Thursday 29th September 2016
Practice Makes Perfect!
The children took part in the first Fire Drill of the year. The children were excellent at walking quietly and staying calm! We rewarded the children with a whole school Smiley Face - the children are now halfway to earning an extra playtime!

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Mr. Ruck's Allotment Club

The children worked really hard again this week.

We harvested carrots and potatoes as well as preparing the beds for the winter. We sowed some green manure too!

Each child took a potato home as a treat!

Celebration Assembly

Friday 23rd September 2016

Well done to our Lunchtime Stars and Star Learners! Congratulations to Edward and Saraya who won this week's Lunchtime Raffle!

Friday 23rd September 2016

This morning and this afternoon the Reception children came to the hall for their first Assembly.

Mr Ruck explained why we have assemblies and what the children can expect to happen. The children shared their thoughts on what they have enjoyed so far about being at SSIS.  

'Playing' was by far the most popular response!

All 3 classes have settled in well and we are looking

forward to

the Reception children joining us full-time

from Monday!

Some of the Y2 children have been practising a 'Welcome' surprise for the Reception children for this Monday's assembly! 

" 'Ello 'ello 'ello "
Our Y2 children take it in turns to be part of our
Lunchtime Patrol.
Louie and Skye were on duty this lunchtime helping encourage the children to walk along the corridor and generally making sure everyone is happy!

Allotment Club Tuesday 20th September 2016

The children worked really hard today in Mr Ruck's Allotment Club. 

We harvested more potatoes, cleared the sweetcorn and tomato plants and added compost to some of the beds.

Mr Ruck will take the potatoes to the Julian Trust Homeless shelter in town.

We even found a toad - see if you can spot it in the photograph!

Thank you to Stacey, Shane and Mr Webb for their help.

The children will carry on with the work next Tuesday.

Friday September 16th 2016

In today's Celebration Assembly we celebrated our amazing Star Learners and Lunchtime Stars!

Keep up the great work everyone!

Since Monday our Lunchtime Team have given out lots and lots of raffle tickets to children for making the right choices. Mrs England (Lunchtime Team Leader) draws 2 winners/week out of the jar.
This week's super-duper Lunchtime Raffle ticket winners are............. George & Cassie! Thank you for making the right choices.

Thank you to the Reception parents/carers who returned their completed 'To do' lists in time for today's Lucky Draw.
The winners of a bottle of Prosecco are the parents/carers of:
Mika P in Blue Class
Rosa D in Red Class
Sophie H in Yellow Class
Please collect your bottle from the office anytime next week.

First day of School - Reception 2016.
 

Thursday 7th September 2016

This morning/afternoon the new Reception children started at St. Stephen's Infant School. It was lovely to welcome the children and their parents/carers.
As part of their induction the Reception children are taken on a tour of the school. Today Mrs Cross and Mrs Osborne took Red Class on their tour,which included popping into Mr Ruck's office to say 'Hello.' The children in Blue and Yellow classes will go on their tour tomorrow.

Welcome to everyone!

Growth Mindset Gardening!

Thank you to Mr and Mrs Webb for their help over the year on the school allotment. The children have thoroughly enjoyed weeding, digging, planting and watering. Yesterday Riley and Maisie helped harvest some of our crops. Mr Ruck will take the vegetables to the Julian Trust Homeless Shelter in St. Paul's.

School's Out for Summer!

Celebration Assembly Friday 22nd July 2016.
Our last Celebration Assembly of the school year.
Congratulations to Tom, Cain, Joseph, Isobel and Bailey our 100% Attendance children for 2015-2016. The children were presented with a certificate and a £5 book voucher.
Chloe Galley was presented with a certificate for being the best 'Y1 Pitcher' in the whole of the Grange School's Sport Partnership!
This is an amazing achievement - well done Chloe!
Eloise, Bobby, Leon and Liam Crow were our
Lunchtime Raffle Ticket winners.
We presented gifts and cards from the staff and children to Ms Small and Ms Webb who both have summer weddings planned. Mrs Perris and Mrs Crabb (to be) took the opportunity of practising their 'First Dance' on our stage to 'School's Out' by Alice Cooper.
We wish them both well.
Finally, a big THANK YOU from all the staff for your support over the year and your cards and gifts.
Have a great holiday!
Mr Ruck

Y2 Leavers' Assembly

Wednesday 20th July 2016
 

Y2 children singing

'What a Wonderful World'

Y2 Leaver Assembly Wednesday 20th July 2016
This morning's Y2 Leaver Assembly was a great success. The children shared their memories of

St Stephen's Infant School through song, poem and drama. Thank you to the Friends for proividing brunch and leaving gifts of a bookmark and sweetie cone!
The Y2 children also took the opportunity to share some of their learning with their parents/carers in the classrooms.
Good luck to the Y2 - keep trying your best!

TICKETS PLEASE!!
We are parking the bus!
A big 'Thank you' to our friends at First Bus for their donation! The bus arrived early on Saturday morning. Today the children will all visit the bus.
We plan to use the bus as a play/learning space from September 2016. The children are also thinking of ideas for how we will use the bus!

Stay Safe NSPCC Assembly Friday 15th July 2016
Kate and Buddy visited us today to share some important advice with the children. The children learned about Staying Safe and telling a trusted adult if they feel unhappy or unsafe.

Thank you to Mrs Holt (Learning Mentor/Thrive Practitioner) for organising the assembly.

Friday 1st July 2016

Yellow Class Assembly

Yellow Class shared their version of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' in this morning's assembly. The children performed brilliantly and their parents/carers, along with the rest of the school, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Well done to everyone and thank you to Ms. Smith, Mrs Cunningham and

Ms Newton. 

Family Fun Day

Kingswood Leisure Centre

Saturday  July 2nd 10am-4pm

Monday June 27th 2016

1,000,000 Penny Challenge

In today's assembly John Billitteri came to talk with the children about his 1,000,000 Pennies Challenge. John explained how he is collecting the pennies in aid of the Help For Heroes charity. John has just passed the 750,000 pennies milestone!
Please send in any spare change for John's appeal.

Look out for John on his bike and give him your pennies!
Good luck and thank you to John!

Your Writing is Out of this World!

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Congratulations to Emily-Rose King (Draco) who made it through to the Final of an Inter-school Gifted & Talented Writing Competition. Emily-Rose's 'Space' themed story was judged alongside other entries from a number of local schools.

Mrs Crew (Early Promise Leader) accompanied Emily-Rose to the award ceremony at

Hanham Abbot's Junior School.

Well done Emily-Rose!

Keep on writing!

Mr Ruck is 50! Monday June 20th 2016

Mr Ruck is 50! Monday June 20th 2016

I wanted to say 'Thank you' to everyone at St Stephen's for making my 50th birthday so memorable. I will never forget the surprise assembly on Monday - it was amazing. Thank you to all the staff for their generous gifts which included vouchers for a Gas flexi season ticket! UTG!
Thank you to the children for the cards and for singing the '50 years' song which was an incredible moment. The children have continued to wish me 'Happy Birthday' and lots of them tell me I'm much older than their grandad.
Thank you for your best wishes and birthday greetings.
I am very lucky to part of the St Stephen's community.
Mr Ruck
Aged 50 years and 3 days...................

Blue Class Assembly.

Friday 17th June 2016

Well done to the children in Blue Class who shared their Global Artsweek learning in this morning's assembly.

The children had been learning about arts in France and shared their own interpretations of Henri Matisse's 'The Snail.'
We were also treated to some Samba music, an Olympic value inspired Friendship poem and some French singing and dancing. T

hank you to Ms. Small, Mrs Cornelius, Ms Webb and Ms Pilgrim. Magnifique!

New School Gates Running Group

Thank you to Laura Cundy for helping organise our first session. Feedback has been really positive.

Please come along and join the group next Wednesday 22nd June at 9am! Meet at the school gates on Lansdown Rd.

The more the merrier!

Arts Week 2016

The last week of Term 5 has been Arts Week. Throughout the week each class has been learning about the art and culture of a Country that is competing in this Summer's Rio Olympics.

Yellow- Brazil,  Blue- France, Red-  Australia

Zog- India,  Elmer- Russia, Gruffalo- Greece

Pegasus- Germany, Leo-  South Africa, Draco- China

Please see the individual class pages for more photographs and information on what each class has created.

On Monday the children learnt in their cross-phase classes. This is where 10 children from each year group mix up and work together. In these groups the children looked into one of the values of the Olympics- Friendship. Each child created a 'Friendship person' and these were all linked together and displayed in the lobby. They also created a set of Olympic rings, which will be displayed in the hall ready to celebrate the Olympics.

On Tuesday and Wednesday each class had a Brazilian drumming workshop. The children learnt the 2 main beats of Samba and played them on different drums. At the end of the session all the class came together to create one Samba band.

It has been a great week and the children have all enjoyed learning about another Country through art, music and dance.

Congratulations to all the members of Gym Club number two this year!

All the children below are proudly showing off their badges which were awarded by Mr Ruck Thursday 26.5.16.

Well Done to you all! 

Mrs Stokes, Mrs Dyte and Mrs Hunter are very proud of you all.

We hope all the Parents and Carers enjoyed the short display and the presentation.

We look forward to the next club in the new school year.

Jump Rope Day

Friday 29th April 2016

Well! What a super day we all had skipping and having lots of fun dodging the rain clouds for most of the day!

A very big thank you to all the Parents and Carers who supported the day joining in helping to turn skipping ropes and having a go at skipping.

We have raised over £700.00. We will let everyone know the total amount raised shortly.

Thank you for all your donations

Karen Stokes

Aiden West - Blue Class - What an exhausting session!!

Monday 23rd May 2016

Maths - 'Fun Lego' Workshop which ran for 5 weeks.

Well done to all the parents and children who attended this fun workshop which took place over 5 weeks.

Lots of advice and support including lots of ideas were shared and the children had great fun playing games with their parents and other families.

At the end the workshop a 'free' Lego set was given to the children!

Monday 23rd May 2016.
This week is Global Artsweek.
Each class is looking into the art of a country taking part in this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
To start the week the children have spent part of this morning working in cross-phase groups.
(10 children from each year group making a group of 30).
In their groups the children focussed on the Olympic value of 'Friendship'. Ms Smith (Art Subject Leader) has organised Global Artsweek and has booked some Brazilian drummers to visit the school and lead a workshop for each class.
You are welcome to pop into the hall from 2.30pm this
Friday 27th May to view some of the children's learning from Global Artsweek.

Infant Agility Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May

The Year 1 and 2 children have all enjoyed an Infant Agility session led by the Grange PE Partnership. Some year 6 children from the Juniors helped to run the sessions, so we would like to say a big thank you to them! All of the children really enjoyed themselves, they were able to practise lots of skills and challenged themselves like the chimp in many of the activities. Please take a look at the photos of all of the amazing PE learning.

Come Dine With Me.
Week b. 16/5/16.
This week it has been great to welcome parents/carers to the Dinner Hall. We hope you enjoyed your school dinner!
Please call the office on 01454 866470 if you would like to book a table for next week!

Happy 90th birthday to the Queen!

Happy St George's Day for Saturday 23/4/16!

We have had a very patriotic week at St. Stephen’s Infant School.

In assembly on Monday George Ash (Yellow Class) helped bring the Legend of St. George to life. The children thoroughly enjoyed the legend. learning The children also learned about St. George and all things English!

We celebrated the Queen’s birthday by singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her during today’s Celebration Assembly. [See the video below]

We also flew the Union Jack on Thursday 21/4/16 and the St. George's Cross on Friday 22/4/16.

Ruby (Leo Class) had been out celebrating the Queen’s birthday and waved her Union Jack as we sang!

Happy 90th birthday to the Queen!

Happy St. George’s Day for 23/4/16!

Rocket Science @ SSIS

20/4/16 - 25/5/16

Children at St Stephen’s Infant School are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.

 

In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

 

St Stephen’s Infant School will be one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which they will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the differences over seven weeks. The children won’t know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

 

The out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable the children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

 

Mr Ruck, Headteacher, says: “We are very excited to be taking part in Rocket Science. This experiment is a fantastic way of teaching our children to think more scientifically and share their findings with the whole school community.

 

Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the ISS and inspire young people to look into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including horticulture.

 

Applications to take part in Rocket Science are still open and will close in March next year or until all packs have been allocated. Schools and educational groups can apply at rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening.

 

Follow the project on Twitter: @RHSSchools #RocketScience

 

Easter Colouring Competition 2016

Many thanks to the Friends for organising the Easter discos and the Easter Colouring Competition.

We had an amazing 147 entries for the Easter Colouring Competition.

It was a really difficult judging the entries. Well done to everyone for taking part!

The Friends provided prizes of Easter eggs for the winning boy and girl from each class.

Easter Colouring Competition winners are listed below . Scrool down to view the wiunner's slideshow.

Class

Winners

Yellow

Evie Hooper

Olly Webster

Red

Aaliyah Smith

Jacob Sutor

Blue

Freya Curnock

Joel Rocha

Zog

Grace Grant

Nathan Bloomfield-Jefferies

Elmer

Macie Presland

Tyler Hobbs

Gruffalo

Nevaeh Thorn

Tyler Bowden

Pegasus

Sophie Hughes

Owen Burr

Leo

Kasie Clack

Lui Alecci

Draco

Alicia-May Tucker

Evan Curtis

Easter Discos - Monday 21st March 2016

The Friends' Easter discos were EGGSellent and really EGGSciting!
Thank you to the Friends and Staff for their help.

Phonics Workshop for Parents and Carers in Year One and Year Two

Monday 7th March 2016

A very big thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop today. Some parents who missed the Reception Workshop the previous week also attended.

Again the workshop was fun with lots of interesting games that the parents found challenging but useful to support their children.

Lots of positive comments were recorded - Thank-you all

'I found it very informative to learn how our children are taught. Helps when we are doing reading at home'

'The phonics workshop was very helpful, we had fun learning new things'

'really useful and helped me to understand things I didn't know, can take away new learning techniques to help'

 

Phonics Workshop for Parents and Carers in Reception

Monday 29th February 2016

Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the workshop today.

We hope you enjoyed the phonic games and will now how more knowledge on how to support your children with their reading and writing at home.  

Numeracy Workshop for Parents and Carers in Reception and Year One

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop today. We hope you all enjoyed the session and will continue to play the games at home to support your children's learning. 

Music Workshop

We held a music workshop on Thursday 28th January, Mrs Manning  explored rythm, tempo and beats with children from our school and children from Christchurch Hanham, The Park, Beacon Rise and Samuel Whites. It was really fun and the children finished the morning with a pirate dance. 

Reception Booktime afternoon

Monday 18th January 2016

Thank you to all the Parents,Carers and Grandparents who attended the workshop.

We all had a great afternoon creating bookmarks, painting crocodiles and reading the 'free book' that was given out to all the reception children.

Thank you to Teresa Howell from Community Learning and the Library service who supported our school during the afternoon.

Comments from our parents were 'they really enjoyed having the quality time to play and have fun with their children'

Some of the crocodiles that were created by mums, dads and of course the children looked amazing!

Look out for  our next workshops - Numeracy and Phonics

Well Done to Amy Williams

A very proud Mum!

Both her children currently attend our school . Leyton in Draco Class and Leo in Gruffulo. 

She completed her 'Level Two English Qualification' with Community Learning who regularly support our school to deliver a range of workshops to support our parents.

If you require any further information regarding further education please see Karen Stokes Parent Link Worker.

Christmas at St Stephen's infant School

It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas performances over the last couple of weeks.

The children were amazing and I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff for their hard work in preparing the plays.

The staff also performed a ‘Nursery Crimes’ pantomime for the children last Friday which was great fun. Thank you to Mr Carlton for setting up and dismantling the stage.

[Mr Carlton has been standing in for Mr Brooks who is on sick leave.]

The collections from parents/carers and staff raised just over £300 for

Crisis at Christmas.

Many thanks for your generosity!

We have had a really busy few weeks preparing and celebrating Christmas!

Christmas plays

Discos

Parties

Carol Singing for the OAPs

the staff Pantomime

Christmas dinner

Visit from Santa

 

 Have a very

MERRY CHRISTMAS

from all the Staff at St. Stephen's Infant School!

See you on Monday 4th January 2016!

Friendship Week

16-20th November 2015

What a great Friendship Week!

The children have taken part in a range of learning opportunities linked to 'Friendship'.

Earlier in the week the children mixed up into cross phase groups to make friendship bracelets.

in assembly we have been thinking about 'What makes a good friend' and what to do if someone is making you feel scared or unhappy.

In today's Celebration Assembly our Lunchtime Stars were announced. This week the Lunchtime Team nominated children who have been great friends to others. Instead of Star Learners the children in each class voted for their Friend of the Week. We made sure every child in the school received a 'Teamwork Bee' sticker for being fantastic friends! Tyrese and Oliver are pictured wearing their stickers.

Thank you to all the staff and children for making

Friendship Week such fun!

Stay and Play

'Winter Theme'

Wednesday 18.11.15

Wow! What a fantastic morning we all had with our Children's Centre Staff.

All the children had great fun building, creating music sounds with lovely instruments and making shapes with paint in spinners!

We all had fun at the end singing including Mrs Stokes who danced with Charlie when everyone was singing!

Thanks to everyone who came along.

Look out for the next one after Christmas.

Year 2 Maths Workshop

17.11.15

What a fantastic morning we all had learning about how our children learn maths.

A big thank you to all our parents and carers for attending. The children really enjoyed playing and challenging themselves with maths activities. 

Thanks for your positive feedback!

 

"Thank you I've learned a lot to help my child"

"Great seeing the resources the children are using in school"

"It gave me a greater understanding of the teaching methods used and I now feel confident I can repeat this at home"

"I know now how to assist my childs learning at home"

"My son really enjoyed working with me at the workshop"

"I have not been very good at Maths - this has really helped"

 

Look out for further Parent/Carer workshops! 

 

Thank you to everybody who donated money to the Poppy Appeal in school.  Snapbands were popular, as well as the traditional paper poppy.  The whole school fell silent at 11 o'clock to pay our respects to those who have fought and died in war (past and present).  
Local rainbows, brownies and beavers, plus an Akela came to school in their uniforms.

Friday 6th November 2015

Today we said ' Thank you, goodbye and good luck' to

Mrs Gillard.

Mrs Gillard has been part of our Catering Team for 22 years!

She has served countless portions of fruit and milk tuck every morning playtime! We wish Mrs Gillard all the very best for her retirement!

Halloween Discos 2015.

Thank you to the F(r)iends!!!! Ha ha ha ha!

St Stephen's Infant School

Harvest Service

Tuesday 20th October 2015

During assemblies in Term 1 the children have been thinking about the importance of sharing and how amazing nature is.

'We share' is one of our Golden Rules.

The children have watched time-lapse photography of pumpkins growing as well as appreciating the beauty of autumn colours and nature in general.

Click on these links to view:

'We share' and 'Amazing nature' assembly.

Harvest Service PowerPoint.

The Y1 and Y2 classes each prepared a harvest themed piece to share at our Harvest Service on Tuesday 20th October 2015.  The service was a great success.

The children shared a range of harvest songs, prayers, stories and poems.

We welcomed some visitors to the school for the service. 

The Reverend Julia Chard, from St Stephen's Church, talked to the children about the importance of harvest time and sharing.

Mr Webb (Vice-Chair of Governors and volunteer at the school) also attended the service. We thanked Mr Webb, and his wife Marion, for their help on the school allotment. Mr and Mrs Webb have helped the children to plant, water, and care for our  plants over the last year. This included coming into school during the summer holidays to water the beds. Mr Webb singlehandedly shovelled a lorry load of manure for us as well!

We have donated our school-grown organic vegetables to the Julian Trust Night Shelter in St. Paul's.

John Rosewall from the Julian Trust came to the service to accept the donations.

John thanked the children for their harvest thoughts. John told the children that the volunteers at the shelter are busy preparing for a long, cold winter. Bristol City Council recently counted 107 people sleeping rough in the centre. John felt that this was actually the 'tip of the iceberg'. 

John also thanked the parents/carers for their cash and food donations. 

As usual, St Stephen's Infant School parents/carers were amazingly generous.

The food and cash have already been delivered to the night shelter.

This will undoubtedly help some of Bristol's homeless people over the coming autumn and winter months.

Thank you for your support!

St. Stephen's Infant Football Festival

Friday 16th October 2015

For photos and match report please click here!

 

Red, White & Blue Day Friday 9th October 2015

We have had a great 'Red, White and Blue' Day!

The Reception classes joined KS1 children for their first Celebration Assembly when it was announced we have raised £193 for the 3 military charities!
Well done everyone!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 11th September 2015

Welcome back to the new school year!

In assembly this morning we said 'Goodbye and good luck' to the Y2 children and 5 members of staff:

Ms Morris, Ms Chapman,
Ms Spilman,Ms Trimnell and Ms Davidson.

Ms Davidson will be returning to St Stephen's next year after her maternity leave.
Good luck to you all!
Have a great summer holiday!

See Y1 and Y2 children back here  on Thurs. 3rd Sept.- 8.50am!

Y2 Leavers' Video is now available on You Tube - enjoy!

Thank you to Bruno.
https://youtu.be/q6w8GjMgV38

100% Attendance for 2014-15!

Congratulations to our 100% Attendance 2014-15  children.
The 10 children were awarded a certificate and £5 book token in today's assembly.
Daisy Bowden, Oliver Bull, Chloe Curnock, Jacob Langdon,

Amy Lewis, Daniel Meletti, Ashlyn Osborne, Isobel Pharo, Riley Webb and Sienna Williams.

Shaun the Sheep

Well done to Alfie from Elmer class for winning our design competition. Alfie designed Shaun the Sheep using inspiration from Monet, which he learnt about during art's week. 'Shauny Monet' was painted by Alfie with help from Felicity from Elmer and Gill and Mike from Riverbank Art Centre, who kindly donated their time to paint the background and help Alfie paint on his design.  

'Shauny Monet' will soon join our gorilla and Gromit on the roundabout for all to see.

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 10th July 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 10th July 2015

Sports Morning Friday July 3rd 2015

Click here for a report and to see some photos.

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 26th June 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 26th June 2015

St Stephen's Star Writer!

Well done to Marion Anayo (Pegasus Class) who has won a Y1 and Y2 'Jungle Adventure' Story Writing competition. The competition has been organised by teaching staff from local schools such as Christchurch Hanham, Samuel White's,Beacon rise, The Park and Hanham Abbot's. Marion's amazing story was chosen as the winner in her age category. All the finalists attended a prize giving ceremony here today. Each child read out their story to an audience of staff and parents/carers. The event was a great success. Thank you to Julie Crew (Gifted & Talented Leader) for organising the ceremony. Keep writing everyone!

Congratulations to all the children in gymnastics club who acheived their badges this term.

Well done to everybody, you all worked very hard!

Well done Lauren and Alec Heley who have been awarded the Skoolbo Super Champ trophy for answering over 10,000 questions!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 19th June 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 19th June 2015

Congratulations to our Parents who have just completed our Pyramid for Parents Workshop June 2015

Thank you to Trish Kelly (Reece Kelly's mum- Blue Class) and her colleagues from RBS who spent Tuesday 9th June painting our Lodge and the fence surrounding the Sports Zone. The team enjoyed a school dinner and have made a great impact on our playspaces! Thank you!

Thank you for the jars of sweets!

We look forward to seeing you at our Summer Fayre

12-3pm on Saturday 13th June!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 5th June 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 5th June 2015

Arts' Week 2015

Term 5 Week 6

This week we have been learning about three famous artists: Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Claude Monet. To start our week off Ben, an African drummer, played us his instruments from Africa and explained where they came from and what they are made of during assembly. Each class then had a drumming workshop and learnt how to play a beat, then putting different beats together to create a performance piece. On Tuesday we spent the morning in our cross-phase classes and recreated a famous painting by our artist onto canvas to be displayed around school. During the week each class has been learning the techniques used by the artists and then using these in their own art work.

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 15th May 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 15th May 2015

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 8th May 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 8th May 2015

Friday 1st May 2015

Y2 School Councillors delivered the books chosen by School Council at last week's meeting.

Each class earned 2 new books for helping us reach our 20 Smiley Face reward for making right choices in Assemblies.

Happy reading everyone!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 1st May 2015

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 1st May 2015

St. Stephen's Rovers Football Club

(SSRFC)

Congratulations to the 8 members of our SSRFC squad who took part in the KS1 Football Festival at Downend Sports Centre on Tuesday 28th April 2015.

The team played 4 games and won 3, narrowly losing out on winning the tournament. We lost on goal difference. Our runners-up place was very well deserved.

The team played brilliantly and were an absolute credit to the school and their coach Adam Bull.

Today's players were: Jack Sheppard (Goalkeeper), Elisha Cole, Ben Hollister,

Ashton Burr, George Shiner, Oliver Bull, Reece Southcott and Ellie Johnson.

 

At times we looked better than Barcelona, passing the ball unselfishly and working hard for each other.

George Shiner scored 4 goals and Ashton scored 3.

Oliver scored 2 goals and made some useful assists and tackles.

Reece linked up our attacking play well and scored a goal.

Ben, Elisha and Ellie were solid in midfield and defence throughout the tournament.

Jack was outstanding in goal showing bravery and skill. He read the games well and knew when to come out and when to stay on his line.

Great performances all round!

Thank you to Mrs Hunter and Mrs Chapman and the parents/carers who came along to support SSRFC!

We are planning more fixtures before the end of the school year.

Well done to the rest of our squad - pictured below - who have trained really well with Adam every Thursday over the last few months. 

KS1 Footie Club will return on 4th June 2015.

 

 

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 24th April 2015

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 24th April 2015

St. George Assembly

Monday 20th April 2015

In today's assembly the children learned about St. George  -

the patron saint of England.

George P from Zog Class helped act out the legend of 'George and the Dragon.' George successfully slayed the dragon and lived happily ever after with the princess!

Please click here to find out more about St. George's Day.

We will be celebrating St. George's Day this Thursday 23rd April.

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 17th April 2015

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 17th April 2015

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 27th March 2015

Many thanks to the Friends for organising the Easter discos and the Easter Colouring Competition.

Please click here to view the winning entries.

The Friends provided prizes of Easter eggs for the winning boy and girl from each class.

Easter Colouring Competition winners:

Class

Winners

Yellow

Oliver Homer

Isaac Roberts

Red

Emily Jefferies

Charlie James

Blue

Isla Davey

Connor Gazzard

Zog

Lauren Heley

Riley Webb

Elmer

Alicja Kucinska

Joao Da Silva

Gruffalo

Emily-Rose King

George Worlock

Pegasus

Evie Britton

Liam Pritchard

Leo

Amy Elston

Preston Fear

Draco

Olivia Davey

Finley Harris

Britain's National Bird

As part of Science Week each class voted for

'Britain's National Bird'.

If you would like to vote please click here:

http://www.votenationalbird.com/ 

Class results:

Yellow Class -Robin

Blue Class- Mute Swan

Red Class - Barn Owl/Puffin

Zog Class- Puffin

Gruffalo Class- Barn Owl

Elmer Class - Kingfisher

Pegasus Class- Robin

Draco Class - Red Kite

Leo Class - Kingfisher

 

FIZZPOP SCIENCE came in for our SCIENCE WEEK assembly.  'Molecular Bond' showed us lots of experiments using bubbles and different gases. 

 

Cross- Phase Science Experiments

Wednesday 25th March 2015

More St. Stephen's Scientists in action!

Friday 20th March 9.20am

We watched the eclipse live on the big screen during assembly this morning!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 20th March 2015

 

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 20th March 2015

Numeracy Workshop for Reception and Year One Parents.

Thursday 12th March 2015

Another workshop was set up to support our parents to help their children develop maths skills and understand our new maths resource called ‘Numicon’ that is used to support ‘number bonds’ and work out ‘difference’

The children joined their parents half way through the morning enjoying a well-earned biscuit!

Lots of parents commented that they found the session ‘really useful’ especially learning how to use Numicon and that the workshops are ‘great to see how the children are learning maths in school’.

All the parents took away Numicon resources to support their children’s learning at home.

Thanks to all our parents who supported this activity morning.

We raised over £200 for Comic Relief today!

Thank you for your donations!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 13th March 2015

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 13th March 2015

Thank you to Tyrese's dad for these photos of the Y1 Christmas play.

Year Two Numeracy Workshop

Held in school on Thursday 12th February 2015

This workshop was to support parents to help their children develop maths skills and understand our new maths resource called ‘Numicon’ that is used to support ‘number bonds’ and work out ‘difference’

Thanks to all our parents who supported this workshop.

Lots of parents commented that they found the session extremely useful especially learning how to use the Numicon. It was ‘brilliant’ and ‘fun’ to work with our children.

 

 

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 27th February 2015

Congratulations to our Lunchtime Stars and to Antony and Olivia who won  the Lunchtime Raffle. Thank you for making the right choices!

Friday 27th February 2015

St Stephen's Infant School Gym Club

Presentation Afternoon 12/2/15

Well done to our talented gymnasts! We presented our KS1 Gymnasts with a range of BAGA badges and certificates this afternoon. The club has been meeting every Thursday since November and the children have learned new skills and developed their core strength. Thank you to Mrs Stokes, Mrs Hunter and Mrs Dyte for running our Gym Club!

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 6th February 2015

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 6th February 2015

Year One Multi-Skills Morning

Friday 6th February 2015

 

Staff from the Grange School Partnership kindly delivered a great and fun filled multi-skills training morning today, which the Year One children took part in. The skills being taught included hand eye co-ordination activities as well as teamwork games.

The children particularly enjoyed playing the ‘Pirate Chest Game’ which involved being in four teams who took it in turns to retrieve and return ‘treasure’ in a timed situation. It was great to see their teamwork, motivation and enthusiasm, as well as their improving skills!

PICTURES to follow.......

 

Dragon's Egg Writing at Home Challenge!

Closing date is this Friday 6th February 2015!

Some ideas for your writing:

  • Draw a picture of the baby dragon that emerges and write a caption/sentences to describe it.
  • Write a dragon diary, make a book/poster/advert
  • Write a story about a dragon and its eggs (including illustrations),
  • Write an information text ‘How to look after a dragon’
  • Write a dragon poem
  • Write some dragon jokes

All entries will receive a small prize and a boy and girl winner will be chosen from each class.

Reception Book Time Workshop January 2015

What a great afternoon we had at the Reception Book Time workshop on Monday 26th January.

Nearly 60 Reception parents/carers attended the session led by Teresa Howell (S. Glos Community Learning), Emma (Kingswood Library) and Karen Stokes  (our Parent Link Officer).

The workshop gave parents/carers time to discuss how to support their child in learning to read.

It was then time to visit the children in their classes to read 'Hairy Maclary' and join in with some activities.

Every child received a Book Time pack!

Thank you to the Reception Team as well for making the event such a great success!

We are planning future workshops so please watch this space.

Remember to keep reading at home with your children and pop a message in their yellow Reading Record each time you read. You do not have to write a lot in the Reading Record - the date and a brief comment is enough.

Congratulations to our

Lunchtime Stars!

Friday 30th January 2015

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 30th January 2015

Congratulations to our Star Learners!

Friday 23rd January 2015

 

 

Going for Goals 2015 with Bill Bowrey

16th January 2015

To help kick-start our ‘Going for goals’ challenge Councillor Bill Bowrey joined us in assembly on Friday 16th January.

Bill is also a governor here and told the children about his M.B.E.  Bill was presented with the M.B.E by the Queen for his contribution to the Airbus industry in Bristol.

Bill explained to the children how he had met his goal through ‘teamwork’ and by ‘keeping on going’ when things were difficult. Bill also shared pictures of his visit to Buckingham Palace.

A big ‘thank you’ to Bill for coming into school and inspiring the children and staff!

Join us by setting your own goal for 2015.

Please send your ‘Going for Goals’ sheet into school ASAP.  

 

Christmas 2014 @ St. Stephen's Infant School

It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas performances. The children were amazing and I am sure you will join me in thanking the staff for their hard work in preparing the plays. Thank you for providing the children’s costumes. The staff also performed a ‘Beauty and the Yeast’ pantomime for the children last Friday which was great fun. Thank you to Mr Brooks for setting up and dismantling the stage.

The collections from parents/carers and staff raised just over £270 for Crisis at Christmas.

Many thanks for your generosity!

A selection of photos from some of our Christmas events are shown below.

On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mr. Ruck