STARFISH & TURTLE - LIVING THE HIGH LIFE!
On Thursday, Turtle and Starfish visited Brooklands Museum as part of our topic work on Transport.
TURTLE RACES INTO FIRST PLACE IN ATTENDANCE RACE
We recently sent a letter home to parents outlining how seriously we take attendance rates.
As these rates are so closely linked to attainment and progress, here at St. Stephen’s we do all we can to monitor and encourage good attendance. With that in mind, we have been looking at the attendance rates of each class and we are delighted to report that the class with the most attended sessions last term was Turtle! With an attendance rate of 97.47%, it’s great to see the little ones showing our older children how it’s done. The winning class will now be able to choose a reward of their choice – it could be a piece of school equipment, reading materials or another educational bonus.
Of course, the biggest reward of all will be the progress that each winning class makes as a result of their hard work and diligence.
VISIT TO MARBLE HILL PARK
On Thursday 3rd November, the Reception children pulled on their wellies, wrapped up in their coats and trekked en masse to Marble Hill Park. The children spent the morning kicking through the colourful Autumn leaves, collecting them into a large pile and examining the different shapes and colours. We were accompanied by a wonderful array of Parent Helpers who helped us to make the most of the brisk November weather.
BILLY AND BOBBY GO BACK TO SCHOOL
Another September, another school year. We are delighted to welcome back all our lovely children and staff. The children have returned rested and brimming with enthusiasm, so we are already confident this is going to be a great year. Two very keen returnees are our Reception mascots Billy and Bobby Bear. They have been out and about this week visiting our new Reception children, shaking a paw or two as they go. And when our reporter spoke to the young cubs earlier today, they assured us the new Reception cohort are all settling in nicely!