Year 5 student captures the super wolf blood moon

  Mon Jan19a

Lincoln, one of our enthusiastic year 5's, got up early this morning to brave the icy winter conditions to snap a rare photo of the super wolf blood moon, a phenomenon which will only appear again after many years to come. This particular event combines a supermoon with a lunar eclipse.

We had to reduce the image quality for the website, so the quality of the photo shown here may not do his actual photo much justice.

Year 3's visit the Roman Museum in Canterbury

Our year 3 's embarked on an exciting journey to Canterbury Roman Museum. It was an amazing trip which allowed the kids to immerse themselves into what Roman life would have been like and included wonderful learning opportunities like testing out spoon catapults, grinding wheat and coin making!

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Winners of the cooking competition announced

  Cooking competition

The results of the cooking competition held last term are finally in. Children interested in participating were asked to bring in their own recipes and ingredients and to do their very best to impress our excellent kitchen staff here at St. Stephens Junior School. Winners from both the lower and upper school were selected and their winning dishes will be served to the whole school at a future date.

Congratulations to all chefs for their wonderful enthusiasm!

Pupils use of mobile phones and Share Aware

    share aware parents guide

Over Christmas there have been mobile phones as gifts to pupils and we have seen an increase in these here at school. In the interests of trying to help keep our children as safe online as possible, we'd like to share a few links to important information relevant to all parents and carers. The first is a link to the NSPCC's 'A parents guide to being Share Aware' which presents advice relating to information your child may be sharing online.

The second link leads to the Net Aware website, providing critical information on social media websites your children may be visiting. Net Aware highlights the different age restrictions of certain social media websites and apps, and provides feedback from children on what they like and don't like about them. It presents striking visual representations of whether reviewers think the sites and apps are appropriate for children or not and the respective risks involved. Please take a moment to visit this site and investigate a few of the popular social media sites.

The final link is to our mobile phone policy here at the school relating to children bringing them in and using them on site.

School Council hard at work

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Members of the school council and the Year 6 Head Boy / Girl team helped clear litter around the school site today. Vigilant pupils noticed the increasing discarded cans, bottles and cigarette butts that were littering the main school entrance. Pupils suggested there is a termly site inspection to monitor this.

Whilst councillors were happy to clear up, we politely ask that everyone does their share, by putting litter in the bin.

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