In keeping with annual tradition here at St. Stephen's Junior, children in year 3 and 4 were visited by the Challenger Troop on the 10-11th September. As a fantastic compliment to the national curriculum, the range of fun and engaging outdoor activities offer an alternative approach to learning and are designed to help build children's self confidence and self-esteem, while encouraging them to make friends and gain valuable life skills.
Mr May from Year 4 had the following to say: "The children had the exciting opportunity of testing their wits against the demanding trials set by the Challenger Troop Squad. All of the children showed steely determination and real physical endurance to rise to the occasion! The day truly showcased the wonderful qualities that our children possess: from encouraging and supporting their peers to working superbly as a team!"
Read a short message from our headteachers in our new NEWSLETTER, where we celebrate pupils work and achievements and provide updates on life at school. The newsletter provides examples of some of the really positive responses from a few of our staff and pupils on their return to school and shares some of the exciting things being done in each year group.
Updated 1st September 2020: In line with the Department for Education’s instruction, it is our plan that all pupils in years 3 and 6 will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term on Thursday 3rd September 2020, with pupils in years 4 and 5 returning on Monday the 7th September. Our planning is underpinned by the Department for Education’s advice on effective infection protection and control.
For more detailed information on our plan for opening and the assessment of the risks relating to Covid-19, please click the respective links: FULL OPENING PLAN and FULL RISK ASSESSMENT. Joint headteachers Mrs Cutts and Mrs Heaney have also prepared a short video explaining the planned one-way system on entering and leaving the school permises when school opens. Watch it HERE
For new parents whose children will be attending St. Stephen's Junior in September 2020, please click on this LINK to to visit our Year 3 induction portal.