Celebrating our membership to the Arts Council and HeadStart Kent we are having a week in school focussing on the power of art in addressing our emotions. Specialist workers are supporting our week and creating a Willow sculpture in Forest School and Mindful Yoga sessions in our hall. The week will feature relaxing music, nature tables and a menu of mindful activities. Later in the week we will post a parent pack on our website and families are invited to drop into our art room on Tuesday 21st or Wednesday 22nd May from 3-5pm and complete an activity with their child/children.
The week ends with a day of fundraising for local charity Porchlight including a sponsored sleep over in Forest school. Pupils who want to hold their sponsored sleep over in their gardens at home, with parental permission, are welcome to gain sponsorship and support this on Friday too. Sponsorship forms are available at our school reception or feel free to donate to our fundraising webpage:
Six children from St. Stephen's Junior competed in the South East England Ski Championships on the 12th May 2019. The children showed determination and resilience as well as sporting competitive behaviour. Lara Pywell was placed 6th overall with a time of 22.03 secs.
This is a very high-level competition with many of the winners competing in National Championships. A special congratulations to Alice, Freddie, Oscar, Stanley and Sam for being such excellent representatives from our school.
Our year 3's visited the Living Land this first week of May, a 'one day event offered to Kent school children in years 3 and 4 aimed at educating young children in the areas of farming, agriculture, countryside and healthy eating'. Set within the beautiful landscape of the Kent Showground, the children took advantage of this wonderful opportunity and learned a great deal about various animals and farming and even tasted some delicious food on offer from Kent's distinguished agricultural community.
Year 5 have had a very exciting week exploring Wildwood Discovery Park as part of their topic on living things and life cycles this term. They saw all sorts of animals; from bison through to bears and even conquered a public bus!’’. At Wildwood "you can come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife past and present. They have over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. See Bears, Wolves, Arctic Foxes, Bison, Deer, Owls, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Lynx, Wild Horses, Badgers, Beavers and much more as you make your way around the park".