Reception Writers in the Office

Just had four young writers knocking at my door to show me some wonderful handwriting. It was even more impressive when I realised they were all from RECEPTION! Joined up handwriting can be hard to crack when you're only five but the effort is worth it in the end - what a good standard they've…

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Summer Reading Challenge 2015

This afternoon all children in Reception and Years 1,2,3 & 4 were treated to a storytelling session from Librarian Melanie Graaf. Melanie was in school to promote this year's 'Summer Reading Challenge' being held at libraries across the borough. Why not enquire at Farnworth Library for further…

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Sowing the Seeds

As part of our ongoing gardening project (Have you SEEN how good the grounds are looking lately?) Year 6 pupils were out scattering seeds on 'their patch'. Now sit back and wait.  I'm hoping for instant results because the area is right outside my office window!

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Kearsley Scarecrow Festival

WE have entered (one per class in fact). Have YOU? Still time to get your entry in and start building for Saturday 26th September.

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Please Sir - Can I Have Some More?

The afternoon performance of Oliver has just finished and the applause has only just died down! The children did a great job and now I'm really looking forward to this Thursday evening for more of the same. Well done EVERYONE!

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Year 6 versus Himalayan Balsam!

Had a wonderfully wet day in the woods with Year 6. We were invited by Mike Fisher from the Darcy Lever Gravel Pits Action Group to help in the fight against the invasion of Himalayan Balsam (pictured above).

The children spent a good hour clearing a section of the Gravel Pits before…

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Sports Day - Part Two

This afternoon it was the turn of Key Stage 1 to take part in the inter-house sports competition. Same levels of enthusiasm, same competitive edge, even noisier crowd! The weather has been kind all day - everyone received a first, second, third or well done sticker and went away happy. Thank you…

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Sports Day - Part One

Key Stage 2 Sports (sprint, distance and relay) were held this morning. The weather was kind, the capacity crowd was enthusiastic and the racing was of high quality.The winning house was Coniston - Well Done! And well done to everyone who competed - winners and losers alike - the effort and…

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Run, Jump, Throw, Repeat....

Just dropped the St Stephen's Athletics Team off at Leverhulme Park. (They weren't ALL in my car). They look in the mood to give 100% for the school in competition with teams from schools across the district this afternoon.

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Year 6 Leavers' Service

The day started with our traditional Leavers' Service in church. The service was led by Reverend Karsten and it was great to see so many parents in attendance. During the service the children were presented with a bible - signed by members of staff - as a memento of their time at St Stephen's.…

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Student Masterchef Finalists

If you're not looking forward to cooking tea tonight then these are the boys for YOU. Our two budding chefs beat off stiff competition from the rest of Year 5 to win the honour of representing the school at the Student Masterchef Finals which were held at Kearsley Academy today. They didn't win…

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Children's University Graduation

As part of our very successful link with Kearsley Academy our children have the opportunity to take part in the Children's University programme. This involves taking part in a wide range of activities and experiences throughout the year designed to teach new skills and build confidence. Some of…

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