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EYFS ART - Peter Thorpe

Date: 5th Jan 2023 @ 2:03pm

Today we explored a new art tool... oil pastels!

We have really enjoyed smudging chalk and charcoal last term and Mrs Molloy asked us if we can smudge the oil pastels.

We explored the new art media, drawing lines and pictures from our imagination and tried to smudge them.

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Winston came to visit!

Date: 2nd Dec 2022 @ 10:26am

Today we had a virtual visit from Winston Churchill! It was brilliant to learn about his life, his thoughts about war and the three W's. 

Winston Churchill, the Will of the British people and Water. We got to ask him questions and learnt lots about the war. 

Remembrance 2022

Date: 28th Nov 2022 @ 12:11pm

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The Three Little Pigs experiment

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 4:00pm

Year 2 made houses out of different materials in science.  We based our houses and the designs on the story of the three little pigs.  We used a hair dryer and we huffed and we puffed and we blew the houses down.  The houses were varied and imaginative and the children used lots of different materials such as plastic, wood, paper, card and metal.

Bolton Museum - Ancient Egyptians

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 1:14pm

In Year 4 this term we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. On Tuesday, we went to Bolton Museum to learn even more and Millie at the museum was very impressed with our knowledge. We had an explore around the Egyptian gallery and took part in a workshop. During the workshop, we learnt the link between Bolton and Egypt, we created a human timeline, we learnt about mummifcation and even saw some real mummies! We also pretended one of the children were a mummy and we had to sort the organs into the correct canopic jar. 

Whist we were there, we were lucky enough to have a look around the art gallery, an aquarium and we learnt about the history of Bolton. We had a fantastic day!!

PE in 5D

Date: 21st Nov 2022 @ 9:18am

We love PE and have worked hard on developing our netball skills along with our attacking and defending in invasion games. 

Digestive System demonstration

Date: 21st Nov 2022 @ 9:10am

We were really lucky when Emily, a student at UCLAN, cam to demonstrate the digestive system to us as part of her dissertation.  This was a great recap from our learning in Year 3 and 4.  She taught us how the food we eat travels through our body, is used for energy and then how we poop out the waste!  It was pretty gross but great fun!

Qui est'ce? Guess Who?

Date: 20th Nov 2022 @ 12:19pm

Au Café St Stephen's

Date: 20th Nov 2022 @ 12:02pm

Learning to order food and drink in a French café.

Yoga in year 5

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 12:15pm

We had a visit from a yoga teacher who taught us about meditiation and listening to our bodies emotions. 

Exploring Egyptian artefacts

Date: 10th Nov 2022 @ 1:56pm

Our Egyptian museum box arrived and it was very exciting! There were lots of Egyptian artefacts inside so we became historian detectives and asked questions about the artefacts and then found out information about them.

Diwali celebrations - Year 4

Date: 10th Nov 2022 @ 1:41pm

We celebrated Diwali by making diva lamps out of clay, we then painted them in bright colours and added gems for decoration.

Making houses using suitable materials

Date: 9th Nov 2022 @ 8:42pm

As part of our science unit, we each made a house for the three little pigs. We had to use suitable materials that would be strong, waterproof and survive the test of the Big Bad Wolf! Take a look at some of our homes!

Sukkot

Date: 9th Nov 2022 @ 8:36pm

In RE, we have been learning about the festival of Harvest and Sukkot. In the environmental area, we made our own sukkah's out of natural materials as Jewish do when they celebrate the festival of Sukkot.

The Great Fire of London

Date: 9th Nov 2022 @ 8:30pm

We have been learning about The Great Fire of London. We have learnt about where the fire started, how it spread and the impact this had on peoples lives. Children have made their own London houses and bakeries and we have put them together and re-enacted the fire of London scene by setting them alight to show what happened.

Harvest food tasting

Date: 9th Nov 2022 @ 8:26pm

As part of our Harvest unit, we tasted some foods that have been harvested in our local area and around the world. We talked about how the fruits and vegetables tasted and discussed how they had been harvested, whether this be by hand or machines.

Paul Cookson

Date: 9th Nov 2022 @ 8:18pm

Poet Paul Cookson came to visit our school in October.  We loved listening to his poems and got to join in performing some.  He showed us how he uses illustrations to enhance his poems and how he uses the music by playing his ukelele.  We had great fun and even got to write a class poem about animals.

Diwali Celebrations

Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 4:12pm

We have had great fun learning all about Diwali.  We made Diva lamps, created rangoli patterns using rotation and made lots of delcious food.  This was then collected from all around school to create a display like they do at the temple.  In our RE lessons we are considering the question "Is there one journey or many?" where we are learning about the Hinud beliefs around reincarnation, the cycle of life and the Samskaras. 

Paul Cookson came to visit

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 9:45am

Poet Paul Cookson came to visit our school on Tuesday.  We loved listening to his poems and got to join in performing some.  He showed us how he uses illustrations to enhance his poems and how he uses the music by playing his ukelele.  We had great fun and even got to write a class poem called "When the Teacher isn't there!

Visit by The Wildlife Trust

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 11:23am

The wildlife trust visited last week. We joined them in our enviromental area to learn more bout learning outdoors. 

We took part in a lesson about World War 2 . We talked about the sounds and smell there would have been during the bombing, how we would have felt as a fighter pilot taking part in raids and we made tiny bomb shelters.

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St Stephen's Girls football team

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 11:16am

Our girls football team had thier first match this week. It was the first matched they had played as a team and the game went all the way to penalties1

Well done girls!

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Year 6 Zumba and Yoga aster sessions

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 11:10am

Year 6 took part in taster sessions of Yoga and Zumba. We had great fun!

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Our High school taster day at Christ The King

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 11:00am

We enjoyed a morning at Christ the king High school taking part in classes and trying new subjects .

We were spilt in to groups along with children from other local schools and took part in a variety of lessons including,     Art , Cookery, Science R.E, History, Football, Netball and Trampoling.

We all enjoyed our morning at High school and are looking forward to next year. We found it isn't quite as scary as we thought. 

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year 6 visit to The Young Science centre, UCLAN

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 10:29am

Year 6 spent a day at UCLAN's Young Science centre learning all about Electricity and circuits. We made out own circuit boards containing lights and switches and took part in electrical experiments and challenges. 

We are had an "electrifying"day .

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Librarians

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 1:32pm

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