Mr Schumm's Blog

What a glorious sunny week it’s been! Perfect for the Year 6’s who have been enjoying some quality time ‘in the wild’ on the Isle of Wight (maybe wild is pushing it slightly). Joining them for the second half of the week, my highlight has to be the trapeze as, although it terrifies me (and many of them), the sense of exhilaration when you make the jump is totally worth the initial fear of heights. It never fails to impress me, when I see our children on school residential trips, how confident and kind they are to one another and this year has been no exception. Expect to see some very dirty clothes and some very tired children when we get back later today!

We began the week with a celebration assembly honouring all our amazing support staff as it was national TA day. The children enjoyed sharing why our support staff are so special and saying a massive thank you to them before sending them off for tea and copious amounts of cake in the staff room.

Monday evening saw open classrooms where it was wonderful to have so many parents come to meet the new teacher and see where the learning happens. Timetables and curriculum maps were also given out so, if you couldn’t make it, don’t forget to email the class teacher to make sure you have all the information you need.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang rehearsals have stepped up a level with only 1 week left now until the main event. Miss Whiting has been singing, dancing and acting her socks off with the children to help them be at their very best. I am sure they will be ‘Truly Scrumptious’ on the day.  

It’s been like an episode of Changing Rooms today in school as the clubhouse base has been getting a full make over – it’s all set to be completed on Monday so watch this space for some photos of the transformation.

A quick reminder that next Thursday is Harvest Festival so please remember to send in some donations of food with your children next week. Thursday is also our annual Family Supper and Founders Day celebration (6pm in the main hall). This is one of my absolute favourite events of the year, as everyone comes together, brings a dish to share and tucks in like one big St Stephen’s school family.

It’s set to be glorious weather again this weekend so make sure you get out and enjoy this last breath of summer before the inevitable autumn chill starts creeping in.