A Friday Round Up from Mr Schumm

Good afternoon,

What a busy week! All systems are go and Year 6 are terrifically excited about their trip away next week sampling the delights of abseiling, zip wiring, archery, quad biking and the list goes on. I am travelling down with them so will need to get myself in peak fitness for the activities – I fear I may have left it too late!

Good Work Assembly

This morning we welcomed Reception to our assembly who I must say behaved impeccably and joined in with the celebration of good work during our assembly.

Class Stars of the Week
Reception Milne Tomi and Freddi
Reception Ahlberg Jack and Dunya
Year 1 Donaldson Rose and Ky-Mani
Year 1 McNaughton Jemima and Dominic
Year 2 Hoberman Alex B and Julia
Year 2 Madan Amiya and Tomasz
Year 3 Nichols Zara and Annie
Year 3 Lear Luca and Elise
Year 4 Rosen Kingsley and Zakari
Year 4 Bloom Woody, Da’Sharn and Rose
Year 5 Silverstein Ella and Harly
Year 5 Blackman Sophie and Alexander
Year 6 Zephaniah All those children that ran for House Captain but were unsuccessful
Year 6 Ayres All those children that ran for House Captain but were unsuccessful
Good Citizens of the Week
Millie 4 Rosen
Mr Faith and Miss Amy
Millie-Jo 4 Lear
Daniel 5 Blackman
House Points
  1. Wesley – 3,014
  1. Aylward – 2,656
  1. Liddell – 2,520
  1. Crummell – 2,262


Thank you to all those parents who attended our FOSS AGM meeting – an amazing turn out! FOSS had a spectacular year even in the midst of the pandemic and raised a stupendous £113,000 for our school. Thank you to all our new volunteers and to our former committee members who have done a sterling job! Thank you to Sylvia who is continuing as Chair and a huge thank you in advance for your contributions to FOSS in the year ahead whether that is through attendance at events, providing donations or the invaluable setting up, clearing up and sweeping duties!

Phonics Evening

Last night Mrs Ghoul and Miss Billington led our phonics meeting and explained how we will be teaching the new children in Reception to read and write. We use a scheme called Read, Write Inc., which is superb! They will soon be pronouncing pure sounds and blending delightfully with a spattering of digraphs!

Black Voices Week

Black Voices Week later this term will celebrate the achievements of scientists, engineers and inventors from ethnic minorities both past and present. If you know anyone who may is able to contribute to talks, workshops, assemblies during this week, then please get in touch with Mrs Wordsworthl.wordsworth@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

RE Survey

Question Yes /121 No /121
Do you feel the leadership and teachers of the school supports the faith journey of your child? 99.2 % 0.8 %
Are the children progressing well in their RE subjects? Do you feel we have a balanced curriculum? 99.2 % 0.8 %
Do you feel the links between the St Stephen Primary School,& St Stephens Church and the parents of the school are effective? 97.5% 2.5%
Are you aware there is a school prayer group for parents and carers that meets Friday 9 am outside the main school door? 90.1% 9.9%
Does our school encourage your children to respect each other faith and cultures as well as their own? 98.4 1.6%
Does the school collective worship encourage and inspire your children faith? If so how? 97.5 2.5%

At the end of the last school year, we asked parents to complete a survey on our Religious Education and the results are printed above. One of our aims this academic year is for the children to learn more about other world faiths. With this in mind we would like to welcome parents/ carers of other world faiths within our school community to visit the school and share their religion with children across the school. This could be in a class visit or if you are feeling really brave, a school assembly. Please contact Mr Perry, our RE lead, if you would like to join us a.perry@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for all your support.

Mr Schumm