A Friday Round Up from Mr Schumm

Good afternoon,


Last night saw the main hall transformed into the most magnificent art gallery, exhibiting a range of fantastic art work – all completed by children, parents and the wider community. The music was playing, the lighting subdued and, with cocktails on hand, the evening moved smoothly into a bidding frenzy as the whole crowd entered into the spirit of the evening and snapped up the art work to adorn their walls at home. At Stephen’s, it’s always about giving children opportunities to develop or showcase their talents and this was the perfect event! A massive thank you to Gwendoline, Nicole, Nick and Richard whose strategic management of the whole event was stupendous. After school, there will be an opportunity to purchase your children’s art work for a small donation.


Mrs Ghoul’s Class Assembly

This week, Reception Milne delighted us with their retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk complete with giants, golden eggs and even the beanstalk itself! The children were superb and it was a delightful half an hour packed with beautiful singing and smiling faces. Well done!


Year 3 at the Science Museum

Year 3 had a really enjoyable trip to the Science Museum this week.  They were warmly invited by staff in the Wonderlab Equinor Gallery and encouraged to completely immerse ourselves with all the interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) experiences.  They pulled at pulleys, pushed on buttons/knobs and handles, connected wires and they slid down three slides (each with different surfaces), they hauled ourselves up swings and generally had lots of fun learning.  In the afternoon, the children consolidated their topic work on Forces with a workshop where they learned about Newton’s first three laws of motion.  Phil the Stunt Frog skateboarding, being catapulted and launched around the room was a huge hit with everyone!


SAVE THE DATE – Parents Dance Party! 

Parents, please join us on  Thursday, 8th June from 7:30-10pm to dance to your favourite tunes from around the world! We are going old school so get your scrunchies and bright colours out…and let’s party like it’s the 1980’s and 1990’s!

More details to follow.

If you would like to help make this dance party extra fun, please think about joining our party committee. Email Celine at pta.foss@gmail.com to sign up.


Year 5 at Chelsea FC

This morning, Year 5 went to Stamford Bridge to take part in a mental health workshop in collaboration with the charity, MIND. The children learnt about self-care by considering what self-care looks like to them. In their upcoming workshops with Chelsea Football Club, they will be completing a football team self-care kit. They finished by visiting Stamford Bridge’s museum – the children were delighted to see the historic Chelsea memorabilia!


Year 3 Lear at Bute House

Year 3 visited Bute House this week, where they began planning, designing and creating a banner to reflect our school eco-code of the 7 Rs (re-use, recycling, refuse, re-think, rot, repair, reduce).  Over two further sessions, they will be cutting out word, shape and symbol stencils to go on top of the coloured hand printed sections of the banner.


Sports Round Up from Alastair


Mayor’s Cup

The boys and girls, after topping their groups, went on to the quarter finals against West London Free School. The boys played extremely well but just fell short and were defeated 2-1. The girls, on the other hand, won 1-0 and continue their Mayor’s Cup journey!



Both Year 4 and 5 represented the school in a borough tournament against a number of Hammersmith and Fulham schools. They played amazingly well and enjoyed a great day out in the sun.


Tag Rugby

A large group of Year 5 students went to another borough tournament to represent the school in tag rugby. They all did extremely well, playing many games and enjoying the morning out. They finished 3rd and 4th in their group and so just narrowly missed out on the knockout stages but they all enjoyed a great day.


Coming up

We have a busy schedule coming up with some families going to QPR on Saturday to support the Kiyan Prince Foundation Charity. We have plenty of cricket tournaments coming up too, for both boys and girls, as well as a hockey tournament next Thursday.


Just in case you missed it – here is the link to our SIAMs report https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/outstanding-our-latest-siams-inspection-report/


Save the Date

FOSS AGM – Thursday, 29 June


Finally, I will be packing my case this weekend as I am travelling with Miss Marchant’s Year 6 class to Spain next week and having the most amazing time! Miss Bell and Mrs Bouwman are at the ready for the week back in Shepherd’s Bush.


Have a great weekend everyone.


Mr Schumm