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1 December 2022

St Andrew's Day

This week we had lots of fun learning about Scotland and celebrating St Andrew's Day,

We learnt and danced a Ceilidh Slide, made shortbread biscuits and comparing the climate in Scotland to ours.

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21 November 2022

Christmas Stir-Up

Today we prepared for Advent by joining in Stir-Up Sunday by making a traditional Christmas cake as a St Stephen's Family.

We all got a turn to add ingredients in and mix, as we mixed we closed our eyes and made a wish.

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14 November 2022

Anti-Bullying Odd Socks Day

Today we celebrated our individuality and uniqueness by choosing a pair of mismatched socks that represented us. We talked about why we chose the socks we were wearing and about the significance of 'reaching out' and 'calling out, both slogans from this years campaign by Anti-Bullying…

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11 November 2022

Lest We Forget

Today we remember those who fought in the war and their families who suffered loss.

In Forest Schools we took part in Poppy chalk art, flooding the trees with Poppies drawn with chalk.
We also used wax crayons to draw a Poppy in our Sketch Books after our Remembrance Assembly in the…

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4 November 2022

Sparkler Safety

This week in Forest Schools we have practiced how to use a sparkler safely with Bonfire Night looming.
The children enjoyed using a sparkler (most for the very first time).

We then explored the woods and developed our skills using and making natural balancing bridges with materials from the…

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1 November 2022

Stay & Read (with a family member)

To build on our love of reading we are inviting our family member to come into school and read with us every week in our school library. 
We know how important reading is, but it is just as important to see and hear our families enjoy reading themselves and even more so, reading to…

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21 October 2022

Celebrating Diwali

This week we have celebrated Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light.
We tasted foods from India.
We danced in best dress clothes that would traditionally be worn by families celebrating the New Year. We added Bhind's to our forehead to bring us good luck too. 

We made our own decorations and…

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12 October 2022

Trip to Tesco

As part of our Autumn Changes topic we delved deeper into foods that are harvested this time of the year.
We went to Tesco's to buy ingredients to make an Autumnal Soup with vegetables that were harvested in September/October time.
We can't wait to make our soup and taste it too!

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10 October 2022

Tesco Workshop with Tesco Ted

This morning we were very lucky to have a visit from Tesco Ted. He came to tell us about Manchester Children’s hospital and that Farnworth Tesco and 26 other Tesco stores are trying to raise £2,000 each for this very special charity. Wendy and Dave brought us some games to play and some healthy…

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6 October 2022

National Poetry Day

Yesterday we practiced our Autumn Leaves Falling Poem and performed it in Forest Schools and shared it with the whole school and with our families on Dojo.

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5 October 2022

Autumn Walk

To delve deeper into our topic of Autumn Changes we looked into abscission - the process of leaves falling off the trees.
We went on an Autumn Walk to look for different types of leaves. We also used these within our Maths lesson to sort the leaves into different categories.

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30 September 2022

Bible Worship with Wiggle (Manchester Diocese)

This afternoon we have had our visit from Steph who works for the Manchester Diocese. She brought an extra special friend with her called Wiggle.

Steph introduces the children to a hand puppet called Wiggle theBible book Worm and the children take partin a worship that is fullof singing,…

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