As well as providing our children with a firm grounding in the Anglican faith, we ensure we deliver a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum which challenges every child and focuses on the school's key values of:
Love, Compassion, Endurance, Forgiveness, Thankfulness and Stewardship
In this section of our website, you will find information relating to the curriculum being taught in each Year Group and for specific subject areas. You will find some of the documents useful when you are helping your child in their learning at home. So please visit the class pages and see the information below for some very useful resources.
Religious Education and British Values
Government Thinking - A key part of the Government's plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. They want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. All schools must have a clear strategy for embedding these values and showing how their work with children has been effective in doing so.
School Aims - As a church school we aim, within our teaching of Religious Education, to enable pupils to understand how Christianity shaped British culture and heritage, and how it influences the lives of millions of people today. We also aim to enable children to learn about other faiths and beliefs and their impact on everyday life, culture, politics, art and history.
Religious Education Curriculum Information - Please click on the document below to see how Religious Education is delivered at St Stephen's.
We currently follow the White Rose scheme of work which develops a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths. This culture produces strong, secure learning and real progress and we use the policy which supports this.
Bookmarks To Help Your Child Progress Through The Reading Scheme
In school, children use Bookmarks to help them progress through the Reading Scheme. When your child is ready for a reading book in Reception Class, they will be given the first Bookmark from a series of six to help them get started. As they progress with their reading, they will be given the Bookmark appropriate to where they are on the Scheme. These Bookmarks are designed to be used in school and at home. Please take a look at the examples below which shows you the full range of Bookmarks.
We are very proud of the fact that reading is a strength at St Stephen's, but we are always looking to improve. As parents, you can help us do this by listening frequently to your child read at home. Use the Bookmark to assist and question your child's understanding of the text. Following this, it is helpful to us if you write a comprehensive comment in the Reading Record book (not just 'read well').
From time to time over a school holiday period, your child may be asked to produce a Learning Log. This will usually be related to the topic they will be studying in the term or half term following the school break.
What is a Learning Log....????
The children work at home with parents, using various sources to find out enough information to enable them to produce their Learning Log. Children will have researched a wide range of different areas of the topic they were given. Therefore, when they bring their Log back in to school, the teacher shares the wealth of information with the whole class and this helps to bring their learning together. Children also work in pairs or small groups to share information and learn from each other.
Children produce some AMAZING, creative work in their Learning Logs. Parents working together with their child is really important and greatly valued at St Stephen's. Learning Logs are a great way to achieve this. Here are some examples of the Learning Logs our children have produced.