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  • Friday 14 June 2024 Dad's and Male Carers Morning and Afternoon On Friday 14th June the Nursery celebrated Father’s Day by inviting all Dads, Uncles, Grandads and male carers into the setting to spend time with their children.
  • Friday 7 June 2024 St Stephen's Summer Olympic Fair 2024 Our school playground was once again transformed into a vibrant hub of fun and excitement at this year’s summer fair, celebrating the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics! The event was a resounding success, filled with laughter, fun, and community spirit.
  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 EYFS Sports Day 2024 The Nursery and Reception Sports Day on Wednesday 5th June, was a resounding success. The children took part in a variety of activities within their groups, showcasing great enthusiasm and sportsmanship throughout the event. The highlight of the day was the running race, where the children showed great stamina and speed.
  • Wednesday 1 May 2024 Maths Curriculum Day 2024 On Wednesday 1st May the Nursery held a Maths Curriculum day as part of “Maths week.”
  • Friday 8 March 2024 Mum's Morning/Afternoon On Friday 8th March we all came together to celebrate the special women in our lives. The nursery was full, with children and their relatives engaging in all sorts of enriching activities.
  • Thursday 7 March 2024 World Book Day 2024 On the 7th March the Nursery children celebrated World Book Day. All the children came in dressed up as either a character from a traditional tale or a nursery rhyme character. The children enjoyed trying to guess who everyone had come dressed up as.
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 Love of Reading Curriculum Day Our Curriculum day focus this term was “Love of reading.” The aim was to show the importance of sharing books with young children and how early phonics and small world activities support children’s language skills.
  • Thursday 8 February 2024 Lunar New Year 24 This week in the Nursery, we have been celebrating Lunar New Year. The children have learnt about different traditions and ways to celebrate this festival, as well as reading a story about the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. After reading the story the children learnt that the dragon came fifth in the race and 2024 is the year of the dragon.
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 Health Event On Thursday 7th February the Children’s Centre held a ‘Health Event’. The event offered range of information and support for families on a multitude of health issues including: oral health, diabetes, maintaining heart health and mental health.
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 Polly Toynbee St. Stephen's is Celebrated!
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 Amanda Spielman and Caroline Dulon Visit On 6th December 2023, St Stephen's Federation were honoured to welcome a visit from Amanda Spielman, His Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills.
  • Friday 22 December 2023 A season of giving
  • Friday 22 December 2023 EYFS Christmas Performance On December 21st parents were invited to attend the Early Years Christmas Performance. Every child in Nursery and Reception took part - singing and doing the actions to songs they have learned over the past few weeks. Almost all of our parents turned up to watch and listen on the day.
  • Friday 17 November 2023 Physical Curriculum Day On Wednesday 15th November, the nursery hosted our first curriculum event of the academic year. Physical Curriculum day was a huge success with many of the parents and caregivers joining in alongside their children. The day began with laps around the garden where we marched, ran, stomped and hopped to raise money for Children in Need.
  • Thursday 16 November 2023 Diwali Celebrations This week the children in Nursery had lots of fun learning about Diwali. During the week, we dressed up and danced, we made some salt dough divas and learnt about how Diwali is celebrated at home and in the temple.
  • Tuesday 14 November 2023 Champion your Child On Monday 16th October 2023 more than 60 parents and carers attended the Children’s Centre “CHAMPION YOUR CHILD” event.
  • Monday 2 October 2023 Harvest 2023 Thank you to all the parents that generously donated to our harvest collection. This year we will be sharing the donations with local food banks and charities including The Newham Renewal Programme’s food bank and the Magpie Project as well as our Children’s Centre.
  • Monday 10 July 2023 EYFS Sports Day The Nursery and Reception Sports day on Monday 10th July was a success. The children took part in a range of activities in their groups and displayed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. The highlight was the race where the children showed great stamina and speed. The egg and spoon race was intense but fun and the children’s hard work on developing their balancing skills shone through as they tackled an obstacle course.
  • Friday 16 June 2023 Dad's and Male Carers Morning and Afternoon On Friday 16th June the Nursery celebrated Father’s Day by inviting all Dads, Uncles, Grandads and male carers into the setting to spend time with their children.
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023 Math's Curriculum Day
  • Friday 12 May 2023 The Coronation Ball As part of our celebrations for the King’s coronation last week, we held a very special Coronation Ball for the children. Each of our three reception classes partnered up with a class in the nursery and taught them a new dance routine, which they performed together on the day. It was wonderful to see them interacting so positively with each other and we were delighted with how well the reception children took on the responsibility of being role models for the younger ones. Well done everyone!
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023 Child Safety Week During Child Safety Week the Nursery did lots of work with the children about road safety.
  • Thursday 4 May 2023 Early Years Parent Coffee and Conversation - Speech and Language This week, some parents in Early Years were invited to attend a special workshop and coffee and conversation session, which was all about Speech and Language interventions. Within the session, the SEND team shared key information about strategies used in school to support children’s language development, including Nursery rhymes and choosing games, Box Clever strategies and Attention Bucket group. Within the session, parents had lots of fun participating in active sessions and having a go at setting up engaging play activities for their children , using themes such as under the sea, the farm , at the park and the picnic. Finally, the team modelled an Attention bucket session including paint splatting!
  • Friday 17 March 2023 Mum's Morning/ Afternoon On Friday 17th March the Nursery held ‘Mum’s, Grandma’s, Aunties and Female Carer’s Morning’ (and afternoon). There were lots of creative activities for children and their adults to take part in – for example making necklaces by threading pasta, decorating photo frames, watercolour painting and pastel drawing. Every child made a beautiful drawing of their Mum for them to display at home.
  • Monday 6 March 2023 World Book Day 2023 On the 3rd March the Nursery children celebrated World Book Day. All the children came in dressed up as either a character from a traditional tale or a nursery rhyme character. The children enjoyed trying to guess who everyone had come dressed up as.
  • Monday 6 March 2023 Bookstart Story Sessions We all know that children who have lots of books at home are more likely to do well at school!
  • Monday 6 March 2023 Love of Reading - Curriculum Day On Wednesday 1st March 2023 the Nursery held a ‘Love of Reading’ curriculum day.
  • Tuesday 7 February 2023 Early Years SEND Parent Coffee and Crafts This week, the parents of children with SEND in the Early Years phase were invited to attend a Coffee and Crafts session, hosted by the SEND team.
  • Friday 27 January 2023 Lunar New Year This week in the Nursery, we have been celebrating Lunar New Year. The children have learnt about different traditions and ways to celebrate this festival, as well as reading a story about the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.
  • Thursday 22 December 2022 Early Years Christmas Performance
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