Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Christmas Family Homework

The next Family Homework will be going out over the next 3 weeks. It is themed around Christmas Past and Christmas Present.

The Christmas Past section is about finding out about a Victorian Christmas. A great website to visit is www.bbc.co.uk/victorianchristmas

The Christmas Present asks families to write a story or a play about what your family are doing over the holiday period. You are the real life Eastenders!

Finally the homework encourages families to get out and about over the holidays with lots of ideas including visiting a museum, ice skating and looking at Christmas lights.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Family Homework

The Stepney Partnership is busy getting the next Family Homework ready. This one is going to be themed around 'Christmas Past - Christmas Present'. As usual there will be lots of suggested activities that families can do together over the holidays.

Watch out for family homework coming out in the next couple of weeks. And thanks to Ben Jonson School for creating it!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Year 5 Family Taster Day at Stepney Green

"I feel more confident because I know what and how school is going to be like in secondary school" said a Year 5 student from Ben Jonson.

14 families across the partnership primary schools attended the Year 5 Family Taster Day at Stepney Green Maths Computing and Science College today. The families started by playing Carrom and board games in the library, before doing lessons in ICT, Music and Science. The day finished with a tasty lunch in the main hall - one parent even wanted the recipe for the Roast Beef!

Parents loved the day too and thought it was helpful for both them and their child, "It helped my son and myself to understand what secondary school is like, my son is very excited and gained confidence to attending secondary school".

A great day - big thanks to the Year 8 boys who showed the families around and the teachers who gave excellent lessons.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Let's Get Cooking!

Over 30 people from 10 families across Stepney Partnership schools came together today for the 'Let's Get Cooking' Event at Halley. Each family had to make a main course, desert or smoothy - there was tasting, judging - and winners! Click below for some photos. Masterchef here we come...