Friday, 13 January 2012

Parents and Autistic Children

Families from across the partnership primary schools had a wonderful time at the get-together for parents and autistic children at Redlands School yesterday. Children and parents played together with lots of different toys, sang a song, made rainbow fruit kebabs and had snacks together.

Things went so well that we hope this will be the first of several parent/ children get togethers!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Luminous Tales

What a lovely way to spend the last day of the holidays! On Tuesday 1st January, 50 people from across Stepney Partnership schools went to the Half Moon Theatre to watch the shadow puppet play 'Luminous Tales'. The play was all about light and dark and included a trip to the moon!

Many families stayed for a workshop afterwards where they got a chance to make their own shadow puppet.

The Brunel Museum

I visited the Brunel Museum yesterday to plan for a Stepney Partnership family trip over the February half-term. It is a secret gem! Tucked behind Rotherhithe station (on the London Overground from Whitechapel), the museum tells the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

You can visit the 'engine room', a vast (and slightly scary!) underground area which used to be the entrance of the Thames Tunnel. Brunel built the tunnel in the 19th century, and it is the first one underneath a river.

Over the February half-term, the theme of the Stepney Partnership family homework will be 'heroes and heroines', and we will organise a family trip to the Brunel Museum to discover more about IK Brunel - a hero of engineering.