Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

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Overview of KSS

Pupils at Kirkstall St Stephen's C of E Primary School not only get to experience exciting lessons built around the National Curriculum; we also go the extra mile with sport and the arts to ensure children have a fantastic rounded education. 

We take part in exciting school trips to develop skills, build experiences and inspire young minds.
All children take part in a theatrical production each year: Reception, Year 1 & 2 create a Christmas Nativity; Years 3 & 4 create a production at the end of the Spring Term and Years 5 & 6 put on a large scale production at the end of the Summer term. 
Each class also invites parents to their two class assemblies each year.
Children have opportunities to enter into sporting clubs and competitions which take place regularly over the year.
Art and design competitions are entered  for Christmas cards, posters and festival programme designs, for which we have had numerous winners over the years . Our Year 5-6 violinists take part in an annual concert at Leeds Town Hall and Class Recorders and School Choir take part in local Music Festivals.
We have annual Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leavers Services over at Kirkstall St Stephen's Church where the children often partake with acting, singing and displaying artwork.
Our Lord's Prayer Listening yurt

We really enjoyed borrowing the listening yurt again from Leeds Church Institute. This time we had a series of reflective stations all about the Lord's prayer (following up from our series in Collective Worship). Each class came over half at a time and the children enjoyed the chance to be still, calm and reflect. Lily Mae wrote “ I felt really calm and I enjoyed eating the bread.” Louis said 'I felt as if I was at home.'

Energy Heroes

Thank you to the Energy Heroes and Rachel Reeves MP for delivering an assembly about climate change and energy saving and a Maths workshop to Y5 about global energy consumption. Eco-council then took meter readings and a survey about how we can reduce our energy use in the future.

Mighty Zulu Nation come to Kirkstall St. Stephen's!

Here are some photos of the day!

Mighty Zulu Nation visit Kirkstall St. Stephen's!

We have had a fantastic day being entertained by the Mighty Zulu Nation. The whole school were treated to some Zulu singing and dancing and lots of loud drumming! Children from years 1-6 had dance workshops and they showcased their efforts at the end of the day. It brought a smile to everyone's faces. One of the children from year 2 said "That was the best day ever!" Thank you for coming Mighty Zulu Nation!

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Leeds Book Grab

We were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the 50 schools to take part in a Supermarket Sweep style book grab at Leeds City Council warehouse where we had 20 minutes to choose 150 books as our prize. Elsa did us proud pictured with the Leeds Year of Reading organisers and Councillor Jonathan Pryor.

Kirkstall Festival 2019

Well done to everyone who joined us for the parade this year with the theme of 'Kirkstall on t'farm'. We had a few scarecrows, foxes, chickens, tractors, horses and farmers. A big well done to Xander who won a prize as a hay bale!

Headingley and Kirkstall Youth Music Festival

A big well done to our School Choir and Year 4 recorders who represented us at Shire Oak Music Festival.The rain held off as we joined Shire Oak Primary and other local schools showcasing our talents with the mass choir and our exclusive Samba and Hornpipe for the recorder. Well done guys!

Healthy Schools Week -World Foods

As part of Healthy Schools Week, each class made and enjoyed eating food from different countries as well as learning how to ensure we have a balanced diet. We enjoyed fajitas, baguettes and croissants, chicken and vegetable curry, pasta and sauce and English traditional high tea. Delicious!

Our Easter Eggstravaganza

We had a lovely and very busy morning doing a number of Easter activities. We made Easter buns, resurrection stained glass windows, mini Easter gardens, Easter bracelets, Easter characters and pictures. We also did drama and singing and some of us did an Easter trail. Thank you to the Open the Book team who came in and helped retell the Easter story. Thanks to everyone who came to the Easter service.

Fairtrade fortnight 25th February -8th March

Well done to global club for organising a fantastic fairtrade fortnight, including the celebration after school on Tuesday. There were a whole range of activities - from chocolate tasting to a fairtrade football penalty shoot out; a great quiz, games and challenges plus some delicious fairtrade cakes made by Nicole. Amelia encouraged us to make a pledge to make a difference by buying fairtrade products.

There are a few familiar faces in the photograph on this news story about the fair trade event at the Civic Hall (June 2018). Well done to all involved.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.