The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Football Victories

Tonight, Mr Jones and Mr Brown took our football team to Kelvin Hall School for another round of our inter-school football tournament. They played two of these matches and won both by 2 v 0. They played one other match, losing 2 v 0 but this was a friendly. It's great that our team are going from strength to strength at the moment and stringing together some admirable results.

Fire Safety Assembly

As part of our weekly safeguarding assemblies, Miss Atkinson spoke with the school about the dangers of fire and how to ensure they are being fire-safety conscious. Today's focus was on fire safety and procedures at home.

Famous Brit of the week

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD PCc DL FRS RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman, army officer and writer, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Over the course of his career as a Member of Parliament (MP), he represented five constituencies in both England and Scotland. During his time as Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to an allied victory in the Second World War. He was Conservative Party leader from 1940 to 1955. In 1953, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his lifetime body of work. Churchill was born into an aristocratic family, the grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlb

Comparing Rocks the John Venn Way

This morning's year 4 work on rocks had them comparing the rocks using Venn Diagrams, which were invented by Hull's very own John Venn.

Year 4 Rocks

Our year 4 pupils have been busy investigating rocks. This morning they were pretending to be geologists and looking at the three main types of rock - sedimentary, metamorphic and Igneous.

Stepney Station Heritage Board

Mr Browning and Hull City Council staff have put together this information board, funded by the National Heritage Lottery. This is being sited on the platform of the former station next to our statues. It explains the history of the station, the branch line it served and Stepney's Hull City of Culture Statue Installation.

This week's British Values Ethos Theme

Our PSHCE theme for this week links in with our British Values theme of 'The Rule of Law'. Having thought about how we make our school rules and how our government makes laws, it's also important that we all work together.

NSPCC Number Day - Friday 2nd Feb

NSPCC NUMBER DAY—FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY We are supporting the NSPCC’s Number Day next Friday. Pupils are being encouraged to pay £1 to come into school dressed in the colours of a counter from a board game or wearing numbers—these could be sports tops with numbers on the back, or any garment with numbers on. We will also be selling buns at 20p each on the day.

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Pawel Year 1 - James Year 2 - Casey Year 3 - Julia Year 4 - Dominik Year 5 - Jack Year 6 - Patryk

Attendance this week

This week we have had a number of pupils and staff off with the flu, which has meant our figures are slightly down on last week.The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 70% (9 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 74.07% (7 pupils didn't) Year 2: 88.87% (5 pupils didn't) Year 3: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) Year 4: 72.41% (8 pupil didn't) Year 5: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't) Year 6: 87.09% (4 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 88% Year 1: 89.63% Year 2: 90.00% Year 3: 97.22% Year 4: 91.03% Year 5: 96.98% Year 6: 98.96% Whole School

Reducing and Reusing our Plastic

Cara and Maryam joined Mr Browning in leading our assembly this morning. We looked a feature on the BBC news all about the government's aim to reduce plastic waste and we all viewed some shocking video footage showing oceans polluted with plastic bottles and plastic bags. Cara and Maryam are going to be collecting in the disposable bottles and making some waste paper bins from them. However, they've also been doing a survey of whether pupils bring in reusable bottles or disposable ones. Our aim is to have everyone bringing in reusable bottles. This links in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development programme that these two pupils are involved in with the International Pupil Council.

Messy Activity @ St.Paul's Church

Father Phil is the priest of St. Mary's and St. Paul's Churches. At the latter, they are having another of their highly successful and fun 'Messy' sessions. Please feel free to come along and join in.

IPC Recycling Project

Our two International Pupil Councillors, Maryam and Cara are appealing for pupils in the school to give them their used plastic water bottles. They intend to make rubbish and waste paper bins from them. This is part of the IPC's work on Global Goals for Sustainable Developement.

Hockney's Big Trees in Year 6

At the end of another day of SATs lessons and revision sessions our year 6 pupils took time to have an absorbing and peaceful art lesson. Their task was to draw and paint their own interpretation of David Hockney's 'Big Trees'. This tied in with the field work they have been undertaking in Pearson Park.

Up to Scratch!

Year 2 are really getting to grips with their Scratch Jnr programming at the moment. Mrs Openshaw is really pleased with the progress they are making. Today's tasks included making animations with wizards and dragons in them and putting in special effects such as the characters shrinking and vanishing. All good fun and some brilliant outcomes!

Fire Safety Assembly

As part of our weekly safeguarding assemblies, Miss Atkinson spoke with the school about the dangers of fire and how to ensure they are being fire-safety conscious. Today's focus was on fire safety and procedures at school.

Famous Brit of the week

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury was born on 28th April 1801 at 24 Grosvenor Square, London. He didn’t have a very happy childhood. He hardly saw his parents and he had an unpleasant time at the school. He did get on well with the housekeeper, Maria Mills. She used to tell him stories from the Bible to cheer him up when he was unhappy. In 1826 Shaftesbury became a Tory Member of Parliament. He was a supporter of the Duke of Wellington. Shaftesbury was heavily involved in reforming lunatic asylums in Britain helping to provide better care and treatment of the insane. He was also one of the key individuals responsible for bringing about reform of Britain’s factories, improving wo

A Neat Spelling Idea

Ms Saint always comes up with good ideas. In year 5, she has introduced a light box so that pupils can show off their spelling skills by illuminating their spellings once they have learned them.

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