The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Year 3 Jelly Worms

It has been great fun making jelly worms with calcium chloride today plus slime. Thanks to Lab Rascals.

Parachute Play

You can tell when the weather starts to improve. Our Reception class were quick to get out on the playground with the big parachute this afternoon.

Year 1 Lab Rascals in Science Week

The firm of Lab Rascals have been in school today working with different year groups on some exciting experiments involving jelly worms and slime!

KS2 Parents' Consultations Today

Following on from yesterday, it is the turn of our KS2 (years 3, 4, 5 & 6) teachers to talk with parents this afternoon. If you would still like to come for a consultation about your child, either for KS1 or KS2, then please contact our school office.

Sierra Leone Shipment

As part of the Hull/Freetown school partnerships, 94 boxes full of resources and joint project work are on their way to schools in Freetown. Miss Baitson and Mrs Warcup have sent six large parcels (five of these are seen above) from our school.

KS1 Parents' Consultations Today

This week, we are hosting our Spring Term Parents' Consultation Sessions, (1.30pm to 5.30pm). We hope as many parents as possible will attend these meetings as they are an invaluable opportunity for you to hear how your child is getting on in school. It is a wonderful opportunity for our teachers to share all the many good achievements that your child has made. It also gives you chance to air any concerns and for staff to suggest ways to help your child improve. Monday 12th March KS1 (Years 1 & 2) Tuesday 13th March KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) Consultation sessions for our Reception and Nursery pupils are continuing to take place on an individual weekly basis. Our EYFS teachers

EYFS Resources Appeal

If anyone has the following items that they do not need or want any more, our EYFS team will be really grateful for any donations: Wellies, raincoats, umbrellas; Dolls and dolls clothes; Sand toys; Water toys; Shells; Spades & forks; Greeting cards; Shoes; Coats; Cars, diggers, plastic animals

Famous Brit of the Week

Today, Miss Atkinson led her Famous Brits assembly on William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657), who was an English physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and physiology. He was the first known physician to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart, though earlier writers, such as Realdo Colombo, Michael Servetus, and Jacques Dubois, had provided precursors of the theory. In 1973 the William Harvey Hospital was constructed in the town of Ashford, a few miles from his birthplace of Folkestone.

This week's British Values Ethos Theme

Our British Values theme for this half term is 'Democracy', which is one of the fundamentals of living in our country and a bedrock of British Society. Having a vote is one of the key features of a democratic society.

Attendance this week

The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 90% (3 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 93.10% (2 pupils didn't) Year 2: 90.62% (3 pupils didn't) Year 3: 96.66% (1 pupils didn't) Year 4: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) Year 5: 100% Year 6: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 95.93% Year 1: 95.09% Year 2: 96.86% Year 3: 98.75% Year 4: 96.67% Year 5: 100% Year 6: 96.55% Whole School Average for this year: 94.94%

Stepney Star Sierra Leone Special

Alongside our weekly Stepney Star Newsletter, Miss Baitson and Mrs Warcup have sent out a Sierra Leone Special edition, which gives an account of their recent visit to Adeline School in Freetown. Please click here to see a full version of this on our March 2018 Stepney Star Page.

Science Week, Next Week

We are all looking forward to Science Week, which starts on Monday 12th. Year 5 & 6 have already been building up to this with one of the most popular lessons in the school year: Both classes dissected real sheep’s hearts in their science lesson this week. The pupils get to see first-hand the different parts of the heart. Of course, strict routines are in place to ensure this is done safely.

Dates Confusion

We have had some parents getting confused with our term dates. If you ‘google’ Stepney Primary School Term Dates, you can reach an official-looking site that supposedly gives our term dates. THIS IS NOT THE CASE! Mr Browning has sent an email to the site which is called ‘TermDates’ with our correct dates on but they have not acknowledged this or changed the dates on it. For 2018-19, we have put the official dates on, sent by Hull City Council. The ones shown on the Term Dates site are a week out of line in many cases on this. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. The email, website and twitter addresses at the bottom of this letter are the correct ones:

Parents' Consultations Today

Next week, we are hosting our Spring Term Parents' Consultation Sessions, (1.30pm to 5.30pm). We hope as many parents as possible will attend these meetings as they are an invaluable opportunity for you to hear how your child is getting on in school. It is a wonderful opportunity for our teachers to share all the many good achievements that your child has made. It also gives you chance to air any concerns and for staff to suggest ways to help your child improve. Monday 12th March KS1 (Years 1 & 2) Tuesday 13th March KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) Consultation sessions for our Reception and Nursery pupils are continuing to take place on an individual weekly basis. Our EYFS teachers

New Football Kit

Our pupils are delighted that the new school football kit has arrived. It still has the Stepney Red & Black stripes but also shows the new school logo and our sponsors: the Stephen Hughes Foundations. We are indebted to this admirable charity for providing this Nike kit.

White Choc and Apricot Rockies

Mmmmmmm. The latest recipe in our Cookery Club tonight was for white choc and apricot rockies and they were delicious! Many thanks, Mrs Bayley. Ingredients Oil 100g (3.5oz) ready-to-eat apricots 100g (3.5oz) white chocolate 250g (8oz) self-raising flour 125g (4oz) butter 75g caster sugar 1 egg 2-3 tablespoons of milk 1) Set the oven to 180 degrees C /350 degrees F; 2) Lightly brush the baking sheets with a little oil; 3) Snip the apricots into small pieces with scissors; 4) Put the chocolate in the plastic bag. Break it into pieces with a rolling pin; 5) Put the flour into a mixing bowl; 6) Cut the butter into pieces on a plate then add to the flour; 7) Rub the butter into the flour between

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