The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Sleep is Important

In the latest of her safeguarding and welfare assemblies, Miss Atkinson talked about the importance of getting a good night's sleep. Here are the slides from her powerpoint:

Heart of the Matter

One of Ms Saint's most popular science lessons of the year is always when the class get to dissect a sheep's heart. 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. In the past, when we have undertaken our end of year pupil surveys, this usually voted the best of year 5's studies.

Famous Brit of the Week

Today, Miss Atkinson led her Famous Brits assembly on Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of 'A Brief History of Time' which was an international bestseller. In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US N

This week's British Values Ethos Theme

Our new 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. One of the key aspects of government in a democracy is the fact that power is shared and not in the hands of one dictator. This links in with our PSHCE themes thinking about how we work in a group. Particularly important celebrations next week are International Women's Day and, of course, Mothering Sunday on the 11th.

World Book Day Winners

The winners of our World Book Day costume competition were: EYFS - Boris as Harry Potter Year 1 - Oliver as Tiddler Year 2 - Natty as a Stormtrooper Year 3 - Danila as Willy Wonka Year 4 - Kacie as Mary Poppins Year 5 - Lena as Troll Poppy Year 6 - Courtney as Cruella de Vil

Attendance this week

The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 83.33% (6 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 82.75% (5 pupils didn't) Year 2: 75.00% (8 pupils didn't) Year 3: 90.00% (3 pupils didn't) Year 4: 85.00% (5 pupils didn't) Year 5: 85.00% (5 pupils didn't) Year 6: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 93.67% Year 1: 94.29% Year 2: 90.63% Year 3: 95.67% Year 4: 94.00% Year 5: 95.33% Year 6: 95.86% Whole School Average for this year: 94.86%

Parents' Consultation Letters

Our Spring term parent's consultation sessions are on: Monday 12th March for years 1 and 2 (KS1) and Tuesday 13th March for years 3, 4, 5 & 6 (KS2) These all take place in our school hall. Nursery and Reception teachers will continue to meet with their pupils' parents on a weekly basis. Please click here for a KS1 letter. Please click here for a KS2 letter.

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Sana Year 1 - Daniel Year 2 - Karol Year 3 - Sana Year 4 - Kayleigh Year 5 - Emilija & Jack Year 6 - Ayaan

World Book Day

Although, it was officially World Book Day yesterday, we are celebrating this event today. We asked pupils and staff to come into school, dressed as their favourite book character for £1 and to bring other money for buns. In honour of this event, Miss Atkinson and Mr Browning led two Famous Brit assemblies this week, one about Roald Dahl and the other about Harry Potter author, JK Rowling.

Famous Brit of the Week

Today, Mr Browning delivered the second Famous Brit of the Week assembly. This was an extra one to mark World Book Day, which is officially today but we are celebrating it properly tomorrow. JK Rowling is the worlds first billionaire author, having sold over 400 million of her famous Harry Potter books. She was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. She has also written four books for adult readers:. Rowling has lived a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to being the world's first billionaire aut

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