The Stepney Star Daily Diary

This week's British Values Ethos Theme

The British Values theme for this half term is 'Individual Liberty', which is another of the fundamentals of living in our country and a bedrock of British Society, as well as being one of the principal human rights. Along with Freedom of Speech and Expression, the ability to say what you want (within reason) is a key aspect of our British Values.

Parents’ Meeting: How we can keep our children safe on line

Dear Parents One of the main worries we hear from you is about how to ensure your children are safe when using their mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other devices. E-safety is one of the biggest safety concerns facing children and young people today. We have therefore enlisted the services of an expert to come into school next Wednesday (2nd May) to deliver a presentation aimed at helping you with sensible, practical steps to ensure your children are safe. The internet and modern communications systems are wonderful resources and can offer children a great many fun and inspiring ways of learning and finding out about the world. They are also potentially dangerous for many reasons. Next W

Attendance this week

The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 80% (6 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 96.66% (1 pupil didn't) Year 2: 93.54% (2 pupils didn't) Year 3: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) Year 4: 83.33% (5 pupils didn't) Year 5: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't Year 6: 85.71% (4 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 91.72% Year 1: 98.28% Year 2: 98.75% Year 3: 98.67% Year 4: 96.00% Year 5: 95.17% Year 6: 96.43% Our target is to have 96% attendance or greater. Our whole school average for this year is currently: 95.19%

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Zakariya Year 1 - Lexi Year 2 - Jessyca Year 3 - Leah Year 4 –Cristine Year 5 - Mohammed Year 6 - Casey

100% Spring Term Attendance Awards

We've had our assembly for those pupils who had 100% attendance for the whole of the Spring Term 2018. Reception x 4 pupils Y1 x 9 pupils Y2 x 6 pupils Y3 x 12 pupils Y4 x 9 pupils Y5 x 12 pupils Y6 x 13 pupils

Hands On Ancient Egyptian History

Today, years 3 & 4 visited the 'Hands on History' museum in Hull to look at their Ancient Egyptian exhibition as part of their thematic unit work for this term. They had chance to explore many of the artefacts but the highlight of the day had to be dressing up one of their friends as a mummy. They even got to pretend mummifying them, including removing some fake body organs!

EYFS Fundraising

Our EYFS unit was jam-packed with pupils, parents and staff after school. With cake and bric-a-bac stalls, as well as raffle that staff had organised, the team raised £200 to buy new equipment with for the pupils.

Mud Glorious Mud

Our Foundation Stage pupils love the Mud Kitchen in their outddoor area. If anyone has Wellington Boots sizes 8-11 (children's) that they no longer need and would be willing to donate, we'd be very grateful.

Mrs Bugg Retires

We all said a fond farewell to Mrs Bugg this afternoon. Mrs Bugg started working as the admin officer at Stepney in September 1988, the year that schools in Hull had a big reorganisation. Ten years later in 1989, she officially retired but decided she would like to keep helping out. For the last twenty years, Mrs Bugg has been a lunchtime supervisor and reading assistant, helping thousands of children. After thirty years, she is finally calling it a day. She will be greatly missed by pupils, parents and staff alike.

Heritage Board Installed

We finally have our Stepney Station Heritage Board installed alongside our statues. It has been quite a journey getting the board prepared, but it certainly looks good on the platform by our Hull City of Culture 2017 art installation. Hopefully, this will generate even more interest in the history of the station.

Safe in the Sun Assembly

Miss Atkinson's Safeguarding assembly this week focussed on the five key ways to stay safe in the sun. With sunnier and hotter weather now appearing, it is important to be aware of these simple yet effective steps.

9-aside Football Tournament

Sporting our new 'Stephen-Hughes-Foundation-Sponsored' kit, our football squad played in a tournament at Kelvin Hall School.

Famous Brit of the Week

Today, Miss Atkinson led her Famous Brits assembly on Baronness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user. She is one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK. She graduated from Loughborough University in 1991 with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and Social Administration. She was christened Carys Davina Grey, but her sister referred to her as "tiny" when she first saw her, pronouncing it "tanni"; the nickname stuck. Grey-Thompson's Paralympic career started in the 100m at the Junior National Games for Wales in 1984.Her international career began in 1988 in Seoul, where she won a bronze medal in the 400m. As a young athlete she also competed in wh

This week's British Values Ethos Theme

The British Values theme for this half term is 'Individual Liberty', which is another of the fundamentals of living in our country and a bedrock of British Society, as well as being one of the principal human rights. Our PSHCE theme of 'I know how to be a good listener' links with this ethos. It is also St. George's Day on Monday. He is the patron saint of England plus other countries. St. George is also the Patron Saint of Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia. The country Georgia is named after St. George.

Spartan Academy Krav Maga @ Stepney

This afternoon, after school, Spartan's Academy delivered the first of their fitness/self-defence classes. We had a great turnout with pupils being really enthused.

Curriculum Maps Out Today

At the start of each term, our teachers send out curriculum maps. These give details of the subjects being taught this term. They are also available on our school website. Please click on the tab marked Curriculum then on the option called ‘Curriculum Overview’ or type in the following address https://www.stepney.hull.sch.uk/curriculum-overview . All the thematic units of work that we teach at Stepney are written by our teachers and are adjusted each term to suit the particular classes. We thus provide a bespoke curriculum for our pupils, which is tailor made for them but still fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Courtney Year 1 - Mitosz Year 2 - Marley Year 3 - Yu-Tong Year 4 –Kian Year 5 - Michalka & Stefania Year 6 - Evie

Attendance this week

The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 80% (6 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 100% Year 2: 87.09% (4 pupils didn't) Year 3: 96.66% (1 pupil didn't) Year 4: 83.33% (5 pupils didn't) Year 5: 100% Year 6: 100% Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 92.07% Year 1: 100% Year 2: 94.38% Year 3: 99.33% Year 4: 91.33% Year 5: 100% Year 6: 100% Whole School Average for this year: 95.13%

Stepney Station Heritage Board is Ready

Hull City Council will be erecting a brand new heritage board at Stepney Station on Monday 23rd April. With initial designs and text produced by Mr Browning, this has been funded and manufactured by the local authority for installation at the former railway station. It tells the history of the station and includes the story of our Hull City of Culture 2017 statue project.

Tri Golf Silver Medallists

This afternoon, Mr Jones took ten pupils for an afternoon of ‘Tri-Golf’. This is an exciting mini version of golf. Even though it was the first time that our pupils had played this, they loved it and came second with some flashy silver medals. This puts them through to the big final in July. It was certainly a big hit with our pupils and we are looking forward to Mr Jones getting a ’Tri-Golf’ set for our school.

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