The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Attendance this week

The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't have 100%) Year 1: 100% Year 2: 86.66% (4 pupil didn't) Year 3: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Year 4: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Year 5: 90.00% (3 pupils didn't 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: 96.67% Year 1: 100% Year 2: 93.55% Year 3: 94.33% Year 4: 93.67% Year 5: 97.67% Year 6: 93.33% Our target is to have 96% attendance or greater. Our whole school average for this year is currently: 95.25%

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Micky Year 1 - Jessica Year 2 - Yousef Year 3 - Jasmine Year 4 –Esther Year 5 - Jackson Year 6 - Michal

Healthy Lifestyle Week (5th -8th June) including SPORTS DAY on Thursday 7th

During the first week back, we are having a healthy lifestyle’s week. We are going to promote healthy eating during the week and a number of sporting events. This will include SPORTS DAY. Years 1 & 2 will have theirs on Thursday morning, starting activities at 9.30am. Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 will start their Sports Afternoon at 1.30pm. These will be on the school field. Parents/carers/friends and relatives are welcome to join us on Thursday for these. Our Foundation Stage will have a Sports Morning on Friday 8th June, starting at 9.30am. As always, pupils will need to have their school PE kits of white T shirts and red shorts for all the sporting activities.

A Fond Farewell to Mrs Purkins

In assembly this morning, we all bid a fond farewell to Mrs Purkins, who is retiring today. Cards were presented by classes together with gifts from the staff. We all sang ’Let’s Go Fly A Kite’, which is one of her favourites. Mrs Purkins has been an integral part of our admin team since she started in September 2002 and a familiar, friendly face greeting visitors to Stepney. We would all like to wish Mrs Purkins a very happy and well-deserved retirement..

Pom Pom Pets in Year 2

A few of our year 2 pupils have enjoyed reading the book 'Pompom Pets' so much that they just had to make their own groovy Pompom Pet Cats.

Year 5 India Assembly

Year 5 have treated us to a very entertaining assembly all about India this morning. They told us about different Indian Gods; traditional Indian cookery and other facts about the country. We were then shown Yoga moves that one of our parents had shared with the class plus a reciting of the Mark Twain Poem "This is Indeed India" before finishing with a video of their Bollywood performance from Monday. It was certainly an assembly to remember!

Building Work at Adeline School

At Adeline School, our partner school in Freetown, they are currently continuing their new building work. Additional classrooms, a library and a computer lab are being added as part of a first floor extension. We wish their project well as it. It is obviously an exciting project for them.

Pupils at Adeline Receive Our Resources

Today, Eileen, the head of Adeline School in Freetown, Sierra Leone, shared the packages we had sent with the pupils. Miss Baitson and Mrs Warcup had organised and sent resources that we had put together and bought at Stepney. They had to go in a shipping container, along with resources from other Hull schools to their partners in Freetown. From the look on the pupils' faces and the messages that Eileen has text us, they were received with thanks and much enthusiasm.

Famous Brit of the Week - Agatha Christie

Today, instead of Miss Atkinson leading her 'Famous Brits' assembly, it was the turn of some of our year 6 pupils. Maryam and Mona told us all about Agatha Christie. Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contributio

Stepney's Package arrives in Sierra Leone

Eileen Nicol, head of Adeline Preparatory and Nursery School has received a package of resources from Stepney, that Miss Baitson and Mrs Warcup have sent. She has sent photos and a tweet today: "On behalf of the management, staff and pupils of Adeline Preparatory school I want to thank the management, staff and pupils of Stepney Primary school for this wonderful gifts you sent us. I just collected it from Kathleen and I will present it to the school tomorrow morning.-- Regards Eileen."

Girls' Football Tournament

Tonight, our girls' football team took to the field for the very first time in a tournament at Kelvin Hall School. They played four matches, drawing two and losing 2. Mr Jones and Miss Atkinson took them and were both impressed by the determination of our team. Well done! At the end Pearson and Stepney teams got together to show off their kits, which have both been sponsored by the Stephen Hughes Foundation.

Bollywood comes to Stepney

This afternoon, our year 5 class performed some wonderful Indian Dance moves as part of their 'Musical Theatre' workshops. Alice has been taking them through their paces this term and it was made a fitting finale for them as they performed to years 4 and 6.

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.

Cycling Safety Assembly

We are really pleased that so many of our pupils like to cycle to school or to come on their scooters. Miss Atkinson talked to everyone in assembly about the importance of being safe on bicycles. She spoke about wearing helmets and knee pads plus being visible when cycling. It is a great activity that we all like and can be great fun as well as excellent exercise.

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: 90.00% (3 pupils didn't) Year 2: 87.09% (4 pupil didn't) Year 3: 90.00% (3 pupils didn't) Year 4: 76.66% (7 pupils didn't) Year 5: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't 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: 95.56% Year 1: 97.32% Year 2: 96.77% Year 3: 97.00% Year 4: 87.33% Year 5: 95.33% Year 6: 97.14% Our target is to have 96% attendance or greater. Our whole school average for this year is currently: 95.21%

Stars of the Week

This week's winners are: EYFS - Alex Year 1 - Maja Year 2 - Jasmine Year 3 - Amer Year 4 - Jaylen Year 5 - Sahim Year 6 - Daniela

Year 6 Edinburgh Visit Parents' & Pupils' Meeting

Tonight, we held a meeting with year 6 parents and pupils about the forthcoming two day visit to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. As part of Hull Children's University educational visits, we are piloting this exciting new venture for them. As it is brand new, Natasha Barley, the Director of the HCU has been organising the details herself and popped into lead this meeting. We will be travelling up on Monday 18th June, leaving Hull first thing in the morning. The train will take us to Edinburgh where we will then explore three exciting venues. On the first day, Dynamic Earth and the Camera Obscura will be the destinations, followed by the world famous Edinburgh castle on Tuesday 19th.

End of Year 6 SATs 2018

Year 6 have finished their SATs this morning, with the last of their maths papers. Well done to all of these pupils for their first-class attitudes this week. What a great effort!

Maths SATs Start Today

This morning, our year 6 pupils put their mathematics brains in gear for the first two papers of their Maths SATs papers. Today, they took their first 'Reasoning' paper and their 'Arithmetic' test. It was quite a challenge to complete all the tasks in the time but we were impressed by everyone's efforts.

Photo Consent Form

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force this month. These letters have been sent home tonight. Please complete these and return to school so we may add these to our records. Data recorded on these forms will be kept confidentially as part of the GDPR. Please click here to access a pdf version of this letter.

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