The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Attendance still over 96% despite sickness bug

We have had a week of sickness bugs going around school. Nevertheless, we have managed to keep attendance above 96% for another week. It is timely that we have a half term holiday to give pupils and staff change to recuperate. The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 85.71% (4 pupils didn't) Year 1: 96.56% (1 pupil didn't) Year 2: 82.14% (5 pupils didn't) Year 3: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) Year 4: 100% Year 5: 82.76% (5 pupils didn't Year 6: 79.31% (6 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 92.36% Year 1: 98.97% Year 2: 95.00% Year 3

Harvest Festival Assembly

This morning, we had a wonderful Harvest Assembly, led by Father Phil. Each phase group presented some songs and poems about Harvest and fifteen pupils from year 5 & 6 read prayers and poems. It was also a time to reflect on helping others. We have been collecting food items to give to Hull Women’s Aid, which is a local charity. This links in with the appeal that Father Phil and his team at St. Mary’s Church, Sculcoates, are leading. We are extremely grateful for the many contributions that have been donated for this worthy cause. We were able to take the food we had raised to Hull Women's Aid.

Year 4 Environmentalists Display their Thoughts and Passion!

Year 4 have certainly got the bit between their teeth this term. They are certainly passionate about their planet and especially the oceans on our planet. It is one thing having plastic rubbish on noticeboards in our school but this tragically represents the destruction that humans are unleashing on their planet. Well done Year 4 and thank you.

Remembrance Service on Friday 9th November

We are now looking forward to our Remembrance Service, which is at St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates on Friday 9th November at 10.30am. Last year, we had a bagpiper and standard bearer to add another dimension to an excellent service. This year promises to be even better and more poignant as it will be 100 years since the WWII Armistice was signed. Many thanks to parents and relatives who attended last year, we hope to see more join us this year.

Year 3 Saving the Planet - A Musical Theatre Showcase

Our week of Musical Theatre Showcases ended with another Environmentally Friendly theme. Today, it was year 3's chance to show off their developing performance skills. Once again led and choreographed by Sam, parents were entertained by their very skilful children. It has been a brilliant week of talent and hard work. Many thanks to everyone concerned... Sam, pupils, staff and parents.

Successful Disco leaves Everyone Glowing!

Today, we had our first ever 'Glow Disco'. For a £2 entry fee, pupils came to the disco and had 'glow' gifts given to them for an exciting new disco. Many still came in Halloween or other fancy dress to make it a lively spectacle. Many thanks to Mr Morfitt and the staff for ensuring it all went like clockwork.

Protecting our Oceans Art from Year 4

Linked with their focus on the impact of pollution on our oceans, year 4 pupils have been applying their art skills to create beautiful sea creatures. They have shared these with their friends in Sierra Leone. Not only is it a subject that is close to the heart of all Stepney pupils but it links in with the Global Sustainable Development Goals that we are working on as part of our Global Partnership Work.

A Strong 'Saving the Planet' Showcase Message from Year 5

We have had an awe-inspiring Musical Theatre showcase this afternoon from year 5. Led by Sam, our Musical Director, they performed songs, poems and original dance routines which brought emotional responses from the watching parents. There was a strong theme on saving the planet - these are driven by the pupils' own passion for environmental issues. As always we ask parents for their views, publishing comments about what went well and ways to improve on our Parents' View page. Some of the comments today included: "The showcase was wonderful, truly amazing. How the kids can dance together and sing. Congrats to everyone, the show was indeed amazing"; "The Greatest Show", and "In general, the id

Plastic in the Ocean Assembly by IPC pupils

Our two brilliant International Pupil Councillors from year 6 had asked to lead today's assembly. They had produced a wonderful powerpoint presentation, which they had prepared in their spare time. This gave us all a flavour of the scale of the world wide plastic problem. We love it when pupils offer to take our assemblies. After the half term holiday, another of our year 6 pupils will be presenting an assembly so please watch this space. In the meantime, please click here to look at the slides from the IPC pupil's presentation today.

Harvest Festival Final Reminder

Please send in any more Harvest Festival donations you may be willing to give. Our Harvest Festival Assembly is fast approaching. It gives us chance to think about others. We have been collecting food items to give to a local charity. At 10.30am on Friday 26th October, Father Phil will be coming into school to lead our Harvest Assembly. We will have a short service in school, singing hymns, hearing readings and saying prayers for our food. Linking with the appeal that Father Phil and his team at St. Mary’s Church, Sculcoates, are leading, we are collecting food donations for Hull Women’s Aid. As always, we are extremely grateful for any contributions that you may donate for this worthy cause

Glow Disco on Thursday 25th October

This week, on Thursday 25th October, we are having a 'Glow Disco'. For £2 pupils can come to the disco in the school hall and will have 'glow' gifts given to them for an exciting new disco. If pupils wish to come in Halloween or other fancy dress they may do so. As usual our disco start at 3.15pm and finish at 4.15pm The Christmas Disco will be on Thursday 20th December.

Girls' Football Tournament

Tonight, staff took our yr 4-5 girls football team to an under 11, 7 a-side football tournament at St. Mary's College after school. Attired in the school red & black striped kit, the girls played brilliantly as a team showing an amazing competitive team effort. Well done to all concerned.

Years 1 & 2 Musical Showcase

Our year 1 & 2 pupils showed us some wonderful Musical Theatre song and dance routines this afternoon. These routines were based on their class' Thematic Units for the autumn term. As well as the Musical Theatre numbers, we put out pupils' books so that parents could have a look through them with their child while having some refreshments. Many thanks to Mrs McTeare for choreographing this amazing event. As usual, we took parental feedback about things they enjoyed and things we could do to improve the event. Please click here to go to our Parent View webpage to read the comments about this and many other of our parent-pupil events.

Safeguarding Assembly - Follow the Firework Code

The very important message given in today's safeguarding assembly was all about the Firework Code. With bonfire night taking place on the first day back after the half term holiday many will be starting to get excited about the 5th of November. We want everyone to thoroughly enjoy this traditional annual British event but we want them to be safe as well.

Famous Brit of the Week #36 - David Walliams

Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about David Walliams. He was born David Edward Williams, but is known professionally as David Walliams. He is a British actor, comedian, author, talent show judge and presenter known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch show Little Britain. Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent. He wrote and starred in two series of the BBC One sitcom Big School, playing the role of chemistry teacher Keith Church. In 2015, he starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC series Partners in Crime based on the Tommy and Tuppence novels by Agatha Christie.Walliams is also a writer of children's books. He has sold more tha

British Ethos Theme for the Week

Each week at Stepney, we have a theme, taken from one of our British Values. We also link these to PSHCE themes, whilst also considering different cultural celebrations and special days from around the world. This term, our British Ethos theme is Mutual Respect & Tolerance.

Year 5 take on the Hulltimate Challenge

This afternoon, year 5 went to Queen's Gardens in the city centre to sample a variety of the activifies which are part of the Hulltimate Challenge Weekend. In a city where the risk of flooding is second only to that of London, the theme of 'Living With Water' is appropriate! This marks the start of a weekend of events which are open to the public. Please click here to go to the website about the activities taking place. There are over 30 obstacles within the city centre as part of 5k, 7.5k and 10k events. Participants will be able to see Hull Minster from the top of a giant inflatable slide or take a dip in an ice filled skip by The Deep. This race is about having fun but also about raising

Attendance over 96% and climbing still

Once again, we have had another much improved week. After getting after to a low start with a number of pupils not returning from holiday in time for the start of the school year, figures have improved greatly. The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 82.14% (5 pupils didn't) Year 1: 93.10% (2 pupils didn't) Year 2: 96.43% (1 pupils didn't) Year 3: 86.67% (4 pupils didn't) Year 4: 88.00% (3 pupils didn't) Year 5: 86.21% (4 pupils didn't Year 6: 96.55% (1 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 95.64% Year 1: 98.97% Year 2: 99.29% Y

NHS letter about Epipens

We have been asked to send out a letter to parents who have children using Epi Pens. Please click here to view that letter.

Grow it, Cook it - Fruit Kebabs and Pineapple Top Growing

This evening, our Grow It, Cook It club made some mouth-watering fruit kebabs. Absolutely delicious! Even though it is the wrong season for outdoor growing now, they couldn't resist the opportunitiy to put some pineapple heads in water to see if we could sustain them.

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