The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Merry Christmas Everybody

On behalf of everyone at Stepney, may we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We break up today for the holidays. The staff will be having a training day on Monday 7th January and pupils start back on Tuesday 8th. It has been a long term and all of our pupils have worked hard and behaved well this term. It is credit to all our parents for having such wonderful children.

Attendance Results

The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 79.31% (6 pupils didn't) Year 1: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) Year 2: 89.28% (3 pupils didn't) Year 3: 82.76% (5 pupils didn't) Year 4: 68.00% (8 pupils didn't) Year 5: 86.21% (4 pupils didn't Year 6: 70.00% (9 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 92.98% Year 1: 98.33% Year 2: 98.21% Year 3: 93.45% Year 4: 89.20% Year 5: 97.24% Year 6: 88.67% Our target is to have 96% attendance or greater. Our whole school average for this year is currently: 95.81%

Meet Daisy, our Sea Turtle

This is Daisy, the sea turtle sponsored by Year 4. While the real life Daisy is swimming the oceans blue (and hopefully free of plastic), her soft-toy version has arrived from the World Wildlife Fund and will be spending each weekend in 2019 with a different year 4 pupil.

Christmas @ St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates

We have had another memorable Christmas Service at St. Mary's Church this morning. Although he had the cold that has been sweeping throught the community, Father Phil led us for a great service. We love the connections we have with St. Mary's. It certainly ends the term in a positive fashion and really starts the build up to Christmas Day. Two years ago when Father Phil came to St. Mary's we used to have just a handful of parents join us. Today, we had scores of parents join us to help create a wonderful atmosphere. They just keep on getting better! In his address, Mr Browning spoke about year 4's very special Christmas present - Daisy the Sea Turtle. Aided by two of our pupils, he spoke abo

Year 4 Plastic Pollution Message

Amidst the Christmas Decorations, a very important display has gone up in the hall. Year 4 continue their mission to make the world a better place with less pollution. Some of the facts they give are frightening, such as by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. We've got to stop this NOW!

Year 6 Wreaths

Year 6 have been making some brilliant Christmas Wreaths out of paper this week.

Year 3 & 4 Christmas Poems and Carols

Year 3 & 4 gave a brilliant Christmas Poem and Carol concert this morning in front of parents and other pupils. It was a great performance and reflects the love that the children have for poems as well as being another magical Christmas show.

The Stepney UkeKids First Public Performance to Parents

The Stepney Ukulele club had their first public performance to parents today. They played for the rest of the school a few days ago and couldn't resist joining the year 3s and 4s at the end of their concert to parents. The club which is run by Mr Browning and Mrs Brodie has been gathering interest all this term. Comprising mainly year 3 pupils at the moment, they have toured the school building playing to Foundation pupils, the ladies in the school office plus the Chef and his kitchen staff. The pupils have decided to call themselves the UkeKids.

Year 1 & 2 Nativity: Lights, Camel, Action

Our year 1 and 2 pupils performed a sparkling version of the nativity this morning. Our parents had a great time watching their children in a different take on the Christmas Story. It certainly was a lot of fun and enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making this such a success.

KS2 Visit Hull Truck's 'Oliver Twist'

Each year, we like to take our KS2 pupils to Hull Truck Theatre for the annual Christmas Show. Oliver Twist is this year's performance. We are fortunate to be in walking distance of the theatre so, braving the drizzly weather, pupils from years 3 to 6 went for a festive treat.

Increase in School Meal Prices

The cost of school meals for pupils in years 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be increasing to £1 in January 2019. An important letter is going out today to parents.

Year 6 Parents' & Pupils' Christmas Crafts

In year 6, parents and siblings joined their children for a great art session, making 'Four Seasons' cards. Judging by the smiles, laughs and jovial banter it was an enjoyable morning. Please click here to read what our parents thought about the event. Many thanks to the parents who attended our event.

Year 3 Parents' & Pupils' Christmas Crafts

Exciting art work was taking place in year 3 this morning as they had a Christmas Crafts sessions with their parents. There was some wonderful artistic skills being shown by both parents and their children. Please click here to read what our parents thought about the event. Many thanks to the parents who attended our event.

Lower School Phonics Sessions with Parents

Our lower school pupils had a special phonics morning with their parents in attendance. Staff demonstrated how our morning phonics groups operate, giving some handy hints and techniques for parents to use at home with their children. Please click here to read what our parents thought about the event. Many thanks to the parents who attended our event.

Famous Brit of the Week #42 - Prince Albert

Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about Prince Albert. Miss Atkinson had chosen him because she wanted to tell the pupils about how he had introduced the Christmas Tree to Britain. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel (26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria.He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. At the age of 20, he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria. At first, he felt constrained by his role of consort, but gradually developed a reputation for supporting public causes, such as educational reform and the abolition of slavery worldwide, and was entrusted with running the Queen's household, office

French Day on Friday 11th January

We are returning to school after Christmas with a continental feel in the air. On the first Friday back (11th January) there will be a whole school French-themed day. Staff and pupils are being encouraged to come dressed in red, white and blue on that day.

Year 5 Parents' & Pupils' Christmas Crafts

Our Year 5 class have had a Christmas Crafts sessions with their parents making Christmas cards. There were hushed tones in the classroom with everyone concentrating on their art work. Please click here to read what our parents thought about the event. Many thanks to the parents who attended our event.

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. .

Attendance Results

We have had a better this week with improved attendances across the school. The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 86.21% (4 pupils didn't) Year 1: 96.67% (1 pupils didn't) Year 2: 96.43% (1 pupils didn't) Year 3: 86.21% (4 pupils didn't) Year 4: 80.00% (5 pupils didn't) Year 5: 86.21% (4 pupils didn't Year 6: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. Foundation Stage: 92.28% Year 1: 98.67% Year 2: 99.29% Year 3: 94.48% Year 4: 92.00% Year 5: 94.48% Year 6: 96.00% Our target is to have 96% attendance or greater. Our whole school average fo

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