This afternoon, we had a brilliant Stepney's Got Talent Final with twenty one finalists competing for the trophy and coveted top spot. This year, it was overwhelming singers and dancers plus one Martial Arts routine and the UkeKids, who are our school's resident ukulele band. In front of a packed hall and with the stage lights beaming down on them they overcame their nerves to give us a dazzling show of talent. Well done to our finalists, all of whom received medals. Special thanks go to Mrs Rodgers, Mrs Desforges and Miss Webb for organising and running the event, plus our special VIPs for acting as judges. There were many brilliant acts but Mohammed and Jackson’s routine won the day. Ana-M
Some of our year 6 have been to see how a factory runs. They went to Aunt Bessie's to see how Yorkshire Puddings are made, learning lots about production techniques as well as sampling the finished items. It was a highly successful visit, and organised brilliantly as usual by Hull Children's University.
Since the start of 2019, we have had the biggest number of pupils contracting chicken pox for a number of years. In total, we have had 40 pupils off with chicken pox. This and other illnesses which have affected other schools has contributed to the fall in attendance during the spring term.The following results show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 89.66% (3 pupils didn't) Year 1: 86.67% (4 pupils didn't) Year 2: 93.33% (2 pupil didn't) Year 3: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) Year 4: 95.45% (1 pupil didn't) Year 5: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Year 6: 90.32% (3 pupils didn't) Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance f
Please note that from Monday 1st July, our school playground gates will open at 8.40am and not at 8.30am for health and safety reasons. If pupils wish to come to school before this time, may we remind you we have a free breakfast club that starts at 8am. Entrance to this is via the main Reception Door.
Tomorrow, on Friday 12th June, we will be holding the tinal of Stepney's Got Talent 2019. We started this competition in 2011, when we were celebrating the school's 125th birthday! 2011 was the year that some of our present year 6 pupils started in our nursery class so it is a landmark year for us. We all looking forwarded to an exciting final.
Each class has been making fashion clothing from plastic rubbish. This links into our global work on the Sustainable Development Goals. One of our pupils will be going in their costume to St. Stephen's shopping centre next week to join other schools in a inter-school fashion parade.
Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about Helen Sharman and the presentation was by two of our year 6 pupils. Having obtained a PhD in Chemistry, Helen worked as a development technologist for Mars. She was selected to be Britain’s first astronaut, participating in Project Juno in 1991. She spent eight days in space. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, where she attended Grenoside Junior and Infant School, later moving to Greenhill. After studying at Jordanthorpe Comprehensive, she obtained a BSc degree in chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1984 and a PhD degree from Birkbeck, University of London. She worked as a research and development technologist for GEC in London and later
Some of our older pupils went to East Park with Miss Atkinson and Miss Baitson for a soggy but enjoyable Big Malarkey day. This is an annual event hosted by Hull City Libraries to promote reading. Pupils listened to various authors and then chose their favourite. It was a pity it was such a rainy day but this didn't mar the enthusiasm of our pupils.
Hull Active Sports have posted a video of our rounders team from last week. They took part in a three-teamed tournament, finishing second. Well done for the super skills shown and the terrific team work. Please click here to see the video clip.
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 half term, our British Ethos theme is Individual Liberty. We are also a Growth Mindset School and have a quote each week, which we think about and award our Star of the Week awards for. We have combined our posters in our drive to reduce paper usage.
Since the start of 2019, we have had the biggest number of pupils contracting chicken pox for a number of years. In total, we have had 40 pupils off with chicken pox. This and other illnesses which have affected other schools has contributed to the fall in attendance during the spring term.The following results show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week. Foundation Stage: 86.21% (4 pupils didn't) Year 1: 86.67% (4 pupils didn't) Year 2: 93.33% (2 pupil didn't) Year 3: 80.00% (6 pupils didn't) Year 4: 95.45% (1 pupil didn't) Year 5: 66.67% (10 pupils didn't) Year 6: 90.32% (3 pupils didn't) Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance
Year 6 spent the morning at the KCom Lightstream Stadium for the Kid Alert event, in which they learnt about life skills. These included six different situations such the lifeboat, IMPs, road safety, and the fire brigade.
Our involvement with Hull Active Schools this year has resulted in some brilliant participation rates from our pupils in a wide range of inter-school sporting competitions. 93% of Yr5/6 children have experienced Level 2 Inter-school sports competitions this year and 76% of all KS2 children have experienced Level 2 Inter-school sports competitions. We have clear goals next year; Target those children who have not attended a club this academic year. Target those children who have not attended a Level 2 Inter-school competition this academic year. Seek to offer more Level 2 competitive opportunities for Years 1-3.
We are delighted to say that we have had a big drive on getting more pupils attending extra-curricular sports clubs this year. 75% of all pupils in years 1 to 6 participated in extra sports clubs. We are really pleased that so many pupils are keen to do this and our target is to increase this percentage next year.