The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Best Wishes for a Great Summer

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our parents, pupils and their relatives who support our school. The school first opened its doors to pupils in May 1887. It is testament to everyone connected with Stepney that it has not only survived all this time but it is a community of people which is very much alive, vibrant, friendly. We continue not only to achieve good results but to give our pupils a broad and rich curriculum which hopefully inspires them for even greater successes in the rest of their lives.

Attendance Results

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: 79.31% (6 pupils didn't) Year 1: 86.67% (4 pupils didn't) Year 2: 86.67% (4 pupils didn't) Year 3: 73.33% (8 pupils didn't) Year 4: 90.91% (2 pupils didn't) Year 5: 76.67% (7 pupils didn't) Year 6: 77.42% (7 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attendance

Staff Changes

Regrettably for us, Mrs Wilde is leaving Stepney today as she will be working at another school from September. The post she is taking on involves promotion so we are delighted for her. Mrs Wilde has worked at Stepney for the past seventeen years and, during this period, has been part of a very successful year 6 team. Mrs Wilde is well-respected by all our staff and governors – she is an outstanding teacher and a firm friend and colleague. We had a special assembly today to say farewell to her. Mrs Smart will not be with us in September either. She is expecting her second child in August so will be on maternity leave for most of 2019-20. We are welcoming back Mrs Cameron to help cover Mrs Sm

Go Wild Summer Challenge - Prizes Galore!

Busy this summer? We've got an exciting challenge for our pupils this year. There are 25 fun ideas to get children in the fresh air - if they complete any line across the grid they get a prize). We are suggesting that pupils may share their adventures via our twitter site if they wish but they must have parental approval to do this. The alternative is to take photos and bring these in during the first week of the autumn term, when all teachers will ask the "what have you done over the holidays" question. Pupils might want to write there adventures up as well. Please click here for a pdf copy of the record form (shown above).

Richard Allen, Transatlantic Rower visits Stepney

Richard Allen, Commonwealth Transatlantic Rower visited Stepney this morning, with his father and they brought a very special boat with them called Tamu'kke. Richard rowed single-handed and without any support vessels from Sierra Leona to Guyana. His aim was to get more people and more countries working together. Richard had heard about the wonderful work we do with Sierra Leone and was keen to share his experiences with us. Everyone sat enthralled to his presentation before popping outside to look at this amazing vessel. We were really impressed with his incredible achievement.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing comes to Stepney

We have had a brilliant day with the Planetarium that Labrascals have brought into school. Today's presentation was all about the Apollo 11 moon landing. It was great!

Pupils set up their very own Victorian Museum at Stepney

Our year 5 class have been creating their very own Victorian Museum in the library. They were delighted to welcome the other classes to this wonderful exhibition. They had collected some artefacts and made others themselves. As our school dates back to 1886, many of these objects would have been everyday items at the time. Pupils really enjoyed acting as tour guides today!

British Ethos Theme & Growth Mindset Quote 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 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.

Attendance Results

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: 72.41% (8 pupils didn't) Year 1: 96.67% (1 pupils didn't) Year 2: 96.67% (1 pupil didn't) Year 3: 90.00% (4 pupils didn't) Year 4: 95.45% (1 pupil didn't) Year 5: 76.67% (7 pupils didn't) Year 6: 96.77% (1 pupils didn't) Class Attendance The following figures show each class’s overall attend

Pottery Session this Saturday

We have received this advert about an Archaeology Pottery Session at Hull and East Riding Museum. They’ve got a fantastic free event taking place tomorrow (Saturday 13 July, 11am – 4pm) for families. "Potty About Archaeology Discover pottery through the ages at Hull and East Riding Museum. Explore all things ceramic with live historic pottery demonstrations showing you how people made pots in the past. Get hands-on and have a go yourself, crafting out of clay. Then explore the museum, touching pottery from the past at an object handling station or discovering more with pottery inspired activities. Explore our amazing collections, from the dinosaurs until the English Civil War. Wander through

NAPA Summer School Advert

We are delighted to advertise some of the summer school activities that the Northern Academy for Performing Arts are putting on this year.

Planetarium & Whole School Picnic Next Tuesday

On 20th July 2019, it will be 50 years since the first Apollo moon landing. NASA are celebrating this historic event, so we thought we’d mark it as well. Ms Saint has organised for a Planetarium to be set up in our school on Tuesday 16th July. This is from ‘Labrascals’ who have been into our school before with exciting science events. Each class will have chance to experience this. It will mean that our school hall is out of operation for that day, including having lunches in there. Weather permitting we will have a whole school picnic on the school field. If the weather is not good, we will have indoor picnics. There will be no hot meals served on this day. The kitchen staff will prepare pa

Year 6 Leavers' Prom

We have had a joyful prom night and disco. With the now traditional balloon arch, we took photographs of our year 6 leavers before the party got into full swing. There were quite a few tears being shed by our oldest pupils as the emotion of leaving primary school finally got to them.

Water Safety Advice for the Summer

The RNLI and the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have asked us to pass on some important information for the summer: In this current hot weather people are often tempted to cool down by taking a swim in our reservoirs. However, cold water can be a killer and we'd like to raise awareness of these risks amongst young people. Cold water shock can lead to hyperventilation, increased blood pressure, breathing difficulties and heart attacks plus water temperatures remain just as cold in summer as in winter. Everyone who falls unexpectedly into cold water wants to follow the same instinct, to swim hard and to fight the cold water. But when people fight it, chances are, they lose. Cold water sh

Special Stepney Awards in our Leavers' Assembly

In our leavers' assembly this morning, all of our year 6 pupils received their Leaver's Certificate. At the end of the school year, we are pleased to award special shields and trophies to pupils who have really impressed us in various fields. These awards have kindly been donated over the years by friends of the school and former staff and governors. In addition to these, Mrs Wilde announced that she is donating a new award to be given out in future years. This will be the Wilde Attendance Cup. Many thanks to Mrs Wilde for this.

Troy Story Triumph

In front of a packed hall of parents and relatives, our year 6 pupils gave the first of their public performances of Troy Story. The pupils dazzled us all with their acting skills and there were many stunning songs being sung beautifully. A big thank you goes to all the staff who contributed to this wonderful evening. Everyone left with big smiles on their faces.

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