The Stepney Star Daily Diary

CASH PRIZES to win for 100% Attendance in November

We are delighted to announce that Viking FM are going to be presenting prizes for pupils who have 100% attendance in the month of November. The competition start date is Monday 4 November 2019, the end date is Friday 29 November 2019. All pupils who have 100% attendance during the month of November will be automatically entered into the prize draw. Any pupils with medical appointments (including all appointments that cannot be made outside of school hours) during the month of November and who have notified our school of these appointments in advance, will not be excluded from the prize draw – i.e. attendance at medical appointments will not be deemed to constitute a school absence. Hull City

Year 6 Visit London

As part of another brilliant Hull & East Yorkshire Children's University (HEY CU) activity, our year 6 class spent a soggy but totally enjoyable day in the capital city. It was a very early start with pupils, parents and staff congregating in Hull Paragon Station at 5.30am to catch the first train of the day to London. When they arrived at Kings Cross Station, they then boarded an underground train to Westminster. There is nowhere more central to the governance of the country than the Houses of Parliament. Pupils undertook workshops on how laws are created and passed and had a tour of key areas of the Palace of Westminster. They walked to Buckingham Palace to see if the Queen was in; had a g

Boccia Fun @HullActiveSch

Our pupils really enjoyed ourselves yesterday at the @HullActiveSch Inclusive Boccia Competition. Children from across Y1-Y5 competed against other local schools and deservedly won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals across the various leagues. Congrats to all of our children, you were awesome

Head Start Hull Play Rangers this October Half Term

Looking for things to do with your children this half term holiday. We are delighted to let you know about these exciting activities on offer around the city. Please click here or on the image above to see the pdf version of this.

EYFS Parents' Exhibitions and Events Coming Soon

Here are some important dates to remember for parents' events in our EYFS unit. Parents/carers/relatives are invited to: 21st November 2019 - Nursery Rhymes morning (9.10am) as part of National Nursery Rhyme Week 4th December 2019 - Christmas Art Parent Exhibition 11st December 2019 - Christmas Play - A Wriggly Nativity

Famous Brit of the Week #60 - Beryl Gilroy

Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about Beryl Gilroy. Beryl is most famous for being the first black head teacher in London. She was a British pioneering teacher and novelist, and "one of Britain's most significant post-war Caribbean migrants", part of the so-called "Windrush generation". Born in what was then British Guiana, she moved in the 1950s to the United Kingdom. Although Gilroy was a qualified teacher, racism prevented her from getting a post for some time, and she had to work as a washer, a factory clerk and maid. Eventually employed by the Inner London Education Authority, she left work to raise her children before she returned to teaching and eventually became the first Black hea

New Clubs Starting After Half Term

"Thanks to all the children who have attended after-school sports clubs this half term, you have absolutely smashed it.But time for a change...New clubs and new opportunities starting after half term! Keep an eye out for the new Afterschool Club Posters coming out this week!"

School Christmas Card Project

We are delighted to announce that we raised £71.28 for this worthy cause, with pupils designing their own cards.

Lockdown Practice

We have had a practice of our Lockdown procedures this week. At Stepney, we have very tight security measures to make sure everyone is safe and secure in the building. There may be rare occasions when we have to have extra ‘Lockdown’ practices. We discussed these in assembly before having our practice.

Hull Teachers in Freetown for the 40th Anniversary Week

Another group of Hull teachers have arrived safely in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone as part of their global links work. This is a particularly special week as Hull and Freetown are celebrating 40 years of being twinned. Before starting their busy week in schools around the city, teachers from both cities were able to spend time at the beautiful 'Beach 2'. Someone even provided a special 40th anniversary cake.

British Ethos/Jigsaw Theme & Growth Mindset Learning Muscle

Each week at Stepney, we have a theme, taken from one of our British Values. We also link these to our Jigsaw termly PSHCE themes, whilst also considering different cultural celebrations and special days from around the world. This half term, our British Ethos theme is Mutual Respect and Tolerance. We are also a Growth Mindset School: this year we are thinking about Learning Muscles, which we think about and present our Star of the Week awards for. We have combined our posters in our drive to reduce paper usage.

Stepney Primary is awarded the British Council Intermediate International Award

Stepney Primary School in Hull has been awarded the Intermediate level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world. Stepney Primary School’s international work includes global projects with partner schools in Freetown, Sierra Leone since 2010. Recently these have include

Harvest Festival for Hull Veterans

Today, we had our Harvest Festival Assembly in school. In combination with St. Mary's Church, we are supporting Hull Veterans Support Centre, which is based across the road from the school on Beverley Road. There are a number of problems and needs that are particular to veterans, including homelessness. We like to support a different charity each year and consider this to be a very worthwhile one. We are really grateful for all of those who have sent donations to school. We have been able to take over a sizeable donation to the charity.

E-Safety Information: Fortnite Chapter 2

There has been a new update to the online Fortnite game. We have been sent this guide to parents. To see a pdf version of this, please click here or on the image above.

A return to one of our previous Famous Brit's of the Week #52 - Mary Anning

Today's Famous Brits Assembly featured a return visit to find out about Mary Anning and the presentation was by two of our year 6 pupils. Mary was an English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Her findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. Anning searched for fossils in the area's Blue Lias cliffs, particularly during the winter months when landslides exposed new fossils that had to be collected quickly before they w

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