The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Year 6 Tree Planting part 3, courtesy of the Woodland Trust

While some year 6 pupils were helping David Longthorne plant trees on Barmston Drain, Mr Browning and Mrs Bayley and the other members of the class were planting Silver Birch, Wild Cherry and Rowan saplings at the far end of our school field. These have been given to the school by the Woodland Trust and we are indebted to them for this. The thirty trees will eventually provide a much needed addition to our school field, providing shade and encouraging even more wildlife. This will make a good contrast to the other side of the field, where we are planting a small orchard of fruit trees.

Year 6 Tree Planting part 2

For the ninth row in succession, David Longthorne enlisted our year 6 class this afternoon to help him plant some trees along the banks of Barmston Drain. This is a man-made feature that was originally dug to drain farmland. Seen as a 'green corridor' for wildlife from the city centre back into the countryside, this is a very important avenue. This is a 2018 gold award-winning project that has seen Stepney pupils helping the city. The weather was kind for us as pupils dug and planted. It was quite soft underfoot so wellies were essential!

Flu-like illness and diarrhoea/vomiting in schools - Information for pupils, parents and staff

This week, we have had many pupils off ill in our lower school. This is a virus which is affecting many areas of the country. Hull City Council have contacted us saying that there has been an above-average number of flu and diarhoea/vomiting cases across the city. We have also heard the East Riding of Yorkshire has been affected with some schools even closing. Hull CC have asked us to pass on a Public Health England information letter about this. May we also remind you that our school nurse holds her surgery on Wednesday mornings. If you would like to see her, then please let us know. Please click here to view the information letter.

Stepney @HullActiveSch Badminton Championships

Today, ten children were invited to the @HullActiveSch Badminton Championships. The ‘Stepney Smashers’ & ‘Stepney Badminators’ didn’t quite make it to the finals but all the children had a great time & were awarded the Honesty award from all the other teams, a great achievement.

Year 5 Invitation to Parents - build a Viking Longship Model Exhibition

As part of our Design and Technology work, we will be making models of Viking long ships. Please come along to support your child with this activity. We will be providing the necessary materials, but you are very welcome to bring any additional resources that you and your child would like to use. This will also be an opportunity to look at your child’s work from the Autumn Term.

Safeguarding Assembly - Understanding Autism Part 2

In the current series of safeguarding assemblies we are talking about people who have specific learning needs that we may now know about. Today's was the second assembly about Autism. Miss Atkinson has been discussing how children with autism may need support from others and consideration when doing their work. Being such a close-knit community, as we are at Stepney, means caring for everyone.

Famous Brit of the Week #62 - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about Ronnie O'Sullivan OBE. Known as 'The Rocket, he is an English professional snooker player who is one of the most successful players in the history of the sport. Since turning professional in 1992, he has won five World Championships, a record seven Masters titles, and a record seven UK Championships, setting a record total of 19 titles in Triple Crown tournaments. He shares the record for the most ranking titles (36) with Stephen Hendry and also holds the record as the youngest-ever winner of a ranking title (1993 UK Championship, aged 17 years and 358 days) as well as the youngest winner of the Masters (in 1995, aged 19 years and 69 days). In the 2017

Year 6 Tree Planting part 1

For the ninth row in succession, David Longthorne popped into our year 6 this afternoon to talk about trees. On Friday, our pupils will be helping him plant some trees along the banks of Barmston Drain. This is a man-made feature that was originally dug to drain farmland. Seen as a 'green corridor' for wildlife from the city centre back into the countryside, this is a very important avenue. This is a 2018 gold award-winning project that has seen Stepney pupils helping the city. Indeed, we are the only school to have stayed the distance with this. We are immensley grateful to David for inspiring us and leading us in this campaign. He spent an hour with us, telling us about tree planting, seed

Christmas Toy Appeal - Supporting Hull Women's Aid

We are delighted to be supporting a local charity - Hull Women's Aid who have a refuge centre for women and their children. ​Throughout each year for everyone residing within the refuge, the charity aims to provide new happy experiences and memories to children and young people, which are absent of the oppressive and frightening environment they have often been exposed to. For many, who have not lived with or experienced domestic abuse, Christmas is often regarded as a time for family and happiness; for those who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse their Christmas’ have often been consumed by unpredictability and violence, it is not uncommon for Hull Women's Aid to hear how a child’

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.

International Pupil Council Meeting

Continuing our IPC theme of Sharing, pupils from the global schools in Hull brought something to share - this was a piece of writing, a poster, information about an event in school, anything connected to their partner school and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They worked in small groups sharing ideas then reported back to all. Pupils were learning a Christmas Calypso Carol song to share with Freetown. Our friends in Sierra Leone at the Freetown IPC were learning a song to share with us. The IPC has been invited to be part of a Hull University project looking at the Plastic Economy. Ray Kirtley joined the meeting to explain more about the project and what it will entail. As alwa

Year 6 IMPS Programme

Year 6 had a practical morning learning some vital life skills this morning. Members of the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S) came into school to teach pupils some Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques as well as about dressings for small injuries. Using specially designed teaching equipment, children learn these techniques at school. For more information, click here to access their website. Many thanks to the I.M.P.S. staff for this morning. It is greatly appreciated.

EYFS Exibition Morning - 'Nursery Rhymes'

This morning we had seven nursery parents and eleven reception parents join us for some fun 'Nursery Rhyme' activities. There were plenty of smiles as parents and pupils got to work. They made an 'incy, wincy spider' and web; a star wand for 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'; an envelope puppet for Humpty Dumpty then they decorated a biscuit for the '5 Currant Buns' rhyme; printed a black sheep with a cotton reel for 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' as well as other activities for 'A Cow Jumped Over The Moon'. The parent comments may be found on our 'Parent View' page.

Famous Brit of the Week #61 - Nicola Adams

Today's Famous Brits Assembly was about Nicola Adams OBE. She is a British former boxer who held the WBO female flyweight title between July and November 2019 and previously the WBO interim title in 2018. Nicola became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and the first female boxer to become a double Olympic champion after winning a second gold medal at Rio 2016, both in the flyweight division. In May 2016 she was the reigning Olympic, World and European Games champion at flyweight, and won the entire set of amateur championships available to her - Olympic, Commonwealth and European Games' titles, and the World, European and European Union championships. She al

Girls' Football Team in Action

“Proud of our girls at the @HullActiveSch 5aside Football Comp. No goals, but lots of effort and huge smiles till the end. Well done girls.”

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