The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Safeguarding Assembly - Understanding Autism Part 1

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 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.

NHS ThreadWorm Advice

A parent has informed us that her child has had threadworm. This is treatable but is also very contagious. We have taken advice from our school nurse and she has advised to check the NHS website. Please click here to access the page on Threadworm. As this advice tells us, simple hygiene steps are the needed to keep this at bay and it is not a reason for pupils to stay off school.

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

Tomorrow is BBC Children in Need Day - Wear Pyjamas and/or Spotty Clothes

Tomorrow, it is the annual BBC Children in Need Day. Pupils and staff are being encouraged to pay £1 to come to school in pyjamas and/or spotty clothes. Buns are also being sold so please send your children with extr money to buy these if they wish. All proceeds will go directly to this extremely worthwise cause.

Parents Join Us For Dinner

At lunch today, we were joined by some of our Reception pupils' parents. This was a huge success and we hope to invited some other parents soon.

Safeguarding Assembly - Anti-Bullying Week 2019

In our safeguarding assembly this morning, we discussed bullying and what we need to deal with bullies. In our recent Ofsted Inspection, our pupils impressed Her Majesty's Inspector with their understanding of this issue and how the schools deals with any instances of this.

Arm Bands Replacement

Texts have been sent out to all staff plus pupils have been informed in class that the armbands that were given out last week need to be recalled or thrown away. There is a design flaw which has resulted in the hi-viz plastic covering coming away exposing a sharp-edged metal band. Mr Meara-Blount has been informed about this and is replacing them with an alternative band. He is most apologetic about the situation. We will distribute the alternative bands once they come into school.

Year 4 Boys Football @HullActiveSch

This week our Y4 Boys enjoyed made us very proud showing #determination at the @HullActiveSch 5aside Football Competition. Well done boys!

Mr Jatta shares his MBE story with pupils.

Last week, we were delighted to report that one of our parents has been presented with the MBE by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace on 31st October for his work with Recycling and Energy saving. Mr Dawda Jatta joined us in assembly this morning to tell the children about the work that he had done to earn this prestigious award. He also told us about the amazing time he had at Buckingham Palace. We are all very proud of him.

Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying week. At Stepney, we take bullying very seriously. If there are any issues regarding behaviour or bullying that your child brings to you, please contact us immediately so we may address this swiftly.

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.

New Doors in EYFS

Our long-awaited partition doors have finally arrived in EYFS. They were fitted over the weekend. These will allow us to separate the nursery and reception classes at some points of the day. One section of the doors is going to be replaced in a few weeks. There should have been a smaller door in the middle section but there was apparently a problem with the machine that manufactures this.

Remembrance Service at St. Mary’s Church, Sculcoates

We took our pupils to St. Mary’s Church this morning for the annual Remembrance Service. It is 75 years since the D-Day landings in Normandy, so it was another poignant service. With year 6 readers telling us the history about the Armistice in 1918 and Father Phil leading the service, we all joined together to remember all those who have laid their lives down for our freedom. It is now becoming customary for our pupils to provide some impressive poppy displays. Led by Mr Brown, we had poppy-covered soldier effigies to brighten up the church. A bagpiper welcomed us to the service, which was attended by some of our parents.

Remembrance Service Preparations

Staff and pupils have been busy making poppies in readiness for today's Remembrance Service at St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates. Mr Brown has been organising the creation of this year's main display. Please join us for a 10.30am start at the church this morning.

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