The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Autumn Parents' Consultations Taking Place

We have now started our autumn Parent Consultations sessions. These are a chance for parents to sit down with their child's teacher and discuss how they are doing at school. We always find it to be a positive experience for parents and teachers to share all the many good things that children are doing. It also gives parents the chance to ask questions or raise concerns. Year 6 held their sessions today. Other year groups are having their consultation appointments next week: Year 1 & 2 on Monday 11th November Year 3 & 4 on Thursday 14th November Year 5 on Wednesday 12th November (These dates, along with other events are on our school calendar. Please click here to access this)

Christmas Disco & Dinner Dates

Our School Christmas Disco will be on Wednesday 18th December and our Christmas Dinner on Thursday 19th December. These dates may also be found on the calendar.

Hull Veterans Thank Stepney Pupils

This year, we donated our Harvest Festival donations to the Hull Veterans' Support Centre on Beverley Road. Four representatives from the organisation popped into our assembly this morning to say a big thank you to the pupils. They explained what they do and took many sensible questions from the children.

Stepney in the Hull Daily Mail with Reflective Armbands Story

Following the assembly in which our pupils were presented with reflective armbands by Steve Meara-Blount and is sister, Mandy, the Hull Daily Mail have reported on this story, which originated from a tragic family incident. Please click here to read the article.

Safeguarding Assembly - Be Bright, Be Seen

In our safeguarding assembly this morning, we were delighted to welcome Steve Meara-Blount, who had brought in hi-viz arm bands for each pupil in the school. With dark nights now upon us, it is vital that we are all visible. Our profound thanks got to Mr Meara-Blount for this very generous gift to the children.

Safeguarding Assembly - Follow the Firework Code

Today, it is Bonfire night, a time when we remember Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. It is an exciting time for most people, who enjoy watching fireworks and maybe attending a bonfire party. However, fireworks are dangerous if not handled correctly. In our safeguarding assembly this morning, we talked about some common sense rules for keeping us safe.

Stepney Parent Awarded the MBE

We are 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. Dawda Jatta's daughters have been pupils at our school for a number of years now. On behalf of everyone connected with Stepney, we wish to express our most sincere congratulations to Mr Jatta and his family on this thrilling news. Please click here to read about this in the Yorkshire Post https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/yorkshire-s-stalwarts-named-in-queen-s-birthday-honours-1-9811301

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.

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