We have had another memorable Christmas Service at St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates. This year, Father Phil had erected a tent in the church as this might represent where Jesus would be born in a second rising in the modern era. Readings were heard from Kawther, Amer, Nana, Lily, Danila and Brin; songs from the Christmas productions were sung and the school's Ukulele group, the 'UkeKids' played and sang for us. We are so lucky to have such a welcoming church just on our doorstop. Many thanks to the ever-cool Father Phil and his team of dedicated helpers and to parents, relatives and friends who joined us.
We welcomed scores of parents and relatives into our year 1 and 2 classrooms for a Christmas Crafts session. Everyone had loads of fun making Elves and other decorations. It was another highly successful parent-pupil-staff event.
We are saying farewell to Mrs Codd, our School Business Manager. Having worked at our school for twenty years, Mrs Codd is taking retirement. Over the years, she has shown dedicated service to the school and has been a close friend and colleague to all the staff. We wish her the best of happiness for a very fulfilling retirement.
It was unanimously agreed that this year's Christmas Dinner was the best effort. Many thanks to Gail, Hazel, Lisa and Carol, our YHCLT catering staff. A sumptious feast, ladies. This was most appreciated.
A packed hall of parents witnessed a magical and extremely funny Christmas production from year 3 and 4. Brandon played the Grinch as well as impersonating Mr Browning at one point. The children sang their way through some wonderful songs as the now famous story of how the Grinch stole Christmas came to life in our school. Many thanks to everyone who made this a roaring success.
Our year 6 pupils have spent this half term swimmingnext door at Beverley Road Baths. They have had swimming lessons before in year 4, but we have given them extra lessons to top up their skills. After all, being able to swim is a life skill that everyone should have.
This morning, it was the turn of our Year 6 pupils to take up the challenge of Rock Up. All of our key stage 2 pupils have had a morning at Rock Up in the last two weeks as a special enriching PE event. Everyone has loved doing this.
Year 1 & 2 produced one of their best nativities with a trip around the world. For a school which has pupils from thirty different countries, this is a very special production for us. There was amazing singing throughout. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this.
Many thanks to all those parents who joined our year 5 crafts session. Everyone had great fun making some very festive cards. Parent comments have been published on our Parent View page. Please click here to access this.
The first floor of our school has been busy with parents and pupils engaged in making Christmas Decorations. This was a great success and just shows the strong team we have at Stepney with pupils, parents and staff all prepared to work together and have some fun at the same time. Please click to visit our Parent View page in which you may read all the comments that our parents make for the different events they attend with us.
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.
We are sending this leaflet out to parents about the importance of good attendance. While we acknowledge that many have been suffering from the sickness bug that has been going around the country, we are keen to help parents to ensure their children are here at school for the rest of the time.
Our Year 3 pupils have spent the morning at Rock Up. This was an enriching trip to engage pupils in a brand new physical activity for them. It was interesting to see another side of some children as they showed they truly have a head for heights.