The Stepney Star Daily Diary

Free Packed Lunch for Free School Meals Kids at Clare's Cafe

The lovely ladies at ‘Clare’s Cafe’ on Sculcoates Lane have told us that they are offering our children who receive a free school meal a free packed lunch during half-term. Pop in from Mon-Fri from 11am and 12noon. Thank you ladies from all of us here at Stepney.

Bonfire Night Menu

We are not sure what will be happening on Bonfire Night because of COVID, but we are still having a Bonfire Night Special Menu on 5th November.

Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week - November 16th - 20th

As part of Antibullying Week, which is from 16th - 20th November, they usually have one day as an Odd Socks Day. We have decided to have people wearing Odd Socks ALL WEEK. Just advance warnings that there may be chaos in your laundry baskets that week!

Changes to PE Days - Some Date Alterations for when a Child Needs to Come in their PE kit

This term, we are asking pupils to come in their PE kits on the days when it is PE. We do not want them to bring their PE kit in a bag to school. On PE days, they should come in the school PE kit but they may also wear tracksuit bottoms and warmer tops. Trainers need to be worn. Here are the PE Days by year group: Reception - Friday Year 1 - Monday (NAPA) Year 2 - Wednesday Year 3 - Wednesday Year 4 - Tuesday Year 5 - Tuesday Year 6 - Thursday

New Menus for After Half Term

Here are the new menus that will begin after half term. These may also be found on our School Kitchen Menu webpage:

Parents - Reporting Pupils' sickness and COVID symptoms accurately

Please may we remind parents that it is really important that you tell us the symptoms your child has if they are unwell. If you tell us that they have a temperature, or a new cough or lack of smell/taste, our staff will say that the child needs to be at home and have a COVID-19 test before they can return to school. This is to protect them and also other pupils and staff. There have been sickness bugs going around these last couple of weeks and symptoms for these are different again. Please be very specific when you speak to us so our staff may accurately give you the right information about whether you child should be in school or not.

What would happen if a bubble went into Lockdown? - letter to parents

Dear Parents and Carers, First of all, many thanks for the phone conversations that you have had with our teachers. Overall, it has been great to hear that you have been happy with your children’s return to school. We have also been talking to the children a lot about their feelings – it is lovely to hear that they are glad to be back. We realise that the children have missed out from being in school since March. Even for those who came back in after June, it was not the same for them. Socially the children have been thrilled to be back mixing with their friends – the laughter and excitement that we hear on the playground is a joy to behold. Academically, there are gaps in pupils learning ca

Year 2 perform their NAPA - Musical Theatre Dancing routine

This half term, Sophie from the Northern Academy for Performing Arts has been working with our year 2 pupils on Monday afternoons. Strict COVID protocols have been observed to safeguard both Sophie and our pupils & staff. This afternoon, the pupils gave a wonderful performance of their dance. It was really a pity that we couldn't invite parents in. After half term, it will be the turn of year 1.

Year 6 Parents - St. Mary's College Transition Information & Web Link

Year 6 Parents. This is a message from St. Mary's College for you: "As you will be aware, it is now the time of year when we would usually have welcomed Year 6 students and parents/carers to SMC for our Open Evening to help with their decision making regarding applying to Secondary school. As this is not feasible this year due to Covid we have created a 'micro website' within our school website which details the admissions process and includes information videos from all departments, key pastoral staff and current Year 7 students. It is not a one off 'live' event but a microsite that can be re-visited as often as required and it does not all need to be watched / digested in one go!" Please c

Skip2b Fit Skipping Workshops

In a bid to get the children more physically active since the lockdown and summer holidays, we have booked the company 'Skip2b Fit' to come in every Tuesday after half term to deliver a 30minute skipping session across all year groups. Each session lasts between 25-30mins (20mins for EYFS) and includes skipping exercises followed by a 2 minute skipping challenge. Children will be working to improve their score as the weeks progress, improving their fitness, confidence and all-round well-being. To help with this Mr Jones will also be running a 'Skipping Club' at lunch times for children to come and practise. All activities will be carried out in a safe manner, with any visitors to school foll

NAPA - Musical Theatre Dancing

This half term, Sophie from the Northern Academy for Performing Arts has been working with our year 2 pupils on Monday afternoons. Strict COVID protocols have been observed to safeguard both Sophie and our pupils & staff. After half term, it will be the turn of year 1. The pupils have been working really hard at their dance routines.

Parents' Guides For Using Google Classroom

Please click on this link to watch this guide to Google Classroom. Even though it is an American video, the features are still the same for our pupils. This is another similar tutorial link.

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