We are delighted to announce that the winner of a reading prize, provided by the brilliant people at Ready Steady Read is Alessia in Year 6. We are indebted to Ready Steady Read and their sponsors SPS Securities (@spsteam) for their most generous donations.
Owing to a family in our Reception class having COVID, we are having to close our Reception and Nursery classes up to and including Thursday 22nd July. Children in these classes may return on Friday 23rd July. We will have more information in the morning for you but please do not bring your Reception or Nursery children to school tomorrow.
Hull City Council have aksed us to share this with you: "This week over 24,000 booklets will go out to the primary schools in reading bags and a further 6,000 distributed within our Early help and social care hubs, libraries and secondary schools. We will be using some of these in the first week of the summer at our two large events being held at Alderman Kneeshaw Playing Fields: 28 July 2021, 11am to 3pm and King George V playing fields 30 July 2021, 11am to 3pm.
Usually, our year 6 pupils would be in their secondary schools this week, undertaking lessons and being introduced to staff, routines and the school building. Owing to the COVID-19 situation, they have stayed at Stepney and have been working on some transition activities that the secondary schools have sent us. These have included 'live' and 'precorded' lessons, which they have accessed on the chrome books. While it has not been the same as visiting their new schools, at leas
This week's Famous Brits Assemblies are about Benjamin Zephaniah. Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham. His dad was a postman from Barbados and his mum a nurse from Jamaica. He is a dyslexic and left school aged 13 unable to read or write. Despite this, he has become one of this country's most celebrated poets. He writes that his poetry is strongly influenced by the poetry and music of Jamaica and what he calls "street politics" or 'dub poetry'. His first performance w
Dear Parents and Carers Arrangements for the last week of term (19th - 23rd July) Last week the government issued schools with new guidance around COVID measures from 19th July. In other parts of the country the 19th July coincides with the end of the school year, but not for many schools including all Hull schools. Last week, our CEO met with other Hull school leaders and they agreed that Hull schools would stay with their current risk assessments as they are until the end
We have been asked by some of our parents about time allowed for their children to celebrate Eid al-Adha celebrations, which is next week. Often, this falls within the school summer holidays but we are breaking up a week later this year. We have double checked with the Local Authority and can confirm that a child is allowed one day off school for religious observance next week. If your child is going to be missing this day for Eid al-Adha, please will you phone the school adm
We have been asked to send you this: "Hello, I wanted to take the opportunity to contact you and introduce myself. I am one of the Locality Programme Coordinators working on the Holiday Activity and Food Programme and I will be covering the West of the City and the wards within that, which your school falls into. The Holiday Activity and Food Programme provides free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities. School holidays can be particular pressure
We were delighted to welcome the Purple Pig Company to school today. Our younger pupils had chance to look at and stroke a calf, a pig, lambs, rabbits and chicks. The sun was out and there could be nothing better than having these wonderful animals at Stepney. The pig was even trained to follow commands.
Our year 6 class visited the Rock Up centre at St Stephen's Shopping Centre today. It is great that we are finally able to start doing activities like these again. There were some very brave children this morning who attempted some awesome climbing challenges.
One of our parents has asked us to pass on the message all parents, pupils and staff that there have been some incidents recently in which dubious people in cars have been around the Fenchurch - Sculcoates area. We urge parents to take precautions to ensure their children's safety around the area. If you see any incidents yourself, then please contact the Police immediately.
Miss Atkinson's Safeguarding assemblies this week are all about the importance of a following Pegi ratings. Age ratings ensure that entertainment content – such as films, DVDs, and games – is clearly labelled for the minimum age group for which it is suitable. Age ratings provide guidance to consumers to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product. Since 2012, PEGI has been the sole system used in the UK for new console and PC games. Many thousands of games ha
Two members of Hull City Council's 'Vulnerable, Exploited, Missing, Trafficked' team came into talk with our year 6 pupils recently. This was a really interesting session in which the council officers talked about their work including how they help those children who may go missing from home. Today, they sent a certificate of participation and our year 6 pupils are going to proudly display this in their classroom.
Unfortunately, at the moment, the number of COVID-19 cases is rising across the city. We are starting to see classes and 'bubbles' around Hull having to isolate. This includes some of our neighbouring primary schools. It is vitally important that we all do as much as we can to reduce the chance of infection. For any of pupils who show symptoms, including coughs, we are sending them home. When parents arrive to pick them up, we are asking them to get their child tested at one