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The Stepney Star Daily Diary
Here is the News...
February 2015

27.2.15
Football Result  
Mr Dear and Mr Ingram took our footballers to a tournament this evening. We won one and lost four. Mr Ingram reported that "We came up against some top, top teams, some of the best I've seen at that age range. The kids loved it though and the team has definitely come on since this time last year."

Attendance Figures 
It's been another slightly disappointing week for attendance again with numbers dropping. We are grateful for the efforts that parents/carers are making to get their children to school. It gives them continuity in the classroom and really helps their learning.   
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.
http://www.stepney.hull.sch.uk/proudparents/proudparentslogo.jpg

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 93.33%↑​​​​(2 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 90%↑(6 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 85.36%↑(9 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 82.63%↓(10 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 87.83%↑(27 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 97.67%↑
Phase 1/2: 97.8%​↑
Phase 3/4: 94.92%​↑
Phase 5/6: 91.65%​↓
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.53%​​​​​​↓ 

Stars of the Week !
EYFS - Mishkat and Danyer
Phase 1-2 Klaudia, Agata & Isabelle
Phase 3-4 Ayaan, Maleeka, & Richard
Phase 5-6 Katie, Lauren & Talal.

26.2.15
PE Photo Winners !
Hull Stingray have given away two tickets to pupils who brought in photo’s of themselves being active outside of school, The two lucky winners in the school are Jessica and Daniel.  This is part of the big push we are having to promote PE and fitness for all our pupils.

25.2.15
The Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. We have written to the parents of our youngest pupils to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explained who is eligible for this funding and, importantly, to ask parents to fill out the forms so that we as a provider can claim the extra funding.
National data and research tells that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, for example in 2014 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the early years foundation stage compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to close this gap.
This funding provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant difference to us.
We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This could include for example additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or
supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language. It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. Parents may be aware if they have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.This will allow us to claim the additional Early Years Pupil Premium. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

24.2.15
Level 6 Maths At Kelvin !
 
Last year, Mr Browning took his year 6 maths group for level 6 tuition at Kelvin Hall. The tuition given by
Kelvin's maths staff was first class so we have been keen to take up their offer of help again. This year, Mrs Wilde and Mrs Brocklebank are taking three of our pupils and they are being joined by pupils from the other primary schools in the West Hull Cooperative Learning Trust. They had their first session this evening and it proved to be a great success.

My Maths
For years now, we have been signed into the My Maths website. This may be accessed via our school website. Teachers have provided pupils with login details. They can then go onto the site to access a vast amount of interactive maths activities which really help pupils to progress. Please ask us if you would like more details.

23.2.15
Welcome Back !
 
We hope that everyone has had a good half term break. This is a short half term up to Easter. May we remind you that there is a staff training day on Friday 13th March, so the school will be closed to pupils on that day. All schools have five days each year for training purposes and this is one of ours.

Mighty Maths Winners !
This week's winners are:
Phase 1/2 - Alex, D'Niro
Phase 3/4 - Amira, Richard & Taylor 
Phase 5/6 - Abigayle, Lauren & Natalia
 

13.2.15
Attendance Figures 
It's been another slightly disappointing week for attendance again with numbers dropping. We are grateful for the efforts that parents/carers are making to get their children to school. It gives them continuity in the classroom and really helps their learning.   
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.
http://www.stepney.hull.sch.uk/proudparents/proudparentslogo.jpg

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 80% ↓​​​​(6 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 88.33%↑(7 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 85.01%↓(9 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 87.89%↓(7 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 85.31%↓(26 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 86.33%↓
Phase 1/2: 93%​↓
Phase 3/4: 94.28%​↓
Phase 5/6: 95.57%​↓
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.54%​​​​​​↓ 

Stars of the Week !
EYFS - All the Foundation Stage for their assembly
Phase 1-2 - Bartek, Kacie & Maria
Phase 3-4 - Amelia, Faye & Piotr
Phase 5-6 - Jakub, Oskar & Sinead

Junior Street Games !
We have been forwarded the following information about a family activity event at Costello stadium next Wednesday. Please click here or on the image below to see a larger version of this poster.

12.2.15
A Grizzly Assembl
y !
The theme of our Foundation Stage assembly this morning was 'Bears'. We were wonderfully entertained by a rendition of Michael Rosen's 'We're Going On a Bear Hunt', which the rest of the school enjoyed joining in with as well. As well as seeing some of the 'bear-mask' craftwork that the pupils had been doing they told us about the story 'Peace at Last'. Considering that these are our young nursery and reception pupils, they did a magnificent job.

A Musical Bonanza !
We had another of Mrs Rice's musical numbers at the end of the day as pupils played recorders, percussions instruments and sang songs. We are certainly increasing the range and frequency of these mini-concerts and the pupils are really enthused by them. Our thanks go to Mrs Rice for her sterling efforts.

11.2.15
Rainbow Writing Winners
 ! 
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 - Kian & Sofia   
Phase 3-4 - Deborah & Reece
Phase 5-6 - Andrew, Andy & Rifath

10.2.15
World War II Assembly !
The thematic unit being studied by phase 3-4 this term is WWII. We had a brilliant assembly this morning in which the pupils in years 3 and 4 told us about the start of the war, the blitz and the evacuees. Complete with a superbly crafted audio-visual presentation, including Neville Chamberlain's address to the nation and an air-raid siren, this was certainly a tour de force! They were also able to remind us of parts of Hull that were bombed, including the cinema along Beverley Road which serves as a stark reminder of those times. Many thanks to all concerned. As Mr Browning remarked, it was poignant as well to think we could have been sitting here in 1939 at the outbreak of such a dramatic time in human history!

Safer Internet Day 2015!
Today, we have been thinking about e-safety, which we take very seriously at Stepney. Whether we're putting items onto this site or our kidblog site, we protect our pupils and staff. Please click here to go to our page all about e-safety at Stepney.


9.2.15
Mighty Maths Winners !
This week's winners are:
Phase 1/2 - Nikola & Sarka
Phase 3/4 - Anton, Faye & Muna
Phase 5/6 - Sakila, Shane

6.2.15
PE Kit Reminder ! 
At the start of this academic year, we started a big campaign to have pupils bring in their PE kits on a Monday morning so that they have them ready for the week. This has had a massive impact with most pupils being prepared for their PE lessons with the correct kit. For some pupils, this is slipping a little. With so much more sports going on in school, it is essential that they have their PE kits throughout the week. Please ensure your child has their Stepney PE kit in school on Mondays.

Closing for the Spring Half Term Holiday !
The last day of this spring half term will be on Friday 13th Feb 2015. Pupils still need to come to school on this day

Stars of the Week !
EYFS - Amir
Phase 1-2 - Lena, Maja & Sushila
Phase 3-4 - Casey, Courtney & Junior
Phase 5-6 - Denisa, Mohammed & Sebastian

Attendance Figures ! 
It's been a slightly disappointing week for attendance with numbers dropping a little . We are grateful for the efforts that parents/carers are making to get their children to school. It gives them continuity in the classroom and really helps their learning.   
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.
http://www.stepney.hull.sch.uk/proudparents/proudparentslogo.jpg

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 83.33% ↓​​​​(5 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 83.33%↓(10 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 91.7%↑​(5 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 89.73%↓(6 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 87.02%↓(26 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 91.33%↓
Phase 1/2: 94.67%​↓
Phase 3/4: 96.44%​↓
Phase 5/6: 97.99%​↓
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.67%​​​​​​↓

5.2.15
The Director of Children & Family Services Visits Stepney !
On Thursday, Mr Browning showed Milorad Vasic around the school. Mr Vasic is the Director of Children and Family Services. He has been looking around the other schools in Hull and was very impressed with Stepney. The behaviour of all pupils was, as always, brilliant. It’s always a pleasure to show important visitors around because they are always delighted to see the outstanding behaviour and learning attitudes of Stepney pupils. Mr Vasic spoke to children about their work; their attendance awards in school and the subjects they are studying at the moment. Mr Vasic is passionate about reading in particular and loved seeing the reading journals that Miss Baitson’s pupils showed him. As a keen cyclist himself and with a daughter who is fast becoming an accomplished track cyclist, Mr Vasic was keen to hear all about the work of Mr Dear and
Mr Darwood with the PE initiatives. He thought that the number of sporting and fitness opportunities that we now have are tremendous.

Groovy Greeks Go Down A Treat ! 
In front of a packed hall of pupils and parents, our year 5 and 6 pupils gave us a taste of their thematic unit on the Ancient Greeks. They told us about Greek Myths, with drawings and descriptions of mythical beasts that they had thought of; they explained about Greek words and how they are used in today’s modern English; they shared their views on the Greek food they had tasted  and group read a poem about the Minotaur myth.
Acting skills were then employed as they told us about the different gods and goddesses and then proceeded to be Athenians and Spartans, telling us what life was like in these two different ancient civilisations. It was a brilliant performance. Well done to pupils and staff for this and to parents for their support.

Phase Assemblies
The next assemblies are as follows:
Phase 3-4 on Tuesday 10th February
EYFS on Thursday 5th February

4.2.15
Cycle Coding Sessions ! 
Unfortunately, the weather put a dampener on the cycle coding event tonight after school. On Wednesday 11th February, our local PCSO's will be returning again and will be available  on the back playground at home time to put codes on pupils' bicycles. If you wish your child to have his/her cycle coded, please ensure they have them in school on one of these days.

Author Visit !
Helena Pielichaty, an author of children's books, visited our school this morning. She had pupils and Mr Cameron up at the front of the hall
asking them about something that had happened that morning then explained how she wrote her books. It's always brilliant to have a real author in school. Inspirational stuff for our budding writers!

3.2.15
Rugby Balls Donated by HKR !
Pete Grayburn is Head of Youth Development at Hull Kingston Rovers and oversees the club's Academy, Reserves and Scholarship programmes. This afternoon, he popped into school to donate a large bag full of rugby league balls for the school. We are extremely grateful for this kind and generous donation.

Renovating Beverley Road Meeting at Stepney !
Hull City Council’s Major Projects Team are inviting members of the public to some events over the next couple of weeks, to share views on some proposed funding for the regeneration of Beverley Road. Hull City Council has put in an application for a grant from The Townscape
Heritage Initiative- a Heritage Lottery Fund project. This helps communities regenerate deprived towns and cities across the UK, by improving historic buildings within an area. It aims to reverse the decline of historic townscapes by repairing buildings and bringing them back to life. It also inspires communities to find out more about their townscape heritage and give local people the chance to learn new skills. This can be achieved by running events and educational or community-led activities. If successful, the proposed funding will be used to regenerate the city end of Beverley Road, from Queens Road up to the Hull Daily Mail building.

Hull City Council are arranging some events so that those who are
interested in the project can come and learn more about the proposed funding allocation, and share their views and ideas. This evening, we had an open meeting at Stepney. If you could not make any of these open events but would still like to have your say, please contact
beverleyroadheritage@hullcc.gov.uk or 01482 318227

2.2.15
Mighty Maths Winners !
This week's winners are:
Phase 1/2 - Dominik, Gracie-May
Phase 3/4 - Glebs, Sunny, Zara
Phase 5/6 - Lauren, Mia

Results of Parents'/Carers' Consultation Questionnaires!
Over the last week, we have been asking parents and carers to fill in the questionnaire, which uses the questions posed on the Ofsted 'Parents' View' website. We are grateful to all those who completed these forms. The results and all the comments made are as follows:

1. My child is happy at this school


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

63

16

1

 

Comments   
"Because he is keen in getting to school and on time"
"XXX loves school and learning, thanks to the teachers"
"XXX is happy and content at Stepney"
"I'm very happy too"
"She really like to come to school"
"I'm happy too"

2. My child feels safe at this school


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

64

16

 

 





Comments  
"Yes, she is playing with her friends safely"

3. My child makes good progress at this school


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

64

16

 

 





Comments   
"Our child has made very good progress and we are happy to see progress in areas we thought she was struggling in"
"Amazingly proud of my kids achievements at Stepney"
"Absolutely, XXX has achieved so much with all areas of his learning"
"I can see that in my childrens"

4. My child is well looked after at this school


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

62

19

 

 





Comments
"Teachers and TAs do all they can to help with any problems"

5. My child is taught well at this school


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

66

14

 

 

 




Comments
   
"We are happy that our child is not only supported but challenged in her learning"
"We are very happy with our childs progress. This is due to the teachers perceverance"
"Absolutely"
"Definitely agree"
"She is doing a very good progress and likes the teachers"


6. My child receives appropriate homework for their age


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

59

19

 

1

 

Comments 
"Over all good work by all teachers"
"Yes, though he may not agree"
"She read her book"
"I don't believe in homework after a 6 hour day"

7. This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

55

16

 

 





Comments   

8. This school deals effectively with bullying


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

52

18

2

 





Comments
   

9. This school is well led and managed


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

52

19

 

 





Comments   
"Good"

10. This school responds well to any concerns I raise


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

53

18

 

 





Comments
   
"Any issues are listened to and dealt with"

11. I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

53

16

1

 





Comments
   
"We always attend parents evenings and the teachers are always available in the playground at the start and end of each day"

12. Would you recommend this school to another parent?          


I strongly agree

I agree

I am undecided

I disagree

I strongly disagree

57

14

 

 





Comments
"We have been at this school for the past four and a half years. We really happy about it. it has great teachers and led, management"
"Yes"
"Well done Stepney very pleased with the teaching my daughter loves coming to school"
"Many thanks to the teachers at Stepney who have been so supportive to my son in his time there"
"I think Stepney is a good school and my daughter is happy here"
"Very happy with XXX's tuition and overall progress"

We have also recorded who attended our consultation days so far...


Class

How many children were reported on

Pupils on role in phase

%age
seen

Mum

Dad

Carer

Grand
parent

Other

Total adults seen

EYFS

37

44

84%

35

9

 

 

1

45

Phase 1/2

44

60

73%

35

14

 

1

5

55

Phase 3/4

35

61

57%

31

4

 

 

10

45

Phase 5/6

38

58

66%

33

7

 

 

4

44

 

 

 

 


 

 


   

 

Stepney Primary School
Beverley Road, HULL, HU5 1JJ.
Headteacher: Mr P Browning
Tel: 01482 343690
Fax: 01482 348681
E-mail: admin@stepney.hull.sch.uk
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