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The Stepney Star Daily Diary
Here is the News...
January 2014

31.1.14
Best Wishes to Mrs Wilde! 
Today was Mrs Wilde's last day at school for a while as she is starting maternity leave. We wish her and her family all the very best for the next months, until we see her back in school in the autumn. Year 6 are left in safe hands though. Mrs Brocklebank, Miss Patrick, Mrs Rodgers and Mrs Smith are joined by Mrs Phelps-Jones so the unit is well staffed for the rest of the school year.

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week
Reception: 83.33%- (5 pupils didn't have 100%)
Year 1: 76.66% (8 pupils didn't)
Class 2/3a: 85.71%(4 didn't)
Class 2/3b: 92.85% (2 didn't)
Class 4/5a: 82.60%(4 didn't)
Class 4/5b: 78.26%(5 didn't)
Class 6a: 100%-
Class 6b: 100%

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.
Reception: 93.33%
Year 1: 93.33%
Class 2/3a: 94.81%
Class 2/3b: 95.36%
Class 4/5a: 94.69%
Class 4/5b: 95.22%
Class 6a: 100%-                    
Class 6b: 100%
Overall, the attendance for the the school year is 95.38%.

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Mrs England are keeping everyone informed with the latest statistics, including the a line graph which shows how this year's figures compare with last year's. Please click here to see the graph.

Stars of the Week
Foundation Stage: Yu Hau
Class 1: Labiba
Class 2/3A: Ellie-May
Class 2/3B: Sunny
Class 4/5A: Dominik
Clas 4/5B: AJ
Class 6A: Martina
Class 6B: Emilia

Distinction Awards!
Year 1 : Mohammed & Jack
Class 2/3B: Mahdiyah & Ellis
Class 4/5B: Andy & Andrew
Class 6B: Mohsin

30.1.14
Brilliant Year 6 Assembly ! 
Our year 6 pupils have come back from their Christmas holidays, straight into their revision programme for the SATs exams in May. They all did really well last week in their Mock SATs exams which gives the pupils a good idea of how they will cope in the test conditions. It will inform them and staff how their preparations are going. As well as this, everyone in this part of the school has prepared a superb assembly showing what they have been learning this term. They started by singing a science song about food chains before explaining what Mrs Nerg stands for. This is a mnenomic which reminds us what all living things need i.e. Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Nutrition, Excretion, Reproduction and Growth. They then told us about their current thematic unit, which is 'Natural Disasters'. Pupils had produced wonderful powerpoint presentations about volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and other cataclysmic natural phenomena. They are studying the Titanic disaster as well and showed us models and posters that they had produced for this. It was a great event today. Well done to everyone who made it a success.

29.1.14
Talk of The Town Newsletter ! 
We are now into our second term of the Talk of The Town programme. This involves us having a speech and language specialist working in the school for one day a week. Mrs Legge comes into our school every Monday to help us with the intervention groups who are working through the different activities. So far, it is going very well. We have just been sent the latest newsletter. Please click here to see a copy.

Mighty Maths Winners ! 
Our weekly winners are:
Year 1 Alex & Mohammed
Class 23a  Owen & Jagoda
Class 23b Junior & Mahdiyah
Class 45a Karleena & Kerry
Class 45b Finley & Lauren
Class 6a Morgan & Jessica
Class 6b Chief & Rifa

28.1.14
Rainbow Writing Winners !
 
We were back to normal today, following a couple of weeks disruptions with tests and other activities.
Our weekly winners are:
Year 1 Jackson & Matthew
Class 2/3a Amira & Wiktor
Class 2/3b Carla & Zara
Class 4/5a Jakub & Shakira
Class 4/5b Sakila & Victoria
Class 6a Morgan & Thevmini
Class 6b Callum & Emilia

27.1.14
Article in the Hull Daily Mail
Tonight, we were featured in the Hull Daily Mail, with a photo showing the visit of the High Sheriff to Stepney. Please click here to see the clipping.

This Week's Theme
In our assemblies and each school day this week our theme is:
'I can try again, even when I have been unsuccessful''

Multicultural Celebrations !
One of the strengths of Stepney is that we are a multicultural school and we think about other people's religions, customs, cultures and beliefs:
This week, people around the world are celebrating
Chinese New Year: starts two weeks of festivities from Friday 31st January – it will be the year of the Horse.

24.1.14
Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week
Reception: 83.33% (5 pupils didn't have 100%)
Year 1: 90% (3 pupils didn't)
Class 2/3a: 89.28%(3 didn't)
Class 2/3b: 89.28% (3 didn't)
Class 4/5a: 81.81%(4 didn't)
Class 4/5b: 95.65%(1 didn't)
Class 6a: 100%
Class 6b: 88.88%(2 didn't)

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.
Reception: 89.68%
Year 1: 95%
Class 2/3a: 92.5%
Class 2/3b: 95.71%
Class 4/5a: 95.91%
Class 4/5b: 99.13%
Class 6a: 100%                    
Class 6b: 97.22%-
Overall, the attendance for the the school year is 95.34%.

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Mrs England are keeping everyone informed with the latest statistics, including the a line graph which shows how this year's figures compare with last year's. Please click here to see the graph.

Stars of the Week
Foundation Stage: Lily-May
Year 1: Blake
Year 2/3A: Evie
Year 2/3B: Casey
Year 4/5A: Lewis
Year 4/5B: Hollie & Mia
Year 6A: Robert
Year 6B: David

Distinction Awards!
Foundation Stage: Kaseem & Casey
Year 2/3A: Michal & Maliik
Year 4/5A: Max & Kacper
Year 6A: Lottie

Active Women Project !
We have received the following email from Kirsty Leake:
"My role is in the sport development team working on the Active Women Project, which provides opportunities for women to access and get involved in sports and physical activity sessions. As part of this project we are running 3 Active Women in the West Events next week. On Wednesday 29th January we are running a free activity event at Beverley Road Baths for women in the area.

With your school being situated near to Beverley Road Baths, I was wondering if it would be possible to come and do some playground promotion prior to the event, to parents in your playground. We have previously done this at other schools, just to let your parents know what we do and what events and activities they can get involved with in their community."

Obviously, we have agreed to this and support the initiative. Please click here on the links below to view the fliers that Kirsty sent us:
Poster 1
Poster 2

Kirsty Leake
Community Sports Development Officer (Active Women)
Sports Development
Hull City Council
Andrew Marvell College
Barham Road
Hull
HU9 4EE
email:kirsty.leake@hullcc.gov.uk
Office: 01482 331652
Mobile: 07786253281

23.1.14
Basic Skills Audit!
We are very proud of our track record with developing basic skills in our pupils. We have five red ticks on our Basic Skills Quality mark, which is reviewed every three years but we also have annual interim reviews as well. Today, Mrs McGlinchey visited Stepney to look at the wealth of evidence that we presented and was pleased with all the work that we are doing within school. It's certainly a strong team effort! She commended the efforts that we are all doing. Well done!

Phase 4/5's Rotten Roman Assembly!
The first of our spring phase assemblies was presented by our year 4 and 5 pupils today. Complete with Roman togas, we were treated to a wonderful presentation, featuring information that the pupils have been learning about the events in Pompeii, even within a couple of weeks. Having been to the Hull and East Riding museum for workshops and a look around their displays, the pupils were able to educate with some of the facts and figures of Roman life. Many thanks to everyone who contributed.

22.1.14
PE Kit Please!
The vast majority of our pupils now come in their PE kit to school, wearing plain white T shirts and red shorts. When they know they are working outside, they bring appropriate warmer sports clothing. However, we still have some who are not bringing suitable footwear when working outside. They need to have trainers or similar in order to minimise dangers of twisted ankles and to maximise their ability to partake in the games and activities. Please will you ensure that your child comes with the necessary kit for both outdoors and indoors.

Exciting PE Developments!
Mr Dear and Mr Darwood, our PE coaches, alongside our teachers and support staff are doing a wonderful job in raising the level of PE skills at Stepney. This term, all phases are undertaking gymnastics and we are starting to see real improvements. Our teachers have been getting expert training in teaching gymn skills from our coaches and the pupils are greatly benefitting. We are also using new technology. Linking the ipads to the large screen in the hall, we now can have a massive electronic scoreboard (similar to a US ice hockey or basketball match) one minute or a sophisticated recording device the next minute which can count laps and repetitions that the pupils are doing.

Latest on Kidblog
Our kidblog site is becoming more popular with pupils now bringing work in from home to put on it. Today, we have uploaded photos of some brilliant models from Ellie and Josh, with their Titanic Diorama and Mia and Hollie with their Vesuvius replicas. Many pupils are enjoying putting on their comments about other pupils' work.

21.1.14
Thank You Letter from the High Sheriff
Following his visit last week, we received a letter from Mr Larard, the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire. This read:
"Dear Mr Browning,
Thank you very much for inviting me to visit you at Stepney Primary School,
I was made most welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of talking to the children with regard to my role of High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire and answering their sensible and purposeful questions in the Assembly Hall.
The children, who were involved in the photo session afterwards, seemed to enjoy themselves and it will be interesting to see how the pictures turn out.
It was good to have the chance to meet and discuss the role in more detail with the older children of years 5 and 6, many of whom were eager to learn more about the tradition that goes with the position.
The tour of the classrooms was more interesting and gave me a good insight into how the school functions.
Finally, I was most impressed with the behaviour of all the pupils and also with the teachers and staff, who are clearly enthusiastic and very loyal to Stepney Primary School.
My best wishes to you all for the future.
Yours sincerely,
Stephen T. Larard"
Please click here to see a copy of the letter.

20.1.14
Year 6 Mock SATs
Our oldest pupils are taking their Mock SATs over the next four days, starting this morning. We would be grateful for parents and carers to help their children by ensuring early nights and full attendance and good punctuality this week.

This Week's Theme
In our assemblies and each school day this week our theme is:
'I can persevere when I find learning difficult''

17.1.14
School Councillors Autumn 2013
In assembly this morning, Mr Browning presented certificates to those pupils who had been school councillors for their class. Mrs Rodgers praised them for being such wonderful ambassadors for their friends and for contributing to making many important decisions during the last term.
Reception: D'Niro & Kacie
Year 1: Matthew & Xia
Class 2/3a: Filip & Evie
Class 2/3b: Junior & Stelina
Class 4/5a: Lee & Natalia
Class 4/5b: Seraphimna & Jacob
Year 6: Morgan & Kallam

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week
Reception: 87.09% (4 pupils didn't have 100%)
Year 1: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't)
Class 2/3a: 96.42%(1 didn't)
Class 2/3b: 86.2% - (4 didn't)
Class 4/5a: 90.9%(2 didn't)
Class 4/5b: 84% (4 didn't)
Class 6a: 89.47% (2 didn't)
Class 6b: 94.44%- (1 didn't)

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.
Reception: 93.23%
Year 1: 94.67%
Class 2/3a: 98.93%
Class 2/3b: 95.96%
Class 4/5a: 94.64%
Class 4/5b: 95.65%
Class 6a: 95.26%                    
Class 6b: 97.22%
Overall, the attendance for the the school year is 95.35%.

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Mrs England are keeping everyone informed with the latest statistics, including the a line graph which shows how this year's figures compare with last year's. Please click here to see the graph.

Stars of the Week! 
Foundation Stage: Leah
Year 1: Dylan
Year 2/3A: Courtney
Year 2/3B: Stelina
Year 4/5A: Josh
Year 4/5B: Saimah
Year 6A: Hilal
Year 6B: Rhiannen

Distinction Awards! 
Year 1: Melissa & Riwan
Year 2/3B: Samiyah & Janet
Year 4/5B: Scott & Zuzanna
Year 6B: Jayden

16.1.14
The High Sheriff Visits Stepney !
We were honoured to be visited by a V.I.P. today. Mr Stephen Larard, the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire came into school, attired in his official uniform spoke to the whole of the school in assembly before being shown around each class by Mr Browning. He explained how the post was the oldest in the country and had been in existence for over 1000 years! The pupils were particularly interested in the ceremonial sword that he carried as well as his distinctive 'cocked hat'. Mr Larard said that there were fifty five High Sheriffs in the country and four for Yorkshire. One for North Yorkshire, one for West Yorkshire, one for South Yorkshire and one for the East Riding of Yorkshire. The post is just for one year and the successful person has to be nominated to the post.

The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the Office date back to Saxon times, when the ‘Shire Reeve’ was responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown.  

Whilst the duties of the role have evolved over time, supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain central elements of the role today. In addition, High Sheriffs actively lend support and encouragement to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and to the voluntary sector. In recent years High Sheriffs in many parts of England and Wales have been particularly active in encouraging crime reduction initiatives, especially amongst young people. Mr Larard works with the 'Prison, Me No Way' initiative. We have had these people coming in to visit our year 6 in the summer term for years and agree with Mr Larard that is extremely useful.

Many High Sheriffs also assist Community Foundations and local charities working with vulnerable and other people both in endorsing and helping to raise the profile of their valuable work. Yesterday, Mr Larard was at a home and talking to a lady who was 101 and today he was talking to our 3 year olds.

High Sheriffs receive no remuneration and no part of the expense of a High Sheriff’s year falls on the public purse. To find out more about the role of a High Sheriff click here or go to http://www.highsheriffs.com/Index.htm

A photographer came from the Hull Daily Mail to take photos so watch out for an article in the next few days.

Brilliant Behaviour !
After Mr Larard had been shown around the school, he told Mr Browning that he was amazed at the brilliant behaviour of our pupils. As the latest Ofsted focus is on behaviour, having this endorcement from a Justice of the Peace and the Queen's legal representative for the county, was definitely a big 'pat on the back' for us.

Athletics Achievements !
This afternoon, Miss Northen and Mr Dear took a large party of pupils to St. Mary's Academy for an athletics tournament. Miss Northen reported that we were really good this afternoon, coming third overall. She said the performances by the pupils were excellent, including some notable achievements by speedsters like Chief, David and Martin! With the combined input of our two PE coaches, Mr Dear and Mr Darwood, as well as the superb organisational skills of Miss Northen, our PE coordinator, our pupils are getting some top class PE at the moment at lunchtimes, lessons and after school. Well done to everyone who competed today.

Change to Clubs !
There are a few changes to our clubs this spring. Mr Darwood, who works across three schools - Clifton, Pearson and Stepney, has organised a joint schools' football club on Monday evenings at Endeavour Sports Centre so he and Mr Dear will be taking pupils to this. On Tuesdays, Mr Dear will be hosting an athletics club for KS2 pupils, on Thursdays, a gymnastics club for year 1 as well as Football training on Friday. Miss Northen has signed us up for a local netball league so Wednesday evening will be devoted to a netball club, led by Mr Dear.
Mrs Rodgers is also altering her club and will be running an ipad club on Mondays.

15.1.14
Roman Shopkeepers !
Our two year 4/5 classes visited the Hull and East Riding museum today, as part of this term's theme on the Romans. They had two workshops in the Roman section of the museum (always worth a visit!). One was about looking at relics and artefacts from the past: trying to guess what they were and their uses as well as learning how to tell a genuine artefact from a replica one. The second had the pupils pretending to be Roman shopkeepers in the market place and buying and selling goods using Roman money. Needless to say, everyone had a great time and learned a lot, as well as enjoying the experience. Also, Miss Atkinson reported that the staff had commented on the exemplary behaviour of all our pupils. No surprises here, then! Well done to everyone!

Parents'/Carers' Consultation Days !
Today, we had the second of our spring consultation days so that parents and carers could hear how children had progressed during the autumn term. As usual we are greatful for hearing your views on how it went. Here are all the comments that we have received back from our questionnaire...


1. How often do you attend parent’s day?

Always

Mostly

Sometimes

Never

This is your first one

87

8

2

 

 

Comments
"As long as possible, but one of us will make it unless exceptional circumstances"
"Always if not at work"
"Work commitments prevent me from attending all parents evenings"
"Always come to all parents days, though there could be more time between dates. There is not much more to tell from the first in Oct to Jan"
"I find them very informative and helpful for my child"
"I want to know as much as possible about progress of my daughter"
"I like to attend all parents' days as it's a great opportunity to keep up with what XXX's doing and how he's getting on and also to ask any questions I may have"
"I like to attend parents' evening as I can keep up with XXX's progress"
"Sometimes I'm at work and I can't get there"
"As long as possible, but one of us will make it unless exceptional circumstances"
"Always if not at work"

2. How helpful was the information at parent’s day in order to give you a picture of your child’s/children’s current levels and progress?

Very Helpful

Quite helpful

Not helpful

96

1

 

Comments
"Outlined areas XXX is struggling with at school in his reading"
"Always know how well my kids are doing but nice to be told. Makes me very proud at how hard they work; but also they have a fun time doing it"
"I know what I should help my child"
"Mr Cameron told me everything that XXX was doing and what his problem areas are and how to help him"
"I know what my daughter can do and what she has learned already"
"Know how help my child at home"

3. How helpful was the information at parent’s day in order to give you a picture of your child’s/children’s targets and ways that you can help?

Very Helpful

Quite helpful

Not helpful

97

 

 

Comments
"Helps a lot we have new ideas to help her with this now"
 "New 10 program seems interesting would like to konw a bit more about it, information leaflet would be very useful"
"Any advice given has always been helpful"
"Mr Cameron explained perfectly what XXX is capable of and suggested a couple of ways to help XXX along"
"Knowing where our child is not finding it easy is much clearer. We now know exactly whayt to focus on to move forward"
"Thanks to a conversation with teacher I know what I should to practise with my child at home"
"Helps a lot we have new ideas to help her with this now"

4. How helpful was the information at parent’s day in order to give you a picture of your child’s/children’s attitude and behaviour at school ?

Very Helpful

Quite helpful

Not helpful

97

 

 

Comments
"We feel much more confident about her at nursery"
 "XXX has shown a great improvement, from reception to year 1"
"Brilliant knowing that others think my kids are polite, friendly, helpful and work hard"
"Mr Cameron explained XXX's behaviour and made me very proud of my beautiful and clever son"
"We feel much more confident about her at nursery"

5. How satisfied are you with the education that your child gets at Stepney?

Very Satisfied

Satisfied

Not Satisfied

Major Concerns

93

4

 

 

Comments
“Very happy with Stepney School - Brilliant"
"Very as usual"
"I think you doing great"
"Thank you"
"We are really pleased with our child's progress. The teachers know exactly how to get the best of her and push just enough to enable her to reach her targets and above"
"Very well satisfied"
"I'm very satisfied. My son speaks English"
"XXX seems very happy and we are more than happy with her progress"
"I couldn't ask for better teachers such as Mr Cameron and better education such as XXX gets"
"We are more than happy with our child's progress. The teachers are making sure that our child reaches her full potential"
"In my opinion teachers take great care of my daughter's progress and I'm happy that I choose this school. I see my daughters progress in her linguistic skills. My daughter likes learn and play at Stepney Primary School. She likes hher teachers. I like the teaching methods used by teachers. All information about my daughter are helpful to me. Thank you very much"
"XXX seems very hapy adn we are more than happy with her progress"

6. Any comments you wish to make
Comments
"No Comment"
"Always great to see the progress that XXX is making. NIce to have regular input."
"it was nice to see our child improving you doing great job. Thank you"
"Is there anything more I could be doing at  home to help XXX with his reading and recognising words?"
Just would like to my child cud get a chance to get some place in book club etc. Any activity with cud help her to improve. Thank you"
"Teachers and TAs alike do a brilliant job. My kids are happy in school and love doin extra at home with their learning"
"I am very pleased with XXX's parents day and hope Mr Cameron and his associates continue to help my son get on well with his education"
"I'm satisfied"
"I am very satisfied for everything the school has done for XXX. Please keep up the good work"
"No Comment"
"XXX has made great progress since moving to Stepney he has great support from his teacher and a great new bunch of friends"
"Very pleased. Thank you"
"Think you are doing a great job"
"Very pleased"
"Massive thank you to all the teachers that help my son. Very very happy"
"We felt our concerns were heard and are optimistic of a positive outcome"
"Our children love coming to school. Need I say more."
"Pleased with progress"
"No worries or concerns what so ever. Very pleased with the progres XXX is making in Reception"
"We are happy we have chosen Stepney Primary School for our son"
"No"
"I'm happy with XXX's progress"
"I prefer for children to be persuade to eat all their lunch"
"No"
"It was nice to see our child improving you doing great job. Thank you"

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


Class

How many children were reported on

Pupils on role in class

%age
seen

Mum

Dad

Carer

Grand
parent

Other

Total adults seen

Nursery

17

26

65%

13

2

 

 

2

17

Reception

23

31

74%

22

3

 

 

 

25

1

24

30

80%

15

7

1

1

3

27

2/3A

20

28

71%

12

5

 

 

 

22

2/3B

13

28

46%

13

 

 

 

 

13

4/5A

12

22

55%

11

2

 

 

1

14

4/5B

14

23

61%

11

3

 

 

 

14

6A

15

18

83%

14

5

 

2

 

21

6B

14

18

78%

12

2

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



14.1.14
IMPS !
Our year 6 pupils looked as though they had all been in an accident today as they were sporting dressings and bandages as part of the I.M.P.S. (Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools). This afternoon, they have been busy producing some posters to advertise this. Hopefully, they will be on kidblog shortly.

Parents'/Carers' Consultation Days !
This afternoon, we held the first of our consultation days. It was the turn of years 4, 5 & 6 today. If you missed out on seeing a teacher, please contact the school to arrange one.

13.1.14
Jonathan Meres !
We were delighted to welcome the author, Jonathan Meres to our school today. He led an inspirational morning session to our year 4, 5 and 6 pupils in the hall, with many children buying some of his brilliant books. It was truly inspirational to see a talented author. He later tweeted "utterly delightful children at Stepney Primary".

This Week's Theme
In our assemblies and each school day this week our theme is:
'I can break down a goal into small steps'

Multicultural Celebrations !
One of the strengths of Stepney is that we are a multicultural school and we think about other people's religions, customs, cultures and beliefs:
This week, people around the world are celebrating
13th Jan - Milad-Un Nabi: Birthday of the Prophet (Muslim),
14th Jan - Makara Sankranti: visits are made to old friends and family and old quarrels are forgotten (Hindu),
16th Jan - Tu B’Shevat: New Year for Trees (Judaism)

10.1.14
Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week
Reception: 80.64%
Year 1: 80.64%
Class 2/3a: 88.88%
Class 2/3b: 86.2%
Class 4/5a: 76%
Class 4/5b: 92%
Class 6a: 96.05%
Class 6b: 94.44%

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.
Reception: 90.73%
Year 1: 98.75%
Class 2/3a: 96.43%
Class 2/3b: 95.98%
Class 4/5a: 85.56%
Class 4/5b: 97.83%
Class 6a: 96.05%                    
Class 6b: 98.61%
Overall, the attendance for the the school year is 95.34%.

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Mrs England are keeping everyone informed with the latest statistics, including the a line graph which shows how this year's figures compare with last year's. Please click here to see the graph.

9.1.14
Attendance & Punctuality Awards' Assembly !

This morning, we held our attendance awards assembly, celebrating those pupils who had perfect attendance during the autumn term and those who had never been late to school on any of the days that had been at school. Mr Browning, Mrs Purkins (our Attendance Officer) and Miss England (our Attendance Assistant) presented certificates and badges. Our thanks go to all these pupils and their supportive parents/carers.

We had 44 pupils who had 100% attendance for the autumn term:
Reception:  5 pupils
Year 1: 7 pupils
Class 2/3A:  6 pupils
Class 2/3B:  3 pupils
Class 4/5A:  4 pupils
Class 4/5B:  7 pupils
Class 6A:   5 pupils
Class 6B:  7 pupils

We had 122 pupils who were Never Late to school
Reception:  24 pupils
Year 1: 20 pupils
Class 2/3A:  21 pupils
Class 2/3B: 18 pupils
Class 4/5A: 13 pupils
Class 4/5B:  12 pupils
Class 6A:  14 pupils
Class 6B:  14 pupils

Stanley Gene in Papua New Guinea !
This evening on BBC Look North, they featured an article on Stanley Gene's recent visit back to his home village in the Rain Forest in Papua New Guinea. This was to take a container of resources for the villagers. This included bedding for the hospital and computers as well as the chairs we had donated from our school, although they couldn't be seen on the actual TV footage. We are hopeful that Stanley will be returning to speak to us as well as spending some time in phase 2/3, whose thematic unit this term is comparing hot and cold places. Rainforests will be included in the hot place part of this.

Blogging Mania
As part of the ICT work that we are doing this year, we have set up a kidblog website to upload work onto. We started this inconjunction with our ipad training which is being led by Mr Andrews, an external advisor. Both pupils and staff have received training by him and the work put onto this blogsite. As well as the information that can be accessed on the homepage of our website (click here to see the information page or click here to go straight to kidblog) Mr Browning has been working with classes, showing them how to blog and reminding them about the e-safety procedures they need to put into place. Some of the key messages are that when pupils put comments onto the site, they mustn't use their full names. Indeed, some have started using aliases. Also, all comments have to be checked and verified by the school before being approved. This includes comments from anyone at all. Inappropriate comments will be deleted.
At the end of today, we already had 366 comments posted!

8.1.14
Bicycle Coding Session

On Friday 17th January at 3pm, the PCSOs will be in the playground to help code pupils' bicycles. If you wish your child to have his/her bike coded, then please return the permission slip to school. Letters have been sent out but you can also click on these links to see a copy of the letter home and the permission slip.

7.1.14
Pupils Back Today & Attendance Reminder !
It was great to see all our pupils back today. May we remind parents and carers that we are continuing our big push on ensuring that our school attendance is as good as it possibly can be.
In order for pupils to progress and to achieve better levels, they need to be at school as much as possible and to be on time. Our autumn attendance figures had improved on the same time last year but we cannot afford to be complacent. May we also remind you that if you have concerns about your child's health that are causing problems with attendance or that are worrying you anyway, our school nurse, Jakki Metcalfe is in school on Tuesday mornings. If you wish to see her, then please contact the school office.

Spring Parents'/Carers' Consultation Dates
January 2014
- Years 4, 5 & 6 - Tues 14th (Between 1pm and 6pm)
- Reception, Years 1, 2 & 3 - Wed 15th (Between 1pm and 6pm)
- Nursery - Wed 15th (Between 9am and 12 noon)
At this meeting, teachers will explain how pupils have progressed through the autumn term, what their attainment (current levels) is in relation to their targets and expectations are for the year. It will be an opportunity to look at the work that pupils have been doing and discuss further work at school and at home that is needed to help them, as well as to answer any queries.
(NB. Apart from these scheduled dates, staff are always available to see parents'/carers' throughout the year about any issues. Please arrange with the teacher or via the school office for an appointment)
Letters are being sent out this week. Please return them as soon as possible.

Phone Numbers & Contact Details
Please inform us of any changes to your phone numbers of addresses. It is vital that we can contact parents and carers in the case of an emergency.

6.1.14
The Start of a New Term !
School opens to pupils tomorrow on Tuesday 7th January 2014 for the start of the Spring Term.

This Week's Theme
In our assemblies and each school day this week our theme is:
'I can set myself a goal or challenge'

Multicultural Celebrations !
One of the strengths of Stepney is that we are a multicultural school and we think about other people's religions, customs, cultures and beliefs:
This week, people around the world are celebrating
Epiphany: the last night of Christmas, and a time to remember the Magi (The Three Wise Men or Three Kings) 
Christmas Day in the Eastern Orthodox Church and in Ethiopia.

Spring Class Assembly Dates
January 2014
- Phase 4/5 Assembly—Thurs 23rd
- Yr 6 Assembly - Thurs 30th
February 2014
- EYFS/Yr 1 Assembly—Thurs 6th
- Phase 2/3 Assembly—Thurs 13th

Spring Exhibition Dates
March 2014
- Phase 2/3 Exhibition—Thurs 13th
- Phase 4/5 Exhibition—Thurs 20th
- EYFS/Yr 1 Exhibition—Thurs 27th
April 2014
- Yr 6 Exhibition - Thurs 3rd

1.1.14
Happy New Year to All Our Pupils and theirParents, Carers & Friends !
We hope that everyone has had a good Christmas and enjoyed a well-earned winter break and that 2014 will be a good New Year.


 

 

 


   

 

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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