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The Stepney Star Daily Diary
Here is the News...
July 2016

27.7.16
Plastering in the New Kitchen
Work is continuing at pace, with the plasterers in today.

Weather conditions were just right for the plaster to set. Not too hot!

The new kitchen has necessitated upgrading and increasing the electricity supply to the whole school. Work began on trenches to house the new cables.

26.7.16
Painting & Further Preparations

Mr Coles and Mr Morfitt have been decorating in the new office rooms.

In the old year 6 classroom, plaster boards have been fixed to the wooden framework...

In the hall, all of the materials for the new kitchen are starting to be gathered together...

Plumbing is being put into the pastoral room, so that it can be turned into new toilets.

25.7.16
Building Transformation Starts

Since breaking up at 3.15pm on Friday, builders have been hard at work over the weekend, stripping out the large year 6 classroom, removing the suspended ceiling and cutting two new door openings in the south internal wall of the hall.



A wooden frame work has been constructed to protect old Victorian tiles in preparation for new linings to be added.



The two new doorways will be used for pupils entering and leaving the kitchen at lunchtimes.



The high Victorian ceilings may be seen again, now the suspended ceiling has been removed. A new one will be soon be fitted.



Meanwhile, Mrs Codd and the office staff have been busy putting their files into boxes in readiness for the move to their new offices when they are finished.



The Pastoral room is being turned into new toilets.

24.7.16
Connor's in the Hull Daily Mail

Following our end of year attendance assembly last week, the article has finally ended up in the Hull Daily Mail:
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/meet-the-hull-children-who-have-never-missed-a-day-of-primary-school/story-29545482-detail/story.html



22.7.16
END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Today is the last day of this school year. We return again on Tuesday 6th September. On behalf of everyone at Stepney Primary, may we wish you all a relaxing, enjoyable and healthy summer holiday. Let us hope the constant rain of June is well behind us!

Thanks & Fairwell
This summer, we are saying farewell to two members of staff. Miss Katy Hatfield has been with us since she was a newly qualified teacher and is now moving to another teaching post at Broadacre Primary School. Miss Rice, our talented and inspirational music specialist is also leaving. Mr Dear is also moving on to another school. Having trained this year to be a teacher, he has secured his first teaching post at Marfleet Primary School. We would like to thank them all for their brilliant work over the last few years and the best of fortune in their new endeavours. They will be greatly missed.

Clubs
There won’t be any after-school clubs on during the first week back in September.

Uniform for Sale
The school uniform will be on sale in the hall from 8.30am on Tuesday 6th September. The cost of the uniform is as follows. Sweatshirts £8, PE kits £8 and Book bags £4. Please ensure you have the correct change.

Attendance Figures
Our attendance is struggling at the moment to get above 95% but it has been a much more positive week again. We still have to improve on this though as we are below 95%.
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.

Those Pupils with 100% this week 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the this week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 90%↑(3 pupils didn't achieve 100%)  
Year 1: 80.00%↓(6 pupils didn't)
Year 2: 76.77%↓(7 pupils didn't)
Year 3: 73.33%↓(8 pupils didn't)
Year 4: 72.41%- (8 pupils didn't)
Year 5: 66.66%↓(10 pupils didn't) 
Year 6: 90.00%↓(3 pupils didn't)
Whole School Average: 78.45%↓(45 didn't have 100% attendance) 

Class Attendance !
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. This week, the attendance has improved, with four classes* getting over 97% and an attendance voucher. 
Foundation Stage: 91.03%↑
Year 1: 92.07%↓
Year 2: 91.94%↓
Year 3: 89.33%↓
Year 4: 86.90%↓
Year 5: 90.67%↓
Year 6: 96.67%↓
Whole School Average: 94.64%↓

Building Work Continues
Mr Morfitt and Mr Coles have been busy taking down the cupboards from the old year 6 room and moving them to the new admin office...




First, the cupboards needing cleaning



Then, they were put up in the new admin offices.



The finished cupboards.



At 3.15pm, just as we were all starting our summer holidays, the contractors arrived to begin turning our year 6 classroom into a new kitchen, Miss Baitson, Mr Browning, Mrs Codd, Mr Cameron, Mr Dear, Mr Ingram, and Mr Jones hurriedly moved all the furniture from this room so work could begin!

21.7.16
CONGRATULATIONS

At 9.30pm this evening, Mrs Warcup gave birth to her second daughter, Daisy Emily Warcup, who was 7lb 1oz. Our very best wishes go to Mrs Warcup and her husband. What a joyous way to end the school year!

Dance United Yorkshire
Despite it being the last week, we have had plenty of things going on still. Tamar Draper has been in on Monday, teaching workshops to our year 4 pupils, based around eco-systems and, on Tuesday, she spent the day with year 5 on Bollywood dancing skills!
Tonight, Tamar led her after-schools group in a production at Hull College, which was a huge success. They performed a stunning routine to a packed audience. With a sound track of "You've Got A Friend in Me" Courtney, Vaishali, Patrycja, Lottie, Megan, Madiha, Faye, Sulesh, Stelina, Dani, Narelle and Carla wowed everyone with their slick dance moves.

20.7.16
New Classes & Staff
This afternoon, pupils spent some time with their new teachers. There are only a few changes to staffing for next year. Mrs Sally Cameron and Mrs Andrea Stamp are two teachers joining our Early Years Team. We wish to welcome both ladies to our staff.
Nursery—Mrs Stamp, supported by Miss Webb
Reception—Mrs Cameron & Mrs Stimpson, supported by Mrs Bayley & Miss Hill
*Mrs Warcup is currently on maternity leave
Year 1—Mr Cameron, supported by Mrs Crichton, Mrs Precious & Mrs Shepherdson
Year 2—Mrs Smart, supported by Mrs Brodie & Mrs Smith
*Mrs Carmichael teaches across years 1 & 2
Year 3—Mr Ingram, supported by Mrs Tweddell
Year 4—Miss Baitson, supported by Mrs Paish
Year 5—Miss Atkinson & Ms Saint, supported by Mrs Desforges
Year 6—Mrs Brocklebank & Mrs Wilde, supported by Mrs Rodgers

Reception Class Graduation
This morning, the Reception class had their graduation ceremony. Dressed in smart red gowns and mortar boards, they looked resplendent in front of a packed hall of parents and the year 1 and 2 children. They sang songs and we watched videos of the pupils busy at work in their classrooms. It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion!

Farewell to Mrs Rice
We had a special assembly this afternoon to say thank you and farewell to Mrs Gill Rice. Mrs Rice has been our music specialist for the last four years and has really improved the musicality of our pupils. Each class had made cards for her; we all sang 'Thank you for the music' by Abba and then presented presents to her.

Radiators All Plumbed In

The plumbers have now fitted three new radiators into the new admin offices. These rooms used to be quite cool in winter.







19.7.16
Dance United Yorkshire
Despite it being the last week, we have had plenty of things going on still. Tamar Draper has been in on Monday, teaching workshops to our year 4 pupils, based around eco-systems and, on today she spent the day with year 5 on Bollywood dancing skills!

18.7.16
Office Furniture

Mr Browning, Mr Coles and Mr Morfitt have moved all our new office furniture out of our container into the PPA room. Once the offices are ready, these will be moved in.

15.7.16
Attendance Awards Assembly
Today, we have had our final attendance awards assembly, in which we handed out certificates and badges to many pupils for their excellent attendance records. We are especially delighted that another of our pupils has achieved the remarkable and admirable feat of having 100% attendance through their entire time at Stepney Primary School. Connor Barke started in our nursery class and is just about to leave in order to move on to secondary school. A few years ago, another pupil called Lilli managed to achieve this and Connor saw this as a challenge he would like to emulate. Credit must go to both Connor and his mum in ensuring he has not even missed a morning or an afternoon in eight years of school. It has been proven that there are clear links between good attendance and academic achievement. After all, it's not rocket science... if you are at school, you are not going to miss work that the rest of your friends complete. Both Connor and Lilli plus many other pupils who have outstanding attendance continue to flourish and do well in our school.
In our assembly, a reporter from the Hull Daily Mail came to photograph Connor receiving a special certificate, a letter of congratulation from Mil Vasic, the Director of Children's & Young People's Services', a shield, a special badge and a gift voucher.

Never Lates
132 pupils have never been late for this summer term.

100% Attendance for the summer term
Reception - 7 pupils
Year 1 - 12 pupils
Year 2 - 9 pupils
Year 3 - 11 pupils
Year 4 - 8 pupils
Year 5 - 9 pupils
Year 6 - 9 pupils

100% Attendance for the school year
9 pupils have had 100% attendance for the whole year. Very well done to these pupils.

Attendance Figures
Our attendance is struggling at the moment to get above 95% but it has been a much more positive week again. We still have to improve on this though as we are below 95%.
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.

Those Pupils with 100% this week 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the this week. 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%)  
Year 1: 93.33%↑(2 pupils didn't)
Year 2: 83.33%↓(5 pupils didn't)
Year 3: 80.00%↑(6 pupils didn't)
Year 4: 72.41%↓(8 pupils didn't)
Year 5: 90.00%↑(3 pupils didn't) 
Year 6: 93.33%↑(2 pupils didn't)
Whole School Average: 85.1%↑(31 didn't have 100% attendance) 

Class Attendance !
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. This week, the attendance has improved, with four classes* getting over 97% and an attendance voucher. 
Foundation Stage: 90%↑
Year 1: 97.93%↑
Year 2: 94.84%↓
Year 3: 94.00%↑
Year 4: 90.34%↓
Year 5: 97.33%↑
Year 6: 98.67%↑
Whole School Average: 94.73%

ICT Cabling  
Primary Tec, the company we employ for our ICT needs, were working in the new offices today. They were putting in the cabling for the computers and the new electronic signing-in system we are having installed.

Stars of the Week
This week's winners were:
EYFS - Sofia           
Year 1 - Danyar       
Year 2 - Jakub      
Year 3 - Agata
Year 4 - Patryk        
Year 5 - Bartek       
Year 6 -  Lewis

14.7.16
Oliver Twist & the Year 6 Leaver's Assembly
Once again, our audience of parents, together with our year 5 class, watched the brilliant production of Oliver this morning. Thanks were given to the staff who have not only guided these pupils through the year to their SATs exams but have then worked hard in only a few weeks to prepare this wonderful production. Mrs Brocklebank, Mrs Wilde, Mrs Rodgers and Mrs Rice have once again produced a fitting spectacle to round off the year 6s time at primary school.

This was followed by the Leaver's Assembly, in which Mr Morfitt, our Chair of Governors presented certificates to all of the year 6s, while Mr Browning made a little speech about each of the pupils. We then presented the following special awards:
The Shepherdson Behaviour Shield, which had been donated by our very own Mrs Shepherdson, was presented to Saimah;
Klaudia received The Bradshaw Arts Award;
Joshua received The Burhan Achievement Award;
Shakira received The Smith Achievement Award; 
Julia received The John Leeman Personal Development Award;
and Bartek collected The Playle Shield for Sports. As each shield winner was presented with the awards, the Mrs Brocklebank and Mrs Wilde explained why they had been chosen.

Finally, Mr Browning thanked the parents for all the support they have given to their pupils and to the school.
As always, it was a bitter-sweet event. It was lovely to celebrate out oldest pupils but sad that this was our official goodbye to them.

Year 6 Prom & Disco
There was an undeniable wave of excitement pulsating through the school this after, as everyone looked forward to the end of year disco, which has become the Year 6 Leaver's Prom in recent years. The hall was full of pupils enjoying the music that was coming from our DJ, Miss Webb. There was no doubting the fun that everyone had. A big thank you goes to all the staff who helped make it an roaring success.
Mr Blount-Fory was kind enough to take photos of all our year 6 pupils as they stood under the special 'balloon arch' that had been erected on the stage.

Wiring in the New Offices
The contractors are currently putting in the electrical wiring for the power sockets...



Hull Truck Summer Events
We have received the following activities' details from Hull Truck Theatre:

Finlay McGuigan's Adventures in Storyland will be a series of daily events which will include a different story each day, and opportunities for children to make up their own stories. It's a chance for children to interact with their peers, in the summertime, and develop their own creativity. The event runs from Monday to Friday at 10am-1pm on 25-29 July and 8-12 August. Tickets cost £12 per day or £50 for the week. The second week will be the same as the previous, however bookings for both are welcome. This event is recommended for ages 5-7. 

“It will be the greatest adventure you will experience this summer! Working together we will create our own epic tales, explore new landscapes, and learn about the essentials of storytelling. I can’t wait to welcome you on this marvelous voyage.”

"In the cold heart of winter, when snow fell as though the sky was a story that had been ripped into a thousand pieces, a beautiful Queen sat by her window..."

A mother who longs for a daughter with unrivalled beauty gets her wish, with devastating consequences. In the deep dark forest, seven miners are Snow White’s only hope - and temptation is her biggest threat…
ballet LORENT presents Snow White, a dance theatre production for family audiences, co-produced by Northern Stage and retold byCarol Ann Duffy.
Recommended age 7+

Snow White will be an incredible visual spectacle for all ages, a magical introduction to ballet, and a retelling of a classic fairy tale.Snow White would be a great way to kick off the term and get children engaged in theatre in the lead up to 2017. The show runs from the 14-15 September. Group rates are available at £10 per ticket, with a complimentary teacher ticket for every ten students.

Aspire Gymnastics
The following advert has been received. It gives details of their summer events. Please click here or on the image below for the full pdf version of the advert.

13.7.16
Oliver Production
Our year 6 pupils are nearing the end of their primary school careers. This morning, they performed infront of the rest of the school, apart from year 5, who will join the audience of parents, friends and relatives for tomorrow morning's last performance. The evening, they gave a brilliant performance of the musical 'Oliver'. There was much high quality singing and acting. It was clear that a great deal of work had gone into preparing the actors, their costumes and backdrops. Mrs Rice has been taking the singers through their paces and it showed... magic!
Once again, we were joined by former Stepney headteacher, Mrs Lorna Denholme and her husband. Mrs Denholme was head from 1974 to 1988, which included the centenary celebrations in 1986.

Change of Time
The final production times for Oliver are running longer than initially anticipated. As we have to vacate the hall by approximately 11.30am so it can be readied for lunchtime, we are going to start at 9.30am and not at the originally advertised 10am.

12.7.16
Science Workshops
Hull young entrepreneur Katie Norman of Lab Rascals and The University of Hull are holding free half day science workshops over the summer period for children aged 8-14. These workshops include the following:

Molecules in Minecraft
The children will spend 1hr 30minutes in a laboratory building molecular structures found in chocolate with model kits. The children will learn how many bonds carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen can form, how these atoms bond together to make different molecules and small molecular changes can make a big difference. Once the children have learnt about molecular structure and bonding they will spend an hour on Minecraft exploring our molecules in Minecraft set.
 
Microscopy
The children will learn how to use a microscope by looking at a range of different prepared sample slides. Once the children know how to use a microscope they will collect a range of different samples from the university campus and take them back to the laboratory for analysis. This workshop is completed by the children making a model of their chosen sample with play dough.
 
Lab on a chip technology in Minecraft
The children will spend 1hour 30minutes in a laboratory doing a five different lab on a chip activities. The children will learn about microfluidics techniques and how useful these techniques are in cancer cell detection and DNA analysis. This is followed by a 1 hour Minecraft session exploring our lab on a chip world.
 
To book children’s places for these workshops parents need to visit: https://bookwhen.com/y4uer and use the passcode: scihulluni
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11.7.16
World Record Lesson Video Clip
On Friday 13th November 2015, Miss Baitson took her year 4 class to Hull University for a very special event. The following press statement is went out at the time:
"Pupils from Stepney Primary School took part in a World record attempt - all whilst raising money for Children in Need. The event, which took place at Hull University was officially started by Violet Holmes, 5, from Thanet Primary School who was attending as part of a surprise arranged by Hull Children’s University.

The record - officially described as the World's 'Largest Language Lesson’ – was attempted via a live ‘webcast’ lesson led by teachers David Andrews and Chris Williams. Pupils at the school joined over 20,000 children from schools in 14 countries in the lesson, which including a number of problem solving challenges followed by a short test!

The record attempt was supported by Schools Advisory Service, the country’s leading staff absence insurance provider for schools. The company pledged to donate £1 to Children in Need for every pupil involved in the attempt.

Chris Williams said “This is a great moment of pride for every school involved – including for staff and pupils at Stepney Primary School. Its not every day that you attempt a World Record and share a lesson with so many pupils from countries across the world. The schools have had to pull out all the stops to try and meet the strict criteria. Everyone involved can also be extremely proud of the fantastic sum already raised for Children in Need.”

Chris has now sent us the YouTube link for this event. Please click here to access this.

Mighty Maths Assembly
This week's winners were:
Year 1 - Jasmine
Year 2 - D'Niro
Year 3 - Warren
Year 4 - Zara
Year 5 - Maleeka
Year 6 - Taran

Electrical Trunking Day!
As well as doing some more filling around the new reception hatch...




... the electricians have been putting in the trunking for the sockets.


9.7.16
Summer Science Workshops

Hull young entrepreneur Katie Norman of Lab Rascals and The University of Hull are holding free half day science workshops over the summer period for children aged 8-14. These workshops include the following:

Molecules in Minecraft
The children will spend 1hr 30minutes in a laboratory building molecular structures found in chocolate with model kits. The children will learn how many bonds carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen can form, how these atoms bond together to make different molecules and small molecular changes can make a big difference.
Once the children have learnt about molecular structure and bonding they will spend an hour on Minecraft exploring our molecules in Minecraft set.
 
Microscopy
The children will learn how to use a microscope by looking at a range of different prepared sample slides. Once the children know how to use a microscope they will collect a range of different samples from the university campus and take them back to the laboratory for analysis. This workshop is completed by the children making a model of their chosen sample with play dough.
 
Lab on a chip technology in Minecraft
The children will spend 1hour 30minutes in a laboratory doing a five different lab on a chip activities. The children will learn about microfluidics techniques and how useful these techniques are in cancer cell detection and DNA analysis. This is followed by a 1 hour Minecraft session exploring our lab on a chip world.
 
To book children’s places for these workshops parents need to visit: https://bookwhen.com/y4uer and use the passcode: scihulluni

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Hull City Council
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"Taking part in enterprise education at school doubles the likelihood of a person starting a business, showing that entrepreneurs really can be made with the right support and encouragement." 

8.7.16
Summer Prom
On Thursday 14th July, we are having our Summer Prom/Disco. This will run from hometime until 4.15pm. As usual, this is free for our Year 6 Leavers but will cost 50p for everyone else. Pupils may bring extra money for sweets.

School Uniform and PE Kit Reminder 
Just to remind you that we are still selling school uniform and PE kit for September. If you wish to purchase these from school, then please go to the school office.
From September, all pupils must wear the Stepney School Uniform plus the PE kit of Plain White T-shirt  and Plain Red Shorts. Leggings will only be allowed in special circumstances. If the weather is deemed to be too cold, then tracksuit bottoms and a warmer top will be permitted for outdoor PE in the colder months.
Please note: There are no exceptions for pupils not wearing the school PE kit.

Phase 1-2 Exhibition

We had thirty five parents and relatives join us for the phase 1 & 2 exhibition this morning. It was another successful and enjoyable session on the theme of the seaside. Commencing with three songs: "Yellow Submarine", "Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside" and The Welsh Dragon song, pupils and adults then went back to the classrooms to make seaside collages. An ice-cream for each pupil concluded the event. The comments from the questionnaires were as follows:

What did you enjoy about it?
"Everything"
"It is great to share and work together with kids and see them how they are good. Well done"
"Excellent exhibition. I play and craft with kids"
"It was really great time to spend with children"
"Playing with my son"
"The sand collage was really fun"
"All of it was a good activity to do with my son"
"Singing Assembly Activities"
"Really exciting because making the seaside"
"I love to do art. In my opinion children improve their skills, motability hand. I hope next year will be more exhibition because I love to do fantastic work with my child"
"I enjoyed making the beach. Also colouring the ice creams and singing in the hall"
"Very nice time with kids! Thank you!
"I enjoyed joining in with XXX with arts and crafts"
"Was nice to spend a little time in the classroom with my child"
"I really enjoyed making seaside with XXX"
"Doing different things with the kids listening to them sing"
"How activities were set out and there was time to do all of them"
"Am very enjoy it"
"I'm happy. Excellent"
"Everything"
"I enjoyed making the beach and colouring"
"Spending time with my son"

How could we improve it?
"Nothing"
"Maybe use a bigger room for everyone to fit in"
"Give us more time to do our seaside picture"
"More space in the table"
"Nothing to improve"
"A little more room to do activities"
"Just keep up the good work you are doing"
"Nothing was all great even teachers"
"Nothing"

Stars of the Week
This week's winners were:
EYFS - Natty         
Year 1 - Judytce       
Year 2 - Krzysztof      
Year 3 - Nikola
Year 4 - Cara         
Year 5 - Dani            
Year 6 -  Adam

Attendance Figures
Our attendance is struggling at the moment to get above 95% but it has been a much more positive week again. We still have to improve on this though as we are below 95%.
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.

Those Pupils with 100% this week 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the this week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 66.66%↓(10 pupils didn't achieve 100%)  
Year 1: 90.00%↓(3 pupils didn't)
Year 2: 93.33%↑(2 pupils didn't)
Year 3: 70.00%↓(9 pupils didn't)
Year 4: 96.55%↑(4 pupils didn't)
Year 5: 86.66%- (4 pupils didn't) 
Year 6: 73.33%↓(8 pupils didn't)
Whole School Average: 82.36%↓(40 didn't have 100% attendance) 

Class Attendance !
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. This week, the attendance has improved, with four classes* getting over 97% and an attendance voucher. 
Foundation Stage: 88.67%↓
Year 1: 97.24%↓
Year 2: 97.10%↑
Year 3: 93.33%↓
Year 4: 95.17%↓
Year 5: 97.00%-
Year 6: 90.67%↓
Whole School Average: 94.68%↓

7.7.16
Phase 3-4 Exhibition
This morning, we had sixteen parents and relatives join our year 3 and 4 classes for an interactive Egyptian exhibition, in which everyone had chance to write messages in hieroglyphics to each other. It was yet another successful morning as the comments from our questionnaire shows (pupils names have been substituted with XXX)

What did you enjoy about it?
"It was very enjoyable drawing with my daughter and her friends. Really enjoyed. Thanks"
"Spending quality time with my son doing a creative activity"
"Nice to spend time together at school with XXX and her friends"
"Really nice activities. Lots of work to look at on the displays. Enjoyed it"
"I enjoyed the engaging activities. It allowed me to have a lot of fun with my sister"
"Very nice activity, nice atmosphere"
"I enjoyed working with XXX and it took me back to when I was at school. I love the Egyptians so does XXX"
"Everything was good"
"It is always nice to spend time with the children to see how they are progressing and how they are interacting"
"I like the exhibition"
"Exhibitions are always a pleasure, it's an enjoyable morning and we get to see the amazing work our children are doing and achieving"
"I enjoyed seeing what they had been learning about and they showed us what they learnt from it. I also enjoyed helping with the hieroglyphics"
"The interaction between the children writing Egyptian messages to each other and spending quality time with my child in the school environment"
"I like exhibition"

How could we improve it?
"Really sorry I didn't feel any negative"
"Egyptian music?"
"No to improve it"
"Everything was great, no changes needed"
"I think we could do with a few more of these days"
"Everything was great"
"Everything was perfect"

Window work, plumbing removed and counters prepared
Work has started on the removal of bricks in the side wall of the business manager's new office. This will eventually be a window, looking out onto the front playground to create a natural light source.



Work is continuing on the reception counter and hatchway...



The boiler and pipework are being removed...

6.7.16
End of an Era
At the summer meeting of the school's Full Governing Body tonight, our governors agreed for the next stage in the conversion to become part of a Multi-Academy Trust in September. When we return in the autumn, we will have to form a new governing body. Although it will probably involve the same people, it is effectively the last meeting of this Governing Body. In its 130th year, the school is again undergoing another significant change.

Sports Club Days till the End of this Term
Just a reminder and to avoid confusion, it was agreed last term that all sports clubs will run until the end of each term. Therefore, sports clubs will continue as normal over the last two weeks apart from the exceptions noted below:
No sports clubs on Wednesday 13th July - due to the year 6 production or on Thursday 14th July - due to school disco and also on Friday 22nd July - as it is the last day of this school year.

Work in the Playground
As the toilets in the year 6 area are being converted into the business manager's office, we are having one of the rooms along the link corridor made into another toilet. This is why part of the front playground was cordoned off today, so they could start preparing some extra drainage systems.

5.7.16
Year 6 At Allerthorpe

Our year 6 pupils went with their teachers to Allerthorpe Lakeland park for the annual outward bound day. As usual this summer, the weather shined on a Stepney event. It was a glorious day... not too hot, not too cold, not raining and enough breeze for the days activities. The class was split into three groups with each taking it turn to do kayaking on the lake; learning to sail in dinghies on the lake; and undertaking a blind-folded 'night-line' exercise. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful day.

Star Readers' Assembly
This week's winners were:
Year 1 - Sahim 
Year 2 - Krzysztof
Year 3 - Idris
Year 4 - Patryk
Year 5 - Dani
Year 6 -Josh

The Slope is finished!
Work has been taking place inside and outside. The welcome counter is being constructed inside the entrance...



and work also started on the link to the business manager's office.



Outside, a step has been added near to the new front door...



and the last section in the slope has been finished.

4.7.16
Today's Building Updates

On Friday, the contractors were working on building a slope up to the new front door of the school. After laying the concrete, the rain started in earnest which spoiled the top layer and they had to come back on Saturday morning to fix it.



As we have a grade II listed building, we always have to adhere to the what the Listed Building Officer says. There weren't too many conditions we have had to stick to this time, but the outside gate was one of them. We would have liked to shorten this so that it could still open above the new slope but this hasn't been allowed by the Listed Building Planning Consent. This gate will have to remain closed from now on.



The slope means there will be mobility access to the school. We have a number of slopes around the building to allow people of all abilities or disabilities to enter this old Victorian school.

Mighty Maths Assembly
This week's winners were:
Year 1 - Jazmine
Year 2 - Jaylen
Year 3 - Klaudia
Year 4 - Muna
Year 5 - Amelia
Year 6 - Dominik

1.7.16
Stepney's Got Talent Final

This afternoon, we had another sparkling final for our annual talent fest!
The line-up was as follow:
Gracie - sang the song 'Yours' beautifully
Rubaiya - showed us her amazing hoola hoop skills
Ahmad - amazed us with his magic tricks
Kawther - performed a dance routine called 'Hair'
Carla, Zeen and Vaishali - their Bollywood-inspired 'Single Ladies' song and dance was stunning
Faye - entertained us with her rendition of 'Break Free'
Cara - her wonderful unaccompanied singing voice was delightful
Bartek, Rifath, Jacob and Josh - the all boy year 6 dance troupe gave their version of 'Salute'
Edwin - the song and dance man performed 'Superstition'
Narelle and Stelina - sang and danced to 'Work from Home'
Sulesh - showed us his guitar skills as he accompanied himself with the song 'Come Back Lisa'
Our judges: Mrs Harland, Mr Coles and Mr Morfitt certainly had a difficult job deciding. While they were conferring, year 1 and 2 took to the stage to perform 'Let It Go'.
All our contestants earned themselves a medal each but the trophy went to Edwin from year 6.
Well done to all our entrants to the 2016 contest and many thanks to all those parents, friends and relatives who joined us.
Special thanks go to Mrs Rodgers for organising the event and to Miss Webb who, once again, was the Musical Director.

Attendance Figures
Our attendance is struggling at the moment to get above 95% but it has been a much more positive week again. We still have to improve on this though as we are below 95%.
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.

Those Pupils with 100% this week 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the this week. 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%)  
Year 1: 93.33%↑(2 pupils didn't)
Year 2: 78.57%↓(8 pupils didn't)
Year 3: 96.66%↑(1 pupils didn't)
Year 4: 89.65%- (3 pupils didn't)
Year 5: 86.66%- (4 pupils didn't) 
Year 6: 83.33%↓(5 pupils didn't)
Whole School Average: 87.36%↓(28 didn't have 100% attendance compared with 24 pupils last week) 

Class Attendance !
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. This week, the attendance has improved, with four classes* getting over 97% and an attendance voucher. 
Foundation Stage: 94.06%↓
Year 1: 97.33%↑
Year 2: 90.32%↓
Year 3: 99.33%↑
Year 4: 95.52%↑
Year 5: 97.00%↑
Year 6: 93.33%↓
Whole School Average: 94.69%↑

Stars of the Week
This week's winners were:
EYFS - Marley
Year 1 - Sahim       
Year 2 -  Annalise      
Year 3 - Freddie
Year 4 - Daniela     
Year 5 - Sulesh      
Year 6 -  Rifath

 

   

 

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Headteacher: Mr P Browning
Tel: 01482 343690
Fax: 01482 348681
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