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

30.6.15
New Ward Councillor Visits Stepney

Gwen Lunn, the new councillor for the Newland Ward, visited our school this morning. Mr Browning showed her around the school and introduced her to the pupils and staff. She was really interested to see what they were working on and to hear about current issues facing our local schools.

Another Visitor
Jo Harrison, the head teacher of Stoneferry Primary School also visited Stepney today and was given the grand tour. Miss Harrison is returning to duty at Stoneferry Primary following adoption leave. Similar to Councillor Lunn, she enjoyed seeing what our pupils were doing and to talk to them about the school.

29.6.15
Star Reader Awards

This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Darrel, Jack, Klaudia & Nikola
Phase 3-4 Carla, Denver & Maryam
Phase 5-6 Honya, Jakub, Josh & Klaudia

26.6.15
Stepney's Got Talent Final 
This afternoon, we had the final of our annual 'Stepney's Got Talent' competition. Over the last few weeks, we have had heats and semi-finals but today was the big one. We welcomed a new judge to our panel. Tina Smales from our local Asda store, joined Mr Morfitt and Father Malcolm to the judges' table. We saw many different acts, including singers and dancers in a closely fought encounter. Judges chose Melisa for her dance routine but everyone who took part today was awarded a medal. The hall was packed with pupils, parents and staff who cheered all the acts. It was another memorable event and highly successful.

Year 5 and their Collegiate Experience 
Mrs Wilde and Mrs Smith took a group of year 5 pupils to Hull Collegiate School for a day-long series of activities including science, a 'Who-Dunn-It' English lesson and robotics. Mrs Wilde explained that all our pupils were well behaved and they had had a fun and exciting learning experience. Our profound thanks go to the school for inviting us.

Attendance Figures 
It has been another improved week for the overall attendance. As always, 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%
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: 96.66%↑(1 pupil didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 90%↓(6 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 85.79%↓(7 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 87.72%↓(7 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 90.04%↓(21 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. 
Foundation Stage: 99.32%↑
Phase 1/2: 96.64%↓
Phase 3/4: 95.62%↑
Phase 5/6: 95.79%↓
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.36%↑

Star of the Week Award
This week's winners are:
EYFS—Harley
Phase 1/2—Blake, Darrel, Jaylen
Phase 3/4—Addison, Bartek,
Phase 5/6—Adam, Luke & Saimah

25.6.16
Important - School Meal Messages

We have been monitoring school meals in recent weeks. The Chair of Governors, the school nurse and senior staff have been looking at what our pupils are eating and the quality of the service. We have noticed that some pupils are having too many carbohydrates and not a balance with proteins etc.
Miss Atkinson spoke to the whole school on  Thursday morning to remind them about the importance of getting a good ratio of the different food groups. Also, we have noted that some vegetarian pupils are not taking the green trays that they know they should do and are having meat dishes.
We would be grateful if parents could remind their children about both of these issues so that, between us we can ensure pupils are aware of their own lunch options.

24.5.16
Year 6 Healthy Food Tasting Experience
 
This afternoon, our year 6 pupils and their parents had a session looking at healthy food options. Supported by Mrs Metcalfe, our school nurse, it was a great event and certainly gave everyone ideas about what they should be eating in a balanced diet.

23.6.15
Links with Fenchurch Street s
 
We have always had strong links with Fenchurch Street Children's Centre Nursery and today we had an exchange. Five pupils went from Stepney nursery to go to Fenchurch and we had five from Fenchurch join us. At Stepney there was a snack time with a story to end with.

22.6.15
Year 1 & 2 at St Mary's, Sculcoates
 
Phase 1/2 had a great afternoon at our local church. They were shown around the building by Father James and then left some more art work in the form of stained glass windows to be displayed there. The highlight of the day was when Father James did a mock baptism with a doll over the font, choosing pupils to help him pour water. We are always delighted with the links that we have with all the staff at St. Mary's. It is certainly like the school's second home!

Star Readers
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Daniella, Melissa & Poppy
Phase 3-4 Jagoda & Piotr
Phase 5-6 Honya & Shakira

Year 6 Kid Alert  
Meanwhile, year 6 were also out of school, taking part in the annual 'Kid Alert' event where they attend presentations from members of the emergency services. As always, it was both an informative and enjoyable day for them.

19.6.15
School Closed Today
 
Please may we remind you that the school is closed for one of our five staff training days. School resumes as usual on Monday 22nd June.

18.6.15
An Important Event for Father Malcolm
 
This evening, Mr Browning and Mr Morfitt, our Chair of Governors, had been invited to St Mary's Church in Sculcoates for a very special event. Indeed, so special was it that the Most Reverand & Right Honourable Dr John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu, Archbishop of York and the Venerable Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding, were leading the proceedings. The event was the Service of Celebration of Ministry with the Licensing and Installation of The Reverand Malcolm Geoffrey Crook as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Sculcoates, St Mary.
It was a wonderful service and a fitting one for our near friend and Stepney School Governor, Father Malcolm (as we all know him at school). After the Sermon was read by Archbishop Sentamu, other guests had been invited to say a few words of welcome to Father Malcolm. These included Mr Browning who said that:
"Stepney is the local school to this church. We have over 220 pupils, of which 66% do not speak English as their first language and many come from countries spread across Europe and Africa. Despite, the differences in tongues, all have a very special place in their hearts for this church and this man, Father Malcolm. Indeed, Father Malcolm plays an integral part in our school, whether it's sitting on the governing body or judging the Stepney's Got talent show. It is a great honour for myself and my very dear friend, Mr Lee Morfitt, our Chair of Governors, to be here tonight to formally welcome Father Malcolm as priest for this parish and, on behalf of everyone at Stepney Primary School we would like to congratulate him."
Following the service, Mr Browning and Mr Morfitt chatted to the VIP guests and had a long conversation with Archbishop Sentamu about the school. They talked about a range of things that the school does including its international links". It was a truly wonderful evening and a very special one for Father Malcolm.

Phase 3-4 Exhibition
It was the turn of our year 3 and 4 classes to share their learning with parents. There were four different activities, which all seemed to please parents and pupils alike. Mr Ingram had all the ipads out in his room and pupils were showing their adults how they programme using algorithms on some fun software; Mrs McIlwaine's room had sketching activities taking place; pupils books were neatly stacked in Miss Baitson's room for people to look through and finally, in the hall, Mr Dear and Miss Baitson were leading PE activities on Boccia and New Age Kurling. Meanwhile, Mr Browning was posting photos of these on our school Twitter account.

As always, we are keen to hear views from parents and carers. Here are all their responses, as they appeared on the sheets. NB Where pupils names were mentioned in the replies, these have been replaced by XXX.

What did you enjoy about it?
"Everything was all right"
"I really liked the sports and the drawing because they were really funny"
"Play with children, great idea for time with children"
"I thought that the range of activities for the children made the experience interesting and enjoyable"
"I like when my XXX show me the books and when we played games"
"Enjoyed moving around the school for the different activities"
"I liked the game downstairs"
"I enjoyed finding out what work XXX has been doing in his books and in art"
"All activities are very enjoyable. The work we see is outstanding"
"Playing games and getting involved with what XXX has been doing"
"I'm very satisfied that I could play with my children at Boccia and watched XXX's exercise books. I have had fantastic time this morning. Thank you very much"
"I enjoyed that because I worked and played with my daughter"
"Seeing the children interacting with each other. Looking at my child's progress in school. Indoor Kurling, lots of fun"
"Amazing idea with sport experience"
"I am enjoy all time what I spend today in school. I see all books, see games. Definitely I coming next time"
"Spending time with XXX in the school environment"
"I liked to work with his sister to help if you draw"
"I enjoyed it a lot. It was interesting to see how children did things at school. Good organisation"
"It was a nice morning, seen the activities the school carries out and seen my child in action"
"Well done. Very good!!!"
"PE"

How could we improve it?!
"Everything is very good"
"I don't think you can improve it"
"More exhibitions"
"Nothing to improve. Keep up the exhibitions"
"I thought it will improve do more activities in future. Thank you"
"More time to look at work books"
"Nothing"
"Everything was fine"
"Everything was good!"

Attendance Figures 
It has been another improved week.It's great to see pupils and staff back at school, looking and feeling better. As always, 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%
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: 87.09%↓(4 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 93.41%↑(4 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 89.17%↓(6 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 96.49%↑(2 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 91.54%↓(16 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. 
Foundation Stage: 89.22%↓
Phase 1/2: 98.35%↑
Phase 3/4: 95.55%↓
Phase 5/6: 98.90%↑
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.33%↑

17.6.15
School Closed on Friday
Please note that this Friday (19th) we have one of the five staff training days that are allocated to every school by the government. The school will be closed to pupils on this day. They are sometimes still referred to as Baker days as they were first introduced by Kenneth Baker, the Secretary of State for Education back in 1988, when the National Curriculum was started.
We reopen on Monday 22nd June.

Bikeability in Year 6
As keen cyclists at Stepney (Mr Browning, Mr Cameron and Mr Ingram usually choose this mode of transport to work!) we are always delighted to see so many of our pupils enjoying riding to school on their bicycles or scooters. This week, our year 6 pupils are taking part in the 'Bikeability' course. For those parents who may have taken their 'cycling proficiency course' when they were at school, this is a similar scheme. With trained coaches, the pupils have road safety lessons to prepare them for safe and happy cycling!

Rainbow Writers
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Jack, Jaylen, Nahim & Sarkar
Phase 3-4 Ayaan, Junior & Michal
Phase 5-6 Adam, Bartek & Saimah

16.5.15
Important Reminder - School Photographs 

PLEASE NOTE that school photograph orders need to be returned to school by 3pm on this coming Thursday, 18th June.

Links with Fenchurch
We have very good relations with Fenchurch Children's Centre and always look to start increasing our contacts with them at this time of the school year, in order to help those pupils in the Fenchurch nursery, who may be coming to Stepney in September. This afternoon we had a series of stay and play sessions with their children. These are a great way of helping our very youngest new pupils to begin getting used to "big school". Many thanks to Mrs Hatfield and colleagues at Fenchurch for arranging these.

15.6.15
Singing Days at the Hull City Hall
Mrs Rice, Mrs Brodie and our school choir spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at Hull City Hall, as part of this year's singing day events. They sang a variety of songs, old and new and also took advantage of the lovely weather to enjoy their packed lunches in the city centre.

Mighty Maths
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Kamil
Phase 3-4 Amelia, Cara & Muna
Phase 5-6 Josh, Patryck

Football Summer School with the Tigers
We have received details of the football summer school programme, being run by Ollie Ezard and his team at Hull City. Please click here to see the flyer and application form that they have sent out or contact Ollie at the following address...
Ollie Ezard
Football Development Officer
Hull City Tigers Sport and Education Trust, KC Stadium, Walton Street, Hull.  HU3 6HU
01482 358371
www.tigerstrust.co.uk

12.6.15
Stars of the Week! 
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Dominik, Kacie & Nikola
Phase 3-4 Kareena, Mahdiyah & Samiyah,
Phase 5-6 Edwin, Jakub & Shakira

Rounders Rules! 
This afternoon, we welcomed rounders teams from Pearson and Clifton primary schools for a year 6 rounders tournament. The year 6 classes were divided into Red, Amber and Green teams and then played a series of matches. The final result was Pearson came first, Stepney second and Clifton third. Many thanks to all who joined us. It was a great afternoon's sport.

Attendance Figures 
It has been a much improved week with far fewer off ill. Hopefully, the spate of chicken pox and flu has finished! It's great to see pupils and staff back at school, looking and feeling better. As always, 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%
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: 89.65%↓(3 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 93.32%↓ (5 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 92.42%↑(5 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 92.98%↑(4 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 92.09%↑ (17 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. 
Foundation Stage: 96.90%↑
Phase 1/2: 98.33%↑
Phase 3/4: 96.56%↑
Phase 5/6: 97.02%↑
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.31%↑

11.6.15
Stepney's Got Talent 2015
One of the most popular pupil events of the year started this afternoon with the auditions for our annual talent fest! There were some amazing acts again and it was another difficult job selecting those to go through to the next round.

Fire Brigade for Foundation Stage
For the second time this week, the Fire Brigade turned up in one of their engines to show to our youngest pupils in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our pupils certainly loved being shown the tender and fire fighting equipment.

Phase 1-2 Assembly and Exhibition
Owing to timings before the half term holiday, phase 1-2 were not able to fit their assembly in, so they produced a joint assembly/exhibition morning instead, and what a success it was. Aided by the talented Mrs Rice and the wonderful African songs (which involved audience participation), the pupils told us about their work on Africa and the associated links with the film, Madagascar. It was certainly an 'all-singing, all-dancing' affair and much enjoyed by the watching parents, pupils and staff. Once the rest of the school had left the assembly hall, our youngsters took their parents and carers back to the classrooms for mask-making activities and a chance to look at pupils' work.

As always, we are keen to hear views from parents and carers. Here are all their responses, as they appeared on the sheets. NB Where pupils names were mentioned in the replies, these have been replaced by XXX.

What did you enjoy about it?
"Enjoyed the assembly really much & exhibition"
"I enjoy play today. Big thank you"
"I enjoyed seeing all the children singing their African songs"
"I really enjoyed making African mask with my son it was fun"
"We are happy to see what our son do all day around at school. We enjoyed performance and making a mask as well"
"Spending time in the classroom with XXX"
"I'm very happy. I am very pleased"
"I have had fantastic time with my child this morning. This type of play improve children imagination. My child created her wonderful mask and she was very happy. All time she was smiling"
"Seeing the children singing and dancing. Seeing the children being creative"
"As always spending time with my children is a pleasure"
"Great fun with children. Amazing idea with African mask"
"We really enjoyed the assembly it was fantastic with the African music and dancing"
"Very good day"
"Being able to look at my sons work and take part in activities"
"I am really glad that I came to this lessons. It was really nice time. I hope next year will be more exhibitions!"
"Fantastic Work!"
"I like assembly and exhibition and the Africa mask"
"Interacting with my child and others. Making the masks what everyone really enjoyed doing also gives good insight into classroom activities also been able to see the children's work and progress personally was a great thing"
"Making the mask"
"I am enjoy good time with my son XXX. I saw good work in his book"
"Working together with my daughter and wife. Watching how she work in a group"
"I enjoyed all of it especially making the masks"
"The music and dancing made for an exciting assembly. It was a fun activity"
"Looking at progress in the text books"
"The children did fantastic in the assembly could see the children enjoyed the dances"
"Very good, everyone enjoyed it"
"Seeing the children leraning other cultures"
"I enjoyed the dancing and the pictures that the children had done"
"I really enjoyed that everything was done on 1 day (assembly & exhibition). I enjoyed the exhibition as I love spending time being creative with my kids and this time we was more relaxed and we had more space"

How could we improve it?!
"Everything was great"
"More seats and table space. More colours to use as had to wait far too long"
"More colouring pencils and little more space"
"Everything was very good"
"Just keep on doing what you are doing. Brilliant job and teachers"
"Nothing much to improve. Keep up the Great work"
"Yes"
"Making something in groups and planning work to be done"
"It doesn't need improving"
"N/A"
"Nothing can think of"
"More dancing and more time to do activities with the children"
"Keep everything organised and not chaotic/too busy in one area"

9.6.15
Trust Student Leadership Conference
This morning, Mrs Rodgers took four of our year 6 pupils: Kacper, Natalia, Finley and Shaheed, to Kelvin Hall school for the first student leadership conference of our West Hull Cooperative Learning Trust. We had an email back from the organiser of the event, Mr Grantham:
"Dear All. Just a quick email to say what a pleasure it was to meet your student leaders today. They were truly a credit to your schools and the morning went very well indeed. We have made some preliminary plans to hold some kind of small-scale sporting event hopefully before we break up for the summer. The children are really keen for this to happen and I am sure that they will tell you about it when they return to school. I will be in touch again during the next few days to see whether we can make this happen for them. Once again please pass on my thanks for their efforts and also to the staff who accompanied them.
With regards,
Richard Grantham
Assistant Headteacher
Kelvin Hall School"

Fire Safety !
Our year 5/6 pupils had a presentation on the dangers of fire this afternoon. They listened to a representative from Humberside Fire Brigade in the Hall and watched some videos showing how fire and smoke can rapidly spread through a building. Then they went outside to be me by a fire engine and its crew. The firemen had set up one of their hoses in the front playground and gave everyone a go with it! Ace! The pupils also were allowed to sit up in the cab of the fire engine.

Pirates Ahoy !
Pupils and Staff from our Foundation Stage were all dressed up as pirates today for their sports morning. With the sun bursting through the clouds, they all had a brilliant time on our field, taking part in a carousel of activities, before having some traditional races on the track. Asda had donated some great medals for all the pupils. It was certainly a success. May we thank all those parents and carers who attended.

8.6.15
Star Readers

This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Didi, Miah & Sophia
Phase 3-4 Alanta, Ayanle & Stelina
Phase 5-6 Adam, Bartek & Lennon

Foundation Stage Sports Day Tomorrow!
Just to remind parents and carers of our Nursery and Reception that we are holding our postponed sports morning at 9.30am tomorrow.

5.6.15
Final Day of the Sports Week !

Unfortunately, a storm this morning meant the Foundation Stage sports events couldn't take place but are being held next Tuesday instead. The sun did come out at lunch, which then turned into a lovely afternoon. Pupils and staff went into the hall in the afternoon for a final 'Sports Week' assembly, in which Mr Ingram and Miss Baitson presented certificates and medals to pupils that they year 6 team captains had chosen. Mr Ingram also showed a video clip of the highlights from the week and presented the trophy to the winning team. Following this, pupils were allowed an extra session on the school field, playing with the sports equipment under the watchful eyes of the staff of course. It has certainly been a wonderful week. The PE staff sent out a special newsletter, in addition to the usual Stepney Star. Both may be found by going to the Stepney Star page on this website, although a copy of the Sports Week Special newsletter may be accessed by clicking here.

Mr Darwood's Views on Sports Week
Mr Darwood, who works across three schools: Clifton, Pearson and Stepney, and who has been part of the team organising this week's events has asked if we could publish the following message:

"What a week it has been! Blues Vs Reds, battling it out to be triumphant! Every child giving it their all for their team. The points were close all week but ultimately one team had to win. However, the most important thing to take from this week is the how incredibly the children have performed and conducted themselves. They have been a credit to their teams and the school. Although the weather was not always on our side, everyone came together and tried their very best. It makes me really proud to work at Stepney. 

The School Games Values of determination, self belief, passion, teamwork, honesty and respect have been clear for all to see throughout all of the events. The Blue and Red team captains (Bartek, Morgan, Andy and Natalia) have been busy spying on who has gone the extra mile and demonstrated these values all week. It must have been incredibly hard to pick just a few children out of so many!

I would just like to thank all of the fantastic staff for their support and especially Mr Ingram, Miss Baitson and Mr Dear who have worked incredibly hard to organise all of the competitions and events that have taken place. I can't wait for next year now!"

Attendance Figures 
Unfortunately, it has been another week where we have had a number of our pupils and staff off ill. Chicken pox is doing the rounds with our pupils plus there has been a flu bug and diarrhea and sickness. On behalf of the school, we hope everyone starts to feel much better soon. As a result of this unavoidable absence our overall figures have gone down. 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%
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: 95%↑ (3 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 85%↑(9 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 88.33%↑(7 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 90.42%↑ (21 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. 
Foundation Stage: 89.38%↑
Phase 1/2: 97.25%↑
Phase 3/4: 90.33%↑
Phase 5/6: 94.21%↑
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.25%↓

Stars of the Week! 
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 Demi, Ester & Xia
Phase 3-4 Arminas, Denver & Faye
Phase 5-6 Finley & Shane

Important Reminder - School Photographs 
PLEASE NOTE that school photograph orders need to be returned to school by 3pm on 18th June.

4.6.15
Sun and Sport !

We have had an utterly brilliant Sports Day today. As day four in the week-long series of events, we invited parents and carers to a wonderful time on our school field. Miss Baitson, Mr Darwood, Mr Dear and Mr Ingram have been the masterminds behind organising and running a hugely successful sports week and today was certainly the 'icing on the cake'. Instead of the format that we have run for years, we introduced new activities to the carousel of sports, such as basket ball, assault courses, skills-based relay races using bats, balls of all descriptions. Our PE team had also ordered warm and sunny conditions plus Tina from the Beverley Road ASDA store provided a refreshment station for pupils, complete with plenty of fresh fruit which our youngsters loved.

3.6.15
Students Shine!

Staff and pupils from year 6 visited York University today for a 'Shine' day. We have attending this annual event for a number of years now. It is designed to give pupils an flavour of university life. Although, we have a great university in Hull, we principal behind 'Shine' is that it makes children understand they can aim to look at possibilities beyond the boundaries of their own city. Once we arrived, pupils were shown around the campus from student ambassadors from the university and given a taste of what it was like to study at a university. They were given a sumptuous meal and then went through different activities which showed them possible career paths they can take from primary school, through secondary school, college and then onto university. It was a truly inspiring day and, hopefully, will make our pupils think carefully about going on to study for a degree in the future.

Animal Intuition
Pupils in phase 1-2 were treated to a visit by a range of creepy/crawly guests today. Maria, from Mrs Smart's class, wrote the following:
"Today, an animal lady came into school. Her name was Marie. She introduced us to her animals. We all got to hold the animals. I held a snake, tortoise, a millipede and I touched a rat called Ratmore. Mrs Brodie held a tarantula called Lilly. My favourite animal was the snake. The snake's name was Eric. The rat liked sitting on hats. The tortoise's name was Tortoise the wrong way around. His name was esiotrot. We had to do a creepy, crawly challenge. It was fun. Melisa had to lie downflat and let the millipede sit on her stomach. It was really funny!"

Day 3 Sports
Our sports week continued with: phase 3-4 playing cricket; phase 5-6 involved in rounders; phase 1-2 enjoying 'scatterball' and the staff playing in a rounders match. There have certainly been a great deal of smiling faces around school as the pupils have really taken to the week's events.

2.6.15
Year 5 Cook-Along

Today, Year 5 took part in a live Cook-Along. They made a salad, following the online cook's instructions and pupils cooked with her! There were schools all around the country taking part.  It was especially exciting because pupils could talk to her through the internet and she mentioned 'Stepney' quite a few times!
Pupils used carrot, pepper, sweetcorn, lettuce and cheese to make the salad. They chopped, grated and peeled all our their ingredients. The best bit was eating the tasty salads once they had finished! Ms Saint has posted a page on kidblog, with pupils responding with their comments on the morning's event.  

Sports Week Feedback
Following yesterday's superb first day of our sports week, Miss Baitson has set up a post on the kidblog site, in which pupils put their comments. After a great opening ceremony, pupils had a great time setting records, that we will try and match or beat next year. We had some brilliant individual performances. Some of the comments, posted on kidblog were:
"On our very first day of sports week, we did a carousel of games in the field such as: Vortex Throw, Side hops, Chest Pass And Sprint Race. 
MY favourite activity was the sprint race because I had lots of fun! :) :) :)" Mahdiyah
"I really liked when we ran around the whole field because it was really fun and the one called the vortex throw because you had to use all your power to get it to the end. The first sport day was really fun and I hope the other ones are too" Junior
"I loved yesterday's sports day because there was loads of things activities to do like sprint race, vortex throw, 30 seconds side hops, long distance run, distance jump and chest pass. The games was super fun. My favourite game was the vortex throw because we had to throw the rocket as far as we can☺. My least favourite thing was the long distance run because we had to run really far" Denver.

Today, despite a little bit of rain first thing, we managed a second great day of sporting events! Year 3/4 kicked off the day with 3 hoop ball then Year 1/2 followed with New Age Kurling and Boccia before Year 5/6 finished with games of basketball, 3 hoop ball and hockey. Well done to everyone who took part!

1.6.15
Welcome Back

We hope everyone has had a great ‘Whit Week’, half term holiday. It certainly comes at a good time of the year, following closely on from the SATs exams in years 2 and 6! We're not starting the last half term of the present academic year, with a busy and vibrant first week back, with our Healthy Eating/Sports Week.

Attendance Figures 
Unfortunately, before the holiday, we have had a bad period for illness amongst both pupils and staff. Chicken pox has been doing the rounds with our pupils plus there had been a nasty flu bug and diarrhea and sickness. On behalf of the school, we hope everyone starts to feel much better soon, and our attendance results will start picking up again. The whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far is 95.32%, which is lower than it was at the same last year!

Sports Week Details
This year, we have decided to change the our annual school sports are held. This will be a week long event, commencing today and this links in with Healthy Eating week as well. A summary of the events is as follows:
Monday 1st June
Opening Ceremony
Phase 1-2 Carousel of Sports Activities
Phase 3-4 Carousel of Sports Activities
Phase 5-6 Carousel of Sports Activities
Celebration of day's success and Sports Stars of the Day
Tuesday 2nd June
Phase 3-4 Three Hoop Ball
Phase 1-2 Scatterball
Phase 5-6 Basketball/Three Hoop Ball/Netball
Wednesday 3rd June
Phase 3-4 Cricket
Phase 5-6 Rounders
Phase 1-2 Scatterball
Staff v Staff Rounders
Phase 5-6 Cricket Tournament at St. Mary's
Thursday 4th June
Phase 1/2 Sports Day with Parents
KS2 Sports Afternoon with Parents
Staff & Year 6 Netball games
Friday 5th June
Foundation Stage Sports Day with Parents
Literacy session - children to reflect on the week in a written outcome
Closing Ceremony
Please note: if the weather is inclement, there is a plan B with sports activities be organised inside school!

Dates for your diaries
We have a host of events coming up over the next seven week:

Summer Phase Exhibitions !
These exhibitions begin at 9am
Phase 3/4 - Thursday 18th June 2015
Foundation Stage - Thursday 25th June 2015
Phase 1/2 - Thursday 2nd July 2015

Phase 5/6 Summer Production !
Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 6pm
Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 10am + Leaver's Assembly

Academic Year 2015-16Phase 5/6 Summer Production !
On our term dates page of this website, we have posted the dates for next year's academic diary. We have still to allocate the five training days that the government gives us but please note that this summer holidays is longer than usual. We have the first whole week in September off this year, so we start on the second Monday in this month.

AUTUMN TERM 2015
Autumn First Half Term
Monday 7th September 2015 to Friday, 23rd October 2015

Half Term Holiday
Monday, 26th October 2015 to Friday, 30th October 2015


Autumn Second Half Term
Monday, 2nd November 2015 to Friday, 18th December 2015

Christmas Holiday
Monday, 21st December 2015 to Friday, 1st January 2016

   

 

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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