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

28.11.14
Official London Feedback !

Four of our year 6 pupils: Ellie, Jessica, Patryk & Shaheed went with Miss Pattrick to the CCG offices in Wilberforce Court in Hull to give their official presentations of their London visit. Miss Pattrick reported that all four were confident in speaking to over thirty officials from the NHS. They were brilliant and represented our school in fine style. Well done, children!

Tree Planting !
For years now, our oldest pupils have been planting trees with David Longthorne on the banks of Barmiston Drain. As usual, conditions were once again drizzly but this didn't stop the enthusiasm of the year 6 pupils to help improve this area of the local community.

Stars of the Week!
EYFS - Mateusz
Phase 1-2 - Alex & Demi
Phase 3-4 - Daniel, Ellie-May & Patryk
Phase 5-6 - Cailey, Jacob & Klaudia

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Miss 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 new graph. .
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Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 93.1%(3 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 86.9%(8 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 89.9%(6 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 94.73% (3 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 91.16 % (27 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 95.52%​​
Phase 1/2: 94.36%
Phase 3/4: 96.02%
Phase 5/6: 97.02% ​
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 96.22%​​
This is the first time, our attendance has dropped below 96% for weeks. There have been a number of pupils who have been off with sickness this week, which has had an impact on our figures.

27.11.14
Phase 3-4 Exhibition & Kidblog !
Today's phase 3-4 exhibition was a roaring success with other forty parents and carers joining us for an art and craft centred morning. They helped the pupils to make mobiles on the tourism theme, that they have been studying this term. Miss Baitson also decided to introduce the kidblog site to parents. Instead of our usual questionnaires, parents were asked if they would add comments to a post that had been created for today. This is still open and we would welcome further comments from parents. Please feel free to look at any of the posts on our kidblog website and add messages. We now have over 3000 comments, which is a tremendous feat. Our thanks go to everyone who attended the exhibition and to staff who, once again, worked hard to ensure this was a success.

Appointments During the School Day !
May we remind parents to try and arrange appointments, whether medical or other for their children outside of school hours if possible. If you do need to take your children during school hours, please bring proof of the appointment.

Christmas Dinner !
This year's School Christmas dinner will be on Thursday December 11th.

Pizzas Galore Again !
Following the successful morning that year 2 spent at Pizza Express, it was the turn of year 1 to have a wonderful time, making pizzas. Definitely a hit!

26.11.14
Changes to the Cost of School Meals!
Tonight, at the autumn Full Governing Body Meeting, it was agreed that from 1st January 2015, we will be charging 50p for a school meal, instead of the current price of £1. This is in line with the Local Authority's move to reduce the cost of school meals by this same amount. This applies to Key Stage 2 pupils only, as Key Stage 1 pupils are entitled to Free School Meals. We're hoping this will encourage more pupils to have school meals as we feel they give a healthy, nutritious alternative in the middle of the day.

Rainbow Winners !
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 - Kacie, Kamil & Warren
Phase 3-4 - Carla & Kori
Phase 5-6 - Jakub, Jessica & Karleena

Kidblog Mania !
Over the last twenty four hours, pupils at Stepney and Fairview Elementary in Nebraska have posted almost 120 comments on the Thanksgiving post and over 60 comments on Mrs Baitson's Ice hockey post. The conversations between the two sets of pupils have been brilliant.

25.11.14
Pizzas Galore !
Our year 2 pupils visited Pizza Express this morning and had a briliant time, making pizzas. They had a wonderful time and came back with their own pizzas and Pizza Express hats.

Thanksgiving Wishes !
Mr Browning led today's assembly and told everyone about the Thanksgiving celebrations that will be taking place in America on Thursday. We have set up a special 'post' on the kidblog site and we're encouraging as many pupils as possible to type in comments, thus sending our best wishes to our friends at Fairview Elementary in Nebraska.

24.11.14
David Longthorne Visits !
Our good friend, David Longthorne, popped into school this afternoon to talk to year 6. Every year our oldest pupils help David plant trees on the banks of Barmiston Drain. David works for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. He explained exactly what the pupils will be doing on Friday.

Mighty Maths Winners !
Today, our Maths winners were:
Phase 1/2 Bartek & Nahim
Phase 3/4 Samantha & Wiktor 
Phase 5/6 Jakub & Jessica

School Closed on Friday 5th December !
Please note that the school is closed for Staff Training on Friday. No pupils will be at school on that day.

Parents Needed to Help Us !
We are currently undertaking a review of the SEN policy at school in line with new procedures that have come out this year. We would be grateful to any parent or carer who would be willing to contribute or
participate in co-producing our policy together with us. You are very
welcome to attend the consultation meeting Weds 4th Dec, 2-3pm.
Please see Mrs Brocklebank or Mrs Wilde (our SEN coordinators) if you have any questions or offers of help. For more information about this, please click on the SEN button, which may be found on the homepage of our website or click here.

21.11.14 !
Christmas Productions !
Our Christmas productions this year are as follows:
Year 1 & 2—Monday 15th December
Reception & Nursery—Tuesday 16th
Year 3 & 4—Friday 19th December
These all start at 10.30am
On Thursday 18th December, we will be going to St. Mary’s Church for our Christmas service, starting at 10am.

Stars of the Week !
EYFS - Nikola
Phase 1/2—Agata, Jack
Phase 3/4—Glebs, Michal & Sarah
Phase 5/6— Connor, Ellie & Saimah

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Miss 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 new graph. .
http://www.stepney.hull.sch.uk/proudparents/proudparentslogo.jpg
Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 82.75%(5 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 88.88%-​(7 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 87.18%​ (8 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 88.21%↓​​ (7 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 86.75%↓​ (27 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 91.72%​​
Phase 1/2: 95.72%
Phase 3/4: 95.36%↓​​
Phase 5/6: 94.57%↑​​ ​
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 95.97%​​
This is the first time, our attendance has dropped below 96% for weeks. There have been a number of pupils who have been off with sickness this week, which has had an impact on our figures.

20.11.14
Rainbow Winners !
This week's winners are:
Phase 1-2 - Harvey, Jackson & Martyn
Phase 3-4 - Alanta, Jagoda & Samantha
Phase 5-6 - Jakub, Max & Robert

Phase 1-2 Exhibition !
This morning, it was the turn of phase 1-2 to show us what they have been doing this term, in their exhibition. With packed classrooms of parents and carers, the pupils recited a poem about the Great Fire of London. They then sang 'London's Burning’ and worked with their adults producing stunning pictures of the Great Fire and Tudor houses. Parents also had chance to look through their children's books. Many thanks to all of those who attended.
 

What did you enjoy about it?
"Wonderfully! Great thing and play"
"Been able to take part in activities within the classroom and to see parents taking part and enjoying it as much as the children did"
"I'm very happy for lesson"
"I like with exhibition it"
"I very like this, Is nice time with kids"
"Everything. Enjoyed spending time making a mess"
"I love it!"
"Looking at XXX's work and doing the activity with her"
"I have fantastic time during this exhibition. I saw my child exercise books and I could watch as she works and learns at school"
"I enjoyed being able to look at my child's work and join in with activities"
"I enjoyed looking in his journal seeing what he has learned about. Also enjoyed his London burning song and actions. I liked making a picture of London's burning"
"I did enjoy all my daughter's activity. I like the way of how the school works with children"
"I enjoyed watching the performance in the hall, but I have enjoyed looking through XXX's books and making things with him. It was fun."
"Spending one on one time in the classroom with XXX"
"I enjoyed helping to make Fire of London with XXX. Aslo the sing along in the hall"
"It was great enjoy the singing as well"
"Was very interesting"
"I enjoyed listening to the poems and helping make the pictures"
"Very nice we like it. Thank you!"
"Everything"
"I loved listening to my son tell me about all his work and the production they all did"
"I enjoyed making fire house with my son and especially working together"
"It was great enjoyed the singing as well"
"Enjoy everything and I'm so proud of XXX and I will like to thank you all the staff of primary school"
"I enjoyed making the pastel picture. The children's singing was lovely"
"Everything really. Had a great time. Thank you"
"I really enjoyed with my child. It's great Art work, Lot of things of observations to make"
"We both thoroughly enjoyed our time at this exhibition. I like the fact that those parents/carers that couldn't make it those children got attention from the staff. Very caring attitude"
"I enjoyed listening to the poem and song and I loved joining in with the activity"
"We enjoyed everything. We were pleased to see how far our daughter is in her studies"
"Enjoyed everything. Great to be here"
"I enjoyed everything - looking through the books, children learning, drawing and writing and interacting with other children. Great time"
"I like sitting with my son. I am enjoy making a silavat"

How could we improve it?!
"Making these activity sessions regular"
"Nothing"
"Very good"
"Organise seating better"
"I don't know"
"There's nothing to improve. I was happy"
"More space on tables"
"Just keep up the good work you are already doing"
"No need to repair is well"
"Very good"
"It could be improved by making different type of making"
"There is nothing to improve on. Everything was fine"
"Thank you for supporting our children. You are doing the best"
"Don't think I can"
"Keep it up your doing great"
"Should try these kind of activities in future"
"The teachers all do their very best and we had a fun time. Thank you"
"By adding more activities to do with my child"
"It doesn't need improving"
"Keep it up"
"No particular idea to be given. Keep doing great work"

19.11.14
Fenchurch Children's Centre Course!
We are proud of the connections that we have with our local children's centre, which is located nearby in Fenchurch Street. They are running a course next week, entitled "Keeping Up with the Children - Maths". This is what their advert says:
" Do you want to learn more about how to support your child with his/her Maths?
· Help your child to be more confident with their Maths skills;
· Try out lots of new and different Maths activities;
· Make Maths games to share with you child at home;
· Enhance your own skills and have the opportunity to gain a national qualification.
*FREE childcare for 3 and 4 year old children only
Wednesday 26th November 2014 12.45 – 2.45 p.m.
For more information please contact the centre on 497 800 or return the
slip below to book your place."
Please click here or on the image below for a copy of the advert:

18.11.14
Love In A Box Deadline Extension !
We've now starting to collect 'Love in a Box' donations from pupils, parents and staff. The deadline had been 20th November, but they have extended the deadline to 12th December due to Ebola. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed so far. For those who might not have seen the programme on Monday night about Ebola in Sierra Leone, it is a desperate situation over there, with people suffering. The plight of the children is truly heartbreaking, with many being orphaned on a daily basis. Please, please help.
We are working with ‘Real Aid’ (Registered charity No 1089316), who are based at Tickton, near to Beverley. The suggested items to put in a Gift Box include colouring book & crayons, notebook/exercise book, pens & pencils, chalk, skipping rope or ball, soap & facecloth, toothbrush & paste, comb, small first aid kit or plasters, new underwear, stocking fillers, puzzle or small toy (no batteries).
Please pack them into a shoe box, marked ‘Girl’ or ‘Boy’ together with the age. The box can be wrapped in decorative paper, but please ensure that the lid is wrapped separately and not sealed.
To comply with customs regulations, please do not pack: chocolate, sweets or any food items (they melt and do not travel well in hot climates), war related toys, anything sharp or breakable. If possible a donation of £2, taped underneath the lid, would be welcome to help towards the transport costs. Please send any completed boxes into school.

Water, Not Lemonade !
May we remind parents/carers that pupils may bring water bottles to school, but these should contain water only. There shouldn't be any flavoured drinks or soft drinks in these bottles. 

17.11.14
A Polite Request !
While we welcome and encourage parents to come into school for events such as class assemblies and exhibitions, we also have a policy that for years 1 -6, pupils should line up on the playground in the morning and say goodbye to their parents and carers then. The reason for this is that when pupils get to the classrooms, there is work set out for them so we can start lessons and registration straight away. Please may we request that, if your child is in any of the years 1-6,  you leave them with staff on the playground at the start of the day. Some parents are coming into classrooms every day with their children and this is causing some delays to lessons. If parents/carers wish to see teachers about specific queries, then please see the teacher on the playground at the start or and end of the day to make an appointment.

Mighty Maths Winners !
Today, our Maths winners were:
Phase 1/2 Daniella, Isabelle & Sofija
Phase 3/4 Casey & Muna 
Phase 5/6 Michael, Robert

14.11.14 !
Stars of the Week!
EYFS - Jayden
Phase 1-2 - Klaudia, Nikola & Riwan
Phase 3-4 - Daniel, Karolina & Mahdiyah
Phase 5-6 - Adam, Lauren & Luke

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Miss 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 new graph. .

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 86.20%↓(4 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 88.81%↓​(7 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 95.11%↑​ (3 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 86.63%↓ (8 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 89.19%↓​ (22 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 95.86%↓​​
Phase 1/2: 94.88%↑​
Phase 3/4: 98.75%↑​
Phase 5/6: 93.11%↓ ​
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 96.10%↓​​

Beans are Back !
Our breakfast club staff would like to remind pupils that beans are back on the menu for next Wednesday.

13.11.14
Children in Need Day 2014
Tomorrow, it is Children in Need Day. Our theme for this year is wacky clothing! For 50p, pupils and staff may come in wacky, mix’n’match, upside-down, inside-out clothing. Pupils may also bring money to buy buns, which are 20p each

Year 5/6 Exhibition !
With 23 parents/carers in attendance, we had a great exhibition morning for year 5/6 this morning. First, the pupils individually read out their rainforest poems before then showing the ibooks they had produced on the computer programming they had been doing on the ipads. They displayed them on the large hall screen and explained how they had programmed their games. After a group of year 5 pupils had performed a RAP, the group divided into three. One set of pupils spent their time showing their parents how to use the game construction apps on the ipads; another worked on art work about their rainforest unit and the third made shadow puppets of rainforest animals.

Both exhibition mornings have proven to be great successes as the comments from our guests demonstrated:

What did you enjoy about it ?
"I enjoyed everything this morning even using the ipads"
"It was really interesting exhibition. I am happy I could come here. I know what my child is learning about and I know which level she has in maths. I can observe her progress. Thank you!!!"
"I enjoyed myself working with XXX. She showed me what she does in class with her teachers"
"Was interesting. I am happy"
"Helping child. Making the Cambridge Brain Box & the ICT. Really enjoyed having knowledge about child's education"
"I really enjoyed with XXX"
"As usual this is a repeat of what I say every time. It was totally enjoyable. I always enjoy the arty stuff but am lost on technology. But it is very very good and the children are very clued up which is fantastic and makes it all worthwhile"
"I liked the drawing the best"
"All of it was fantastic. Really good. Nice to see what they are all up to. Thanks"
"I enjoyed joining in with the art work and also learning about the ipads. I have had a really fun morning"
"Enjoyed seeing how the kids are creating computer games rather than just playing the games"
"Getting involved in activities"
"The craft activities"
"I enjoyed watching all the children doing their exhibition, showing us what they had been learning on the ipads. And finally doing the three creative tasks was enjoyable too"
"The children's game presentation was brilliant. Enjoyed all the craft activities, XXX & XXX were creative"
"Liked colouring in and interacting with XXX"
"Watching the facility with which XXX performed on the ipad, and listening to the children read out their own work"
"I enjoyed all of it. I enjoyed the art best"
"I enjoyed ipad creating games. Enjoyed shadow puppets. Also enjoyed art. Really enjoyed the group rapping"
"I am very happy about the drawing lesson and everything was very interesting"
"This was fantastic time! Nice work with ipad. I'm enjoy art as well and shadow puppets"

How could we improve it ?
"It would be nice if the children could bring the ipads home"
"Don't fix it. If it is not broken don't think it can be made or improved better than it already is"
"Tiny bit more fun"
"All ok as it is. Thanks"
"Keep up the good work"
"It is fine as it is"
"Today - you couldn't"
"Have more!"
"Don't know"
"All that springs to mind is perhaps to spend a whole morning! Also, there was no real opportunity to examine the work books"
"Nothing really because it's really good"
"Not sure you could. It's all good"
"Nothing"
"Keep going!. Kids look really happy"
 

12.11.14
Year 5 Exhibition
!
Miss Aktinson and Ms Saint's class started our autumn exhibitions with a great morning. Using the science kits, pupils and parents enjoyed making different electronic circuits. Working in groups, the pupils also produced some pastel rainforest images and showed their guests how to use the 'My Maths' and 'Bug Club' websites.

11.11.14
Remembrance Assembly !
Today, we changed our morning timings so that we had our playtime at 10.30am, in order for us to hold our special remembrance assembly at 10.45am. Mr Browning led the service and spoke about the significance of this morning, especially with this being 100 years since the start of WWI, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the year when British forces completed their campaign in Afghanistan. Slides of the WWI trenches and battlefields were displayed and at 11am, a packed hall of staff and pupils observed a minute’s silence. Mr Browning completed proceedings by reading from Laurence Binyon’s famous poem ‘The Fallen’, which was first published in ‘The Times’ in September 1914:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”

Stepney Poppies On Display !
Inspired by the poppies around the Tower of London, we hung our own poppy memorial on the walls of our stairwell this morning. Mrs Carmichael had stapled the poppies onto red netting and Mr Foston had put in hooks so they can hang on the stairs. We’re really proud of the work that pupils have put in for this. Mr Cameron’s class had also produced an outline of a soldier which had been covered with small poppies.

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Football Result !
Stepney 1 v 1 Clifton. A hard fought draw against one of our neighbouring schools was a a good result for us tonight. Although wins seem hard to come by this term, there is no denying the vast improvements are team have made. Well done to everyone who took part this evening!

Jack & the Beanstalk Production !
Our Foundation Stage pupils enjoyed a wonderful afternoon, watching a performance of the classic story, Jack & the Beanstalk. M & M Theatre company enthralled and delighted our youngest pupils. It was a truly memorable show.

International Pupil Council !
Mr Browning led another meeting of Hull's IPC this afternoon. Cailey and Morgan from year 6 joined 23 other pupils from primary and secondary schools in the city at the WISE building, next to the Wilberforce House Museum. Although, the global visits between Freetown and Sierra Leone have come to an abrupt halt, due to the Ebola crisis, there is still lots to do in terms of partnership work. Pupils discussed the fund-raising efforts their schools have been doing to support our friends in our partner schools; they thought of many possible activities for Universal Day of the Child on the 20th November and then wrote letters of welcome for the Freetown International Pupil Councillors. The IPC has now been going for four years, since it was set up by Mr Browning and Mr Francis Mason (Freetown).

10.11.14
Mighty Maths Winners !
Today our Maths winners were:
Phase 1/2 Kamil, Klaudia & Melisa
Phase 3/4 Narelle, Patryck & Zara 
Phase 5/6 Abigail, Adam, Lewis

Year 4 Swimming Lessons Begin !
Today, Miss Baitson and staff took the year 4 pupils for their first swimming lesson. This is always a fabulous opportunity for pupils to either develop existing swimming skills or, for some, to learn how to swim for the first time.

7.11.14
Stars of the Week!
EYFS - Malaika
Phase 1-2 - Esther, Malakai and Mohammed
Phase 3-4 - Bartek, Liya & Stelina
Phase 5-6 - Andrew, Bartek & Julia

Children in Need Day 2014
Next Friday, it is Children in Need Day. Our theme for this year is wacky clothing! For 50p, pupils and staff may come in wacky, mix’n’match, upside-down, inside-out clothing. Pupils may also bring money to buy buns, which are 20p each.

Poppies Galore !
This afternoon, all classes spent time making poppies for our own Stepney Memorial, which will adorn our stairwell. We are now looking forward to getting the display up. Watch this space for photos of it!

Attendance
In our bid to improve attendance our attendance officer Mrs Purkins and attendance assistance, Miss 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 new graph. .

Those Pupils with 100% Attendance this week ! 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the last week of the school year. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 93.10%↑(2 pupils didn't achieve 100%) 
Phase 1/2: 90.2%↑​ (6 didn't) 
Phase 3/4: 93.45%↑​ (4 didn't) 
Phase 5/6: 93.15%↓ (4 didn't) 
Whole School Average: 92.48%↑ (16 didn't have 100% attendance)

Class Attendance for the week ! 
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week. The arrows show whether this is higher or lower than last week or they stayed the same. 
Foundation Stage: 97.93%↑​
Phase 1/2: 93.52%↓
Phase 3/4: 97.38%↑​
Phase 5/6: 96.74%↓ ​
Whole School Average for the 2014-15 academic year so far: 96.16%-​

6.11.14
Autumn Phase Exhibitions !
These exhibitions begin at 9am
Please note that due to the number of pupils involved the Phase 5/6 exhibition will take place over two days. Miss Atkinson & Ms Saint's pupils will be on Wednesday 12th and Mrs Brocklebank/Mrs Wilde & Miss Pattrick's pupils will be on Thursday 13th November 2014.
The other exhibitions are as follows:

Phase 1/2 - Thursday 20th November 2014
Phase 3/4 - Thursday 27th November 2014
Foundation Stage - Thursday 4th December 2014

5.11.14
Rainbow Writing Winners !

This morning, Miss Atkinson presented the following winners' work to the rest of the school:
Phase 1/2: Aleksander, Klaudia & Labiba 
Phase 3/4: Hassan & Stelina
Phase 5/6: Jacob, Klaudia & Shaheed

4.11.14
Music Celebration !

This afternoon, Mrs Rice, our specialist music teacher, led three year groups in a celebration of this term's music. Year 2 started the event with a song about the months of the year, then one about the days of the week. A song about playing different instruments, accompanied by percussion ensembles followed and they finished with a pirate ship song, in which pupils had composed individual lyrics.
Year 3 then took the stage, performing pieces on their recent theme of 'London'. 'London Bridge is Falling Down', with additional lyrics composed by pupils opened proceedings; 'The Streets of London' with solo parts was second on their agenda and a Glockenspiel version of 'London's Burning' ended their slot.
Year 5 rapped about different lights, with lyrics composed by the pupils. A hand clapping game song called 'Hi-Lo Chiccolo' followed, with accompaniments on recorders and a great version of 'Pease Pudding Hot' ended the concert. Edwin performed a brilliant recorder solo as part of this. Our thanks go to Mrs Rice for a truly memorable event.

Poppy Appeal & Stepney Poppy Project !
Mr Browning led today's assembly, which was all about poppies. After showing photos of the wonderful poppy display at the Tower of London, he shared the range of poppy products that will be on sale at school over the next few weeks. Year 6 pupils will be bringing around the traditional poppies for sale plus there is a box of other gifts in the school office. The prices are as follows:
Friendship Bracelets (various colours) - £1
Flexi Rulers (various colours) - £1
Wristbands (various colours) - 50p
Bugs - 50p
Tattoo (pack of ten) - 50p
Hair Clips (various colours) - 50p
Pencils (various colours) - 50p
Erasers - 50p
Reflective Tag - 50p
On Friday, during Golden Time, all our pupils will be making and decorating paper poppies. These are then going to be attached to netting which will have been hung on the walls of our stairwell. Inspired by the London display, Mrs Carmichael is leading this very creative rememberance to all those who have lost their lives in conflicts over the years. We're hoping it will make a memorable display.

3.11.14
Christmas Gift Box Appeal 2014
This year, we are working with ‘Real Aid’ (Registered charity No 1089316), who are based at Tickton, near to Beverley. They are intending to send these boxes to
children in Sierra Leone and Eastern Europe who are living in extreme poverty. We have close links with Sierra Leone. Indeed, we were on schedule to send Miss Northen to Freetown this half term. However, due to the Ebola outbreak, any plans to send teachers over there or to have their staff visit our school have been cancelled. We would still like to help them though. Our school pupil council are keen for us to do the ‘Gift Aid’ donation again. The closing date for this is 21st November so there isn’t too much time to get the boxes sorted for this.
The suggested items to put in a Gift Box include colouring book & crayons, notebook/exercise book, pens & pencils, chalk, skipping rope or ball, soap & facecloth, toothbrush & paste, comb, small first aid kit or plasters, new underwear, stocking fillers, puzzle or small toy (no batteries).
Please pack them into a shoe box, marked ‘Girl’ or ‘Boy’ together with the age. The box can be wrapped in decorative paper, but please ensure that the lid is wrapped separately and not sealed.
To comply with customs regulations, please do not pack: chocolate, sweets or any food items (they melt and do not travel well in hot climates), war related toys, anything sharp or breakable. If possible a donation of £2, taped underneath the lid, would be welcome to help towards the transport costs. Please send any completed boxes into school.

Mighty Maths Winners !
We have had an alteration to our assembly meetings. Mighty Maths will take place on Monday and Rainbow Writing on Wednesdays.
Today our Maths winners were:
Phase 1/2 Diana & Dominik
Phase 3/4 Michal, Stelina & Taylor 
Phase 5/6 Honya, Max & Morgan

A New Role for Mr Browning !
Starting today, Mr Browning is taking on an additional role as an executive head teacher of Stoneferry Primary School in Hull. Mr Browning has been asked by the local authority if he would support the school, and will therefore be working in an executive capacity with their staff and governors, as well as continuing his work at Stepney. We wish to stress that this is a temporary post. He is not relinquishing his role as head of Stepney and this is not leading up to him leaving Stepney and joining Stoneferry on a full-time basis.

 

   

 

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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