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The Stepney Star Daily Diary
Here is the News...
October 2013

29.10.13
The Patter of Little Feet!
Our congratulations go out to Mr Cameron and his wife, whose second child was born today. Weighing in at 7lb 2oz, their second daughter popped out at 12.38pm. We hear that both mother and daughter are doing well.

25.10.13
Half Term Holiday!
We break up to day for the half term holiday. School begins again on Monday 4th November.

Halloween Disco
We had our Halloween disco on this afternoon. We tried something different this year. The disco for Reception and Year 1 pupils took place from 2.15pm to 3.15pm, then we held the main disco for years 2 - 6 from school closing time to 4.30pm. We often find that the younger children are a little overawed by events so this should make it better for them and this organisation seemed to work much better for them this afternoon.

Football Results
Our football team played at home to St. Charles Primary School this afternoon. After being 2 v 1 up at one point, we eventually lost 2 v 3 in the first match and 0 v 6 in the second, which means we have come last in the league. Despite this, our team worked really hard and never let their spirits go down. As they say, the only way is up! Many thanks to Mr Ingram and Miss Northen for managing the team and Mr Dear for coaching and refereeing duties.

Cross Country
Mr Browning and Mrs Brodie took pupils from years 3-6 to St. Mary's College this afternoon for the Hull Schools' Cross Country championship. Despite not having anyone in the first group of finishers all our teams ran really well and tried their best.

Stars of the Week!
Foundation Stage:  Agata 
Year 1: Lena 
Class 2/3A: Brooke
Class 2/3B:  Carla
Class 4/5A:  Luke
Class 4/5B: Swarvek
Class 6A: Paige
Class 6B: Caitlin

Distinction Awards! 
Foundaton Stage:  Maja & Klaudia
Class 2/3A: Ellie-May & Maryam
Class 4/5A:  Finley & Max
Class 6A: Martina

Do You Go To Watch Hull FC?
We have signed up to this Hull FC Fanbassador scheme which is all about setting up more training and activity sessions with Hull FC and schools. As part of this, there is a loyalty scheme. If you go to watch a game and say your buying the ticket under Stepney Primary School's name, the club will give the school extra loyalty points, which we can then use to buy in resources and services for the pupils.

Bikeability Awards ! 
Twenty one of our year 6 pupils have been taking a 'Bikeability' course in cycling. Tutored by expert road safery experts, they all achieved level 1 and 2 and received certificates, enamel badges and bike reflectors in this morning's assembly.
We have also relocated our bike rack in the playground and we're purchasing an identical one to go alongside it. Such is the popularity of cycles and scooters that we need more storage space, especially as the former location of the rack near to the slope was causing congestion!

Attendance Awards !
A better week for us! Our overall attendance for this academic year is 95.44%.
This week's figures for the percentage of pupils who got 100%:
Reception - 76% (7 children didn't achieve 100%)
Year 1 - 86% (4 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3a - 74% (7 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3b - 82% (5 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5a - 91% (2 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5b - 89% (3 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6a - 77% (4 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6b - 100%
Congratulations go to all pupils who had 100% for the week. Another tremendous effort by these children, especially class 6b !

24.10.13
Family Learning Courses at Stepney !
Rhymes & Songs !
 
Calling all mums, dads, carers and families!
Come along and support your child’s learning by sharing fun activities together!
At this workshop you can:
1.
Remember favourite rhymes and songs from your childhood
2. Make a rhymes and songs book and other activities to share with your child
3. Sing traditional songs and say silly rhymes together
4. Learn more about Family Learning opportunities for you and your child
The workshop and materials are free! *FREE under 5s childcareWednesday 6th November 2013
2.15 – 4.15 p.m. (adult only 2.15 – 3.15 pm, children 3.15- 4.15 pm)

FREE 5 Week Course
Make a Story Sack
Would you like to design and make puppets, games and activities with your children themed around their favourite stories?
1. Make games, puppets and practical activities with your child to share at home;
2. Discover new ways of boosting your child’s skills and confidence in English;
3. Improve your own skills and learn more about story telling and reading together.
*FREE childcare for under 5s
Wednesday 13th November 2013
2.15 – 4.15 p.m. (adult only 2.15 – 3.15 pm, children 3.15- 4.15 pm)

24.10.13
Year 6 Assembly Magic & Doctor John! 
Our autumn round of phase assemblies was brought to an end with our year 6 classes telling us all about their London experience. It was a brilliant evaluation of an exciting day. The pupils told us lots of facts about the Houses of Parliament and described their discussions with our local MP, Diana Johnson. Caitlin and Jessica had quizzed her about the possible closure of Ennerdale Leisure centre. We were told about the 4D experience and their trip on the London Eye. The most important part of the assembly was to thank our special guest, Dr, John Buttrick, for organising and leading this wonderful event. John was visibly moved by the assembly and remarked that this had been the best feedback and evaluation he had ever seen for any of the many events he has organised over the years. Mr Browning confirmed that the school want to repeat this Children's University event next year so it becomes an annual fixture in the school calendar for our year 6 pupils.
Following the assembly, which was well attended by parents/carers and the rest of the school, John joined year 6 pupils and staff for a formal evaluation of the event. Pupils presented John with thank you gifts. John told them that he had received a text from Diana Johnson MP thanking the children for their superb questions and discussion points.

PGCE Phonics Part 3 ! 
Once again, our resident phonics expert, Miss Atkinson, delivered her course to another group of PGCE trainee teachers from Hull University. The fourth and final group is tomorrow.

Horrible Science at Hull New Theatre ! 
Having delivered their assembly this morning, year 6 visited Hull New Theatre this afternoon to watch the Horrible Science production. They learned about bacteria, the body, bones and germs, to name a few. Inspired by the books and television programme, our pupils learned about science in a light-hearted but informative way.

School Nurse lesson on Medicines ! 
Jakki Metcalfe, our school nurse, visited our two phase 2-3 classes this afternoon. With her she had demonstration samples of domestic products which can be extremely dangerous. They discussed how children should keep away from Bleach and other such items. Also, she had a case which showed medicines and sweets which looked almost identical. This provoked a good debate about being given sweats from people we don't know as well as talking about taking medicines. It is great to have Jakki working in team so often with us this year.

Rescheduled Football Match! 
Monday's postponed football match at home will now take place this Friday after school. We were supposed to be playing a different match away on Friday, but the opposing team has cancelled.

23.10.13
Ipad Work Gets Approval!
 
We received the following message from Chris, who is David Andrews' business partner, working with schools on their ipad projects. He has attended an important national conference this week and reported this:
"I was genuinely proud to share the work of Stepney Primary School pupils (and Dave) today when I showed the Macbeth and Africa projects at the conference today. The work is considered outstanding by HMI Patricia Metham OFSTED lead for English and fits perfectly with the spoken language requirements of the new curriculum. OFSTED are definitely pushing integrated technology, drama, innovative work and presentations to audiences."
Mr Browning and Mr Andrews are still working on finalising the Blog site, in which our pupils' work will be posted soon for you to view.

School Photosl! 
We had the school photographer in this morning, taking our annual set of photos of pupils.

Photos for Hull's Bid to be City of Culture! 
Photos were taken of four of our oldest pupils this morning. Along with children from every school in Hull, these photos were be used to make a flag being displayed in St. Stephens shopping centre.

22.10.13
Cycle Coding at Stepney ! 
The local PCSOs are holding a cycle coding session at 2.45pm on Friday 8th November. If you would like your child to have his/her cycle marked with a code, please click here to complete the form and return to school or fill out the form that has been sent home today.

Rainbow Writing Winners !
Our weekly winners are:
Year 1 Xia & Labiba
Class 2/3a Viktor & Ahmad
Class 2/3b Karolina & Junior
Class 4/5a Natalia & Kerry
Class 6a Hilal & Morgan
Class 6b  Ellie & Rifa

21.10.13
Football Match Postponed ! 
Owing to the weather conditions, we have had to cancel tonights football match. We are hoping to reschedule.

18.10.13
Attendance Awards ! 
Our attendance has not been as good as in recent weeks.
Our overall attendance for this academic year is 95.59%.
This week's figures for the percentage of pupils who got 100%:
Reception - 66% (10  children didn't achieve 100%)
Year 1 - 73% (8  children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3a - 63% (8 child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3b - 70% (9  child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5a - 79% (5  children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5b - 66% (8  child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6a - 72% (5  child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6b - 83% (3 children didn't achieve 100%)
Congratulations go to all pupils who had 100% for the week. 

School Photos !
On Wednesday we will be having the school photographers in school. Each child will have his/her photograph taken on their own and family photos can be taken as well. If you have a child not at school but would like him/her on the family photo please come to school for 9am. A proof photo will be sent to you in a few weeks, but, as always you are under no obligation to buy.

More PGCE Students ! 
Another group of PGCE students joined Miss Atkinson for their phonics training this morning. Many thanks to everyone at Stepney who showed them how it's all done!

Goal ! 
We have had a couple of large weather boards fitted to our netball court. These have been painted up as goals, thus giving us a superb outdoor mini-football area. Wasting no time at all, Mr Dear and his football team practised on it tonight! There was a big thumbs-up from everyone!

17.10.13
Miss Atkinson Teaches A Much Older Class!
Over many years now, Miss Atkinson has been involved in teaching students on the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) course at Hull University. All the trainee teachers come into school to learn how to deliver phonics teaching. Miss Atkinson takes them through a morning's course, which includes the students watching how our daily intensive phonics sessions work. It is always a success, with the students being very impressed, both by Miss Atkinson's expert tuition and by the hard work that is carried out by staff and pupils. Today, the first group of students packed into the larger year 6 classroom.

The E-safety Message to Pupils !
Mr Browning's assembly this morning was all about e-safety. Mr Browning explained the e-safety features of our learning platform and how pupils can email each other. They were reminded of the 'whistleblowing' facility which allows them to let Mr Browning know of any content - email or other, on the learning platform that is upsetting to them or that they are worried about.

Halloween Disco Reminder !
Just to remind you that on Friday 25th October, we are having our Halloween Disco. This year, we are staggering it so that during the afternoon, our Reception and year 1 pupils will have their disco in school time and years 2-6 after school until 4.30pm. It’ll cost 50p for all children, which covers refreshments. Older children can bring extra money (but not too much!) for additional snacks and sweets. Pupils will be able to change for the disco during Golden Time.

16.10.13
Basketball Tickets
We have been told that all children can go for FREE this Sunday to see Kingston Panthers basketball team play Sefton Stars at the Bonus Arena! The game starts at 3.30pm. The more the merrier, and parents can go for £1! Just quote PRINCE001

Mighty Maths Winners Assembly !
This week's winners are:                     
Year 1 Didi & Mohammed
Class 2/3a Tarell & Jagoda
Class 2/3b Cara & Sunny
Class 4/5a Rifath, Precious & Natalia
Class 4/5b Kacper, Edwin & Finley         
Class 6a  Martin & Hilal
Class 6b  Bradley & Patryck

15.10.13
Click Clever - The E-safety Message !
We were delighted to welcome the brilliant 'Spin Off' Theatre company, who came into perform a show and then conduct workshops with years 4, 5 & 6 on the dangers of cyberbullying. They gave our pupils many useful messages about the importance of e-safety. A list of websites with hyperlinks are listed below. May we also remind you that Mr Browning and Miss Atkinson are trained CEOP Ambassadors, specialising in e-safety.

Beat Bullying
http://www.beatbullying.org/

Bullying Online
http://www.bullying.co.uk/
Online help & advice service combating all forms of bullying; sections for
pupils, parents, and schools.

CBBC – Stay Safe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
A wide range of activities, games, and videos many of which feature popular characters from children’s TV. Fun and informative.

Childline
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Staying SMART Online
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/
Online interactive guide for teachers of primary age children (7-11).

Think U Know
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Excellent guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from
CEOPS. Lots of interactive activities and games with sections for children aged 5-7, 8-10, and 11-16, as well as parents/carers, and teachers/trainers.

Bikeability !
It's certainly a busy week for our year 6 pupils! This afternoon, they started a Bikeability course. We have had these trainers in before and they have delivered a wonderful programme helping our pupils to improve their cycling and road safety skills.

Eid 
Many of our pupils and their families have been celebrating Eid this week. We are proud of the continuing rich diversity of our school population. 

Nurse and Needles !
Following on from Mr Browning's reminder in our Friday assembly, Jakki Metcalfe, our school nurse, went around to each class this morning, telling pupils about syringes. She explained what she, as a nurse, uses these for and showed pupils what they look like (they were all brand new clean needles and pupils weren't allowed to touch them). Jakki asked them what they should do if they saw any needles lying around and who they should get to deal with them. As Jakki explained, we don't usually find many discarded ones about, but it is a good idea to ensure we all know what to do if we see any. Pupils were reminded that not everyone uses syringes for genuine medical reasons but for taking drugs. If anyone requires any further information regarding this or other issues, please contact the school.

14.10.13
Year 6 in the Capital!
Meeting at 6.30 this morning at Paragon Station, our year 6 children boarded the highspeed train to journey to London for an amazing day, courtesy of The Children's University. During the day, they have been to the Houses of Parliament and went on the London Eye, as well as going in a 4D simulator! Everyone enjoyed this amazing experience. Our profound thanks go to Dr Buttrick and his staff!

Half Term Holiday Event in Pearson Park !
We have received the following advertisement for a Yorkshire Wildlife event in Pearson Park during the half term holiday. Please click here or on the image below for further details.

Please click here for larger image.

11.10.13
Needles Alert!
One of our younger pupils came across some used needles in Pearson Park this week. Please will all parents/carers remind their children not to touch any they may find and to warn them that there are health risks and dangers with these. Mr Browning reminded everyone during whole school assembly this morning.

Stars of the Week!
Foundation Stage: Vanesa
Year 1: Joshua
Year 2/3A: Courtney
Year 2/3B:  Amelia
Year 4/5A:  Shaheed
Year 4/5B:  Seraphimna
Year 6A: Jessica
Year 6B: Alicia

Distinction Awards!
Foundation Stage: Timur & Kawthur
Year 2/3A: Freddie & Maleeka
Year 4/5A:  Rahma & Jakub
Year 6B: Lottie

Attendance Awards !
A better week for us! Our overall attendance for this academic year is 96.36%.
This week's figures for the percentage of pupils who got 100%:
Reception - 80% ( 6 children didn't achieve 100%)
Year 1 - 90% ( 3 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3a - 96% (  1 child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3b - 97% ( 1 child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5a - 83% ( 4 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5b - 75% ( 6 child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6a - 94% ( 1 child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6b - 100%
Congratulations go to all pupils who had 100% for the week. Another tremendous effort by these children, especially class 6b !

10.10.13
Brilliant Assembly
We were treated to another amazing assembly by phase 2-3 today, and one that was high tech! The pupils told us many facts about Africa, which also linked to their PSHCE work on communities. We were informed about the different continents of the world and then about the different countries and areas in Africa. A superb African song, which Mrs Rice had taught them, accompanied by wonderful art work showed us how multi-talented these pupils are.
Then, to finish in style, we were shown the outcomes of their ipad work. Using morphing techniques, similar to the Creature Comfort adverts on TV, we saw people and animals telling us the facts about their habitats. These APP programs rely on the pupils typing in the writing and recording their own voices, which become metamorphosised into animations. Our Reception children loved seeing the talking animals. Many thanks to pupils and staff who created such a tremendously enjoyable and educational event.

The Doctor Joins Year 6
Dr John Buttrick, the founder and CEO of Hull Children's University. visited our year 6 pupils this afternoon. Next Monday. the CU has funded our oldest pupils to visit London. Mr Browning explained to the pupils that when he taught at Francis School, Dr Buttrick had been one of the senior teachers there and had started the CU. Now, seventeen years later, it is still going strong and offering a range of experiences and opportunities to children and young people in the city. Dr Buttrick explained the itinerary for the London excursion, which will see the pupils visiting the Houses of Parliament and the adjoining sites such as Downing Street. In the afternoon, they will go on the London Eye. Our pupils had many questions to ask and were eloquent and respectful to our guest. Bradley and Ellie thanked Dr Buttrick on behalf of everyone. Bradley made a little speech and Ellie had written a letter to him. Both had done this without prompting and Dr Buttrick commented on the superb behaviour, ethos and manners of our pupils. It promises to be a great experience for them on Monday. Just to remind parents of these pupils: they need to be at Hull Paragon Station no later than 6.45am on Monday!

9.10.13
Class 2-3a continue with their ipad training
TMr Andrews concluded his first three days' training with phase 2-3. They are now ready to show their work in their phase assembly tomorrow morning at 10.30am. A treat is in store for us all!

Mighty Maths Winners Assembly !
This week's winners are:
Year 1 Gracie & Matthew
Class 2/3a Muna & Lucas
Class 2/3b Casey & Michal
Class 4/5a Shaheed & Max
Class 4/5b Lauren & Lewis         
Class 6a  Amelia & Nazia
Class 6b  Lottie & Chief

8.10.13
Football At Adelaide !
Mr Ingram and Mr Browning took the football team to Adelaide Primary to play in another set of league matches. The first match was close and the team narrowly lost. In the second, our team held their own until half time but succumbed to goals in the second half as tiredness set in. The game was once again played in the best of spirits with both teams showing skills and sportsmanship.

Stepney Gains Award !
We are delighted to announce that the school has been awarded the bronze Sainsbury's games kite marks for all the competitive sporting events that our pupils take part in. Many thanks to Miss Northen, our PE coordinator, for organising this.

Trust Transport !
We have already seen a benefit in belonging to the West Hull Cooperative Learning Trust. In order to transport our football team to various away matches, we have secured the use of Kelvin Hall School's minibus and driver for a much reduced price. Kelvin Hall is one of the secondary schools in the trust.

Rainbow Writing Winners !
Our weekly winners are:
Year 1 Blake & Mohammed
Class 2/3a Megan & Ellie 
Class 2/3b Amelia & Mahdiyah
Class 4/5a Courtney & Shaheed
Class 4/5b Sinead & Andy
Class 6a Thevmini & Tabarek
Class 6b  Caitlin & David

Animal Magic !
Mr Andrews continued to weave his magic in phase 2/3 as he helped Mr Ingram's class to finalise their brilliant ipad presentations. At lunch, they had completed this and Miss Laybourne's pupils started on theirs. We are all looking forward to their assembly on Thursday morning.

Parents’/Carers’ Consultation Days !
Many thanks for all those people who attended our parents'/carers’ consultation meetings and those who returned questionnaires. All the comments we received so far have been shown below. We'll add others to these over the next few days. We didn't have any negative comments! (NB. XXX has been used instead of a child's name)

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

Always

Mostly

Sometimes

Never

This is your first one

91

11

1

0

0

Comments
“It’s my first day but I would always come”
“Always attend. Thought the first one of the year seems to be early”
“Always, though the first one of the school year seems to be a bit early, not really learned anything new by October”
“Happy"
"I want to know how his school days and how his things with his studying going on"

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

Very Helpful

Quite helpful

Not helpful

100

3

0

Comments
“Clear and detailed”
“Miss Atkinson always gives a clear picture of my children’s progress”
“His teacher went through everything with us to make sure we understood”
"It gives me ideas on what my child needs to concentrate"

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

Very Helpful

Quite helpful

Not helpful

97

5

1

Comments
“I was given all materials needed for his homework”
“Always helpful”
"It was made clear by the strategy guide we were given"
“Told of ways to help with XXX’s writing and strengthen his abilities”

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

Very Helpful

Quite helpful

Not helpful

97

6

0

Comments
“They have very positive attitudes to school. Love to learn”
“Always know my children behave well in school. They love it”

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

Very Satisfied

Satisfied

Not Satisfied

Major Concerns

93

10

0

0

Comments
“Very happy that XXX is getting the education he needs”
"Stepney has very good reputation in education systems, compare to my previous children. I am very happy with all the progress the made for the last few weeks in Stepney"

6. Any comments you wish to make
Comments
“Like the way she get to learn at this stage. I am really happy with that”
“I am happy that my daughter is doing well”
"I find staff are very helpful and polite to parents. I recommend any parents to this school"
“I very happy”
“Keep up the good work”
"We are very happy with our child's education at Stepney. Her targets are very clear and she is very happy at school"
"Thank you"
"Very pleased"
"Very happy with his progress"
"The school is fantastic"
“Thank you for your hard work. Very pleased”
“Thank you for doing a great job”
“Thank you for your efforts”
“Good”
“XXX is struggling a little with the transition to year 1, but I am happy this is understood and XXX is being given the education and understanding she needs”
“I am pleased with all the help you have given to my XXX. Please keep up the good work”
"Am so impressed"
"I was impressed with the levels our child has achieved and the high expectations of her teacher"
"Very happy with everything. Thank you very much"
"Like coming to see what XXX is doing well in"
"Great to see the teachers (Miss Laybourne) taking such an interest in development - it shows in XXX's progression. Thank you"
“It’s nice to hear that my son is trying hard this year and to know that he is receiving the best education. Many thanks”
“Love coming to see how XXX is doing”
“Looking back at past school reports, they all have the same positive comments about my children so yes I am satisfied”
“Well pleased thank you so much”

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


Class

How many children were reported on

Pupils on role in class

%age
seen

Mum

Dad

Carer

Grand
parent

Other

Total adults seen

Nursery

18

26

69%

13

5

 

1

4

23

Reception

22

31

71%

19

3

 

 

1

23

1

16

29

55%

10

6

 

1

1

18

2/3A

17

27

63%

14

4

 

 

2

20

2/3B

17

28

61%

15

5

 

 

 

20

4/5A

16

23

70%

14

4

 

 

 

18

4/5B

13

24

54%

12

2

 

 

 

14

6A

18

18

100%

18

3

 

1

2

24

6B

16

18

89%

14

2

 

 

1

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7.10.13
Ipads on Africa !
Once again, we welcomed David Andrews into school to help our pupils and staff with their ipad work. This week, he is spending four days in phase 2-3. Beginning with Mr Ingram's class, he had the children entering their descriptive work on aspects of African nature into APPs which then converted them into an avatar-style production. The effect was brilliant. As well as being great fun, it really showed pupils where they needed to improve their punctuation. Another excellent day with the new technology!

School Councillors Assembly !
On Monday morning assemblies, Mr Browning now shares the stand with members of our school council who take the opportunity to feed important news back to the rest of the school. This change was requested by the councillors themselves. Also, the road safety officers from year 6 told their peers about a poster competition. Our pupils voice is stronger than ever!

4.10.13
Attendance Awards !
Unfortunately, there have been lots of coughs and colds going around in school, particularly with our youngest pupils. This has resulted in our overall attendance for this academic year going down to 96.13%.
This week's figures for the percentage of pupils who got 100%:
Reception - 84% ( 5 children didn't achieve 100%)
Year 1 - 80% ( 6 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3a - 70% (  8 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 2/3b - 93% ( 2 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5a - 96% ( 1 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 4/5b - 79% ( 5 child didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6a - 89% ( 2 children didn't achieve 100%)
Class 6b - 94% (1 child didn't achieve 100%)
Congratulations go to all pupils who had 100% for the week. Another tremendous effort by these children !

Christmas Secret Shop and Fayre!
May we confirm that the Christmas Secret Shop will be on Friday 6th December and the Christmas Fayre on Thursday 12th December.

Halloween Disco !
We have decided to hold our Halloween disco on Friday 25th October, which is the last Friday of this half term. We are going to try something different this year. The disco for Reception and Year 1 pupils will take place from 2.15pm to 3.15pm, then hold the main disco for years 2 - 6 from school closing time to 4.30pm. We often find that the younger children are a little overawed by events so this should make it better for them.

Parents/Carers’ Consultation !
This week, we have had consultation afternoons for all our classes apart from Miss Hatfield and Miss Laybourne who will be holding their sessons on Monday 7th October. For anyone who may have missed meeting their child’s teacher, it is still not late. Please contact the school office or the teacher directly to arrange a time.

Year 6 Transition Letters !
We are still awaiting the return of some letters from our year 6 pupils regarding their secondary school choices. It is imperative that these are returned as soon as possible.

Letters to Papua New Guinea!
This week we have sent some letters from our pupils to Stanley Gene, who will be going out to Papua New Guinea in November. Stanley is the famous Rugby League Player, who has set up at foundation to support the school in his home village, deep in the rain forest. We have donated old school chairs, which may have just arrived there or are nearly there! Our pupils were keen to send the pupils letters so have taken great care in crafting and writing them out!

Stars of the Week!
Foundation Stage: Kyle
Year 1: Year 1 & Lottie
Year 2/3A: Helin
Year 2/3B:  Hassan
Year 4/5A:  Lee
Year 4/5B:  Viktoria
Year 6A: Morgan
Year 6B: Therese

Distinction Awards!
Year 1: Dylan & Nahim
Year 2/3B: Karolina & Stelina
Year 4/5B:  AJ & Swarvek
Year 6B: Rifa

3.10.13
Harvest Festival Assembly

Our youngest pupils put on a brilliant show for us today with their Harvest Festival Assembly. Nursery, Reception and Year 1 treated a packed hall to a celebration of Harvest. They sang ‘I’m a Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘Cabbages Green…’ and displayed their scarecrow masks and puppets
. Following a superb introduction from year 1, our Reception pupils relayed the story of the ‘Little Red Hen’. The accompanying powerpoint showed us how they had been baking bread, just like the Little Red Hen. The Nursery class had been listening to the story of Humpty Dumpty and had made paper models, complete with a ‘brick-rubbing’ background!
Father Malcolm Crook, who is one of our school governors, ended the assembly with a prayer, and also reminded us that we need to think about our pets as well as humans at Harvest time.

Ipads at the Ready !
Year 6 and Phase 4/5 have once again been working with David Andrews, designing computer games and completing literacy work on the ipads. Staff from phase 2/3 have been planning their work with him. Next week, phase 2/3 will be undertaking some creative work based on their African thematic unit. It all looks really exciting!

Please Help! Harvest Appeal !
This week a letter has gone out to parents/carers asking for donation of products for the Harvest Appeal. If every child could bring a couple of items, then we would have a handsome display to take to our neighbouring residential homes. Already, some parents have sent items in. May we express our gratitude to them for this great start.

2.10.13
Mighty Maths Winners !
Another week of super maths work from all our pupils has seen the following producing some particularly excellent results:
Year 1 Didi & Nahim
Class 2/3a Tarell & Deborah
Class 2/3b Evie & Junior &
Class 4/5a Lee, Shakira, Daniel & Viktoria
Class 4/5b Saimah & Klaudia
Class 6a Jessica & Paige
Class 6b  David & Jayden

Please Help! Contact Details !
At the start of the term, we sent out forms to parents/carers in order to update our records with changes of address and telephone numbers. It is clear that there have been many alterations since this time, last year.
If you change your address or phone numbers during this school year, please let us know immediately. There have been a few occasions when we have needed to contact parents/carers in an emergency and we haven't been able to get in touch with anyone. This has been worrying and with up-to-date details, this can be avoided.

1.10.13
Industrial Action, School Closed !
The school is closed today, due to industrial action

 

 

 


   

 

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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