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The Stepney Star Daily Diary
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October 2017

16.10.17
Football Results
The results from last week's football matches have been released, together with the league positions:

This Week's Ethos
This week's ethos is...



Famous Brit Assembly
Today's assembly was about Florence Nightingale OM, RRC, DStJ (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910), who was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing
She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War, where she organised the tending to wounded soldiers.She gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.
In 1860, Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St. Thomas' Hospital in London. It is now part of King's College, London.In recognition of her pioneering work in nursing, the Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses, and the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve, were named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday. Her social reforms include improving healthcare for all sections of British society, advocating better hunger relief in India, and expanding the acceptable forms of female participation in the workforce.
Nightingale was a prodigious and versatile writer. In her lifetime, much of her published work was concerned with spreading medical knowledge. Some of her tracts were written in simple English so that they could easily be understood by those with poor literary skills. She also helped popularise the graphical presentation of statistical data. Much of her writing, including her extensive work on religion and mysticism, has only been published posthumously.


13.10.17
Phase 3-4 Assembly

We had a great start to the autumn season of assemblies with a production by years 3 & 4. They've been studying the stone age and iron age. The assembly featured some brilliant 'flint-type' tools they had made from wood and modelling clay. Many thanks to all concerned.

Stars of the Week
This week's winners are:
EYFS - Fatimah         
Year 1 - Lena
Year 2 - Shania          
Year 3 - Sofia
Year 4 - Jakub            
Year 5 - Xia
Year 6 - Kareena

Attendance Figures
Last year, we were not able to get out attendance over 95%. We started the term with less than 95% so we need to keep working hard to improve this.  The figures for the first week are worse on paper than they actually are as we have pupils on our roll who have left the school but we are still awaiting official confirmation of this.
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.

Those Pupils with 100% this week 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 85.71% (4 pupils didn't have 100%) 
Year 1: 100% 
Year 2: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't) 
Year 3: 85.71% (4 pupil didn't) 
Year 4: 73.33% (8 pupils didn't) 
Year 5: 88.00% (5 pupils didn't)  
Year 6: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) 

Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 85%
Year 1: 100%
Year 2: 94.00%
Year 3: 92.14%
Year 4: 88.00%
Year 5: 96.30%
Year 6: 87.93%
Whole School Average for this year: 94.75%

12.10.17
Harvest Festival Assembly
We had a wonderful Harvest Festival Assembly on Thursday. Father Phil joined us for a memorable morning in which we heard readings from year 6 and harvest poems being performed by each year group. This year, we have been approached by Hull Women’s Aid (HWA). HWA is the sole provider of safe and secure refuge accommodation on the north bank of the Humber for women and children fleeing domestic violence. We were delighted to send a sizeable contribution of food products, that parents, pupils and staff have kindly donated.

11.10.17
School Nurse Message
If your child is give antibiotics from the Doctor the child only needs to have two days away from school. If your child needs to take the medication 4 times a day, please will you come into the school and sign a permission form allowing your child to take the medication. If your child is on the medication 3 times a day a dose can be administered before the child comes to school, at the end of the school day and before bedtime. For any concerns about this or other health issues, Cath Starling, the school nurse is in on a Wednesday morning and will be happy to speak with you.

Into Outer Space
This week is Space Week and Year 5 have been busy at home working on their presentations for the class. Ms Saint would like to thank all of the children who contributed and thank the parents for their support. There were some fantastic entries. Ms Saint could not choose a winner because they were all so good, so it was over to the pupils to decide. The class voted for Alexsander for his Solar System in a box and 100 facts book; Dylan for his very professional poster of the solar system; Gracie for her information book and Labiba for her creative artwork.  

Football at Kelvin
On Wednesday, our football team played in a seven-aside league at Kelvin Hall School. Along with six other primary schools, this was our first tournament of the new school year. The first match saw stunning goals from Al-Horr and Ayaan clinch a well-deserved 2 v 0 victory over Priory B. We then lost 4 v 0 to a class Croxby team before the evening ended with a draw against Bricknell C. Despite the wintry conditions, the team worked brilliantly. Well done to the whole team!

10.10.17
Feedback from Sirius North
Following yesterday's visit to Sirius North, the orgnaiser, David Gordon has sent this email:
"Just a quick thank you for finding the time to organise for your pupils to attend yesterday's event. I hope the pupils enjoyed it and found it worthwhile. The behaviour, conduct and attitude of the pupils throughout was excellent and credit to your individual schools. Please pass on our congratulations! All pupils will have received an individual promoting the additional extension tasks and resources, and examples of work and photographs from the day, that are available for them on our website. The proposed plan is to invite the pupils back to the academy in either March or April for another event that will be more focussed on potential SATS content and the issues that you generally face each year. The following pupils all were selected for the quality of their work and contribution to the literacy session in the afternoon; Charlie M and Kaylem R (The Green Way), Adam M (St. Anthony's), Cara B and Maryam Y (Stepney), Jodie F and Olivia R (Thorpepark), Jaheim W and Ella S-B (Endike), Monica F and Grace M (Clifton), James C and Daisy J (Parkstone), and Aidan C and Kristiana B (Collingwood). Thanks, David."

IMPORTANT—YEAR 6 Secondary School Forms
May we remind you that year 6 forms for secondary school choices must be submitted to the authority by e-mail, and must be in by 27th October. Twenty have now been submitted. For those who don't submit their forms, there is a chance that pupils won't get their first choice of secondary schools next year.

9.10.17
Sirius North Visit
Today, some of our year 6 pupils visited Sirius North Academy to experience a day of activities at the secondary school. Maliik reports on what they did:
“We had a great trip to Sirius North. We did a few test style questions in maths including algebra, times tables and many other things. Then we had to break the codes they had in WWII. We had some dinner then went outside for a bit. When we came back in, we did some reading and inference, then did some literacy. In literacy we had to describe scenes with metaphors, similes, personification and many more. Then some prizes were given out at the end of the day for writing, reading and maths. I won maths and a few other people from other schools and we won calculators. The prizes for literacy and reading were chocolate. Someone won a GoPro for finding globes hidden around the school in the opening event.”

This Week's Ethos
This week's ethos is...


Famous Brit Assembly
Today's assembly was about Emmeline Pankhurst. She was a British political activist and leader of the British Suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.The Times named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back". She was widely criticised for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women's suffrage in Britain.

6.10.17
Curriculum Maps
The curriculum maps which show what each phase is studying this term, are now available on our website. Please click here to go straight to the page or click on the tab marked 'The Curriculum'.

Stars of the Week
This week's winners are:
EYFS - Ruby             
Year 1 - Kaeden
Year 2 - Zuzanna       
Year 3 - Marta
Year 4 - Kacie            
Year 5 - Tony
Year 6 - Logan

Attendance Figures
Last year, we were not able to get out attendance over 95%. We started the term with less than 95% so we need to keep working hard to improve this.  The figures for the first week are worse on paper than they actually are as we have pupils on our roll who have left the school but we are still awaiting official confirmation of this.
Please click here to see the line graph which shows the attendance patterns.

Those Pupils with 100% this week 
The following figures show the percentage of pupils achieving 100% attendance for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 64.28% (10 pupils didn't have 100%) 
Year 1: 88.00% (3 pupils didn't) 
Year 2: 73.33% (6 pupils didn't) 
Year 3: 92.85% (2 pupil didn't) 
Year 4: 96.66% (1 pupils didn't) 
Year 5: 81.48% (5 pupils didn't)  
Year 6: 79.31% (6 pupils didn't) 

Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 85%
Year 1: 97.20%
Year 2: 91.33%
Year 3: 97.14%
Year 4: 99.32%
Year 5: 95.19%
Year 6: 92.67%
Whole School Average for this year: 94.77%

5.10.17
Sixteen Thousand Bricks
During the last academic year, our EYFS pupils, along with EYFS pupils around the city were given clay bricks to decorate.

The bricks are now in situ in the C4Di building, opposite the Deep, by the amphitheatre at the bottom of Humber Street. The exhibition of these sixteen thousand bricks looks amazing.

It includes a creative space for visiting families to try out some clay sculpting on Saturdays and every day during the half term holiday. The dates of the installation are 2nd October to 5th November.

4.10.17
Iron Age Modelling
Continuing on from their visit to the Hull & East Riding Museum, year 4 have been busy constructing their own models of Iron Age dwellings. After experiencing using wooden poles to make iron age walls at the museum, the pupils were keen to build their own model homes.

3.10.17
IMPORTANT—YEAR 6 Secondary School Forms
May we remind you that year 6 forms for secondary school choices must be submitted to the authority by e-mail, and must be in by 27th October. Only 1 has been returned so far!

2.10.17
Baby Ingram Arrives

We are delighted to announce that our former teacher, Jonathan Ingram and his wife are proud new parents. Matthew Ingram was born at 4.30am today, weighing in at 9lb 3oz. Our best wishes go to the Ingrams on the birth of their first child.



Harvest Festival Appeal
We will be having our Harvest Festival Assembly in school on Thursday 12th October. Each year, we collect produce to donate to a local charity or organisation. This year, we have been approached by Hull Women’s Aid (HWA), which  has been established for 42 years and is a member of the Women’s Aid Federation of England. HWA is the sole provider of safe and secure refuge accommodation on the north bank of the Humber for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Please will you help us by sending in non-perishable food items into school so we may start our collection and help them.w nearer the time.

Famous Brit Assembly
Today's assembly was about Sir Isaac Newton  who was born on 25th December 1642. He was an English mathematician, astronomer and physicist who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that dominated scientists' view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton's predicted that the Earth is shaped as an 'oblate spheroid'. Newton also built the first practical reflecting telescope. Newton was a fellow of Trinity College and the second Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 and he spent the last three decades of his life in London.



British Values & Ethos
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