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The Stepney Star Daily Diary
Here is the News...
September 2017

29.9.17
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!

Star of the Week Award
This week's winners are:
EYFS - Ruslan           
Year 1 - Matijus
Year 2 - Jalema          
Year 3 - Jayden
Year 4 - Sofija            
Year 5 - Emilija
Year 6 - Rula

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: 92.85% (2 pupils didn't have 100%) 
Year 1: 92.00% (2 pupils didn't) 
Year 2: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) 
Year 3: 96.42% (1 pupil didn't) 
Year 4: 82.75% (5 pupils didn't) 
Year 5: 92.59% (2 pupils didn't)  
Year 6: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) 

Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 98.21%
Year 1: 89.60%
Year 2: 99.00%
Year 3: 94.29%
Year 4: 88.97%
Year 5: 98.15%
Year 6: 90.33%
Whole School Average for this year: 94.51%

28.9.17
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.

A Song for Hull Approaches
This afternoon, Muna from year 6 went to the Hull Royal Infirmary for a meeting with Consultant Neurologist James Hartley but it wasn't for a medical appointment. Her winning poem was recorded by this top doctor and will be played at the ‘Song for Hull’ Concert at Hull City Hall on Friday 20th October, in which her whole class will be performing.

27.9.17
Parent Consultations
Our Autumn parent consultations will take place during the second week back after the October half term holiday. This is the week beginning 13th November 2017. Last year, we trialled having some of our consultations in the school hall, rather than in classrooms. This proved to be successful, with much easier access for parents. This year, we are extending it to all our year groups and holding the sessions on two days as follows:
Monday 13th November Reception, Years 1 and 2
Tuesday 14th November Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
Further details about making appointments will follow nearer the time.

26.9.17
Famous Brit Assembly
Today's assembly was about William Shakespeare who was born on about 23rd April 1564 and died on 23rd April 1616. He was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English Language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His works, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and some other verses. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later.

25.9.17
British Values & Ethos
Our Ethos for this week is:

23.9.17
A Studio Session with Nineties Boy

This afternoon, three of our year 6 pupils joined a host of other schools in a recording studio in Hull with rapper 'Nineties Boy' to record a 'Song for Hull' as part of their Hull City of Culture 2017 project. Cara, Evie and Mohammed-Ali had a brilliant time. Definitely an event to remember!

22.9.17
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: 92.85% (2 pupils didn't have 100%) 
Year 1: 88.00% (3 pupil didn't) 
Year 2: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't) 
Year 3: 93.10% (2 pupils didn't) 
Year 4: 93.33% (2 pupils didn't) 
Year 5: 81.48% (5 pupils didn't)  
Year 6: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't) 

Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 100%
Year 1: 90.00%
Year 2: 95.64%
Year 3: 91.72%
Year 4: 89.86%
Year 5: 93.66%
Year 6: 90.27%
Whole School Average for this year: 93.85%

Stars of the Week
This week's winners are:
EYFS - Pawel
Year 1 - Asma
Year 2 - Karol
Year 3 - Kawther
Year 4 - Dominik
Year 5 - Daniella
Year 6 - Fatma

School Council
The School’s Pupil Council met for the first time, today. Led by Mrs Rodgers, the council consists of two members from each year group. The following actions were agreed at their meeting:

Halloween disco
This will be on Wednesday 25th October.
Entry will be £1. There will be a prize for the best Halloween costume for a girl and a boy. There will be ‘apple bobbing’, plus hot dogs, sweets, crisps, ice pops and drinks will be on sale.

Children in Need Day
This is on Friday 17th November. It has been agreed that pupils and staff may dress up in something spotty. This could include painting faces spotty or decorating clothes with spots for £1, if people wish. Buns will be sold at playtime and at home time for 20p each. We will also sell ‘glow in the dark’ wristbands for £1.

21.9.17
Another Day at the Museum
Phase 3-4 completed their museum tour today. It was another great day with pupils having workshops with stone age building and weaving lessons. Apart from observing 21st Century health & safety rules, wearing eye masks and gloves, the pupils practised making wattle fences. Others 'carded' wool so that it could be spun. There's nothing like practical work to give a better understanding of living techniques in the past.

20.9.17
Phase 3-4 Visit the Hull & East Riding Museum
Over the next two days, years 3 & 4 are at another of Hull top museums finding out about the Stone and Iron Ages. When the revised national curriculum was written, it focussed on giving pupils a better chronological awareness of British History and starting much earlier. The displays were perfect as an interactive introduction for these year groups.

Special Services
We are delighted to announce a new series of special services both at our school and at St. Mary's Church, Sculcoates. Our new priest, Father Phil Lamb and the school are really keen to work together more so we are expanding from just having a Christmas Service to the following:
Thursday 12th October - Harvest Service at School
Friday 10th November - Remembrance Service at St. Mary's Church
Friday 22nd December - Christmas Service at St. Mary's Church
An Easter Service at St. Mary's will also be organised.

19.9.17
International Pupil Council
Miss Baitson and Mr Browning took our two new IPC pupils, Cara and Maryam to Pearson Primary for the first meeting of the school year. This one was particularly important for us as we are in the process of cementing our links to Adeline School in Freetown. In today's meeting pupils from other Hull Schools who have a global partner in Sierra Leone discussed ways that we could help our new friends in Africa.



Extra-Curricular Clubs
We are starting a new term of extra-curricular clubs at Stepney. Below is the list of clubs that we are beginning with but we may well add to these as the school year progresses.

Monday
3.15-4.15pm Upper KS2 ICT for years 5 & 6 with Mrs Wilde
3.15-4.15pm School Football Club for years 5 & 6 with Mr Jones*

Tuesday
3.15-4.15pm Basket Ball for years 4, 5 & 6 with Miss Barke

Wednesday
3.15-4.15pm Lower KS2 ICT for years 3 & 4 with Miss Atkinson
3.15-4.15pm Girls Football/Netball for years 5 & 6 with Miss Barke
3.15-4.15pm Skills School for years 1 & 2 with Mr Jones*
3.15-4.15pm Cookery Club for Reception, years 1 & 2 with Mrs Bayley

Thursday
12.30-1.00pm Marvellous Music for years 5 & 6 with Mr Browning, led by year 6 girls
3.15-4.15pm Star Club for years 3 & 4 with Mr Jones
3.15-4.15pm Cookery Club for Reception, years 1 & 2 with Mrs Bayley

Friday
No clubs at present
Apart from the two clubs marked by asterisks, which have already started, the other clubs will start on the week beginning 25th September 2017.
A letter with reply slips was sent out today. A reply slip is still needed for the lunchtime clubs so that we can check which pupils wish to join them.

18.9.17
British Values & Ethos
Our Ethos for this week is:

Famous Brits' Assembly
Miss Atkinson is continuing her brand new Monday morning assembly format. In these, she will look at different famous British personalities, past & present. This week, she is talking about Mo Farah. Idris, in year 5, had suggested that Mo would be a great one to have and Miss Atkinson wholeheartedly agreed.



Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama "MoFarah CBE, born 23 March 1983) is a British distance runner. On the track, he mostly competed over 5000 metres and 10000 metres, but has run competitively from 1500 metres to the marathon.
The most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history, he is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist in both the 5000 m and 10,000 m, and is the second athlete in modern Olympic Games history, to win both the 5000 m and 10,000 m titles at successive Olympic Games. Farah also completed the 'distance double' at the 2013 and 2015 World Athletic Championships. He was the second man in history, to win long-distance doubles at successive Olympics and World Championships, and the first in history to defend both distance titles in both major global competitions – a feat described as the 'quadruple-double'.

Since finishing 2nd in the 10,000 metres at the 2011 World Championships, Farah had an unbroken streak of ten global final wins (the 5000m in 2011, the 10,000m in 2017 and the double in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016). The streak was finally ended in Farah's final championship track race, when he finished second to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris in the 2017 5000 metres final.

Born in Gabiley, Somaliland, he was originally ran for Newham and Essex Beagles in London. Farah is the European record holder for the 1500 m, 10,000 m, half marthon and two miles, the British record holder for the 5000 m, the European indoor record holder for 5000 m, the British indoor record in the 3000 m and the current indoor world record holder for the two miles.

He is the most decorated athlete in British athletics history, with ten global titles, and was the first British athlete to win two gold medals at the same world championships. His five gold medals at the European Athletics Championships make him the most successful athlete in individual events in the championships' history. He has won the European Athlete of the Year  award and the British Athletics Writers Association British Athlete of the Year award more than any other athlete, three times and six times respectively. Farah was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2017 New Years Honours for services to athletics.

Rory The Tiger Football Sessions
Please see the following advert for some Hull City football training sessions:

15.9.17
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: 88.00% (3 pupil didn't) 
Year 2: 93.10% (2 pupils didn't) 
Year 3: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) 
Year 4: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) 
Year 5: 92.30% (2 pupils didn't)  
Year 6: 85.71% (4 pupils didn't) 

Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 98.09%
Year 1: 96.80%
Year 2: 98.62%
Year 3: 93.45%
Year 4: 96.55%
Year 5: 97.69%
Year 6: 92.56%
Whole School Average for this year: 94.74%

Stars of the Week
This week's winners are:
EYFS - Keegan          
Year 1 - Oliver
Year 2 - Yousef         
Year 3 - Daniel
Year 4 - Kamil           
Year 5 - Dylan
Year 6 - Priscilla

14.9.17
Secondary School for Year 6 — IMPORTANT
Parents of all Year 6 pupils should have received a letter from Hull City Council asking them to complete the on-line form for their child’s secondary school which they will attend from September 2018. It is important that this form is completed as soon as possible, as not doing so may result in your child not getting the school of your choice.

13.9.17
Year 6 Open Evening at Sirius North Academy
Attached below is an invitation for a year 6 Open Night at Sirius North Academy, scheduled for Thursday 21st September. Individual invitations are being given out to all of the year 6 pupils at the feeder primary schools. These will be delivered on Thursday and Friday.

The theme of the event is based around the ocean and they''ve got lots of engaging and diverse activities planned for the pupils. Hopefully the event will provide a platform for the academy to showcase the resources, facilities and support that they can provide prospective pupils and their parents.

12.9.17
Halloween Disco
One of the most eagerly anticipated social events on the calendar that our pupils look forward to is the Halloween Disco, which will be on Wednesday 25th October this year.

11.9.17
British Values & Ethos
Our Ethos for this week is:

Famous Brits' Assembly
Today, Miss Atkinson led a brand new assembly format. In these, she will look at different famous British personalities, past & present. She began today with one of our astronauts, Tim Peake.

Major Timothy Nigel "Tim" Peake CMG (born 7 April 1972) is a British Army Air Corps officer, European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station (ISS) crew member.

He is the first British ESA astronaut, the second astronaut to bear a British flag patch, the sixth person born in the United Kingdom to go on board the International Space Station and the seventh UK-born person in space (the first was Helen Sharman, who visited Mir as part of Project Juno in 1991). He began the ESA's intensive astronaut basic training course in September 2009 and graduated on 22 November 2010. He was in space between the 15th December 2015 and the 18th June 2016.



8.9.17
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: 86.66% (4 pupils didn't have 100%) 
Year 1: 96.00% (1 pupil didn't) 
Year 2: 89.65% (3 pupils didn't) 
Year 3: 86.20% (4 pupils didn't) 
Year 4: 75.86% (7 pupils didn't) 
Year 5: 92.30% (2 pupils didn't)  
Year 6: 89.28% (3 pupils didn't) 

Class Attendance
The following figures show each class’s overall attendance figures for the week.  
Foundation Stage: 87.50%
Year 1: 98.00%
Year 2: 97.41%
Year 3: 93.10%
Year 4: 89.66%
Year 5: 97.12%
Year 6: 91.96%
Whole School Average for this year: 93.49%

Stars of the Week
This week's winners are:
EYFS - Aimee                      
Year 1 - Amelia
Year 2 - Casey         
Year 3 - Auste
Year 4 - David           
Year 5 - Jack
Year 6 - Freddie

Toy and Book Sale
On Monday 11th the EYFS staff will be selling toys and books in their playground, before and after school.

7.9.17
Assemblies & Exhibitions
We are continuing with our series of phase assemblies and exhibition mornings as usual. Our Early Year stage will not be doing traditional class assemblies but will be holding other events within their unit for parents to stay to. They will be putting on a Christmas Performance as usual.
Please note: We have changed our phase assembly mornings to Fridays instead of Thursdays.

Assemblies
Friday 13th October - Years 3 & 4
Friday 20th October - Years 1 & 2
Friday 27th October - Years 5 & 6

Exhibitions
Friday 24th November - Years 1 & 2
Friday 1st December -Years 3 & 4
Friday 8th December - Years 5 & 6

Christmas Productions
Wednesday 13th December - Nursery & Reception
Thursday 14th December - Years 1 & 2
Wednesday 20th December - Year 3 & 4

6.9.17
A Good Return to Form
We have had two good days back at school. All our pupils have come back with excellent attitudes and have already been putting in some admirable work and effort.

Mrs McIlwaine's Baby
We're delighted to announce that a former member of our teaching staff has had a baby this evening. Mrs McIlwaine has given birth to a girl, called Florrie Catherine. We've sent her our best wishes on behalf of everyone at Stepney.

Names in School Uniform
We always seem to accumulate piles of lost property and this year seems to be no exception. After only two days, we have several items of clothing on the lost property coat pegs, outside our Pastoral Office (Mr Browning's old office). These do not have names in them. Despite going around from class to class, no one has claimed them.
PLEASE will you ensure that your child has his/her name inside their sweatshirts and coats. These are the items which pupils tend to take off at playtime, after they've been running around and getting hot. During play or lunch, pupils hang them on the Foundation Stage area fence but some don't retrieve them when the whistle goes, despite the pleas of staff to do so.
Clothing, especially coats, is not cheap so we would urge parents to put in labels or get a permanent marker to write names in them.

5.9.17
Welcome Back
On behalf of everyone at Stepney, we would like to welcome everyone back to the new school year. We are looking forward to the new term, with some new changes and a few new faces.

Phone Numbers and New Addresses
We realise this message goes out all the time but please will you let us know if any of your telephone numbers or your home address has changed during the last few months. We often have difficulty contacting parents and sometimes we need to get in touch with people immediately. Although we regard our school as a very safe environment, accidents do happen and we have had to take pupils to hospital without being able to get in touch with parents. This can obviously be worrying for parents when none of their contact phone numbers work and we can't locate them until when they come to school at home time!

4.9.17
School Ready for the New Academic Year

School reopens to pupils on Tuesday 5th September. Staff will be in school for a training day. If you have any queries, then please phone the school on 01482 343690.

Uniform for Sale
The school uniform will be on sale in the hall from 8.30am on Tuesday 5th September. The cost of the uniform is as follows. Sweatshirts £8.50, PE kits £8.50 and Book bags £5. Please ensure you have the correct change.

New Staff
We are delighted to welcome two new teachers to our team. This year, Mrs Claire Openshaw will be joining our phase 1/2 team, teaching in year 2 while Mr Rob Brown is teaching year 3. Mrs Smart will be rejoining us after Christmas, following her maternity leave. We also have a new PE/Sports Premium teacher, who will be working across schools within our Multi Academy Trust. His name is Mr John Grindley.
For lunchtime, we have two new supervisors. Mrs Wood and Miss Dombrovska. We are looking forward to these two ladies working with us this year.

Our classes and teachers are as follows:
Nursery: Mrs Stamp
Reception: Mrs Stimpson & Mrs Warcup
Year 1: Mr Cameron
Year 2: Mrs Carmichael & Mrs Openshaw
Year 3: Mr Brown
Year 4: Miss Baitson
Year 5: Miss Aktinson & Ms Saint
Year 6: Mrs Brocklebank & Mrs Wilde
Higher Level Teaching Assistant & PE Coach: Mr Jones
These teachers are supported by a strong and highly experienced team of teaching assistants.

New Gates & Lower School Layout
Last year, over the summer holidays, we had lots of building work undertaken, resulting in a new state-of-the-art kitchen, which has been highly successful, and new administration offices.

There has been no building work this year although we have installed new automatic vehicular and pedestrian gates on our school car park, to improve access and security.

We have had a re-shuffle in our lower school. We are always looking to improve our provision for the early years and lower key stage 1 pupils. We have started by swapping year 1 and year 2 around. Year 2 are now in the room which was used last year as the additional EYFS/year 1 classroom. Mr Cameron's former room is now an additional year 2 teaching space.

The former year 2 classroom and staff room have been combined to give a much larger year 1 area. This will also allow these pupils to access some of our Early Year's facilities and thus improve the transition experience from Reception to Year 1.

Term Dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
You may find the term dates by scrolling down on this page or clicking on the page labelled 'Term Dates'

AUTUMN TERM 2017
Autumn First Half Term
Tuesday, 5th September 2017 to Friday, 27th October 2017

Half Term Holiday
Monday, 30th October 2017 to Friday, 3rd November 2017


Autumn Second Half Term
Monday, 6th November 2017 to Friday, 22nd December 2017

SPRING TERM 2018
Spring First Half Term
Tuesday, 9th January 2018 to Friday, 9th February 2018

Half Term Holiday
Monday, 12th February 2018 to Friday, 16th February 2018


Spring Second Half Term
Monday, 19th February 2018 to Friday, 23rd March 2018



SUMMER TERM 2018
Summer First Half Term
Monday, 9th April 2018 to Friday, 25th May 2018

May Day Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Half Term Holiday
Monday, 28th May 2018 to Friday, 1st June 2018


Summer Second Half Term
Tuesday, 5th June 2018 to Friday, 20th July 2018


Days when the school is closed for Staff Training
There are five staff training days which have been allocated for the school year:
Monday 4th September 2017
Monday 8th January 2018
Monday 4th June 2018
Monday 23rd July 2018
One more training day is still to be allocated.

Please click on the link below to the Yearly timetable
2017-2018

   

 

 

 

 

 

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