Toddler Group Helpers!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


Thank you to all the children in Year 6 who have assisted Mrs Elliott throughout the year in Toddler Group. Without fail, each week the hardworking helpers have set up the equipment before school and returned during their break time to tidy up after the toddlers. Undoubtedly, toddler group couldn't run without their unwavering commitment and dedication...well done and thank you!

 

100% Attendance

Congratulations to all the pupils who came to school everyday of this academic year and achieved a gold attendance award!



Well done and keep it up!




Year 6 - Leavers Assembly

Emotions ran high this week as pupils, staff and parents celebrated the last days of term with mixed feelings. Children and staff were excited to break up for the Summer Holidays but we also had to say a fond farewell to Year 6 pupils leaving for secondary school and staff leaving for new jobs.


An inspirational Leavers' Assembly found Year 6 reminiscing about their time at our school that included many memorable moments. After all the emotion, a delicious lunch of burgers, pizza and chicken (chosen by the pupils) was served to Year 6 pupils by the staff who have worked with them all year.

It's always difficult to say goodbye but we're so proud of the progress that the children have made academically and socially in their time at Hilldene.
Good luck Year 6!


 



Nursery - SHINE Week

Tuesday, 21 July 2015



The children in the nursery had a great week last week celebrating Shine Week! We got to try Thai dancing which was great fun and our teacher was wearing some beautiful clothes, especially her hat which was shiny and gold. Next we made a big elephant to remember Miss Milligan, we used a big cardboard box which Mrs Gildersleve cut up, we painted it grey and then used salad spinners to spin paint onto paper plates and attached them to our elephant. To make our elephants face and ears we used paper which we covered with lots of colourful handprints, it was lots of fun! Our busy week continued with food tasting, Mrs Hutt cooked us some Thai Green Curry with rice, prawn crackers and spring rolls...it was delicious! 





Nursery - Peter Pan Day



On Friday the children in the nursery celebrated Peter Pan Day! We had a great time dressed as pirates, shipmates, princesses and fairies! As soon as we arrived at nursery the fun began with pass the parcel, dancing and lots of games. Next Captain Careless arrived, he had lost his treasure and we helped him find it...he was very funny and a bit silly! After all that fun we went out into the garden and had a delicious picnic.
Thank you to everyone for making the day so much fun!





Toddler Group Party

Monday, 20 July 2015

Hilldene's Toddler Group celebrated the end of the summer term with a fantastic party last week. The energetic toddlers played games, sang and danced, ate delicious food and wished the children whose birthdays are in the holidays a very 'Happy Birthday'. Sadly, they all said a fond farewell to all the toddlers who are moving on to Nursery in September and to the Year 6 helpers who are going to Secondary School.

We wish our families a very healthy, happy and safe holiday. Many thanks for your support throughout the term.

Toddler Group returns on 23rd September 2015.


School Council

Hilldene's School Council met for the final time last week to share their successes and achievements with members of the governing body and their parents. 
 
Whilst enjoying juice and biscuits, the  confident councillors  shared information about the charity day they had organised to support the Rainbow Trust;  the impact they had on improving school meals and their involvement with the rebranding of the school.  Parents and governors asked questions about their roles which they answered eloquently. 
Thank you to all members of  the School Council for all your hard work throughout the year. 




Weekly Golden Book Winners!

Every week, teachers identify 2 outstanding pupils in their class who have had a fantastic week either academically or socially or both! These pupils are entered into the Golden Book and are announced during our Friday morning celebration assembly. Our fabulous winners in the infants receive a certificate in assembly and parents of the 'golden' children in the juniors receive a letter home, informing parents of their child's fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to last week's winners:

Reception - Roshni, Jessie, Alfie, Alissa, Olivia, Paris
Y1 - Esther, Marlee, Isaac, Tilly, Jessica, Jimmy
Y2 - Charly-Jack, Connie, Charan, Keeley, Riley, Damyana
Y3 - Angelo, Rachel, Aneka, Zaid, Shaun, Elaina
Y4 - Alina, Teddy, Mia, Jack, Rutun, Mia
Y5 - Ben, Mayssa, Remy, Ellis, Alfie, Summa
Y6 - Declan, Stephanie, Amber, Billy, Jesse, Cj
LSG - Daniel, Abigail


Reception - SHINE week was fantastic!

In Reception classes, we enjoyed the Thai dancing and the lady who taught us had beautiful clothes on.  Yummy food tasting happened within the 'temple' where we had to take our shoes off and sit 'Thai style'. The foods we tried included: crackers, pancakes and spring rolls. Later in the week, we made creative elephant collages with paper plates and tissue paper. Finally, we all worked on a large scale bottle topped elephant.


 

Writers of the Week

Friday, 17 July 2015

Each week a ‘Writer of the week’ is selected from every class for special effort or achievement in writing. These children are rewarded at our celebration assembly with a certificate and their work is displayed in school. 

Year 6 - We'll Meet Again

Year 6 amazed their families and friends with their production of 'We'll Meet Again' this week.

The World War Two themed play recapped all the children have learnt from their topic earlier this year, particularly children's experiences as evacuees during the war.

The children were praised for their fantastic singing and talented acting, with everyone supporting each other throughout the performance.

Well done Year 6! You're all stars!



Go Run for Fun

Ten lucky Year 6 children visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford this week to take part in the 'Go Run for Fun' event.

Dressed in their bright pink race t-shirts, the children took part in a mass warm-up and watched interviews with famous Olympians including Colin Jackson and Daley Thompson before setting off on the course around the park.

As the course was over a mile long, the children needed to pace themselves but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event, encouraging them to take part in more fun runs in the future - some were keen to run the race again!


Spelling Bee

Children from KS1 and KS2 took part in the annual spelling bee at Drapers Academy this week.
The competition was fierce and the results were very close!
We are very proud to announce that both teams from Hilldene came second with only 0.5 between us and the winning team in the KS2 competition.
Well done to all the children that participated and fingers crossed for first place next year!






Shine Week Art

Monday, 13 July 2015

The Budding Artists were in full swing during Shine Week. There was an array of colour and different techniques ranging from paper mâché, mod roc, mosaic to decoupage. Come and see our Hilldene Gallery! 





Governors' Awards 2015

Every year a child in each class is recognised for their outstanding effort throughout the year by receiving a Governor's Award. This year the awards went to children for academic achievement, demonstrating fantastic determination and resilience and outstanding attitude to learning. Parents were invited into school on Thursday afternoon to proudly share in the awards and celebrations...which included cakes!

Well done to everyone!

Weekly Golden Book Winners!



Every week, teachers identify 2 outstanding pupils in their class who have had a fantastic week either academically or socially or both! These pupils are entered into the Golden Book and are announced during our Friday morning celebration assembly. Our fabulous winners in the infants receive a certificate in assembly and parents of the 'golden' children in the juniors receive a letter home, informing parents of their child's fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to last week's winners:

Reception - Teddy-Ray, Kyla, Simrah, Sofia, Alfie, Makayla
Y1 - Harry, Rebecca, Ellie, Billy, Joshua, Lexiann
Y2 - Connie-Leigh, Oliver, Holly, Johnathan, Calum, Robyn
Y3 - Jessica, Alfie, April, Jake, Boya, Tia
Y4 - Robyn, Ben, Tilly, Jake, Henoc, Jennah
Y5 - Joyce, Adam, Jemimah, Abi, Yenbon, Arnold
Y6 - Chloe, Molly, Mary, Brandon, Grace, Eimantas
LSG - Joshua, Abigail