Macmillan Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 29 September 2015



On Friday we held a coffee and and cake morning in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Fund. The staff donated money to enjoy the tasty treats that everyone had bought in.  We had also held a raffle to win a Macmillan cuddly toy and Minion cake.  Congratulations to the winners!


'Helping Your Child to Succeed'


Thank you to all the parents and carers of pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who have recently attended the meetings 'Helping Your Child to Succeed'. We hope the meetings were useful and provided the right information to enable you to feel confident continuing to support your children as they continue their learning journeys in their new classes.

For those parents who were unable to attend, the presentations used in the meetings are available below. 



New Reception Classes

We are delighted that the new children have all settled so well into their reception classes. They have become familiar with their classrooms and have been busy exploring the outside learning environment.  Children have already been picking up routines and finding out the names of their new friends!





Hilldene's House Captains 2015/16

Congratulations to the successful pupils who now have the honour and responsibility of leading their Houses.  They have the additional challenge this year of managing staff teams as all staff members are now part of the house teams as well.  Amir, Frankie, Ben, Levi, Jemimah, Owen, Michael and Renee were all chosen as good role models by their fellow pupils in Year 6 and are looking forward to a successful year ahead...well done!


 


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:

R - Nikolas, Anabella, Alfie, Daisy, Leon, Poppy
Y1 - Alfie, Melina, Aiden, Sofia, Aine, Jad
Y2 - Courtney, Harry, Lola, Tyler, Joshua, Demi
Y3 - Freddie, Shanice, Jolene, Oliver, Ateja, Michael
Y4 - Teddie,Riana, Ruby, Alistair, Desmond, Bridie
Y5 - Olivia, Carys, Danielle, Jennah, Ralph, Mia
Y6 - Kyle, Nicole, Maxijm, Jae, Taylor, Remy
LSG - Daniel


Sports People of the Week

Friday, 25 September 2015

Each week outstanding performance, effort and achievement in P.E and sporting activities is identified by our qualified Sports Coaches and class teachers. Pupils who shine in lessons, clubs and activities outside of school are recognised and celebrated each week in our Friday celebration assembly. 
Well done to all the children for their fantastic sporting efforts last week!


School Games Crew 15/16

2015-16 promises to be a year of fantastic sporting competition, games and achievement with the organisation of the newly appointed School Games Crew! 

We are planning interclass, year and house competitions with many opportunities to win the much coveted, team points.
We will keep you updated throughout the year! 

Miss Wells and the School Games Crew!


Digital Leaders work hard on coding!

The Digital Leaders enjoyed their first meeting this Thursday after school. They were busy practising their coding skills to earn their Hour of Code Certificates!


Year 2 - Dance Club

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Year Two Dance club is now in full swing! The children enjoyed learning new routines and getting fit in this fun way.



 

Year 2 - Read Together Morning


Year Two continue to enjoy sharing books with parents and carers every Wenesday at their Read Together Mornings. Thank you to our fantastic parents and carers for supporting the children in this way. We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday!



 

Hilldene Toddler Group

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Our Toddler Group reopens its doors on Wednesday 23rd September and welcomes all parents with their young ones (aged 0-4 years) for a morning of play, songs and snacks. The fun begins at 9.00am and continues until 11.00 am. We look forward to seeing you!

Attendance figures rocket!

Once again,  we are proud to report a rise in our attendance figures!  At the end of last week we were a whopping 96.03%! What a fantastic achievement! We are extremely grateful to all our families for their continued support and understanding of how important it is for the children to be here every day. Thank you also to all the staff who make it a fantastic place to learn and develop. Onwards and upwards!

 

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:


R - Nathan, Lacey, Lucie, Albie, Ronnie-Jo, Dominikas

Y1 - Danut, Summer, Kaitlyn, Fletcher, Roshni, Ryan

Y2 - Charlie, Annie-Louise, Alex, Meyah, Sophie, Billy

Y3 - Cameron, Laura, Kohanna, Aryan, Riley, Daisy

Y4 - Charlie, Riana, Charlie H, Tia, Ronnie, May

Y5 - Yasin, Alina, Mia, Tyler, Taylor, Chloe

Y6 - Aston, Rhea, Cain, Richie, Bradley, Abigail S

LSG - Abigail


Rugby World Cup at Hilldene

Friday, 18 September 2015

The Rugby World Cup was launched at Hilldene today with every class learning about a particular country taking part. Over the next few weeks each class will be finding out about their country and keeping track of how they are doing in the competition. Mr Jones and Miss Wells have also started a Tag Rugby Club at lunchtime which the children thoroughly enjoyed...it may take Mr Jones a little longer to recover though!



You've been caught being good!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Congratulations to all the children who collected the most behaviour tokens in their class this week entitling them to 'Afternoon Tea with  the SLT '(Senior Leadership Team) on Friday afternoon.

Scrumptious cakes were washed down with refreshing juice  and the healthy fruit option of green grapes was popular too!

Thank you to all the children for their entertaining company and impeccable manners!

SLT


 

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:
Y1 - Scarlett, Aleesha, Indigo-Jade, Emmanuel, Jessie, Jak
Y2 - Peggy-Lee, Jayden, Jimmy, Jessica, Amber, Billy
Y3 - Harry, Amy, Nicol, Lewis, Floriana, Freddy
Y4 - Sarah, Archie, Ashleigh, Freddie, Charlie, Rachel
Y5 - Rhylie, Ryan, Aaliyah, Curtis, Daniel, Ellie
Y6 - Louis, Sydney, Mayssa, Tayla, Alfie, Ruby
LSG - Alfie-Lee