Year 6 - Literacy

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

In Year 6 we had a great time last week acting out the scenes from goodnight Mr Tom. We created freeze frames and had the task of identifying which scene was being presented. This helped develop our understanding of facial expressions, body language and stage presence - Mrs Houlston, Miss Smyth and Mrs Young also took to the stage for a surprise performance!

Year 3 Stone Age

Friday, 24 November 2017

Year 3 are currently learning about the stone age. Today we looked at the different types of paintings people found in caves from the stone age. Year 3 enjoyed recreating these paintings with paints and their fingers. The children loved getting their hands messy and were pleased with their final paintings.

Golden Book 24th November

This weeks winners are...

Key Stage 1:


RD: Kaya, Kerys

REO: Lucy, Riley

RKD: Layla, Nicholas

1S: Jaimini, Charlie

1MC: Summer, Billy

1F: Sam, Brooke

2Q: Wilsmith, Taylor

2P: Jobei, Teniola

2SM: Ava, Wicktor

Caught being good:

RD: Florence

REO: Aden

RKD: Aditya

1S: Issac

1MC: Simran

1F: Aisha

2Q: N/A

2P: Elly-Sue

2SM: Alex

Key Stage 2:


Year 3: Nicole, Goshen, Tolu, Aleks, Arnas, Olivia

Year4: Hajar, Riley, Freddie, Haris, Chiamaka, Kymani

Year 5: Reggie, Alice, Mitchell, Sumaiya, Daisy, Jamie

Year 6: Chloe, Sammy, Oliver, Sydney, Olly, Teddy

Children In Need Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Oliver in 1F and Jessica in 5Q for winning the Children In Need Raffle. Here are both of the children with their prize!

Year 2 P.E.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Our Year 2 gymnasts persevered this week in their PE lessons. The children showed determination when practicing different types of rolls and were very proud of themselves by the end of the lesson. 

School Culture Club

Last week the School Culture Club learnt about the Japanese tea ceremony, this week they practiced some parts of the ceremony and indulged themselves in Japanese sweets and tea.

Children in Need

Friday, 17 November 2017

Pupils and staff at Hilldene have enjoyed a spotacular day raising money for Children in Need.

Golden Book Winners

This weeks winners are...


RD: Ralph, Isabelle

REO: Star, Kyren

RKD: Siena, Ianis

1S: Max, Mumtaz

1MC: Jessie, Sertan

1F: Danen, Elom

2Q: Daisy, Jack

2P: Richard, Elly-Sue

2SM: Evita, Frankie

Caught being good:

RD: Lola

REO: Jordan

RKD: Scarlett

1S: Rose

1MC: Harrison

1F: Freddie

2Q: Ajani

2P: Evie

2SM: Samiya

Year 5 Bikeability

This week a number of our Year 5 children have taken part in their Level 1 and 2 bikeability training, helping them to keep themselves safe on the road. Some of them have even had the opportunity to try out several of our new Hilldene bikes. The week long course has been a big success, with the children enjoying the challenges that they faced and the instructors being really impressed with their bike handling skills. Well done!

Children in Need - Y1

Today the children in Year One have dressed up in spotted clothes or Pudsy tops and donated £1 for BBC's Children in Need. Well done everyone!

Nursery - Pizza Making

We had had an enjoyable week in Nursery making delicious pizzas.

We spoke about our favourite pizza toppings and described what we were going to add to our pizzas.

Ingredients included cheese, red pepper, onion, mushrooms and sweetcorn.

Then we put our pizzas in the oven to cook.​ The cheese melted and they smelt lovely!

Finally we took our pizzas home to eat.