Year 1 - Assembly

Thursday, 21 June 2018


On Monday the 18th of June, Year 1 were proud to present their last work share assembly for the academic year. They spoke with confidence about their learning in maths, literacy, science and Read Write Inc. Mrs Sparrow, Miss O’ Keeffe, Miss Chapman and Ms McKinnon are incredibly proud of all the children’s accomplishments.

A typical day in Nursery at Hilldene

Have you ever wondered what your child gets up to during the day in our Nursery? Well we have compiled a short video of what a typical day looks like, so you need not wonder anymore. We hope you have as much fun watching it, as the children did in taking part!

Drapers Sports Day

Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Some of our Year 5 and 6 children enjoying the Drapers Sports Day on Monday 18th June. The events they took part in included relay races, the long jump and throwing the vortex. Overall, the Year 5 team came third and the Year 6 team came second.
Information about how the Year 2, 3 and 4 children got on will be posted shortly.




Nursery - A creative week


This week we have been reading The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We created story maps discussing the characters in the story and what happened at the beginning, middle and end. We drew some lovely pictures and spoke about how the Rainbow Fish was feeling at the beginning and end of the story.
We have also been painting our self portraits for a display. We looked closely at the shape and colour of our features in a mirror.









Year 6 - Braintree District Museum

Friday, 15 June 2018


Close your eyes and imagine being transported back in time… What excitement, how thrilling.
Well, year 6 experienced the next best thing: a visit to Braintree District Museum, where the children were catapulted to the war years: 1939 -1945.
Their imagination ran wild when the children tried on clothes worn by people who served in WWII and handled artefacts from that time.
Empathy was at large when the children role played what is was like to be an evacuee.
Fear struck in their hearts at the very sound of a siren: diving under the table to keep safe. It struck again at the sound of the strict 1940 teacher who ensured all children stood up before answering a question. She put them through their paces: letter writing, chanting tables and adding pounds shillings and pence.
Transported back to 2018, the children said their thank-you and goodbyes boarding the coach back to school. A memorable day was had by all.






JTAs Dean Stott Interview


As part of their work editing the next copy of Havering’s Taking Steps magazine, our 6 Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs) took part in a video conferencing interview with Dean Stott with children from 2 other schools at Hylands Primary School on Thursday 14th June.

Dean Stott was recently in the news for 2 things: firstly, for breaking the world record for cycling from the tip of South America to the tip of North America – he completed the journey in 99 days. Secondly, because he is a close friend of Prince Harry and was invited to the Royal Wedding!

During the interview, the children asked a number of questions about both of these events and also about Dean and his family.