Hilldene Eco Committee

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Congratulations and thank you to the Hilldene Eco Committee who have worked tirelessly to keep the school tidy and have promoted recycling throughout the year. Well done girls! 


Trusty Toddler Troopers!

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!

Year 6 Leavers celebrate and commiserate!

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 retiring or 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!

Hilldene's Got Talent!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Talented children in the Juniors took to the stage as part of Hilldene's annual talent show in Shine Week. There were many talented performers amongst all year groups including: musicians, singers, comedians, dancers and gymnasts. Well done to all children who took part!

Citizenship prizes

Monday, 21 July 2014

Throughout the term all pupils who  have demonstrated kindness or helpfulness have been awarded raffle tickets, a weekly winner has been drawn and a prize awarded. During Monday's assembly, all the raffle tickets given throughout the term were put together and overall winners drawn. Congratulations everyone!


Year 6 - The Teaching Project

Not so long ago, two Year 6 children went to Mrs Davenport requesting the opportunity to teach children in younger year groups.  An idea was formed to give all Year 6 children the opportunity to teach a group of children in another year group anything that they were interested in.

On Friday morning, Year 6 went to Year 2, 3 and 5 to teach their planned lessons.  The younger children had the opportunity to learn to draw, improve football skills, practise maths skills, making Loom Bands and create stories – to name a few!

“That was exhausting! And look at how much marking I have to do! When am I supposed to do that?” Year 6 child – teaching Year 3 about shapes.

“That was excellent – when can they come back?” Year 5 child – learning to improve maths facts.

“I really enjoyed that. The kids were so well behaved and listened to everything I said!” Year 6 child – teaching Year 2 to improve the accuracy of throwing skills.