Year 4 Rainforests

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

In Topic, this half term, we are entering the exciting, exotic and lively territory of Rainforests.

We watched a video showing a rainforest, letting ourselves be immersed in the greenness and the lively sounds of the forest.

After that we took an imaginary journey through the forest , taking in what we could, hear, smell, touch, taste and finishing with drawing our favourite feature of the forest.

And this made us very, very curious about rainforests, so we wrote lots of questions about them on our question board.

We are all looking forward to learning more this half term about what's going on in these mysterious rainforests!

Happy Half Term from Hilldene!

Friday, 20 October 2017

As the first half of the autumn term draws to a close, we'd like to say thank you to all our families for their continued support and wish everyone a relaxing half term holiday.

With school closed on Friday 20th October for staff training, we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 30th October, relaxed, recharged and ready for the second half term!

London Chamber Orchestra

Children from Year 4 and 5 visited Drapers Academy to listen to the London Chamber Orchestra perform several pieces. They were then joined by pupils from Havering Music School who performed alongside them. The musicians each told us about their instrument, what family their instrument belongs to and showed us how to make a sound. The children then had the opportunity to play the instruments and ask the musicians questions. It was a great afternoon.

Year 6 Literacy

Thursday, 19 October 2017

We are currently studying Goodnight Mr Tom in our Literacy lessons and we've reached a critical point of the story - war has been declared!

This week we identified the key features of news paper reports and discussed the importance of the 5w's. We become news reporters for the day, this allowed us to develop our vocabulary and build our ideas and facts!

Languages Club

This week the children have been learning to write in Japanese during languages lunchtime club with Mrs Mantecon. Well done everyone!

New Dinner Menu

Havering Catering Services have posted their updated school dinner menu for next term. Below is the new information from them and the new menu.

Nursery - Handa's Surprise

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Nursery had a fantastic week reading Handa's surprise. We brought in a variety of different fruits from home including mangos, pineapple, dragon fruit and passion fruit. In our groups we talked about what they looked like and how they felt. The melon was very heavy and the kiwi fruit was hairy. Then on the snack table we cut them up and tasted them. We described how they tasted, such as "The pineapple is juicy and sweet".

3N Best Attendance

Monday, 16 October 2017

Congratulations to 3N who have had the best attendance out of the whole of Key Stage 2! Well done 3N!

Year 3 Art

Year 3 have been learning about primary and secondary colours in art recently. On Friday we explored what primary colours make what secondary colours.

Year 3 and 4 Road Safety

Friday, 13 October 2017

Our year 3 and 4 pupils were given a fantastic opportunity to brush up on their road safety knowledge this week when a Road Safety Presentation visited our school.

The main messages throughout the presentation included; wearing bright clothing, taking precautions when cycling, finding safe places to cross and being sensible near roads or on public transport.

The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were able to confidently share ideas and answer questions.

We look forward to providing the children with many more additional curriculum opportunities in the future!