ITALIA CONTI ASSOCIATES RUILSIP
Italia Conti Associate schools were created to meet the needs of those unable to attend full time theatre school and provides classes during term time all day on Saturdays in Ruislip. We were lucky enough for them to come into school and carry out a free workshop for our children in Year 1 and Year 2. They had a great time!
REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE WEEK
During the week 28th January -1st February, we held a ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ themed week in school. On Monday we had an opening assembly when a crab came to visit us and tell us all about how the rubbish is hurting his habitat. On Tuesday we tried to reduce landfill waste by sending in a packed lunch with single use plastic wrappings or containers! On Wednesday we recycled all our old toys and had a Table Top Sale! On Thursday we all tried to walk to school and on Friday we turned off as much electricity as we could! To celebrate our reduce reuse and recycle week we sold tote bags designed by our children so that we could ditch plastic bags!
TESCO BAGS OF HELP INITIATIVE
Thank you to all our lovely Hillside family and friends for your support with our campaign! We managed to raise £3,500 towards are new mural which we are hoping to be painted in the summer holidays!
As part of our Healthy Eating initiative we challenged the children to try a piece of fruit or a vegetable they hadn’t tried before at lunch time today! We offered pear, mango, tomatoes, and blueberries to name but a few! More pictures can be seen on our website.
The Big Switch On
(Photos courtesy of Angela Rogers Photography)
Hillside Infants took part in the Big Switch on of the Northwood Hills lights. The children took part in a range of songs and sang 2 christmas songs to the audience.
Beauty and the Beast
At Christmas time Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed the pantomime Beauty and the Beast.
CAREPOINT PRACTISE VISIT
We had a really interesting trip to our local doctors surgery Carepoint. We got to see our artwork that has been displayed there and we also got to see our friend the Mayor!
Green Class performed a wonderful assembly telling us all the lovely things they have been learning about.
We had a visit from the Mayor and he taught us lots of interesting facts in our assembly.
As a result of our pupil questionnaire the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in Pedestrian training this week carried out by the Road Safety Travel Team from Hillingdon. We were so proud of the children who were congratulated by the team for their excellent behavior. Please reinforce the message of Stop, Look, Listen and Think when crossing the roads with your children.
Library Visits - January 2018
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 went for a visit to the Local Northwood Hills Library. The children enjoyed listening to a story from the librarian and then enjoyed exploring the library and sharing books together.
We had a visit from the Mobile Library to help us sign up to this years Summer Reading Challenge! Mr Mayor came and visited us on the mobile library!
On Fridays children that have worked really hard throughout the week using our Hillside Values get a reward. This could be a tea party, a trip to the shops to buy an ice cream and even a trip to Costa with Mrs Fennell.
NSPCC held a Internet Safety talk for parents as part of our e-safety. The children learnt about it in class and then wrote their parents invitations inviting the parents to come and learn about it also.
Disney Dining Day
We held a special hot lunch in our Dining hall. The children enjoyed food linked to the Disney theme and were given them in a special Disney box.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a Halloween themed Disco. The children dressed up in their best Halloween outfit and danced to their favourite songs.
Science Day 2017
The whole school enjoyed a range of Science activities on Science Day. Nursery and Reception had different activities to complete within their own learning environment. Year 1 and 2 moved around the classes to experience a range of experiments.
The children enjoyed a lovely day out at Bekonscot Model Village.
Reception Visit from the Fire Fighters - Autumn 2
As part of the Reception topic 'People who help us' Reception learnt about Paramedics, doctors, police, firefighters, dentist and many more. The local Fire fighters came to teach Reception all about their job as well as the special equipment they use.
Reception Drama Workshop - The smartest Giant in town
As part of Receptions Significant Author topic of Julia Donaldson they had 'Perform Drama' come in and perform a drama workshop based around the story The smartest Giant in town. The children thoroughly enjoyed retelling the story and acting it out together.
Our Year 1 children had a really interesting trip to Windsor Castle last week. They even got a glimpse of the Queen in her car!
Year 2 London icons
As part of the Year 2 Autumn topic 'London' the children created homework based around London Icons. The parents were invited into school to come and view the amazing work that the children completed.
London Eye Trip
As part of the Year 2 topic 'London' in the Autumn term Year 2 went on a trip to the London Eye. They saw many London monuments on their travels.