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.
YEAR 1 CAROLS AT THE LIBRARY
Our Year 1 children had a lovely trip to the library and sang beautifully for us. We enjoyed mince pies and drinks with the mayor and our families.
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!
We had a visit from the Mayor and he taught us lots of interesting facts in our assembly.
The Living Rainforest
As part of their Rainforest topic this term the Year 2 children visited the Living Rainforest in Bracknell. The Living Rainforest is an indoor greenhouse tropical rainforest located in Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire, England. It is an ecological centre, educational centre and visitor attraction, operated and run by the Trust for Sustainable Living.
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.
Literacy Week - 5th March - 9th March
All our children took part in literacy week. We had lots of fun inviting parents in to work with their children, holding workshops and having competitions including Best Costume Design and Best Book Cover!
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!
COSTA COFFEE VISIT
As one of our rewards for demonstrating great behaviour and effort at Hillside Infant School Mrs Fennell takes 2 children from each class in Year 1 and 2 to Costa Coffee for a treat. This happens each half term and the children really enjoy it.
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.
Reception RAF Museum trip - Spring 1 - Transport
In the first half of the Spring term Reception learnt about Transport. We learnt about all the different types of transport such as water, air and land transport. As part of the transport topic Reception went for a visit to the RAF museum to learn more about helicopters. While Reception were at the RAF museum they learnt about the purpose of each plane as well as discussed the similarities and differences between them.
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.
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.