The Mayor came to reopen our newly refurbished school on 10th October 2019.
It was lovely to see so many beautiful costumes yesterday for World Book Day. We would like to thank each and every parent that supported the day. It was so hard to pick the winners but congratulations to our winners!
We invited our Key Stage 1 parents into our classrooms to observe how we teach maths in class. The purpose of these mornings is to allow patents to have an opportunity to see chosen taking part in their daily Maths session and get a chance to see the strategies and expectations in each year group.
Our children had lots of fun rehearsing and taking part in this years Christmas Plays. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Thank you so much for your generous donations. We raised an amazing £300 which was donated to Michael Sobell.
On the last Friday of every month we have ' Fun Time' from 2pm-3pm. This includes activities such as Lego, cooking, art or anything else that the staff or children suggest. The children can choose which activity they join and they mix across the year groups to take part. Below are some pictures of the children enjoying building Lego and Yoga.
The children in Year 1 have been making rockets as part of their Space topic this term.
The children had a fantastic week learning about all the different cultures in the world. Special thanks to Miss Tourney for organising the week and to out parents for their support. The children that dressed up today in cultural clothes looks great.
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!
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 was 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
(Some 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.
At Christmas time Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed the pantomime Rumpelstiltskin by Globe Players.
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!
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.
On the last day of school Miss Bain took the Tadpoles home and moved them to live in the pond in her back garden. As Miss Bain was scooping up the tadpoles she found some larger bugs in the pond. They are dragonfly nymph. When they are fully grown they turn into beautiful dragonflies. Very similar to a butterfly, they will make a chrysalis before climbing out as a dragonfly. Can you research the lifecycle of a dragonfly?
Educating children about water safety is fundamental to saving lives at sea and a core part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institutions prevention work. They came in and did a wonderful workshop for our Reception children to explain the work they do and its importance.
The children had a lovely day visiting Ruislip Police Station as part of this terms topic 'People who help us'. The children were given a presentation on the role of a police officer and got to dress up in the uniform. They were also given a tour of the police station.
The children enjoyed a lovely day out at Bekonscot Model Village.
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 1 Trip to the RAF Museum
Our Year 1 children had a lovely trip to the RAF Musuem in line with their topic this term.
As part of the Year 2 topic 'London' in the Autumn term Year 2 went on a trip to London. They saw many London monuments on their travels.