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Reception News 17th September

17th September 21

Goodness what a busy and fun week we have had in Reception.  We have spent a whole week in full-time school and yes, we are all tired but it has been a wonderful week. We have been practising our sounds and blending everyday in phonics.  Our letter formation is already coming on in leaps and bounds as…

Form V make saturated salt solutions!

10th September 21

Week One and Form V are already experimenting! We are beginning our unit of work on materials and are investigating how to separate components in mixtures and solutions. Today we began to make salt crystals using a saturated salt solution.

Grafham Water Residential

30th June 21

Form IV had a fantastic time at Grafham Water on our two-night residential trip. We worked on our bravery, encouragement, teamwork and communication. There were so many activities: we did low-ropes, high-ropes, paddle boarding, kayaking, problem-solving and raft-building to names a few. It was so much fun!  

Form III Create Circuits

22nd June 21

We had a lot of fun problem solving in Science today to make a light bulb glow. We learnt about how electrons travel through wires to make the bulb glow and that in some components, the energy only flows one way! We all managed to make our very first circuit – we even made a…

FV Parachutes

12th March 21

We had a lot of fun making parachutes as part of our unit investigating forces and air resistance. The wind may have interfered slightly but with a winning slowest time of 6.25 seconds, who can complain?! Even if one did get temporarily stuck on the building.

Winter Prints

2nd February 21

The children were given a mini project to work on, to do with printmaking. They were asked to create a print of a winter scene, using household objects such as: corks, lolly sticks, scrunched up paper, cotton wool, combs, toothbrushes etc. By following some instructions, a short video and using worked examples on a PowerPoint,…

From an old girl

4th November 13

Email received from an Old Girl. Hello! I’m an old girl and left St Hilda’s in 1988. I’m just looking through some old photographs, enjoying happy memories and thought I’d share them with you. Over 30 years on, most of us in the class of 1988 remain very firm friends and meet as often as…

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