News

Jun
16

HCLS learning new ways to keep fit!

Years 1 to 4 all took part in a Skip2Bfit workshop today and had a fantastic time.  As per our information letter, if any of the children would like to purchase a skipping rope please bring the money into school in a named envelope.

 

Jun
7

Did you spot our surprise today..

I wonder how many of you noticed the new markings in our playground this morning… which is your favourite bit.

May
24

Great learning in our Pre-school

Look at our amazing display of our topic “Watch me grow”.  We have been looking at symmetry, numerals, life cycles, practicing our writing as the children have wrote their favourite food; we have also done lots of painting.

Our role play area has turned into a dentist’s surgery; the children have enjoyed pretending to be a dentist and a patient.  We have also discussed lots about healthy foods and the impact of unhealthy foods and our teeth.

May
10

All about dance…

Today, each class enjoyed taking part in a specialist dance workshop.   They all really enjoyed the experience and the weather just about held up for us! Thanks to Redborne School Sport Partnership for organising such an amazing opportunity for our children.

“The dance workshop, was really fun. I really enjoyed learning a new routine.” (Year 4 child)

Apr
30

New Farm Shop in Pre-School

This term the children’s topic is ‘Watch me grow”.  So far we have been watching our caterpillars grow and planting seeds ready to watch them grow.
This week the children have enjoyed role playing farmers markets, this has encouraged lots of interaction with one another. It has also give staff members the opportunity to scaffold the children’s learning when talking about numbers; the children have looked at how the numbers can total up on a till as well as identifying numerals.
Apr
28

Updated Art Gallery

Van Gogh painted the Sunflowers in 1887 and he painted The Starry Night in 1888; year 2 painted them in April 2021.  I am sure you agree they look amazing.

Apr
26

Pre-school

Preschool has had a new sand pit which was kindly made for us by a parent of the pre-school team. The children have enjoyed their new sand pit and it has provided so many more opportunities for them as they are able to comfortably sit either in the sand or on the benches around.
We have welcomed 3 new members to our Preschool family, meet Flounder, Ariel and Nemo. The children chose the names themselves and are looking forward to taking care of them and watching them grow.
Mar
26

Doves and Owls enjoying Forest School…

We have started using the Wild Passport curriculum with them and are getting on well. Our topics are Tools, Shelter, Fire, Nature and Ropes. So far we have learned to use potato peeler, secateurs, loppers and a bow saw. We have learned fire circle safety and how to build and put out a fire. We have made dens for little creatures and nests for birds. We have learned to tie knots and thread wood cookies. We have hunted for bugs, learned the names of trees and watched the change in seasons. We have also done lots of tree climbing, swinging and playing in the mud kitchen of course.

Mar
24

Spectacular Science Week

The children really enjoyed having a science focused afternoon each day and took part in a huge range of exciting experiments

 

Mar
19

‘The Reef’

Over the past few months, we have been working with a past student, who is currently at the University of Hertford, to create a wellbeing room called ‘The Reef’ for all pupils to support their return to school.

‘The Reef’ is an experience not to be missed as you immerse yourself under the sea and experience a sensory delight.  The gentle sound of the waves lapping the shore, beautiful soft light, tactile resources to touch and feel and if you look up to the surface you can see a turtle and Mata ray swimming by; a very calming environment.  The idea was developed by Olivia Harvey, and she has volunteered many hours to the school to see this transform into a reality.  The children were so surprised to see such a magical change and have loved visiting the room over the past few weeks.  We would like to thank her very much on behalf of our school family.