Christmas comes to Hornsea Community Primary School!
Primary schools are a magical place at Christmas - there’s always so much going on! We love Christmas time at school because there are so many things to do to get into the festive mood! The Year 6 Nativity was very authentic as we had a REAL baby in it! Every year group has held their own Nativity or concert; some have been held in school and some in the United Reform Church. Teachers and parents of the 93 children in Reception were all so proud of their children’s first ever Nativity performance. They did amazingly well to say many are only four years old!
We try to think of others at this time of the year and children from school donated 60 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child for children who live in poverty. We hope that every one of them will experience some Christmas magic when they open their gift boxes this year. In addition, we'd like to thank people in our local community at this time of year. Children in Year 3 and 4 who are doing their Archbishop of York Young Leader’s Award made Christmas cards and small gifts for Hornsea Inshore Rescue and for the local Police. These were presented to them at school a few weeks ago.
350 children and 60 staff will indulge in a mouth-watering roast turkey dinner on Thursday so the lunch hall will be full of festive cheer. Mrs. Whitehead, Mrs. Haigh and a few other teachers will be helping the kitchen staff to serve our celebratory lunch. Christmas parties are, of course, a huge hit amongst children. This week every year group has had their party where they can wear their sparkly clothes, enjoy fun and games and dance the afternoon away.
We went round to interview children and adults about their thoughts about Christmas both in our school and at home this is what some of them said:
“I think it’s fun at school because we get to wear a Christmas jumper!”
“We do exciting Christmas activities at school and my favourite is Christmas maths!”
“At Christmas time I am so happy because I spend so much time with family and friends.”
“I love everyone being happy and smiling at Christmas – it’s a time of great joy.”
Finally, we wish everyone from the Hornsea community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The HCPS News Team.
To see all the amazing bugs Year 1 and 2 handled this week please look at our class pages.
Today Mrs Wild came into school to present caps and certificates to our sports leaders.
Some of our children have asked us to encourage 'manners' and 'behaviour' in the dinner halls, we have listened to them and are having a 'Manners' week.
All staff at lunchtimes will be looking for:
Stickers and certificates will be handed out.
Our representatives at the 'Memorial Service' and parade last Sunday. They both held the wreath beautifully with such maturity and respect. They represented the school brilliantly!
Anti-bullying week 14th -18th November 2016
Our theme for Anti-bullying week this year has been "Making a difference." We hoped to encourage children to talk about bullying-whether it is happening to them or to someone else. We have been finding ways for all children, adults, parents or carers to be able to talk about and develop strategies against bullying. Here are a few examples: Role play in Y6, anti-bullying posters in Y5 and Y3, "Friendship flowers" for an anti-bullying garden in 4LW, anti-bullying assemblies in Y1 and Y2 about "The Rainbow fish. " and EYFS made "Monsters" to scare bullies away.
Archbishop of York Youth Trust - Young Leaders Award
We are delighted to inform you that 3LW, 3AW and 3/4HR are taking part in the Young Leaders Award this year. www.abyyt.com
The Young Leaders Award aims to equip young people to 'be the change they want to see' in their local communities, and through a number of interactive lessons and practical challenges our pupils will be involved in serving their community and making a difference.
There will be opportunities for parents/carers and family members to get involved in the community action projects that will take place later in the year, and we will be in touch with more details nearer the time. At the end of the award each pupil will receive a certificate and we will host an awards assembly next year.
Please keep checking in for more photos and details and thank you for your continued support with your child's award...
***What an amazing start to the academic year... Miss Savage's Baking Club received a special delivery with a royal seal of approval! ***
Yes, you thought correctly, a reply from Balmoral Castle!
So much time and effort had been put into celebrating her Majesty's 90th birthday. From icing over 500 cupcakes (one for every child in school), modelling the queen and her beloved corgis out of fondant icing to writing her letters with photographs attached.
All the bakers got the recognition they truly deserved!
Farewell Year 6!
After our incredibly talented year 6 children wowed us with their Leavers' Show they have continued to sing songs from the show in assemblies this week. The last day at Primary School is always a mixture of happy and sad feelings for children and for staff alike. What a journey these children have had as they have moved through our school! Tobias Boocock from 6NF has produced a wonderful piece of homework which shows his journey through school and he and his family have kindly allowed us to put it on the website to share. We hope you enjoy watching and listening!
Children who have being "Always Always" for the entire year received their special certificates in an assembly this week. Each child could choose a book as a small gift from the school for this fantastic achievement!
The Hornsea Lions asked us to produce some artwork to decorate their garden for Hornsea Carnival. Children decorated large "hands" with scenes from Hornsea. Look out for them if you are at the Carnival this weekend!
M and M's Theatre Production of "A Twist in Time"
.......When the old Grandfather clock struck "13" Tom was transported back in time to a Victorian garden and his friend Hattie. The children in EYFS, Year 1 and 2 really enjoyed going back in time with Tom and Hattie and singing old traditional songs with them.
The 'Official Grand Opening' of our 'Reading Garden' will be held after half term. Today some of the children had the chance to use it during break time. A massive thank you to our sponsors - Foremans, Cherry Tree Garden Design and Friends of Hornsea Community Primary School. You have created a lovely space for our children!
Today has been a very busy day! Our learning objective today was for the children to know that they belong to various groups and communities, such as family or school. Our aim was for everyone to understand how important it is to respect the similarities and differences between each other and other people. The children throughout the school investigated and recorded where in the world they had family ties or origins due to such a diverse culture within our school.
Our Sportsmanship Assembly
"We learnt that even if we win or lose we should shake hands with the other team." - Sam O
"If you lose a football match just be calm and don't burst into tears." - Oisin
"If you lose respect the other team." - Lily
"When people score respect them!" - Walter
"Sportsmanship does not just apply to football it can be anything." - Isabell
"If you get sent off don't get angry with the ref." - George
"Dean Windass is believed to have scored the best Wembley goal ever!" - Sam W
"When you are playing sport always work together. There is no 'I' in team!" - Tommy
"If you show sportsmanship it will show others how to behave." - Barty
Big Maths Parent Information Sessions
We held two 'Big Maths' information sessions on Wednesday 2nd of March. These were to explain to parents what Big Maths is, why we use it at HCPS, how we teach it and some of the concepts. Meetings were well attended and we had some great feedback from parents.
Big Maths Feedback
"As a grandparent I found this session very interesting and helpful. It will help me to understand how my grandchildren are taught. Brilliant session! Tables are so important for Maths, excellent session, well presented and explained."
"As this is so different to my schooling. Need a good understanding, so info packs to refer to will be very useful."
"It was brilliant!" Very useful (although I didn't like the test! HAHA!)
First Aid Training
70 year 5/6 children had the opportunity to attend St John's Ambulance First Aid Training. Here are just some of the quotes from the children:
Trinity - "I've learnt so much. I think if I had to, I could save a life!"
Anna - "I think learning first aid is fun and I know how to save lives!"
Jess - "This was a good way to learn how to save lives and deal with minor injuries. It is a good life skill."
Toby B. - " I enjoyed today because it was extremely fun. My favourite part was putting bandages on Jake."
Davide - "I have learnt how to do a bandage and chest compressions - 30 compressions to 2 breaths." I know how to tilt the head into the right position and breath into someone's mouth."
On Monday, Years 4, 5 and 6 children had the opportunity to watch a theatre performance called ‘Click Clever’. This was an E-safety drama performance to explain to children how they can stay safe online. They then attended a workshop relating to the performance to reinforce what they had learnt.
'The Consequences of Posting Images Online' competition, for KS2 was tied into our e-safety lessons. - The Poster competition was to cover these key points:
The winners were presented with their prizes in assembly on Friday.
Who can we trust? - Poster competition for EYFS & KS1 was tied into our e-safety Spring 1 lesson.
The winners were presented with their prizes in assembly today.
It may have been 'Internet Safety Day' on Tuesday but at Hornsea Community Primary school we have been raising awareness across the whole school in Spring 1 and have lots of exciting plans and lessons for the upcoming terms. We have held open floor sessions where the children get to talk about what they like to do on the internet and how to keep safe whilst online. This week we are holding competitions for both KS1 & KS2 to raise awareness. We have had the 'Konflux Theatre Group' in school to work with the children on their E-safety. I had an opportunity to watch the Year 6 workshop with KS2 it was outstanding and very informative. In computing yesterday my group created E-safety conversations using Scratch - we hope you think they send clear and positive messages.
Our parent workshops (25.02.16) are coming up after the half term - please come along and join one of them. Teresa Howlett is a CEOP ambassador, she is very approachable and knowledgeable!
Homework Spring 1 - 2016
A massive well done to all the children and their families for the wonderful homework this half term. The display of work looked amazing!
British Values Day - 27.1.16
We embed British Values daily into teaching and learning at Hornsea Community Primary School so a day where we focussed on these values allowed us to place a greater emphasis on the main areas of importance and ensure that all of the children and adults in school know what they are and mean. The whole school discussed and explored different aspects of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs through a variety of learning activities.....all dressed in red, white and blue....
On Tuesday 12th January a group of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 went on a trip to Hull for the day. "The Sensational Show" was held at Hull University - children had the opportunity of watching an interactive show in one of the enormous lecture theatres and found out more about our 5 senses. They also found out about other senses that humans have. After that we went to have lunch at Wilberforce House in Hull and then investigated the history of Hull by looking around the Streetlife Museum and Wilberforce House.
'OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD'
A massive thank you to everyone who supported 'Operation Christmas Child'. We collected in 67 shoeboxes!
Year 1/2 JB have been learning how to play the Glockenspiel for the first time today. They have been playing the notes of the Christmas tune of "Jingle Bells" with Mr Pymm.
Anti -bullying week 16th -21st
The key aims of the week were...
To encourage children and young people to talk about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online; (More details to follow later for parents and children on E-safety.)
To help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying; (See details above.)
HCPS to be a place where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying; To equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied; (See Hornsea Community Primary School Anti-bullying policy; School website.)To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support.
In 4KB the children enjoyed a lively debate as part of their Geography/English studies. Putting arguments for and against going on a school trip to the Alps to Mrs Whitehead and Mr Woodruff (a school governor). They are currently deciding...
I have enjoyed this week because I have been model making. I also did the coke and mentos experiment which involved dropping mentos into coke, the bottle of coke exploded ! Redford
This week was very good and I enjoyed it with Miss Field. Thomas
This week has been great! I have really enjoyed it. I hope every week will be like this week! Amy
Homework - Summer Term 2
Great work everyone! The homework was truly outstanding and we hope you all enjoyed looking around your masterpieces. A massive thank you to the Year 6 children who with military precision co-ordinated, collected and displayed all the work.
Whole School R.E Day
Teachers throughout school could choose any aspect of music in any faith; to explore its use. Then they could take part in its performance, listen to it, and reflect it through art work, words or movement.
HCPS has been hosting the 'Tri-School Outdoor Learning Event'. The teams were made up of mixed age children who participated in all these different events which were a mixture of PE and Maths:
What a fabulous morning we had!
A sad farewell to Mrs Barbara Coultard who has supported children in EYFS and Year 1 for nine years with reading and other activities. We will all miss her in EYFS!
Creative Arts 2015
The Grand Finale
A massive thank you to everyone who set up the hall to show off all the fantastic 'Homework ' and 'Creative Arts'. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying the creativity of our children, parents and staff.
Even though the children woke up to a rainy, dull day. It hasn't dampened their enthusiasm for 'Creative Arts'. This is how we all got on today.
Some of our Year One children were able to extend their drawing and typing skills today.
Emily - "My favourite drawing was my owl!"
Harry - "I like my bat, it looks like it is flying."
Evie - "I liked drawing my nocturnal animals."
Summer is nearly upon us, so we felt a 'Water Safety Assembly' was just what the children needed. The team talked about what the dangers were and how to keep themselves safe, in and near water. Some children were chosen to dress up as lifeguards and coastguards. They learnt how lifeguards look after us on the beaches and what all the different flags mean.
Ed Griffiths(Senior Sports Coach) and Aaron Linwood (Apprentice Coach) from the Tigers Sport and Education Trust have been coming into school to work with the Year 1/2 children. They have been developing the ABC's of fundamental movement (Ability, Balance and Co-ordination) through fun and engaging games inline with the National Curriculum guidelines.
Amelia: "I came first in my class in the Easter Egg Competition and I felt proud!"
Abbie: "I made Candy Land and I worked really hard. I won an Milky Bar Easter Egg!"
A massive congratulations to the 338 children who have been always this half term. Mr Woodruff, our Chair of Governors presented 305 Always Certificates yesterday to those who have been 'Always' for the full term.
Today a total eclipse occurred over the Northern Regions of Europe and the Arctic. We couldn't let the event pass without letting the children experience this by watching it online and learning all about it during assembly and class time.
Wow you are all truly amazing! Mrs Dearing has just finished counting and we have raised an amazing £446.55. All the money raised for Red Nose Day is spent by Comic Relief to transform the lives of millions of people, both at home in the UK and across Africa.
Our new head got into the spirit of the day and had her 'Face Made Funny For Money' by our Year 5 and 6 children during assembly.
The message in our assembly today was 'It's Never Too Late'. The children thoroughly enjoyed the story of Jairus and his daughter. Thank you Mr & Mrs Gray!
A massive thank you to all the parents, children and staff who attended our 'Learning Morning'. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!