4CW Update End of the first half term,,,
Well we are just about to finish out first half term. Firstly, I am sorry that it has taking me this long to update the blog with all your children's different achievements. It has been a very busy but fun term. Full of lots of different activities. I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures. I will try to be much more frequent with updates next half term which, promises to be just as hectic as our first.
Goodbye for now.
The Great British Bake Off
On Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th, sixteen children took part in baking for three days. On Monday, the children were part of the Signature Challenge, Tuesday, the technical challenge and Wednesday, the show-stopper challenge, where we held a British tea party.
Take a look at our photos...
Year 3 Trip to Dalby Forest
Well the day begun well. Just one late starter but they made it to the coach on time. Yeah!
84 children and 19 adults were soon on their way. 50 minutes in, on Coach A, the sick bucket was needed - well done to Mrs Sorenson-Jones (a nurse in the making)!
Group A began their adventures shelter building while Group B tested their map reading skills, skillfully navigating the forest and seeking out clues as they went.
Lunch time for some meant sitting at picnic tables out in the open, however for the others it had to be the inside of the coach for them as the heavens opened.
We waited for a short while to see if it would pass. Alas it was not to be. The rain had set in for the afternoon. The den building for Group B sadly became unsafe and the orienteering for Group A would have been like swimming in the ocean!
All that was left was for us to revist the Visitor's Centre and then make our way back to school slightly earlier than planned.
Both children and staff loved the experience despite the rain!
Wow, what a fantastic set of builders we had ! A tremendous time was had by all who managed to build a shelter. Our rain makers also took great delight in seeing if our shelters were waterproof. I don't think anyone came off too badly! The children worked well together, fetching and carrying until 8 shelters had been built to a very satisfactory standard. Its a shame Group 2 didn't manage to build theirs.
Year 3 and 4
Children have received guidance from the NSPCC, when they attended an assembly, where they were informed about how important a child’s voice is and that they have a right to feel safe. All were set a maths challenge that they could take home and be sponsored to perform this, all money collected will then be used towards the continued work that is carried out to support young people through education and free helplines. Many thank to those who took part. If anyone still wishing to donate please hand money into the office before the end of half term.
Year 3 and 4
This half term has been a busy one with everyone settling into their new classes. But we have taken time to support our local community just as our school name suggests. The year 3 and 4 pupils have performed their Harvest Festival to parents and carers with a twist on the traditional, inspired by our Autumn term topic The Alps, there was a sound of music inspired performance with the children and staff even trying their hands at yodelling!!! The celebration was greatly attended but did have a serious side as well as the pupils have been collecting and will continue to collect food items that will be donated to Hornsea food bank. Mr Twigg attended the Harvest festival along with his ‘shopping lists’ to remind us all about the importance of supporting our local charity and foods that are presently in high demand.
School Games Mark!
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Gold award for the previous year (2016-17) and we are one of two schools in our area to have the opportunity to apply for a Platinum award as we have had Gold 5 years in a row! What a great achievement! This shows the amount of Sport and events that take place in school and how many great opportunities our children have! Results to follow!
New football kit!
We have just received a letter informing us that Tigers Trust have nominated us to receive a free football kit from the Premier League Players Kit Scheme. What fantastic news and we greatly appreciate the nomination from Tigers Trust! We will be ordering these shortly, photographs to be on the website following delivery!
Hockey - Tuesday 10th October
Five children from Years 5 and 6 competed in a Hockey competition at Hornsea Leisure Centre. The children were extremely well behaved and played to the best of their ability. They made the school proud and enjoyed themselves.
We currently do not have a Hockey coach in school but are looking for one to start up a new Hockey club. If anyone knows of anybody, please get in touch with Miss Cox or Miss Reed, thank you!
So far the children are thoroughly enjoying their sessions with Tigers Trust, which take place every Friday afternoon. Each class will have three sessions each with the coaches (please see letter emailed home with specific dates). This is a great opportunity for both students and staff and we value the experience.
Cross Country- 28th September 2017
What a fantastic start to the competition season!
It was great to see so many children participating across all year groups (year 1-6).
HCPS did really well and we have now got three teams going through to the final, plus many other individual runners.
A huge congratulations to all who took part!
RCF - 17.10.17
Look at our amazing counting!
RCF - 17.10.17
The children in RCF have been learning about Harvest time. As a special treat, the children were given the opportunity to taste some very delicious vegetable soup.
Sensory Garden Project
The Rotary club are leading project to design, fund and create a sensory garden in Hall Garth Park. 6 girls from Year Six met with Angus and Trish from the Rotary Club and Ashley from the town council to present their ideas following on from their initial meetings back in July. The girls worked in pairs to create a short pitch to present today. All three guests were very impressed with the girls and have decided to ask all 6 of them to work together to create a five minute presentation to deliver to the council asking for their support and permission.
KS2 are KEEN about Choir!
KS2 choir has started early this year due to very keen children. We have had a record number of children who have joined choir this year. A whopping 82 children! We have some very exciting things lined up for the children this year. WATCH THIS SPACE!
School Council - Sept 2017
Each class have elected their school council member for this academic year. The KS2 classes held an election, each candidate hoping to represent their class had to give a short speech explaining why they wanted to represent their class. The children then had an anonymous vote. To find out more about our school council please visit out School Council page.
"Faith in Art Day" 15.5.17
Art is one way of trying to express the inexpressible, using not words, but the language of line, colour, shape and texture. Because art often captures what words cannot, it has been a powerful medium for conveying spiritual ideas for centuries. But what makes a work of art religious? The children at HCPS were invited to find out with some amazing results ...
Let's Learn Together Drop In Morning - Wednesday 24th May 8.45 - 9.45am
All parents and carers are invited to "drop in" to their child's class at 8.45 - 9.45 am on Wednesday 24th May to experience a variety of maths, reading and phonics activities with the children. There will also be the opportunity in the session to talk to the class teacher about the ways in which you can support your child's learning at home. Your children will love the chance to impress you with their learning and show you around their working classroom. We really hope you can make it!
KS1 Easter Celebration Assembly
The children from Year 1 and 2 performed a variety of songs and poems for parents and carers at their Easter Celebration Assembly. In addition, they recited Easter facts and told some Easter jokes. The assemblies were very well attended and 92 families filled in feedback "speech bubbles" to show their appreciation. . Please see the parent feedback page for details of what they had to say...
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!