Be the Best that you can Be
Hello and welcome to Hillary Class. We look forward to welcoming the new children to our setting to join the current FS1 children. We are really excited about getting to know you and your child over the year as their learning journey begins. As the Class teacher I will be available before and after School if you have any queries or questions. Mrs Morris is our wonderful Teaching Assistant working along side us too. Every Thursday Morning Mrs Burdell will be covering Hillary Class teaching PE and Science with the full support of Mrs Morris.
We will very soon be giving all of the children in Hillary Class a reading book and reading diary, also a story book for you to share with your child at home. In Hillary Class we listen to the children read at least twice a week, therefore your child will need their reading books and reading diaries with them at school every day. Please ensure that you listen to your child read at least three times a week at home to ensure that your child becomes familiar with their reading books and becomes a confident reader.
The children will also need their PE kits with them all week, they will need to bring it to School with them on a Monday and take them home again on a Friday. Please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled as we can not take responsibility for lost property.
We encourage the children to drink water throughout the day, please feel free to send your child in with a water bottle and a pair of wellingtons too for our outdoor activities.
Thank you Miss Weselby and Mrs Morris
This afternoon in Hillary Class the children have really enjoyed using chalks to draw beautiful patterns, we think they look amazing.
A Super Sunny day
What a super day we have had in the sunshine, the children have been busy exploring capacity in the water tray, dressing up and looking at patterns in the paint area.
This afternoon the children really enjoyed investigating longer, shorter and taller using meter sticks.
Wow what a wonderful day we have had in Hillary Class, the children asked "what are the things following us around in the sunshine?" We explored how our shadows followed us around in the sunshine and how they altered in the shade. We drew around the children's shadows and explored how they changed during the day and why their shadows changed.
On Friday we celebrated Kings Day, this day is a special day in the Netherlands and celebrates the Kings Birthday. We wore orange clothes and Lizzy brought in some clogs for us to look at and taught us some words in Dutch. We watched some videos of Kings Day and the children tried some stroop wafles. What a wonderful day we had!
St George's Day
We have had a wonderful day in Hillary Class, the children learnt about who St George is and did some wonderful independent writing about this story. The children also made their own St Georges day card and made a lovely dragon craft. We dressed in red and white and enjoyed some yummy cakes too.
A fantastic first week back in Hillary Class
What an amazing week we have had in Hillary Class, lots of learning based around our new spring topic and super engagement.
Beautiful art work
Look at the wonderful observational drawings of daffodils that the children drew and then used either water colour paints or pastels to add colour to their beautiful pictures.
A beautiful spring day
Today we went on a spring walk to look for signs of spring. The children had a super, sunny time exploring outside.
What a super first day back the children have had in Hillary Class, so much learning and wonderful engagement.
Our Wonderful Easter Craft night
A very big thank you to all of the wonderful children in Hillary who stayed for our after school Easter craft club. We made different Easter crafts and enjoyed eating Easter cakes.
We had a super time making chocolate Easter cakes in Hillary Class, then the children have written some super instructions in Literacy about how to make the cakes.
Easter egg decorating
We read the story One Golden Egg in Class today and then the children chose different resources to use to decorate their own Easter eggs. We think they look magnificent.
Enjoying some spring sunshine
The children in Hillary Class have really enjoyed exploring outside today in the sunshine.
Super Sports Relief Day
The children in Hillary Class have had a super morning, they ran, skipped, walked and jumped 6 laps of the field with Bannister Class and then we had a wonderful PE session.
A very big thank you to Rowan's Mummy for sharing a story with the children in Hillary Class. The children really enjoyed listening to Herman's Letter.
Fairy tale Castles
This afternoon the children in Hillary Class worked in partners to build fairy tale castles. Look at how wonderful and full of detail they are. The children added ribbon, bricks and beads to their super constructions.
A very big thank you to Lizzy's Daddy for coming in this morning and reading The Smartest Giant in Town to Hillary Class. The children really enjoyed this experience and found the story very funny!
Look at the beautiful paintings that the children in Hillary Class have painted of their favourite Fairy tales.
A Fantastic Morning
Wow, what a fantastic morning the children had in Hillary a huge thank you to all of the parents for coming in and joining us for our reading and writing session. We had an amazing time and the joint fairy tales are super.
We would just like to say a huge thank you to Darwin's Daddy and Lizzie and Louisa's Mummy for coming in to visit Hillary Class and sharing a story with us. The children loved it and it was a wonderful experience for them to hear a story from a different grown up. We would love more parents to come and visit our class thank you.
World Book Day
Look at how wonderful the children in Hillary Class looked for World Book Day.
A Wonderful Winter Day
We had a super winter day in Hillary Class. The children enjoyed investigating ice and observed it freezing and melting, they learnt about igloos and used the construction resources to build some. They created some beautiful snowflake art work and were very interested in learning about the Northern Lights and producing some beautiful pictures too.
The children in Hillary Class are always so busy learning we hope you enjoy the photographs of the amazing children busy exploring and learning.
A Wonderful, Winter Wellington Walk
This morning we had a wonderful winter walk. We observed the changes from our autumn walk and spoke about how we could tell it is winter. The children enjoyed looking at the crunchy, icy puddles and talking about why there was ice.
What a super afternoon the children in Hillary have had. We played some really fun party games, had some lovely party food and a special visitor came to see us!