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Gamston Church of England Primary School

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Hillary Class

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Special Mentions - week ending 20 July 2018

Special Mentions - week ending 13 July 2018


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.

Miss Weselby


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

Day Three of Go Wild Challenge!

Today we had a lovely challenge, the children collected lovely leaves and flowers and decorated some beautiful crowns. We think they look stunning.

Day two of our Go Wild Challenge!

Today the children went on a scavenger hunt and found four natural objects to use in the maths lesson to order in height from shortest to tallest.

Day one of our Go Wild Challenge!


Today for our first day of our Go Wild Challenge we did an outside obstacle course and set up a hedgehog home, we are hoping to find a hedgehog soon in the new house.

Incredible Insect Day!

What a wonderful day we had celebrating our incredible insect day.

Perfect patterns


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.

Marvellous Measures


This afternoon the children really enjoyed investigating longer, shorter and taller using meter sticks.

Super shadows

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.

Kings Day


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.

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.

Thank you

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.

Thank you

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!

Beautiful artwork

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.

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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.