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It is Friday and so technically I should be writing something for our website; but then again, it is still our holiday and so I wouldn’t normally have anything to share with you. However, we have had such a news-filled two weeks that I thought I would share some of this with you now to save next Friday’s blog becoming longer than ‘War and Peace’ – something my dad says already! We have been very lucky of late with our mentions in the Comet newspaper and I am extremely grateful to one reporter in particular who recognises the work we do and the many successes of our pupils. He appreciates the ‘progressive’ nature of many of our activities and opportunities and rightly considers them to be newsworthy. During the first week of the holiday we had a photo story printed rela...
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"If Music Be the Food of Love..."
Although this has been a shorter week as we end the Spring Term, it has, of course, been just as busy! We are certainly going to need a break and although we have finished later than some other local authorities, just think, when they go back to school we will still have a week to go. I opened up the school on Saturday morning to get ready for the End of Season ‘A’ Team Netball Rally. It wasn’t the warmest morning we have had in school and it had rained overnight but the courts were fine and by 9.00am there were 11 teams ready to take part in the tournament. I didn’t get to see much netball during the morning as I had been given the very important job (or that’s what  they told me) of recording the scores and keeping time but I did get away from my desk a few time...
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4TB Class Blog

4TB’s amazing week

In maths we have been looking at problem solving and RUCSAC to help us solve problems.  We have also been learning about fractions.

On Wednesday we painted Caliban masks and they look amazing.  They were brown, black, green, blue and red.       We did a trial for Prospero from The Tempest to see if he had treated Caliban unfairly.  Prospero won.

We also went to the library and found clues to the story The Missing Headteacher.  We had to try and find the missing words.

This week we won class of the week.

By Molly and Ella B-P

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4CB Class Blog

Last week we had an assembly on the solareclipse. We watched the partial eclipse on Friday.

On Thursday we had half an hour in the library.   There was a library treasure hunt session when we looked in books for clues to help us finish our stories. Our stories were called The Mystery of the Missing Headteacher.  We had to follow clues.

This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. In fractions we have been doing greater than and less than sums. Here is one for you: 1/4 > 1/34   True or false?

We have been dressing up in our costumes for our play: Macbeth (some of us looked very funny).

 

 

 

Answer: True

By Isabel Keegan and Matthew Gee

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Sue Palmer Testimony

December 2014spt

Website: www.suepalmer.co.uk

'I spent a delightful day at Whitehill School in November 2014, doing grammar with the children.
They were a joy to teach - very focussed and keen to answer questions - and it was clear that their teachers encourage a real interest in language, something that's often sadly lacking in primary children I meet.  It was clear from everything about the school (the corridor and classroom displays, the play areas, the clubs going on at lunchtime, the smooth-running administration and, above all, the teachers' cheerfulness and enthusiasm) that Whitehill is a really happy school, providing the sort of 'broad and balanced curriculum' that's exciting for everyone involved and turns children into committed lifelong learners.  It's always splendid to find such schools in the current educational climate, where there's immense external pressure to concentrate on a narrow tests-and-targets agenda, at the expense of other important (but probably immeasurable) aspects of primary education.  I'm sure that the Whitehill children I met will do well in national tests, but they're also lucky enough to be spending their childhood in a vibrant educational environment which, in the long run, will enrich their lives and further their careers much more than test scores.’

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Welcome To Our Website

Welcome to the Whitehill Junior School website. I hope that our site will not only give you a flavour of the ethos and expectations of our school, but will also highlight many of the amazing opportunities that the pupils at Whitehill will be offered in their four years with us.

These are very exciting times for everyone associated with Whitehill as we look to build upon its many previous successes. The school has a reputation for developing its pupils as ‘learners’ through the extensive range of activities  they experience in the classroom  coupled with our extra-curricular enrichment  programme. Education is all about the process rather than an end product and at Whitehill we aim to nourish and maintain that natural drive and curiosity whilst striving to help them achieve their true potential.

A successful working partnership between home and school is essential in order to support your child in their education. To this end, communication is a key factor in ensuring  your child has a successful journey. As well as this website, parents are able to receive latest updates via our Twitter feed and also regular newsletters. This, however, cannot replace the face to face contact and dialogue that is actively encouraged between pupils, staff and parents.

If you would like to visit the school we are all very proud of, and see our community in action, one of our pupil ambassadors would be delighted to give you a guided tour. Please approach the school office for further details.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. In the meantime, I look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.

Mr Steve Mills
Headteacher

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Whitehill Junior School
Whitehill Road,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG4 9HT
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01462 621313
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Since we cannot know what is needed in the future we cannot teach it in advance. Schools need to turn out children who love learning so much they can learn whatever needs to be learnt.
- John Holt

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