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12 February 2016 - 17:04
That’s it! We’re halfway through the school year. It’s been a slightly calmer week this week following on from all the excitement of Science and Computing Week and the pupils have all been engaged in various assessments and tasks at this midpoint in their year. We will now look carefully at the data, discuss the outcomes and be ready for the parent consultation evenings which are scheduled for the week commencing 21st March. Once again, we will have the online booking system live in a few weeks’ time. We started last weekend with another one of Mr and Mrs Partridge’s ‘Quiz Nights’ at Highbury School. It was a great evening and I’m pleased to say that Whitehill’s (rather depleted) staff team once again came second… from bottom! Not our finest result and I’m sure we will bounce back at the n...
Mrs Pearce
09 February 2016 - 14:53
Some of you may already know SID... For those of you who have not met SID - SID stands for Safer Internet Day  - Which falls today, Tuesday 9th February. The Herts County Council Education Website has a fantastic link to help parents navigate the minefield of the internet, especially staying safer online.  follow the URL to http://www.saferinternet.org.uk   Another site you may be interested in looking at is "ourpact.com" - This is the leading new parental control app, offering a vehichle of growth for young and inquistive growing minds. The journey of the internet is an exciting one, make the journey with them and ride along side with the help of this App... Available on Apple and soon on Android.   Happy SID 2016 Day.  ...
Headteacher
05 February 2016 - 15:47
What a week we’ve had! Having had Dr Emily Grossman in last Monday to launch our Science and Computing Week, this week has been a real success. I am sure you have seen lots photographs from the different activities on Twitter and it has been nonstop for the last five days. We kicked off on Monday morning with ‘Dr Neil’ who came to talk about the work of a ‘real life scientist’ and what type of things he gets up to at GSK where he works. For the rest of the day the pupils began the various activities which Mr Denney and Mrs Little had planned for them all to do. I popped over to the studio to see 4TB taking part in the robot races where they had to program the cars to negotiate a fiendishly difficult course. There were a number of different strategies used by the groups of pupils. On Tuesda...
Mrs Pearce
05 February 2016 - 13:02
In 3SH  we have been doing the National Birdwatch.  We all really enjoyed it.  We were really successful and weren’t noisy (well , kind of!).  We saw loads of blackbirds.  Did you know that robins like being territorial? In English we have continued reading The Great Kapok Tree.  We think it is a great book.  It’s about two men cutting down a kapok tree and the animals trying to save it. We have been learning about exchanging, column addition and square numbers.  It’s very tricky. Most people are getting there. In assembly, a real scientist called Dr Emily Grossman came and taught us some amazing facts about science.   She also told us about what she does. Dr Emily gave us some quizzes that we had to answer. The experiments that she did bl...
Mrs Pearce
05 February 2016 - 13:01
In 3SW we have been learning about the rainforest in our topic work. We have been drawing pictures of the rainforest for our rainforest folders. We have also done the National Birdwatch. We found a lot of birds with all the bird seed we put out. We found starlings, blue tits, and house sparrows and lots of other birds - all different types. We recorded this information on a piece of paper with all of the birds with numbers up to ten on them. We circled one if we found one bird. We circled two if we found that type of bird, but two of them together. Dr Emily Grossman came in to our school and did lots of really cool experiments. She told us some amazing facts about every single thing. She showed us how if things are the same shape, if you were to drop them, they would both land on the flo...

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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.

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Mr Steve Mills
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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.’

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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