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27 November 2015 - 12:26
It took a while but I finally managed to catch up on my sleep by about Tuesday of this week. The reason? The fantastic Year 5 ‘Science Sleepover’ we had last Friday night. Dr Christie and Mr Denney had arranged a wonderful evening of space-themed activities with visiting speakers, competitions and more importantly, pizza! The pupils worked so well together and were clearly very excited by the whole night. As you may have seen, we did make the Comet again with a write-up of the event. The only slight scare was the snow on the following morning as we were very concerned we may have to keep the 56 pupils for another night. By 8.30am, however, having had a very nice continental breakfast, the pupils were collected and it was time to go home for a rest… Did I say ‘home for a rest?’ How silly! I...
Mrs Pearce
26 November 2015 - 19:43
5AC: A new week, a new blog In Science we went on a school trip to The National Space Centre and all of us learnt something. I (Joe) was in Dr. Christie’s group and Katie was in Mrs Bowers’ group. We had a two minute silence at 11:00 to remember the soldiers who died for us. After our two minutes silence, we went into Sir Patrick Moore’s planetarium. The start was inside the human body where we got sucked into unknown pink organisms and a bit later we were above Earth. Scary! It was very interesting especially seeing what happened to Chad. In Maths we have been doing short division; it is hard at first but when you get the hang of it it’s easy. Once we got that we moved on to long division or chunking. We are moving on to something else tomorrow (Wednesday). On Friday we had a Year 5 sleep...
Mrs Pearce
26 November 2015 - 19:40
5GD`S WEEK Special events On Wednesday Year 5 went to the National Space Centre. There was a planetarium inside where we watched a half hour long film called Astronaut. The film is projected all around and, when a scene in space is shown, you feel like you are floating in space. Outside the planetarium, there was the tranquillity base, the planets, the cargo bay and the rocket. It was awesome. In the same week, we had an author named Billy Bob Buttons (his author name) come to visit us. He talked about how he got ideas for his books. He also read part of one of his new book to us. His books are great and I recommend them. On Friday Year 5 had a sleepover at school. First we had a talk about the Mars rover, then we made our own Mars rovers out of K’nex. Next we had pizza for tea. After...
Mrs Pearce
26 November 2015 - 19:38
This week in 6CB we have been very busy. We were given a homework sheet to plan an art and history box. We each chose what we think is the most important event in British history. Then we had to collect facts, pictures and quotes about our event. We are all very excited about starting our project in the afternoon and finding more to make it extra interesting! I did the African American slave trade. I found out that although slavery was abolished in 1808, it continued in many areas of America. In 1831, there was a mass slave revolt in Virginia, led by a man called Nat Turner. In maths we have been looking at converting fractions into decimals and percentages. We have also been simplifying fractions to their lowest form. For example, we were given 86% and told to make it a decimal and a frac...
Mrs Pearce
26 November 2015 - 19:35
This year is nearly at an end…meaning Christmas. Because of this happening, it’s nearly our 2 week break creating a VERY busy week. Outside, people from Hitchin Girls’ School came to teach us about athletics. We did activities designed around running like relays and timed sprints. Overall it was an amazing experience and we thank the teachers very much. Moving along in science, we researched the Greek philosopher Aristotle and his outlook on politics and life using the internet while recording facts in our science books. He is a very interesting man and we recommend you look into it as well. In maths we were learning about ordering fractions by finding the lowest common multiple. E.G 80/100, 40/50 then to the lowest common multiple: 4/5. We also did ‘The Great Library Mystery’: a fun activ...

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December 2014spt


'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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