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Shapes, Singing and Submissions!
As another action packed week at Whitehill draws to a close, I can once again reflect on all that we have managed to achieve in the last five days and keep my fingers crossed the snow which is wreaking havoc in the north of the country doesn’t drift south – sorry if you are a fan of the white stuff! My week got off to a fantastic start when I had the pleasure of teaching 6KH for the day on Monday. In Maths we looked at some geometry and properties of shape which included some origami. As a group, they coped really well with some difficult concepts and all managed to produce a truncated tetrahedron with some combining their polyhedra to make an icosahedron. In English we had a go at writing a submission for the David Walliams competition which you might have seen on the...
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Out and About
This week started bright and early on Monday morning as I accompanied the Science Quiz Team to the Regional Finals in Chelmsford, Essex. We met just before 7.30am and set off in convoy for the venue with all the pupils practising questions en route. The competing team was Emma (year 5), Philip (year 5), Louis (year 6) and William (year 6). They were accompanied by Jake (year 5) and Oliver (year 5) who were members of our other team in the previous round. Quite rightly, they were invited to come along to cheer their peers on. It was a great event and we were very unlucky not to win, having been in the lead all the way to the penultimate question. Well done to everyone involved, you represented the school perfectly as always! Thanks also to Mrs Morley for coming along to ...
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Lunch At The Lords!
My week started with a very productive meeting last Monday with Mrs Avey and the Chairs of our Friends Association, Mrs Lounas and Mrs Howarth. We used this time to look at the events which were provisionally booked for the remainder of the year and what else could be offered. There have been changes – some very exciting changes – and these will be announced shortly in a Friends’ Association newsletter. You may or may not be aware that we will have building works starting soon to replace the mobile we have on the playground and this will have an impact some of the events currently pencilled in. I don’t want to steal their thunder, but it would be worth keeping Saturday 16th May free! It sounds like it is going to be a fantastic event! The Friends’ Association do a fant...
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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! The holiday seems a distant memory now, but it was certainly an enjoyable break and one where I could enjoy time with the family, trips to Manchester City and teaching my son to drive! Onset of grey hair might be a little quicker as a result of several of these activities. I hope all of you managed to get some quality family time and were able to enjoy the festive break. It was lovely to welcome the pupils back on Monday and I am convinced they have all grown several inches. My assembly on Monday morning looked at ‘fresh starts’ and focused on the idea that at this time of the year, when many people make New Year’s Resolutions, we can put aside things which might have been an issue for us in the past and begin again. This ties in with one of my beliefs...
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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

Our Location

Our Address:
Whitehill Junior School
Whitehill Road,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG4 9HT
Telephone:
01462 621313
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01462 621311
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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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