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26 May 2016 - 14:04
It was another shorter week this week as we reached the final half term break of the school year. Although the staff are in the middle of two INSET days, the pupils finished on Wednesday afternoon after a wonderful afternoon of netball. Once again this week, I ventured out to the school pond with a few Year 4 pupils particularly interested in the wildlife around this area. We looked in the pond to see what we could see and also looked around the pond as there was a lot going on there too. The tadpoles are growing well and it was great to see several newts swimming around between the plants. We were also very excited to see the fish which had been hiding from us last week. All our fish are named and the Year 4s are becoming quite expert in identifying which is which. With no Friday Achiever...
Headteacher
20 May 2016 - 13:50
We’ve come to the end of another busy and very productive week for staff and pupils at Whitehill. A week where I have seen some wonderful work across all four year groups and have handed out several, well-deserved, Head’s Awards to classes and individuals. On Monday my assembly was an opportunity to launch our EU Referendum work and give the pupils an overview of the key ideas. Mrs Beresford is working with Dr Christie on providing some more in-depth information to those pupils who will be presenting to the rest of the school. We are having our voting day on Tuesday 21st June; two days before the main event. We also had presentations from our two mini business club groups who have been working hard with Mrs Hon on preparing their goods to sell in school. This week’s sale went very well ind...
Mrs Pearce
18 May 2016 - 21:21
3SH On Friday we went outside and picked roots of daisies. Nia picked a massive root out of the ground that had about 6 daisies on it.  We put the roots into jugs and left them for a few days.  When we looked at them again, they had shrivelled up because they didn’t have access to the soil.  We learnt plants need soil, water and sunlight to grow.  Last Tuesday Miss Longley left.  She is going to a school in St Albans.  Miss Longley brought in little preps.  Preps are preposition chicks.  They help us to remember prepositions.  Miss Longley was a very good teacher and she was fun.  Dillon and I made her a card and the class made her a card.  We learnt about prepositions.  Prepositions are words like ‘on’, ‘under’ and ‘opposite’.&...
Mrs Pearce
18 May 2016 - 21:17
3SW This week we needed to be very quiet because it was SATs week - the year six were working. On Monday we were very loud and Mrs Walton had to come and tell us to be quiet three times. Maths In Maths we did takeaway, adding, division and multiplication. Our class assembly We have been doing 3SW class assembly. It is do with the rainforest, chocolate and the chocolate trading game (it was very stressful). We have been practising all week. English with Mrs Burnistion We have been doing prepositions. Prepositions tell you where things are such as The pen is on the table. The bird is on the branch. We were looking at pictures and making up prepositions by looking at the picture.     Isobel & James ...
Mrs Pearce
18 May 2016 - 21:14
4AL English In English we have been doing adverbs and rearranging sentences e.g. The brown dog was sleeping loudly. Changed to: Loudly, the brown dog was sleeping. You would want to rearrange a sentence because it emphasises how the dog was sleeping. We have also been doing lots of fantasy writing. We watched the end of the first Harry Potter film because a few weeks ago we went to Harry Potter world and wanted to do something related to it. Maths In maths we have been doing coordinates, moving shapes around a grid to find the coordinate of where it was then and plotting Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson.   By Shifa and Emma...

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'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.
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