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A Few Numbers For You...
I thought I would start this week’s blog with a few numbers especially as we are having a whole school focus on Maths at the moment. This is the 59th blog I have written since joining Whitehill; I hope you have found them of use and dare I say slightly interesting!? The Year 6s have 36½ teaching days to go until they do their SATs tests; plenty of time to check those final details. We have just under 17 weeks left until the end of this academic year; there is still so much to fit in! Anyway, I hope you had a good half term break. I have chatted with many of you about your week and it is clear that some have had a more a successful week than others. I have already been visited by several pupils from all year groups showing me some of their recent achievements; a great p...
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Quiz Club Competition

The winners of this round of Quiz Club was one of our very own "home grown Whitehill teams". The next round will take place later in the year ( date and venue TBA).

It was neck and neck right to the end... With three questions to go, the 3 lead teams had only 5 points difference between them. Steady and strategic play payed off for the winners in the end.

Quiz Club delivers exciting quizes nationwide and is the largest host of inter-school quiz competitions. The general knowledge of the children was outstanding and equally their team work and strategic thinking really shone through.

 

Well done to all  8 teams who competed today. We have uploaded some pictures onto our gallery for you to enjoy 

 

Best wishes 

Mrs. Pearce 

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Halfway through the year!
So we have reached the halfway point of another school year. A year that has already seen the pupils achieve so much and progress in all aspects of their work. The increase in length of these weekly blogs is indicative of the amount we are doing each week. The week kicked off with another very successful Friends’ event; a movie night. You will have read in this week’s newsletter that this, combined with the Quiz Night on Friday has raised well over £1000 for school funds. Thank you as always to the team of parents who give up their time to support both Highbury and Whitehill. I mentioned in the newsletter the big event coming up on Saturday 16th May. I know Mrs Lounas would appreciate any support you can offer in helping make our Circus day as successful as possible. I...
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Listen to us project
 Whitehill's musical talents lead by Mrs. Walton are now embarking into the worldwide arena with the "listen to us" project.  The project is to record our voices and send in our recordings, some photos and video footage. This will then be mixed onto a backing track with voices sent from schools around the world to make a fully international sound recording and video. Many IPC schools take part. Howard Jones (1980's pop star) is involved in writing and also editing the track. The recording has to be done with the backing track being fed through headphones, as only the voices can be recorded and sent off - learning how to do this and still sing in time and tune is a skill in itself and needs rehearsal.  Please see below the embedded backing tracks. Later...
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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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