Whitehill Junior School Blogs

Authors for Grenfell

Everywhere you looked around Whitehill this week were posters trying to capture the attention of the pupils and staff and designed to win the most votes at this week’s Head Boy and Head Girls Elections. The Year 6s who stood for election have all done a wonderful job and worked really hard to show they were the right person for the positions. They all presented to the rest of the school on Thursday morning in a special assembly; highlighting what it was they stood for and why they deserved the post. Each candidate then had a five-minute chat with me and a governor to answer a couple more questions about the role. The vote was exceptionally close and the outcome checked several times. With these positions decided, I locked the staff in a room after school until we were able to allocate the other positions of responsibility for each of the Houses. Our new Year 6s are an amazing group of pupils and therefore this was an extremely difficult process but we got there in the end.

Well done to the following who I am sure will be brilliant in their new roles.

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An Impressive Start!

Happy New (School) Year to you all!

This is the first blog of our new academic year and for those who are new to them, it is my way of keeping you informed of everything going on in Whitehill each week and also giving you the ‘heads up’ as to what we can look forward to for the coming week. They go live on the website every Friday – I haven’t missed a week since starting in 2013 – and I will also send a link via twitter and School Comms. I hope you enjoy them.

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Truly Inspirational!

We’ve made it! The end of another year at Whitehill. Another incredible year which has seen some wonderful achievements. I hope you have kept up to date with them all by following us on Twitter and reading these weekly blogs. This happens to be blog number 169 that marks the end of four years; the four years which today’s Year 6 leavers have been at Whitehill.

Keeping going until the very end, there has been quite a lot of sport this week starting on Monday with a Rounders competition which we hosted. As a few schools had pulled out, we were able to put two teams in the tournament and were obviously delighted when we finished first and second. Well done to all our players, you played very well indeed. Not quite up to the standard of the staff team… but you’re getting there!

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6TB Class Blog

On Monday we rehearsed all day; we also did the same on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon we were given the option to either go outside or do P.E or to stay inside and make costumes for the production. The people who stayed inside worked on paper beads to decorate the costumes. 

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6CB Class Blog

In English we have been writing thank you letters to the staff that ran Chateau Beaumont. Chateau Beaumont was the place that we stayed while some of us were on a trip to France. The people who did not go to France wrote letters to the teachers who organised the activities in England.

Most of the time, we have been rehearsing for the upcoming end of year production, which is the Prince of Pride Rock. Another thing that is taking quite a lot of time is spent on making the costumes because the dress rehearsal in front of the rest of the school is only days away and not all of the costumes are ready yet. Mrs Bailey showed us a way of making African-looking beads from old magazines. We are making these beads and stringing them together to make bracelets that the mandrills will wear. Jack is a giraffe in the production and he has got an amazing head piece that is about three feet high but he has got to concentrate very hard to stop it falling off his head.  Ishav is a wildebeest and he has two horns tied on to his head.  It looks epic but his costume is hot and stuffy because there is thick fur around his neck.

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