Reception Forest School

Reception went on a number hunt in the forest yesterday! 🌳 Despite the wet weather, the children wrapped up warm and eagerly scoured the surrounding woods for numbers up to 20! By working together, they eventually found all of the numbers and successfully ordered them on the forest floor. Look at how proud they all […]

Reception Forest School

Reception had so much fun up in the woods for their first time. The weather was lovely and perfect for exploring. We decided to create a collage for our topic at the moment, All about Me, using a variety of materials from the woods. We found leaves, acorns, stones, sticks, apples and feathers and we […]

Our new Year One! 

Our new Year One class have come back to school fantastically after a strange few months! It has been wonderful to share their smiles, hear their stories and find out about the summer holidays! This week they have been painting themselves looking carefully at their features, creating a growth mindset display writing goals that they’d […]

Police Dog Assembly

We were very lucky to have some special visitors in school yesterday. PCSO Andrew Bagnall arranged for his colleague Tim Moss to bring in 2 police dogs for us to meet. We met Henry and Cooper and found out that Cooper is famous as he is the first Staffie Police Dog – he is also […]

Mental Health workshop for Year Six

Year Six have been visited by a representative of ‘Mind’, a charity who help to support children’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Children took part in a variety of activities to develop awareness of this important issue and to help them understand how to deal with different emotions.  

Farewell to the inspirational, world’s tallest basketball player – Paul Sturgess

Paul Sturgess, the world’s tallest basketball player, has finished his visit to Hillside. He has inspired pupils to believe that each person can use their differences as an advantage and be successful if they’re prepared to work hard. He has delivered basketball workshops throughout the day and had photos with children. Here’s one of the […]

World’s tallest basketball player visits Hillside

Paul Sturgess, Britain’s tallest man, has visited Hillside today and shared his inspirational story. He talked about how having a growth mindset has helped him use his differences to drive him throughout his career as the world’s tallest basketball player and actor in a number of films, including Doctor Who, Fantastic Beasts and Avatar 2. […]