Year 6 trip to Caythorpe – Day 4

Last day…
more climbing, buggy building, flying trapeze and quad biking.
Lots of children got personal bests and challenged themselves.
After tea, campfire, singing and dancing and toasted marshmallows!
Time to start packing and saying goodbye.

Short inspection of Hillside Avenue Primary June 2019

I am very pleased to inform you that our Ofsted short inspection report is now live and that the school retains its good judgement.

The Inspector found much to celebrate in our school where “pupils and staff work together happily” namely:

  • overall good achievement in core subjects, especially Reading
  • more pupils now achieving the higher standard in Reading and Maths
  • a wide range of extra curricular activities available
  • wide-ranging music provision, this being a particular strength of the school

The priorities the Inspector identified for improvement are those we were already aware of and these form part of the future school improvement and development plan.

I am proud to leave the school in such a positive position for my successor, Mr Phoenix, to take over the helm.

I must extend my personal thanks, along with those of the Governors, to all the Hillside staff for everything they do to make our school a place where “everyone will grow to be the best they can be.”

Please do have a look at the full report by clicking here.

Kind Regards
Anita Gutteridge

Year 6 trip to Caythorpe – Day 1

All happy and healthy. All settled in their tents and some even showered before football in pyjamas.
Probably the shortest night of the year…
Looking forward to busy day of extreme activity tomorrow (and more sleep)

Year 6 – First Half of the Summer Term

After all our hard work during SATs, year 6 visited Crucial Crew at The Space in Sprowston.  This is an interactive safety iniative aimed at 10 – 11 year olds. It comprised of eight theatre-style sets that recreated situations of crime and danger. The idea is to raise awareness of what they can do to increase their own and others safety.

In class we have discussed the visit and produced an information leaflet highlighting the myths and facts about drugs and alcohol.

Nursery – First Half of the Summer Term

We started the new term off by thinking about growing things. We planted cress, beans and sunflowers. We have planted the sunflowers in the Nursery garden so we can watch them grow. We talked about the things a plant needs to grown and read lots of stories about growing, such as The Tiny Seed, Jasper’s Beanstalk and Eddie’s Garden. We also read the books Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Oliver’s Vegetables. We made our own fruit salads, trying some new fruits along the way. Some we liked and some we didn’t; lots of us weren’t too sure about the taste of lime! We also made our own wraps, thinking about making healthy choices and trying to include lots of vegetables. After talking about healthy eating we then thought about other ways to stay healthy. We talked about keeping our teeth healthy, getting lots of sleep and doing exercise. We all loved trying out some new exercises in the garden and also in P.E. We found out how our bodies change as we exercise; listening to our breathing and feeling our hearts beating faster. We finished off this half term thinking about animals and going on a trip to Thrigby Hall to see them in real life. Everyone enjoyed seeing the animals and spending time with their friends.