Year 5 had the amazing opportunity to go on a residential to Burwardsley. They had an excellent Ancient Greek adventure.
This afternoon, year 6 had heaps of fun designing and creating their own rockets! They had to think carefully about the design and how air pressure and air resistance might affect how far their rocket travelled.
The best part was obviously setting them off!
It is our first week back at school and we are so pleased to see all of the children, it has been so long!
To celebrate our first week back we are enjoying a healthy week. This is going to include many different exciting workshops, events and most importantly, knowledge! Take a look at our first week...
Year 4 enjoyed the morning in our forest school. They have learnt many different skills and had lots of fun.
Year 1 have been making bread. I am not sure if some of those bread rolls are from a shop, they look so professionally made!
Year 5 went to Pizza Express. During their visit they learnt all about healthy foods and even got to make a pizza, from scratch! Apparently, they were very tasty.
Year 6 set off on their residential . They are going to Anglesey for three days where they will:
Create some stunning art,
Perform some imaginative drama,
Go climbing as a team!
This doesn't include all of the fun they will be having between their activities. Enjoy every second Year 6.
We, at Hillside, enjoyed a fantastic piano concert today. All of the children that were involved played beautifully and we couldn't be prouder of their progress. What a performance!
Chester Zoo came to visit us today. They came to discuss the importance of recycling and how we can help! We all learnt a lot about what we can do to keep Earth healthy. Thanks Chester Zoo!
Years 5 and 6 went to the Maritime Museum in Liverpool. They learnt all about slavery: past and present. We are very proud of Years 5 and 6 for being so respectful and showing empathy for those who have and are suffering this horrific life.
We have had a fantastic week of learning all about Buddhism. To enhance our learning and understanding we walked to the Buddhist Centre. It was really interesting and we learnt a lot about how Buddhists worship, what a Buddhist monk needs to do and how to be a Buddhist.
Year 1 are really showing lots of different skills with this art piece. They are also using a variety of media! Well done Year 1.
Year 6 had a fantastic day of bushcraft outside in our forest school. We learnt to make shelters, tie various sorts of knots needed for survival and build fires. We had so much fun and learned lots of amazing survival tips!
Today, the fantastic chefs, at Hillside, conjured up a wonderful, celebratory picnic in honour of the Royal Wedding. Not only were there sandwiches, pizza and carrot sticks but there were also shortbread crowns! What a treat.
YEar 3 enjoying Forest Schools
Year 4 enjoyed an afternoon of Forest Schools today. They even had a go at using a flint and steel to make fire!
Year 4 have been building shelters and enjoying the sunshine. I wonder if they are waterproof! What a great writing enhancement!
Today, Foundation Stage were a magnificent team and completed a Muddy Puddle walk, to raise money, for Save the Children. They did a wonderful job and really enjoyed some muddy puddles. Well done Foundation Stage!
Year 4 visited the Williamson Art Gallery today. They went to enjoy the gallery because their current topic is planet protectors. Therefore, they went to find all the endangered animals hidden around the exhibit.
Today, Miss Stanley took Year 5 to Liverpool University to learn all about rocks, fossils and barnacles. Fun fact that Miss Stanley learnt: barnacles are alive!
Today, Hillside started a weeks learning on International stories. Today the children enjoyed numerous workshops working with different classes and teachers across the school. We also had lots of visitors in school to support this learning journey.
Today, Years 1 to 6 walked to Oxton St Saviours to enjoy and be a part of an Easter service. Those children that wanted to perform were involved in some sort of reading, song or rhyme which made the visit even more special. Needless to say the accompanying adults were extremely proud of the children. We would like to say a big thank you to Reverend Christine who led the service beautifully.
Today, years 5 and 6 had a stay safe and keep positive workshop. They had a lot of reflection time upon a story they were told and how that story could have been different. They then enjoyed some creative writing rap sessions based on their learning. What a day!
Year 4 made a start on Sports Relief this week with some serious skipping.
Today, at Hillside, we had an amazing World Book Day. The reason it was amazing is because of the fantastic children and amazing staff team. We have never seen such a well dressed bunch. Throughout the day the children have enjoyed various activities. Including: researching authors, making posters, designing comic strips, presenting their hard work in assembly and enjoying story time in the library. As always, we are proud of you Hillside!
Foundation Stage went to Imagine That today. They had an amazing time, but best of all, so did our fantastic families who supported us! The day was filled with a variety of activities. The children had to be very scientific, incredible explorers and have a wonderful imagination. Well done Foundation Stage!
This week we have been learning more about the Muslim faith. We have remembered a lot from past years but have also built upon ideas and learned even more! We really enjoy spending the whole week, looking closely, at a religion. To help us with this we had a visitor today to teach us even more!
Ian Fennelly came into Hillside Primary. He worked with Year 4 to create some amazing art.
Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a maths workshop. To support their learning we had two fantastic mathematicians join us from Liverpool University. You can see how hard they worked!
Years 5 and 6 went to a Hindu Temple. What a fantastic experience to go to a temple and see their learning come to life.
Today, we had a PE specialist come into Hillside Primary School. She worked with a range of children from KS2. The objective of the session was to work on stamina and strength. Very impressive everybody and well done for wearing school PE kit.
Today, to launch Hinduism Week at Hillside, the whole school was involved in learning some Indian Dance. The children watched a dance and then were taught how to perform in the same way.
This years Nativity was expertly put together by Mr Swatman and executed perfectly by years 1, 2 and Foundation 2. Well done children. Everyone that came to watch loved every second.
Some fantastic martial artists enjoying an after school club!
Hillside walked to Oxton St Saviour's for a Christmas service. The children were wonderfully behaved, as always. As well as enjoying the service the children and staff shared songs, poems and readings.
In true Hillside style some of our fantastic children went to a Karate Festival today. They had been taking part in an after school club and got to celebrate their learning. The power!
Today, Hillside were incredibly lucky to have a theater company come into school and perform Beauty and the Beast. The performance was excellent. The children sat beautifully. As always, we are very proud of our Hillside team!
We at Hillside are so lucky to have Miss Law spend every Wednesday with us. She comes in to take the Foundation children to spend some time in our fantastic forest. This week they have been getting creative.
Today, Years 3 and 4 went to visit the Roman museum in Chester. They had a great time. Even on this bitterly cold day they marched around the streets of Chester, as Roman soldiers.
After watching 'Ghost Dances' by 'Ballet Rambert' Year 6 choreographed some Viking dances. Mrs Culshaw was very impressed with Year 6. Their ability to work as a team, balance and add some real Viking fire is to be admired. Well done Year 6
Hillside are always very thankful to the RNLI volunteers who come in and speak to us. We learn about how to stay safe when you live close to the sea. However, we have a lot of fun whilst doing it.
Today was the start of Hillside's anti-bullying week. To start this off the whole school enjoyed assembly with Miss Thompson and then got totally mixed up! Each Year group worked with a different child to produce an anti-bullying poster. Then, just for fun, they shared a story. Here are Year 1 and 4 working together.
Today, for friendship week, every child wrote a message about how they are going to be a better friend. Once the message was written it was attached to a balloon. Then, as a whole school, we released the balloons. What an experience!
Foundation Stage went to Eastham Woods today. This was for many reasons including: seasonal investigation, playing games, finding different leaves and seeds, feeding the squirrels and having lots of fun! Thank you to all the families that were able to come with us.
Year 1 have been learning all about ordinal numbers. To do this they went outside and enjoyed some races. When they had finished the race the children ordered the racers.
Foundation 1 have far too much fun at school. It must be thanks to the amazing team that work with them to make everything a game!
Burwardsley Residential Year 5
It's not just year 5 who have been having all of the fun this week! Yesterday, year 6 spent an exciting day immersing themselves into their new topic on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. The morning included baking an authentic Viking bread recipe (delicious we might add!) and writing using the runic alphabet. In afternoon, we donned our warmest clothes and had a fabulous time outside in our school forest den building and creating Artwork using the natural habitat.
Year 2 are enjoying maths outside today. They are exploring arrays with their partner. Great pictures Year 2: you must have had a clever day
Year 4 really challenged all of their 5Rs. They went outside and had to complete a set of challenges. All of the challenges needed each 5R for them to be successful. You can tell on the photos that Year 4 were definitely using them well.
Year 6 went all the way to secondary school to solve a crime. They had to use scientific methods to solve the problem!
Year 4 are learning all about rocks this half term. This week they have been sorting rocks by investigating their properties.
Rock Kidz came to spend three days with Hillside Primary. Over the three days that children learnt some cool rock songs all about being confident, respectful and kind. They also learnt many rock moves. The week ended with two rock concerts where Hillside pupils transformed into rock gods! Well done Hillside.
In Mr Swatman's class, for open afternoon, the children were set a challenge! They had to make the tallest, free standing tower, with tin foil. This required a lot of team work. However, Year 2 are brilliant at working together: look how well they did!
Year 2 have made some amazing castles. Where would we be without Mrs Thompson's creative flare! They have designed and created their castle. I would say they are fit for any King or Queen.
Year 2 carried out some investigations today. They have been looking at materials. To find out more they had to select and build a boat using the best materials. They look like they're having too much fun to me!
Anna Jackson came to visit us and talk to us about being a Paralympic. It was very interesting and gave us a really good reminder of why it is good to be resilient. We then enjoyed some sporty activities together.
Mr Swatman was very proud of Year 2 today. They were all sharing their stories so that they could make them even better. Year 2 are really good at sharing stories. Well done Year 2!