Our wonderful musicians performed superbly at the concert this afternoon. Lots of practise goes into a performance like this and they all did themselves proud.
Today, Years 4, 5 and 6 went to the Williamson Art Gallery to enjoy a classic Shakespeare play.
Year 5 had a great time learning chess today. We played some good games with the pawns that involved a lot of strategy. I think we have some aspiring world chess champions among us!
Y5 had a really good lesson looking at what it might be like being a refugee. We discussed what items we might have to take if we had to leave in a hurry. We then had to justify our choices.
It was interesting to learn about why some people have to leave their homes and move to another place. It made us realise how lucky we are to live where we live.
Today, Year 3 enjoyed learning all about refugees.
Today, Year 3 had a visit from Chester Zoo to learn all about how they can act for wildlife!
Even though it was raining, Year 5 enjoyed their time in the forest.
Year 6 started their time at the Conway Centre with a drama session. They had an excellent time. This was an artistic session focusing on their futures and dreams.
Year 6 enjoyed exploring their surroundings!
This morning we have been learning how to use batik-a type of silk screen painting using hot wax and dye. It has been lots of fun letting our creative side out!
Today the whole school created the ‘Golden Temple of Amritsar’ as part of the carousel. We looked at what the temple is used for (prayer and worship) and also wrote down what things in life we are thankful for (family, friends, home, food etc). This was because Sikhs spend a lot of time helping people less fortunate than themselves by providing meals etc. We created this huge Golden Temple using gold paper.
Year 3 had their first session at Forest School today.
Bobby Singh came into school today to teach the whole of Hillside about Sikhism. Everybody learnt something new, including the staff! Thanks Bobby!
The Fun Food Chef worked with Years 3 and 4 today. It is the start of our Sikhism Week and we are learning all about how Indian foods have influenced British foods.
The whole school have learnt how to play Gaelic Football today. This is part of our British Values Week!
There isn’t anything that Year 3 haven’t enjoyed about British Values Week. They have thrown themselves into Scottish Dancing, created some wonderful writing and loved making sandwiches for their family. But who doesn’t love a Great British Picnic!
Our families came and joined us today for our whole school picnic as part of our British Values Week. Thank you everyone for coming!
As part of our British Values Week, every child at Hillside made a sandwich for a family picnic.
Early Foundation have enjoyed many different activities this week. They have watched Peppa Pig meets the Queen, created crowns for themselves and made cakes for our whole school British picnic.
We have 4 parties in our class: Forest Party, Adventure Party, Arty Party and Sport Party. We are each trying to persuade the other children in our class to vote for us (and decide on the extra activity for Friday) in our secret ballot on Friday. We had party meetings today where we decided on our party leader, head of persuasive advertising and head of speeches. We decided on our party logo and tag line and highlighted the benefits of choosing our activity (policies).
We are learning lots about the benefits of a democracy and how it works.
Hillside really enjoyed a session of Scottish Dancing today. The fantastic Royal Scottish Dance Society came in to teach us all.