Mrs Burkill

Mrs Burkill

Miss Burkill's Class

Welcome to Miss Burkill’s class! In our class we don’t think that being small should ever stop anyone from dreaming big!

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School’s out for SUMMER! 🌞 /

Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to both children and parents for the support and effort put in to a wonderful year at HCPS. We have had a BALL this year! We have accomplished so much through a lot of hard work, a little determination and bucket loads of resilience. You all deserve a big pat on the back. WELL DONE 👍🏻

Secondly, from Mrs Berry, Miss Cotterill and myself, we thank you ever so much for our wonderful, thoughtful gifts. We love our work and being able to help your children grow is why we do it. We love to see their smiles when they have achieved something ‘impossible’, we love to hear their laughs when they find something fun and engaging and most of all, we love to see how they have grown in confidence and maturity when leaving at the end of the year (or 2 years in some cases!). It is our pleasure to spend time with your children and we will miss each and every one of them 🌟

Lastly, it’s THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear from you! OLD and NEW classes, we’d love to hear, see what you get up to in your 6 weeks off. Please use this blog to keep us updated! 👌🏻

Now STAY SAFE, have fun and REST.

We’ll see you back in September to start all over again 😁

Mrs Burkill ☀️🍏📕


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We had a WONDERFUL time at Countryside live! What a fantastic hands on learning experience. The purpose of this trip? F U N, F R I E N S H I P, SKILL-BUILDING and an understanding of our wonderful COUNTRYSIDE! ❤️🦉🐐

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I think it’s fair to say the children had a FANTASTIC day!


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HAPPY Half Term 🌞 /

What a fantastic end to a fun-filled half term! 👏🏻

We have done some excellent learning over this short half term! It may have been short but we packed lots in… including all sorts of different science: light, sound, volcanoes, rocks! Be sure to quiz your children on these topics. They should be experts 👌🏻

We wrote some fabulous newspaper articles for the HCPS newspaper about a portal that appeared in school one morning! We haven’t seen it since though. Hmmmm… 🤔 Do you think it will RETURN?

We ended our half term on a high and didn’t let the rain stop us! Typical British weather… We needed suncream for day one and waterproofs for day two! We decided that using the space inside was the best option and turned our classrooms in to gyms, courts, fields! 💪🏻 We started the morning with a Joe Wicks fitness workout and then learnt some excellent dance moves with Mrs Berry! Our afternoon consisted of house team dodgeball (including a game of staff Vs children), table tennis and some relaxing yoga to stretch our bodies and calm our minds after a busy day! What was your favourite activity over the two days?

Have a well deserved break over Half Term Class 7 and we’ll see you in June for the final Half Term! 😊



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Marvellous Maths Morning /

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    • 23 May, 2018
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What a marvellous morning we had today! Thank you everyone for coming and getting involved.

What did you enjoy the most? What was the most challenging task you completed?



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It was so good to get outside on the field for PE yesterday, the sun was shining and we were up for a game of Danish Longball!

We appointed captains, split the teams and began to talk tactics… What are the best tactics for this game?

Look at the determination on the faces of the children! We saw lots of team skills throughout the lesson, from resilience to motivation and competition! 💪🏻

Well done Class 7, what a fantastic PE lesson 😊

p.s. Can you explain the rules of Danish Longball to someone who hasn’t played it before?

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Have a ROCKING bank holiday /

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    • 5 May, 2018
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Have a lovely bank holiday weekend enjoying the sun 🌞

Don’t forget to look for interesting ROCKS whilst you’re out and about!


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Making of a Volcano /

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    • 4 May, 2018
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Next week we will be investigating volcanoes and we would like to ask that you bring in a 500ml plastic bottle. This needs to be a clear bottle (labels taken off) but can be any shape!

You will see why next week!

If anyone has more than one hanging around, please feel free to drop them in to either Class 7, 8 or 9.

Thank you

Year 3/4

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Maths Shop /

WOW! What a fantastic week of Maths learning in Class 7! I am extremely proud of everyone this week. We have worked on some very high level Maths, particularly for Year 3 and 4.

At the beginning of the week we learnt how to multiply and divide three digits by two digits and over the last couple of days we set up shop in our own classroom! Today myself and Miss Buckley passed over our shop assistant role to some children and they were fantastic at checking others’ work.

Ask the children to tell you all about it!

Well done Maths Class 7 🙂

P.S. I wish we had photos to blog but we were so engrossed in our learning that we forgot to take some!

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Calling All ROCK Hunters /

As part of our topic in Year 3/4 this term we will be delving in to different areas of science, in order to put on a fantastic fair!

One of the areas we will cover is rocks. Although we have some rock samples in school we would love to add to the collection!

Your homework is to find different examples of rocks out and about.

Can you find examples of:

chalk, slate, sandstone, granite, limestone, marble, flint, basalt and pumice?

You may need to do a little research on what these look like too!


N.B. Please send any rocks in a labelled bag if

you want them returning.


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Problem Solving /

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    • 19 April, 2018
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After learning how to collect and analyse data this week, we were posed with the question,

“What is the Average Height of Boys in Class 7?”

We thought about what steps we needed to take in order to solve the problem and took advantage of the beautiful weather to collect the data!

We were even able to compare this data to the height of girls in Class 8 🙂

*What other questions could you ask about the data we collected?

*How did we work out the average height of boys in Class 7?

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