Stars of the week /

Good afternoon and welcome to the end of another week of fantastic learning at HCPS!


This week has seen our Year 5s begin their bikeability training. I have been so impressed with their resilience, particularly putting up with the wet and windy weather conditions – I hope it improves for next week!

In FS pupils have been making comic strips using ‘Super Daisy’, while Y1 have been storyboarding their 3 little Pigs narratives. thanks you to all the parents who attending the Y1 phonics meetings last week.

In Y2 our children have had the smelly task of finding out about Mr Stink – and deciding what would happen if he had a lottery win. I have been so impressed with the engagement and quality of writing this term!

In Y3/4 this week, our pupils have had their last visit to the Apple store, where they have been busy learning about how to use IMovie to make their Batman films, while in Y5 I have been really impressed with problem solving using fraction and time in maths.

In Y6, final preparations are underway for our annual residential visit to Thornbridge activity centre. I am sure we will bring back a group of muddy, tired, enthusiastic children.


Stars have been chosen this week for their fantastic writing skills, excellent manners, being a role model for their peers and for showing resilience. Well done to all!


As always, if you have any comments, concerns or celebrations you would like to share, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Happy Friday!


Mr F





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Royal reply  /

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    • 10 July, 2017
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For those of you who remember my assembly a few months ago about Prince Philip’s recent announcement about his retirement here is our reply! 

Thank you to our Y1 students who wrote letters to send off! 

Mrs Paddock 

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Winning Raffle Prizes /

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    • 10 July, 2017
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1 TGI £30 Food Vouchers Yellow 375
2 4 Ball 9 Hole Round Waterfront Golf Yellow 23
3 Kettle Blue 430
4 Slow Cooker Green 388
5 Flower Arrangement Yellow 451
6 Saville Tea and Cake voucher Yellow 410
7 Next Candle Set Yellow 396
8 Green tin Hamper Pink 486
9 Floral Blue Bath Set (Cream and Yellow) Green 134
10 Shea Body Collection Yellow 447
11 Floral Chocolate Hamper Pink 397
12 Pink Bath Set Pink 117
13 Morrisons £5 Voucher Green 338
14 Teapot for one Pink 356
15 Spotty Pink Beauty Hamper Green 453
16 Floral Wine and Bath Hamper Yellow 310
17 Red Treat Hamper Green 210
18 Old Spice Mens Collection Yellow 493
19 Chutney Bag Yellow 425
20 Soap and Glory Scent Box Pink 296
21 Bayliss and Harding Collection Blue 426
22 John Lewis Drawer Liners Blue 448
23 Orange Hamper Green 132
24 Royal Jelly Set Green 373
25 Blue Cellophane Wine and Bath Hamper Pink 436
26 Next Just Pink Beauty Set Pink 96
27 Yankee Candle Set Yellow 496
28 Laura Ashley Scent Tin Pink 470
29 3 Candle Set Green 490
30 Bottle of Pinot Blue 339
31 Champs Bottle Blue 441
32 Yellow Treat Biscuit Hamper Pink 371
33 Black Chocolate Hamper Green 135
34 Crisps Hamper Pink 287
35 Large Blue Cellophane Food Hamper Green 500

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Snap Chat  /

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    • 6 July, 2017
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If your child uses the Snap Chat app you may be unaware of the recent update where it uses your location and plots this on a map for all to see! 

The good news: Snap Maps is technically opt-in. It doesn’t take effect until you update the app. If you’re opening the app for the first time after the update, Snapchat will walk you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the Snap Map. First, it’ll show you how to pinch and zoom in the camera tool to access the map. Next, it’ll ask who you want to see your location.

You get three choices: all your friends, select friends, or only me. Choosing “only me” activates what Snapchat calls Ghost Mode. This makes your avatar disappear from others’ maps. But remember, Snapchat’s all seeing, all knowing eyes (ahem, your phone’s sensors) can still track your location. To turn off location data altogether, you’ll need to visit your phone’s settings where you can scroll down to Snapchat, click on “location,” and choose to never share.

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E Safety support for parents /

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    • 18 May, 2017
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This series of four short animated films for parents and carers offer advice on how to help keep children safe from the risks associated with the sharing of nude and nearly nude images.

They aim to empower you by helping you:

– Understand young people’s motivations for sending nude selfies.

– Plan to respond positively and constructively if they find out their child has shared a nude selfie.

– Gain confidence and skills in initiating preventative conversations.

– Identify risky behaviours or situations, and know when to seek help.

– Know how to get help if a child is at risk after sharing or receiving an image.

Here is a copy of the full Digital Parenting Magazine which has been sent out in part today.

Digital Parenting Magazine Issue 5

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Summer Term Diary Dates /

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    • 17 May, 2017
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Summer term diary dates will be sent home to all pupils tonight. We have lots of exciting things planned over the next few weeks including lets get active, sports day and the end of year show.

Don’t forget we also have an INSET day on Friday 23rd June where school will be closed to ALL pupils.

Summer term 2017

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His Royal Highness  /

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    • 11 May, 2017
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After an assembly about the recent royal announcement some children in school wrote letters to thank Prince Philip for his service. Here are the letters ready to be posted to Prince Philip! 

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