Garden Games Club

On Tuesday the Garden Games Club braved the chilly weather and played Boules outside.

We had great fun and after individual games played in two teams against each other. Team Blue won by a narrow margin and Team Red was just as happy to have given it their best. Even the sun came out and had a little peek.

We are now looking forward to a game of Kubb and Smite.

Fairy Tales in Reception

This term, Reception are exploring fairy tales. They are looking at both traditional and alternative versions and are aiming to write their own simple tale. They are looking closely at characters, settings and the problems and solutions within the tales.

George (the soft toy dragon) is supporting the... children as they develop their independent writing. George has grown weary of capturing Princesses, frightening villagers, breathing fire and fighting knights with pointy spears! He’s left his life in fairy tales behind him for new adventures. The children are taking turns to take George home for a taste of the real world, recording his time with them in a diary to share with their class.

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Easter Egg Hunt

The Lower Years Children had a great time on Friday 31 March, just before the holiday.

The Friends of HCH had planned a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt! The children were in teams and had a great time looking for ten coloured eggs. They then had to open the eggs and work out the message inside to find the... place where the Easter treasure was hidden. It was in the incredible Shell Grotto, and some parents were waiting for them there with the chocolate treasure!

Bravo to the Friends for the wonderful organisation, the children were very excited and they will remember this magic Egg Hunt for a long time.

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An Optical Illusion in Reception’s Art Class

During Art last week, Reception used an optical illusion to turn a 2D shape into a 3D shape. The children divided the sides of a triangular piece of card in two and painted each half in a different colour. The children spun the triangle round quickly, tricking their eyes to see a cone shape.

Spring Activities in Daycare

During the second half of the Spring Term the children in Daycare learnt different nursery rhymes. Each week the children concentrated on one nursery rhyme and made a piece of art work about it.

They also went on a Spring walk, made a Mother’s Day card and an Easter card.

Festival of the Ancient World

Join us at Hampton Court House for a Festival of the Ancient World on Sunday 7 May, 10 am-4 pm.

All the family can travel back in time with this daylong celebration of classics. Learn some Latin, discover the richness of classical culture, sample ancient Roman food and be moved by Greek tragedy.

The... ticket price includes a Preview Evening on Wednesday 3 May at 7 pm where you will follow in the Footsteps of Odysseus, travelling vicariously by yacht around the Ionian Sea, re-tracing

Odysseus’ final journey towards his home and questioning the descriptions of landscapes in Homer’s epic The Odyssey.

For further details of both the preview talk and the Festival please click on the brochure.

Festival Ancient World brochure

Book online at

£20 per adult, under 18s free

Free parking on site

For school group bookings contact Adam D’Souza on or 020 8943 0889

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Jonathan Drennan Assembly

The first Upper Years and Sixth Form assembly of the summer term was delivered by Jonathan Drennan. Jonathan is a Sydney-based journalist and advertising copywriter, and he delivered a well-received talk on his career. Jonathan is an advocate of supporting young people address mental health conditions,... and spoke with passion and insight on his own battles with such adversity. The questions that followed demonstrated how HCH students are well-equipped to discuss sensitive matters in a mature and thoughtful manner.

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