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Headmaster’s Weekly Newsletter, 21st January 2022

As we make our way through January I am buoyed by the longer days and the beautiful sunshine that we experienced this week, despite the chill in the air. Paul Pearce, our new Deputy Head Academic, has been entranced since starting at HCH and has made a point of reminding all of us about how fortunate...

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Nursery and Reception Autumn display

The nursery children have been inspired to create their latest artworks by fantastic childrens literature. While they listened to “Owl Babies” they created their own fluffy owlets, which were collaged together using a mix of media, including card, felt tip pen and feathers. During the reading of... “The Helpful Hedgehog” they drew the hedgehog faces on paper, then stuck pine needles on them to create their prickly backs. Then the children used their improving scissor skills to cut out an image of an apple which was stuck onto his back.


The children in reception have made some wonderful drawings of landmarks of London in the daytime and at night. They carefully cut out these and stuck them onto a background sky of the correct colour. Then they interspersed these wonderful architectural sketches with superheroes drawn from their imagination who are depicted striving day and night to save London!


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Halloween and half term celebrations at HCH!

Students and staff wore fancy dress today as an early halloween celebration and to mark the last day before the half term break. We also judged the much-anticipated school pumpkin carving competition! Congratulations to Toby in Y1, Kaspar in Reception class and Phillippe in Year 10 for the winning entries....

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Activities Day 2021, in photos

Another successful Activities Day comes to an end! Each year group from Daycare to Year 13 took part in an off-site activity today. Daycare donned their wet weather gear to go and feed the ducks in Bushy Park. The Early years and Year 1 took a coach to Bocketts Farm where they learned about different...

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Garden games and board games club

What better way to finish the school day than with a round of “Viking Chess”, also known as Kubb?! Well, there are quite a few options still to explore and students from Year 2-4 will do so over the upcoming weeks.

The first day of term. Back together again!

It has been a fantastic first day of term at HCH as students and staff enjoyed coming together in the beautiful weather, getting to know new friends and colleagues and starting in new year groups. Our early years children had story time in the school grounds. Middle years and lower years have enjoyed...

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Year 3 trip to Walton Firs Activity Centre

As an end of term treat, Year 3 took a trip to Walton Firs activity centre. After a disjointed year of lockdowns during the pandemic, it was wonderful for the class to come together and take part in team building activities and spend the day in the sunshine. The children climbed on the low ropes and... enouraged each other to complete the course without touching the ground. Then the class were put into pairs with one person blindfolded. They were led through one of the activity trails by their team mate who had to give them clear directions and support, this encouraged their communication and sense of team work. It was a lovely way to end the school year together as a group.

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