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Big Draw Festival 2019

We have been absolutely thrilled with the outpouring of creativity that this year’s Big Draw Festival has inspired in our students and staff. We challenged every member of our school community to produce a self portrait that would express facets of their characters and give insight in to their inner... worlds.


The variety of approaches and techniques has produced a rich visual tapestry of the interests, emotions and the expressiveness of the participants. From delicately observed pencil sketches to bold and colourful ink studies to unexpected interpretations of the self.

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Times Tables Challenge 2019

Time flies when one is learning a lot and we have almost reached half term. Which means the annual HCH Times Tables Challenge got under way.
The first semi-final on Monday had Year 4 up to Year 8 very close together, with Year 5 being in the first spot. Tuesday saw the older year groups battling to get... into the final and Years 10, 11 and the Sixth From left Year 5 in the forth spot, just missing out on a pace in the final.


This meant that for the first time in the history of this event did the three oldest year groups make it into the final.
And what a final it was!
Especially the younger children were impressed by the speed and you had to be there to believe the excitement times tables can elicit.
In the end it came down to the final points and the Sixth Form won by a small margin, with Year 11 in second place and Year 10 carrying home the bronze medals.

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Y1 & Y2 Activities Day 2019

As part of Activities Day this year, Year 1 and 2 pupils visited the London Transport Museum. The children loved the interactive workshop led by an actor at the museum and learning how transportation has changed through the years. The pupils were able to explore the museum in a stamp collecting treasure hunt and the immersive transport themed play area provided a fun last stop before coming home on the coach!

Rugby skills in Years 1 and 2 to mark the launch of the Rugby World Cup 2019

Years 1 and 2 took to the pitch this morning to learn new rugby skills ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup. It was the perfect introduction to the sport for some of our younger pupils and an opportunity to put the world cup into context. The pupils played ‘steal the egg from the nest’ to hone... their skills in ball control, they ran a slalom with the ball and scored a ‘try’ at the end to start to build their sense of how the game is played. The groups will continue to expand their knowledge of the sport as they work together over the next six weeks.

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Early and Lower Years Sports Day 2019

Pupils from Pre-Nursery to Year 4 took part in the Early and Lower Years Sports Day this morning cheered on and supported by their parents and families. Track and field events included football and tennis ball throwing, javelin, long jump and various sprint races. For the first time children from Pre-Nursery,... Nursery and Reception classes took part in an obstacle race as well as a 40m sprint. Pupils from Year 3 and Year 4 demonstrated the relay skills they have been learning this term with seamless baton changes in the 4x100m relay races. For the first time the pupils were competing in inter-house events as a flavour of the competitions they can look forward to further up the school. Points were awarded for participation as well as technique and teams were given accumulative scores for their relay races. The final race of the morning was of course the much-anticipated parents and teachers’ 60m sprint which was a nail biting competition for first, second, and third place. Well done to Sam Dykes, Year 5 form tutor for winning the parents and teachers’ race.

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Year 1 complete French book project

The Y1 children have been working on a project about ‘how to make a book’ which began in January. They took part in a number of writing workshops, during which they invented and wrote their own story and illustrated it. This was a project that we ran with the help of some sixth-form students. During... the project we also welcomed the French illustrator Marianne Barcilon who delivered workshops to Y1, Y2 and Y3 in February, thanks to the support of the HCH Friends. The book is in French, but it is also translated in English for the whole school to read.

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Years 2 and 3 trip to Roald Dahl museum

On 11th June, Years 2 and 3 visited the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden. Upon arrival, we set off on the village trail, highlighting many of the places that inspired Dahl’s wonderful stories. We saw the bedroom window that Sophie peeked out of to see the BFG and we visited the library where Matilda... read all those books! The trail led us, with the help of the BFG’s footprints, to Roald Dahl’s grave and the beautiful bench dedicated to his children. Although it was raining, the children really enjoyed the walk through this rather special village.


After lunch, everybody took part in a workshop called ‘Unlocking Ideas’. Through talks and activities in the museum galleries, the children learned more about the author and his life. They gained an insight into how he gathered all his ideas together to create his famous books, and even got to sit in Roald’s old chair from his writing hut.

 

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