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Year 5 build rocket time capsules in computer science

...Year 5 pupils built their time capsules today: paper rockets in which they stowed away their wish lists created in computer science lessons this term. Every wish is a seed they’ve planted for the future for their families, friends, planet Earth and themselves. Let’s hope all the wishes come true!

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Christmas Fayre 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the 2019 Christmas fayre to support the school. We are so grateful to everyone who helped organise the event, as well as the parents, staff and pupils who ran stalls and activities – it was an amazing team effort. The Friends of HCH were phenomenal in co-ordinating...

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HCH Maths Advent Calendar 2019

It is the season to be jolly and you have reason to be even more jolly as the HCH maths advent calendar is back!
Children from Reception Class to Year 13 are being given a different maths class each day to discuss and explore with their parents. For each correct entry a child’s name is entered into... a prize draw which will take place on the last day of the term


The maths department wishes everyone a harmonious, calm and jolly lead up to Christmas.

Examples of tasks:
Reception and Lower Years:
Find something in your kitchen that weighs less than 400 grams.

Ideas for parents (choose the appropriate level for your child):
– explain that we use grams and kilograms as units
– explain 1000g = 1kg and ask what they could use to weigh an ant, a dog, a pig…..
– let them estimate the weight of various items and then weigh them
– have a discussion about Santa’s weight
( any observations from exploring this topic are welcome on the answer sheet)

Middle/Upper Years and Sixth Form:
Sue is orienteering. She goes 1 km North, then 2 km East, then 3 km South, then 4 km West. In what direction must she go to return to the start?

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Nursery class enjoy a Christmas story by the Christmas tree

Nursery class took their daily storytelling time out of the classroom this morning and into the Main Hall to read a special Christmas story next to the Christmas tree. The pupils were full of festive spirit as they sat and listened to their English teacher Sage, all while wearing their festive red Father... Christmas Hats! Sage read the children two Christmas themed stories, one about a hedgehog who has realised he is a little under-prepared for Christmas and the other about a rabbit who sets off on an adventure to find Father Christmas and encounters many other animals on his way, all of whom help make his Christmas wishes come true.

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Year 1 Art Project

Pupils in Year 1 have been learning about different styles of art from around the world. To start their project the children made a map of the world which they split into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. They discussed which countires have deserts, jungle and snow in order to decide which colours... they would use to paint land masses. Finally the children painted the sea and added some amazing sea creatures in the world’s oceans.

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Middle and Upper Years students achieve excellent results in Oxford Univeristy Bebras competition

In the second week of November, Middle and Upper Years pupils took part in the Bebras Competition, a computational thinking challenge, devised by Oxford University for school-age children across the UK. Six students from Hampton Court House took part in the challenge and all of them scored above the... national average.


The following three students achieved a score placing them in the top 10% of the country:
Cameron in Year 9 in the competition for the 12-14 age group; 130 000 students participated across the country.
Jack and JT in year 7 were in the category for 10-12 year olds with 80,000 students participating from across the country. Jack also achieved the best result in the school.
The top achieving students will be invited to attend final rounds and the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge in the new year. Congratulations to all our students who took part.
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Year 5 presentations and posters in French

Year 5 students have been learning about the DROM during their French lessons this week. The DROM are French departments and regions overseas like La Guadeloupe, La Martinique, St-Pierre-et- Miquelon, La Nouvelle Calédonie, La Polynésie française, Les îles Kerguelen, Adélie, Wallis-et-Futuna etc.... Each student was assigned one territory to research and then create a poster displaying their findings. The students have been presenting their research during the course of the week, all spoken in French of course!


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