Gallery of events
Parties and Pantos and Christmas, oh my!
HWINS was full of festive cheer in the last couple of days of term. The children enjoyed class parties with dancing, party games, crafts and a party tea provided by the Friends of HWINS. Musical statues, musical bumps and sleeping lions were all firm favourites. On the last day of term the children enjoyed a traditional pantomime and quickly picked up the idea of calling "he's behind you" and "oh no it isn't".
Merry Christmas everybody!
Nursery Christmas Wilderness Event
On 15th December the Nursery children had a wonderful time entertaining their parents in the Wilderness. They sang a selection of Christmas songs (complete with actions) and then chose from a range of Christmassy activities with their parents. This included a special hot chocolate station, Christmas treasure hunt and craft table.
On Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th December, the children in Reception performed their Nativity. Hearing and seeing this special story told was a delight, full of traditional costumes, sparkly lights and singing. The children so enjoyed the opportunity to perform their show to their parents. The show is available to be viewed on Tapestry for Reception parents.
We won! Christmas card competition
We were thrilled to hear that not one but 4 of our school entries for the mayor's Christmas card competition had won a prize. Children from HWINS secured the joint overall winner place and three runners up places. The children were invited to a special ceremony hosted by the mayor to celebrate. What wonderful artists we have.
HWINS and SJB Christmas Fair
On Saturday 4th December, the friends of HWINS and SJB held their Christmas fair. It is wonderful to be able to re-launch these events, which are usually such a staple of our school community, after so long. Music, games and crafts were enjoyed by all, with a magical Wilderness event bringing excitement and festive cheer. A huge thanks to the friends of HWINS and SJB for their organisation and fundraising efforts.
ODD SOCK DAY AND ANTI BULLYING WEEK
On 15th November we celebrated Odd Sock Day by coming to school wearing odd socks and thinking about the ways we are all different. This launched a week of focused learning on friendship where we considered what it means to be a good friend and how we can be friendly towards everybody. The children also began to develop their awareness of bullying.
Below is the information video made by Mrs Blogg and Miss Read for parents which covers what bullying is, what to do if you are concerned about your child and how to tackle a number of common friendship issues.
Information video for parents