Year: 2020

Wishing you a wonderful Festive Break!

10th December 2020

Wishing everyone a peaceful and magical festive period, especially as it will differ from what we are accustomed to.

Heamdean House Painting

9th December 2020

Many thanks to Mr Roberts for coming in to gift us a wonderful painting of Hemdean House. He painted our school to commemorate our 160th Anniversary. Our Year 3 Teacher Miss Roberts’ father is an incredibly talented painter who has captured the school beautifully. The painting is displayed in the office for all to enjoy…

The Innkeeper’s Breakfast Nativity

8th December 2020

Today our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children perform their Nativity play “The Innkeeper’s Breakfast”. The children did so well in remembering their lines and singing the songs! Well done to our Early Years pupils. Due to COVID restrictions, we have had to the play professionally recorded and DVDs will follow for you to…

Christmas Craft & Jumper Day

7th December 2020

Today’s Christmas crafts day went fantastically well. Thanks to the PTA’s amazing craft packs and the teachers’ hard work, children were able to make oasis table centrepieces, decoupage ornaments and even chocolate truffles. We had great feedback from lots of parents who were happy to have received such lovely decorations from their children. It was…

Forest Preservation

4th December 2020

Year 5 and 6 were brilliant in planting 30 saplings in the forest this week. They are working hard on our sustainability plan for the forest area so that we can ensure our Forest remains a green and healthy habitat. Our resident robin sang his approval all lesson long – or was he just eyeing…

Hemdean House Music

2nd December 2020

Our Year 4 class held a fantastic drumming assembly playing the African Djembes (with thanks to Mr Tutton from the Berkshire Maestros) while the Year 6 class treated our Head Teacher to a mini music concert. Beginning with a festive tune played on a mix of instruments, they followed on to violin and piano solos,…

Diwali Workshop

24th November 2020

Thanks to West End in Schools our pupils had a fabulous time learning the story of Rama and Sita in which Rama rescues Sita from the demon king Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his monkey army. They then had to act the story out and interpret it into a dance! Safe to say they…

Armistice Day 2020

11th November 2020

This week at Hemdean House, we have focused on Remembrance Day and fundraising for charity. The children showed thoughtfulness in their learning about Armistice Day, participating respectfully in assemblies, lessons and discussions. They produced some beautiful artwork, poetry and research. They were all incredibly proud of their contribution to a beautifully artistic poem displayed outside…

Outdoor Classroom Day

5th November 2020

This week we have enjoyed welcoming back our pupils after the break. As the country goes into Lockdown, Hemdean House goes outside! The children from Kindergarten to Year 6 spent the day learning outdoors and wow what a day we had. The children’s creativity and knowledge shone through the whole day. Gruffalo Hunt, den building…

160th Commemorative Tiles are up!

2nd November 2020

We are thrilled to report that all 160 tiles commemorating our 160th Birthday have been completed. Whilst the school was closed, Darren and Marco were busy piecing together the display of tiles and hanging the finished picture outside our school hall. It looks wonderful. A huge ‘Thank You’ must be said to Darren and Marco…