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World Book Day 2021

5th March 2021

Lockdown couldn’t spoil the fun yesterday! World Book Day -Online was absolutely brilliant! We loved seeing all the different book characters, but it looked like Harry Potter was a top choice throughout the year groups!! Although this was fun online, we can’t wait to welcome the children back to school next week

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…

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…

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…

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…

Black History Month – Black Women of Importance

15th October 2020

This year the focus was on inspirational Black Women throughout history. These were a few we discussed: Mary Seacole – for her contribution to nursing during the Crimean War Rosa Parks – for her bravery and fight for civil rights Diane Abbott MP – for being the first voted and longest-serving black MP in parliament…

Focus on Year 1 (w/c 05/10/20)

8th October 2020

This week Year 1 have been working hard on their money skills. The class have been learning about money number sentences and learning how to use them when purchasing items in the fruit and vegetable shop they made. In English they have focused on creative adjectives to describe characters as part of their journey into…

French School Assembly

30th September 2020

Fantastic Zoom meeting with our Year 5 and 6 pupils and our dear French friends from l’Ecole Notre Dame des Oliviers. We exchanged information about our respective routines and time at school. It was lovely to see each other at last!