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Berkshire Maestros’ Junior Music Festival 2021

25th November 2021

Members of our Junior Choir were invited to the Hexagon on Wednesday to sing songs about saving the planet with children from many other local schools. It was hard work learning 13 songs but lots of fun! We performed alongside an excellent band of professional musicians and enjoyed spotting the instruments some of us play….


17th November 2021

Fluffy came into Hemdean to visit the children. She is a Hermanns tortoise who is 15 years old. She loves to eat dandelions and lettuce and enjoys a warm bath. The children enjoyed stroking, feeding and bathing her. What an adventure!

Remembrance Day Assembly 2021

12th November 2021

After last week’s success and excitement of Outdoor Learning Day, this week has had a bit more of a serious undertone. With Remembrance Day having been on Thursday all of the year, groups were preparing to honour those fallen. The poppies on our gates were handmade by our pupils using old plastic bottles and paint…

Problem Solving Week 2021

10th November 2021

Hemdean House School has been a hive of busy maths activity this week with all classes engaged in problem-solving tasks. We know that problem solving is an important area in the children’s learning in maths and the week was offered a wonderful opportunity to challenge their thinking whilst developing mathematical skills and knowledge. Activities in…

Giving back – School Council delivers HHS Harvest Food Donations to ReadiFood

3rd November 2021

1. When did the charity start? FAITH Christian Group was started in 1990 as a response to a need that its founder, Jim McConnell, saw on the streets of Reading. Readifood is a branch of this charity and was started 15 years ago with two shelves of food. 2. Who will you give the food…

Queen Anne’s Percussion Workshop

16th October 2021

Last Wednesday Years 5 and 6 went to Queen Anne’s School to take part in a percussion workshop. There were quite a few other schools there. The man running the workshop was called Oliver and he had been in ‘Stomp – The Musical’. We learned lots of different pieces of percussion originating from Brazil. We…

Black History Month

7th October 2021

For Black History Month this year, each class was tasked to research and prepare information about significant black individuals. We then showcased what we learned in a special Black History Month Assembly. In our delivery, we thought about the Core British Values of individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance for those of different ethnic backgrounds,…

Dyslexia Week

4th October 2021

This week is Dyslexia Week. According to the British Dyslexia Association, people with dyslexia face many challenges yet feel unseen as it isn’t a visible condition. As a result, children and adults struggling with Dyslexia often feel out of place and unsupported. To raise awareness, the BDA will be focusing on different areas of Dyslexia…

School Council has been chosen and met for the first time this week!

23rd September 2021

School council members met for the first time this week. We have 2 members per class who will take turns attending our very busy meetings. The children democratically chose a chairperson and a secretary. The class councillors brought great ideas about charity and community events, while also thinking of school improvement and pupil wellbeing. Our…

Recycling Week!

16th September 2021

It was Recycling Week this week and the children have shown their amazing knowledge in both Forest School and our Assembly. The children have all investigated how long a variety of items take to decompose and created timelines to represent their thinking. Some things were very surprising others shocking. A minimum of 450 for a…