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Hill View Infant Academy

Believe and Achieve

Year 1

A message for Class 5!

Hello everyone!

How are you all? We hope you are having some excellent indoor adventures. Mrs Stiles and I certainly are! We just wanted to say how much we are missing you and every day we wish we were back with you, learning and laughing lots like we always do. Until then keep yourselves busy and work hard for your grown-ups. There are lots of new activities coming soon after Easter. We hope you and your family have a lovely Easter with plenty of chocolate treats although make sure you save some for me and Mrs Stiles!

We can’t wait to have a massive group hug and hear all about your adventures but for now here are some of Miss Hern’s Handy Hints!

· Stay at home

· Stay healthy

· Keep learning and trying your best with all your school jobs

· Laugh lots with your family

· Be happy

Lots of love

Miss Hern and Mrs Stiles

A message for Class 6!

I miss you all so very much. Please stay safe and be happy.

So looking forward to being back with fantastic Class 6 and to see the nursery children,

Take care,  Mrs. Lindsay

Class 6

Class 6 finding out about Chinese New Year.

Class 5

Class 5 have enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year today with a visit from the staff from the Oriental Museum in Durham. We found out about lots of traditions and celebrations.

 

Class 8

Chinese New Year - 27.01.20

We had visitors in school telling us all about Chinese New Year; we found out all about the symbols, the story of a fierce dragon and how Chinese New Year came to be. It was fantastic!

 

Class 5

Class 5 have had great fun in Golden Time today. We had a Chinese Chopstick Challenge! Our very own race to celebrate the Year of the Rat!

Class 6

In the classroom we investigated the senses with smell pots, in the role play we had an optician and Little Red Riding Hood before that.  Some of the children are painting Van Gogh's Starry Night or acting out Room on the Broom.

 

Class 8

Christmas has officially arrived in Class 8, when we got to school our classroom was a magical grotto…however, Buddy the elf had set us some challenges…

We had 3 trees to decorate (thinking about our work on pattern), presents to wrap (to go under the tree), cards to write out and post and streamers to make.

What busy little ‘Santa’s helpers’ we are!

(photos to follow)

 

Class 5

Class 5 have simply had a wonderful Christmas time!!

Class 7

Class 7 had a so much fun at their Christmas party! We played lots of party games such as; musical statues, Christmas corners and we had a ‘best dancer’ competition! In the afternoon, we had party food, more dancing, Christmas crafts and a Christmas movie! Now we can’t wait for Santa to come!

 

Class 8

Christmas has officially arrived in Class 8, when we got to school our classroom was a magical grotto…however, Buddy the elf had set us some challenges…

We had 3 trees to decorate (thinking about our work on pattern), presents to wrap (to go under the tree), cards to write out and post and streamers to make.

What busy little ‘Santa’s helpers’ we are!

Class 5

Today Class 5 took a walk out of school and up Tunstall Hill. We crossed the road safely and enjoyed our walk. When we got a little higher we realised it was quite a foggy day. We stopped half way and looked across our local area. We could see the sea, lots of different types of homes and our school. We counted how many church spires we could see and talked about the Spire Bridge and the tall buildings in the distance. We also used our senses to investigate what we could see and hear. It was interesting how our far our eyes can see and how sound waves travel to our ears.

Class 8

Today in class 8 we did a taste test, this was part of our science work on senses. It was so much fun and we made lots of funny faces.

Some things were sweet, salty, bitter and sour. We had to describe what we tasted and then guess what it was.

WE LOVE Science!

 

Class 8 

Today in Class 8 we looked at items that people used in their homes in the past. We all sat and discussed what we thought each item was, then we found out what it REALLY was. We had so much fun learning about how the items were used and discussing how different they were from the things we used today.  We looked at an old iron, a washboard, carbolic soap, candles and holders, a ceramic hotwater bottle and butter bats. 

Class 8 

Today class 8 took a walk up Tunstall Hill. We crossed the roads safely and enjoyed our walk. When we got to the top of the hill we looked out across Sunderland. We could see the sea, all of the houses nearby, Penshaw Monument, the hospital, our school (and the children playing in the yard), the Spire bridge, Sainsburys, the Puma centre and the ski slope.

 

Class 7

Class 7 had a party for golden time, we put our favourite songs on and danced with our friends. We played musical statues and musical bumps and the winners got a prise! We had so much fun!

Class 8

Today as part of our work on senses, class 8 learned all about our ear. We talked about sound waves and sound vibrations. We learned we have an outer, middle and inner ear.

We then had loads of fun, because we all went on a 'hearing walk'  around school - we were in small groups, we recorded what we could hear and compared findings with different groups.

 

Class 8

Today in Class 8 we looked at items that people used in their homes in the past. We all sat and discussed what we thought each item was, then we found out what it REALLY was. We had so much fun learning about how the items were used and discussing how different they were from the things we used today.

We looked at an old iron, a washboard, carbolic soap, candles and holders, a ceramic hotwater bottle and butter bats.

 

Class 8

In class 8 we went on a senses walk in the outdoor classroom - we thought about adjectives we could use to describe the things we saw, smelled, touched and heard...

It was lots of fun

Class 5

Children in Need Day

Class 5 have had a great day raising money for Children in Need and finding out how our money can help children who may need that little extra help. We used our Golden Time to have a Picnic for Pudsey!

Class 5

Class 5 joined Class 1 for our Golden Time today and we had hot dogs on the fire pit! We loved the smoky flavour!

Class 5 have had a very shocking day! When we came in this morning a crime scene had appeared. Someone had stolen all of our books that we read for pleasure. They had left their fingerprints behind. We collected the fingerprints as evidence and then we looked closely at each one. We even used our own fingerprints to check it wasn’t us! We used our science skills to compare the fingerprints. We found out that Mrs Stiles loves to read so much that she took all of the books but was happy to give them back when we discovered her crime! Phew!

Class 8 

As part of Anti-bullying week today we celebrated 'odd socks day' we discussed that we are all different and that's why we are wearing different socks

Class 8

 

Today in class 8 we have been learning about how an eye works. This is part of our science work on senses.
We talked about how we all had different coloured iris’, we worked in pairs to look carefully at what happened to our pupils when we had the lights off and on. The children really enjoyed it and are super scientists

Class 8

As part of our English we have been reading Room on the broom, this week we designed our own broomsticks. we then went into the outdoor classroom and collected twigs and sticks and made them!

It was amazing!

Class 5

Class 5 have had a very shocking day! When we came in this morning a crime scene had appeared. Someone had stolen all of our books that we read for pleasure. They had left their fingerprints behind. We collected the fingerprints as evidence and then we looked closely at each one. We even used our own fingerprints to check it wasn’t us! We used our science skills to compare the fingerprints. We found out that Mrs Stiles loves to read so much that she took all of the books but was happy to give them back when we discovered her crime! Phew!

Class 7

Science activities

Class 8

Today we worked as a group to think about our bones. We learned that our bones make up our skeleton and without this we would be like jelly! We discussed the biggest and smallest bones in the body. To end our lesson we worked together to assemble a giant skeleton.

 

Class 7

Class 7 have been learning how to ‘log on’ to the computer and navigate around the home screen to find things we need. We used the Class 7 username and password. We were very patient waiting for the computer to follow our instructions and load up everything we needed. Once we ‘logged on’ we opened the internet and tried to search for a game.

Once the lesson was over we also practise following instructions to ‘shut down’ the computers carefully.

 

Class 8

Class 8 have been enjoying playing simple games in PE. We have been learning to take turns, follow rules, be team players and of course…stay fit and healthy.

 

Class 5

Today Class 5 had a disco for Golden Time. We danced to our favourite songs and even took some inspiration from Strictly Come Dancing! FAB-U-LOUS!

Class 5

Class 5 have enjoyed their gingerbread project this week! We have been reading Hansel and Gretel. First we described the sweetie house from the story. Then we designed our own. Next we found a recipe and followed it carefully to make our own gingerbread. Next we wrote the algorithm ourselves. Finally, when the gingerbread was cool, we decorated them using our designs. A delicious few days!

Class 7

Class 5

Class 5 have had a lovely few days settling in to our new routines and classroom. We are already doing do fantastic learning in maths, writing and reading. We have been exploring our new classroom areas which include a fancy dress shop role play, a small world house and tree house, a construction area, complete with building workshop and a creative area. We even made some new friends to help us settle in.

Class 6

Class 6 have settled I well to their new class this week.

Class 8

 

Today class 8 had their first go EVER in the computing suite with Ms Kyle. We all practised logging on to the school server on the laptops. It was great!!!

CLASS 7 Chinese Dragon!

Class 7 World Book Day

Enterprise Week 2019

Class 5 Silly selfies!

Class 5 Ice Cream Parlour

Class 8 enjoying the tuck shop!

Some of the highlights from Red Nose Day and balloon games with Class 5!

 

Class 5 at Blue Reef Aquarium

Oriental Museum in year 1

Class 5 enjoying spring term activities

Class 8 enjoying reading club, This club is ran by Mrs Johnston every week. The children are given the chance to enjoy many exciting stories and ultimately develop a love of reading.

Class 7 party day

Class 5 golden time

Class 5 enjoying golden time

Class 5 Golden Time and CIN

Class 8 Golden Time

Class 8

Golden Time - class 5

Class 5 had great fun at their first dance party, especially with their glow bands! 

The boys have promised to teach Miss Hern how to ‘floss’ before the Christmas party if she teaches them reading and maths!

Class 5 - Meet Bob!

 

The children wanted to find out about our organs in our body so we borrowed a lifesize model from Miss Hern's brothers school where he works. We named him Bob and have had lots of fun working out where all the 'bits' go!

 

Class 8

class 8 toasted marshmallows today. They made such a good fire that they decided to cook some fruit too!

Class 7

 

Year 1 children have settled in well to their new classes.