Hayward's Primary School

Celebration Blog

NSPCC
Sep
16
2017

NSPCC

Thanks to everyone who donated to the NSPCC and came to school wearing green. A really good cause. Well done!

HOLA
Sep
16
2017

HOLA

We’ve managed to achieve an amazing 2000+ visits to the HOLA page already. Well done!

Y6 End of Year Performance
Jul
26
2017

Y6 End of Year Performance

Check out the Crediton Courier’s Coverage of our Y6 End-of-Year Performance of Mulan Jr

 

VE Day Party!
Dec
16
2016

VE Day Party!

On Wednesday 7th of December Y6 celebrated the end of our WW2 topic with a VE Day, 1940’s party.

The kitchen cooked us a special 1940’s lunch of Homity Pie, followed by Apple Crumble and milk powder custard.

We created our own museum to share our work with parents.

Lots of parents attended and enjoyed tea and WW2 recipe cake.

They said our work was fantastic!

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Super Sunday at Exeter Chiefs
Dec
13
2016

Super Sunday at Exeter Chiefs

What a Sunday!

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This week 40 children from Hayward’s were lucky enough to enjoy Super Sunday at Exeter Chiefs for their game against Bordeaux.

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Despite the lingering mist, we had a long, but brilliant training session with lots of fun activities with the Chiefs, including a backstage tour of the facilities and changing rooms and lots of landing on tackle shields.

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After this the children were the guard of honour as the teams ran out onto the pitch!

 

As if that wasn’t enough, we also got to walk around the pitch at half time (in the fog) with spectators cheering us on. What a privilege and experience. Shame about the end result in terms of the game.

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As usual, the children were a credit to the school and their families and were praised by the Chiefs.

 

Maybe in the future they might be running out to play on the pitch!

Strictly Hayward's
Dec
13
2016

Strictly Hayward's

Thanks you to all who took part and supported our Strictly Hayward’s day. We raised £510.63 which is a Hayward’s record from recent memory which made us feel so proud to be part of the Hayward’s community.

 

Perhaps you saw us on Spotlight? If not, there is some video footage on our new roundup on the website in the newsletters section.

 

A special thank you to our amazing judges!!!

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The Running Club enter the Santa Run in Exeter
Dec
6
2016

The Running Club enter the Santa Run in Exeter

On Sunday the 4th of December Hayward’s Primary School running club and enthusiastic parents and staff took part in a charity Santa Run in Exeter. Despite the cold weather the children ran 1.5 miles along the quay. The children have been building up their running stamina over the past term. Thank you to the Hayward’s Trust for supporting the event. Everyone had a great time!

 

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Y6 Are in The Courier!
Nov
3
2016

Y6 Are in The Courier!

The fundraising achievements of Year Six are celebrated in the Courier this week. You can view the online version here.

Thank you from St Petrock's!
Oct
5
2016

Thank you from St Petrock's!

A big thank you to you all for your amazing generosity when it came to donating to St Petrock’s, as part of our Harvest celebrations last month.

St Petrock’s have sent the following letter to us all:

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Family SEAL
Oct
4
2016

Family SEAL

In the summer term families in year 4 enjoyed five weeks of Family SEAL, where family members worked and played alongside their children. Themes were based around feelings, respect, anxieties, and building self esteem. The sessions were fun, practical based and encouraged purposeful discussion and opportunities for children to work alongside their family members. Family SEAL runs annually for Y4 children in the summer term.

 

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MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE
Jul
1
2016

MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE

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Phew, the Challenge is over!  Well done everyone for recording all the time you spent reading during this week-long challenge.  Did you surprise yourselves at just how much reading you do?

Mrs Saunders’ class were in first place in school, reading for 14,247 minutes, with Miss Hayball’s class not far behind.  The challenge was open to schools across Devon and Cornwall and Mrs Saunders’ class were in second place overall which is amazing.  Unfortunately we didn’t win a prize for coming second but I hope you all enjoyed taking part.

The Library was noticeably busier than usual during the week as you all wanted to read more and more. I hope you will keep up your reading over the Summer holiday.  You could take part in the ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ at Crediton Library.

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday
Jun
23
2016

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday

Year Three & Four celebrated the Queen’s official 90th birthday with: a Royal tea party, crown parade and an assembly, live from Windsor Castle.

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Tag Rugby Superstars!
Jun
6
2016

Tag Rugby Superstars!

On Saturday 29th of May, a group of children, from Hayward’s were invited to play tag rugby during the half time break of the Aviva Premiership Rugby final at Twickenham.

In additional to this, we were also given the honour of welcoming our local team, Exeter Chiefs, onto the pitch as they competed in their first final against Saracens.

We had a brilliant day. Despite a very early start, and a long coach journey, everyone was full of energy and excitement and we won our match!

Mr Baker and Miss Down were very proud of all the children who really did Hayward’s proud on the day. They were true Hayward’s heroes!

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Polish Club
May
11
2016

Polish Club

Fortnightly, on a Thursday afternoons, Maggie (our school EMTAS worker) runs a Polish Cultural Club in Miss Down’s classroom. Children from Hayward’s and Landscore attend and enjoy a range of activities such as craft, celebrating festivals and learning Polish language.

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Shakespeare 400 Celebrations
Apr
25
2016

Shakespeare 400 Celebrations

This week the children in Year Three are learning all about William Shakespeare. They will be finding out about his life, The Globe Theatre and the plays he wrote.

Monday

Today we have found out all about Shakespeare’s life and the Globe Theatre. We also listened to the beginning of Macbeth…

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Tuesday

Today we have been writing our own retellings of the story of Macbeth.

‘When shall we three meet again?’

What’s done is done.’

We have also been exploring Shakespeare’s language.

‘Back at which hour I wast younger,
I did want to beest everything on the globe
Anon yond I am older,
It seemeth the ambition I hadst did vanish.’

Do you think this a Shakespeare quote? Actually its from a modern song by the band Rizzle Kicks…translated into the way people spoke 400 years ago. We watched a video by Akala today where he showed us how similar Shakespeare’s writing is to modern hip hop – not only did he write about themes such as ambition, love and jealousy but he also wrote in iambic pentameter, which is a constant rhythm that can easily be set to any sort of beat!

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Thursday

Today we have been learning about Hamlet – One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. We listened to the story and then mapped it out so we could retell it.

To be or not to be? – that is the question.’

In the afternoon, we did a ‘gallery walk’ which involved walking around, generating words to describe a range of settings from Shakespeare’s plays.

Friday

Today we made gingerbread (did you know it was served at The Globe Theatre?) and watched the Lion King.

Mufasa:

Don’t turn your back on me, Scar.

Scar:

Oh, no, Mufasa. Perhaps YOU shouldn’t turn YOUR back on me.

We then compared The Lion King with Hamlet and found out that they have a lot in common!

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Singing Playground Song Leaders
Mar
3
2016

Singing Playground Song Leaders

On Monday, we took 29 Song Leaders to Merton for some Singing Playground training. It was a full day, with lots of singing, lots of fun and a little bit of boogie.

The kids were amazing, so brave and willing to have a go at all of the songs. Some got special awards for joining in with children from other school, for remembering the 4 Golden Rules and some for taking part with the course leader.

We will be starting our Singing Playgrounds next week.

 

 

 

 

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Poetry Café in Miss Down's Class
Feb
29
2016

Poetry Café in Miss Down's Class

To finish off our last block of English work, we took part in a poetry café. During the afternoon, we got to choose our snacks off a menu (pancakes!) and perform the poems we had written to the rest of the class.

We had great fun as you can see from these photos:

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Ireland Vs Wales
Feb
26
2016

Ireland Vs Wales

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Ireland Vs Wales

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On Tuesday, we (Wales) visited our friends at Brampford Speake (Ireland) for some tag rugby fun.

 

We won the first game 6-4 and lost the second 9-7. Our whole team were a credit to the school, showing great sportsmanship and teamwork.

 

Special praise should be given to our younger trio of Josh, Callum and Ryan who played exceptionally well against much bigger opposition. Well done to Callum for scoring on his debut too.

 

We look forward to our next game at home to Thorverton (France) next Thursday afternoon.

 

Keep up the good work guys.

Yours in rugby

Mr B

Amy's Hero Morning
Feb
11
2016

Amy's Hero Morning

We had a fantastic morning with Amy’s Armadillo’s on Wednesday, learning about the Jewish festival of Purim and the Hindu festival of Holi which are celebrated all over the world, including in Britain.

Mr Bamber read us the story of Esther and we made happy or sad sounds with instruments, depending on whether the characters were good or bad. We also made Purim cookies which remind Jews of how they were saved by Esther’s bravery.

After break, we learnt about Holi. During Holi, people throw colourful powder paint at each other and end up with really colourful hands and bodies. We used finger painting and syringes full of paint to create colourful hands to remind us of this celebration.

 

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LKS2 Learning Cafe
Nov
13
2015

LKS2 Learning Cafe

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Sharing with parents

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Sharing with parents

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Amazing poetry

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Design & Technology work

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RE & Art cross-curricular work

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D&T Week Photos

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Amazing Art Work

Thank you to all the family and friends who attended our first Learning Café of the year. Both the children and staff really appreciated your positive comments.

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