School Events 2016-17
World Book Day 2017
On Thursday the 2nd of March, we celebrated the annual World Book Day in true Hallsville style with numerous exciting events taking place across the school.
Lots of us dressed up as our favourite book characters in order to raise money for charity. We had a whole host of characters from a wide range of books and you can see just some of our costumes in the photographs below.
Story Box Competition
We also had an exciting book themed competition which involved turning a boring, old cardboard box into a story box. Everyone made a fantastic effort and really brought the books to life through their boxes. There were so many fabulous entries that it was almost impossible to choose a winner.
Anne Fine Visit
The highlight of the day though has to be the visit we had from the award-winning Anne Fine. She entertained us all with her hilarious tales and gave us an insight into how she comes up with the ideas for her own stories. We were all truly inspired. To round off the day, we had a book sale in the hall where Anne was on hand to sign children’s copies of her stories and we sold a record number of books. Thank you to all of our parents and carers who helped with costumes, supported their children in making their story boxes and came along to the book sale. The day would not have been possible without you.
In February, as part of Maths Week 2017, some of our talented mathematicians in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Maths Bee competition. During the competition, each child had to answer ten questions which tested their times tables multiplication and division facts, including their knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, square numbers and square roots.
The standard was higher than ever this year and all four competitions from Year 3 to Year 6 were very close, with the need for a few tiebreaker questions! It was very exciting to watch.
Here are some pictures of the winners and participators. Well done!
Congratulation to the winners.
Finally we had the privilege of voting for our Head Boy/Girl and their deputies as part of our rights in Hallsville. It was a very educative/ interesting weeks indeed.
‘As part of citizenship/ aspirations week, we were visited by different professionals who discussed their careers with us and we were able to get some valuable questions about different professions answered. Also, we had the challenge of taking part in a competition – to make or bake something that represents British culture to us.’
Anti Bullying Week
As part of Anti Bullying Week, pupils had to submit an entry for the competition based on discrimination. Pupils were encouraged to submit a literary (e.g. a poem) or a musical (e.g. a song) entry.The standard was excellent with a fantastic amount of effort put in by all the participants.
These are the final winners from KS1 and KS2. Congratulations!
Fairplay House – September 2016
Last week, Year 6 were fortunate enough to spend four wonderful days at Fairplay House. We experienced lots of different activities including archery, caving, the high ropes, the swing, orienteering and we even visited the beach on Mersea Island where we created some beach art. A fantastic week was had by all and we can’t wait to apply the lessons we learnt there now that we are back at school.