What’s the point?
Ten of our Year Six children took part in a six week project named ‘What’s the Point?’. Over the course of six weeks, these pupils attended workshops about knife crime safety, met police officers and also victims of knife crime. They have been pioneers to lead Hallsville in our awareness of how to stay safe and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Their work culminated in creating and delivering an assembly, which they presented to the whole of Upper Key Stage 2 (link below). A big thank you to Rich and Nigel from What’s the Point? for all their work with our young people.
World book day
World Book Week was a huge success at Hallsville and showed how much our children love reading books. We were inspired by authors and poets who visited the school, including Tom McLaughlin and Karl Nova. We had our favourite book shop, Roving Books, visiting the school and they made it possible for every child to take a new book home. It was a joy to see all the children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters on World book Day itself and to see how creative our children are with the book character spoons they made. We all had a great time!
This week at Hallsville was Maths Week. We were thrilled to welcome in the Problem Solving Company who supported us with developing our reasoning and problem solving skills. All the children in school were able to take part in a range of activities and we had a great deal of fun whilst developing our Maths! Head Pupil, Ray, noted, ‘I really enjoy it when Problem Solving Company come to Hallsville, it’s a good opportunity for us to work in teams to solve challenges.’
We’ve also created a whole school journal this week, which can be found on the image below:
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During Citizenship Week, children across the school learnt about democracy during the Hallsville Elections. After listening to ten candidates deliver their speeches, every child from Year 1 to year 6 placed their vote for their chosen Head Pupil. The following children were voted in as the Head Pupils and Deputy Head Pupils. We look forward to seeing the improvements they make to the school!
School Events 2020-21
World Book Day – March 2021
Celebrating our differences by taking part in national Odd Socks Day.
School Events 2019-20
Citizenship Week 25th – 28th Jan
During Citizenship Week 2019 the school was a hub of activities. We were very lucky to have many visitors come in a discuss their chosen careers with us. Year 4 were particularly excited to have a scuba diving instructor/ marine conservationist talk to them.
Maths Week – Parent Workshop
As part of Maths week, we were excited to invite parents in to Hallsville to work with their children in the Problem Solving Company’s workshop. This involved completing a range of different mathematical challenges and problem solving. It was a fantastic experience and thank you to all those who attended.
Year 2 made a Christmas tree with various materials. The materials used were twigs, leaves and the decorations were made from flower pots and cotton reels.
This Primary Science Quality Mark has been awarded to us by local experts to celebrate our commitment to excellence in Science teaching and learning.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of Science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science, both in and outside of the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards Science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleges, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.
We are very proud of our award and we would like to say a big thank you to Ms Fernandes for her continued hard work as our science leader.
School Events 2018-19
Thank you to all of our parents and carers for helping us to celebrate Book Week across the school. The children were inspired by authors and illustrators, including A.F. Harrold, Julian Clary and David Roberts; every child took home a new book thanks to Roving Books; and we had some fantastic examples of Reading Rivers across the school which beautifully showcased the children’s identities as readers. On World Book Day itself, we saw some fabulously creative examples of home made costumes ranging from the BFG, to the White Rabbit, to the Tin Man. Even Star the dog got in on the action. A brilliant week was had by all!
The Problem Solving Company visited Hallsville Primary School again during Math’s Week, the children took part in workshops during the day which involved solving practical problems. After school, parents and carers were invited to take part in the workshops with their children. There was an amazing turn out and the children enjoyed solving problems with their parents. We would like to personally thank all the parents who took the time out to attend the workshops.
Maths No Problem Week
KS1 and KS2 parents and carers were invited to a Math’s No Problem workshop to explore how Math’s is taught at Hallsville. There was an amazing turn out and everyone enjoyed sharing their learning.
Timestable Roackstars Dressing Up Day
We celebrated times tables in true Hallsville style with an exciting dress up day. All the children were encouraged to practice and refine their times tables skills on Times Tables Rock Stars. On Friday, lots of us dressed up as our rock stars avatar. We had a whole host of different looks you can see some of the costumes in the photographs below. At Hallsville we appreciate and value the importance of knowing our times tables.