Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Year 2 - Sophie in the Saddle

This half term Year 2 are reading Dick King-Smith's book Sophie in the Saddle. 

What do you think the book is going to be about?

What do you think Sophie will do in the book?

Monday, 18 July 2016

Margate Trip

What a fantastic trip we had to Margate on Friday.
 Here are some of our memories.

Saturday, 9 July 2016


 We've been getting ready to our trip to Margate by starting to learn about sharks. We've been reading the book Surprising Sharks which is filled with fascinating facts about sharks. 

Did you know basking sharks eat plankton?

What shark facts do you know?

We have also started making models of basking and hammer head sharks. Here are some photos of us using our team work skills to paper maiche our junk models.

Friday, 8 July 2016


Exciting News

We're going to Margate to visit the seaside. On Friday 15th July we're getting the coach to Margate to make sand castles, paddle in the sea, explore the pier, eat some ice creams, play on the beach and visit the gift shops on the promenade. 

Would you like to come? We're still looking for helpers. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like to join us. 

Sports Day

What a fantastic sports day! A massive thank you to all Year 1's parents', carers' and friends' who turned up to cheer the children on. Didn't they all do fantastically? I was so impressed with their skills mastering the obstacle race; especially their skipping and bean bag balancing. And well done Zyanna's Mum for winning the parents race!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Parents Evening

A massive thank you to all the parents and carers who came to the year 1 parent's evening. We were blown away by your commitment to your child's learning. Thank you for all your support this year.

Here are some of your comments about Hill Mead and your child's learning;

"He has improved a lot and that gives me great pleasure. I want to thank you all."

"She has had a good year in Hill Mead school"

"Since he started in Year 1 I have noticed a lot of change in work and behaviour. He is sounding out words really well and his reading is coming along very well."

"I could not be happier with myself when I make the decision to choose Hill Mead. Well done."

"I have no further comment except my daughter is happy."

"My child is very happy at school. He is making great progress. The school works well with parents to ensure the child is receiving the very best."

"Very happy with his progress, thank you. God bless."

"Over the years all my children have attended this school. I strongly believe this is a real place of learning."

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Our Amazing Year 1 Garden

"Today me and my friends picked the radishes we had grown and some of the leaves were spiky. We ate some of the rocket leaves as we picked them!"

"Also in the garden we tied pea stalks to canes so they can grow upwards, because at the moment they are not big enough. With the onions we pulled up ones which were too small, this will give more room for the other onions to grow."

 My friend took the radishes and rocket to Mikey the chef. On Friday he is going to put them in a salad for us to eat at lunch time. We are so excited because we haven't tasted the radishes before!