Huntingdon Primary School Tue, 22 May 2018 08:14:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Art part 2 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:38:17 +0000 In art we are continuing our work on observational drawings. This time we carefully observed a strawberry. We used our pencil skills to draw the fruit and then used soft pastels to colour them in. We are extremely proud of the result!

Playground Design Tue, 15 May 2018 13:45:29 +0000 We’re hard at work raising money for the school Playground Project, and we need the help of some of our children to shape our design! We’re running a Playground Design Competition, which the children will have heard all about in school.

Do you want to be one of the Playground Team?
Don’t forget to submit your entry by the end of school on Wednesday 23rd May. Remember – be creative but realistic.

6 winners will be chosen to be part of the Playground Design Team. This team will meet with playground designers and have the opportunity to visit other schools to collect ideas.

Walk to School Tue, 15 May 2018 13:38:10 +0000 Next week is national Walk to School Week, and we’ll be taking part here at HPS. So if you do live close enough that you could walk to school, we’d love it if you did!

Less traffic, less pollution, healthier bodies, happier minds…

21st-25th May.

Allotment Tue, 15 May 2018 13:37:45 +0000 We have been busy preparing our allotment ready to harvest our crops in the summer!

Cleaner wanted! Tue, 15 May 2018 13:25:15 +0000 We are looking for a cleaner at HPS!
If you’d like to earn some extra cash working a few hours a day, this could be for you:

10 hours per week
3.30pm – 5.30pm term time
(Additional 10 hours in Summer Holidays, 5 hours in
Christmas Holidays and 5 hours in Easter Holidays).
Rate of pay: £8.50 per hour

To apply, ask at the school office.

(We’ve updated this advert with a new rate of pay from one you may have seen briefly a few days ago.)

Site Safety Mon, 14 May 2018 14:56:27 +0000 A number of children have been injured on our playground after being hit by people riding bikes or scooters.

We love that children are riding to school, but we do not allow bikes or scooters to be ridden on the school site itself.

Where children or adults are riding to school they should dismount at the entrance and walk through the playground to the bike shelter.

500 word challenge Sat, 12 May 2018 16:45:34 +0000 Ayaan in Class 14 entered the BBC 500 word challenge last month. He was very proud of his entry, and so he should be. Have a read of the story below:

There was once a planet named Zog. This a planet away from everywhere about the size of the moon. On this mythical planet, there once lived an alien named Jado, he lived in a small hut made with zoganiam, a type of rock. He had a bed made from zotton. This bed was quite thin and lying on the floor, covering 1/8 of the floor.

One day, Jado was digging for zoganiam when he hit something. CLANK! He tried to dig around and under it, so he could see what it was. As soon as Jado took it home, he cleaned it with a liquid that he found in a ditch.  He also wiped it with a square of zotton to dry it, so he could clearly see what this unusual object really was. The best way that the one-eyed alien could describe this object was golden plated and old.

The next 50 years or so passed and tech was introduced, Jado took this as an advantage to find out what this even older piece was and because aliens live forever he had as much time as he wanted. On a new piece of tech Jado searched up what this was. According to a website this was a gold Izuity calendar that was used to tell when something bad was going happen. It would shine yellow in the holes where it had been drawn and written on the night before the catastrophe.

The next day of his adventure came by and this day he found out that he was nonetheless an alien god and he would protect the land of Zog. He would also be able to fight off their arch enemies the Zags. On this day he claimed a career, a chef. By doing this Jado could make a bit of Zosh, which is their type of money. The reason of this was, so that he could upgrade his hut and his belongings. While having fun shopping, Jado thought he might as well have a pet that he can take care of and so Jado himself wouldn’t be lonely. As Jado was looking for pets he noticed that there was a baby dragon that he could take as a pet, there was also a salamander and a legtion which is a hamster type animal. Out of all the pets he saw he chose the baby dragon because it looked very sad and lonely by himself in a small cage. The dragon hadn’t flied before because there was no play time in this horrible pet store, all they did was eat.

Over the next months, Jado got to learn more about this dragon that he called Chub, all in all Chub was a great pet and learnt to fly, he played outside and protected Jado at night giving him some company. Everyday got more and more interesting until one day Jado had to fight the Zags, luckily, they won the war and lived happily for the rest of their life. 

Good Luck Y6! Fri, 11 May 2018 12:48:17 +0000 We’d like to wish all those in Year Six the best of luck in the SATS exams next week. Everyone has worked incredibly hard and we are all so proud of the children.

Good luck everyone, we know you’ll do well!

Ice Cream Friday! Wed, 09 May 2018 15:19:44 +0000
This Friday is Ice Cream day! As part of our Playground Project, raising funds for the new playground space, we’ll have ice creams on sale after school on Friday (11th) from outside the Purple Hall.
Prices from 50p, with all proceeds going towards the Playground Project. Come and treat yourself at the end of the week!
Play suit uniform Wed, 09 May 2018 11:15:25 +0000 A helpful parent has pointed out that some of the supermarkets are now selling play suits in the Green Gingham style of our summer uniform dresses.

In case you were wondering, these are absolutely fine to wear for school uniform (in fact, we think they look great!). They’ve been seen in Asda, but are likely available in other places too.