At H.P.S. Pupil Voice plays a very important part in helping us to be the best that we can be. We know that our school is a great school and we have celebrated a few of the very best things on the ‘STARS’ page. The LIGHT BULBS represent the bright ideas for ‘even better ifs’.
This booklet is a summary of our thoughts for the coming year.
We hope you all have a fantastic half term break and we are looking forward to seeing you all afterwards. We are excited to begin our new topic of pirates! If you know any pirate facts, please bring them with you after half term and we will get ready to sail in our...
Our Spelling Bee starts at 2pm this afternoon and our children have been revising like crazy! If parents/carers are coming to watch, you’ll need to get to the office around 1.45ish to sign in before the event. We don't want you to miss the start!
Our new playground structures are coming along nicely! The willow tunnel on the playground is not ready for use yet, and is already in danger of being damaged before we've even finished! Please try and keep children from playing on/in the tunnel before and after...
A reminder that tomorrow is our wear something orange day in aid of Magpas Air Ambulance, the charity that Y4 are supporting. Wear something orange and bring a pound for MAGPAS! Our kitchen staff have been hard at work making hundreds of orange helicopter biscuits...
Our new school dinners menu starts after the half term break. View and download a copy of the menu on our School Dinners...
Just a reminder that there are no clubs tomorrow (Thursday) – this is KS1 Football, Gym and the Stay and Create club.
A connected school
At HPS we use a learning network called Edmodo that allows children to communicate, share and collaborate with each other and teachers from wherever they are – home or school.
Download the Edmodo app on your device or login using a browser below.
Seesaw empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school and allows parents to see what’s happening in school, as it happens, and comment on what they see.
Download the Seesaw app on your device or login using a browser below.
Parents/carers can pay for school meals and selected school trips online using our Agora online payments system. View your balance and pay in advance without needing to handle cash.
Login with a free Microsoft account to make a payment or view your balance.
Our children lead the way
Our children are members of one of eight house teams. House tokens are collected throughout the term and at the end of each term we add up the totals for each house. The winning house gets a special treat and at the end of the year the house with the most tokens overall get to do something really special! View the details.
Attendance is incredibly important to the education of our children and makes a big difference to a child’s ability to do well at school. Each week our classes compete to have the highest attendance percentage, with the highest scoring class at the end of term getting an extra special treat. See the winners.
We have lots of systems that our children and parents use in school and from home to enrich their learning. We publish live data from many of these systems, broken down by class and year group, in nice graph form over on our Open Data page. See the data here.
- Garnet 437 100%
- Sapphire 406 93%
- Turquoise 399 91%
- Amethyst 368 84%
- Citrine 359 82%
- Sunstone 341 78%
- Jet 335 76%
- Emerald 300/p> 69%
A new venture sees our children producing content for HPStv, our school Youtube TV channel. Crewed, edited, starring and produced by our children.
What’s coming next
Writing for a real world audience
At HPS our children write their own blogs! Blogging gives our children the chance to write for a real world audience. When their audience is the whole world, children are motivated to be the best writers they can be. Our pupil blogging network, hpsblogs.net, is populated with content written by our own children and is read by visitors all over the world.
Our year group pages feature news and information, usually written by the teachers, from each of our year groups about what they’ve been up to lately.