Our archived whole school news items are listed below. Click one to read in full.
If you’re looking for something from a particular year group, they have their own pages. And if you’re after a newsletter, they can be found here.
You might like to also check our Facebook page, where we post about what’s going on in school.
The year six residential trip to Holmbury is currently in full swing. Children return on Friday.
Photos and updates about what they are doing are on our facebook page throughout the trip. You can view this page even without a Facebook Account:
New early years parents for September 2019:
In the welcome pack that you picked up at our open evening recently there were a number of forms – if you could complete these and return them at your earliest convenience that would be very helpful.
If you haven’t got a welcome pack yet, pop in to the school office and collect yours.
You may have heard in the news that the government have changed the May Day bank holiday for next year.
We’ve updated our term dates page to reflect this, but if you previously downloaded our PDF term dates calendar, you’ll want to get a new copy.
With the lovely weather of recent weeks, we’re bringing back the popular Ice Cream Fridays at H.P.S.
Come and grab a yummy cool treat straight after school every Friday from the playground entrance of the Purple Hall.
Prices start from just 75 pence! All proceeds will go towards further improvements to our playground space.
Next Wednesday is our parents open evening for new Early Years parents. Come and meet your child’s teacher, find out how we do things at HPS and ask any questions you might have.
Wednesday 12th June @ 7PM – This open evening is intended for the parents, not the children. We look forward to welcoming you to Team HPS!
Our School Policy on earrings.
Following on from advice from Ian Roberts, Advisor for PE and School Sports for Cambridgeshire County Council I would like to remind you that earrings must not be worn for PE/Games lessons and during any sporting after school clubs.
They need to be removed completely, children are no longer allowed to put tape round them. Children who wear earrings will not be able to take part in practical lessons, but will be able to take on the role of umpire, referee, and coach where appropriate.
Please find below details from the County Council Guidance as to why earrings should not be worn;
The reason not to wear earrings (or any jewellery) is that it can lead to injury for the wearer and for others in the class and it is the teacher’s duty of care that must apply here. The reason is both about tearing of the ear lobe, but also the post of the earring going into the neck which is where the brachial nerve is running directly to the brain. This is also national policy from the Association of PE (AfPE).
Next week is Half Term Holiday – have a lovely break everyone!
The Monday 3rd June is a staff training day, so we’ll see the children back in school on Tuesday 4th.
We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practise their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school.
How to log in to Letter-join
DESKTOP AND LAPTOP LOG-IN
Simply go to www.letterjoin.co.uk and log in, using the Desktop log-in boxes, with these details:
User name: hunting
Letter-join will work on the following browsers on PCs:
- Google Chrome • Firefox
- Safari • Opera
We cannot recommend using Internet Explorer for Letter-join.
IPAD AND TABLET LOG-IN
Go to www.letter-join.co.uk, select the Tablet Login button and log in using these details:
User name: hunting
Swipe code (starting at top left):
Letter-join will run on the following tablets:
- iPads running at least iOS7 through the Safari browser.
- Windows 8 tablets (8 inch and bigger) using the built-in browser.
- Android tablets (8 inch and bigger) using Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
Once logged-in, choose your child’s classroom and you will be able to watch how to form all the letters of the alphabet using the same style that we use at school. You can then trace over the letters and words on your tablet and print out the worksheets from your PC for real handwriting practice.
If you have any further questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Miss C Ruff
SIMS PAY – If you use our online payment system to pay for school dinners, clubs or trips (and why wouldn’t you, it is super convenient!) then you may notice a slight change in the logo when you enter card details and on your card statement.
This is because the payment processor behind the scenes has changed. The new name and logo that you may see is Pay360*HuntingdonPrimary. This is nothing to worry about – everything works in the same way as before.
It’s our Movie Night tonight!
Doors open at 4pm and the film will start at 4.15pm. Please arrive through the front office. We’re aiming for a 6pm finish.
Please Note: Children will still need to be collected after school as normal, even if they’re coming to Movie Night at 4pm. Unfortunately they cannot stay at school in between as we have no staff available to look after them.