This afternoon Year 2 and Year 5 enjoyed spending some time with their buddies. They spent part of the afternoon reading stories to each other and had a great time.
The whole school has been working on our self portraits this week, inspired by the work of Angelica Dass and her Humanae project. Here are are some year 5 children tracing their work!
Our amazing teaching team have been painting self-portraits after school today for our Colours of Queen’s Hill art project. They’ll be going on display in the main entrance next week.
The Colours of Queen’s Hill is a wonderful art project for our whole-school community, where everyone will be creating their own self-portrait to celebrate individuality and diversity, inspired by the work of artist Angélica Dass.
Year 5 have settled back into school routines in our first short week in school. Mrs White and her class went out to enjoy a fresh breeze whilst they read our current book ‘Windrush Child’ by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 writers who are now officially published authors! A group of our UKS2 children participated in a project in collaboration with The Southbank Centre, in London, to write a chapter of a novel called ‘Rewilding Dream’ alongside authors Sita Brahmachari and Dominique Palmer, illustrator Lucy Farfort and over 2,500 children from other schools in the county. The story challenged important environmental concerns including pollution and climate change. Today their achievements were celebrated at the Norwich regional performance at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Children all received a copy of the finished book and quickly found their names in the list of contributors! As well as this, they had an illustrating masterclass! A huge well done to all for your efforts – lots of grit and determination was shown throughout the writing process!
Today Y5 were tasked to use trial and improvement to answer the below questions. They all worked extremely hard and were determined to find all the possible solutions.
We had a fun packed few days at Eaton Vale this year. All the children were amazing and gave everything a go even if they were initially weary. We packed so much in that the photos below do not do it justice but hopefully you will get a snapshot of the lasting memories we built.
I am delighted to inform you that we have retained our ‘good’ judgement by Ofsted in our recent inspection.
There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes, and I am thrilled that the dedication of our staff and pupils has been recognised. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating everyone who works and volunteers at
I wanted to draw your attention to some of the excellent feedback we received:
- Queen’s Hill Primary is a peaceful, well-organised school, where pupils feel safe.
- Pupils are helped to develop academically and personally in a nurturing environment.
- Leaders provide a harmonious environment where diversity is valued.
- Expectations are high for everybody.
- Staff treat pupils with respect and kindness.
- Leaders are ambitious for pupils with SEND.
- Parents appreciate the work of the school staff both in regard to the care they provide and the
- curriculum on offer.
I also wanted to personally thank everyone who completed Ofsted’s Parent View survey. This is such valuable feedback, and helps us to ensure our school continues to be the best that it can be for our pupils.
Thank you once again for all the support you continue to give the school.
Mr. Matthew Cross
This half term Y5 have being studying the works of local artist Dale Devereux-Barker, who lives and works in Suffolk. Using layering techniques and working with water colours and pastels the children were able to create a ‘space’ themed mixed media collage. We are incredibly impressed with the artwork produced, which is on display ready to impress at the next ‘Work Share’.