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Hillside Primary Virtual School Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I can’t believe that this is my final newsletter of not just the term but the academic year, and what a year it
has been!
None of us could have ever imagined the trials that would face us in 2020 but you have all been outstanding
in how you have approached these unprecedented challenges. I have never been prouder to work in a school
than I have this year. Each and every one of you, children, parents and staff have been brave and caring,
showing each of our values at their best. It hasn’t been easy and we have all had moments were it has been
tricky to find a smile or have a giggle, but you have kept going and have all grown as a result. You can now
find a wellbeing tab on the school website that has links to a range of support and resources that you can
access during the summer break.
September will soon come around and we will face another ‘new normal’ together. In the next couple of days
you will receive your school report. Alongside the report, will be a letter which will contain an outline of some
of the systems that we will have in place for our return in September. I will send out further information, such
as start times etc. closer to the start of term.
The end of a school year is always bittersweet as we say goodbye to members of our Hillside family. This
year we have 9 members of staff leaving to embark on new adventures. These include Mrs Metcalfe, Mrs,
Scarlett, Mrs Leitch, Mrs Cain, Mrs Hammond, Miss Brooks, Miss Lander, Miss Hagan-Boyle and Miss Moody.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all well, good luck and thank them from all of us for everything
they have done for the children and families at our school.
Our biggest goodbye however, is to our Year6 children. I know that I can say on behalf of all of your teachers,
how proud we are of you. This is not the goodbye that any of us had hoped for but we wish you all so
much luck as you start this next phase of your life. Remember that you are kind, clever, strong individuals
who can be whatever you want to be. Go forward knowing that we believe in you and we are here for you if
you ever need us. This poem is for you:
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're not on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
(Oh the places you will go by DrSeuss)
Have the most wonderful of summers
Mrs Jewell





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Nursery: Jennifer McCartney and Se-bastian Majewski for always coming to nursery with a smile on their faces!

Reception class

Elephant class: Malakai Godfree for building some amazing aeroplanes with his Grandad. Then also building a museum to show them off in.

Panda class: All of Panda class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

Tiger class: All of Tiger class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

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Kangaroo Class: Adele Mitchell - for her home learning efforts.

Dolphin class: Emilia Michajlow for great focus and always working so hard.

Koala class: A star of the week goes to each Koala for all your effort learning and looking after each other at home. Well done!

Year 2

Turtle class: All of Turtle class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

Jaguar class: Nadia Jurczak has completed every task she has been challenged with. Well done!

Flamingo class: All of Flamingo class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

angelKS2 Stars Of The Week: angel

Year 3

Giraffe class: Milena Muchalska and Summer Williams for always working hard in school and putting smiles on everyone’s faces!

Meercat class: Casey Steele for being positive when things are tough! Ellie for being super brave and cheerful!

Zebra class: Anna Johnys, Joanna Operacz, Tommy Paton, Daniel Kobierski and for their continued effort and hard work right up to the end of the year.
Pratham Balamatti for engaging and his continued learning.

Year 4

Orca class - All of Orca class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

Bear class - I would like to nominate all those Bear students and their parents for working so hard under the actual difficult circumstances. Your efforts were not in vain. Thank you so much. Mrs Thurston and Señor Torres.

Alligator class: Cameron Fenn for his hard work.


Year 5

Cobra class: Fatima Sawaneh for keeping going with her home learning and submitting work on Class Dojo.

Camel class: Tyler Baxter for persevering with technology to ensure he can access Maths Whizz throughout the holiday.

Chameleon class: Zofia Dziobala for being in close contact all the way through lockdown and sharing learning on almost a daily basis

Year 6

Fox class : All of Fox class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

Wolf class: I would like to give the whole of Wolf Class my star of the week because I have enjoyed teaching them and I wish them and their families good luck and best wishes for the future. Lockdown has been a real challenge for us all and they have been brilliant!

Eagle class: All of Eagle class for all their hard work this year at home and at school!

yesKeep Scrolling down for the School Youtube Stars Mrs Hodge and Mr Garnham! yes

yes Here are some videos created by some of our talented teachers, check them out! yes

PE With Mr G - 7 Minutes of fun fitness to do at home!

Click this link to watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WJPo7IWibw 

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Click this link to watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqxxeW8sdZA

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The School Day

Automated Gate Times:

KS2 Playground & Maidenhall Approach:
8.28am to 8.40am (after 8.40 entry is via main school office)
3.05pm to 3.25pm

KS1 Playground (access to FREE Breakfast Club) 7.45am to 8.25am

Please do not push or lean against the automated gates to avoid damage or injury.

Note - Due to congestion in the car park at the start of day, the barriers will now be closed.  Please park and drop off on the road, where there are no parking restrictions.

Upcoming Events

Due to the current situation with Corona Virus - all Parents Evenings and End of Term performances are postponed.

School is currently closed until further notice.

Keep safe Hillsiders

Follow this link for more information regarding school events


Useful Contact Details

St Giles Trust has issued an information sheet containing contact details for a range of support services and a brief explanation of County Lines. Click here to see the document.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Our data protection policies can be found on the Policies section of the website.  If you would like any other information please contact the Active Learning Trust’s Data Protection Officer – email dataprotection@activelearningtrust.org.

Click on this link for our Privacy Notice

Click on this link for details of how to submit a
Subject Access Request
and a Subject Access Request form can be downloaded by clicking here

Lockdown Practise

We are introducing lockdown practises in addition to termly fire drills to ensure that everyone knows how to stay safe in an emergency.  There is a helpful video clip on the following link:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-40645219/huddersfield-primary-school-takes-part-in-lockdown-trainin

Hillside Parent Ambassadors

Find out about our Parent Ambassadors and see the minutes of their meetings by clicking here.

Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have concerns about the content of this or any other website; please follow the below link to report to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Claire Mitchell (Assistant Headteacher - SEN and Inclusion). 

Miss Ola Arkuszewska (Pupil Induction Mentor/Family Support Worker) and Mrs Heidi Ransom (Pupil Needs Mentor) are the Alternate Designated Professionals for Safeguarding Children. The School's Safeguarding Governor and Safer Employment Champion is Duncan Carragher.

If you have any concerns about a child’s safety, please contact one of these adults via the school office

Educate Against Hate

The DfE has launched a new website which parents and teachers can access to help protect children from radical views. www.educateagainsthate.com offers parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism, drawing on resources and guidance designed by the government and charities such as the NSPCC and Childnet.

You can find more information relating to Safeguarding and Prevent in our Policies section of this website.

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