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On Sunday 10th May, the government set out the next steps in England’s COVID-19 response.

Ever since Hillside closed on Monday 23rd March we have been working on a plan to ensure that when we start to re-open it will be within a safe environment for pupils and staff. The plan is for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return first on Monday 1st June, after half term. The government is still to announce when it is planned for other year groups to return.

We look forward to seeing our students return to school and we will continue to ensure everything is ready and safe for their return. For the remainder of this month pupils will stay at home for classes, unless their parents are classified as ‘key workers’.

For full and current information on COVID-19, please visit: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

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Hillside Primary Virtual School Weekly Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

You may have noticed that I am sending this week’s newsletter a day early. This is because tomorrow is the rearranged May Bank Holiday which has been moved to Friday in order for us to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day. On the 8th May 1945, Winston Churchill (Britain’s Prime Minister) announced that the war in Europe was over. This was known as VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). It was the day that the Nazis in Germany officially surrendered.

Usually, people celebrate VE day by holding street parties where they meet up with their neighbours, lay out tables along the road and decorate with red, white and blue bunting and flags. We then share food and play music and dance. Unfortunately, as we know, this year we have to keep a safe distance from our neighbours and friends. However, you can still celebrate with the people you are living with. Perhaps you could draw a Union Jack flag and play some music and dance together. I have added some links below to websites that have lots more ideas for what you can do to celebrate at home. I would love to see what you get up to so please share your pictures with your class teacher on Class Dojo.

French continues to be the main language we are learning at school but we are extremely lucky to have a fluent Spanish speaker who can help us take our learning even further. This week you will have seen that Señor Torres has set you a Spanish task on Class Dojo. He will be setting you one task each week so have a go and let’s see who can impress him the most with their new language skills. If you get stuck, please email Señor Torres for support (using Class Dojo) and not your class teacher, as most of your teachers, including me, are learning Spanish at the same time as you so probably won’t be as much help – sorry!

As it is a bank holiday on Friday, your teacher will not be setting you any work but they will be back on Monday with some new learning that you can take part in and will once again be ready to answer your emails and offer you support.


Stay safe and adiós

Mrs Jewell






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Polar Bear :  Autumn Wye for super number hunting this week! 

Nursery Penguin: Nicole Povilionyte for always trying her best with the activities she does. You have been so busy! 

Reception class

Elephant class: .  Hayden Brunt and Marcel Zbien for both showing great effort and working so hard at home. 

Panda class: Oliver Brunt for supper home learning during the big birthday week at home! 

Tiger class: Tyrell Shashu  for beginning to learn his 2 and 3 times tables


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Kangaroo Class: Nikola Zbien for our star of the week in Kangaroo class for lots of wonderful learning.

Dolphin class - Emilia Michajlow for completing multiple learning challenges this week. 

Koala class: . Meer Mahmoud  for completing lessons each day on The Oak National Academy. Lots of Koalas are doing this too and have been sharing their fantastic work on ClassDojo. 


Year 2

Turtle class: Elliott - for collecting over 100 points on class Dojo for all his hard work at home. 

Jaguar class: .Richard Ward, being an excellent self motivated student.  

Flamingo class: Spencer Foy - For creating the most amazing poster all about penguins.

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Year 3

Giraffe class: David Borisov and Carter Nicholls for all of the fantastic work they have been doing and always challenging themselves!All of Giraffes who have sent in 'Good News Reports' this week - they were amazing!

Meercat class: Ellen for being a super learner and having a go at new things!

Zebra class: Anna Johnys - completing a wide range of home learning, Daniel Kobierski - challenging himself to complete learning challenges set, Tommy Paton- being creative and completing challenges set, Dylan Tilly - remaining enthusiastic in his home learning.

Year 4

Orca class - Anurag Anireddy - sending me lots of jokes to make me laugh!

Bear class - Ada Hussain - some awesome Spanish for Mr Torres

Alligator class: Cameron Fenn, Imogen Haigh, Mason Skilton, Tanisha Ali, Igor Magierski - All for fantastic work and effort they have produced this week


Year 5

Cobra class:  Fatima Sawaneh  for all of their hard work with their home learning. 

Camel class: Kamila Poltorak for reading all her books on Bug Club and moving up a B

Chameleon class: Raquel Bras for all of their hard work with their home learning. 

Year 6

Fox class : .Antony Allen for completing and sharing lots of home learning 

Wolf class: Gustas Giedrys for his great artwork of a bald Anansi from the story of Anansi and the Bean Pot.

Eagle class: Dawid Dabrowski for completing some fantastic work and uploading it to Class Dojo


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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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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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