Half Term Break

Wishing all of our Hilltop families a very happy half term break.

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Welcome back!

How wonderful to have all of our year 1 and 2 children back in school today! We look forward to a very happy term.

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School In Bloom

We have some exciting news to give you all on Monday Morning

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Hilltop blue tits

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What a Wonderful World!


It has been a wonderful week at school so far!

  • Our Year 2 children have been working really hard at their maths and reading
  • Reception Classes have been learning about Bulgaria and eating some very interesting food
  • Years 1 and 2 have been very creative when investigating “Take One Picture”
  • The blue tits nesting on one of our bird boxes have been very busy feeding their babies
  • Lots of children and staff have spotted newts in and around the pond
  • We have spent time in Robin’s Rest during out door learning sessions

I wonder what the rest of the week will bring?

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A Party For The Queen

We have had a wonderful afternoon of celebration in honour of The Queen’s 90th birthday. We began the party by standing proudly and singing The National Anthem.

The bunting,made by the children at home, decorated our playground beautifully and the weather stayed dry throughout the party. All of the children danced to traditional country dancing tunes while the staff clapped along and then feasted on afternoon tea with freshly prepared cucumber sandwiches and cakes.

William said “It is the best day of my life!”.

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Here comes Summer!

What a wonderful start we have had to the Summer Term in schoo!. The display in the front entrance will shortly show you some of the wonderful things that we have been doing during this first week back.

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Visit to London


What an amazing trip to London I had with Class 5 today. The children were all beautifully behaved and had a great day.

We travelled by train to Liverpool Street and then caught the underground to St James’ Park; the children didn’t even grumble when the Circle Line train took half an hour to arrive.

After watching the Changing of the Guard we had a picnic in the park. After eating, we visited Horse Guards for some great photo opportunities before walking past Downing Street and through to Westminster.

A boat trip down the Thames with a funny and very informative commentary led us to Tower Hill. We walked past the Tower of London before catching the trains home.

What a wonderful day!



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Happy Christmas

I would like to wish the whole of our Hilltop Infant School community a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Thank you for all the lovely gifts that families have sent into school this week.

Love and Prayers,

Mrs Mackenzie



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Last week I travelled to Finland with some other school leaders from Wickford and Basildon. We travelled to the Turku area which is “The Land of the Moomins” (For anyone who knows about Moomintrolls!).

We visited lots of schools and learned a lot about education in Finland and about the culture of the country. I will blog more about the schools later this week but I thought that you would like to know about the evening that I went to a sauna. It was a smoke sauna in the woods and after a little while sitting in a very hot wooden cabin we went out into the woods to jump into a very cold pond. The Finnish people believe that this is very good for you. It was certainly very cold!!!!!

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