Welcome to The Hills Academy

mrs whitehead copyThe Hills Academy is a vibrant and diverse school with strong values as central to our happy and safe environment. We have been recognised as 'Outstanding', by Ofsted, since 1997 and we pride ourselves in combining high attainment with excellent extra-curricular opportunities for all our pupils. Dedicated and committed staff, governors, volunteers, parent groups and student forums continue to drive forward the success and growth of the school.

As an inclusive environment we are focused on meeting the individual needs of our whole school community. Learning is personalized for each pupil and our children have the independence to determine much of this; evaluating their own achievements and setting themselves challenging targets for the future.

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Latest News & Blogs

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  • Week commencing Monday 25th April 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 25th April 2016 Welcome back to our weekly blog! This week we have cracked hens' eggs, closely observed what was inside and then cooked them in a sandwich bag in a pan on a barbeque. The children thoroughly enjoyed a light afternoon snack of scrambled egg! We have also observed how hens lay eggs and now understand what hard work it is for them.  We have been practising subtraction calculations in our mathematics and many of the children have found these activities quite…
    Written on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:18 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 18th April 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 18th April 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! This week we have enjoyed another tennis taster session and have been practising our bouncing and jumping skills in gymnastics.  We have also written about Jemima Puddleduck and created self-portraits for our PTA to print on tote bags to celebrate the school's forthcoming 50th birthday! Next week we are looking at the life cycle of a chicken and will be cooking eggs outside (weather permitting).  We will also be practising our parachute…
    Written on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 16:40 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Tuesday 12th April 2016
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    Week commencing Tuesday 12th April 2016 Hello everyone and welcome back to our weekly blog - we hope you had a brilliant Easter break! Although it has been a short week, we have had a lot of excitement with a letter from Jemima, the running duck, who left her nest and eggs for our children to look after and then came to visit us in person on Friday.  This was our 'stunning start' to the new topic of 'Out of the Egg'.  We have also shared…
    Written on Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:08 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 14th March 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 14th March 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to the Reception weekly blog. We think we are sending home some very tired children after our outdoor discovery week.  As every, your children have been brilliant throughout the week and have really engaged positively with the outdoor environment.  We have had a match the egg halves activity, explored floating and sinking and undertaken shape orienteering.  However, we think the highlight of the week for most of the children was the cooking of 'smores' over an…
    Written on Friday, 18 March 2016 14:59 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 7th March 2016
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    Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! This week we have been enjoying reading about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We have explored different versions of the story and found one that actually had only one bear called Bruno - this led to lots of interesting discussion about variations we noticed in the different tellings.  We have also been working on measuring time in our mathematics and have sequenced days and months and made our own o'clock times with…
    Written on Thursday, 10 March 2016 07:54 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 29th February 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 29th February 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly blog!   This week we have been very busy creating cards for a special day on Sunday!  We have also been practising our doubling and halving and enjoyed learning some new tennis skills. This week in our phonics, we have been practising writing simple sentences and, over the weekend, it would be brilliant if you could encourage your children to write.  It might be that they want to write sentences about their bedroom,…
    Written on Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:20 in EYFS
  • 4R present a Frozen Winter
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    Well done 4R on a fantastic assembly! You all worked so hard and I am really pleased and proud at how well you did. Please watch out introduction video to our assembly titled 'A Frozen Winter' Miss Reardon
    Written on Friday, 26 February 2016 15:55 in Year 4
  • Week commencing Monday 22nd February 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 22nd February 2016 Hello everyone and welcome back to the weekly Reception blog! We have had a lovely start to the half-term with our focus on 'The Gruffalo'.  We have made Gruffalo bunting, completed Gruffalo addition, listened to different story-tellings of the Gruffalo and we have written about the features of The Gruffalo!  We have also been very busy doing all sorts of measuring and the children are becoming confident in using appropriate mathematical vocabulary to describe their findings! Next week our focus…
    Written on Thursday, 25 February 2016 17:43 in EYFS
  • Woburn Safari Park
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    Woburn Safari Park What a lovely day we have had at Woburn Safari Park! The children were very well behaved and we all learnt a lot about penguins and other animals. The children really enjoyed the safari - especially the rhino walking in front of our bus! We were very lucky to see lots of different animals quite close up includin the Canadian Black Bear, lots of monkeys that climbed all over the bus and an Indian elephant. The children particularly enjoyed watching…
    Written on Friday, 12 February 2016 17:29 in Year 4
  • Week commencing 8th February 2016
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    Week commencing 8th February 2016 Hello everyone and welcome back to our Reception blog! Firstly, thank you for your support with our parent consultations, it was both useful and enjoyable to meet up and share our experiences of your children. We hope you enjoyed the fabulous pancake assembly by Mrs Lawes' class - we all enjoyed pancakes in the afternoon as a reward for the children's hard work! This week we have been busy learning about foxes and have created fox faces.  The children have…
    Written on Friday, 12 February 2016 16:01 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 1st February 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 1st February 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to the Reception weekly blog! First of all, we would just like to say a huge thank-you to all our parents who were able to join us for our Mathematics Information evening and for your very positive feedback - it was very much appreciated!  If you were unable to attend, please do not worry as all the handouts will be emailed to you shortly. This week we have all been a bit prickly - hedgehogs everywhere! …
    Written on Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:55 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 25th January 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 25th January 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! We have had a fantastic outdoor discovery week and the weather was generally kind to us!  We have made bird feeders, practised our jumping off logs skills, created owls from egg boxes and woodland animal collages using natural materials together with making owl sandwiches and singing songs around a campfire.  Wow!  The children have been a pleasure to teach and have engaged really positively with their natural environment. Next week our focus…
    Written on Thursday, 28 January 2016 07:52 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 18th January 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 18th January 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly blog. This week we have enjoyed learning about Echo the bat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84FMfIYU7eY) and the children have had to listen really carefully to find the bat facts hidden in the story.  We have also practised our joining skills by creating a bat with moving parts using split pins. We have spent a second week counting with money and the children's use of everyday money vocabulary has really improved. Both classes have also been practising…
    Written on Thursday, 21 January 2016 16:21 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 11th January 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 11th January 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! This week we have enjoyed reading 'The Owl Babies' and writing about how we felt Bill, the baby owl, felt when his mother left him to go hunting.  We have had some super descriptive vocabulary: sad, lonely, afraid, frightened and terrified!  The children have also produced some amazing owl mask collages using a broad range of materials from feathers to lentils!  In our mathematics we have been learning the value of coins…
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:57 in EYFS
  • Forthcoming Events
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    Monday 18th January 2016      -       PTFA meeting 7.30pm in the staffroom. Wednesday 25th January 2016 -       Quiz Night at The White Horse in Newnham Avenue 7.30pm for 8pm start.  Friday 5th February 2016        -        PTFA disco 6.30pm-8pm. Monday 29th february 2016    -        PTFA meeting 7.30pm in the staffroom
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:03 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • PTFA Quiz night
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    Test your general knowledge at The Hills Academy PTFA Quiz Night Wednesday 27th January 2016 from 7.30pm The White Horse Newnham Avenue, Bedford £5 per person for the quiz (this includes a plouGHmans) Teams of 2 to 6 persons Raffle Everyone is Welcome!
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:02 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Week commencing Tuesday 5th January 2016
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    Week commencing Tuesday 5th January 2016 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and welcome back to our Reception blog! This term we have a new topic called 'Into the Woods' and a curriculum information letter will be sent out next week providing curriculum coverage and key dates for the term.  You will also have received a letter regarding our Outdoor Discovery Week commencing Monday 25th January 2016.  It would be great if you could attend the parent/carers morning visit to Molliver's Activity Centre at…
    Written on Thursday, 07 January 2016 16:15 in EYFS
  • Visit from Santa
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    Visit from Santa On Wednesday the children had a visit from a very special guest, Mrs Carver caught the magic on camera.
    Written on Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:04 in News

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The Hills Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with the company number 08434199.
The registered office is The Hills Academy, Stancliffe Road, Bedford MK41 9AT.

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