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Computer Programming Introducing computer programming to your kids can be daunting, especially for those who aren't familiar with code. Fortunately, over the last few years, a number of FREE apps, software, and guides have been created that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy and fun to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? We have gathered together a list of online resources available for you to share with your kids to help them start learning about programming.    
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  • Book Club recommendation for the Easter break
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    Book Club recommendation for the Easter break If you are looking for a book to read over the Easter break, book club suggests that you read... Horrible Histories: Cruel Kings and Mean Queens. History with the nasty bits left in! Cruel Kings and Mean Queens gives you the horrible historical facts on all our shocking sovreigns, from William the Conker right up to Lizzie the Last. It'll tell you what you really want to know, like... Which king died after falling off the toilet why people thought King…
    Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:38 in Book Club
  • Week commencing 16th March 2015
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    Week commencing 16th March 2015 Hello everyone! What a busy week this has been!  We have been enjoying different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we have been following instructions to make porridge and we have been busy making cards to celebrate Easter.  However, the highlight of the week has been the visit by Teaching Talons who educated the children about a range of creatures, including rabbits, rats, a hedgehog, an Argentinian horn rimmed frog, a giant centipede and a barn owl who thoroughly…
    Written on Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:21 in EYFS
  • PTFA Easter Raffle
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    PTFA Easter Raffle Lots of Easter Eggs and Books to be won!!! Drawn on Friday 27th March 2015 during the Easter Assembly. Tickets are £1 per strip from the school office.  
    Written on Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:24 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Garden work in
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    Garden work in Come and join us for a fun packed work in to get the garden ready for the summer term… Saturday 25th April 10.30 – 1.30 We will provide laughter and light refreshments if you provide a spade, enthusiasm and muscle power. For further information see Miss Starr or Mrs Griffin
    Written on Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:49 in News
  • End of term Coffee and Cake Afternoon.
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    End of term Coffee and Cake Afternoon. Thursday 26th March 3pm - 4pm In the hall. ALL WELCOME £1.50 adult      £1.00 children (for a dink and a cake)   All donations of cakes welcome, please bring to the staffroom on the Wednesday or Thursday morning.
    Written on Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:06 in News
  • Week commencing Monday 9th March 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 9th March 2015 Week commencing Monday 9th March 2015 Hello everyone and welcome back to our blog! This week we have been busy learning about measuring and Little Red Riding Hood.  The children have also been busy making a little surprise for Sunday!  We have also visited the computer suite again and Mr. Horsley has been thrilled with the amount of progress the children are making in these sessions – he has told us that Thursdays are now his favourite day of the…
    Written on Friday, 13 March 2015 08:29 in EYFS
  • This week's book of the week
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    This week's book of the week This week book club have chosen... Kitten Club - Ginger's New Home. "Amy, Molly, Lily, Ruby, Ella and Mia are the luckiest girls in the world - they've all got adorable new kittens! And they've started up a club so they can swap stories about their gorgeous pets. It's going to be the best club ever!  Amy can't believe it when her paretns say she can have a kitten. She falls in love with Ginger straight away and is determined…
    Written on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:39 in Book Club
  • Week commencing 2nd March 2015
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    Week commencing 2nd March 2015 Week commencing Monday 2nd March 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to another Reception blog! This week we have been busy doubling numbers and have used everything from dinosaurs to playdough to practise!  We have also enjoyed a fiction book called, ‘Foggy, Foggy Forest’ and have created our own fog pictures as well as learning about silhouettes. We also tried to describe how we felt when we were happy and one response was, “I feel like I want to smile lots!”…
    Written on Friday, 06 March 2015 08:37 in EYFS
  • This week's book of the week
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    This week's book of the week This week's book of the week is..... Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire   This is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series. So far Harry has found the Philosopher's stone, he has been into the Chamber of Secrets - where he found Tom Marvalo Riddle and a REALLY big Basilik!!!!! He has rescued a prisoner from Azkaban and fought the Dementors, what more could Harry do?   "It is the summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will…
    Written on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:37 in Book Club
  • PE Blog Spring Term 1
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    Expenditures Please see the attached expenditures form to view the most recent expenditures log of the PE grant. Staff Training and development Staff attended a Gymnastics CPD Staff Meeting on the 28th Janaury funded by the SSCo membership (see expenditures form). The meeting was delivered by Harley Dowe and was focused on the safe and effective use of apparatus during Gymnastics lessons. In addition Harley discussed effective planning and delivery of Gymnastics lesson where children are required to create a…
    Written on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:16 in PE & Sports
  • Monday 23rd February
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    Monday 23rd February Hello everyone and welcome back – we hope you have all had a great half-term break!  The time seems to be racing past and this is a short half-term, with only five weeks until we break for the Easter holidays!  This week the children have been listening to the story of the Gruffalo and have all created their own version of a Gruffalo, which they have then described in their ‘have a go’ writing.  For the first time, we have…
    Written on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:02 in EYFS
  • Learn to code online
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    Learn to code online Introducing computer programming to your kids can be daunting, especially for those who aren’t familiar with code. Fortunately, over the last few years, a number of FREE apps, software, and guides have been created that make the often-complex subject of computer coding easy and fun to grasp for young learners. So where to begin? I have gathered together a list of online resources available for you to share with your kids to help them start learning about programming. I will…
    Written on Friday, 13 February 2015 10:37 in IT Blog
  • Week commencing Monday 9th February 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 9th February 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to the last week of the half-term! It was lovely to meet with you all at the consultations and be able to share your children's achievements! We have enjoyed learning lots of facts about foxes this week.  One child asked, 'Why do foxes have white on the end of their tails?'  We couldn't answer this, can you?  We have also been thinking about time and how time is all around us, e.g. time for school, time…
    Written on Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:25 in EYFS
  • Tikka Billa Clock Game
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    Tikka Billa Clock is a wonderful children's educational game, in which you need to set the clock in accordance with the said time.  There are four levels of difficulty. How to play the game: click the hands of the clock with the mouse to move them to the right time.
    Written on Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:36 in Year 1 Read more...
  • Week commencing Monday 2nd February 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 2nd February 2015 Hello everyone! What a week we have enjoyed - from playing in the snow to making clay hedgehogs and learning all about what hedgehogs eat!  Next week we are going to focus on foxes and we will be doing lots of time activities in our mathematics. At the weekend it would be brilliant if you could observe what technology your children engage with in the home and send in some photographs or notes.  For example, do they know how to…
    Written on Thursday, 05 February 2015 15:37 in EYFS
  • PTFA News
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    Money Raised at the Christmas Fair £1500.00 PTFA Forthcoming Events Cowboy and Cowgirl Disco Friday 6th February from 6.30pm - 8pm £1.50 per child £1.00 per adult Easter Raffle Friday 27th March Family Bingo Fun! Friday 15th may starts 6.30pm Children welcome! Summer Fair Saturday 11th July, 1.30pm till 4pm
    Written on Monday, 02 February 2015 12:42 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Our book of the week
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    Our book of the week Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky by Meg Cabot "Sometimes I think I must be the luckiest girl in the world. I mean, really. Think about it: I live in New York City, the coolest place on the planet; I'm a Princess; I have a boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for? WHO AM I KIDDING?????" Mia's love life is a disaster - and being heir to the throne of Genovia sure doesn't help. Because while Mia's finally got herself…
    Written on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:44 in Book Club
  • Week commencing Monday 26th January 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 26th January 2015 Hello everyone! What a wonderful week we have had! Your children should be immensely proud of themselves as they have been really sensible and thoughtful and we have had a lot of fun in the woods together! We have made two types of bird feeder, we have made pasta bats, edible owls and followed a sawdust trail to discover more about animal habitats. We have collected twigs for our campfire (not just any old twigs, the children had to measure…
    Written on Monday, 26 January 2015 17:20 in EYFS

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2012

Ctrl Z the movie
2012

Lost Friends 2011

Stay With Me the movie 2011

The Door
2010

Peer Pressure
2010

Seven of Diamonds
2010

High 3:30
2009

School of the Dead
2009

Befriend
2008