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Staff Recruitment MAY 2015
We are currently looking for a CLERK TO GOVERNORS to join our team. This would involve attending Governing Body either daytime or evening taking the minutes and preparing them for distribution.  There are approximately 6 Full Governing Body Meetings and 15 sub committee meetings per year. Please contact the school if you are interested in this post.  
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.    
New Mobile App Our new FREE mobile app is now available for Android and Apple mobile devices.  Our app delivers all the latest news and blogs from our website, and social media, school films, events and school diary direct to your phone. You can download it using the QR code, or by visiting Apple iTunes or Google Play store on your phone or tablet.
School Angel To raise funds for the The Hills Academy just click on any retailers, all of the profit goes to help the school and you get exactly the same deal as if you had visited the retailers website direct. There is no need for you to create an account and we don't need any of your personal details. We will simply track your donation straight back to your school every time you visit School Angel. Thank you.

Latest News & Blogs

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  • PE Blog Summer Term 1
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    Expenditures Please see the attached form for the most recent and up to date PE expenditures form. Staff Training and Development Mr. Parker completed a PE funding and impact plan this Half-Term. This outlined how PE funding that has been agreed will be used to good affect in improving the quality of the PE provision at the School. Next steps in improving provision until 2017 are included within this document, this document is attached. Festivals/Competitions This Half-Term Year 2 have…
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:11 in PE & Sports
  • Week commencing Monday 21st May
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    Week commencing Monday 21st May Hello everyone and welcome to the last blog of the half-term! We have had lots of fun exploring ants this week - looking at their habitats and even eating them :)  We enjoyed reading the story of 'Find Anthony Ant' and have practised using rhyme in our writing.  When we come back our focus for the week will be butterflies and we will be keeping our own class set of butterflies to observe growth from the larvae stage. Your children…
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:41 in EYFS
  • We can play the ukulele
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    We can play the ukulele Year 4 are having so much fun learning the ukelele this term. It can be quite tricky but we are sure that with lots of practice we will be reading to give a fantastic performance next half term!
    Written on Thursday, 21 May 2015 13:29 in Year 4
  • Week commencing Monday 11th May
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    Week commencing Monday 11th May Hello everyone! A big thank-you to all the children and parents/carers who responded to our blog last week - we received some very interesting addresses for Henrietta hen and thoroughly enjoyed sharing them with the children! This week we have been improving our parachute skills and have been busy completing our Faberge eggs - they look fabulous!  We have also been busy practising addition and subtraction using number lines! Our weekend challenge is for the children to find a solid…
    Written on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:13 in EYFS
  • Bingo Night
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    Bingo Night The Hills Academy PTFA host BINGO NIGHT! on Friday 15th May 2015.   Event starts at 6:30pm at The Hills Academy. Children Welcome - Fish and Chip Supper included.  Order your Bingo Books and Food from School Office or Reception.
    Written on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:26 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • This week's book of the week
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    This week's book of the week Our choice of book this week carries on from our last choice of book 'Midnight for Charlie Bone', as we have chosen the next book in the Red King series. The Time Twister, continues the story of Charlie Bone, who is able to hear voices from photographs.  "Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty suprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916. With the scheming Yewbeam Aunts…
    Written on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:48 in Book Club
  • Week commencing Monday 4th May
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    Week commencing Monday 4th May Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! It has been a short week but a very busy one!  We had a letter from Henrietta asking the children to write to her and tell her a little about themselves - the children really enjoyed responding to her and if you have any time at the weekend it would be brilliant if the children could practise writing an address on an envelope!  (They could perhaps create an imaginary address for Henrietta…
    Written on Friday, 08 May 2015 15:17 in EYFS
  • DT Challenge
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    DT Challenge Last Friday Year 4 were challenged to build the Indian city of Channai.  We had to work together in out groups to decide what part of the city we were going to buid, we were given the choices of the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, the Anna Arches, St Georges Fort, The Government museum and other landmarks.  After we had decided what we were going to build we then had to choose what materials we were going to use to build with; we…
    Written on Friday, 08 May 2015 08:29 in Year 4
  • Henry Moore Style statues
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    Henry Moore Style statues We really had to use our imaginations when we created statues of Velu, from the book trash, as Henry Moore did not use facial features to show the mood of the person but used body language instead.  Have a look at the pictures of our finished work and see if you can work out how Velu was feeling!
    Written on Friday, 08 May 2015 08:27 in Year 4
  • Week commencing Monday 27th April 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 27th April 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! We have been very busy this week!  We have seen photographs of a quail, taken photographs of a quail egg and have made observational drawings of the eggs using pastel crayons!  We have also found time to practise halving numbers and have had another letter from Henrietta hen who answered lots of the questions the children wanted to ask her! In our creative writing we imagined we had a magic egg and…
    Written on Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:22 in EYFS
  • Year 4 Ukuleles
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    Year 4 Ukuleles The children have been thoroughly enjoying their ukulele lessons so far with Mrs Choy-Winters, who has very kindly liaised with Tema Music in Kempston to allow our children to take advantage of a fantastic offer. If your child is interested in continuing their learning of the ukulele, Tema Music is offering a Mahalo ukulele in the plain colour of your choice (patterned ukulele’s will cost more), a carry case and a ukulele plectrum for £20. To take advantage of this…
    Written on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 15:03 in Year 4
  • This week's book of the week
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    This week's book of the week This week Book Club recommends reading 'Midnight for Charlie Bone' - Jenny Nimmo This book is very similar to Harry Potter, but Charlie Bone is born with a talent to be able to hear voices coming from photographs - and these are normal photographs, not ones that move! He gets sent to Bloor's Academy, where all children who are born with special talents go. Charlie can't perform magic with a wand (and Voldemort doesn't exist in this book!) But it…
    Written on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 15:00 in Book Club
  • Week commencing Monday 20th April 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 20th April 2015 Hello everyone! What excitement this week!  We had just returned from our lunchtime play and found that Henrietta hen had come to visit us!  The children were very excited and had lots of questions to ask her!  We have also been busy exploring hens eggs this week and observed similarities and differences between raw, poached and hard boiled eggs.  In our maths we focused on using numbers beyond 10.  In our artwork we created egg-shaped suncatchers using bin bags and…
    Written on Thursday, 23 April 2015 19:11 in EYFS
  • How to make a JetPack
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    How to make a JetPack Jetpack You can craft a jetpack, which allows you to fly in Survival mode when equipped. However, it will quickly run out of fuel, in which case you will need some coal or charcoal in your inventory for it to fill back up. The durability bar on the jetpack indicates how much fuel is left. You can also get a short speed boost while flying by right-clicking with a fuel item in your hand. This will consume the fuel. Solar…
    Written on Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:08 in Minecraft Club
  • Week commencing Monday 13th April 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 13th April 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to our summer term together!  We hope you all had a fabulous Easter break and have enjoyed the spring sunshine! The children look refreshed and happy and it is quite a shock to think that we only have one more term together!  This term our topic is 'Out of the Egg' and a curriculum information sheet will be issued shortly!  The children were surprised to find a nest in the school grounds with a letter from…
    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:52 in EYFS
  • Spring Term 2
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    Expenditures Please see the attached form to view the PE expenditures form to date. Staff Training and Development Mr Parker has completed an in depth PE monitoring report this term. During this report PE planning from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 was scrutinised and a pupil and staff voice was also held to get current opinions of PE from both staff and pupils. As a result, future steps to be taken in order to raise the standard of…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 15:36 in PE & Sports
  • Welcome to the Summer Term!
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    Welcome to the Summer Term! Welcome back to school! Everyone at book club hopes that you have all had a lovely Easter break - and that you have read lots of books! We have all enjoyed our break and have read some new books. Millie has read 'Gangsta Granny' and 'Awful Auntie.' Ben has also started reading 'Awful Auntie.' David Walliams is a very popular author in book club! Neve has read a few 'Horrid Henry' books, but has also been getting ideas for cooking…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:44 in Book Club
  • Week commencing Monday 23rd March 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 23rd March 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to the final blog of the spring term! We have had a wonderful time in Bromham!  We have learned about items that float and sink, we have discoverd how tricky it is to build twig towers and we have thoroughly enjoyed making nests to enjoy around the campfire! Even though we have two weeks holiday now, it would be brilliant if your children could keep up with their reading, practise writing short sentences about what they…
    Written on Friday, 27 March 2015 16:58 in EYFS

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