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Audrey continues to receive advanced training as part of her day in school as well as spending time in classrooms for half an hour slots with the children. Recent training has focused on increasing her concentration levels and reducing her distractions as you can see in the video below!
What a legacy Mrs Van Rhee has left us of rich Arts development! Mrs Wood is our new Art and DT Leader and once she has settled in, we will again be developing The Arts and going for Gold. The application process will begin in June and we feel we are already in a good place to present our portfolio of continuing evidence (e.g. recent courtyard development, revision of new Arts curriculum, etc.
Welcome back to school everyone. 2023 promises to be a year full of knowledge, wonder and learning. Do take a look at our knowledge maps on the curriculum page which have recently been uploaded to the website.
The latest parent forum minutes are now available. Please see here for details.
It was wonderful to welcome Mel from DENS recently who spoke about how the charity works. We are very proud of the school magazine team and their work over the last year and were able to hand a hefty cheque to DENS.
School Council have been discussing who they would like to support over the 2022-23 year and we have chosen the animal charity ARC. You can find out more about them here www.animalrescuecharity.org.uk
The website calendar for the 2022-23 academic year has now been updated. Want to know about transition days, class assemblies, performances, parent consultations, etc – look no further!
We have partnered with Ecologi to plant trees around the world this week to offset our carbon footprint over the last year. We are planning to be completely and independently carbon neutral by 2030 or earlier.
Want to find out more or interested in offsetting your own household footprint? Visit https://ecologi.com for details. In the meantime, our letterheads will now feature a new ecologi logo to demonstrate our sustainability commitment.
New energy certificate has arrived – really pleased to see a huge reduction in our Carbon Emissions down from 94 to 80 this year.
School council doing a spot of weeding today to make room for new plants. Well done everyone and we even had time to make some mint tea at the end!
In our last Astronomy Club session for the year,
In our last session, we used a program called Pixinsight to process an image of the M95 Galaxy we had taken using the Liverpool John Moore telescope.
M95 is a spiral galaxy around 33 million light years away (so if you travelled at 186,000km per second, it would take 33 million years to get there) and has a magnitude of 9.6 meaning you can’t see it with the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it. There is thought to be 40 billion stars in this galaxy alone!
The children built a wonderful igloo using their creative skills and some giant Jenna blocks.
In November, our parent and child climate committee met to discuss options on how to make the school more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Click here to see our statement/commitment.
Astronomy Club have been covering lots of topics. We recently did a session on the moon and the children took their first ever picture of the moon using the school telescope. Great first attempt!
The children had a wonderful day celebrating their Values and experiencing activities with links to themes. See the photos for highlights from the day.
We are very excited to be taking part in the first World Values Day on Friday where Year 6 will be join other VbE school children from around the world. See here for more details https://www.worldvaluesday.com/events-and-activities/global-students-values-conference/
Want to know about key dates for the 2021-22? The new calendar is now live and is available here https://pixieshill.herts.sch.uk/news-and-dates/calendar/ Please be aware that whilst we will do our best to ensure we stick to the published dates, some dates (especially those in the summer term) can be subject to change.
Click here to see highlights of the Pixies Hill Space launch from October 2020! A truly inspiring and exciting day for all the children and staff.
Please watch the video below to see a glimpse of life at Pixies – Don’t forget to book on a Zoom call!
In the recent Parent Forum, you asked for a Jargon Buster for Education. We provided one! Click on the parent forum and policies pages where you will find a file called ‘Pixies Hill Jargon Buster’!