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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 4 to 11
Number of Pupils :38

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We are constantly seeking to develop the early years ‘choosing’ provision. We are striving to provide enough challenges for the children and present them with meaningful opportunities for them to practice their reading, writing and number skills.

 

Summer Term 2017

Please click here to view Howard Class Spring Term Newsletter

 

18th July - Activity Day!

Reception to Year 6 pupils from both schools will take part in an Environmental Activity Day at Dalby Forest on Tuesday 18th July. Pupils will take part in different activities, some led by Dalby Activity Centre staff and some led by our staff. More details to follow!

 

6th July 2017 - Sports Day

Hovingham and St Hilda's staff and pupils invite you to our Federation Sports Day on Thursday 6th July from 1.15pm at St Hilda's, Ampleforth. Pupils from both schools will spend the day at St Hilda’s enjoying a range of sporting activities. Please note that in the event of bad weather we will look to hold the event at St Hilda's, Ampleforth on Thursday 13th July at 1.15pm. Further details to follow!

 

 

26th May 2017 - Archery Day!

On Friday 26th May all pupils will be taking part in an Archery Day at St Hilda’s. Grey Goose Archery (http://www.greygoosearchery.co.uk/archery-for-schools/) will be working with pupils teaching them traditional archery skills. The children will be working in groups and will all receive an hours tuition. Reception to Yr 3 children will be using “safe arrows” children in yr 4-6 will use traditional bows and arrows. Miss Martin will be serving up an appropriately themed packed lunch as we hope the weather will be kind and the two schools can enjoy lunch outside together. If your child/ren does not require a school packed lunch, please can you contact the school office by Wednesday 17th May for ordering purposes (Reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils are entitled to a free school meal). More details will follow closer to the time. Due to our Archery Day we’ve had to cancel the Year 3&4 rounders tournament. This has been replaced by a Tennis tournament on Friday 9th June. Please click here to view the photographs

 

19th May 2017 - Message from Mr Pynn

This week I have been really proud of the way our Year 2 pupils have completed their Key Stage 1 SATs papers.

 

5th May 2017 - Christening Ceremony

As part of our RE work we will be looking at family celebrations in church with a special emphasis on the christening ceremony.  If there are any photographs or items which relate to this topic or other celebrations in church and families would be happy to share we would love to look at them during the week beginning Monday 8th May.  

 

28th April 2017 - Sports Leader Training

Mrs Carter would like to say that it was a real pleasure taking the Y5/6 children for a session of initial 'sports leader' training on Friday afternoon. The children were full of enthusiasm and great ideas. This training was carried out with the intention that they take responsibility of, and lead, a skills development programme on a lunch time. They will support the younger children in developing their skills but also have the opportunity to access the programme at their own level and support each other. During the session on Friday afternoon the Y5/6 children used their coaching techniques to support the Y1 children in developing their skills in running, balancing, throwing, catching and kicking. Mrs Carter was particularly impressed with the kind words of encouragement that she heard as she observed the children. All of the children said that they had really enjoyed the experience and that they are looking forward to the programme being introduced. Please click here to view some of the work in action.

 

28th April 2017 - Howard Class Spellings

Y1 and Y2 children who work on spellings with Mrs Caddy will have a spelling test on the words issued before Easter on Tuesday 2nd May.  A new set of words will be issued on 2nd May with the test on Monday 8th May.  Many thanks for your on-going support in helping your children with their spelling homework.

 

28th April 2017 - Gazette and Herald article 

Hovingham Primary School has been rated outstanding in a recent inspection.

 

Spring Term 2017

Please click here to view Howard Class Spring Term Newsletter

Please click here to view Howard Class Spring Term Planning Document

 

Easter Church Display 

The children's Easter work was displayed in Church over the Easter Holidays.

 

4th April 2017 - Fossil Finds

As part of our dinosaur topic Howard Class had great fun on Monday uncovering some real life fossils. They very carefully dusted and blew away the dust to reveal dinosaur footprints and images of different dinosaur bones. Eventually Mrs Caddy admitted that she had made them at home but as the children enjoyed the activity so much we've included the following link in case you would like to make your own http://rainydaymum.co.uk/salt-dough-dinosaur-fossils/

Following from their dinosaur discoveries they went on to find out that one of the most famous fossil hunters is a lady called Mary Anning. We enjoyed watching the following clip about her life: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mary+anning+bbc+primary+history&&view=detail&mid=FA2920D88954A4340867FA2920D88954A4340867&FORM=VRDGAR

Thank you to those families who were able to bring in real fossils for the children to share on Tuesday morning, it really helped to bring this topic to life!

 

31st March 2017 - North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Award

I am delighted to announce that the submission for the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Award has been confirmed for both Hovingham and St Hilda's, recognising the schools' commitment to health and wellbeing. A healthy school is one that is successful in helping children and young people do their best and reach the full potential. The next step is for both schools to submit a 'school story template' within three years in order to remain engaged with the award.

 

28th March 2017 - Parents' Evening / Tea, Coffee and Cake Candlelighters Fundraiser

We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Candlelighters fundraiser on Tuesday - £329.98 was raised.

 

 

24th March 2017 - Red Nose Day

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to Red Nose Day - £46.25 was raised. Thank you.

 

 

17th March 2017 - Our very own Crufts winner!

A huge congratulations to Miss Martin whose Staffordshire bull terrier puppy received 3rd prize in her class and automatically qualifies for Crufts 2018!  

 

 

 

15th March 2017  - Fairtrade Break

Many thanks for supporting our Fairtrade stall. We really enjoyed selling and eating our awesome Fairtrade treats. It was a great success!

Charlie, Charlotte, Ella, Harry, Molly and Willow

 

 

2nd March 2017 - World Book Day 

World Book Day is an international event, celebrated by over 100 countries. The pupils and staff all enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters - everyone looked absolutely fantastic!

The pupils in Howard Class enjoyed showing and sharing their favourite books with the whole class. The pupils took part in the ‘One Minute Challenge’ in which they had one minute to stand up and tell the rest of the class as much as they could about their favourite book, its characters and the storyline. After that, the pupils then worked together in groups choosing characters, settings and storylines from different books and combining them to create their own ‘Story Mash Up’ which were all shared with everyone at the end. The children also enjoyed making their own bookmarks.  Please click here to view the photographs    

We are also running a Book Tournament to find the school's favourite books. We would like all pupils to think about their most-loved book and to write a book review to persuade us all to give it a go! After half term, Class 2 will collate the data to bring the selection down to the top 4 books as chosen by Howard Class and the top 4 books as chosen by Worsley Class. Following this, the children will be given time to read all four books and voting will commence to bring it down to a final 2. We hope to announce the winning book before Easter!  

 

28th February 2017 - Flippin' Fun 

As part of our RE work we had great fun on Pancake Day.  We began by thinking about what Pancake Day actually means and why there is such a celebration.  The children all took part in a meaningful discussion and found out that Pancake Day marks the start of Lent and is one of many important days on the build up to Easter.  We then participated in traditional Pancake Day activities such as flipping a pancake (harder than it looks!) and balancing a "pancake" on your head as you walk the length of the playground. There were many opportunities for literacy and numeracy as part of this two-day mini topic and the children and it was lovely to have the whole class sitting together as we ate our pancakes. Please click here to view the photographs.

As part of our literacy we read different versions of "The Runaway Pancake". The following link will take you to the version that proved most popular! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRz86mgaIyE

 

27th February 2017 - Welcome

Howard Class would like to give a warm welcome to Ruby who joined Hovingham School on Monday.  

 

 

27th Feb - 3rd March 2017 - Rowing Competition for all Primary Schools

It's almost time for the rowing competition to start again. This annual rowing competition has been running for the last 5 years, with the exception of one year. The schools that take part are; Gillamoor, Hovingham, St Hilda's, Kirbymoorside, St Ben's, Helsmley, Nawton, Sinnington. Key stage 2 row for 3 minutes and Key stage 1 row for 1 minute and the distance rowed is recorded. All the results are put together in a database from all schools and are then sorted from highest to lowest. The top 3 in each year group will received a certificate. The rowing machines will arrive in school on Friday 17th February ready for the children to start rowing on the first week back after half term. 

 

16th February 2017 - Howard Class Pirate Day 

Ahoy, me Hearties! Avast ye! Thank you to all the children for coming to school dressed as a Pirate to celebrate this term's 'Pirate' project. The costumes were absolutely tremendous! To see the motley buccaneers, please click here. Yo ho ho!

The children also put together the menu for 'Pirate Day' which was: Chicken Wraps and Cheese with Potato Wedges, Cucumber, Sweetcorn, Grated Carrot, Cress, Tomatoes and Lettuce. For pudding the children have chosen Chocolate Banana Cake with Chocolate Custard...Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

 

6th February 2017 - Box2bfit

Following on from the success of our Skip2bfit day last year, on Monday 6th February we had a Box2bfit day in school. Children took part in boxing fitness training. The exercises were incorporated into a number of circuits which are all set to music. Pupils really enjoyed the 'Box2bfit' workshops and completed a variety of circuit training style activities. This event was funded from our Sport Premium money and continues our plan to have a headline event each term designed to motivate and inspire. Such events have included the visit of the Climbing Wall last summer and the visit of Chris Tomlinson, Olympic long jumper in the autumn. Pupil feedback about all these events has been very positive and pupils were again complimented on their willingness to have a go and their manners. Well done everyone! Please click here to view the photographs.

For more information, please see their website http://skip2bfit.com/senior-box2bfit?ref=box2bfithttp://skip2bfit.com/senior-box2bfit?ref=box2bfit

 

3rd February 2017 - Tuck Shop

Thank you to all of the parents who have sent their children with money to support the tuck shop provided by Howard Class. The children in class 1 have really enjoyed learning about healthy diets and how we can contribute to this by choosing healthier alternatives. We are very grateful to Mrs Martin who has visited class 1 for the last couple of weeks to help them design a healthy meal for the whole school and most recently to help us bake snacks for the tuck shop. The opportunity to work with real money in a real context has been really valuable for the children in Howard Class and we got the big thumbs up from the children in Worsley Class too. Everyone's a winner! Tuck shop will continue for the next two weeks (Thursday break) and we ask that children from both classes bring 30p to purchase a snack. Please try to ensure children bring no more than 50p into school. As ever, thank you for the continued support. Please click here to view the photographs

 

27th January 2017 - FairAware Award

Hovingham CE VC Primary has just received the FairAware award. FairAware is the first Fairtrade Schools Award and is about finding out where your school is in terms of understanding Fairtrade and using Fairtrade products. 

 

Friday 20th January - Youth Sport Trust Bronze Quality Mark

I am delighted to announce that very recently both Hovingham and St Hilda's, Ampleforth CE VC Primary Schools have been awarded the Youth Sport Trust Bronze Quality Mark for their commitment to physical education (PE) and school sport. The Youth Sport Trust is a national charity that is building a brighter future for young people through the power of sport. The Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised award for the quality of their PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development. Mr Pynn

Autumn Term 2016

Please click here to view Howard's Class Autumn newsletter

 

Friday 16th December - Christmas Party! 

All children can come to school dressed in their party clothes on Friday as we’ll be having our party in the morning.

 

Thursday 15th December - Christingle Service

The Christingle Service this year will be held at Hovingham Church at 2.30pm on 15th December. Parents and friends are very welcome to attend. Parents attending the service can take pupils home at the end of the service. A Christingle candle is going home with each family on Friday. There is no obligation to donate, but any contributions will be gratefully received at the Christingle Service.

 

Tuesday 13th December - Christmas Lunch

Miss Martin will be serving up her delicious Christmas Dinner to pupils and staff on Tuesday 13th December. If your child/ren normally have a packed lunch but would like a Christmas Dinner, please can you confirm to school by emailing admin@hovingham.n-yorks.sch.uk and sending £2.10 in a named envelope marked Christmas Dinner no later than Monday 12th December. It's not a non uniform day but children can wear Christmas jumpers from home if they would like to. Click here to view the photographs.

 

Monday 12th December - Pantomime Trip

Please be here by 8:20am on Monday morning as we need to leave school by 8:30am. Please also remember that a packed lunch from home is required too. There will be a short interval during the performance and we thought that it would be a good idea for each child to bring a small treat to eat at that point.  We will be eating our packed lunches in a room at the theatre after the performance and then coming back to school. We will be back before the end of the school day.

For those children who travel to school on the taxi, Morse's have confirmed they are unable to pick the children up earlier that morning due to other school run commitments, therefore please can you make other arrangements to ensure your child is at school by 8:20am. Thank you.

 

Market Café

Huge thanks to the Friends of Hovingham School for organising and running the Hovingham market café at the weekend. Your sterling efforts are hugely appreciated and not taken for granted. Thank you to all who supported the café too!

FOHS would like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to all the parents, grandparents, teachers and carers who helped make this year’s Hovingham Christmas Market Café a roaring success. Thanks to everyone who made delicious cakes, buns, soups and sausage rolls (including our ever-brilliant school chef, Miss Martin) and especially to all the mums who helped on the day – what a team! We raised a whopping £629.19, every penny of which will go towards fun trips out, much-needed equipment and educational visits for all the pupils at Hovingham School. Thanks again and happy Christmas from everyone at FOHS!

 

Tuesday 6th December - Carols Around the Christmas Tree

Thank you to all who joined us for the Christmas performance on Tuesday. Huge congratulations to all the children, I'm sure you will agree that it was a super evening. Thank you to the all the staff for all their support in producing, directing and encouraging pupils. Please click here to view some of the photographs.

 

 

Monday 5th December - Class 1 Trip to The Charles Dickens (Malton) Society 

We had an interesting and inspiring trip to the Dickens' museum on Monday.  Mrs McCarthy greeted us in Victorian costume and gave us a tour of the counting house which is thought to be the inspiration behind Scrooge's counting house. This included spotting Jacob Marley's ghost at the top of the stairs! The children were beautifully behaved while they sat and listened to the history behind Charles Dickens' close links with Malton. Following the talk the children were invited to try and write a message using an old fashioned quill and ink at the style of desk used by Bob Crathchit, messy but fun!  Many of the children also enjoyed trying on some period costume including shawls and top hats.  Thank you very much to Mrs O'Donnell, Mrs Almond and Mrs Quarton for accompanying on our trip.  We look forward to using our trip to inspire us to write our own version of A Christmas Carol. Please click here to view the photographs.

 

Friday 2nd December - Penny Wars Total!

The children have been busy this week counting and bagging-up their ‘Penny Wars’ money jars. The winning team is Worsley Class who managed to collect a total of £4.07 in coppers. Class 1 also did very well with a total of -£16.43 in coppers. The overall ‘Penny Wars’ fundraising total is £64.34! Thank you and well done to everyone for contributing. The children had a great deal of fun and will be involved in deciding what playground equipment will be purchased with the funds they have raised. Well done everyone! Please click here to view the photographs.

 

Thursday 1st December - Scrooge's Counting House

Year 2 have been counting the 'Penny Wars' money and putting their times table knowledge to the test and applying to real life situations! Please click here to view the photographs.

 

 

Wednesday 30th November - Multiplication

Key Stage 1 are learning about multiplication and we took our learning into the playground so that we could see multiplication visually. The children enjoyed getting into the correct number of groups to show the multiplication taking place. Please click here to view the photographs.

 

Friday 18th November - Pumpkin Treats!

Last month Hovingham Stores kindly donated 4 huge pumpkins to school. Our amazing cook, Miss Martin thought it would be a lovely idea to do some pumpkin recipes with the children, so for the last 2 Tuesdays a group of four children from Class 2 have assisted Miss Martin in the kitchen and have made some delicious treats: Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Cake and Pumpkin Pancakes (accompanied with chocolate sauce). The children have absolutely loved cooking and trying these recipes. All the children (and staff) have tried each recipe and we were all surprised that they had pumpkin in them.

 

 

For the recipes, please click on the below: 

Pumpkin Pancakes   

Pumpkin Cake   

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Miss Martin is going to make some more Pumpkin Cake and Pumpkin Soup to sell at the Hovingham Market Café so there will be chance for you to try these amazing recipes for yourself.    

 

Friday 18th November - Children in Need goes Spotacular!

Spotty Day for Children in Need has raised £50 so far! A BIG spotty thank you to everyone for your kind donations. Please click here to view the photographs

 

 

Wednesday 9th November - Jackson Pollock inspired paintings!

Howard Class one have enjoyed creating their very own Jackson Pollock inspired paintings! They particularly enjoyed mastering Pollock's splat, pour, dribble and drip techniques relating to mood! Click here to view the photographs.

 

 

Wednesday 9th November - Thank you FOHS! 

A huge thank you to Mrs Gordon-Finlayson and the rest of FOHS who used their funds to pay for a new water tray in Class 1 which the children have really enjoyed already! From snow to warm water and bubbles, we look forward to more exciting learning opportunities! Please click here to view the other photographs. 

 

 

Wednesday 9th November KS1 Phonics Workshop

In response to positive discussions and interest at parents' evening we would like to offer you the opportunity to come into school and take part in a phonics workshop held by Mrs Carter on Wednesday 9th November from 3:45-4:45 (approx). We are very aware that the teaching of reading through phonics has changed dramatically over the years and so the aim of the workshop is to help you as parents to understand how we teach phonics in school so that you feel confident with supporting your child with reading, phonics and spelling at home. We will provide you with the background information surrounding the phonics scheme, demonstrate the way we teach it, through discussion and practical activities, and provide you with some activity ideas and websites that can be used to support your child at home. We would strongly encourage the parents of children in Class 1 to come along but all parents are welcome

 

Penny Wars School Fundraiser from the 7th - 18th November

Each class will be given a large sweet jar with the task to fill it with as many 1p and 2p coins as they can, before the fortnight ends.  The coppers will then be counted and the class with the highest total wins.  However, there is a small catch, the other class can sabotage your money jar by placing any notes or coins that aren’t copper in them and when the contents of the jar are counted, these will be deducted from the total.  So, if you put a £1 coin into the other jar, they would need a hundred pennies to balance it out.  Funds raised from this game will be used to renew our equipment for wet breaks and lunchtimes and the winning class will get first play with the new equipment. 

 

Poppy Appeal  

Poppies are now available in the school office.  Please send in a donation if you would like to support this worthy cause.   

 

Tuesday 1st October - Diwali

Howard Class have been learning about Diwali and have made lamps to celebrate the festival. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). One of the major festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat calendar.

 

Monday 31st October - Halloween

Howard Class have been enjoying learning about Halloween today. They all enjoyed carving out the pumpkin which was very kindly donated to the school by Hovingham Stores.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 13th October - Molly's Marvellous Moustache

Molly’s Marvellous Moustache

Class 1 really enjoyed their trip to Helmsley Arts Centre to see Molly's Marvellous Moustache on Thursday. The children thought it was very clever that so many characters could be played by only two people. The story, about the adventures of Molly, took us into a Jungle, into the cockpit of an plane, into a science lab and then into the life of a grown up - to the office to work and to parties with no jelly!  The story was funny and kept the children entertained with some playful audience participation. Some of the quotes from the children include: "It was moustache-tastic", "it was really good", "I really liked it" and "it was just so funny".

 

Monday 3rd October - Hovingham School Harvest Service

There will be a Harvest service at 3pm at Hovingham School on 3rd October. Parents and friends are most welcome to attend the service.

 

 

Friday 30th September - Marvellous Macmillan Coffee Morning 

Thank you!  Our Macmillan Coffee Morning was incredibly successful and raised in excess of £300 for the great work that Macmillan Cancer Support do.  The children did us proud and it was brilliant to see so many people in the Village Hall. Thank you so much for the cakes, your generous donations and for coming along to support the event. Please click here to view the photographs.

 

 

Tuesday 27th September - Chris Tomlinson Visit

A huge thank you to Chris Tomlinson, Olympic long jumper, for visiting us on Tuesday. We all enjoyed the circuit training he did with us and the answers he gave to our questions. His advice was truly motivational, everything we do deserves 100% effort and nobody can ask for any more than that! There can be little more inspiring than a top sporting star spending time working with our children. Please click here to view the photographs

 

"World's Biggest Coffee Morning"

Hovingham School is hosting the "World's Biggest Coffee Morning". This is a very special coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan on Friday 30th September at Hovingham Village Hall. We would love you to come from 9:30am. 

"Don't miss out on our marvellous, delicious treats!" from Emily, Lewis, Louis, Matilda, Molly, Philip, Rhys and Willow.

 

 

Olympian Chris Tomlinson to visit

We are delighted to announce that Olympian Chris Tomlinson, a long jumper who has competed at 3 games including London 2012, will be visiting us on 27th September. The two schools will come together at Hovingham village hall for an afternoon of fitness activities and the chance to be inspired by a top sportsman.

 

Tuesday 13th September - Roahl Dahl Day

A huge thank you to you all for the wonderful costumes the children wore on Tuesday! The children had lots of fun talking about the different characters and it really helped to bring the stories to life.  After a morning of Dahl related activities such as writing their own marvellous medicines the children were treated to a Dahlicious lunch of Worm Spaghetti and a yellow biscuit (yellow was Roald Dahl's favourite colour)! The children then made their own Frobscottle for dessert! We really are very lucky having Miss Martin's creativity in the kitchen! Thank you once again for your continuing support. 

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Wednesday 7th September - Power Down Pete

On Wednesday, 7th September Power Down Pete came to talk about the electricity we are wasting.  He told us about how the power stations work when we use electricity; he then told us that when the power stations work, they give out a gas called carbon dioxide and that it pollutes the air, which then pollutes the earth which makes it a nasty and dirty place to be in.

Pete then talked about the green house effect which is where coal burned in power stations contains carbon which combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to form carbon dioxide.  The man made (or anthropogenic) component of the green house effect is caused by mans activities that emit greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. The most important of these is the burning of fossil fuels.

By Alice, Y6

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