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

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Summer Term 

Class 2's Summer Term 2016 Newsletter          Class 2's Summer Term 2016 Planning Document


Goodbye and good luck Maddy, Lydia, Ellie, Tom, Henry and Imogen!


20th July 2016 - Play in a Day Workshop

I was really impressed with the way Class 2 worked so hard to rehearse and share their very informative play all about the Olympics – Mr Pynn Please click here to view the photographs


15th July - Year 6 Hovingham Hall Visit

On Friday 15th July the Year 6’s had a private tour of Hovingham Hall, courtesy of Lady Worsley. They showed great enthusiasm for exploring its many beautiful and interesting rooms and staircases. And they asked many questions. In the children’s bedroom, Lady Worsley let the pupils go through the roped off area so that they could handle the old toys. They were truly fascinated by them! In another room, Tom and Maddy even had the opportunity to play the oldest harpsichord in England. Throughout the visit the Year 6’s were a credit to the school.

“It was a pleasure to visit Hovingham Hall. We found that cellar was the most scary and terrifying.” -  By Lydia & Imogen

“I really enjoyed visiting one of the Queen’s relatives it was great and fun.”  -  By Ellie

“It was a privilege meeting relatives of the Royal Family. The Hall was amazing and the          grounds were stunning. A Great Day!"  -  By Tom

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year 6 leavers photograph in the Gazette and Herald


13th July 2016 - Ancient Greek

Class 2 had an Ancient Greek morning on Wednesday 13th July. Pupils came to school dressed in some fantastic Ancient Greek costumes - they all looked amazing! In this week's Celebration Assembly, all of Class 2 were awarded the Star of the Week certificate for their fabulous costumes! Please click here to view the photographs


12th July 2016 - Mini Sports Day

On Tuesday 12th July, because our Sports Day was cancelled due to the weather, all the children took part in team and individual races. The team competition was very close and we can reveal the winning team was ‘Fire’. Well done to all for entering into the sporting spirit! – Mrs Caddy and Mrs Martindale  Please click here to view the photographs


7th July 2016 - Cake Sale

Thank you for all of your support for the Cake Sale (baking and buying!) on Thursday. We raised an amazing £90. This will make 6 wells providing clean water for villages in Africa.  From Kate, Hannah, Amelia, Evie T, Lydia, Imogen, Maddy and Bea. Click here to view photographs

That's great news! Well done to all those involved, especially Kate for the initial idea. It was all so well organised and for a very worthwhile cause. – Mr Gee

I am very sorry I could not attend due to the inspection at St Hilda's. I am immensely proud of Kate's achievement and the support that grew to make this such a success. – Mr Pynn

1st July 2016 - Year 3 and 4 Rounders

Last Friday the children in Y3 and Y4 displayed great sporting skills in the competition at Ryedale last Friday. Play was of a high standard and got better as the games went on. Overall the two teams came second and third which was a fantastic result as we played with two smaller teams rather than having lots of extras. Well done Y3 and Y4!

24th June 2016 

I am delighted to be able to inform you that Mrs Martindale will be teaching Class 2 full time from September and will do so until Mrs Harland's expected return from maternity leave. – Mr Pynn

14th June 2016 - Year 6 Crucial Crew

The Year 6 children took part in the Crucial Crew event in Scarborough on Tuesday 14th June 2016. The children learnt about essential Health & Safety information in a sociable atmosphere with children from other schools in the area. Once again the Year 6 children were on their best behaviour and made some excellent contributions to the event. Well done!


“On Tuesday 14th June, the year 6s went to Scarborough to take part in Crucial Crew, where we listened to people from the fire, ambulance, police and coast guard 999 services. They taught us about:

• At strangers parties not taking “treats” that might actually be drugs.
• Knowing how high some drinks are in alcohol.
• What to do in emergencies when a stranger has maybe fallen off his/her bike and lay unconscious on the road or somebody who    might have had too much beer and is unconscious on the footpath.
• How to prevent house fires and how to escape if there is one.

This was all to help us make the right choices in life. We also enjoyed taking part.”   By Kaitlyn


Last year, in conjunction with the event, the Brunswick Shopping Centre ran a safety poster competition and awarded £50 vouchers for Toyland as prizes to the lucky winners. They have kindly agreed to do the same again this year for all Year 6 children. Entries need to be submitted by 24th June 2016. Any aspect of safety is the subject and can be submitted to: The Brunswick Shopping Centre, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1UE.

If your child would like to enter, you can either submit the poster yourself to the above address, or hand the poster into the school office by Wednesday 22nd June to ensure that it is there by the closing date.



On Thursday, Mrs Harland and her husband came into school with Alfie! The children and staff were all so thrilled and excited to meet the handsome little man who was showered with love and affection. The pupils took these great photographs too which Mrs Harland is more than happy to share with everybody at home. 




9th June 2016 - New Sports Kit 

Our new sports kit was featured in the Gazette & Herald. Click here to view the article.




9th June 2016 - Federation Prayer

Mrs Harland has worked with pupils from both schools to write a federation prayer which we intend using within each school and at joint services. 

                                                        Dear Lord, 

                                                        Thank you for bringing St Hilda’s and Hovingham Schools

                                                        together to create one. Thank you for our friendships

                                                        across the schools and for keeping us safe and happy.

                                                        Help us to persevere in all we do; learning new things

                                                        together, sharing experiences and respecting each other.



Friday 27th May 2016 - Climbing Wall

On the last day of term, the pupils from Hovingham School joined the pupils at St. Hilda’s for the whole day. A climbing wall had been organised for the children and everyone (R-Y6) got a session on the wall at some point during the day. The children had a fantastic time and we were very proud of them all. Please see below a note from justClimb praising the children. To view all the photographs from the day, please click here.


"Many thanks for the opportunity to bring the climbing wall to your school today. It was great to see all the children giving the wall a go, even if they initially had reservations. Their enthusiasm and support for their classmates also had to be admired, as too were their great manners - all the children were a real credit to your school. Great to see several of the staff trying out their skills on the climbing wall too!!"  - JustClimb



Friday 27th May 2016 - Hannah is a cut above the rest! 

Hannah and her parents would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who kindly sponsored Hannah’s charity haircut. Your donations have helped Hannah to raise a whopping £381 for the Little Princess Trust which means Hannah has beaten her target of £350!! A huge well done from all the staff and pupils at Hovingham and St. Hilda’s School.


Friday 20th May 2016 - Hannah’s Charity Hair Cut

Hannah is a year 4 pupil in Class 2 and is having her long hair cut off to raise funds for a children's cancer charity. Hannah has been growing her waist-length hair for three years and has been toying with the idea of getting it cut for a while but didn't just want her hair throwing in the bin. After some research, Hannah and her mum found the Little Princess Trust and Hannah fell in love with the idea immediately and has talked of little else since. So far Hannah has raised £231 but she would love to raise £350 as this is what it costs the charity to provide a wig. Claire from 'Scissors to go' is kindly donating her fee for the haircut to the cause. If anyone would like to sponsor Hannah to help her reach her target then please go to her page or email Please click here to view the Gazette and Herald article


14th May 2016 - It's A Boy!

Congratulations to Mrs Harland who had her baby boy (Alfie Jack) last Saturday weighing 5lb 9oz. Mother and baby are both doing well and are hoping to be back home next week.


13th May 2016 - Congratulations Mr Gee!

Congratulations to Mr Gee who will be taking up a post in another local school from September. I know this is an exciting opportunity but Mr Gee will miss everyone connected with our schools too. I'm sure parents and friends will join me in thanking Mr Gee for all his work in our schools over the last 8 years and to wish him well for the future. A recruitment process is already under way and I will of course share the outcome of this with you once this has been successfully concluded.


12th May 2016 - Year 6 SATs

I am extremely proud of the way Year 6 pupils have tackled the tests this week. They have worked extremely hard and have shown great focus. Well done! I am also very grateful to members of the Governing Body who have attended each day to observe the assessment procedures. Thank you! 

Mr Pynn


10th May 2016 - Forest Schools

The good weather seemed to arrive this week and the session at Hovingham Woods was superb. The children have been really observant in looking for the signs of change as we walk through the village each week and their knowledge of trees and flowers is greatly improved. At the woods, the Year 6 team worked particularly hard on rebuilding a shelter some of the children had previously made and other year groups set about creating their own shelter using tarpaulins and natural materials. We looked at the increasing speed at which the woodland is changing; we are beginning to notice violets, cow parsley, white deadnettles and also many stinging nettles which we are getting used to! Wild roses and honeysuckle are also beginning to come through as well as many tiny saplings. We will be doing some more plant identification next week. We had a special visitor from East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre who had come along to see the children enjoying the benefits of Forest Schools whilst completing the final part of Mrs Harland's assessment. She was particularly pleased to see the children demonstrating many great skills and leadership qualities whilst assessing and managing the necessary risks independently. Each group showed determination, collaboration and a great deal of improved communication since our sessions first began with Mr Gee back in Joan's Wood. It has been a real joy to see the children develop these skills as the FS Programme has continued and reap the benefits of them in the classroom context too. Thanks to Mr Wilson for accompanying us once again.


3rd May 2016 - Forest Schools 

Having not been down to the Hovingham Wood for nearly a month, we noticed lots of changes both on our walk through the village and in the wood itself. The children used all their shelter building experiences so far to work in smaller groups and erect their shelters. The wind was an issue that they dealt with brilliantly; problem solving as their ideas developed. The groups showed great resilience, collaboration and cooperation whilst completing the challenge. Hot chocolate was served in the shelters and some children made their own tent pegs by whittling wood. A huge thanks to David Blades, Ellie and Charlie's Granddad, who came along to support us this week.


15th April 2016 - York Magistrates

On Friday, KS2 had a very special visit from three magistrates: two from York and one from Scarborough. They talked to us all day about what they do, how to be a good citizen and what would happen to you if you committed a crime. We also acted out our own youth court, all having a part to play. Then we needed to decide if Samantha Sinclair (the defendant played by Bea F.) was guilty or not. The three magistrates (played by Tom H., Kaitlyn Y. and Lydia C.) came to the conclusion that she was guilty and so the actual magistrates told us about consequences and punishments. (By Effie)


24th March 2016 - Congratulations

The winning team for the Spring term was Fire! They all received a smartie-filled Easter bunny and congratulations from the school in assembly on Wednesday. They have all worked hard this term, both independently and collaboratively, so a huge well done to the whole team who are: Charlie, Imogen, Ruby, Jake, Evie T, Ella, Barney, Oscar, Lara and Violet.


24th March 2016 - Federation Prayer competition

Thank you to all those children who entered the competition; there were some great entries and the final decision was tough! However, Amelia Forrester was the winner from Hovingham and Annie Mae was chosen from the St Hilda's entries. Well done to both girls who received an Easter treat for their hard work and beautiful presentation. Mrs Harland will work with the winners to combine their ideas and wonderful phrases into a single Federation prayer that will celebrate the special relationship between the two schools.


22nd March 2016 - Forest Schools, Hovingham Woodlands

Class 2 have really enjoyed the forest school sessions on a Tuesday and have extended their topic work into the wood by creating Viking long boats and sailing them down the stream; creating the monsters from their stories out of mud, sticks and other natural resources; imagining Hovingham Wood as an Anglo-Saxon camp and thinking about what is different to now and what is the same. The children have represented the school impeccably on these outings and I am pleased to say these visits will continue after Easter on a Tuesday. Please remember to bring wellies, old clothes and the waterproofs you have washed, back to school on the first day of the new term as we will be going to the wood then. Please return the high-visibility jackets too as these are needed for all school trips.  Please click here to view all the photographs


3rd March 2016 - World Book Day

For this year's World Book Day the children came to school dressed as a vile villain from their favourite book. 

There has been a celebration of books and reading throughout the week and the children have all received a book token to take home and spend.  If you want more information about the day, please look at the website link given here.

Click here to view more photographs for World Book Day


Spring Term

Please click on this link to view Class 2's Spring 2016 Planning Document 

Please click on this link to view Class 2's Spring Term 2016


5th February 2016 - NSPCC Number Day 

We are delighted to say we raised £31.00 last Friday for the NSPCC. Well done to all the children who came to school dressed in maths clothes. We had patterns in the form of stripes, shapes and spots and lots of clothes with numbers on. A special mention goes to Ellie, Charlie and Annie who made some excellent costumes for the day. We spent the morning doing number challenges and had great fun!


29th January 2016 - Year 5 and 6 Forest Schools

Year 5 and Year 6 have all thoroughly enjoyed their three Forest School sessions in Joan's Wood. They have developed a number of practical skills such as shelter building, whittling fire wood and using natural resources. As well as the practical aspects of the sessions, the children have developed a great deal of other skills such as teamwork, co-operation, consideration and resilience. The fairy villages stood up to the weather and there was even evidence that they had been lived in! Some of the children had noticed that a lot of the trees had eyes on their bark so one session was used to develop this fascination by making them into faces/people/animals using natural resources (mainly mud!). The stories that the children made up about their creations were brilliant too.  A special thanks must go to Henry for baking buns and Ellie for making chocolate biscuit slices which were both lovely, thoughtful gestures. Click here to view the photographs


28th January 2016 - Phonics Workshop

Many thanks to those parents who came to the phonics workshop held by Mrs Carter on Wednesday 27th; this was a really informal but informative meeting about how phonics is taught to your children both in Class 1 and how this continues in Class 2. We hope those who attended found it useful in supporting their children to read at home. Phonics teaching is vital to give your child the best start in their reading life and support at home using the methods used in school is really important for consistency and clear learning progression. If you missed it and would like to talk with Mrs Carter or Mrs Harland about your child's reading, please contact school and we will make sure you have all the information you need to fully support phonics teaching and your child's learning. 


16th December 2015 - Chocolate Shop Success 

A huge number of parents, friends, villagers and governors attended the Class 2 Chocolate Shop on Tuesday and helped to raise £155. Thanks to all who came and supported this festive fund-raiser; the children were so excited to see friends and family enjoying their chocolates. The 'shop' looked amazing; each child or company had thought carefully about their stall and presentation. The comments from the shoppers were extremely positive and they were very impressed with all the work the children had put in.

I am extremely proud of the children and the way they have managed this idea from inventing their recipes, designing posters and leaflets, writing formal invites and letters and preparing their chocolates. A lot of hard work has gone into the enterprise from start to finish. Finally, a huge thank you to all the parents who have funded the chocolate bars and endured a number of taste tests and helped the children overcome problems. Your support, as ever, is greatly appreciated. Mrs Harland. Click here to view the photographs