Once a week we are joined by ‘Poppy’ our Pet Therapy dog. She loves to hear children read and will sit quietly whilst they share a story with her. Here she is showing off her Christmas jumper.
Young Voices 2017
The school choir, led by Ms Seymour and Mrs Arthers, performed alongside 7,500 other children at London’s O2 Arena. They sang tracks including You’re the Voice, Birdhouse in your soul, Maliswe and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. What an incredible experience for all taking part.
Hertfordshire Chess League
Two teams represented the school on Friday 27th January, in the first of three evenings, as they took part in the oldest chess cup in Herts. Well done to all of the twelve players as we won three out of our four matches.
The London Chess Classic – December 2016
What a super event this was this year. Competing in our third Chess Classic the twenty children that represented the school did us proud. The day began with a training session with a chess teacher pupils then took part in a simultaneous game. Following that pupils were treated to a demonstration game with Laurence Trent and Chris Ward. The afternoon consisted of five games for the pupils as they played children in their own year group in a Swiss tournament. Our medal hall increased this year with a first place gold for Theo, silver for Shreya and three third place bronzes for Clayton, Gursimar and Toby. The school missed out on a cup for third place by just two points. As always the children represented the school wonderfully. I can’t wait for 2017’s London Chess Classic trip. Mrs O’Neill
The first Arnett Hills Bake Off. We were visited by Paul and Mary who judged our first ‘Bake Off’. Well done to the winners year 4.
We were visited by DHL and they taught us all about truck safety. There are thousands of trucks on the road and it is important that we know how to behave around them safely.
The end of another amazing year at Arnett Hills.
Our summer performance, based on the book Matilda, was as always an amazing spectacle. The children performed brilliantly.
Arnett Hills Mystery
What a strange week it’s been. On return to school after the bank holiday weekend children were amazed to discover a giant egg had been laid in school. Watch the news reports to find out more.
The egg hatches
Another celebration recently took part in school. The choir performed a selection of the songs that they have been learning at choir, on a Thursday morning, to an eager audience.
Video killed the radio star
Where do we go from here
What a wonderful end of term treat we had on Friday 10th July, as our two groups of cheerleaders performed their routines to a packed hall. The smiles were testimony to the obvious enjoyment of the dancers and the rapturous applause clearly demonstrated the delight of the audience. We look forward to next year’s routines.
Chess tournament 15th July 2015
Wednesday saw the second school intra-chess tournament. Everyone played superbly well and showed great sportsmanship. There were some very tense moments and some very close games. We would like to extend our thanks to Mr Duncan for his continued support by running our chess club. We look forward to seeing more players in the new term. Well done to Theo, Toby and Melissa for winning their year groups.
The Wizard of Oz
WOW. What a show! Our end of year key stage 2 show has thrilled audiences for the past week. The considerable hard work in learning lines that the year sixes had to put in and the energy of all year groups in singing and dancing was incredible. Parents and staff were moved to tears as the cast beautifully sang their final song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. It really was a team effort, so thank you to all staff, all parents and every child that took part.
Seeds From Space
On Friday 6th May, the school was delighted to find out that Gursimar from Year 3 had won the competition to design a seed from space that we had completed for BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK!
As a prize for winning this, she won a mini greenhouse, vouchers for garden essentials and a range of different packets of “alien seeds”.
A big congratulations to her and her imaginative, creative, winning seed!
Written by Grace – School Council editor
Hat day and Christmas lunch
Another successful and fun filled hat day took part on Wednesday 17th December. All of the children, grouped in their houses, created magnificent hats and then all took part in the annual parade. Winners from each house were chosen by our special guest, Father Christmas himself!
Key stage one winners Key stage two winners
Christmas lunch was then served by the teachers and learning support staff to eagerly awaiting children.
Violin assembly – November 2014
What a delight! The children and parents were treated to a wonderful assembly, showcasing the talent of our violin players and playing a range of different tunes. A huge thanks to Mrs Giles for preparing the children for us and for your weekly lessons.
This years whole school annual Harvest assembly.
We were all treated to poems and songs, performed by different year groups. The children saw the display of food items kindly donated by their families. These will soon be distributed by our Year 6 pupils as gifts to our neighbours at The Bucklands.
Joshua in Year 6 chose and read a poem for us entitled ‘It’s Autumn Again’ by Andrea Rieck. Please listen to this moving rendition below.
Year 1 shared art work inspired by Still Life With Apples by Paul Cezanne and entertained us with as song about a scarecrow. We rocked and rolled to year 2’s harvest song, and shared poems from Year 3, 4 and 5.
To close our assembly Year 6 sang us out beautifully with ‘Harvest for the World’, recorded for you below.
Many thanks to all of the children and staff for a truly, lovely assembly.
The installation of our Bug Hotel