Reading Champions Celebrate Challenge Win! We are delighted to announce that Hildenborough won the Summer Reading Challenge inter-school league for the Tonbridge District. This is a fantastic achievement for the school which demonstrates the enthusiasm and passion for reading from children across all year groups. Many thanks to parents and carers who supported the children in completing the Summer Reading Challenge through the local libraries. In a special prize-giving ceremony on Monday, children who completed the Challenge celebrated the victory at Tonbridge Library. Alan Titchmarsh gave an inspiring speech and presented the cup to our Reading champions, while Erin Penlington from Year 5 gave a wonderful acceptance speech on behalf of the school, saying: “I thought that the summer reading challenge was super fun and I’m very proud that my school won the challenge… Reading is great because you can get sucked into another world or imagine you’re one of the characters .” The children who attended the ceremony were a credit to the school, showing a true love of books by reading quietly in groups before the event even began! The staff are incredibly proud of all the children who took part in the challenge and we continue to strive towards developing lifelong lovers of literature here at Hildenborough! Prize Giving As the end of another year draws close we celebrated our achievements and gave out our class Good Egg and Golden Pencils awards and our Year 6 awards. A huge well done to everyone. This years Good Eggs and Golden Pencil Award winners are :- The prizes awarded to Year 6 are as follows
World Book Day 📚
It was lovely to see so many different characters in school today. Many of the children were able to write some fantastic descriptions about their characters and the stories they could be found in. Year 5 turned their favourite books into comic strips. Whilst Year 6 worked together on ‘Weird Write’ where different children added a line to a story.
Snow Day ☃️
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Children in Need
On Friday 17th November the School Council organised a brilliant event that not only celebrated the fantastic talent in our school, but also raised money and showed awareness for such a worthy cause of Children in Need. This was a valuable opportunity for children in all year groups to share a talent on stage and to also give them the confidence to perform in front of an audience. All of the acts were absolutely amazing and so were the children who watched as they were very supportive! There was such a variety of talent including dancing, singing, comedy and mime. We raised an amazing £301.70 so a big well done to everyone involved.
This week each child has used a plastic bottle to make a Poppy. The children then planted them at the front of the school to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. On Friday Year R and KS1 held their two minute silence in front of the poppies. please see class pages for more Poppy planting photographs.
On Friday 20th October, the children took part in a special assembly to celebrate Poetry. Since National poetry day in September, each class has been learning a poem based on the theme of Freedom and the outcomes were very impressive. Mr. Seal had penned his own poem, which was performed by Mr. Kenward, and children from Years 3, 5 and 6 read poems that they had written on the theme of resilience in PHSE. The assembly culminated in each year group performing their class poems by heart, using wonderful Talk 4 Writing actions and expressive delivery. The whole school did brilliantly to come together and celebrate poetry in such a positive way. We hope you enjoy our poetry recitals! Year R – Freedom by Michaela Morgan IMG_4042 Year 1 – Freedom by Olive Runner IMG_4043 Year 2 – Freedom by Michaela Morgan IMG_4044 Year 3 – Trees by Joyce Kilmer IMG_4045 Year 4 – Rooftops by Brian Moses IMG_4046 Year 5 – There is pleasure in the pathless woods by Lord Byron IMG_4048 Year 6 – In Flanders Fields by John McCrae IMG_4049