​Sir Edmund Hillary Academy





Foundation 1


Class Letters:

Mrs Newton's story and song videos!

Stories to enjoy together:

Our Nativity Trip To Perlethorpe

We had such a lovely time on our school trip. The children were so brave and did so well enacting the Nativity story with Keith. Everyone worked so hard in the classroom too, making lovely Christmas decorations. Thank you to all the children for being so well behaved and trying their best, and to the adults who came with us. Without your support the trip would not have been possible, you were a wonderful help to us and the children.

We were stars in our Nativity Play!

We really enjoyed learning all the songs for our Wriggly Nativity! We were all amazing stars!

Worksop White Watch came to visit!

We were thrilled to have Worksop fire brigade come to visit! They helped us learn all about how to stay safe, about the dangers of fire and about how fire fighters help people. They showed us their fire engine and we had a go at holding the hose and sitting in the cabin! All the children were very brave and very polite. 

Bonfire Night!

To celebrate Bonfire Night on the 5th November, we had a Fireworks Party! Mr Guest sent us a letter to say he would buy us some fireworks and we had to organise the party. We needed to make a list of all the things we needed to buy and then, before the party, we needed to prepare the food and drinks. We learned about how to stay safe while Mrs Newton lit the fireworks. The hot dogs, party punch and firework biscuits were yummy and the fireworks were amazing! BANG, CRACKLE, POP and FIZZ!! 

2021-2022 Fun!

We visited Worksop Library

We had a lovely sunny walk to the library! We really impressed the librarian with our excellent listening skills and with how knowledgeable we were. I think he thought we were the best class of children he had ever worked with! Everyone enjoyed the stories he read and then had chance to explore the books. It was a super morning!

Our Local Walk

We had a very pleasant walk around our local environment together! We have been learning about The Three Little Pigs story and linked to this, have learned about features of houses. Whilst walking, we had to look very carefully and spot signs, numbers, shapes and key features of houses. We managed to tick everything off on our photo lists! The lovely weather was an added bonus! Thank you to our parent helpers.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

We were thrilled to receive an invitation for a Teddy Bears' Picnic from The Three Bears! We had to make a list of all the food we needed to buy and make the sandwiches before the picnic. We all brought our bears to school and, due to heavy rain, enjoyed an indoor picnic! It was fantastic!

Pancake Day!

We really enjoyed making pancakes together! We had to follow the instructions carefully to make the batter and then watched carefully while Miss Fielding used to hob to cook our pancakes. We had lots of different toppings to choose from!

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Sports' Day!

We had such a lovely time during our Sports' Day and I am so proud of how the children tried their best, watched each other's races and cheered other children on. Everyone was so proud of their performance and their stickers, regardless of the place they came. The ice pop treat at the end was much deserved!

Making Boats for Pirate Pete!

Pirate Pete needed a new boat and so we decided to help him. We gathered lots of different materials and each child made a boat. The boats needed to have a mast and a sail and the children were supported with lots of different joining materials in order to be successful. On Test Day we worked together to inflate a pool, fill it with water and test our designs! We learned lots about different materials and found the boats made from plastic tubs floated! As did the polystyrene ones. However, the cardboard boats went very soggy and sank! The children then had the opportunity to build a new boat during the week and improve their initial designs! Everyone had a great time and we were proud of the children's resilience and ability to manage their emotions if their boat sank!

Pirate Pete has lost Polly!

We've had a worrying week at school! Pirate Pete's beloved pet, Polly Parrot, went missing! We made Missing posters, photocopied them and stuck them up around the school grounds...but nobody saw her anywhere. Then, on Thursday we received a ransom note from Blackbeard. We nervously followed his clues the next day and, to our great relief, found Polly safe and well in the Wildlife Area. We left Blackbeard his 10 gold coins and he was never seen again! We felt so proud of ourselves!


We've really enjoyed our Pirates theme, especially our School Summit Day! It was a great way to start our learning off and we all loved dressing up and going on a treasure hunt! We've learned all about maps, directions, pirate songs and the seaside. We made our own pirate ship outside and spent lots of time pretending to be pirates on a voyage! Our friend Pirate Pete helped us develop our oral blending and segmenting as well as our counting skills. We especially enjoyed tea-staining paper to make it look old before making our own Father's Day messages in bottles!

Searching for Spring!

We went to our Wildlife Area armed with our ipad, looking for signs of Spring. We had to look very closely and managed to find lots of flowers, shoots and buds. We noticed the frog spawn in the pond and watched the two ducks that always come to visit us at this time of year. The children took some super photographs to record their finds:

Comic Relief Fun!

We had such a funny day raising money for Comic Relief! We found the joke competition hilarious, well done to Lexi and Alana for the winning jokes! We also loved playing Pin the Red Nose on Mrs Newton!!!

Learning About Chinese New Year

We had a great time learning about Chinese New Year! We received a New Year card and an information DVD through the post and enjoyed learning about how the festival is celebrated. We learned the skills of ribbon dancing, made lucky money envelopes and cooked Chinese food. We made a dragon head and performed our own dragon dance outside!




Keeping Fit and Having Fun!

Here are three dances from the Go Noodle Website - have fun dancing together! Try to copy the moves (or just go free style!):

Why not try some Cosmic Yoga!

Story and Singing Sessions From the Royal Albert Hall:

Parental Support:

If you click on this link it will take you to the Oxford Owl website. It links to the phonics page and has some useful videos about reading. The video 'How to Say Sounds' will help you with how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet correctly.



Click here to learn more about support number skills at home.


If you need any support or advice, for your child or yourself, please email me at fs1@siredmundhillary.notts.sch.uk. Alternatively, if you leave a message with our school office, I can give you a call back ASAP.


Click on the Tiny Happy People link below to take you to their tips and advice, including how to keep active, how to enjoy the outdoors and ways to stay happy and calm at home:

Sleep Issues

Are you having trouble getting your child into a good bedtime routine? Does your child wake through the night and need help to drift back off? Click on the link below for lots of useful information. 

Hungry Little Minds is a Government Website that has lots of fun, simple activity ideas for children from new born to aged 5:

Language for Life

This site has lots of tips and advice on how to develop your child's language and communication skills.

The Hanen Centre specialise in developing children's language and communication. Click on the link below to a useful article about how to help your child with their speaking skills: