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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 3 to 11
Number of Pupils :35

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Class 2 (Key Stage 2) - Homepage

Goodbye & Good Luck Kaitlyn

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

19th July 2016 - Niddfest Poetry Competition

Today we received confirmation that Fiona in Class 2 has reached the final of the Niddfest Poetry Competition .  Fiona and her family have been invited to the prize giving event at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall on Saturday 6th August.  Well done!

19th July 2016 - Goodbye & Farewell to Revd. Sue & James Bond

It was a lovely service to say farewell to Rev Sue and James.  They were both touched by the gift we gave them.

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19th July 2016 - Greek Feast

"Today we had an amazing and really fun Greek Toga party.  We made a Moussaka and Houmous.  We also had Taramasalata, Tzatziki, Pitta Bread and we made some kebabs with roasted red pepper and Halloumi.  We all really enjoyed dressing up and eating new foods." By Effie Y5   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.  Class 2 and Class 1 had our own Sports Day.  We did mini races going in Year groups: Reception, Year 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4 and last of all Year 5 and 6.  We did an invisible skipping and sack race, a couple of obstacle courses and a running race.  We ran out of time for the teachers’ race!" 
By Kaitlyn Y6   Please click here to view the photographs

12th July 2016 - Helmsley Library - Summer Reading Challenge

"On Tuesday, Gill from Helmsley Library came into school to talk to us about the summer reading challenge.  This year it is all about Roald Dahl because he would be celebrating his 100th birthday!  His famous book “The BFG” is in the cinema now. 
The whole school is really excited about it and if you want to do it - just go to your local library and start your “Big Friendly Read’’ there.  You could win many prizes."
By Effie Y5

6th July 2016 - Choir Performance 

"On Wednesday 6th July we performed some of the songs that we learnt this school year to parents and family.  I’m sure everyone enjoyed it and we hope we can carry on the lessons next school year.  Thank you Mrs. Standish!"
By Harry Y5   Please click here to view the photographs

1st July 2016 - Y3 / 4 Rounders

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!

1st July 2016 - Years 1- 6 Niddfest Poetry Competition

Thank you to all parents who have given Miss Kirk and Mrs Wood permission to enter their child’s poem into the Niddfest Poetry competition.  Winners will be chosen by award-winning poet, Rachel Rooney.  Children who are shortlisted will be notified by 20th July and allowed to attend a prize-giving ceremony at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall on Saturday 6th August, 4-5pm.  This is a great opportunity for children to show their imaginative and creative skills and we wish them all luck.

23rd June 2016 - Class 1 & 2 visit to Our Lady and St. Benedict Catholic Church, Ampleforth

We were made to feel very welcome by Fr Bede at Our Lady and St. Benedict Church.  We looked at things in the Church that were similar to St. Hilda’s and somethings that were a little bit different.  Kieran was allowed to pull a rope that made the bell ring.  Then we went to the church hall and enjoyed juice and biscuits and a chat with the people who meet there every Thursday for a coffee.  Written by Class 1

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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.

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.


8th June 2016 - New Sports Kit

Our new sports kit was featured in the Gazette & Herald.

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8th June 2016 - Our New Library

Our exciting new Library has featured in the Gazette & Herald.  

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27th May 2016 - Mrs Wood

We will be saying a sad farewell to Mrs Wood at the end of the summer term as she moves out of the area. I'm sure all pupils, parents, staff and Governors will join with me in thanking Mrs Wood for all her hard work in our school.  I know Mrs Wood will miss everyone, but I’m sure that she will keep in touch.  Miss Kirk will continue to teach Class 1 from September. 

27th May 2016 - Climbing Wall

On the last day of term, the pupils from Hovingham School will be joining us at St. Hilda’s for the whole day. A climbing wall has been organised for the children and everyone (R-Y6) will get a session on the wall at some point during the day.  The children will also be having a picnic lunch so let’s hope the weather remains sunny and warm.  Click here to view the photographs

"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    



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

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 - 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,  Annie Mae was the winner from St. Hilda's and Amelia from Hovingham.  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 - Our Choir Performance

On Tuesday, our choir did a performance to parents, teachers and Class 1. Mrs Standish, our singing teacher comes every Tuesday and does choir practice with Class 2.  We learn songs that are linked to our topic, time of the year or celebration times: Christmas, Halloween and Easter.  We performed six of our favourite songs that we had learned since September. By Effie

14th March 2016 - Lift the Lid on Easter

On Monday afternoon the children took part in an extended Collective Worship. Using resources from the Lift the Lid box (which was loaned to school by Elim Ryedale Church) they learnt more about the Easter story by sharing books, acting out the story and a team quiz. The activities gave the children an opportunity to think about the Christian roots of Easter.  Click here to view the photographs

14th March 2016 - Ampleforth Students

This week we said goodbye to two students from Ampleforth College who have been spending Monday afternoons at our school. Mary Kate and Ludo have supported children in both classes and we value their contribution.  The children made cards for them and wrote some thoughtful messages. 

7th March 2016 - Ampleforth Sport's Leaders

On Monday, eight sport’s leaders from Ampleforth College came to our school to do some sport with us.  We played many very fun games with them.  All of us really enjoyed that afternoon and at the end we had a big game of football.  We all thought it was fantastic. Thank you Ampleforth College.

By Class 2

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

18th January 2016 - Ampleforth College - String Orchestra Performance

We were very pleased to welcome a string orchestra into school.  The musicians, from Ampleforth College and St Martin's, were a pleasure to listen to and it was great for our pupils to hear and see classical music being performed live.  They also had the opportunity to learn a little about the different instruments and to ask the musicians questions.  It was interesting to hear about how many hours they spend practising (a lot!) and we all enjoyed the result of their efforts.  Click here to view the photographs

16th December 2015 - Ampleforth Senior Citizens

The children paid a visit to the Village Hall on Wednesday afternoon and sang some Christmas songs for the Ampleforth Senior Citizens who were enjoying their traditional Christmas lunch.  Their performance was greatly appreciated.