COVID-19 Precautions update

Following Mr Dadds’ letter yesterday I would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we contend with the demands of Covid-19 whilst ensuring our pupils’ experiences of school are as normal as possible. We are continuing to see cases rise, which has led to some classes being “bubbled”. In reality this means those classes cannot attend extra-curricular clubs, they must eat their lunch separately and have different break times. I must also make you aware that cases in staff could rise and this could lead to classes being taught by different members of staff.

As “stay at home – isolation” guidance continues to change, please click the link below to take you to the latest information –

Learning Posters

A year group specific learning poster, which can be found here, will give you a feel about curriculum content this term. I hope you find the information useful in supporting your child.

Parking at school and around school

I would also like to take this opportunity to ask you that if you drive to school we would be grateful if you parked in a safe and legal place and showed courtesy to our many neighbours. Thank you.

Quick reminders!

Don’t forget…

  • Water bottle (named)
  • Packed lunch (if you are not having a school lunch)
  • Change of footwear for short PE sessions and field use -trainers
  • One small “child’s hand sized toy” of zero value – if you choose to
  • Sun hats/sun cream (applied before school)/coats if cold or raining
  • Classrooms will continue to be well ventilated so please ensure your child has sufficient clothing to remain warm during lessons.
  • Please search for any school reading books that may be languishing at home. Thank you.
  • Please name your child’s clothing
  • Lost property is kept in each year group. We do not hold a central lost property box.
  • If your pick up plans alter at short notice, please phone the office. Do not use seesaw/tapestry as your child’s teacher will be teaching and may not see the message.
  • Last day of this half term is Thursday 17th February. School is closed on Friday 18th Feb in lieu of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee additional Bank Holiday on Friday 4th June.


A reminder of expectations for homework in the key areas of reading, spellings and mathematics.


Year GroupReading
ReceptionShould read as frequently as possible and enjoy sharing books with others.
110 minutes 5 days a week
210-15 minutes 5 days a week
315 minutes 5 days a week
420 minutes 5 days a week
520 minutes 5 days a week, using a dictionary to check any unfamiliar vocabulary.
6As Year 5 + reading comprehension from spring term


In foundation stage, sound cards, sound books and homework books are sent home weekly to support the pupils’ phonics learning.

From Year 1 through to Year 6, all children will have spellings to learn which will be tested at school through dictation exercises.


Memorisation of times tables (for example, using Times Tables Rock stars/numbots) and any additional tasks (such as detailed on the learning poster) as set by the class teacher.

All activities should be completed within a reasonable time limit, if you have any problems please see the teacher.

SEVERE Weather

So far, so good…but there is still the possibility that we may have a period of severe weather. If we have to close due to severe weather, please listen to local radio stations and consult this website,, for updated information.

World Book Day ‘You Are A Reader’ 25th birthday ...

World Book Day

WBD is Thursday 3rd March 2022… and it’s time to dress up!

Please come to school “dressed up” as a fictional book character and remember to bring a copy of the book that your character is from with you!

And finally…

Mrs Broadbent has expressed her intention to retire from her full time music teaching post at the end of this academic year. I’m sure you will join us in wishing her a happy retirement as we come closer to the end of the summer term. Rest assured, music will still hold a prominent role in the life of HCPS, and very soon we will start the search for Mrs Broadbent’s successor.

Dates for your diary

All dates are subject to change

Mon 31st JanBryn Rickards assembly
Weds 2nd FebYear 5 parents’ Kingswood trip information (online presentation) available
Fri 4th FebSwimming 6P
Monday 7th FebChris Todd assembly
6:00 – 8:00pm: Parental viewing of work
Tuesday 8th Feb3:30 – 5:30pm: Parental viewing of work
Wednesday 9th FebYear 6 SATs information online presentation available
Thursday 10th FebSchool Council meeting
Friday 11th FebSwimming 6P
Year 1/2 Multi-skills festival @ HHS 9:15 – 11am
Tues 15th FebParent consultations
Governors: Resources Committee 4:30pm
Weds 16th Feb3C Parent consultations only 3.45 – 5.45pm
Thurs 17th FebParent consultations
School closes for half term break
Mon 28th FebSchool reopens
Book Week
Tues 1st MarchNational High School offer day
Thurs 3rd MarchWorld Book Day
Fri 4th MarchYear 6 swimming by invitation
Mon 7th MarchJo Delfgou assembly
Thurs 10th MarchSarah Clarke in Year 4 re recycling (FCC Environment)
School Council meeting
Fri 11th MarchYear 6 swimming by invitation
Weds 16th MarchYear 5 to science museum and London Southbank
Fri 18th MarchRed Nose Day
Year 6 swimming by invitation
Year 3/4 Multi-skills festival @ HHS 9:15 – 11am
Mon 21st MarchChris Todd assembly
Shakespeare week
Thurs 24th MarchSchool Council meeting
Friday 25th MarchYear 6 swimming by invitation
Monday 28th MarchLast week for clubs
Full Governing Body meeting: 6:30pm
Thurs 31st MarchYear 4 to Sutton Hoo
Year 5 performance poetry afternoon
Monday 4th AprilBryn Rickards assembly
Wednesday 6th AprilNursery to Polstead Woods
Thursday 7th AprilYear 3 to Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
Friday 8th AprilGreat Egg Race
School closes for Easter break
School reopens on Monday 25th April

Term Dates –