The children at HETTY spent some time thinking about all the soldiers who have helped us and the people who were no longer here.
They watched a beautiful film about poppies produced by CBeebies and then sat quietly for a minute with their eyes closed. We were very proud of them all being able to do this at such a young age.
Don’t forget our spotty day this Friday 13th November.
We’re asking the children to come into HETTY on Friday dressed in spots to help raise money for Children in Need. It would be great if you could donate something towards the charity – anything from 10p to £10 – every little helps!
We’ll be doing all things Pudsey this week so watch out for the photos in the gallery over the next few weeks.
We would appreciate it if you refrained from sending any nuts, or nut related products, eg. peanut butter, in your child’s lunch box.
We have some children with nut allergies and need to keep them safe.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Hopefully you will have had a good Summer (albeit a very different one!) and you are looking forward to our new term at HETTY. Whether you are joining us for the very first time or whether you’re one of our ‘oldies’, we can’t wait to see you!
HETTY opens again for children on Wednesday 2nd September – we’ll see you then!
(Please look at our term dates page for more details).
We would love to hear about what the children have been up to recently at home.
If your child would like to let us know what they have been up to, they can contact us and send pictures, films or just a message – we would really love to hear from them and will make sure we reply to any emails we get!
Please be aware that all adults must now wear face coverings when on the school grounds. When dropping off or collecting your children, we ask that you adhere to this ruling. Thank you.
We have produced a guide to inform families of what to do in the event of your child being ill.
This guide provides information about when we would recommend that your child is tested for Coronavirus and what to do in the event of your child testing positive for Coronavirus.
We have set up a dedicated hotline and email address for families to inform us as soon as a positive test result is received. The hotline and email address will be manned by senior staff from 7am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm at weekends. We would appreciate families informing us as soon as a positive result is confirmed.
In the event of a positive case in HETTY, we will identify and alert affected families as a matter of urgency. If there is a positive case within your child’s class, you will be contacted to inform you that your child will need to self-isolate.
May I take this opportunity to thank you again for supporting our efforts to keep our HETTY family as safe as possible in order to avoid us having to send children home for self-isolation. We are keen to keep business as normal as possible over the coming terms and your support to enable us to do this is greatly appreciated.
As a setting we are following the guidance given by the Government with regard to the Coronavirus.
Here at HETTY we are doing everything possible to keep your children safe including washing hands, cleaning and sanitising equipment throughout the day. However, if we do have a reported case of Covid-19 within the setting, it might be necessary to have to close HETTY for 2 weeks as advised by Public Health as we are following government guidelines. If this was the case, we would notify you as parents via the HETTY website (on this page) or via email. Please do therefore ensure we have your up to date contact details and keep checking the website on the home page Covid-19 link and also the news page.
There were princesses and superheroes, Gruffalos and witches, knights and lions and lots and lots of aliens at HETTY today and it was all in the name of World Book Day!
The children had a great day listening to stories, having their faces painted, singing nursery rhymes and hunting for book characters around the school.
Below are a few of the photos we took throughout the day.
We celebrated Christingle at HETTY by making our very own Christingles to take home.
We found out that some Christians celebrate this festival by decorating an orange. The orange represents the world, the red ribbon shows how God loves the world by giving it a big hug! The four sticks are North, South, East and West and also the four seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The sticks have sweets on them (our favourite bit!) which represent all the good things that the earth produces. Christians believe that Jesus is the light of the world who shows them how to be kind and caring to others, the candle makes us think of this.
We were all very proud of our Christingles.
We had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year at HETTY.
The children ate prawn crackers and noodles for snack. We watched a film about two children from Liverpool who were celebrating in their traditional costume and watching the parade in Chinatown. We found out how important the colours red and gold are to the Chinese community and we hunted around the school for things that were red or gold. We even watched how Peppa Pig celebrated Chinese New Year!
We paraded around the school with our very own dragon banging musical instruments and shouting ‘Gung Hey Fat Choy!’ to all the school children.
Here are some pictures of the fun we have had.
Watch out ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – the HETTY children are on their way!
We had a great time celebrating Christmas at HETTY with our Nativity performances. There aren’t many stables that had two Marys, a Joseph, a gingerbread woman and PJ Mask’s Gekko in them – but we did!
Here are a few (hundred) photos of the stars of the day!