Its a 'hole' in one!
10th November 2017
Another amazing week here at Hurdsfield comes to a close; one filled with fun and excitement as well as intrigue! The week stated like any other, happy smiling children ready for some exciting learning!
However, on Tuesday, a large, ever growing and seemingly endless hole appeared on the playground. Where did it come from? What could have caused this phenomenon? Had the Year 6 boys finally hit the football so hard that they caused a hole to appear out of nowhere? Investigations are ongoing but someone somewhere knows what has happened. I have been assured by our structural engineer that the school is safe (for now) and plans are already underway to make our playground more secure. However, this got me thinking – how can we use this strange incident to inspire some fantastic writing from our children. That’s why I am launching Hurdsfield’s first ‘Wicked Writing’ challenge. A winner will be chosen from each class who will receive a special prize! This is how I see it working…
Year 5 and 6: Write a newspaper article about the appearance of the mysterious hole that has appeared in the school grounds. How did it happen? Who has been affected? What happened? When did it happen? Why did it happen? Was this the break point of a secret alien invasion? Is this the reappearance of the ‘Hurdness Monster’; the legendary prehistoric creature who used to roam the area of Hurdsfield one billion years ago? Is this a secret entrance to the mystical land of Hurdaya; a land where Elves, Fairies, Goblins and Trolls live? The choices are endless – let your imagination go!
Year 3 and 4: Write a story starting with the following sentence: Everything was going well, until the ‘hole’ appeared…
Key Stage 1: Imagine that there is a mystical land underneath our school. Write a description of what it looks like. 1. Who lives there? 2. What do they eat? 3. What jobs do they do?
Reception: Design a ‘WANTED’ poster for a creature that escaped from the hole. What did it look like? What does it smell like? How will we make sure we capture it safely?
All entries need to be submitted by Monday 20th November and the winners will be announced in our celebration assembly on Friday 24th November. You have to be in it to win it! I am looking forward to reading all of the superb entries.
End of Week 4 - a great start!
29th September 2017
As week four draws to a close, I feel even more privileged to be part of this wonderful school and great community. I can’t thank every member of staff enough for the warm welcome I have received and your children for making each day exciting, unique and special. When I am walking around the school and in lessons, I am enjoying seeing children pushing themselves to become the best they can be. The phrase “my brain hurts” is heard from many children which shows that they are learning new things and challenging themselves to become the best! In order to further support our children in maximising their learning potential, we have been working on a new ‘Behaviour for Learning’ policy which will be launched with the children soon. I hope you have noticed the improvements to the site as well as the increased focus on safeguarding in school with new fencing being installed this week. In order to make our school even more welcoming, I am looking at making significant changes to the main entrance to the school which will provide a more welcoming reception and increase the amount of learning space we have for the children to enjoy.
On Saturday, I am looking forward to welcoming members of our school and local community to Hurdsfield to improve some of the outdoor spaces around school for the benefit of our most important asset; your children. Finally, it was a pleasure to welcome our children’s grandparents into school to enjoy a special ‘Grandparents’ Lunch’ in celebration of National Grandparents Day on Sunday. Look out for pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as our school website.
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Meet the Head - tomorrow!
13th September 2017
The doors will be opened to school tomorrow for our 'Meet the New Headteacher' Coffee and Cake event. I am looking forward to meeting parents and carers of current and potential children who will be coming to Hurdsfield and sharing with you my vision for the school. I look forward to seeing you all then.
What a week!
9th September 2017
This week has been fantastic. Thank you to everyone for making my first week such a memorable one. We hope that you like our new signage and newsletter templates. Don't forget our exciting events for next week:
Hurdsfield does 'Ground Force' -
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 30th September
14th August 2017
It has been great to be able to come into school to 'settle in' last week. Thank you to the staff at Hurdsfield Children's Centre for their kindness and hospitality; we are already discussing ways that our school and the centre can work closely together in the future. The new school kitchen seems to be coming along well and the class teachers have been in getting the school ready for September. Lots of things to look forward to! Hope you're enjoying your school holidays!
Hurdsfield on Twitter #great!
30th July 2017
We are pleased to announce that Hurdsfield Primary has joined the word of Twitter. Just search for @HurdsfieldPS to keep up to date with all of the brilliant things that happen at our school. We are also on Facebook; just search for Hurdsfield Primary School and 'like' our page to find out more about what happens at our school!
28th July 2017
I am writing to introduce myself. My name is James Cash and I have been appointed as the new Headteacher of Hurdsfield Primary School from September 2017. I come to Hurdsfield from Banks Lane School in Offerton, Stockport and I am very excited about starting in September and, more importantly, meeting all of the staff, children and parents at the school. I plan to meet as many of you as I can in September and look forward to working with the community to celebrate what makes Hurdsfield such an amazing school and ensuring that your school continues to succeed. Over the next few months, I will be adding a range of information to this website in order to share with you the exciting developments that are taking place at the school. I would like to thank Mrs Pickard for her help and support during this period of transition and I am looking forward to continuing her ethos and developing your school. Your children deserve nothing short of the best and I will ensure that this continues to be the driving force behind all decision making. In the meantime, please feel free to check out our updated prospectus which is available on this website as well as the updated ethos and aims statements that will give you a flavour of what makes our school so special. I would like to wish the families of Hurdsfield Primary School an amazing summer holiday and I look forward to meeting you on the 5th September!