News & Updates
Teamwork Token Treat
Our House Captains and Year 6 Leaders counted out out the teamwork tokens this week. It was very close but Ennis won with 381 tokens! Their treat was a Silent Disco on Friday. Well done Ennis!
Year 1 and 2 Benchball Competition
TEAM Hibaldstow competed this week at Vale; this time it was our Key Stage 1 pupils in action playing Benchball. Mrs Birchall was impressed with how well the team's tactics developed over the evening.
International Bomber Command Centre
Owl Class enjoyed a brilliant trip out at the International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln. It was an exciting day with lots of things to learn and look at. We thought the memorial gardens and spire were really special and were humbled by all the names of bomber command personnel that served in World War 2. We loved the Lancaster Bomber table where we got to take part in an interactive bomber command mission and thought the immersive mission experience was remarkable too. Possibly our favourite part of the day was looking at, handling and trying on the real-life artefacts like hats, jackets and flight gear. The flight log books and all their real entries were thought provoking too.
Such a great day that we’ll never forget.
Our lunch time maths club is back up and running again. Children have chance to come and develop their fluency skills while playing a range of interactive games with Miss Elvin on a Thursday lunch time.
Year 3 and 4 Dodgeball Competition
TEAM Hibaldstow were out in action this week taking part in a Dodgeball competition at The Vale Academy. We played brilliantly and had lots of fun! It was great to be active - there were lots of tired children on the mini bus on the way home!
After a few months of rehearsals, our big day was here. Our little choir went to join in and be part of a massive choir at the Young Voices concert in Sheffield. We arrived at around 2:00 and spent the afternoon rehearsing before the audience arrived later for our concert. We sang our hearts out and had a brilliant time performing for everyone.
Live from the West End of Hibaldstow!
The cast of Frozen performed brilliantly on 20th December to a packed audience. The children have been working hard to put the show of Frozen together after having been inspired by watching it in the West End of London! Rehersals took place after school and Fridays and Saturday mornings. The children loved perforrming and developed in confidence over the term. One Reception pupil said she wanted to take the show home with her after watching it!
Christmas at Hibaldstow Academy
We work really hard in our lessons learning about our exciting curriculum. However, Christmas is always a lovely time of year in our school too!
Our boys' football team has played in two tournaments this term. One was the Humber Small School's final in Hull and the other was in the Utilita Cup in Lincoln. Both times we played well; developing great teamwork and football skills. We are looking forward to the North Lincolnshire League in the new year. Our girls' have played in a cluster tournament too and will be practicing with Mr Clixby in the new year ready for their league.
HMS Hibaldstow has arrived!
A new addition for our OPAL play. Thank you to Mr Smith for making her safe to board!
Library and Reading
One of our development plan actions for the year is to further improve our pupils' opportunities for reading for pleasure. We have recently made two big changes to our reading provision. Firstly each class now has an updated reading corner with a selection of themed fiction and non-fiction books linked to our curriculum alongside a selection of age appropriate picture books for the children to enjoy. Our second change has been to move our library to make it more accessible to pupils and available for them to use during their break and lunch times. We have invested over £1000 on new books for the library and classrooms to enhance our reading provision.
WE LOVE READING AT HIBALDSTOW ACADEMY!
We’ve been working hard developing the opportunities for our pupils during their break and lunch times over the last 18 months. We have been making improvements with the OPAL organisation’s help and guidance. In October we took our accreditation and we are delighted to announce that we received the Gold Award, putting our school in the top 5% for it’s pupils play provision. We are all so pleased with the outcome and the impact it has had on our pupils; however, we have more plans to continue to build on this further over the coming months- including the arrival of a boat!
Robin Hoods Bay
Year 6 went on their residential visit to the Robin Hood's Bay and stayed at the Old School House. It was a wonderful experience and the children had a brilliant time exploring this quaint little village. They went rock pooling, fossil hunting on the beach and learned about the history of the village. Also as part of their visit they visited Whitby to see the Abbey, climbed the famous 199 steps and counted every single one.
It was definitely an experience the children will remember for a very long time.
Hello Yellow Day
Mrs Priest (our Learning Mentor) organised a whole school wellbeing morning as part of a national campaign to support how to look after ourselves and our mental health. Everyone was invited to wear yellow for the day and lots of fun activities were held including biscuit decorating, face painting, art & crafts, games and much more. Our favourite activitiy involved every child and adult planting a daffodil in the front entrance of our school. We are hoping that everyone will enjoy the beautfil yellow daffodils as they flower in the spring.
Our Key Stage 2 pupils are working hard on their production of Frozen to be held in December. To gain some inspiration and ideas we went for a day visit to London to go and see the amazing West End show. We all had a brilliant time and can’t wait to put on our version.
Manchester City Stadium Tour
A few very lucky footie mad children from school were invited by our local Get Ahead partnership to go and visit The City of Manchester stadium for a tour, including all areas of the ground to learn about the day in the life of a professional footballer- it turns out it is much harder than any of them ever thought!
Year 5 had a brilliant time splashing about in the (deep) water!
OPAL Parents' Afternoon
We had great fun playing with parents and showing them our OPAL play.
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