Hillcross Primary School
We have three Year 4 classes: Birch, Elm and Holly.
Our Teaching staff:
Tanja Doig (Birch Class teacher/Phase Leader/Assistant Head)
Lucy Kelsall (Elm Class teacher/Science Leader)
Peter Hill (Holly Class teacher/Computing Leader)
Bharti Kaila (Training teacher)
Our Support staff:
Rose D'Souza (Phase Support Lead)
Lauren Jarvis (Support staff)
We value your feedback and comments, both positive and constructive, and so operate an open door policy. Please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. Should any concerns still remain, please make an appointment to speak to:
Tanja Doig (Phase Leader) by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Half-Term Ahead!
This half-term, our topic is: "Tomb Raider!". Ancient Egyptian exhibition with Egyptian masks, archaeology and a journey through tombs.
Please see the curriculum information web page for more detail on the topics we will be covering.
Useful websites to support learning about the Egyptians:
Useful books to support learning about the Egyptians:
Useful activities to support learning about the Egyptians:
Watch the film: The Prince of Egypt (PG)
Water Bottles & Snacks
All children must bring in a water bottle each day which should contain water only. Children may drink from these throughout the day and they have the opportunity to refill them when necessary.
In Year 4, children are allowed to bring in fresh fruit or vegetables to enjoy at break time. Please ensure this is clearly named so that it can be easily identified in the snack box at break time.
PE kit must be in school every day. Please send your child in with their bag on Monday, which will be sent home on a Friday. Should the children bring their kit home during the week, please ensure it is returned the following day.
All children write in a blue handwriting pen which will be provided by the school. Please provide your child with a small pencil case containing: a writing pencil, a small selection of colouring pencils, sharpener, a small ruler & a glue stick. Pencil cases should be small enough to fit into their trays. If having a pencil case is too much of a distraction to their learning, their pencil case will be sent home.
Start & End of the School Day
School opens at 8:35am and children should enter through the appropriate door before 8.45am. If arriving after this time, please enter via the office (please do not knock on class doors as this will distract from learning). Children will be dismissed at 3.10pm by the staff from the same door.
Year Group Specific Information
The children will continue to learn French and swimming lessons take place in Autumn Term. Swimming lessons will begin on Friday 15th September, please ensure you have consented via ParentMail and have the appropriate swimming kit in school on Fridays. Without consent, children will not be able to participate. Additionally, we need parent helpers to walk to and from swimming.
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the
- Accompanying School Trips;
- Year Group show (Spring 2);
- Year 4 Treat Sale (Autumn 2 - Week beginning 20th November);
- Class Celebration (Autumn 2 - Week beginning 27th November);
- Sports Day (Summer 1);
- FOH & Volunteering in School (by reading with children or supporting in class)
- Attending Christmas Fairs, book fairs, coffee mornings etc.
Hillcross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and supporting procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
- Lisa Francis – Headteacher
- Graeme Page – Deputy Headteacher
- Helen Beckett – Assistant Headteacher
- Tanja Doig – Year 4/Assistant Headteacher