Posted by: whitehallschool | May 2, 2014

Year 1 & 2 Cake Stall – Charles’ Whitehall cakes

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Charles Todd brought in some Whitehall cupcakes for the cake stall hosted by Year 1 & 2 today. It was a fantastic event, thoroughly looked forward to by all the children after their morning swim. Thank you, Charles, for your beautiful cakes – great effort!

Posted by: whitehallschool | March 31, 2014

Tuishi Pamoja – An African Junior Production!

Take a look at these amazing outfits and faces ready for the Junior Production at the end of a busy term.

It was an excellent show with so many confident and strong voices, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done to all the Juniors and Mrs Horrocks!

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Posted by: whitehallschool | March 31, 2014

Easter ‘Bake Off’

Thank you to Mrs Petrou and our parent helpers at the Easter ‘bake off’. Delicious muffins were made and wrapped that evening, delivered to school with the name of every child to take home.

The children had an excellent time and love baking at school. The muffins tasted delicious!

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Posted by: whitehallschool | March 31, 2014

Whitehall School does Sport Relief

A massive ‘thank you’ to all those staff, pupils, parents, relatives and friends who contributed a great deal of time, effort and money to the Whitehall Sport Relief cause.

We managed to raise nearly £200 for Sport Relief and had a great deal of fun on the way.

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Juniors got the ball rolling with their determination and effort during the Sport Relief Mile that they completed on Wednesday afternoon at the Recreation Ground. It was thoroughly entertaining to witness 28 Whitehall pupils rolling, crawling, stilting, wheelbarrowing, skipping, dancing, 3 leggeding, piggybacking, hulahooping and even just plain jogging their way round the mile long course to raise money for Sport Relief.

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Then the Whitehall Winter Games for Sport Relief got underway on Thursday afternoon with the Junior ‘Ice’ Hockey tournaments. After some very competitive and tense matches, Ruby house came out winners in both finals and then followed their impressive start with a Gold Medal in the remaining Winter Games that took place on Friday afternoon. These Games saw both Infants and Juniors compete in adapted events that included Bobsleigh, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton Bob, Biathlon and Curling.

The rain held off long enough to allow everyone to put their sports star costumes to good use and enjoy an afternoon of fun and games, with big smiles on their faces and laughter in the air. If it wasn’t for a distinct lack of snow we could have been in Sochi! Well done to everybody.

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Posted by: whitehallschool | March 13, 2014

Whitehall Wins 9 cups at Peterborough Drama Festival!

Peterborough Drama Festival, one of the largest festivals in the country, took place last weekend and saw Whitehall children excel as ambassadors of the spoken word! We were there over the Friday and Saturday and were rewarded with the children’s genuinely breath-taking and professional performances that did justice to all of their hard work.

We have been preparing the children since October and were amazed by their energy and focus; children as young as Reception have learnt verses by heart and imbued the words with such meaning and intent that, we have to confess, there was a steady stream of proud weeping from us on the day!

As the festival progressed, the organisers commented that the eye-catching blue jumpers from Whitehall were becoming a regular sight as the winners were announced. We are thrilled to be able to say that out of the 11 competition categories that we took part in, nine were awarded first place with many others also being placed in second and third positions. Also, every single child out of the 22 that were entered gained a Distinction or higher, with three children gaining an Honours- the highest grade achievable with 90+ marks.

All children received a certificate and report of their performance and seven winners were lucky enough to gain a trophy. However, all of the children, placed or not, were absolute winners in our eyes. They represented themselves and the school outstandingly and their beautiful performances made us so proud. None of this could have been possible without the tireless work of Mrs Brown, Mrs Dhesi and Mrs Parker who worked as such a great team. A huge well done to Whitehall!

Imogen York, Age: Under 6, Animals (1st)
Finlay Mitchell, Age: Under 6, Animals
Rowan Haselwimmer,. Age: Under 6, Animals
Lily Johnson, Age: Under 6, Animals
Samuel Langner, Age: 6, Babies (1st)
Charlie McLellan, Age: 6.5, Cats (3rd)
Keira Mavin, Age: 6.5, Cats (1st)
Harry Slade, Age: 7, Dinosaurs (2nd)
Charles Todd, Age: 7, Dinosaurs (2nd)
Matilda Brown, Age: 7, Dinosaurs (1st)
Lara Holman, Age: 8, Food (1st)
Grace Catchpole, Age: 8.5, Ghosts (1st)
Tori Gibbons, Age: 9, Holidays
Tassie Parker, Age: 9, Holidays (2nd)
Danielle Trewick, Age: 9, Holidays (2nd)
Cassie Langner, Age: 9, Holidays (1st)
Maddy Petrou, Age: 9, Holidays
Robert Rayner, Age: 9.5, Insects
David Keene, Age: 10, Journeys (1st)
Jasmin Woodward, Age: 10.5, Kings and Queens (3rd)
Sophie Catchpole, Age: 10.5, Kings and Queens (1st)
Layah Rothen, Age: 11, London (3rd)

Posted by: whitehallschool | March 10, 2014

Fairtrade Fortnight at Whitehall

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During the last two weeks, children have been ‘Going bananas for Fairtrade’ as part of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. We started with an assembly in which we learned what Fairtrade is and how it helps poor farmers all in lots of different places around the world. The highlight of each day was the Fairtrade stall which gave all the children the opportunity to buy a Fairtrade snack.

The School Council were responsible for choosing the items to stock on the stall having canvassed the opinions of their class mates. We were all very excited when the huge box of goodies arrived. The Year 3 and 4 children took it in turns each morning to sell to the Infant children, proudly wearing their Fairtrade headbands. Sophie and Isaac as Head Boy and Head Girl ran the stall for the Juniors at morning break.

…and who will ever forget our ‘Peel banana, peel, peel banana’ song?!!

Our thanks go to all of the parents who supported their child’s cries of ‘Please may I have some money for the Fairtrade stall?’ The children have had a great time and in doing so have learned what Fairtrade is all about.

 

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Posted by: whitehallschool | March 7, 2014

World Book Day and a visit from the local newspaper!

Thursday 6th March was a very special day at Whitehall as the school came alive with a huge range of book characters! To celebrate World Book Day all of the children and staff came in fancy dress to highlight their love of reading and their love of books! From Isaac and Jack’s beautiful Mr Bumps to Miss Crawford and Mrs Spyer making us see double Alice in Wonderlands, everyone embraced the spirit of the day and loved sharing their characters and books with one another. In a special assembly we all got to see the costumes, and a visit from the Hunts Post ended with a whole school photo and a few of the children featuring in a special World Book Day picture for the paper. Each class threw themselves into a range of literacy activities in the morning, with work to be displayed as a whole school initiative. I was so thrilled with the energy and imagination of each and every member of the school – thank you so much for your efforts and support at home. It seemed a dull morning the next day with school uniform and Mr Willcocks back in a suit!

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Posted by: whitehallschool | February 28, 2014

Tristan’s Presentation

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Tristan presented this week and told us all about his recent trip to the Red Sea and the resort Sharm el-Sheikh, which means ‘Bay of the Sheikh’. He linked back to his learning in Art as we are doing an ‘Under the Sea’ project; his recent snorkelling trip had really enthused him and he showed us lots of pictures of the fish that he saw, including his favourite, the Unicorn fish. He also investigated different corals and showed the class some photos, which led to a very interesting chat about how endangered the sea life is and how we can protect it. Thank you Tristan for bringing us out of the February gloom!

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Posted by: whitehallschool | February 26, 2014

Further congratualtions needed!

Well done to the following children who have been successful in gaining a place at the school of their choice:

Sophie Catchpole – St Mary’s, Cambridge

Charlie McLellan – Kimbolton School

Charles Todd – Kimbolton School

Posted by: whitehallschool | February 14, 2014

Congratulations to Charles Godsell!

We have just confirmed that Charles has secured a place at Kimbolton for Year 7 in September 2014.

Well done Charles – fantastic effort!

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