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Diary Dates 2017 - 2018

Hello everyone, I do hope you are all having a lovely summer break.

This is just a quick blog to let you know that all the diary dates for the coming school year have been upoaded onto the website.  Go to Office -> Diary Dates -> Monthly view to scroll through the whole year month by month.

Mrs Peddie

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School's out for summer!

Today has been a day of mixed emotions: happiness and excitement as we celebrated the end of another busy school year and some sadness at waving goodbye to our 2017 leavers.

Our day began with our final Collective Worship of the school year with lots of awards for attendance, swimming and so on.  We sang some of our favourite hymns and the Year 6 children were presented with their leavers books. After Collective Worship, Year 6 headed over to church for a moment of quiet reflection and a blessing from Revd Ginni.  It was a time of calm and quiet in an otherwise noisy and lively day.

As I write this, I know that the Year 6 children are off having their leaving celebrations and I am sure that they will be having a brilliant time.  It is always sad to see the children leave us for secondary school, but I am so immensely proud of each and every one of them.  They have been fantastic ambassadors for St Ippolyts School and I know that they will all go on to be just as amazing in their next schools.  They are all honest, hardworking, caring young people with bright futures ahead of them and I look forward to hearing of their successes on their new journeys.

However, time doesn't stand still, and waiting in the wings is an equally fabulous Year 5 group ready to take their place at the top of the school in September and a whole new group of 4 year olds preparing to take their first steps into schooling in Class 1.  Life in school certainly never stands still!  It will definitely not be standing still over the summer either, with a hive of activity already underway to organise all the classroom moves in preparation for our extra class in September.  2017 has been an exciting year for us at St Ippolyts and it seems fitting that all this exciting new change is happening in the year of our 170th anniversary.

I wish all of you a very happy and restful summer break and look forward to seeing you all in the autumn.  

Year 6 - good luck for your move to your new schools; have courage and you will be fine I just know it!   Most of all, always be yourself and trust your instincts, they won't let you down.  You will no doubt face challenges along the way, but stay true to yourself and your values and you will always make the right choices. You are amazing, never forget that.  I will miss you all.

Mrs Peddie

PS: Photos of our end of term fun are in the gallery!

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Year 6 Leavers Service 2017

Year 6 led a beautiful Leavers Service in chuch this afternoon, sharing their memories and looking back over their time in St Ippolyts School.  Take a look in the gallery to see their memory lane photo album...it's hard to believe they were once so small!


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Leavers v Staff rounders match 2017

Well done Year 6! A closely fought battle on a very hot afternoon resulted in a Leavers victory for 2017. Photos in the gallery!


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Olivia photographs

Photographs from Key Stage 2's wonderful production of 'Olivia' are now in the gallery - enjoy!


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School Council Charity Pyjama Day

A big thank you to everyone who supported the School Council's

fundraising efforts today by coming to school in pyjamas!

They raised a fabulous £179.02 for their chosen charities of Parkinsons

UK and Cancer Research UK.  Well done School Council!

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Barton Hall

Hopefully everyone had a hot bath and a great night's sleep last night after our active weekend!  


This is just a quick blog to let you know that the first set of photographs have now been added to the gallery - there will be more to come once all the pictures have been dowloaded from the various cameras we had with us, so do check back again over the next few days. (Children - remember you can print pictures for your journals if you would like to).


A couple of reminders:

  • Children - please bring your journals into school tomorrow (Wednesday).  You will need them to plan the assembly for Friday and Mrs Stewart and Miss Walker need time to read them all to choose the winning journals
  • Parents - we hope you can come along to the assembly on Friday at 2.30pm to hear all about the weekend's activities!
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Barton Hall Sunday

Barton Hall Sunday

Another busy, jam-packed day at Barton Hall! Everyone has had a fantastic time on today's activity programme, which has included canoeing, buggy building, abseiling, aeroball, climbing and archery to name a few.  We hope you have managed to follow the ever-growing photo page in the gallery to see the children in action!

Tonight we are heading off to an evening campfire for a good old st ipps sing song - a perfect way to round off the weekend.

Tomorrow we are aiming to leave Barton Hall shortly after midday and anticipate an arrival time of around 6pm, trafffic permitting.  We will text during the day to keep you up to date. When you come to collect your children, please feel free to park on the playground, this should help to ease congestion so that the coach can access the school safely. Please do not park at the top of the hill so that the coach can swing round.

Before we sign off today's blog, there's something REALLY important that all parents need to know....

Your children have been AMAZING.  They have been a pleasure to be with: top-notch behaviour, supporting and caring for each other, throwing themselves into all activities with great spirit, they have eaten and slept well, and have always been polite and well mannered to instructors and staff here at Barton Hall.  We have been so very proud of them all, what a fabulous group of young people who have been true ambassadors for St Ippolyts.

See you tomorrow!

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Barton Hall Saturday morning

Amazingly, all the children were fast asleep shortly after lights out last night and nobody re-appeared until breakfast time.  It was the best 'first night at PGL' we've ever had! 


All that sleep meant that we were raring to go for a busy morning of activities.  So far we've had groups doing skiing, trapeze and climbing. I have added a few extra snaps to the gallery. 


More to come later...

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Barton Hall Blog - Friday evening

Barton Hall Blog - Friday evening

We are here! After a long journey we arrived at Barton Hall just in time for dinner.  Everyone has unpacked, settled in and has eaten well. There is currently a LOT of fun and laughter going on at the sports and games evening so hopefully everyone will sleep soundly!

We have started a new page on the photo gallery called 'Barton Hall on the go'.  In there we will add a few photos as the weekend goes on so do keep checking back regularly.

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Victorian birthday celebrations!

Our Victorian themed week was a great success; the children learned so much through their trips, workshops, and of course our whole school Victorian school day on Friday. I think some of the teachers enjoyed being strict Victorian teachers a little too much…(Mrs Stewart I am looking at you!) There are photos of the children in their Victorian lessons in the gallery.

Although sadly the party after school had to be held indoors due to the weather, it was still a wonderful afternoon and we were thrilled that so many parents and siblings came along to join in the fun. There were so many fabulous costumes and we were so grateful that so many of you got into the spirit and dressed up for the occasion; it really added to the theme so a HUGE thank you to you all for your efforts.

Thank you to everyone who provided cakes for the party and I would like to say an especially big thank you to Mrs Rule in the office for making the enormous school birthday cake – it looked and tasted fantastic.  The cake was baked using eggs from the St Ippolyts hens that we hatched here in 2016 and we are grateful to Mrs Carter for donating these to us.

You will have noticed that we had an official photographer doing the rounds at the party on Friday and I know she captured the occasion perfectly – some of these images are also in the gallery.  Sharon is a local, Hitchin based photographer and has taken pictures for us before and I am grateful that she was able to give up her time, free of charge, to help us.  Her website is www.sharoncooper.co.uk if you are interested.

The Comet newspaper also came along so hopefully we should get a mention some time soon.

Each family was given a copy of the book ‘A School Remembers’ on Friday. This was produced some years ago by the local history society, so although it does not go right up to modern day, it is a wonderful keepsake telling the history of St Ippolyts School.  I would like to thank our dinner lady, Mrs Furr and Parish Councillor, Pam Skeggs for sourcing these copies and donating them to be given out.  It is a lovely memento for the children and a generous gesture. 

I know we created lots of extra cleaning work for Mrs Harrington Smith with bringing the event indoors on Friday so I would like to thank her very much for her understanding and her patience at us taking over her lovely clean kitchen!

Finally, our wonderful, wonderful team of staff; they worked SO hard last week to give the children such a special time in school.  Friday couldn’t have happened without their dedication and enthusiasm – for being inventive when we had to change our plans at the last minute, for hanging bunting, washing up, serving refreshments…the list goes on.  THANK YOU to each and every one of them – they are an amazing team and we are so very lucky to have them.


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A busy week ahead!

Next week we have a lot going on in school so here is a run down to help you remember it all!


MONDAY: Class 3 trip to Hitchin British Schools.  Children to come in their Victorian costume but will also need to remember their uniform and swimming kits.


TUESDAY: Class 4 and 5 trip to Audley End, children to come in their Victorian costume and bring a packed lunch.  Please note we have a large number of oustanding permission slips for this trip and children will not be able to go if these are not received. (School Gateway is the easiest way to do this)


WEDNESDAY: PTA meeting in the hall at 9.15am. All welcome!


THURSDAY: PGL School Journey meeting for Y5/6 parents in the hall at 6pm


FRIDAY: Bags2School Collection ~ please leave bags on the village green by 9am

            Whole school Victorians Day - all classes in costume.

            Victorian school birthday party after school, celebrating our 170 years!

            Cake donations for the party can be brought into school on the Friday morning             or dropped off during the day if that is easier.

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Well done Year 6!

A huge well done to Year 6 who have spent this week doing their final assessments ('SATs').  They have worked incredibly hard all year and have put their absolute all into this week.  We know that every child has done their very, very best and they should feel very proud of themselves.


Thank you to Mrs Harrington-Smith who has provided a hearty breakfast each morning to make sure there were no rumbling tummies in the tests.  The children certainly ate VERY well and it was a lovely relaxed way to start each day with friends.  Thank you especially to Mrs Stewart and Mrs Blencowe who have worked so hard to make sure every child was ready and confident to tackle the tests - funnily enough Mrs Stewart is looking rather tired at the moment!


Today was the final test and Year 6 celebrated with an afternoon of fun - a 'Virtual Reality' workshop!  A big thank you to Revd Ginni who came along and brought cake, popcorn and drinks for the children to enjoy at their celebration.  We even persuaded Revd Ginni to have a go on the VR!


A message to Year 6 parents - your children have been AWESOME this week.  They have been focussed, determined and committed; we couldn't have asked for anything more from them.  They have tackled the whole week with immense maturity and we are so incredibly proud of each and every one of them.  I really hope they are enjoying an evening of relaxation!


There are a few pictures in the gallery of the children today. 


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Easter Holiday Activities

Details of holiday clubs and activities over the Easter break are listed in the newsletters section.





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Chick Cam 2017!

Our Living Eggs have arrived and are cosy in the incubator; everyone is very excitied waiting for the chicks to hatch!


There have been some small movements with some of the eggs today so we think things might be starting to happen.  The main hatching day is expected to be tomorrow and into Thursday.


The 'Chick Cam' is now live and can be viewed by clicking on the yellow chick on the homepage.  This will take you directly to the YouTube channel.  Enjoy!


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World Book Day 2017

We have had a wonderful day in school today celebrating our love of books! Lots of fun was had by all at the costume parade this morning and as ever there have been some amazingly imaginative costumes - thank you to you all for your fantastic efforts in the fancy dress department! Our visiting author, Alexander Martin, and special guest, Mrs Pepper, had a VERY tough job choosing winners so we are very grateful to them for taking on this almost impossible task.

There were some excellent entries for the book fair competition too and the children will be able to use their World Book Day tokens at the book fair before and after school tomorrow and Monday.

The highlight of this year’s World Book Day has undoubtedly been spending the day with children’s author, Alexander Martin, who has entertained us with his stories about cat detective, Stanley Smartpants. He shared some of his top tips for story writing which the children have found very useful as well as amusing!  If you want to find out more about the Stanley Smartpants series, visit www.stanleysmartpants.co.uk where you can learn all about the characters and much more.

And finally a emetion to the staff who yet again have fully embraced World Book Day  - this year as Aliens in Underpants! Thank you to them all for being such good sports.

Photographs are now in the gallery - enjoy! 


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World Book Day tomorrow!

Everyone is really excited about tomorrow's World Book Day fun, we can't wait to see all those amazing costumes!  

Our visiting author, Alexander Martin, who is spending the day with us in school, will be in the hall after school for a book signing - all children and parents welcome!


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Shrove Tuesday and pancake race fun!

Congratulations to Miss Ingle's team who fought off stiff competition to win this year's pancake race!   Photographs of the teams in action, along with us enjoying our tasty pancakes at lunchtime are now in the gallery. 


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Safer Internet Day 2017

SID 2017 Save the date

All the children in school spent time learning about staying safe online as part of this year's Safter Internet Day.

With the older children in particular there was a lot of discussion around the use of social media platforms, especially the age restrictions in place to protect young people. Here is a quick reference so parents can check.

Please also see the e-safety page  http://stipps.herts.sch.uk/for-parents/esafety for more information.





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UNIFORM in September: important, please read

For the Autumn Term children are usually required to wear winter uniform from the very beginning of term.


However, if the current hot weather continues, we are happy for children to continue to wear summer uniform during the month of September if they would like to.


Please note however, that on Wednesday 21st September we will be having a whole-school photograph taken, and for this we require all children to be in the winter uniform.



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