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The sun has been shining and everyone is beginning to feel that summer has finally arrived!  The term is racing on and we still have so much to fit in.

Please make sure you save the date for our Summer Fair on Sunday 25th June.  We look forward to welcoming you all!

As always the pupils are working hard.  I particularly want to say a big WELL DONE do to all our Year 1 pupils who completed their phonics screening tests this week.

I also want to say well done to all our Key Stage 2 pupils who took part in the Swimming Gala this week.  You were all amazing and should feel very proud of your achievements.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick






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Today the whole school has come together to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.  The pupils have looked fantastic in their red, white and blue outfits.  Some pupils had created amazing crowns to wear too.  Every class has contributed an item for our time caspule which is now buried by the main school entrance. This has helped our pupils to become the history of tomorrow by filling the capsule full of items that will show future people what life was like now. 

I wish you all an enjoyable long weekend.

Best wishes 

Ms Bretherick



The Breck Foundation -  inform, educate, and empower the next generation to have the tools and skills they need to live, play and learn online in safety.

This week we were very fortunate to be able host an online presentation for parents and carers from the Breck Foundation speaker, Kerry Rusk. You will have received a message via Parentmail with information about the Post Parent Session pack.  This has some information and ideas to follow up the important messages discussed in the sessions this week.

In addition, the link below will allow you to watch the presentation Kerry gave to parents on Tuesday evening. It really is an important message for all parents so I urge you to watch.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick




Welcome to the first HT blog.  Please look out for regular blog updates next term.

This week we had a visit from three of the IMPACT trustees.  They met pupils, spent time talking to staff and had a tour of the school.  I also had an opportunity to tell them about our wonderful school.  I want to share with you the email I received from the Co-Chair of the Trust after the visit:

On behalf of the three trustees that were able to attend may I thank you for the time you spared us today to come and visit your school.

 We all very much enjoyed our time and do please pass out thanks on to the staff as well as Callum, George, Amy and Indi for their excellent tour.

 It was a joy to meet the other children and see their love for the school, they were all confident and articulate, a great advert for your school.

Thank you for sharing Hawes Down with us and for all you are doing to move it forward on its journey

What a great way to round off the term - we should all share the sense of pride we have in Hawes Down Primary School.

It is just left for me to say I wish you all a restful and enjoyable Easter break and I look forward to seeing the pupils back in school on 17th April.  

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick




Last half term was eventful and exciting by having a picnic on the field for The Coronation! We brought in snacks and sang the national anthem with Henry from Y5 playing his trumpet. There was also a name the teddy bear challenge where the winner from each year won a coronation teddy bear.

 It was also exciting because Y6 performed their auditions for the play Bugsy Malone. The scripts have now been handed out and the date of the performance is June 30th

For assembly, someone came in from Veolia, the recycling company, and told us about recycling and how important it is for the environment, so we all are now aware of the potential benefits of recycling for the planet.

On Friday, we will be having a red day where everyone brings in red stuff to give to the PTA for The Summer Fair.



Friday 28th April 2023

Good morning and welcome to the Head Pupils' Blog.

We’ve had an amazing week this week, when a poet, rapper and author called Karl Nova came and visited us on Tuesday! Year 5 and Year 6 had a workshop with him and learnt an amazing song.

On Thursday, we had a lesson from the Breck Foundation about online safety and what happened to Breck. Hopefully, we are all informed about it, and it won’t happen again.


The Head Pupils



Hello and welcome,

We are the Head Pupils. Our names are Callum, Amy, George and Indi. Every fortnight we will be keeping you informed about what is going on in the school. This will begin after the Easter holidays.

Thank you for reading!

The Head Pupils



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