School Newsfeed and Information
Diwali Evening - Thursday 22 November
Harvest Festivals: Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October
It's back to school on Thursday 6 September - welcome to our new Nursery and Reception children, and welcome back to our children moving up to new year groups.
The annual art exhibition took place on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. Here is the report about the exhibition by Hamilton's Art Co-ordinator, Mr Price:
Well, what an an amazing Art exhibition! Colour, texture, pattern, line and form were all beautifully represented through a range of stunning 2D and 3D pieces of work. On Priory Road, Reception displayed amazing Peruvian fabric patterns, watercolour painted llamas and some brilliant sand paintings representative of the Nazca lines in the Atacama desert. Year 1 produced some amazing watercolour dragonfly pictures and Australian Aboriginal artwork, including some beautifully decorated cardboard didgeridoos. Year 2 showed us their explosive volcano paintings and their brilliant clay volcano models. They also displayed some lovely paintings of sunsets and careful observational studies of flowers and leaves. Year 3 produced eye catching Australian Aboriginal animal paintings embellished with repeated string print designs. They also showed some lovely foam prints they had completed, once again using printing techniques, cave paintings produced with chalk pastels and some super line drawings of historic High Wycombe. Year 4 gave us a huge range of work to enjoy. Their Islamic tiles spread across two large tables produced an amazing spectacle, while their Roman and Egyptian inspired work received a great deal of praise from visitors. Year 5's exhibition showed off the amazing work the children have produced whist learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Greeks. The Greek pots, produced with the help of a local artist, created a wonderful display, enhanced with colourful weavings, beautifully collaged shields and some lovely watercolour work inspired by Monet. Finally Year 6 had a North American theme to their display, treating the visitors to huge totem poles and beautifully designed headdresses and dream catchers. All in all, an amazing show. I would like to personally thank all of the staff and children who worked tirelessly to produce such an eye catching celebration of the artistic talent at Hamilton Academy.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: join Friends of Hamilton's campaign to install bollards outside both Hamilton sites to prevent parking on pavements and cars blocking the roads near school: Use your voice & sign up: https://bit.ly/2jXmguX See the article in the Bucks Free Press: https://bit.ly/2KgiqYR
Have a restful Easter holiday - Hamilton's Summer term will start on Monday 16 April.
Congratulations to Year 4 on a fantastic production of Alice in Wonderland in the last week of the Spring term.
School is closed on Friday 2 March due to treacherous conditions of roads in High Wycombe and the weather forecast.
School remains open on Thursday 1 March - keep an eye for ParentMails and website for updates.
World Book Day - is Thursday 1 March. Look out for photos in tomorrow's hmail
At Hamilton Academy we are very proud to be part of the Smile Award scheme introduced by the Buckinghamshire Oral Health Improvement Team.
Karen Fallon has trained the majority of the Early Years staff alongside parents and carers about the importance of good dental health and the impact that it can have on your child’s general development in all areas.
During the last three years at Hamilton Academy we have worked hard at following a good healthy eating policy, promoting healthy eating and good dental health awareness in Nursery and Reception.
As a result of this we have been awarded: “Smile Award Plus” status in school.
Hamilton Academy is supporting Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 6 February 2018. We will create, connect and share respect for this #SID2018 @UK_SIC. Find out more here https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/
Friday 26 January 2018 - Junk Modelling Materials - A request from the Early Years teachers: The children in Early Years are currently in the middle of their 'Space' topic and need plenty of cardboard boxes and tubes of varying sizes in order to continue model making their own rockets and space stations! If you can send them in via the Priory Road office to replenish their dwindling stock the class teachers would be very grateful. The children would also love to make a person sized rocket big enough to stand in so if you have had or will be taking delivery of a large household item in the next week or two which is delivered in a box please do send it in. Thank you.
SPRING TERM STARTS THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2018
Welcome back to Hamilton for the Spring term - after what I hope was a very joyful and pleasant Christmas. This will be another busy term, so please keep an eye out on the website and in the hmail for details of school events. On behalf of the staff and Governors, Happy New Year!
Ofsted Report published - June 2015 - Hamilton is a good school
Reminder of our closure procedures in case of severe weather: should there be a need to contact parents in the event of hazardous weather, a text message will be sent to all who have registered their mobile numbers on ParentMail. Details of school closure information will be on this website and be announced on the Bucks website: www.buckscc.gov.uk
Any decision will be made as early as possible by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors. Please be assured that the school will only be closed as a last resort - the weather would have to be severe enough to prevent a majority of staff getting to school.
If you haven't registered to use ParentMail you are urged to do so. On this website click the link 'For Parents' and choose 'ParentMail' then submit your details and a registration letter will be sent to you.
Click here to see the 'Transforming Hamilton' presentation Stephen Nunn gave to parents and carers on Tuesday 25 November 2014.
To all users of MyMaths
Hamilton has been chosen by the MyMaths team to be a pilot school for its new website. As a result of this I would like you to use the new website and - if you could spare a few moments - provide me with feedback on how you and your child finds the new site; for example whether it’s easier to use and more fun. I will then collate the feedback to forward to the MyMaths team.
New web address: www.mymathspilot.co.uk The username and password remain unchanged.
I am grateful for your support – MyMaths is proving to be a really useful tool to consolidate maths knowledge across the age groups.
Please phone Hamilton’s office on 01494 522231 to book a place on any of these dates.
You are welcome to bring your child on this visit. Parking will be available on the lower playground, entrance in Priory Road, from 5 minutes before the start of the visit.
Larks breakfast club
We currently have spaces in the Larks breakfast club, which runs daily in term time from - if you are interested, please contact the school office at Hampden Road on 01494 437317 for further details and booking forms.
The Hamilton Larks Breakfast Club is run on the Hampden Road site and is open to all children attending Hamilton Academy. The Larks operates Monday to Friday in term time, from 7.45am to 8.45am. Children based at Priory Road will be escorted by a member of the Larks’ staff in time for the beginning of their school day. The children are encouraged to select, prepare, eat and clear away their own choice of healthy, nutritious breakfast. They then participate in a stimulating educational or social activity aimed at giving them the best possible start to their day at school and put them in the right mind to maximise their learning potential. Each daily session costs £4.00, and may be booked in advance – bookings are based on a first come first served basis - payment in advance or on the day.