Wow! It doesn’t seem long since we were welcoming our children in September as part of the 2017-18 academic year and here we are in the final week! For the final time this year, let’s find out what our lovely children have been getting up to…


The nursery boys and girls have had a fantastic last week in the nursery. They have been very grown up, using their democracy and communication skills to vote for the activities that they would like out in the provision. As part of our ongoing learning about safety, the children discussed how to stay safe around water over the holidays. They were very knowledgeable and gave sensible answers of how to stay safe. The children ended the year on a high with the amazing Gold Party day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. There are definitely some future entertainers among us! All of the children have grown so much over the year and all the teachers are very proud of each and every one of them. Well done Fantasia!


The boys and girls in Reception have enjoyed their last week being Dalmatians! They've been discussing their hopes for year one and reflecting on what they've enjoyed most this past year. There's been lots of child-choice activities, including small world play with dinosaurs, role playing firefighters and creative card-making for their friends. A woof-tastic last week in Dalmatians class! 


Year 1 children have shown their helpful side this week (no surprise there from our lovely lot!) by using directional language to guide themselves to various characters from the story Not Last Night but the Night Before. Their ability to use terms such as ‘half turn’ and ‘quarter turn’ shows that they are all definitely ‘moving in the right direction’ with their maths learning. The final week has given teachers the opportunity to talk with the children ahead of their transition to the Incredibles classes next year. The children were all very excited about next year and are particularly looking forward to being role models to others as the oldest children in the school! All Dinosaurs teachers are incredibly proud of what the children have achieved this year and they have truly been a joy to teach. Good luck in Year 2 Dinosaurs!


It’s time to say a huge goodbye and good luck to our Year 2 superstars as they shout for the final time ‘I’m a Year 2... Get me Out of Here!’. We could not be any prouder of our competitors as they put on a ‘treemendous’ end of year performance, competing in bushtucker trials to earn stars for their passes into Grove Academy. The children were ‘releafed’ when they all earned their golden ticket to Year 3! Well done! The competitive side to our Year 2’s didn’t stop there... It’s safe to say that their teachers got drenched during the water play in the Gold Party! We can’t wait to visit the children in their new classes in the Autumn term to see how much they’ve ‘branched out’. We are so proud of them. Good luck Year 2.


All children who have earned 300+ dojos over the past year have celebrated their success this week by attending the gold party! The day was full of games, laughter and even a water fight! We think the children particularly enjoyed getting their own back on the teachers by soaking them! It was a fantastic day which was richly deserved by the children for their amazing learning and behaviour this year.


It has been yet another incredible year at Hamilton Academy this year. Thank you so much to all children, grown-ups and teachers for creating numerous special memories at school over the past year and we are looking forward to creating many more fabulous memories next year too! We hope you all have a lovely break over the summer, keep safe and we will see you all in September!


Mrs. Moran, Mrs. Glaister, Mrs. Robinson and Miss Bromley