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  • Notice from the School Nurse team and NHS about the services available.

    Published 14/06/23

    Dear parents / guardians,

    Health issues related to the current warm weather are causing our A&Es to be busier than usual, with waits of up to 11 hours in A&Es at the moment. A&E is for life threatening emergencies.  There are lots of NHS services that can help you. Knowing where to go, and when, will help you get the right care when you need it.

    Your local high street pharmacy can provide advice and over the counter medication to help with hayfever.  You can also contact your GP surgery or call 111 when your GP is closed.

    In this warm weather, when we also have a very high pollen count at the moment, make sure you follow our top tips to prevent yourself becoming unwell.

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  • Public Health - Cases of Measles in Hillingdon

    Published 28/03/23

    The local Public Health team has informed us that there has been a recent increase in the number of cases of Measles in Hillingdon. The cases all children aged 1 to 16, and all are unvaccinated.

    The current MMR vaccination uptake in Hillingdon is less than 75%, which means that 1 in every 4 children in the borough has not had the two doses of MMR vaccination that provides safe, effective protection against measles. There is variation in uptake across areas of the borough, which means that is some areas a greater number of children have not been vaccinated. This increases the risk of measles transmission in schools.

    Measles is a highly infectious respiratory virus that transmits through respiratory droplets from an infected person when they cough and sneeze which is then inhaled by another person. If that person is not fully vaccinated the risk of getting measles is high.

    The signs and symptoms of measles to be aware of are:

    • Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
    • Sore red eyes that may be sensitive to light
    • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40°C
    • Small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks
    • A few days later, a red-brown blotchy rash will appear, usually starting on the head or upper neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body.

    It is important that if a child is suspected of having measles, they do not attend school. They must telephone their GP or NHS 111. Measles is a notifiable disease which means all cases must be followed up, and contacts identified and given advice on what action they need to take.

    For more information contact your GP or an visit the NHS information website:

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  • Year 6 – Bikeability

    Published 24/11/23

    Earlier this week, a group of Year 6 children participated in a Bikeability Safer Cycling Course which enabled them to complete Level 1 and 2 combined. Congratulations to all those children who took part and well done for passing the course!

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  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    Published 17/11/23

    As a part of the requirement of Design Technology, our Year 4 pupils have created their own spectacular papier mache volcanoes. This was also aligned with the Geography topic - Earthquakes and Volcanoes. They were eager and enthusiastic to carry out this task and worked harmoniously in their respective groups.

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  • Pinning Ceremony

    Published 10/11/23

    Our Pupil Pinning Leadership Ceremony is a cherished tradition of our school. This year it took on additional significance, as we recognised the exceptional leadership qualities displayed by our pupils. The event symbolises the school’s commitment to the growth and development of our country’s next generation of leaders. At Hewens Primary, we are not only concerned with academic achievement but also focused on preparing active citizens.

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  • Black History Month Celebration

    Published 03/11/23

    Black History Month is not just a time to recognise the significant impact of Black leaders; it’s also an opportunity for all of us to learn, grow, and appreciate the diverse cultures and voices that make Britain so vibrant. During our celebration assembly, we reflected upon the struggles and triumphs of minority groups through songs, dance and the use of musical instruments.

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  • Design Technology in Year 2

    Published 20/10/23

    Throughout the term, Year 2 pupils have had great enjoyment from working with a range of materials and tools to assemble items such as slides, swings, climbing walls, and see-saws. During their learning journey, they have skillfully applied prior mathematical knowledge, including concepts related to 3D shapes and measurements, as well as their Year 1 scientific understanding of materials. Impressively, the pupils have also demonstrated awareness of the safety aspects associated with designing equipment for their peers. Overall, Year 2 pupils have found these lessons to be highly enjoyable

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  • Summer Reading Challenge Success!

    Published 13/10/23

    On Monday 2nd October, our school welcomed our friend from Hillingdon Libraries to talk to the pupils about the Summer Reading Challenge! We had a record number of 175 pupils join the Summer Reading Challenge, making us one of the top schools in the Borough for participating! We are aiming to sign up over 300 pupils for next year’s Summer Reading Challenge! Well done to all the pupils who took part!

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  • World Space Week

    Published 06/10/23

    World Space Week is an annual event that takes place from 4th - 10th October each year. It is the largest public space– related event in the world and it aims to celebrate and promote space science and technology and the contributions of space exploration to humanity. It provides an opportunity for people to learn about space, its scientific significance and its potential for future developments in technology, science and international cooperation. In Reception, our little minds have been exploring all about space.

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  • Music Lessons

    Published 29/09/23

    We are thrilled to announce that our Year 6 pupils now have the privilege of accessing music classes at Hewens College. Our pupils have the chance to explore various musical instruments and genres; amalgamated with vocal training. This exposure will help them discover their musical interest and talents. Music education has been proven to enhance creativity, cognitive development and problem-solving skills.

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  • New Playground

    Published 22/09/23

    We are thrilled to announce the completion of our brand-new Early Years Playground. Our commitment to providing a safe and stimulating environment for our youngest learners has led us to create a space where children can explore, learn and grow through play. Our playground is fully inclusive and has been designed with accessible pathways and equipment for all. The children now have the opportunity to engage in activities that stimulate their senses, including sensory gardens, textured pathways and a musical play area

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  • Roald Dahl Day Celebration

    Published 18/09/23

    To celebrate the life of one of the most popular children’s book authors of all time, we had a themed day with pupils dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl book character. To further promote a love for reading, pupils travelled around school, visiting different classes, where they were read a chapter from a Roald Dahl book. For most of the pupils, it was their first time visiting a different year group! 
    Well done to all the pupils who took part in the reading carousel.

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