The 60’s morning
Our 50th birthday celebration was launched by a 60’s themed morning when the children learnt about the 1960’s, when the school was opened.
They worked in mixed year groups to learn songs and dances from the 1960’s like The Twist, The Pony and The Swim. Some children then performed these dances at a special tea party the following week for past staff and pupils. We were delighted that the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh could join us for this event.
The Year 2, Year 1 and Year R children participated in some school games that were played in the 1960’s like Tiddlywinks and Marbles. The children were great team players like Ellie the Elephant when playing the group game ‘ Beetledrive’ and skipping games.
Lastly the children learnt about the 1960’s fashions like the miniskirts, kipper ties and flared trousers. They looked carefully at the brightly coloured swirly designs and tried hard to create their own designs.
There was certainly a buzz around school and it was wonderful to hear the children talking about facts they had learnt .
Tea party to celebrate
50 years of Hiltingbury
On 30th November 2017 the Mayor joined past staff, parish councillors and pupils to celebrate the 50th year of the opening of Hiltingbury Infant School. The children brought in cupcakes to create a huge 50 for the guests to enjoy at the tea party.
Our guests enjoyed watching the choir sing songs from the past and present. Mrs Phillips, a current parent of the school, created a brand new song from lyrics created about the school by the children. The catchy song ’50 years of Hiltingbury’ was accompanied by Mrs Phillips on the piano.
A group of children performed the 60’s dances for all the guests to enjoy and the Pupil Council spoke with confidence explaining what they enjoyed in their learning at Hiltingbury Infant School.