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Learning for the 21st Century


France 2016

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Year 6 residential trip to France

Year 6 trip to Harlow Outdoors

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Year 6 trip to Harlow Outdoors

Sports Day 2016

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Pictures from Sports Day last week

Royal Albert Hall

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On the 13th March, 17 year 5 students attended the Hertfordshire Schools Gala at the Royal Albert Hall

Enterprise Day

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On Wednesday last week, the children worked in teams to establish a new society on a distant moon through a series of challenges based on eight 'Challenge Skills'. Teams selected a crew to support them on their mission and create their dream city. The day culminated in a competitive Space fair, where teams promoted and celebrated their new societies.

Uganda Day - 2015

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Photos from around the school during Uganda Day

Chinese Mandarin Club Assesmbly

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The Chinese Mandarin Club presented some of the things they have been learning about

World Book Day - 2016

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Our World Book day theme this year was animals from your favourite book. Mrs Moore was Cruella de Vil and the teachers and TA's were the 101 Dalmatians.

International Week

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During International week each class learnt about a different country. We had music and drama workshops as well as a story teller, food tasting and learning new games.

Science Week

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Here are some photo's Science Week

Children in Need 2015

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Windhill21 raised over £1350 for Children in Need and appeared on the BBC London live show.

Science Week Photographic Competition

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In preparation for Science week, children were getting snap happy looking for science on their doorstep! They were asked to take a photograph of something and then explain the science behind the image. During science week the winning pictures, belonging to Eleni, Adrian and Leo, were chosen. Well done to everyone who took part!

Walk to School - Film Awards

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Windhill won the Walk to School Film Competition - October 2015

France 2015

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Year 6 residential trip to France

International Week

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The children have enjoyed all the activities planned for them including workshops led by a Jamaican story-teller, workshops entitled "Extreme Weather Around the World", internationally themed dance and music sessions and a visit from a Hindhu priest.

Wickham Hall visit year 3

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Photos taken by the children during their visit to Wickham hall on Thursday and Friday last week (12/13th June)

Art Week

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Displays created by each class during Art week

Wild@Herts photography project at Hatfield House

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Annalyse, Asha, Ben M, Kaelin, Ella- May, Lucy A, Cameron L and Thalia from year five entered these photographs in the Wild@Herts photography project at Hatfield House.

Year 4 Science Centre Trip

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Year 4 visited the Science Centre on Friday (13/3/15)

Boydell's Farm Trip - Nursery

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Boydell's Farm Trip - Nursery

Reception Paradise Wildlife Park

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Reception Paradise Wildlife Park

Oliver 2015

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Year 4's production of Oliver, supported by year 3

Hertfordshire Schools County Dance Festival 2015

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Windhill21 were the only school from Bishop's Stortford to enter out of 50 schools from across Hertfordshire. It was a long day starting at 7.30am and ending at 11pm but fun was had by all.

Hen visit to Nursey and Reception

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The chicks that hatched at Windhill almost a year ago came back to visit Nursery and Reception as part of their 'Farm Yard Animals' topic

Crime Week

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Forensic Workshop for Years 5 and 6

Festival of Literature

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Children had the opportunity to visit the Festival of Literature this week at Bishop's Stortford College and met authors and poets including Stewart Henderson, Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve.

Year 5 Science visit to Bishop's Storford College

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Last Friday (16/1/15) Year 5 spent an exciting day at Bishop's Stortford College in their Science Exploration Centre. They took time to experiment with a variety of different areas of science including thermal imaging and magnetism. This was followed by a quiz where the children worked in houses to complete answers on what they had found out.

ITV 'This Morning' Nativity

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Windhill entered a competition to take part in the Nativity on ITV's 'This Morning' programme and lo and behold, there were good tidings of great joy...we were chosen as one of the 5 schools!! We are appearing on 15th December! The children (chosen from years 2 to 6) have had to learn a script and are very excited about appearing on live TV!

WSA Christmas Bazaar

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Some picture from the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday which was a great success! Thanks to all who helped or supported this event. Profits made will be announced later in the week.

Drum Workshop - Year 3

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Done and Towns class had an amazing day learning about the steel drums. Their performances were inspired by classical music, with children starting the day by using different musical instruments to match the rhythm of the classical piece. Then later in the day Year 3 learnt a piece of music on the steel drums which they performed in their class assembly. A fantastic day!

Under The Sea Week - October 2014

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During our ‘Under the Sea’ week, classes learnt about a range of subjects from Plate Tectonics to ‘The Mary Rose’! There were large-scale models of sea creatures in the hall and Peter D’Bois invited parents to attend for a short talk, Q and As, plus Immersion Room viewing. Parents and children had the opportunity to walk around the museum and purchase artefacts from the Sea and Dino shop.

Garden Clear Up

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Parents and children clearing up the school garden ready for winter.

France 2014

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Year 6 French Trip to Chateau du Broutel

A year in the life of Outdoor Learning at Windhill

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Pictures from various forest school sessions throughout the year (September 2013 -July 2014)

Year 4 Visit to Wickham Hall

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These photos were taken when year 4 went to Wickham Hall. Aren't they fantastic! A good time was had by all.

Year 4 visit to Layer Marney Tower

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Year 4 had a fantastic Viking day at Layer Marney Tower on Tuesday 24Th . They learnt all about life as a Viking, made clay long boats, were archers and even dressed up as Viking raiders!

School Garden

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Butterflies in the Nursery

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The Nursery children have been studying how catapillars trun into cocoons before hatching into butterflies.

Art Club

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Some examples of the children's work from Art Club

World Book Day

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Traditional tales were the order of the World Book Day at Windhill School. Proceedings kicked off with an assembly where Mrs Moore (dressed as a postman) shared the Jolly Postman story with the whole school. Each class were given a letter to take back to their classes with instructions about the traditional story they would be studying, many of which had a creative twist to them. Drama activities gave rise to writing a letter for the Jolly Postman book. Characters from woodcutters to wolves, pigs to princesses were enchanting the Windhill classrooms. A great day was had by everyone and the love of reading and writing was developed throughout the school.

Hen Cam

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Degas Class have received a clutch of eggs ready to hatch. Keep up to date with every crack and movement right here. Update: 13/3/14: We have a crack in one egg! Update 13/3/14: Two chicks have hatched :) Now three! Update 14/3/14: Five chicks and one just hatching. We have moved some to a brooder box and will show pictures later when they are all hatched. 15th March - all the chicks have now hatched and the children got to see chick number 6 hatch before their very own eyes! 19th March: All chicks are happy in the brooder. Children have been naming them and they have been weighed.

Pirate Day - Year 1

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Year One held a Pirate Day. They dressed up as pirates and experienced a range of activities, including map making, exploring and creating symmetrical flags and trying to find buried treasure. They were also lucky enough to take part in a pirate work shop led by Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Millward.

Immersion Room Adventure

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Immersion Room Adventure Felix (Monet Class) and his Dad presented the adventurous story of two heroic rowers (Tom and Mike) who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. Tom and Mike set themselves an extremely difficult challenge to row 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. The children had the opportunity to share their adventure in the immersion room, which excitingly displayed their experiences on video as they travelled across the ocean. This included looking at maps, watching magnificent sea creatures (whales, dolphins and marlin fish), and admiring shooting stars. The children also learned about the perils of the sea and enjoyed watching their victorious celebration completed in 41 days!

Significant People Day - Year 6

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Can you guess which significant people our year 6 children dress up as last week?

Crystal Radios - year 6

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year 6 make crystal radios

Science Day

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Science Day

France 2013 - Le Chateau de Broutel

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Year 6 Trip to France

Staff Meeting April 2013 - Art

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Staff meeting in preparation for art week in May 2013

Shared Reading Day

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Pollock class (year 3) read with Reception

Space Day

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Years 4 and 5 Science Workshops

Young Voices - O2

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Seurat and Lowry classes performed at the O2 as part of the Young Voices choir.

Windhill In The Snow - January 2013

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Can you recognise where these photos were taken?

France 2012

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France Trip - September 2012

School Images

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Images of our pupils