Year 1 Trip to Pizza express

Year One had so much fun during their marble treat to Pizza Express this week. They enjoyed learning to make their own pizzas and of course eating them! The trip even consolidated their learning of fractions by making topping choices in halves and quarters. Thank you Pizza express Muswell Hill.

 

Great news—healthy school awards

We have been awarded the Silver award by healthy schools London. Awards are for schools to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of their pupils.

 

Egg drop challenge - engineering project

The children worked very hard on designing a structure that would protect the egg from cracking.

An example of one of our displays— we hope you took the opportunity to have a look at the work the children produced.

Our Knitting & Crochet Club members have been working extremely hard creating knitted scarves, hats, bracelets, cushions and bookmarks. I know that they have all enjoyed learning and developing new skills this term. Have a wonderful Easter Break. Angela x

 

After school activity clubs

A reminder that all afterschool clubs, football, lego, art, dance, logic, dodgeball, Knitting and coding club start up again W/c 23rd April. However the school run breakfast and afterschool club will be available from Tuesday 17th April please do ensure this is booked in advance.

Children return to school for the Summer term on Tuesday 17th April

 

Dinner money

Please ensure that dinners are booked on line even if you are free school meals. Dinner money must be paid in advance.


We hope you all enjoy the Easter break. See you all in the Summer term.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

Thank you to all parents for your help and egg donations. Special Thank you to Grace Church for your donation for all children to receive chocolate eggs. The children had a great time.

Next up The Summer Fair!! Please do help with any raffle prize donations, tombola and glass jars would be greatly appreciated.

Save the frogs mission is underway. Thursday 19th April at 12.15 we will transfer the Frog spawn to a new temporary home. We really need parent volunteers for to help.

 


Hugh Vivian

Headteacher

 

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Science week 26th-29th March

There is lots happening at school next week.

Monday 26th March - The children will be learning about job roles based around Science. We are lucky enough to have a radiographer coming in to take an assembly for the children to learn all about X rays.

Easter egg hunt between 9am-12 noon 

Tuesday 27th Easter engineering challenge - all work produced will be displayed in the hall on Wednesday from 8.30am

We have a piano concert on Tuesday at 9.10am

Wednesday 28th - We are asking

 

Alexandra Palace Year 1 trip

Last Friday Year 1 enjoyed learning about our local area. The children found out what activities the Victorians liked to carry out at Alexandra palace and were surprised that many of them are still continued there today. For example The spectacular Firework display. Sadly to the children’s disappointment they no longer hold Monkey or goat shows.


Year 6 Maths

Year 6 have been investigating the volume of their classroom. They have constructed 1m3 cubes from straws and tape. They

 

Reminders—Early closures

Thursday 15th March Parents consultations Year 1,2,3,4 and 5 will finish at 1.30pm, Nursery Reception and Year 6 will remain in school until 3.20pm there will be no After school provisions on this day.
We break up for Easter on Thursday 29th March at 1.30pm ( Nursery’s last day will be Wednesday 28th March) All children return to school on Tuesday 17th April 2018.

Year 3

Fractions are not hard anymore :)

Inspired by the visit at La Porchetta, Year 3 made their own pizzas. The

 

What a week!

There’s so much to show you. Thank you all for making the extra effort to join in all activities this week despite the snowy “Beast from the east” making a grand entrance.

Tuesday - bedtime stories read by teachers and parents. We hope this helped to settle your children in time for bed.


Year 1 - had a visit from another beast also - The lonely beast. They have enjoyed sharing his story and are having a party for him today here are the biscuits they have made.

 

Wednesday - Reading breakfast

 

Welcome back, hope you all had a lovely half term break.

 

PE 

This week all children were given the opportunity to have a taster session with one of the coaches from Highgate Cricket club. The children all had great fun learning bat and ball skills. 

A reminder to ensure your child has an outdoor PE kit for this term. 

Year 6 have been working hard over the past few weeks in preparation for their SATs for next term and have had their Parent consultations this week. Keep up the hard work.

Years 2, 3

 

Varjak Paw

Year 4 have been reading Varjak Paw written by S.F.Said they have been looking at the city that Varjak visits. It has inspired our poems and wall displays.
Year 3 Fun at Museum of London “We enjoyed the trip because we had loads of learning about the Romans. We even went to the shop!” Sonny “The trip was amazing because I’ve seen the gold from the old times and the real shields.” Mario “Everything was outstanding! Especially the Roman London! It was remarkable!” Mawa Thank you to parents who helped

 

 

Writing

Year 1 have been busy writing their stories this week following on from their work created during the ‘writing open morning’ with parents on the subject from their Spring term home work. The work they have produced is amazing and some even using joint up writing.

 

Year 3 Artwork

Year 3 have been busy in art creating a fabulous display for our library. They have picked a favourite book and created silhouettes of the main characters and mounted them onto pages from the book itself. As you can see

 

Writing open mornings

Thank you to all of you who attended your child’s lesson - we had some great feedback and hope you all found this inspiring and gained an insight into what your children get up to during the day - You can clearly see it is not “Nothing!”

“What a lovely calm lesson, such a nice way to learn”

“A lovely way to teach children, and for parents to watch. Do it more often”

“It was a very good lesson and I found out something useful to help my child”

“The lesson was great and the teaching

 

Year 1 - Topic Our Local Area

On Monday Year 1 were exploring the local area. They were amazed at how long Sydney Road was. They reminisced about certain activities they had carried out with their families along the route. They managed to clock up an impressive 8000 steps and need-less to say they were ready for their Lunch when they arrived back.

 

School Lunches - We will be on Week 3 ( you can find the menus on our school website) of the dinner menu for W/c 22nd January. Due to dinners being prepared off