We have come to the final week of the school year. What a great year it has been, we have seen many wonderful performances, been on school trips, overnight stays and many workshops within the school. We have achieved excellent performance results in phonics, KS1 and KS2 SATs results. Received a number of awards for Healthy eating, Travel plans our latest award is Bronze in School Games. As a school we should all be extremely proud of ourselves for everyone’s success and dedication.

 

E—Safety Newsletter Summer Term 2018 >>

 

Last Friday year 1 visited ZSL London Zoo, as part of their Work on African animals they looked at animal senses.

Year 1 had an exciting end of year treat on Wednesday they started their day at the London transport Museum and ended it at the Lyceum theatre watching the Lion King with Ice cream.

Last week, Year 5 continued their Computing Coding lessons, this time focusing on Semaphore! This type of coding involves using flags to send encrypted messages. They are communicated by breaking them down into individual letters and sending each letter over line-of-sight distances by using a simple flag code. Year 5 made their ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ flags and then worked in pairs; encrypting and de-crypting their secret codes!

 

Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 trip to Southend

On Friday 13th July we went on a lovely trip to the seaside. After a long and eventful journey, we all arrived safely at Chalkwell in Southend. We were excited to be one of the first people on the coach to spot the sea and, as soon as we got off, began to play with the sand, look for the sea shells, catch jelly fish and make sandcastles. The tide was in so we didn't have to walk far for a swim. Our teachers were very proud of our behaviour and how safe we kept each other on the beach. Year 3 was thrilled to see Miss Davidson who joined us for the day. Thank you to all involved for making this trip a real success.

Did you know that...

Tides are the rise and fall of the levels of the ocean. They are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon as well as the rotation of the Earth. Tides cycle as the Moon rotates around the Earth and as the position of the Sun changes. Throughout the day the sea level is constantly rising or falling.

 

Year 2 Lincolnsfield

Year 2 had a fantastic but very hot couple of days at Lincolns field Chilldren’s Centre. We built bonfires, searched for minibeasts, went to Funworld, visited the farm and had lots and lots of laughs.

 

Year 6 leavers

The time has come to say goodbye and good luck for the future to our fabulous Shakespeare class. They gave a great performance for the school and parents to enjoy of the Pirates of the Curried Bean. They have been bowling and had a BBQ this week to mark the end of their time at Hollickwood and will begin their new educational journey.

Goodbye to… Kane, Emila, Philip, Blessing, Joshua, Matthew, Yusra, Enada, Jacyline, Mila, Dorottya, Nam, Vera, Aleksa, Piotr, Bushra, Intisar, Amer, Dylan, Miski, Muna, Bahja, Gloria, T’Ana, Mooi, Shania, Samuel, Lily and Karina.

We also say goodbye to Angela who has been with us for 12 years, Mrs Sharma year 4 teacher and Loretta in After school club. We wish you all well.

 

100 % Attendance awards

The children named below have attended every session from September 2017 to date. This is fabulous well done please do continue next term. Stina, Eloise, Precious G, Hannah, Owen, Louisa, Elizabeth and Blessing.

 

Camp at Hollickwood during the holidays 4-12 years

Week 1 - Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July

Week 2 - Monday 30th - Friday 3rd Aug

Week 3 - Monday 6th - Friday 10th Aug

Week 4 - Monday 13th - Friday 17th Aug

Themed days: Nature Survival Day / horse riding and groom day / Big Bouncy Fun day / Park Trips / Mead Open Farm (by coach) / Water Fight day / Camp Disco!

For more info contact the team on 07510149307 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

On Monday 16th July, Year 5 went to visit the Regents Park Mosque ( Islamic Cultural Centre). It was an amazing visit and we all really enjoyed consolidating our learning about Islam.

Peter, who led the visit, told us that he sees approximately 21,000 children every year but Benjamin Zephaniah Class impressed him the most; with their "Good manners and knowledge of Islam!" Well done Year 5 - I was very proud of you! Our visit ended with a picnic in the park, and of course, the playground!

 

Ice time

On Thursday afternoon all the children received a delicious ice cream from an ice cream van as a reward for meeting our whole school attendance target of 96% for the year. The children were delighted when they saw the bright pink van drive into the playground and even more excited when they heard the chimes ring! Well done everyone and keep coming to school every day next year.


 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

The Hollickwood Happy Hedge is underway!

Last year we raised over £3000 for our school exterior - thanks to all of you, here is some of what we’ve achieved. With the help of the staff & community the frogs are now officially saved. You can go and visit them in the new pond in the wild garden Have you seen how the garden club has blossomed? With new materials, seeds and community support we’re now stronger than ever. Our own resident carpenter Jim has built sturdy covers for our previous plants and Tim has brought imaginative flair to our gardens.

This autumn we will complete our exciting Happy Hedge and sort all the little bits & pieces of the project left together.

Have a lovely summer Hollickwooders and thank you for every helping hand.

 

 

Hugh Vivian

Headteacher

 

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This Week Early years, KS1 and KS2 (but not year 6 yet) have taken part in their sports and fun day. Thank you to Miss Staff for organising the events and to all you who took part. We hear the parents are just as competitive as the children. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as the children did. Year 6 get their opportunity next Wednesday at 1.15pm

Reception and Year 1 took part in an oral health workshop this week. We hope they came home showing you the correct way to brush your teeth.

 

Hudnall Park—Year 4

 

 

What a great week we have had, firstly children from Years 3,4,5 and 6 took part in a Science fair hosted by APS. Our fantastic scientists made Hollickwood very proud on Tuesday.

Not only have they designed amazing projects for the Science Fair but they were also confident to talk about their enquires and findings in front of the judges and teachers from six schools!

The day was filled with presentations of projects and practical investigations. The children made their own torches in a school lab. They

 

Year 3 - trip on the Emirates Cable cars in Greenwich

Last Friday Year 3 experienced a Thames river crossing using the Emirates Cable car. They crossed the river Thames between Greenwich peninsula and the royal docks. They made the most of the beautiful weather and had fun in the nearby park.

 

Reception class café

The class café raised £66.66p last week thank you to all of you for helping to raise this. All money raised from class café’s goes towards, trips and resources for each year group.

 

 

Our choir took part in the Barnet singing Festival this week at The Arts depot. They performed in front of hundreds. Despite being the smallest group we feel they made the biggest impact. A lovely evening for all involved. ( parents of the choir, we have given your child a letter to bring home if you wish to buy the DVD)

 

Brake kids Walk

On Wednesday 20th June we will be taking part in the Brake’s Kids Walk! The whole school will be walking 1 km, putting their best feet forward to promote road safety and

 

This week Years 3,4 and 5 took part in Aspire London Youth Choir’s Big sing at the Watford Colosseum. They all did amazingly well and we hope the parents that came to see the performance enjoyed it.

Year 6 have gone off to enjoy this week in the Isle of Wight. From the updates we have been receiving they are having a fabulous time and the sun is shining for them–
We will share some of their adventures next week.

 

Job opportunity

Our cleaning company are currently recruiting for cleaning staff. If you are

 

This week our children have taken part in many football tournaments. Years 1,2, 3 and a rounders tournament for year 4. Well done to all the children who took part and thank you to the parents and adults in making the effort to get your children to the destinations on time.

A huge well done to the girls from years 2 and 3 who came runners up in the final they put in a huge effort and did themselves and the school very proud.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

The Gardening club have been very busy again

 

Well done to Year 6 students this week for taking their SATS they have coped amazingly well and kept in good spirits throughout.

They have enjoyed a well earned trip to the park today and a party this afternoon.

 

Science fair 26th June

KS2 children can take part in this years Science Fair run by Alexandra Park School. The project can be an experiment to answer a question, a problem and solution or a research project. Based on an area of Science that interests your child.

Entries must be in by MONDAY 18TH

 

This week we have welcome Ms Constantinou back from maternity leave. Everyone has been exciting about catching up with her.

Last week our wonderful Year 5 JTA's organised a Road safety poster design competition. We had some wonderful entries which we showed you last week , The JTA’s presented an assembly to thank you all for your entries. The entries were bright, engaging and informative posters. Well done.

NSPCC

We have had a visit from the NSPCC– De Feet Bullying and Speak out. Stay safe. There were

 

Year 6

This week year 6 have taken mock SATs they have coped amazing well. We hope to this continues when they sit the actual tests later this term.

The Big Pedal

This week we have been taking part in the big pedal we do need a bit more of a push as we haven’t travelled as far as we had hoped. So If you Cycle or scoot to school for 2 days in a row we would like to invite you to a Biker’s breakfast at 8.30am on Thursday in the new room.

Ms Ramage

We are sorry to be saying goodbye to Ms Ramage today. Ms

 

 

Welcome back to the start of the Summer term. We’ve had a great start to the term.

Year 6 visited Churchill’s war rooms as they are studying WW1. The rooms are divided into two areas: the original Cabinet War Rooms, including the all-important Map Room, and the Churchill Museum, which chronicles the life and work of the revered wartime leader.


Road Safety Competition with the Junior Travel Ambassadors

The Junior travel ambassadors would like you to design a poster with at least 3 road safety facts and a