Can you believe we are entering the last week of this half term.

We have another event in our busy week that we would really value your attendance, On Tuesday 17th October we will be holding a Reading meeting in the School hall to explain how reading is taught at Hollickwood and to give you ideas and support for how you can help your child with their reading at home. Please do come along.

Please see dates for the dairy for all other meetings , performances , trips and events this week. Your participation is greatly received and we had a fabulous response from parents attending the Maths meetings this week. Many positive reviews from Parents

“Good to come to the lesson so when teaching at home I can be consistent with school”

“The kids really enjoy the lesson. I think it’s very important to find ways that make the children excited about what they are doing. I was very happy to see this in the class. Great. Thank you”

“Maths class was very interesting and gave me an insight into year 2’s learning and my child’s progress. Thank you”

 

Non Uniform day for Mayors Fund and Show Racism The Red Cards

On Friday 20th October please can your child wear an item of Red clothing and make a donation to the mayor’s fund and to show their support of the work carried out by the charity, ‘Show Racism The Red Card’. Show Racism the Red Card is an Anti-racism educational charity . Its aim , to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominately but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti– racist message to young people and others. Through the high-profile status of football and football players it high-lights and helps tackle racism in society.

We will have a visit from the Mayor on Friday morning he will speak to us and the children about his Charity and how he supports Appeal Fund for Homeless Action in Barnet, a charity he has supported for over 20 years.

 

Please remember to book in for Breakfast and After school club 24 hours in advance or your child will not be able to attend. We do hope your children are enjoying the new healthier food choices available. May we remind you not use the Carpark as an entrance please use the main gate.

 

British Museum—Ancient Greek Workshop

Year 6 enjoyed their first school trip of the year. They visited the British museum to take part in an Ancient Greek Samsung workshop. They learnt about Doric and Iconic design, they took a tour of the ancient Greek artefacts.
Whilst out on their trip the teachers received many compliments on what shining ambassadors the whole of year 6 students were. A big well done.

 

Please download and use our School app

OurSchoolsApp’ is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It is like a mini website on the go giving you access to what’s going on at the school, at the touch of a button.


Instructions for download Apple and Android:


Using the relevant device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).
Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’
Download the ‘APP’.
In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode of the school which is:
Hit the search button.
Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.

 

Instructions for download Windows based phones:


For Windows based (Nokia) phones,
Open your mobile internet browser.
Put this address in to your browser www.ourschoolsapp.com/m
In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode of the school which is: or by school name.
Hit the search button.
Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.
Confirm your choice by pressing OK.
The school home screen will appear.

 

Lost Property

Please do come and check for any of your child’s lost property. Lost property is located in the infant building next to the school office. Please do ensure that your child’s name or initals are on all items of clothing brought into school.

 

Harvest festival

This year we are taking all donations to our local foodbank. Items that they will find very useful are:
Women’s toiletries ( no sanitary products), Men’s toiletries, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, Toilet paper, UHT milk, Long life Milk, Long life juice, Chick peas, Kidney beans, tinned meat, Tinned fish, Tinned fruit, Tinned vegetables, Rice pudding, Tinned custard, Instant Mash, Crisps, Coffee, Sugar, Cooking oil and small pots of salt and pepper.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

Five Ways You Can Give Back To Our Awesome School

1. How can your skills enhance our community? Are you green fingered - Join the gardening club. Sing, dance or perform in any other way - we’re looking for entertainment on the International Evening (you will be supporting our own fabulous in-house opera singer Madeleine). Our school is enriched by the community in so many ways - just have a look at the artistic talent showcased with Liga’s amazing help.

2. Tell us how we can improve the school! We’ve been gathering feedback from parents and carers in regards to the school grounds & communication. Constructive feedback and ideas are still very much welcome.

3. Join the PTA - You can choose how much time and when you contribute.

4. Like our Facebook page - watch this space.

5. If none of the above applies to you - you must love cake? Next week we’re having our first Class Cafe on the 20th at pickup. All donations go to the class funds - Year 2 - you’re first out. It’s hosted by Jude, so Y2 class parents - get involved.

Not sure? Ask your class rep to point you in the right direction!

Gardening Club have been busy planting Broad beans, Winter lettuces, Cabbages and Spring onions. Also having fun looking at the frogs with the children. Please do come along on Friday mornings 9.00-11.00am to help

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

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