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 on the trip.


Science at Hollickwood


Did you know that: Camouflage is a visual disguise. Without it, an animal would be recognised easily Some camouflaged animals copy movements in nature, e.g., of a leaf blowing in the wind. Other animals attach natural materials to their body for concealment. A few animals change colour in changing environments

Science Club

Our Science Club has been very successful and the children have made very positive comments about it. Saphora, Y3: 'The Science Club is so much fun because you get to do so many experiments. My favourite one is lava lamp.' Angelique, Y2: 'I thinks Science Club is brilliant and I really enjoyed learning about camouflage Khadija: 'In my opinion the Science Club is really fun and you get to learn new things. I never knew there are so many animals in the world that can camouflage.'

The children have made lava lamps, learnt about finger prints and camouflage.

The Year 12 APS students are doing a fantastic job and we are looking forward to seeing more ideas after half term. 


NSPCC Number Day

Last week we had a fabulous response to Number day. From all the cakes that were made the decision for the top 3 was very tough. Please see below the top 3. Thank you for your generosity at the cake sale afterwards we raised £74.48 which is being donated to NSPCC. - Well done!


4th Plinth competition

We have been invited to enter a competition with the chance to win the exciting prize of actually being placed on the 4th plinth at Trafalgar square. There are posters around the school and some year groups have been working on this within their art lessons. If you do wish to enter please hand in any designs to either Liga or the school office. Good luck.

PE next half term

As of Monday 19th February PE lessons will be held outside. Please do ensure that your child has the ap-propriate clothing and footwear. They will need either jogging bottoms or leggings. T shirt and can bring in or use their school sweatshirts. Trainers would be ideal footwear please do ensure that your child,s PE kit is in school on the days they have PE.

Code Club

Our Code Club has been learning about designing 3D objects and 3D printing. A few members: (Louisa (Y3), George (Y4), Mila (Y6) and Murray (our Volunteer from APS and former pupil) have designed and print-ed their designs on our new 3D-Printer.


Planet Youth are hosting a fun-filled kids camp this February Monday 12th - Friday 16th. Book your Feb-ruary half term camp space Please note there are lim-ited spaces on first come first served for the 8am-6pm slot.Contact Leigh and her team for more info: 07510149307 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


School Dinners

Please do ensure you book hot lunches for next term they are on school money waiting to be booked in. New price is £2.30 per day. Thank you


Friends of Hollickwood

Bag2School is back! Please fill up the bags that have been sent home this week and return them to school for 26th February.
PTA Quiz Evening 27th April.
After half term the gardening club will be busy planting so please do come along on a Friday morning to help out.

Have a great half term.


Hugh Vivian



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