Welcome back to the Spring term. We would like to wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

PE - This term all year groups are working on dance and movement.

Buddhism - Year 4 during religious education they have been learning about Buddhism, during their art lesson today they have used Buddhism as their inspiration to work with clay.

Reception - Paddington has started his travels, he has been spending his evenings with students and they are documenting his adventures.

Lost Property - All lost property from the infant and Junior building will be placed in the hall on Monday 8th January, please do come along and check for any missing items. On Friday 12th January we will dispose of any unclaimed items.


Planet Youth are hosting a fun-filled kids camp this February Monday 12th - Friday 16th. Book your February half term camp space now to save 10% off! Please note there are limited 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.



Please ensure that School dinners are booked and paid for in advance. As of February if they are not booked in advance we will assume that your child is having a packed lunch.


Breakfast and After School

Please en-sure this is booked and paid for 24 hours in advance. ASC: 07932 439814 Breakfast club: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attendance and Punctuality

We will be working with all parents and students to ensure we improve on our attendance and punctuality. We have attached a letter to this email to outline the procedure for lateness and non attendance.


Friends of Hollickwood


We would like to wish you a happy new year.

We are inviting you attend the PTA meeting on Monday 22nd January at 7pm in the New room. We are starting to look at the details for The Summer fayre.


Hugh Vivian


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We are almost there. 1 more week ( well 3 days) to go.

This week the children were lucky enough to have 2 performances. Firstly an assembly produced by Pathways, the children enjoyed being part of the performance.

The Second performance was by The Globe players of the Hans Christian Andersen story of The Tinderbox.

A group of year 6 children accompanied Mr Vivian and Ms Johnston in a carol concert at Sunshine Garden centre. Their performances were very much appreciated by the Christmas shoppers and they


Temple visit

Year 3 had a fantastic time learning about Sikhism. They visited a local temple and took a part in a workshop about the ten gurus of Sikhism. Huge thank you to parents who attended the trip!


Nursery and Reception

On Tuesday this week we took a trip to the Arts depot to see The tiger who came to Tea. The children had a fabulous time and have told many stories of their experience and excitement at seeing the huge tiger.


Morning Routines

We are grateful of your help with implementing the


Anti bullying week

Years 1-6 participated in anti bullying workshops delivered by a professional actor from Perform Schools. The interactive activities allowed children to discuss different aspects of bullying and find out about different ways of dealing with situations that are not ok.


Film Festival Celebrations

Year 3 had a brilliant time at Phoenix cinema on Monday. They watched Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes and were amazed by the animation of the film.

Years 1 & 2 visited the Phoenix cinema on


Oliver Jeffers Yr1

Year one had a video call with Oliver Jeffers on Thursday, they took part in an question and answer session along with other London based schools. They found out lots of new information about their class author.

Everyman Cinema trip Years 4 & Year 5

Years 4 and Year 5 travelled to the Everyman cinema as part of Film festival to watch Christopher Robin unfortunately there was a hitch with this film so they were lucky enough to view Paddington 2. The children have been writing about


Aspire –London youth choir workshop

Years 3,4 and 5 took part in their first London youth choir workshop this week. They will take part in another in the spring term and then take part in the Big sing in the Summer term. All the children taking part thoroughly en- joyed themselves.


Phonics Meeting

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the meeting on Tuesday afternoon. We hope you found it useful if you have any questions please see your class teacher. Phonics Open Morning—Monday 13th November We


Welcome back!

We hope you all had a fabulous half term and are ready for all the exciting events, trips and topics planned for this half term.

Firstly we had a spectacular turn out for the fireworks display on Wednesday evening, thank you to all that attended and to Friends of Hollickwood for organising the event. Needless to say it went off with a Bang!

We say goodbye to Miss Constantinou who starts her maternity leave on Monday 6th November. I am sure you all agree her presence in the school will be


Take part this half term in our sponsored Reading and Listening campaign

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we will be running a sponsored read for KS1 and KS2 and a sponsored listen for Early Years between Friday 20th October and Monday 30th October (Half Term).
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Organiser and Mrs Turner-Proud, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school.

In addition to the sponsorship


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


Parent and Carer Meeting

On Monday 16th October at 6.30pm we are holding a meeting for all parents and carers.
This will be an information sharing session, as we want to tell you about our plans
for the school, including further improving teaching and learning as well as the site
itself. Governors and Senior leaders will be presenting plans and explaining them, and
there will an opportunity for you to ask questions. There will be a crèche for children.
The meeting will last about an hour. Hope to see all of


Christmas Project

We are taking part in the Christmas project this year. Your child will be bringing home their design and order form for you to complete on Wednesday 11th October. All orders must be back by Monday 16th October to ensure delivery. All orders will be back with us by 4th December in time for cards to be posted and gifts sent. Examples of the card, mug and coaster are available in the school office to show you the quality.

Homework Club

Homework club starts next Wednesday—It will take