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 & 4 have all enjoyed trips this week. We will show you the fun they have had next week.

Football News Unfortunately we were defeated this week against St Johns in the girls football. Sadly we lost 6 nil.

 

Science at Hollickwood


Did you know?

The longest river in the world is the Nile River, it reaches around 6650 kilometers in length (4132 miles). More Nile River facts. The  second longest river in the world is the Amazon River, it reaches around 6400 kilometres in length (4000 miles)
Reception have been experimenting with the effect that liquid has with Gingerbread men. They have been reading ‘The Ginger-
bread man’ and wanted to see what would happen to him if he tried to cross the river? This then lead to them asking “What would happen if he went in the freezer?” As you can see they then looked at what happened with other liquids too. Needless to say not many wanted to eat them again afterwards.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

Gardening Club. Spring is coming.. We are getting ready by sowing seeds. Reception class has been busy making plant labels. As a reward they got to take home Beetroot and also decided to give some to Mr Vivian.

 


Hugh Vivian

Headteacher

 

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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

 

Year 1 - have had a very exciting week this week. They have received a text message from ‘The wild thing’ from the book they are working from “ Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak This has inspired some fantastic pieces of writing and has captured the children’s imagination.


Parent Access to School buildings and teacher meetings.

We hope you will agree that Hollickwood is an open and welcoming school. To ensure the safety and well being of your children we kindly ask that you refrain from entering

 

 

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

 

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