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 you then.


Ofsted

We are really pleased with our Ofsted report following the recent inspection. It's very
satisfying that the inspection team were able to see many of the strengths of our
school, such as the work to promote personal development and welfare, which they
judged to be outstanding. It's gratifying for staff to have their hard work recognised,
and to have affirmation that the work is having a positive impact on the children's outcomes.
The children also deserve a lot of credit, as they consistently impress visitors
with their positive attitude to learning and the tolerance and kindness towards each
other. We are not complacent and are already working on the improvement points
listed in the report. We should, however, take a moment to celebrate this milestone
and to take pride in our school and the wonderful children who attend it. Thank you all
for your support.


Maths Morning

Tuesday 10th October at 9.00am –10.00am All classes are taking part in a maths
morning. Parents and carers are welcome to join their child in class during this time.
We welcome you to take part. Please do advise the class teacher if you which to attend
as spaces are limited.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

Now that the Ofsted hurdle has been passed, lets focus on what we love about our
school and we can enhance the strengths of our community. Friends of Hollickwood
is the school PTA ( Parent-Teacher Association) where anyone who cares for a child
at our school can contribute in some way.

We would be very please to hear from as many parents & carers as possible:

What would make you more likely to join in on more PTA/school activities?
How can communication between parents & school be improved?
Most importantly, let’s celebrate all the things which we value about our community.
Like the fact that the school has a fantastic staff, management & governors–
whose great work has now been officially recognised by the Ofsted inspection.

You can get in touch via email, Facebook or speak to one of the Class Reps
for example at the next Class Café—on the 20th October. There will be Cake!

Gardening Club Friday 9.00-11.00 please come along and support.

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

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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

 

Ofsted

As you know, the school was inspected by Ofsted this week. Two inspectors spent two days with us; they observed lots of lessons, looked at the children's work and chatted with them, talked to staff and governors, spent time with school leaders examining their plans and discussing the process and systems we use in school, and got your views - both through 'Parent View' and by chatting with you in the playground. Senior Leaders and staff have received initial feedback and the report is being

 

It’s been a great start to our second week back to school. Many children have been proudly showing Mr Vivan some examples their excellent work.


Jeans for Genes

A reminder next Friday 22nd September will be a non-school uniform day. Wear jeans and donate £1 to help change lives of children affected with a genetic disorder.

 

Better Readers Support Partners

A fabulous response from our parents! Thank you to those who attended the meeting.

 

Curriculum meetings

Please take the opportunity next week

 

Welcome back to the Autumn Term. We hope you have all enjoyed the summer break.

 

Attendance


May we take this opportunity to remind you that arriving late at school can be very unsettling for your child and disruptive to the other children and the class teacher who may have already started lessons. School starts at 8.50 am and gates will be open from 8.30am.

Any holidays taken during term time will not be authorised. If unfortunately your child is absent due to illness you must contact the school

 

Year 2 Trip to the RAF Museum


Year 2 had fun at the RAF Museum on Thursday and had an interesting talk
about ‘The History of Flight’.

 

Allianz Park Athletics


Well done to all children who took part in the Barnet schools athletics event at Allianz Park on Tuesday. All the children were amazing and 7 came 1st place in 

the track races. Thank you to all the parents who attended and showed their
support.

 

Year 3 Science


In a science lesson,Year 3 observed the different mechanisms plants use to
disperse

 

Our School App

We now have a new school app that you can download onto your smart phones/ipads/tablets and be kept up to date with the all Hollickwood News! Attached is a letter on how to use/download the app. If you have any further information you would like to be added please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

 

Maths

We have Quantum Theatre coming in on Thursday next week they will be conducting Maths Workshops for the whole school . Year 2 unfortunately will be on a trip. We would ask for

 

 

Our School App

We now have a new school app that you can download onto your smart phones/ipads /tablets and be kept up to date with the all Hollickwood News! Attached is a letter on how to use/download the app. If you have any further information you would like t o be added please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

 

Laptops

We have a few free laptops to dispose of so please contact the school office if you are interested.

 

Emergency Contact Details

Please ensure the school office have

 

Half Term

We wish you all a good half term and look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday 6t June . Enjoy the Sun!

 

Y5 Class Café - Wednesday 7th June

Please come and help Ben Zephaniah raise some money for their Kew Gar-dens trip. Cake donations would be gratefully received and help is always welcome.

 

Origami Fun

Reception children enjoyed making origami sculptures this week and they have learnt how to make a dog and an air balloon. Thank you to Akiko, Hanko's mum, for teaching us this

 

Year One Fundraising

Miss O’Brien and the class are really excited about African Day on 23 June but we need to raise some extra funds to pay for it. After school on Friday 26 May (the day we break up for half term) we will have a stall selling toys (old and new), books, ice creams and drinks. Please could you let me or Rita (Lora’s Mum) know if you can donate anything or if you’re around to help out. The more the merrier. Thank you. Jude (Kitty and Freddie’s Mum).

 

Year One Trip to Highgate Woods