Termly Overview

On the back of this Newsletter is your child’s termly overview (Runner Beans – Cacti). Please read it carefully to see what your child will be learning this term.


Literacy Week

Next week is a literacy week. We will be holding a week of reading and literacy activities including a book swap, assemblies, a visit by a literacy show, a reading breakfast and the usual book fair. For a full timetable please see overleaf. If you would be interested in coming into school for any of these activities, let the school office know.


A date for your diary

On Thursday 6th February we are holding a meeting for all parents and carers. This is an opportunity for you to ask the Senior Leadership Team questions and hear about our plans for taking the school forward. The meeting will be at 6.30pm and there will be refreshments and a crèche. Please see the letter overleaf with more information.


Roses School Trip 

Roses went to the Science Museum last Friday. They had a lot of fun exploring and joining in the science workshops.


Hugh Vivian


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School News

Sadly, Carl Blackstock is leaving our school. He has decided to pursue his career as a Learning Mentor at another school. We wish him good luck.


New Website

Our school website has a new design. Please have a browse and let us know what you think.


School Clubs

Please note that the clubs which take place outside of school hours are run by independent tutors/agencies. All payments for these clubs should go directly to the instructors. If you do not pick up your child from the clubs you can

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you had a peaceful and happy break. We have had a good first week back at school and we're looking forward to an exciting Spring term! 


Class names 

We decided to give our classes names, instead of only having year groups to describe them. School Council decided the category - plants that you can find in Hollickwood Grounds (outside and indoors) - and each class chose a name, they are 

Poppies  Nursery
Sunflowers  Reception
Runner Beans year



Autumn Term 2017

(71 days)



First Half

(34 days)


Tuesday 5th September 2017


Friday 20th October 2017


Half Term


Monday 23rd October 2017


Friday 27th October 2017


Second Half

(37 days)


Tuesday 31st October 2017


Wednesday 20th December 2017


Spring Term 2018

(57 days)



First Half

(28 days)


Wednesday 3rd January 2018


Friday 9th February

Autumn Term 2018

(71 days)

First Half

(35 days)

Tuesday 4th  September 2018

Friday 19th October 2018

Half Term

Monday 22nd October 2018

Friday 26th October 2018

Second Half

(40 days)

Monday 29th  October 2018

Friday 21st  December 2018


Spring Term 2019

(60 days)

First Half

(30 days)

Tuesday 8th  January 2019

Friday 15th February 2019

Half Term

Monday  18th  February 2019

Friday 22nd  February