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 would like to invite parents to come and observe Phonic class sessions on Monday morning 9.00-9.30am for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2.

 

Children in Need—Friday 17th November

We will be raising money for Children in Need please can your children wear some- thing Spotty—Go mad be creative with spots and dots. ( non uniform day) Please do- nate £2 per child.

 

Coffee morning—Every Thursday

Thank you for your great response to our first coffee morning. We hope you agree it is a great platform for open conversation and getting to know each other. Everybody is welcome, we hope to see you next week 9.00am –9.30am

 

Lost property

We have a large amount of lost property—if you are missing any items please do come in and check in the lost property area. Next door to the school office.

 

Sickness and diarrhoea

Please may we remind you of the importance of keeping your child at home for 48hours after the last episode. This will help to stop the bug being passed on to other children and the possibility of it returning to your child. Thank you.

 

Lateness

Please can we ask that all children arrive on time and are ready to start lessons at 8.50am - when a child arrives to class late this disrupts not just their routine but the whole classes lesson time and concentration. Likewise when collecting children school finishes at 3.20pm, after school clubs finish at 4.30pm and After school club closes at 6pm. ( all parents who’s children attend are aware of the late collection fee)

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

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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

 

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