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 site may we remind you school dinners must be booked in, in advance using School Money. Even if you are Universal Free School Meals (KS1) and Free School Meals. Failure to book in will mean that there will be no hot dinner available.


Coffee morning - on Thursday 25th January the team from CommUNITY parenting Consortium will be joining us to speak to you about a 12 week parenting programme. Please do come along and find out what it is all about and also to meet with other parents.

As a token of appreciation for allowing the UCLA to observe Year 1 children this week, they have kindly donated a voucher to enable us to purchase some new reading material.

Spare Uniform - If you child has come home in spare uniform provided by the school please can you return this to us—washed and ready for the next person to borrow should they need to.


Year 3 children had a great week. They investigated how different objects reflect different amounts of light and learnt what 'shiny' means.

Did you know that 'shiny' means 'reflecting light?

The children enjoyed designing reflective objects. They gave them scientific names.
Look at our gallery: Super Reflective Mirror, Mega Reflective Head Band, The Shiniest iPad Cover, The Brightest Lolly Pop.

On Friday 2nd February we will be taking part in the NSPCC Number day. We are asking the Children to dress up as a Number - be creative. Along with this we are also asking that you bring in a cake ( home made—shop brought) but decorated using Numbers as the theme. There will be a prize for the Best 3 cakes. Best of all the cakes we will then be sold at the end of the day and all money raised will be donated to NSPCC. ( Year 3 as you are out on a Trip this day please can you remain in Uniform but do bring in your cakes to enter into the cake competition)

Writing open morning

Please come along and support your child during an open morning 9.00-10.00

Nursery and reception on Tuesday 23rd January
Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 Friday 26th January
Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Wednesday 24th January



Friends of Hollickwood


Friends of Hollickwood are meeting on Monday 22nd January, at 7pm, in the New Room.

Everyone is welcome. During this meeting we will start making preparations for the Summer Fair, and we will discuss the Easter activities and other events.

We are always in need of parent helpers to put on these events, please do come along!

We have now set a date for Our Summer Fayre—Saturday 7th July 2018.

We need you!

Many thanks.


Hugh Vivian



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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


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