Golden Lock Winners

Congratulations to this weeks winners Jamie , Iona and Karim for cycling to school and winning 100 college points each. Take care and be careful cycling in this frosty weather !

 

Warburtons

Visit to Year 3 Warburtons came into Year 3 this week to talk about healthy eating and the children had a chance to make their own healthy sandwiches ! Year

 

6 Trip to Lloyds of London

Year 6 went to Lloyds of London on Thursday where they learnt about Financial risk! The day started with a fascinating game where they debated probability of events happening and the risk involved. Lunch was held in the management board room which was reached by travelling in the famous glass elevators on the outside of the building. The day was finished with a memorable ride on the glass escalator and a walk through Leadenhall Market where Harry Potter was filmed. A big thank you to Jason Reeves for organising the trip for Y6.

 

‘Paint me a Story’

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Punctuality

We held a ‘late gate’on Tuesday this week and unfortunately 10% of the School were late . We need to improve our punctuality so please en-sure your children arrive to school in time for the register at 8.50am. Fixed Penalty Notices will be issued if your child is late 6 times in 4 weeks. We hope to see an improvement in the next couple of weeks. Thank you.

 

Reception Café

Reception children have been ex-extremely busy this week preparing and selling food in their new Cafe. The most popular vegetable was celery and the children enjoyed tasting it. In the next few weeks the children will be observing the changes happening to the food left aside, they have predicted that the food will turn mouldy and rotten!

 

Friends of Hollickwood

Reception Class cafe raised a whopping £74 last week! The class will soon decide how they want to spend their money.

Next class cafe will be Year 1, on 3rd Feb.

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

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Year 3 Cycling

Year 3 had a great time completing their bike ability training this week. We are proud to announce that  3 children learnt to ride a bike for the very first time.  Over half the class have achieved Level 1 training and can now cycle safely.  

 

Dr Bike

A big thank you to our Bikeit team for fixing so many bikes on Wednesday.  We look forward to seeing more children riding their bikes to school. If your child does ride their bike to school next week we have a GOLDEN LOCK competition which

 

HAPPY 2017

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a peaceful break after a long and busy Autumn term, which we finished off with a Junior Concert full of festive songs. We wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

 

READING EGGS

We would like to thank the Friends of Hollickwood for contributing the majority of the cost of our membership to Reading Eggs for the next year. This has enabled us to enrol all the children from Reception to Year 6. You will receive a letter with your child's username and

 

Reindeer Races

Thank you to the Friends of Hollickwood for organising the Reindeer Races on Wednesday. Lots of fun was had by all!

 

Football News

The team walked to The Compton to play Holy Trinity School through the ‘Spooky Wood’ ! The boys played very well and it was very unlucky that no goals were scored . The match ended on nil-nil.

 

Bling the Bag Competition

The Junior Travel Ambassadors had an opportunity to enter a ‘Be bright be seen’ bag competition. Congratulations to Jamie who won the

 

Piano and Recorder

Concerts Thank you to all the children who played their piano/recorders so well on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

 

Nursery Trip to the Post Office and Library

The nursery children have been learning about the Post Office and had the job of posting important letters for Lenka this week. We walked to the post office, bought some stamps and posted letters. We even met our local post-man in his post van! It was tricky to reach the post box!

We now have our own post box for our letters to

 

Year 4 Trip to the Tower of London

Year 4 had a great time looking around the Tower of London. Thank you to all parents who helped on the day.

 

Year 3 Trip to Verulamium Museum

Year 3 had a wonderful time investigating Roman life. The children dressed up in full costume and made mosaics.

 

Fish Tank

The girls from Pets at Home gave up their time on their day off to clean and trans-form our tank. they provided all of the ac-accessories too so massive thanks to Jennie and Lizzie from Nursery children!

 

Beep Beep Day

EYFS and Key stage 1 had lots of fun learning all about road safety on Beep Beep Day. The children participated in a range of road safety activities including a talk from a road safety expert. Please continue to develop road safety awareness over the Winter months.

 

Happy Shoes Day

Key Stage 1 and Foundation loved walking to school in shoes that make them happy. Look out for the whole school Happy Shoes day coming soon.

 

Netball news

Our netball team played their first match this week. We

Back by popular demand, Trees for Christmas are delivering ethically grown premium grade Nordmann Fir non-drop Christmas trees to Hollickwood again this year. Our discounted rates save you £££ on the usual retail price, and the school gets a percentage of each sale.

Trees will be available to collect from the school playground on Monday 12th December from 2-6pm.

Orders must be placed by Wednesday 30th November. Complete the slip below and return it to the school office with your payment. TREES MUST BE ORDERED

 

Phonics Meeting

Reception class enjoyed learning Phonics with the parents. They were all very determined to make words with French Fries Phonemes, read with phoneme spoons and blend words in hula hoops. A big thank you to all parents for making our learning so special.

 

Pets at Home

This week Reception class visited the local pet store. The children had an amazing time learning about cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Some children wrote a list of their favourite animals they were going to ask

 

Year 6 Workshop

On Wednesday, Year 6 thoroughly en-joyed a Young Shakespeare Company workshop of The Tempest. Lots of fun was had, when the children took on the roles of characters and brought the play to life.

Next week, Shakespeare class will be going to see a theatre production of the play at The Millfield Theatre.

 

Pedometer Challenge

Congratulations to J for winning the pedometer challenge with an impressive score of 520 steps in under a minute. The JTAs hope you enjoy your prize and it helps you ‘Be