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 Santa!

Nursery also visited South Friern Library this week. We enjoyed sharing books with our friends and reading books about Christmas.


Hollickwood Times

This week the children have been busy creating the first issue of ‘The Hollickwood Times’ magazine. Please find attached the first edition.

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EYFS Write Dance with Parents and Carers

Nursery and Reception children would like to thank their parents and carers for joining in Write Dance session and making their learning so special.


Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 16th December we are collecting for Save the Children and in return your child can wear a Christmas Jumper. We are asking for donations of £1. Thank you.


Medical Appointments

Please ensure that medical appointments are booked outside school hours. We understand sometimes this is not possible but please try and make sure your child is marked in for the morning or afternoon session and return after their appointment. Appointment documentation is required for our records. Thank you.


After School Club

Please book your children into After School Club online 24 hours in advance. Thank you.


School Toilets

If an adult wishes to use the toilet while on the school premises, they should come to the main office and speak to a member of staff, who will be happy to direct them to a toilet they can use. It is not acceptable for adults to use the children's toilets.


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Friends of Hollickwood

Just a reminder Christmas Trees will be delivered to school on Monday. Please pick up from 2pm to 6pm. Trees will be labelled with your name.


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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


‘Be Bright Be Seen’

The Junior Travel Ambassadors first fundraiser has been a huge success with us raising over £80 towards the new helmet storage for the bike shed.

Please remember this message as you enjoy yourself this half term. Keep yourself safe by being bright and being seen.

Congratulations to Oscar, Joe and Nam on winning the brightness awards as voted for by the JTAs. If you would like to buy any reflective items please see Miss O’Brian after half term.


Walk to School Month

Thank you to all


Art Week

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our amazing gallery last Fri-day. It was a huge success and we made lots of money for the Art Fund.


Living History Workshop

On Tuesday Year 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6 en-joyed a very interactive workshop about the life of ‘Mary Seacole’. Thank you for the donations received please keep bringing in the £2. Thank you.


Junior Travel Ambassadors

Congratulations to Ella, Tilia and Ja-mie (Year 4) Mooi, Mila and Matthew (Year 5 ) on their new role as Junior Travel


Art Week

Art week has been a huge success! All across the school beautiful self portraits have been created using a range of styles and techniques.

The Art club sessions on Tuesday and Thursday were fantastic and fun. All the children who attended created amazing bags, frames and jewellery. I look forward to seeing all the items around the school in the future.


Coffee Morning for Parents who would like to learn English.

We are inviting parents to come to a coffee morning to learn more about the English


Art Week

Next week is Art Week and all classes will be creating their own self portraits in a range of styles.

There will be a gallery on Friday afternoon between 3.30pm and 4pm to view your children’s artwork. There will be an opportunity for you to purchase the art work for a small donation. All funds go to the individual class Art budget.

On Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th October workshops will be running after school in the Year 1 classroom . Please ensure you collect your child promptly at 4.30pm.