Ofsted Letter

I hope you have all had a chance to read the letter from HMI Andrew Wright following the recent monitoring visit. We are pleased that it reflects the improvements we have made and are all committed to keeping this momentum going through our next inspection in 2017 and beyond. You can see the letter on our website, under the 'Information' tab.

 

Playground Tidy up Day

We are holding a Tidy up the playground day on Sunday 12th June. More information to follow, but we are looking for your help with weeding, painting, litter-picking, mending and other jobs. Be great if you could join us, even for a short time.

 

Chilli trip to the Imperial War Museum

Chilli class visited the Imperial War Museum on Thursday. The children had a great time exploring the Anderson Shelter and dressing up as World War II soldiers.

 

Free adult cycle training!

We have been given the fantastic opportunity to run a session of cycle training for parents here at Hollickwood! Would you like to cycle with your child? Get fit? Save on travel expenses? Please contact the office to register your interest and we will be in touch with further information!

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

 


 

FRIENDS OF HOLLICKWOOD

 

Our next big event will be the Summer Fair on Saturday 25th June 12-3. These events are a fantastic way to celebrate our school community, bringing together children, staff, parents, carers, and others in our local area. They also raise money for the school meaning the children can go on trips and attend extra-curricular workshops.

Please get involved by contacting Madeleine (Owen's mum, Y1), your class rep, or on the details below. If you have any ideas regarding the Summer Fair, or other events you would like to see, please get involved!

 

Class Café

Cactus Class Café will take place after school on Thursday 26th May. Cake and biscuit donations would be gratefully received.

 

 

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H.M.I. visit

Last Friday we were visited by an Ofsted inspector. This was our monitoring visit following our inspection last September. The inspector spent the day with us, went into every classroom and looked at a range of children's work. He also talked to senior leaders, teachers and the Chair of Governors. We will receive a letter outlining his findings, which will be published once it has been checked for accuracy. The day went well and the letter will reflect the progress we have made towards addressing

 

Boys Football

Our football team had a fixture this week, as they complete their league games. The title may have gone, but the team gave 100% in a very entertaining match against St John's. We were 1-0 up at half time and scored freely in the second half, ending up 6-0 winners. The match was played in a very good spirit and there was enjoyment and laughter on both sides! Very well done to the team and particularly to Katie, Kasra and Jay - who were all making their debuts - and to Lee for scoring a hat trick

 

Girls Football

Hollickwood Girls Football team played a home game against St John’s School yesterday. We took an early lead however we found ourselves trailing 2:1 at the break. We couldn’t get back into the match 2nd half and St. John’s added the third. Everyone played well and it was a very even game.

 

Twitter

We are now tweeting news and info from our Twitter account. Follow us on @HollickwoodPrim

 

Big Pedal

We will be holding another Biker’s Breakfast on Wednesday morning from 8:30am. If you cycle

 

Girls Football

The bad weather over the weekend meant that the boys' match on Tuesday was postponed. They have a game that is crucial to the league, against Brunswick Park to play and the world of Barnet Primary school's football is anxiously awaiting the outcome!

The Girls' Football team have played two matches recently. Last week we travelled to Tudor School. It was cold and windy but the girls adapted well to the conditions. There were chances for both sides but ultimately it was a day for goalkeepers, not

 

Science Week

We have had a whole week of interesting science activities, many parents and carers came in to see how science is taught and we received some fantastic feedback:

“Very motivating for the children to experience a session as seen in a practical way. Thank you!” (Year 6)
“What a fun way to learn about science! Animals, noise, mess, water, making and growing – so many activities” (Reception)
“Very enjoyable lesson, fantastic seeing how my son is taught – look forward to the next one.” (Year 3)

 

Last day of term

Happy Easter! Have a nice long weekend and please remember that children are back at school on Tuesday 29th March. Next week will be the last week of this term. Nursery’s last day will be on Thursday 31st March 2016 and the rest of the school (RY6) will finish on Friday 1st April 2016 at 1:30pm. Please collect your child at this time. All children will return to school on Monday 18th April.

 

Big Pedal

We are taking part in the Big Pedal challenge again this year! The Big Pedal promotes

 

Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 17th March between 1:30 and 7pm. This means that for KS1 and KS2 (Y1-Y6) the school will close at 1:30pm and all children will need collecting at this time. 

 

Science Breakfast

On Wednesday at 9-9.30am years 3 - 6 will take part in a short science investigation. Parents and carers are invited to join their child in their class.

 

Joke Competition

On Wednesday 2nd March I attended a joke competition at the House of Parliament. There

 

Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 17th March between 1:30 and 7pm. This means that for KS1 and KS2 (Y1-Y6) the school will close at 1:30pm and all children will need collecting at this time. Science and Parent come to school week The week beginning 21st March will be our Science Week. A letter with more details was sent out today. This will also be our Parent come to school week and all parents are invited to join the science lessons. A detailed timetable will go out on

 

English Week

During the week of the 29th February - 4th March we will be celebrating English Week, including World Book Day on March 3rd. We will be holding lots of exciting events during the week, the timetable went out this week. Our theme for the week is Roald Dahl stories.

On World Book Day we would like all the children to dress up as Oompa Loompas!

To round off our Literacy week, all the children from year 1 to 6 will be going to Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley for a screening of ‘Charlie and the

 

English Week

During the week of the 29th February - 4th March we will be celebrating English Week, including World Book Day on March 3rd. We will be holding lots of exciting events during the week, a timetable will be with you after half term. Our theme for the week is Roald Dahl stories.

On World Book Day we would like all the children to dress up as Oompa Loompas! If you or anyone you know are budding authors or would like to come into school to do some work with the children we would love to hear from you