We are at the end of a long and very exciting Autumn Term. Back in September Ofsted visited and since then we have all been continuing to work at improving our school. Thanks to everyone for supporting us with attendance, good news is that we are on target there. There has been lots of really brilliant learning going on and we are getting better and better in all areas. Thank you for all your support this term.

I would like to wish you all a very happy and peaceful break with very best wishes for a successful New Year for all of us!


Last week of Autumn term

We have had a lovely last week of this term. All children put on a wonderful Christmas productions and Father Christmas visited every class yesterday. Thank you to all little wrapping elves and everyone who got involved with the productions this week. We would like to wish all the best and happy retirement to Mr Westmore, we are going to miss him at Hollicwkood.


Hugh Vivian


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On Monday 7th December at Hollickwood football team went to Monkfrith School. After an incredibly close match it went to a penalty shootout with the score at 2 all. After an amazing save by Jawad our team won 3-2! Not ones to rest on their laurels the team took on Frith Manor on Tuesday. After a thrilling game Hollickwood finished a victorious 10-4! A great week for our team.



Hollickwood Netball team were in action for the first time this week. We played St Theresa's School away. Our


Beauty and the Beast – Monday 7th Dec

On Monday the Globe Players are coming to Hollickwood to perform their version of Beauty and the Beast. All children will watch and join in at 2pm. To help us cover the cost of this performance we would like to ask for £2 donation per child. Please hand it in to your class teacher.


Christmas Performances

Infants (Nursery –Year 2) will perform in a nativity play, which will take place on Monday 14th December at 2pm and Tuesday 9:30am.

Juniors, similarly to last year


Recorder Assembly

Tulip class have had recorder tuition this term and would like to show off what they have learnt so far. Their performance will take place on Wednesday 2nd December at 9am in the main hall. All parents and carers are welcome to come and watch.


Year 5 school trips

Chilli class had two trips this week. On Monday they went to Alexandra Palace and attended the BBC workshop, looking at television artefacts from the beginning of the 20th century and BBC’s first broadcast.

On Thursday they


Maths Week

Next week we are giving Mathematics some extra attention. We are hosting a Mathematics workshop, ‘Bubble maths’, on Tuesday, with sessions for all classes. We would like to ask for contributions of £2 per child to help us subsidise the cost of this workshop. Please hand it in to your class teacher on Tuesday.

We would also like to invite you to come and join one of your child’s Maths Lessons in his or her class. The list of times for each class is below (left). Please let the office know if you can


Snapdragon class trip to the Tower of London

Year 4 went to the Tower of London last Friday, as part of their history topic, learning especially about ‘crime and punishment’. They had a very interesting tour including viewing the Crown Jewels and talking about the history of the buildings and various inmates and their escape stories.


Remembrance Day

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month the whole school observed two minutes silence in remembrance of all those who have died in


Cactus class trip to Millfield Theatre

Year 6 went to the Millfield Theatre to watch an amazing version of Romeo & Juliet which had them all on the edges of their seats. It was set in modern times and included songs by Ed Sheeran and other well-known artists. The fight scenes were a particular favourite with some, whilst the tragic ending had others reaching for the tissues. A truly memorable experience.


Staff training on writing

On Monday, when school was closed to children, all staff received an


Totteridge Academy Challenge

Yesterday ten pupils from year five went to the Totteridge Academy’s annual Numeracy and Literacy Festival for primary schools. They enjoyed problem solving, construction, language games and sports. Rowan did fantastically well and came second in the spelling competition. They were great ambassadors for our school.


Sweet Peas trip to St Paul’s Cathedral

Last Friday Sweet Peas had an amazing trip to St Paul’s Cathedral where they had a workshop about the Great Fire of London



ChildLine came in this week to work with year 5 and year 6 pupils. There was an assembly on Tuesday morning and today the children took part in the follow up workshops to understand how to keep themselves safe and which listening systems are available to them.



Our Educational Welfare Officer came to visit this week and was pleased to see that our attendance is improving. The overall attendance for last week was 97.6%. Well done, keep it up.


Christmas Cards

Christmas card designs


Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 15 th October between 1:30pm and 7pm. This means that for Lavenders, Sweet Peas, Tulips, Snapdragons, Chillies and Cacti the school will close at 1:30pm and all children will need collecting at this time. Also there will be no After School club provision on this day.


Harvest Helpers

Six children from our year 5 class helped out with the harvest hand-outs this week. The children took our beloved lunchtime trolley, which was filled with


School Journey Parents Meeting

Cactus class parents meeting is on Monday 5 th October at 6pm in the new room. Come and find out all about the Year 6 School Journey, which will take place in June 2016.


Individual School Photographs

Every child had their individual school photo and a photo with his/her siblings attending our school taken on Wednesday 30th September. The proofs will be sent home next week. You will then have 7 days to return your orders to school. Please return the completed order forms and