Netball Our

Netball team played a league fixture this week, at Akiva School. Our opponents are the reigning Barnet champions so it was always going to be tough to match them. Our team did very well, learning as the game progressed and slowing the flow of goals conceded. It ended 11-0 to Akiva, but we learnt a lot and are looking forward to our remaining four league matches after half term, well done team!


Museum of London

Sweet Peas went to the Museum of London for a workshop ‘Around the World with Captain Cook’. They learnt how Cook used scientific instruments to navigate his way around the world, and heard about some of the amazing animals discovered on his expeditions. Seren wrote: “We arrived at the Mudlarks gallery. It was an epic amazing place. We all loved it, especially the water tray.”



On Thursday afternoons we are delighted to have the offer of help from a new volunteer, Tim, a retired engineer, to help children of all ages with gardening projects.

Over the last two weeks, he and Linden have worked with the children in the Early Years, who have requested a fairy garden. This week, Tim was met with great enthusiasm when he showed the reception children the little fairy houses he has created to embed between plants and pots. His magical creations have captivated their imaginations but we need cracked terracotta pots of various sizes to bring this to life. If you have pots to donate please leave them with the Early Years Teachers or Mrs Boulton at the office.

If any parents have regular or occasional Thursday lunchtimes or afternoons spare and would like to get involved with gardening projects to enhance our children's learning, please send an email to Mrs Boulton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Girls Football

The girls football team met in a match with Church Hill School yesterday. Here is the summary of the game: “We were very nervous as it was our first game but we managed to score a goal within five minutes. Katie rocketed the ball into the back of the net. Our super goal keeper and amazing defense stopped many goals and tackled well. The awesome midfield and striker blasted many shots at goal. Despite Church Hill winning 3-1 we enjoyed the game and had fun.”


Parent Meetings

This term’s


Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair will take place next week from 25th – 29th January at 3:20pm in the main hall every day. Please come along to buy books and help raise money for more books for the school.


Parent Meetings

This term’s meetings for parents and carers will commence with the Sweet Pea meeting next Thursday 28th January. They will cover a range of areas such as curriculum and assessment, and it will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions. The meetings will continue with



Library Service Sessions

Coppetts Wood Children’s Centre have organised for the Library Service to come and run library sessions for toddlers at our school. The sessions will take place every Tuesday between 11:45 – 12:15 in the New Room.


PE kits

Please make sure every child has their full PE kit on PE days. PE kit includes a white t-shirt, navy shorts, sports shoes (plimsolls or trainers) and a dark coloured tracksuit during the winter months.


School Dinners

From now on you will be able to pre-book


New Year’s Resolution – Times Tables

For 2016 let’s all learn our timetables! Please help the children memorise their times tables starting with 2 and going all the way up to 12. Learning number facts like this helps with all aspects of Mathematics and is very satisfying when you can do instant recall.


Breakfast Club changes

As you are aware there have been some changes to Breakfast Club. We have introduced a flat fee of £2 for every child with advance booking. The booking/cancellation needs to be made 24


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



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