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Newsletter Issue 21

Netball News

This week we travelled to Holy Trinity School in East Finchley for a netball match. The first two quarters were very evenly contested and the play was of a high quality: at half time the score was 2-2. Unfortunately it was Holy Trinity who were able to raise their game in the second half and they pulled away to run out winners by 6 goals to our 2. Well played team!


Thursday 7th March This year World Book Day falls in our Literacy Week which runs from Monday 4th March until Friday 8th March. More details will follow about the different events we will be holding during Literacy Week. However, on Thursday 7th March it is World Book Day and for this we are asking the children to dress up. Our theme this year is Myths and Legends. We look forward to seeing all your amazing costumes.

Mental Health Check

Being mentally healthy is as important as being physically healthy. 'Mental Health is about about ordinary living –about physical and emotional well being, the capacity to live a full and creative life and the flexibility to deal with its ups and downs' Peter Wilson. At Hollickwood we support our children in understanding their emotions and how they can overcome difficulties and challenges.

Sleep fact!

New research released by Place2Be for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 (4-10 February) showed that 56% of children say they worry all the time about something. Children and young people who usually get less than the recommended 9 hours sleep on a school night are more likely to feel that worries get in the way of school work. Looking after our physical health effects our mental health because they are so closely linked. Enjoy the break by doing something active, relaxing and for yourself! We would love to hear about all the ways you have looked after your body inside and out during the half term holidays!

Bag 2 School

Bag 2 School collection is scheduled for Friday 22nd March. The bags will be handed out to all classes next week. Last term's collection totalled 200kg and raised £80 for the school. So please keep filling those bags of unwanted items.

Have a good half term break—see you back at school on 25th February at 8:50am

Hugh Vivian


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Newsletter Issue 20

Safer Internet Day 2019

At Hollickwood we are committed to promoting online safety to all our children all year round. E- Safety is a fundamental part of the computing curriculum which is discussed with the children daily. To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2019, Year One to Year Six took part in online safety themed workshop. All the children learnt about the dangers of the internet and more importantly how to stay safe online! The children have been inspired by the 'Zip It, Block It, Flag It' message which was

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Newsletter Issue 18


We are very excited to take part in The Big Battery Hunt - a nationwide campaign to help inspire young people to recycle more batteries.

Each child's received a collection box and we would like them to fill the boxes in with used batteries. This will offer our school a chance of winning one of the amazing prizes:

  • 2-night class trip to the Sustainability Centre
  • A 3-year subscription to My Maths
  • £2,000 worth of school equipment vouchers
  • Fingers crossed! Keep collecting used

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Newsletter Issue 16

Welcome back to everyone in the Spring Term of 2019. We would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and bright New Year.

Barnet Better Leisure Centres have been appointed to deliver Xplore family lifestyle programmes for children in the London Borough of Barnet.

The programme is part of an Action Plan to manage childhood obesity, and its aim is to improve family health by offering sessions on nutrition and healthy eating for children, plus games-based physical activity sessions.

The aim is to reach all

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Newsletter Issue 19

Running for the Arts

Hollickwood's Chair of governors, Ed Tytherleigh, is running the London Marathon in April and is raising money for the Hollickwood Fund for the Development of the Arts. This is great and we really appreciate Ed's commitment and generosity. All money that we raise for the fund will be used to support our offer in the arts across the school from Nursery to year 6 and is hugely beneficial to the children. If you are able to support Ed with a donation of any size then please use this link 

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Newsletter Issue 17

Science Leading The Way

 Hollickwood Primary is very proud to inform you that we have appointed Science Ambassadors in the school.

The chosen few have been successfully teaching other children about magnets this week and helping the teachers to prepare their teaching resources.

Fantastic job! Keep it up!

If any of you are in possession of any unwanted science games, books, etc. our Science Ambassadors would be happy to use them.

Please leave the donations in the office. 


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Newsletter Issue 15 (Festive Edition)

A Message From The Headteacher

What a great year we've had at Hollickwood School. The children have achieved so much and there are so many things to be proud of. We have had excellence in all areas of the curriculum, and at all phases of the school, from Nursery to year 6. There have been so many memorable events it wouldn't be fair to not mention them all, so I won't try and list them!

Whilst results are not everything, we have seen the school's best ever results in reading at KS2, and in the phonics check in

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