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Newsletter Issue 14

Football News                                  
Our Girls' team travelled to Woodridge school for a Barnet cup game. The team played very well in what was a very even match. After a goalless first half, it was Woodridge who took the lead. However, Hollickwood kept going and Stella scored a great equaliser in the last minute. The match then went straight to 'sudden death' penalties in the fading  Totteridge light and unfortunately we ended up losing 2-1. A great effort and fantastic team spirit, well done team and coach Lisa!

Carol Singing            

Two groups of children have been out carol singing this week. On Thursday we sang at our local Tesco's Extra and raised £181 for our Arts fund, thank you Tesco's customers! Today (Friday) we sang at the Sunshine Garden Centre, who have already donated a lovely Christmas tree to the school, and we are about to count the money that friendly shoppers donated, but we definitely raised some smiles as well as some funds! Beautiful singing guys!

Non-uniform day  

The last day of term, Friday 21st December, is a non-uniform day, children can wear whatever they wish, festive themed or otherwise. We are not collecting for a charity, as we agreed with Friends of Hollickwood our fundraising arrangements for this year, but parents and carers can donate to a charity of their choice should they wish to

London Youth Choir Auditions 
As you may know, Hollickwood took part in a singing project with the London Youth Choir last year and three of our current and former pupils are now members of the choir. If your child is interested in joining the choir, details of the next audition are available from the office, it is on Monday 7th January, when school is closed for an INSET day, and takes place at City of London school.

Parent Questionnaire

Please take a few minutes to complete our short questionnaire and share your views with us by 21st December 2018. Your comments are very valuable and will help us make improvements. You can complete it by following the link or if you prefer, collect a paper copy from the school office. 


Inspired by the scientists in Year 4 who delivered the workshop on atoms, our amazing art teacher, Liga Kitchen taught Year 3 about Alexander Calder.  Although primarily known for his sculpture, Calder also created paintings, prints and miniatures, such as his famous Cirque Calder. Fascinated by Science, Cadler created structures that look like molecules. 
In their art lesson with Liga, Year 3 children studied Calder's work and thought about their own representation of atoms and molecules. They were fascinated by the fact that human cells are made of atoms. More specifically, cells are structures made up of billions of molecules, and each molecule is composed of atoms! 


Gerladine, Alex, Dagny and Hannah, the scientists who delivered an amazing workshop on atoms in Y4 last Wednesday, have emailed the school. We would like to share their feedback with everyone.  
…”We all had a fabulous time at Hollickwood.  On a personal note, the day was one of the happiest and most memorable we have spent in school.  Your children are an inspiring delight ..."


  • 18/12 KS2 Winter Concert at  2pm.
  • 19/12 Year 5 trip to the Royal  Observatory
  • 19/12 KS2 Winter Concert 6pm
  • 20/12 Whole school trip to: Alexandra Palace Theatre for Horrible Christmas. RecYr6
  • 20/12 Last day of term for  Nursery. Closes today for Xmas holidays
  • 21/12 School closes at 1.30pm for Xmas holidays
  • 8/1/19 BACK TO SCHOOL IN 2019 


 Congratulations to the following children who achieved Bronze Awards this week:

  • Amir - Yr 3 Roald Dahl Class
  • Aleena - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class
  • An Zin - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class
  • Ethan - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class
  • Yu Xuan - Yr 2 Mini Grey Class


Friends of Hollickwood

Dear Parents and Carers, 

We would like to invite you all to our Christmas café that will take place in the main hall on Wednesday the 19th of December at 6pm along with the Key Stage 2 Christmas concert. All of us at the PTA, would like to wish you all a happy holiday and a prosperous new year! Enjoy  Christmas and the time you spend with your family.   



Hugh Vivian


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Newsletter Issue 13

Our World of Atoms
Y4 had a fantastic opportunity to be inspired, and explore their curiosity about the wonderful and wonderous world we live in. They spent the day with  scientists and learnt about atoms. The children used their imagination to look at the microscopic world and observe how it influences our more familiar world.  The day was filled with enquiries, investigations, art activities and  ended with  'The electron dance'. Some of the facts from the day: 

 *The world is made of tiny atoms. 

* All

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Newsletter Issue 11

International evening

Hollickwood Primary School celebrated their diverse and talented community on 16 November with their annual International Evening.

More than 150 people attended the event, which featured delicious foods from around the world and a variety of brilliant performances from pupils and parents.

Hollickwood children of all ages took to the stage. The audience were treated to Ghanaian dancing and a captivating arrangement from the school’s own choir and African drumming group. Live operatic

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Newsletter Issue 08


Year 3 trip to Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery -

Year 3 had an amazing time investigating different aspects of Science at the Science Museum, as can be seen from the pictures below. Huge thank you to our fantastic parents for helping on that day.



  • 5/11 Fireworks Night. Gates open 5.30pm . Events starts 6.45pm.
  • 6/11 Phonic Parents’ Meeting for Key Stage 1 parents in classroom. Early Years to Year 2
  • 6/11 Year 6 Milfield Theatre Trip to see A Midsummers Night Dream. Leaving 10am.
  • 7/11

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Newsletter Issue 12


In order to start our fundraising for Y4’s overnight trip to Gilwell Park, we will be holding a KS1 FILM NIGHT at school on Wednesday 12th December, in Year 1.

The prices are £4 per child, or £6 for two siblings. If there are 3 siblings or more, the price is £8, but the children must be siblings to qualify for this price. The price of admission will allow your child entry to the film, plus a small bag of popcorn and a drink of squash or water.

The film will start after school and we will

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Newsletter Issue 09


 International Evening

 international evening



As a culmination of our project on the Great Fire of London, the children had homework to design and make a house for our recreation of the Great Fire of London. On the Friday before half term we built a street with our houses and Mr Vivian helped us to burn them. As you can see from the photos, it was a fantastic experience and the children of Mini Grey Class really did have a Great Fire of Hollickwood ! 



Mini Grey had a

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Newsletter Issue 07



Well done to our Year 6 JTA's for running the Be Bright Be Seen Reflector sale on Wednesday!

We have a selection of reflectors still available and will be running another sale after half term (date to be con-firmed)

Stay safe and have a bright half term. Please remember to put your clocks back 1 hour on Sun 28th Oct.

Christmas Card Project

Thank you to all the parents who brought the Xmas Card Designs back. It was a great success.

Harvest Festival Donations

It was heart warming that so

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