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Newsletter Issue 36


Year 3 - trip on the Emirates Cable cars in Greenwich

Last Friday Year 3 experienced a Thames river crossing using the Emirates Cable car. They crossed the river Thames between Greenwich peninsula and the royal docks. They made the most of the beautiful weather and had fun in the nearby park.


Reception class café

The class café raised £66.66p last week thank you to all of you for helping to raise this. All money raised from class café’s goes towards, trips and resources for each year group.


Friends of Hollickwood


Bags2School being collected on 25th June at 9.00am - please fill them and return to the school office.

Reminder to bring in Jars filled with wrapped sweets to the office.

Donations of Nail varnishes are also required.

29th June will be a non school uniform day in return for tombola prizes.


If you know of any local businesses that would be happy to supply raffle prizes please do ask them to contact the school office. Come along to support our Summer fair on Saturday 7th July, there will be a bouncy castle, surf simulator, games, toys, ice creams a raffle, and lots more.



Athletics at the Allianz Stadium

Our team was made up of students from years 3,4, 5 and 6 that took part in an Athletics competition this week. Taking part in both track and field events. They did amazingly well, we had a few wins and 2nd and 3rd places. Overall they came second in the small schools pool B section. A huge well done to our team we are very proud of you.


Year 4 - Enterprise day

Year 4 held an enterprise day this week to help raise funds for their up coming trip to Hudnall park. They planned what items and services they could sell and offer to students and staff. They did really well and raised £127.15. The cakes were scrummy and their were many painted faces. Beautiful hand made Buddha sculptures are now adorning your homes. Well done year 4 you worked really hard and it has paid off.


Year 1 Trip to the British museum

Year 1 visited the British Museum and took part in an African story telling work shop. They had an opportunity to handle African artifacts which helped them to complete their own story endings for the story of Emeka’s gift.


Year 1 Animal Diet investigation 

Year 1’s topic this term is Africa and they have the opportunity this week to classify African animals based on their diets by investigating their waste products. ( it was really made of flour, oxo cubes and salt—don’t panic)
Once the diets were figured out the children then had the opportunity to add to the waste products by introducing items such as grass, seeds, meat and feathers to show what herbivores carnivores and omnivores eat.


Parking on the Zig Zags 

We have noticed again that the same parents are parking on the Zig zags outside the school gates. They are there to protect your children and it is illegal to park on them. Please can you refrain from doing so.



We have a year 2 parent offering reflexology treatment. All proceeds will be given to the school. Please see Emma in the office for further details. ( please note not suitable for those who suffer from diabetes or high blood pressure)


Celebrating 20 years of Refugee week 

This week celebrates 20 years of refugee week, as a school we have been speaking about this during lessons and assembly and also during colleges.

We have been looking at What is a Refugee? What is a Migrant?

and the reasons behind why they will have had to leave their homes, their feelings and how We can help welcome them once they have arrived.



Dear Parents and Carers,

I’m writing to you with details of who will be teaching which classes next year. I’m very pleased that that most of our teachers are staying with us and we are fully staffed ahead of the new term. We are saying goodbye to Mrs. Sharma, who is taking on a role at another school. We wish her well and I would like to thank her for the excellent job she has done here.

I’m delighted to formally welcome Deenah McElhinney to our team. Ms. McElhinney has been teaching here part-time this year and has done an excellent job.

Our class teachers for next year are: 

Nursery – Stephanie Williams

Reception – Stephanie Turner-Proud and Tina Kasamias 

Year 1 – Tilly O’Brien

Year 2 – Nancy Stone

Year 3 – Gabi Hinc

Year 4 – Deenah McElhinney

Year 5 – Gillian Preston

Year 6 – Sarah Johnston

I hope you will agree that this is a very strong team and are looking forward to meeting your child’s new teacher in September.

Hugh Vivian



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