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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 https://www.justgiving.com/ to find the relevant just giving page. We can also accept cash donations at the school office. Thank you!  

Year 4 Beautiful World of Atoms

Thirty Year 4 students were introduced to the beautiful world of atoms in a workshop day created by Geraldine Cox, the artist in residence at the Physics Department, and atomic physicists from the Centre for Cold Matter. Please Click Here to read about their experience.

Atom Day

Year 5 Trip To The Ragged School Museum

On Tuesday Year 5, dressed as Victorian children, travelled back in time to 1889 to visit the Ragged School Museum.
Dr Barnardo converted the warehouses into the Copperfield Road Ragged School in 1876. He chose these buildings because they were cheap and located close to the homes of the children he wished to help.
On arrival, we were taken to an old Victorian kitchen and the children had great fun exploring what life was like for poor Victorians in the home. For example, walking to the water pump to pump water - Dirina was a water pump and Destiny fetched water from her! Then we heated the water in the fireplace to wash clothes and take baths. Ali, Stella, Mariglen and Seren did the washing - whilst Raphael was the ' sniffer', who checked how much it needed washing!
Oscar made sure he washed, using the carbolic soap, in the same tin bath! George put the kettle on and Matthew toasted the bread. Imran, Sadie and Karim became ' cobblers' as they mended the broken soles of shoes! Sitting in the corner, with her thimble , was Alemin sewing.
Then we had a very strict Miss Perkins for a Victorian lesson in the 3R's ! Poor Zach, who actually answered many questions correctly, was given the 'Dunce's hat'...… I think the teacher wasn't listening properly!
It was all in good fun and we ended the visit with a walk along the Regents Canal so we could imagine what it must have been like for children who worked the barges in an era when children were 'seen and not heard!'
Thank goodness times have changed!

Young Engineers STEM Club

KS2 children have been constructing a range of devices including balloon powered cars, vibrating bugs, electronic pocket torches, and they are very excited about making slime next week. As the Stem Club has been a great success, we have decided to invite the presenters back. We will send a flyer very soon!

Stranger Danger

KS2 children have been constructing a range of devices including balloon powered cars, vibrating bugs, electronic pocket torches, and they are very excited about making slime next week. As the Stem Club has been a great success, we have decided to invite the presenters back. We will send a flyer very soon!
This is a reminder to all parents and carers to ensure that children travel to and from school safely. Please don’t forget to remind your children of the ‘stranger danger’ rules and to tell a trusted adult if they do not feel safe.  

 

Hugh Vivian

Headteacher

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