Exhibition - Books about Town for Schools

The winners of the book bench design competition went to ‘Books About Town’ exhibition, where the book benches, children worked on during the Literacy Week, are on display at the moment. They have had a chance to see over 40 book benches from a number of different schools. Children also met an illustrator, took part in a workshop and got to do their own drawing. The children were brilliant, a real credit to the school and our benches looked fantastic.

The exhibition will be open to the general public on 18th and 19th April 2015. (Embassy Tea Gallery, 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN)  


Dance and Ukulele Classes

Two new Arts classes started for children at Hollickwood this week, both delivered by experienced specialists. All children in years 1 to 6 participated in dance classes and all of Tulip class began learning to play the ukulele. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing them perform before too long!


Hollickwood’s Got Talent

The school will be hosting the Hollickwood’s Got Talent contest again on Wednesday 20th May 2015, 3:30-6pm, for any child who wants to show off their hidden talents! Please see the booking form at the back of this newsletter.


After School Activities in Summer Term

Monday     Drama                Years 3 – 6
Monday     Football               Years 1 - 3

Tuesday     Football               Years 4 - 6
Tuesday     Photography Club            Years 2 – 6

Wednesday  Tennis               Years 3-6

Thursday      Spanish with Cookery    Years R - 1
Thursday      Girls Football               Year 4 – 6
Thursday      Code Club (Computing) Years 5 - 6

Friday      Chess Club               Years R-2 


Hugh Vivian


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Football Report

On Wednesday 25th March, the girls’ football team had a match against St Theresa’s School. In the first half, Hanna scored two goals. We started off well. During the second half, St Theresa’s scored a goal. Luckily Janet scored another goal so that made the final score 3-1.

We would like to say thank you to Lisa for coaching us.

By Janet & Lily

Lavender trip to Tower of London

Year One had another amazing day last Friday when they went to the Tower of London. Yet again, we were lucky


Netball News

Our Netball team had a busy time after school on Tuesday, with two home matches. First, we welcomed the well-drilled Tudor team who proved too strong for us and ran out winners by 9 points to nil. Next up were St Johns, the two teams were more evenly matched although this time it was Hollickwood who ran out winners, 6- 1. We have now completed our group matches. The team have been brilliant and big thanks to Mrs Rutherford, our fantastic netball coach!


Piano Assembly and Drumming


Sunflowers – London ZOO trip

Sunflowers had a fantastic trip to London ZOO. The children enjoyed seeing a variety of animals and learnt about different types of animal skins in the education session.

Maia: “I liked seeing the giraffes because they could reach so high.”
Sofia F.: “I liked the butterflies because they flew above our heads.”    


Red Nose Day

We had great fun fundraising for Comic Relief today and helping children across Africa to get into education and learning.    



Lavender School Trip to Trafalgar Square

Last Friday Lavender Class had a long, but very exciting day out in London! We saw the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, then went to St James’ Park, Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square, followed by a quick visit to the National Portrait Gallery to see some portraits of Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. It was an amazing day and we were very lucky with the weather. The Lavender Class staff were very impressed with the fantastic behaviour of all the


Tulips – Science Museum school trip

Tulips went on a school trip to the Science Museum on Monday. They saw a show on ‘Forces and Magnets’ which they really enjoyed. All children were very well behaved and learnt a lot. Thank you to all the parents who came to the trip with Year 3.


Cactus – London Eye and River Cruise Trip

Year 6 visited the London Eye followed a Thames River Cruise. The class had an amazing time despite the weather and will be writing a recount of the trip in English next week.


Barnet Catering News

We have received a new menu which is due to start with week 1 on 23 February 2015. You can view it on our website.

The menu complies with the new Food Standards which place a greater emphasis on the increased use of wholegrain and starchy foods, pulses, wholemeal products, non-dairy vegetarian options and an increase in the fruit content of desserts.

Also on a very positive note we have recently been inspected by the Soil Association with regard to the renewal of our Food for Life Silver