Jabberwocky

Cactus class went to the Little Angel Theatre to see the production inspired by the famous nonsense poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

 

Sweet Pea Parent Meeting

As you are aware, there have been some changes in Sweet Pea class. Mrs Bollom has left the role of class teacher and taken a part-time, non-class based roll in school. We would like to invite the parents and carers of Year 2 pupils to a meeting on Thursday 15th January 2015 9am and 6pm to explain how the teaching in the class will work.

 

Literacy Week

During the week beginning 26th January, we will be celebrating our annual Literacy Week. There are many exciting events planned including the Scholastic Book Fair, an author visit, a reading breakfast, a book swap, pop up cinemas and competitions. The school is also a part of the Books About Town project run by the National Literacy Trust and we are lucky enough to have three book benches to decorate.

The theme for the week (and the book benches) are as follows:

Foundation Stage : Paddington
Key Stage One : Peter Pan
Key Stage Two : Harry Potter

All these books have the common theme of being set in London, and across the week all the children will have the opportunity to decorate our book benches.

We are very lucky to have Liga Kitchen helping with the book benches and we would welcome help from anyone with an creative flair. Please see Miss Stone or Miss Turner if you feel you have a contribution to make towards the book benches or any other element of Literacy Week.

 

SuDS Rain Garden needs some urgent repair works

Our much-loved SuDS Rain Garden needs some urgent repair works and our friends from the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust have asked us to gather a few parents to help dig it out on Sunday 25th January 1-4pm. The garden is a huge asset to our playground and with a little Hollickwood teamwork we can have it fixed in only a few hours. If you can help, even just for a little bit, please speak to Linden (Murray Y6, Tilia Y2, Victor Nursery) or Lenka in the office. 

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher

 

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We are rapidly approaching the end of term, and children and adults alike share a sense of excitement and tiredness at this time of year. All could do with a break to recharge and finally get on top of all those persistent viruses we have been battling!

I would like to thank all the staff here for their hard work and dedication, the children for their great behavior and attitude and all of you for your support.

There has been lots to celebrate this term. Standards at the school are on the up and staff are

Lavender’s visit to Arts Depot

Year One had a fantastic morning on Tuesday visiting the Arts Depot to watch a performance of Beegu. The show was great and the children even got the opportunity to meet Beegu afterwards.

 

Football News

On Wednesday our boys football team played Our Lady of Lourdes at home. First half went to plan with Hollickwood taking the lead 1-0 with a goal from Kareem. Hollickwood had control pretty much for the first 20 minutes. Kareem then scored another goal on the volley. We began the

Y3 trip to St Albans today 28th November

Y3 are looking around The Verulamium Museum and park and are discovering more about Roman Britain.

 

Cinderella 1st December

The Globe Players are coming into school on Monday to perform Cinderella , it will be a fun afternoon! Donations of £2 per child would be appreciated.

 

Y5 trip to Friern Barnet School 2nd December

Y5 have been invited to see a performance of Bugsy Malone

 

EcoACTIVE coffee morning 3rd December

Did you know, around 50,000 trees will be cut

Winter break is fast approaching and there are two very busy weeks ahead. Starting with Infant Nativity Play dress rehearsals on Monday afternoon, followed by the performances for parents and carers on Tuesday, at 2pm, and Wednesday at 10am. Please help your children to practice the words and songs and send them to school with their correct costume, if you have been ask to provide one. Events will continue with KS2 drumming concert on Thursday 11th December at 10:45am.

On Thursday we will also take part in e

Netball report by Lily and Hanna

On Tuesday 18th November we had a netball match against St.Paul’s School. We walked to St.Paul’s, which was a long way but we got warmed up both physically and vocally! When we got there we practiced shooting while Mrs Rutherford and the other teacher were deciding who was the ref. They decided to share the job.

St Paul’s won the toss and decided to take the first centre pass. We got the choice of which end we would like to shoot in. We started really strong and within no time we

Parent and Carer Come to School Week

Next week 17th -21st November we would like to invite you all to come into school and take part in a lesson with your child’s class.
You can choose from following session:

Monday      9:00 am Chilli;           2:45 pm Lavender
Tuesday      9:00 am Cactus;
Wednesday 9:00 am Lavender;     10:30 am Rose       10:30 am Cactus
Thursday    9:00 am Sweet Pea;    10:30 am Rose       9:00 am Tulip
Friday         9:00 am Tulip

Once you have chosen your session please book your slot with