Writing open mornings

Thank you to all of you who attended your child’s lesson - we had some great feedback and hope you all found this inspiring and gained an insight into what your children get up to during the day - You can clearly see it is not “Nothing!”

“What a lovely calm lesson, such a nice way to learn”

“A lovely way to teach children, and for parents to watch. Do it more often”

“It was a very good lesson and I found out something useful to help my child”

“The lesson was great and the teaching clearly excellent”


School Lunches

We will be on Week 1 (you can find the menus on our school website) of the dinner menu for W/c 29th January. Due to dinners being prepared off site may we remind you school dinners must be booked in, in advance using School Money. Even if you are Universal Free School Meals (KS1) and Free School Meals. Failure to book in will mean that there will be no hot dinner available.


Science at Hollickwood

Did you Know?

Gases are all around us, and most of them we don’t even know
are there; we can’t feel them and most of the time we can’t see them either.

The Grimms Class Year 4 have been experimenting this week. They have been investigating if gas has a weight? They took the weight of several popular fizzy drinks. They had fun shaking them vigorously. Afterwards they took the weight again to see how much carbon dioxide had escaped. There was a marked difference between the ‘before’ and ‘after weights.


Football News

Our Girls Team won on Tuesday 3-0 against Coppetts Wood. There were some rather good acrobatic celebrations that took place. Well done.

Netball News

Unfortunately we were defeated this week against Tudor, a valiant effort was put in by our players.


Friends of Hollickwood

Thanks everyone for coming to the meeting on Monday.

Sarah (Yr 5 mum) has kindly volunteered to organise another Quiz night for us - a date will be announced soon.

We were able to put a good plan together for the Summer fair (7th July), and we will continue to make announcements over the coming months.
Happy Hedge plans are underway, Diana is working with the Governors and the School.

Gardening Club with the help of Friends of Hollickwood have received a Level four certificate from Royal Horticultural Society. We have also been given over £100 worth of seeds to plant. This is a fantastic achievement. Please do encourage your children to watch the progress of the new seedlings once planted.



Hugh Vivian



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Year 1 - Topic Our Local Area

On Monday Year 1 were exploring the local area. They were amazed at how long Sydney Road was. They reminisced about certain activities they had carried out with their families along the route. They managed to clock up an impressive 8000 steps and need-less to say they were ready for their Lunch when they arrived back.


School Lunches - We will be on Week 3 ( you can find the menus on our school website) of the dinner menu for W/c 22nd January. Due to dinners being prepared off


Year 1 - have had a very exciting week this week. They have received a text message from ‘The wild thing’ from the book they are working from “ Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak This has inspired some fantastic pieces of writing and has captured the children’s imagination.

Parent Access to School buildings and teacher meetings.

We hope you will agree that Hollickwood is an open and welcoming school. To ensure the safety and well being of your children we kindly ask that you refrain from entering



Welcome back to the Spring term. We would like to wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

PE - This term all year groups are working on dance and movement.

Buddhism - Year 4 during religious education they have been learning about Buddhism, during their art lesson today they have used Buddhism as their inspiration to work with clay.

Reception - Paddington has started his travels, he has been spending his evenings with students and they are documenting his adventures.

Lost Property - All lost property


We are almost there. 1 more week ( well 3 days) to go.

This week the children were lucky enough to have 2 performances. Firstly an assembly produced by Pathways, the children enjoyed being part of the performance.

The Second performance was by The Globe players of the Hans Christian Andersen story of The Tinderbox.

A group of year 6 children accompanied Mr Vivian and Ms Johnston in a carol concert at Sunshine Garden centre. Their performances were very much appreciated by the Christmas shoppers and they


Temple visit

Year 3 had a fantastic time learning about Sikhism. They visited a local temple and took a part in a workshop about the ten gurus of Sikhism. Huge thank you to parents who attended the trip!


Nursery and Reception

On Tuesday this week we took a trip to the Arts depot to see The tiger who came to Tea. The children had a fabulous time and have told many stories of their experience and excitement at seeing the huge tiger.


Morning Routines

We are grateful of your help with implementing the


Anti bullying week

Years 1-6 participated in anti bullying workshops delivered by a professional actor from Perform Schools. The interactive activities allowed children to discuss different aspects of bullying and find out about different ways of dealing with situations that are not ok.


Film Festival Celebrations

Year 3 had a brilliant time at Phoenix cinema on Monday. They watched Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes and were amazed by the animation of the film.

Years 1 & 2 visited the Phoenix cinema on