On Tuesday the Nursery and Reception children planted wheat in the newly dug bed, by the greenhouse. The children, in both classes, spent the week learning about how wheat grows from grain to wheat, is harvested and turned into flour for baking. They read the story of the Little Red Hen, watched film footage of wheat being harvested, baked bread and other activities which captured their interest. It was lovely to link our indoor learning with a real experience in the outdoor area. Please enjoy watching our wheat growing over the summer term.

The gardening committee also got busy this week. After a long wet winter, the wild garden was a little neglected, so our enthusiastic young gardeners donned their wellies and started to clear pond weed and rubbish. During their clear up they were thrilled to discover a rare plant, called a 'soldier plant' which has seeded itself in our pond, we counted eleven in total so far. We also found a healthy batch of frogspawn, so we look forward to monitoring the arrival of tadpoles and hopefully the development of frogs.

A rare dragonfly, the Norfolk hawker, relies on the presence of 'soldier plants', Stratiotes aloides, to provide a food source for the smaller insects on which it feeds.
Let us know if you spot one during the summer term.

Onesie Wednesday

Our school is joining in celebrating World Autism Awareness day on Wednesday 2nd April. This will be a non-school uniform day and pupils can wear onesies or pyjamas in return for a donation of £1. Raised funds will go to National Autistic Society.

 

Drumming Concert Thursday 3rd April

In January all KS2 children started djembe lessons and they have an opportunity to show parents and carers what they have learned so far. The concert will take place on Thursday morning at 11am. All parents and

Miss Rees will run the London Marathon on 13th April and is holding a fundraising fair for ‘ORBIS saving sight worldwide’ on Friday 28th March at 3:20pm in the school playground. There will be cakes, games face painting and you will get the chance to throw sponge at some of your teachers! 

Come, join the fun and support this good cause.

School Closed - National Union of Teachers Strike action - Wednesday 26th March

Due to industrial action by the National Union of Teachers, school will be closed. There will be no Breakfast or After School clubs. The Nursery will be open as usual.

 

Parent and Carer Come to School Week

Thank you very much to all of you who were able to re-arrange your schedules to spend time with us in school this week, I hope you found the experience interesting and enjoyable. Thanks also for your feedback, you can read some

Scarlet Fever

Dear Parents / Carers 

Wednesday 26th March - Due to industrial action by the National Union of Teachers, school will be closed.
There will be no Breakfast or After School clubs.
 
The Nursery will be open as usual.


Hugh Vivian
Head Teacher

National Union of Teachers Strike action - Wednesday 26th March

The NUT have called a one day strike on Wednesday 26th March. This is part of the ongoing campaign over pay, pensions and conditions. A number of Hollickwood teachers are members of this union and will not be working on the day. It is likely therefore, that school will be at least partially closed on the 26th. It is still possible that the strike will be avoided if Michael Gove agrees to participate in talks with the union, however, we are advised

Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 13th March between 1:30pm and 7pm. This means that for KS1 and KS2 (Y1-Y6) the school will close at 1:30pm and all children will need collecting at this time. The appointment times were sent out this week if you need to rearrange, please speak to the class teacher.

 

Parent and Carer Come to School Week - March 17th to 21st

We are inviting all of you to come and spend a lesson with your child in his or her classroom. Each class, from Poppy