Ofsted

As you know, the school was inspected by Ofsted this week. Two inspectors spent two days with us; they observed lots of lessons, looked at the children's work and chatted with them, talked to staff and governors, spent time with school leaders examining their plans and discussing the process and systems we use in school, and got your views - both through 'Parent View' and by chatting with you in the playground. Senior Leaders and staff have received initial feedback and the report is being prepared. It is likely that it will be available to read in about two weeks' time. Until the report is published, the findings, and any feedback given to staff and governors re-mains confidential and we must respect that. Overall, we feel that the process was robust and fair. Thank you for your support and participation in it. As soon as the re-port is published we will inform you.

 

Meet the Teacher

Year 6 Parents please come along on Monday 25th September at either 9.00am or 6pm to see what your child will be learning this year and an overview to the curriculum

 

A Hollickwood welcome to all our new staff:

Zainab Shah - new Learning Mentor
Kay Dear—new Mealtime Supervisor
Emma Wilkinson - new School Administrator
Loretta Opolu-Abebreseh new After School Club worker
Kimberley Atkinson— new part-time Teaching Assistant in key stage 1
Andy Dunham— new Caretaker
Darren Smith – Teaching Assistant in key stage 2
Gillian Preston—new Year 5 teacher

 

The Bear has lost his hat!

Year 1 had a visit from Bear– as part of their book that they are sharing., I want my hat back by John Klassen. The children interviewed Bear to gather information and clues as to where his lost hat maybe. Please keep your eyes open and look out for ‘Lost’ posters around the school.

 

Breakfast Club

Please may we remind you that breakfast club opens at 8am and staff will NOT be available before this time.
If you have any questions please contact Miss Moore on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you in advance.


After School Club

Please book your children into After School Club online 24 hours in advance. Thank you.

Driving to School

When dropping off or collecting your children by car please be mindful of children on foot. Also when parking please DO NOT park on the yellow zig zag lines. Thank you.

 

Friends of Hollickwood

 

 

The first PTA (Friends of Hollickwood) meeting kicked off what is promising to be an exciting year. We will be organising seasonal fairs, class cafes and loads of other fun stuff as per usual. A big warm welcome to both new and old members!

We also have some very cool projects in the pipeline - Please follow the Friends of Hollickwood Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofHollickwood) to keep updated on different ways big and small through which parents are supporting Hollickwood. Don’t use social media? We will be announcing the class reps soon… you can always chat with us if you have any questions or ideas! Especially if you want to lend a hand at one of our events.

Gardening

This week Reception had lots of fun digging our enormous beetroot and meeting some worms!

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

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It’s been a great start to our second week back to school. Many children have been proudly showing Mr Vivan some examples their excellent work.


Jeans for Genes

A reminder next Friday 22nd September will be a non-school uniform day. Wear jeans and donate £1 to help change lives of children affected with a genetic disorder.

 

Better Readers Support Partners

A fabulous response from our parents! Thank you to those who attended the meeting.

 

Curriculum meetings

Please take the opportunity next week

 

Welcome back to the Autumn Term. We hope you have all enjoyed the summer break.

 

Attendance


May we take this opportunity to remind you that arriving late at school can be very unsettling for your child and disruptive to the other children and the class teacher who may have already started lessons. School starts at 8.50 am and gates will be open from 8.30am.

Any holidays taken during term time will not be authorised. If unfortunately your child is absent due to illness you must contact the school

 

Year 2 Trip to the RAF Museum


Year 2 had fun at the RAF Museum on Thursday and had an interesting talk
about ‘The History of Flight’.

 

Allianz Park Athletics


Well done to all children who took part in the Barnet schools athletics event at Allianz Park on Tuesday. All the children were amazing and 7 came 1st place in 

the track races. Thank you to all the parents who attended and showed their
support.

 

Year 3 Science


In a science lesson,Year 3 observed the different mechanisms plants use to
disperse

 

Our School App

We now have a new school app that you can download onto your smart phones/ipads/tablets and be kept up to date with the all Hollickwood News! Attached is a letter on how to use/download the app. If you have any further information you would like to be added please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

 

Maths

We have Quantum Theatre coming in on Thursday next week they will be conducting Maths Workshops for the whole school . Year 2 unfortunately will be on a trip. We would ask for

 

 

Our School App

We now have a new school app that you can download onto your smart phones/ipads /tablets and be kept up to date with the all Hollickwood News! Attached is a letter on how to use/download the app. If you have any further information you would like t o be added please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

 

Laptops

We have a few free laptops to dispose of so please contact the school office if you are interested.

 

Emergency Contact Details

Please ensure the school office have