Year 3 Cycling

Year 3 had a great time completing their bike ability training this week. We are proud to announce that  3 children learnt to ride a bike for the very first time.  Over half the class have achieved Level 1 training and can now cycle safely.  

 

Dr Bike

A big thank you to our Bikeit team for fixing so many bikes on Wednesday.  We look forward to seeing more children riding their bikes to school. If your child does ride their bike to school next week we have a GOLDEN LOCK competition which could win COLLEGE POINTS.  Ride you bike and to score points for your College.  

Every day a GOLDEN LOCK will be placed on one bike and the winner will receive 100 points. Good Luck and Keep Pedalling! 

 

Dogs Trust

On Monday, The Dogs Trust Charity returned to the school with Tigger the rescue dog to run a workshop about the needs of a dog and the responsibilities of being an owner.  The sessions were a great success and Tigger enjoyed meeting the children.

 

Wild Garden Project

The children have asked us to bring the wild garden back to life . The College Chairs did a site survey and have started designing some ideas. Next week the whole school will be invited to design their vision of  a new wild garden . The best ideas will win college points.  These designs will be used to regenerate the garden and we will be asking parents to get involved on Saturday 25th February for a Family Gardening Day. Details to follow.  

 

Punctuality

Alongside attendance, we also need to improve our punctuality. Too many children are arriving late, and this can be disruptive of the learning in classrooms. On Tuesday of next week we will be holding 'late gates'. If your child arrives late, I.e. after 8.50am, we will need to record the reason so that we can see if anything can be done to help and also so that we have an accurate picture of lateness. Please don't be late!  

 

Back Gate

The back gate will close everyday from 4.45pm giving parents enough time to collect their children from after school activities.  

 

After school club  

Please book 24 hours in advance for After School Club .  The office will not take bookings.  Please contact Reem on 07561 346 767 . Thank you.

 

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

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HAPPY 2017

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a peaceful break after a long and busy Autumn term, which we finished off with a Junior Concert full of festive songs. We wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

 

READING EGGS

We would like to thank the Friends of Hollickwood for contributing the majority of the cost of our membership to Reading Eggs for the next year. This has enabled us to enrol all the children from Reception to Year 6. You will receive a letter with your child's username and

 

Reindeer Races

Thank you to the Friends of Hollickwood for organising the Reindeer Races on Wednesday. Lots of fun was had by all!

 

Football News

The team walked to The Compton to play Holy Trinity School through the ‘Spooky Wood’ ! The boys played very well and it was very unlucky that no goals were scored . The match ended on nil-nil.

 

Bling the Bag Competition

The Junior Travel Ambassadors had an opportunity to enter a ‘Be bright be seen’ bag competition. Congratulations to Jamie who won the

 

Piano and Recorder

Concerts Thank you to all the children who played their piano/recorders so well on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

 

Nursery Trip to the Post Office and Library

The nursery children have been learning about the Post Office and had the job of posting important letters for Lenka this week. We walked to the post office, bought some stamps and posted letters. We even met our local post-man in his post van! It was tricky to reach the post box!

We now have our own post box for our letters to

 

Year 4 Trip to the Tower of London

Year 4 had a great time looking around the Tower of London. Thank you to all parents who helped on the day.

 

Year 3 Trip to Verulamium Museum

Year 3 had a wonderful time investigating Roman life. The children dressed up in full costume and made mosaics.

 

Fish Tank

The girls from Pets at Home gave up their time on their day off to clean and trans-form our tank. they provided all of the ac-accessories too so massive thanks to Jennie and Lizzie from Nursery children!

 

Beep Beep Day

EYFS and Key stage 1 had lots of fun learning all about road safety on Beep Beep Day. The children participated in a range of road safety activities including a talk from a road safety expert. Please continue to develop road safety awareness over the Winter months.

 

Happy Shoes Day

Key Stage 1 and Foundation loved walking to school in shoes that make them happy. Look out for the whole school Happy Shoes day coming soon.

 

Netball news

Our netball team played their first match this week. We

Back by popular demand, Trees for Christmas are delivering ethically grown premium grade Nordmann Fir non-drop Christmas trees to Hollickwood again this year. Our discounted rates save you £££ on the usual retail price, and the school gets a percentage of each sale.

Trees will be available to collect from the school playground on Monday 12th December from 2-6pm.

Orders must be placed by Wednesday 30th November. Complete the slip below and return it to the school office with your payment. TREES MUST BE ORDERED