Phonics Meeting

Reception class enjoyed learning Phonics with the parents. They were all very determined to make words with French Fries Phonemes, read with phoneme spoons and blend words in hula hoops. A big thank you to all parents for making our learning so special.

 

Pets at Home

This week Reception class visited the local pet store. The children had an amazing time learning about cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Some children wrote a list of their favourite animals they were going to ask their parents for :)

 

The Good Dinosaur

Year 1 & Year 2 had a great time watching the Good Dinosaur at the Vue cinema on Tuesday.

 

The Museum of Childhood

Year 1 visited the Museum of Childhood today , they all had fun playing with all the old toys!

 

Harvest Festival Food

Thank you to everyone who donated food to the Harvest Festival. We managed to give 106 kg of food to the Muswell Hill Food Bank.

 

Hart’s Dance Club

Sessions will be taught by a qualified dance teacher who has featured on Britain's got talent. Sessions will start on Friday 25th November 9th December at Hollickwood Primary school. Introductory price of £10 first 3 lessons. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Football News - boys team

We welcomed Monkfrith School here on Tuesday for a league game. Unfortunately we didn't get any breaks in the first half and trailed 0-3 at the break. The second half got even worse for us and the final score was an 8-0 defeat. However, we are determined to learn from this experience and come back stronger for our next game!

 

Attendance

Thank you to all parents/carers who have phoned in to report their child’s absence over the last few weeks.

Unfortunately attendance is still below the expected 96% and it MUST be improved. Children who are 96% and be-low are not reaching their educational potential and therefore missing a substantial part of their learning.

Holidays will not be authorised. Taking children out of education during term-time for a family holiday is not acceptable and will not be authorised. If you do decide to take your child on holiday you’ll be issued with a fixed penalty notice from Barnet Council. Term absence will only be authorised where there are exceptional circumstances.

We look forward to attendance figures improving.

Thank you in advance for your help. 

 

Hugh Vivian
Headteacher 

 


 

Friends of Hollickwood

Thank you for coming to Year 4 class cafe last week, we raised £72.60. This money will go towards the Year 4 school trip next year.

Remember we are running the Christmas Tree scheme again this year, see attached order form. It is a great way to buy a beautiful tree from sustainable forests, and we raise money for the school too!

 

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Year 6 Workshop

On Wednesday, Year 6 thoroughly en-joyed a Young Shakespeare Company workshop of The Tempest. Lots of fun was had, when the children took on the roles of characters and brought the play to life.

Next week, Shakespeare class will be going to see a theatre production of the play at The Millfield Theatre.

 

Pedometer Challenge

Congratulations to J for winning the pedometer challenge with an impressive score of 520 steps in under a minute. The JTAs hope you enjoy your prize and it helps you ‘Be

 

‘Be Bright Be Seen’

The Junior Travel Ambassadors first fundraiser has been a huge success with us raising over £80 towards the new helmet storage for the bike shed.

Please remember this message as you enjoy yourself this half term. Keep yourself safe by being bright and being seen.

Congratulations to Oscar, Joe and Nam on winning the brightness awards as voted for by the JTAs. If you would like to buy any reflective items please see Miss O’Brian after half term.

 

Walk to School Month

Thank you to all

 

Art Week

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our amazing gallery last Fri-day. It was a huge success and we made lots of money for the Art Fund.

 

Living History Workshop

On Tuesday Year 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6 en-joyed a very interactive workshop about the life of ‘Mary Seacole’. Thank you for the donations received please keep bringing in the £2. Thank you.

 

Junior Travel Ambassadors

Congratulations to Ella, Tilia and Ja-mie (Year 4) Mooi, Mila and Matthew (Year 5 ) on their new role as Junior Travel

 

Art Week

Art week has been a huge success! All across the school beautiful self portraits have been created using a range of styles and techniques.

The Art club sessions on Tuesday and Thursday were fantastic and fun. All the children who attended created amazing bags, frames and jewellery. I look forward to seeing all the items around the school in the future.

 

Coffee Morning for Parents who would like to learn English.

We are inviting parents to come to a coffee morning to learn more about the English

 

Art Week

Next week is Art Week and all classes will be creating their own self portraits in a range of styles.

There will be a gallery on Friday afternoon between 3.30pm and 4pm to view your children’s artwork. There will be an opportunity for you to purchase the art work for a small donation. All funds go to the individual class Art budget.

On Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th October workshops will be running after school in the Year 1 classroom . Please ensure you collect your child promptly at 4.30pm.