Don’t Forget SumDog!

This half term, don’t forget to keep practising your Maths skills on SumDog, earning coins for their new upgrades this season!

You can visit the SumDog website by clicking here… if you need to refresh your login or have forgotten your password, speak to your teacher or to Mr Thorns, who can reset it for you.

Good luck with the games!

[Written by Mr Thorns]


Good Learners’ Assembly… Friday 17th February!

This week saw a celebration packed assembly with children across the school using their learning behaviours to improve their work…holbrook-character-2 holbrook-character-3

Good Learners Winners from Across the School!

Good learners were awarded certificates in assembly for collaboration, stickability and hard work in lessons across the curriculum. This included work in Maths, reading on Gothic Horror stories, superb work on the Mrs Armitage story, doughnut fractions, using tools to improve independence and even a Colla certificate for Miss Trenchard for her work in Year 6 on their artwork.

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Jellyfish Class Assembly!

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performed their class assembly to the school and parents. Children presented about their work on “Hotwheels” and vehicles in history!

Pupils explained how seeing the vehicles at Beaulieu Motor Museum had helped
them to investigate how vehicles had developed over thImage result for beaulieue years – from the penny farthing to the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car!

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Year 6 Art Gallery on the Trees Outside!

Year 6 have been inspired by British artist David Gosling who is an environmental artist. To begin with, the children used their sketching skills to create portraits of Vikings, they studied the shape, proportion and position of the facial features in order to create realistic sketches. The children then practised creating small sdscf3924culptures with clay in order to find the best techniques to mould and shape the medium.

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Egyptian Theatre at Holbrook!

Today, children across Year 4 and 5 took part The Openbox Theatre Companyin an OpenBox
Theatre Workshop, based on the Egyptians. Workshop team (Ken and Alma) explored life in Ancient Egypt with the children… recapping the learning from our History work before providing children with a chance¬†to take part in daily life back in Egyptian times.

Children were given the opportunity to dress up in Ancient Egyptian outfits while learning about the Egyptians. Covering topics such as oatmeal-deodorant, dung beetles, Ra and even animal-fat-perfume, children were enthralled by the many topics covered by the OpenBox team!


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Egyptian Archaeology Explorers!

As part of their work on the Egyptians, Year 4 and 5 took part in an Image result for egyptian artefactsarchaeology lesson. Children located artefacts hidden within the sand, identified what they thought these items were used for during Ancient Egyptian times…

Some children made their way into imaginary tombs to discover hieroglyphic paintings, while their classmates used laptops to research the objects that they had discovered…


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Cluster School Maths Competition!

This afternoon, children from year 3 – 6 Image result for mathsattended a cluster school’s Maths competition, working with their friends form other year groups to solve a range
of tricky problems.

Racing against time, pupils had to solve a variety of mathematical challenges on a whole host of different puzzle, logic and calculation tasks.

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