Emergency Services Day!

On Thursday 30th March, Starfish class had visits from a Policewoman, a Paramedic and a team of Firefighters.

In the morning, we found out about Police Officers and Paramedics. We looked at their uniform and their vehicles. We were all lucky enough to sit in the vehicles. The children loved getting into the ambulance via the electronic ramp.

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Firefighters visit Starfish class…

The children were very excited when six Firefighters visited Holbrook. They brought their uniform and equipment to show us as well as a fire engine. Just as we were learning about their uniform they got an emergency call on their walkie talkie.

The Firefighters had to run from our class room to their fire engine, which was on the KS2 playground. Luckily we were quick enough to see the fire engine leave with its lights flashing and sirens on.

The children all wondered what the emergencey could be. They had lots of good ideas as we have learnt that Firefighters do not just put out fires in houses. Hopefully they will come to visit us again soon.

(Written by Mrs Messem)

Biscuit Sale for Down Syndrome!

As part of this week’s continuing insight into Down Syndrome Awareness, Image result for down syndrome awareness daychildren throughout the school had the opportunity to buy (and EAT!) delicious biscuits at break-time…

In addition, staff and children also came to school with odd socks today, in a whole range of bright and vibrant colours too! Thank you to everyone who helped to donate to the cause, you all deserve a huge pat on the back!

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Assembly to start Down Syndrome Awareness Week…

This morning, children in KS2 were joined in assembly by special visitors
from our local community, to tell us a little bit more about Down Image result for down syndrome awareness daySyndrome and how it affects children in our school. The children saw a video on the differences that some pupils in our school might face, as a result of having Down Syndrome. If you want to re-watch the video, you can view it by clicking here…

Mrs Mell and Mrs Rix (who are both parents of children with Down Image result for down syndromeSyndrome in our school) were very kind in visiting assembly to share their knowledge with us. Children were able to learn more about Down Syndrome and how it can affect their friends, as well as having a fantastic opportunity to ask questions to the Mums…

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Year 3 Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Year 3 were delighted to be crowned winners in the Bug Club reading challenge. As a reward, Penguins were thrown a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. What a party it was!  The children spent the afternoon enjoying a picnic in the class and didn’t even save any food for their teachers! 😦

[Written by Mrs Gates]

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!

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Staff at the Range welcomed year 3 with open arms to help us with our maths and science work about plants.  PImage result for plant imagesenguins spent the morning exploring the outdoor plant selection and had the chance to chat to Luke the garden centre supervisor.

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Book Week in KS1

What a fantastic week we had! We were so a boy, a girl and a bookimpressed with the incredible hats that came in to school for the competition, thank you so much for taking the time to design and create a hat with your child, they were very proud of them. Children have been enjoying reading, ‘The Cat in The Hat’ and wrote some wonderful poems that they shared across the school after being inspired by Dr Seuss.

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