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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Year 5 and 6 Macbeth Workshop!

“Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

Did you know that it has just been Shakespeare week? Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers and in Year 6 we have been studying his play ‘Macbeth’. We were intrigued by Lady Macbeth’s powers of persuasion over her husband and so we wrote a persuasive speech from her point of view, encouraging Macbeth to kill the king.

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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)

University of Portsmouth Visit Holbrook!

As part of the “Up for Juniors” key stage 2 project, children were visited today by staff UP For Juniors Logoand students from the University of Portsmouth. Pupils within Year 5 were introduced to a little snippet of University life and were encouraged to, even at this early stage in their lives, have aspirations and ambitions beyond their horizons.

Children took part in an amazing interactive voting experience, using hand-held electronic devices to give their thoughts and opinions on university life. Then, within mixed groups, they spent the morning engaged in four exciting activities.

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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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Follow the Yellow Brick Road – to Harpy Class!

This week, children from Harpy class presented their recent learning on the Image result for wizard of ozWizard of Oz (which the children have been working on in class recently).

During the assembly, children explained about reading the original book, by Frank Baum.

Featuring drama and acting of famous scenes from the book and the film, children performed parts of the story to the watching school…

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