Book Week

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Wow! What a week it has been. We have spent the week celebrating books and exploring new authors. Each class has based their learning around a wordless book, exploring the illustrations to find the meaning of the story.

We have bought new books, dressed up as book characters and even met authors. This week we really have all put a lot of effort into reading for enjoyment and long may it last!

We would like to thank our parents who joined Ks1 for a book and breakfast and Ks2 for an afternoon tea and read. It was lovely seeing the children share a good book over a cup of juice and a biscuit. Here is what some of our lovely visitors said:

“It was lovely to come into the classroom and hear my child read. Nice opportunity to see inside Alice’s classroom. Good idea!”

“It was lovely to be able to enjoy some time in school with the children. Great to interact with the teacher and the children – 5 star!”

“Very welcoming. Nice to spend time with the kids. Great biscuits and squash .”

Our book challenge this year was to build a book in a box and by Friday, our hall was filled with them. A lot of thought, time and creativity clearly went into showing favourite characters and settings from the children’s chosen books. Well done to our winners: Indi, Oscar, Georgie, Jessica, Leon, Jazzmine, Donna, Alisha, Ella-May, Ollie and Xander!

Our assembly was quite extraordinary on Friday with a hall packed with princesses, superheroes, wizards, villains and even our very own dictionary! The teachers took their time to have a good look at the characters and choose a winner from each phase. Well done to our winners Tyler, Katie and Holly!


Good Learners Assembly – January 26th!

This week, children across Holbrook received awards for their hard work in  subjects across the curriculum. A big thank you to all of the parents who came along to good learners today, to make the event even more special for the children.

This excellent work included some superb poetry on Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake poem – watch it here! Other children were presented with certificates for their writing of an African folk tale, including using unknown words and not giving up! Some children had even done further writing work at home to consolidate their Year 6 work, showing great dedication. Other children completed writing based on the Piano work in Year 5, while children in KS1 were presented with awards for being welcoming to children from Bedenham who joined pupils for an African drumming concert!

At the same time, other children were awarded certificates for their reading at home…

Bronze Reading Certificates were awarded to: Layla S, Maisie A and Liam H

Silver Reading Certificates were awarded to: William G


Housepoints this week were won byHawking (Red) = 423 points

Attenborough (Green) = 275 points

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Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  375 points

Turing (Yellow) = 325 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Olympian Deji Tobais Visits Holbrook!

This morning, Holbrook was visited by Olympian Deji Tobais, who runs in 100m and 200m sprinting…Image result for deji tobais

He spoke with children about working hard, never giving up and making changes in their lives in order to achieve. He also spoke about the injuries that he has faced over his career, including suffering from meningitis and becoming deaf in one ear, including how he still gave his very best in order to compete in athletics championships.

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Good Learners – Friday 29th September…

This week’s Good Learner’s Assembly saw children

across the school receive awards for the positive learning behaviours – Collaboration, Resilience, Knowing Themselves and Sticking with their work.

Children were awarded certificates for their excellent teamwork, being a role model and working hard in lessons. Others received awards for improvements in their attitudes, giving reasons for their thinking and making links between books that they have read. Children in the upper school had demonstrated excellent writing in their English lessons.


A big thank you also to Mr Moloney who led the signing of “Love Is Easy” with the whole school. If you are interested in joining Makaton Choir let Mr Moloney know next week…

TeamPoints this week were won by: Hawking (Red) = 609

Turing (Yellow) = 360

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 442

Attenborough (Green) = 593

This afternoon is Team-Day-Afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on what exciting events the teams have been up to this week.

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]