Jackson Pollock Art Gallery


Year 2 have had a very busy half term looking at the art works of Jackson Pollock. We have explored colour mixing and different methods of painting. The children recreated there own pieces of art by flicking, spraying, splashing, blobbing and drawing (We got very messy). Year 2 decided they wanted to create some memorabilia from their art work and designed their own Jackson Pollock inspired ceramic plates.

Using our colour mixing,


Clownfish were able to use this style of painting and re-create the seasons Pollock style.

The children were so proud of all of their art work, which was fantastic, that they organised an art gallery for their parents to view all of their work. To prepare for this the children even baked Pollock style shortbread.

It was lovely to see so many parents turn up and our young artists sharing their work.

Well done Clownfish

Written by Mrs Pullan


Goodbye Mrs Stickler!

Today Angelfish have said goodbye to Mrs Stickler. The children have spent the afternoon doing lovely activities with her and sharing their stories. We all wish her the best for the future.

Thank you for all of her hard work at Holbrook over the past years!

[Written by Mrs Ginn]

Activity Week – Day 3


This morning, we have been creating our own board games. We have researched board games using the internet to see the designs, and we have also played games to get an idea of features we like (like miss a turn) and would like to put in our own. We used the laptops to collect images which we then printed, cut out and stuck on. We created our games on big pieces of sugar paper. Then,most importantly, we tested them out to make sure they worked. We could make changes and fix any problems as we went.

We have all had a go at playing each other’s games and they’re all great!

Curriculum News

Year 1 are learning all about animals .

Welcome back and a happy new year !

The children were very excited to find out about their new topic by finding  small animals in cornflake boxes. In English we will be reading ‘There’s a Lion in my cornflakes’ by Michelle Robinson.We will be writing letters to characters . We will also be writing a non chronological report about animals . Finally we will read ‘A Tiger who came to tea’ By Judith Kerr and write our own versions.

In Maths we will be learning Place Value and  Addition and Subtraction. We will be learning 2d Shape and Fractions .

In Science we will learn all about animals and how they survive. We will make moving animals pictures In Design and Technology.

Please ensure your child  has  a  P.e  kit in school . Remember to listen to your child read daily.