Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 21st Sept

After a busy, productive and exciting start to the school year, children across the school have been awarded certificates for their efforts and hard work across the curriculum.

The assembly began with a makaton signed rendition of “Make Your Own Kind of Music, which you can watch here… Great singing and signing from the school today! Thank you to Mr Moloney for leading the makaton choir.

Good Learners were  presented to children from all Year groups, for their efforts in editing and improving, for their excellent Resi-resilience and for one child – fabulous assistance provided to the teacher in lessons!

Other pupils were commended for their improved handwriting, striving to extend their learning and trying their best in sessions.One pupil was also praised for their excellent improvement in their learning and behaviour, stepping up into Year 2 and moving forwards from their previous difficulties.

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Team points this week were won byAderin-Pocock (Blue) = 753 points

Attenborough (Green) = 744 points

Hawking (Red) = 478  points

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Turing (Yellow) =  588  points

 

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Final Celebration Assembly!

This week, children across Holbrook were awarded certificates, medals and Image result for trophyawards for their excellent work and efforts across the curriculum. These pupils have embodied the spirit of Holbrook, working tirelessly, improving and always showing great determination to succeed.

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Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 13th July

In an important celebration assembly, children from across the school were awarded certificates for their hard work in lessons across the curriculum.

Some were awarded praise and certificates for their hard work counting in Maths, for their skills in addition and multiplication and for their diligence in never giving up and working hard with others.

Equally, some children were awarded certificates for their resilience and stickability, with tasks that were hard and needed children to persevere. One pupil had even written a letter to their teacher, asking if they could help others in the class in the role of a “classroom assistant” such was their keenness to help their classmates to improve! Another was presented with an award for stepping in at the last moment to save her class assembly after another child wasn’t available to play their part.

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Housepoints this week were won byAttenborough (Green) =.583 points

Hawking (Red) = 391  points

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Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 429 points

Turing (Yellow) =   411 points

 

THE OVERALL WINNER FOR HOUSEPOINTS THIS YEAR WAS…  Attenborough (Green) ~ who will be wearing their non-uniform on Monday. Well done!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Armed Forces Day!

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On Friday, the whole school celebrated ‘Armed Forces Day’. The children dressed up as various military personnel along with scouts, cubs, beavers, rainbows and brownies. It was amazing to see how much effort had been put into their outfits, a big well done to you all.

We started the day with an assembly from Naval Families Federation – NFF, who gave us all a little in site to military life and how this can impact on children.

Throughout the day the children took part in many team skills and learnt lots of knew skills.

1 – Minefield team activity

Children had to work in groups using their communication and listening skills to brave the minefield. The children had to guide their blindfolded colleague through the minefield without exploding the bombs. Things were definitely heating up and I believe there was even a little bit of competition between Mr Thorns and Mrs Dennett.

2 – First aid challenge

A representative from the Royal Navy very kindly came to offer some tips on dressing wounds, applying slings and making emergency stretchers from sheets. The children were able to identify their team mates injuries and quickly get them bandaged up and carried to our makeshift field hospital. There was some very interesting injuries from Shark bites to broken ears, but all teams worked very well together to ensure minimum fatalities.

3 – Den building

After their plane crashed and the children were stranded in a deserted Jungle they had to work as a team to survive. The children had forage through the jungle to find as many resources as they could before building a shelter big enough to protect them from the incoming ‘Storm Smith’. We were very lucky to have Talia Reed from the Royal Navy Reserves in to help and she shared her skills in knot tying to support the den building. There were a few interesting strategies being used and it was especially nice to see that some of the girls were able to get their picnic blankets inside before the storm hit. Once the time was up their dens were tested of their effectiveness and there was a few soggy children by the end but all in all some amazing dens.

4 – Advertising.

After watching some of the armed forces recruitment videos, the children split into teams to share their persuasive ideas on how to recruit someone into each of the forces. With a little bit of ‘action’ the children were able to create some of their own recruitment videos. There was definitely a few Steven Spielbergs amongst the groups and lots of videos to share.

Despite the day being very hot, there was an energetic atmosphere combined with a team ethos throughout. It was fantastic to see all of the children working together and mixing across year groups.

Thank you to everyone for their support and amazing effort throughout the day.

Overall it was a fantastic day and we look forward to a second instalment next year???

Written by Mrs Pullan.

Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 22nd June!

This morning, children across the school received awards for their excellent efforts and achievements in learning throughout the curriculum.

Some were awarded certificates for their hard work in Maths and their efforts in writing too. Other children were praised for their hard work supporting others with their handwriting, offering advice to their class mates. Children in Year R also attended again today, celebrating their hard work with other children from their class. Pupils were also praised for their hard work in spellings as well as stepping up to the challenge of showing increased maturity in Year 6’s absence as they are away on their Wales adventure… (if you’d like to read what they are upto, click here…)

Reading certificates were presented to:

Bronze: Ruby A-S, Jasmine R, Erys C, Taylor M, Kai D, Tye H & Katie C.

Silver: Chrisse F, Liam H, Alesha D, Ashton H, Imogen H, Layla S, Rebecca R, Ryder J & Kai D

Gold: Serenity A, Isabelle S & Hannah!

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Housepoints this week have not been collected, as Year 6 are in Wales!

Year R’s Very First Assembly!

Today. children in the Reception class performed their class assembly to the whole school, with an excellent information about their work in school. Image result for supertato

Starfish and Seahorse classes told the school about their work on looking after the duck eggs, as well as their visit to the local farm with Bedenham school too. They also presented their work on SuperPotato – showing us a range of their work and drawings. They explained that the evil pea had stolen their class teddy, which the children then had to use clues to save him!

They also showed us a selection of their superhero outfits, which the Starfish and Seahorses have been wearing in lessons too! They also performed a great song by the “Let’s Go Heroes” which the children sang along to as well.

A brilliant assembly, where children were very brave to speak to the whole school (and their parents) in a very busy school hall. Well done!

[Written by Mr Thorns]