Aderin-Pocock Team Day

Well the BLUE team did it again!

When Mrs Landon arrived back from wherever she had disappeared off to,she was amazed to see everyone working so hard on their creative activities. There was a calm industrious feeling in all the classrooms with children (and adults) all making glittery stars, pine cones and bows so that Aderin-Pocock’s hoops look like a ‘Winter Wonderland’.

Please enjoy them when you come into school to join in our Sing-a-long at the end of term.

The children also learnt how to sign the song too. All in one short morning – how amazing are they?? And the wonderful Mr Moloney was too; singing, dancing and signing all the way through.Mr Burt and Mrs Archer did a fantastic job of tidying up afterwards – ably helped by Alisha and Ruby… you wouldn’t have known anything had been going on…well almost (our classrooms might still be glittery in May!!). A huge thank you should go out to Mrs Shephard and Mrs White who were last seen putting the hoops together..patience of a saint comes to mind!

Not only did the team produce some fantastic artwork and learn how to sign a new song, they also had to contend with a fire practice! They all left the building in a quiet sensible fashion with little noise. This was quite an experience as most people were not where they would normally be but were still able to line up outside quickly and quietly. Well done all.

A big thanks and a pat on the back to all those in Aderin-Pocock – yet another very successful team morning.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas – have a great time over the holidays…not long left!

[Written by Mrs Landon]

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A Christmas Carol by Year Five and Six

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Year Five and Six created a ‘play in a day’ with help from SPLATS Entertainment company. We made props, learnt lines and rehearsed four separate scenes of the famous story ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. Some of us took turns in playing the grumpy, old miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he was taken by three spirits to his past, present and future.

All of the teachers were impressed by the maturity and professionalism of the children as they perfected their final performance which they showed to the Year Three and Four students.

They received a huge round of applause and lots of positive praise by all of those who worked with them and watched the play. They all looked amazing in their costumes too!

Pantomime Visits Holbrook ~ Jack and the Beanstalk!

This afternoon, Jack, the Giant and his wonderful mother Dotty visited Holbrook for a Pantomime afternoon of fun filled madness!

Children were entertained with Pantomime dancing, singing and the wonderful Muriel the Cow! Singing along with the “Bravery Song” and “Muriel’s Song” the children were captivated by the performance, getting the school ready for the Christmas celebrations.

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NSPCC – Speak Out & Stay Safe Assembly!

This morning, our assembly was led by the NSPCC who spoke to the school about speaking out and keeping safe.

The volunteer also spoke to the school about coping with their worries and making sure that they knew a trusted adult to go to during a worry or concern. Children also discussed what type of worries children might have, including keeping safe out and about and making sure that we protect ourselves from harm too.

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This Friday, children across the school will be wearing their Christmas jumpers and joining in with the Big-Buddy-Danceathon, listening to Christmas tunes across the day and dancing along with our friends, to remember the NSPCC’s message.

The children received information on different types of abuse, including bulllying online too and how they could contact ChildLine to seek help and advice for their worry or concern.

If you are concerned or worried about anything from this morning’s assembly, please speak to your teacher or an adult that you feel you might be happy to speak with.

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[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly ~ 24th November

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 included amazing pencil shading work, excellent editing in writing and collaboration with other children too. One child had produced an excellent report on fracking, including a newspaper entry for this too.

At the same time, other writers were awarded certificates for their hard work on improving their vocabulary and for sticking at their work, as well as some gruesome mummification writing too.

Reading certificates were also given out to children for their reading at home

Well done to everyone for their hard work this week! Silver certificates were awarded for Taya, Lauren & Kai (with Kai picking up a Gold one too!) A big thank you to Mr Moloney for his excellent leading of the Makaton Choir too, with their Christmas songs! Thank you to those parents that joined in along the way too! 🙂

Housepoints this week were won byAttenborough (Green) = 536 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  498 points

Hawking (Red) = 505 points

Turing (Yellow) = 403 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Penguins Class Assembly – World War 2!

Children from Year 3 Penguins class performed their class assembly this World War Ii Memorialmorning, explaining how World War 2 affected people and places in Britain.

Children explained how they had written diary extracts from the perspective of children affected by the war. They also explained how the allies (Britain’s friends) worked together against Germany during the war, but that many children were still forced into evacuating to the countryside.

Children explained their thinking from different characters and how they might feel when they were being evacuated away from their families. The Penguins also explained the Blitz bombing raids, helping the rest of the school to understand how difficult it must have been to have your food rationed and not have very much to eat.

The Penguins then performed an excellent performance of a traditional World War 2 song from Gracie Fields, as they “left to their work for the day”. A fabulous assembly, filled with information and great examples of work!

Housepoints this week were won byAderin-Pocock (Blue) =  667 points

Attenborough (Green) = 664 points

Hawking (Red) = 662 points

Turing (Yellow) = 583 points

The assembly finished with a great performance of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by the Makaton Choir, with signing supported by the whole school.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Good Learners Assembly ~ 17th November

On Children in Need Day, children across the school were

presented with awards for their excellent work and achievements over the past week. This included Maths work using money and Lego, children who had written detailed examples in their Guided Reading and for children who had improved their work across several subjects.

Other children were awarded Colla awards, for their teamwork and collaboration together. This was fantastic to see and a great reminder of what can achieved by working with a friend on a tricky task! Some children in Year 1 also celebrated their WANTED posters for the wolf from Red Riding Hood! A huge well done to all of the children who received awards today!

The school then sang “True Colours” with Makaton signing along the way – led by Mrs Sivier… Well done to children who are remembering all of the different signing that Mr Moloney and Mrs Sivier are working with us on during singing assembly.

Housepoints this week were won byAttenborough (Green) = 574 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  403 points

Hawking (Red) = 439 points

Turing (Yellow) = 377 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]