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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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]

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]

Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 10th November

As part of our Good Learners assembly this week, reading certificates were presented to children who had read at least 25 times over the recent half-term. Well done to these children and a big thank you to all the people at home who have been supporting reading at home!

Good learners were presented for their excellent gymnastics work, great team work in lessons (using our Colla skills) and super efforts across the curriculum. Others received awards for their efforts in writing (producing a very entertaining letter to new neighbours!) and extending their thinking in Maths too.

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An exploding start to Y1 half term.

Year 1 Newsletter – Autumn 2

We have been having a bang, pop, whizz of a time in Angelfish these last few weeks. We have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and using some fantastic language to describe our fireworks in English. Mr Charman lit a bonfire for us and we had sparklers to help us develop our word banks in class.

Today, we have just started learning about Little Red Riding Hood. We found some wolf footprints in Jellyfish class and Granny asleep in her house. She was a little scared but we made her feel safe.

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In science we are learning all about materials and their properties. Can you look around your house and find out what materials different objects are made of? We have also got a need science lab in our role play area to help us get into the role of a scientist. Please ask us what we have learnt about wood, metal, plastic and glass.

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We are looking forward to…….CHRISTMAS, yay. We have started to learn the songs for our KS1 performance and are very excited to show you. Watch this space for more updates from Angelfish.

Aspire, Believe, Conquer