Our busy week in Angelfish

Dear Parents,

What a busy week we have had this week! On Thursday we became knights in training and completed several training activities including jousting, shooting a bow and arrow, rescuing people, practising our sword skills and horse riding skills and doing medieval dancing. We also had a visit from the fire service who taught us all about fire safety and other ways to keep safe. The children got to go in the fire engine and everyone got to have a go at using the hose to put out a pretend fire. On Friday we went to Porchester Castle. We are so proud of how well the children behaved, how resilient they were at coping with the cold weather and how brave they were going all the way to the top of the castle keep. They were true Holbrook heroes! We have our class assembly next Friday where we will be sharing what we have been learning in this topic and some more photos from our school trip. We hope to see you there.

Thank you,

Angelfish Class


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]

Good Learners Assembly ~ January 19th 2018

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 perseverance in Maths working with averages and solving problems, labeling skeletons in Science, improving their handwriting and concentrating exceptionally well in lessons.

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

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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]

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]