Final Celebration Assembly ~ Spirit of Holbrook!

For the final assembly of the year, children across the school celebrated another successful year!

The assembly began with a fantastic makaton performance led by Mr Moloney and his choir with a fantastic rendition of “Love Is Easy” by McFly – if you want to listen to the song you can find it here… If you think you would like to join in with this amazing choir, then pop along to makaton choir next year – it is open to ALL year groups!

Good attendance awards:

These were then given out by Mrs Potter, to a wide selection of children across the school, who have managed to be in school for at least 99% of lessons and learning time. What a fantastic achievement! Well done!

Spirit of Holbrook:

Starfish: Dillan Young: for growing in confidence, being helpful, caring and working hard. He has also been talking more confidently with his friends and has been an excellent artist too!

Clownfish: Lacy Houghton: for being kind, caring and determined, always listening in lessons and often encouraging others in their work too.

LRB1 (Mr Moloney): Samuel Cotterill: Working really hard, showing enthusiasm in all lessons and overcoming difficulties. He is a really conscientious member of the class, offering help to others without being asked.

Angelfish: Callum Smith: for trying exceptionally hard this year, showing resilience and never giving up. He has made huge amounts of progress and continues to try hard in all lessons.

Jellyfish: Katie Blackman: for being an extremely engaged and enthusiastic member of the class, showing excellent progress and working hard in all that she does, with a real thirst for learning.

Penguins: Paula Reimarte-Lozberga: is an actively engaged member of the class, always interested in the curriculum, stretching herself in lessons. She has been role model for the class and should be extremely proud of her efforts this year.

LRB2 (Mrs Sivier): Bethany Punter: Always motivated to learn and pushing herself to move on to new tasks, as well as being a keen baker using her reading and Maths skills along the way.

Hydra: Ruby Anne-Smith: A great role model to others, always listening in class and never giving up. She is a caring member of the class who should be very proud of how she has grown this year.

Harpy: Lily Mae-Robertson: Has made great progress this year and has grown in confidence. She has been offering contributions in lessons and helping others too.

Kraken: Lauren Powell: An impressive attitidue, articulate and curious in all of her learning, including being a considerate member of the class too.

KT5 (Mr Thorns): Katie Cooper: for trying exceptionally hard, thinking about her comments and work and always trying to stretch herself in her work too.

Orca: Natasha Haines: Always chatting to visitors and speaking to others with a great attitude. There is regularly a trail of KS1 pupils behind her, owing to her caring and thoughtful nature.

Dolphin: Lola Feasey: Taking part in school events, especially the school football team, and contributing magnificently to Year 6.

Year 6 Be Your Best Awards!

These were awarded to children for their contributions and efforts in learning, working tirelessly across the school, supporting children and adults along the way. These were awarded to Jake Smith and Moriham Ahmed. A fantastic achievement and they should both be exceptionally proud.

Head Boy & Head Girl:

Thomas Pullan & Evelyn Rosenbrock were voted into their posts by the entire staff team, who will represent the school at local events and work closely with visitors to the school over the coming year too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Clownfish Class Assembly!

Today saw Clownfish class from Year 2 perform their class assembly,Image result for clownfish cartoon based on their learning this term. Children from the class spoke about their work on “How Does Your Garden Grow?”

The children spoke about drawing still life images of flowers and plants, growing runner beans in their greenhouses and their writing on Jack and the Beanstalk!

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Hampshire Music Taster Assembly!

As part of the Hampshire Music workshops, this morning’s assembly was filled with the sound of buzzing, whirring and musical notes as two teachers from Hampshire Music Service entertained, amused and informed children across the school with their musical talents!

Using real instruments (as well as hosepipes and funnels) the staff played a whole host of different tunes. Learning about woodwind and brass instruments, pupils learnt their names and also how they worked too. This included how to change the pitch on the instruments, from low notes of the French horn to higher pitches on the flute!

Famous tunes being played included Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast and Pink Panther, showing off exactly what these amazing instruments could do!

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly and the fantastic music being shown!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

A Fond Farewell to Retiring Rose the Cook…

Today is sadly the last day for Rose the cook, working at our school after Image result for school mealnearly 3 years working at our school. Endless roast potatoes, pizzas, rolls and wonderful meals have been carefully cooked by Rose, as she retires from our school today.

The hall was filled with the smell of cooking as during the assembly, the school presented flowers and chocolates to Rose to thank her for her work in Holbrook’s kitchen.

We wish her a relaxing and enjoyable retirement and hope that she enjoys the Easter break too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

PTA Easter Craft Evening!

This evening, children could take part in an amazing Easter Craft event. Children could make Easter cards, flowers, cakes, draw pictures and even design feather creatures!

“My favourite was designing an egg – it looked sparkly” (By Blake R Yr3)

“I really liked putting glitter on my hands!” (Karen H Yr6)

“I loved having a feather fight” (Chaya A Yr5)

Halfway through, the children all ate pizza, hot dogs and drinks. This was one of the best parts of the evening! The hall was a bit messy – just like the home of Stig of the Dump! Thank you to all of the parents who helped at the event too, it was a great success.

“We liked making the eggs covered in little feathers because they looked like fluffy monsters” (Alex B Kraken).

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the evening too!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Rainbow Inclusion Day – Sing, Dance, Include…

As part of the school’s ongoing celebration of the diversity here at Holbrook (including our recently awarded IQM inclusion mark) the school devoted an entire day to Rainbow Inclusion Day. Staff and children dressed up for the event in rainbow colours, sporting all kinds of weird and wacky outfits, while a great cake sale was held at breaktime with some of the most intricately decorated and wonderfully coloured cakes you could imagine!

Fully fuelled with delicious cake, a special assembly was then held for the entire school, where we were also joined by the Makaton signing choir from Osborne Special School in Winchester. Their school students can be seen performing here, with Mr Moloney and Mrs Sivier accompanying them!

Children at Holbrook then performed their own songs, using Makaton signing along with the lyrics…

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Maths Open Morning at Holbrook!

Last week saw parents and carers from across the school visit us for an Open Maths Morning, joining Image result for mathstheir children in lessons and learning a little bit about what Maths lessons are like here at Holbrook.

First, parents were offered an opportunity to see some of the methods taught to pupils at the school, before joining their children in lessons and working alongside them through the morning. Children were delighted to be sharing their methods and learning with their friends and family, with several parents jointly teaching the children alongside the staff, while others learnt a new trick or two with their calculations!

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