Olympian Deji Tobais Visits Holbrook!

This morning, Holbrook was visited by Olympian Deji Tobais, who runs in 100m and 200m sprinting…Image result for deji tobais

He spoke with children about working hard, never giving up and making changes in their lives in order to achieve. He also spoke about the injuries that he has faced over his career, including suffering from meningitis and becoming deaf in one ear, including how he still gave his very best in order to compete in athletics championships.

Deji explained what it takes to be an athlete and the things that you need in order to succeed. Later today, classes will have a chance to take part in PE lessons with Deji to find out more about his athletic skills.

If you would like to, leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of Deji’s visit to our school!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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Harvest Celebration Assembly!

This morning children across the school celebrated Harvest Celebration assembly, with visitors from our local family-church in the nearby No automatic alt text available.community.

The hall tables were filled with a selection of wonderful food, tins and a huge bread centrepiece, which will be donated to a local charity food bank.

The children heard the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 people, using a small amount of food and sharing this with our friends… children then reflected on how they can help people around them and the great support that a small gift (like tins for the foodbank) can make a huge difference to the lives of many families.

For parents who would like to find out more about the Caring Hands Project, or to get involved with the food bank, you can access their Facebook page @ https://en-gb.facebook.com/FamilyChurchBridgemary/

Mr Moloney then presented and lead a fabulous makaton display of “Love Is Easy” with the children joining in along the way!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest celebration – it is hugely appreciated!

Housepoints this week were won by: Attenborough (Green) = 469 points

Hawking (Red) = 413 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 359 points

Turing (Yellow) = 316 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Halloween Disco!

A rather deathly spectacle at Holbrook this evening, as children from across the school took part in the Halloween disco! As you can see from the pictures, the costumes were exceptional – a huge thank you to all of the parents (and special FX artists!) who have created such gruesome creations! This made the evening all the more spooky and entertaining!

What a great start to a spooky Friday 13th tomorrow! Again, a huge thank you to the PTA for supporting and decorating the event and to the many families who have clearly spent a long time preparing amazing costumes for the children!

Leave a comment below, to let us know what you thought of the disco! Happy Halloween!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Puffin Class Assembly ~ Celebrate our Learning!

Today saw Puffins perform their class assembly celebrating their Image result for gordon starlearning from across the curriculum. This included work on “Gordon Star” – a fabulous book based on achieving a gold star in class!

The class also explained that to improve your work. life or challenges, we should think about a Growth Mindset, rather than a fixed one, making sure that we learn from mistakes and get better, without giving up.Image result for growth mindset

The Puffins certainly deserved a gold start for their work in assembly this morning! Well done!

Alongside this, Housepoints were celebrated with new team boards going up in the hall too.

TeamPoints this week were won by: Hawking (Red) = 621

Turing (Yellow) = 478

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 443

Attenborough (Green) = 539

Mr Moloney then conducted the school through a rendition of the  makaton version of “Roar” by Katy Perry – with parents, staff and children joining in along the way! Thank you to everyone that joined us today for a great Puffin – Celebration Assembly!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners – Friday 29th September…

This week’s Good Learner’s Assembly saw children

across the school receive awards for the positive learning behaviours – Collaboration, Resilience, Knowing Themselves and Sticking with their work.

Children were awarded certificates for their excellent teamwork, being a role model and working hard in lessons. Others received awards for improvements in their attitudes, giving reasons for their thinking and making links between books that they have read. Children in the upper school had demonstrated excellent writing in their English lessons.

 

A big thank you also to Mr Moloney who led the signing of “Love Is Easy” with the whole school. If you are interested in joining Makaton Choir let Mr Moloney know next week…

TeamPoints this week were won by: Hawking (Red) = 609

Turing (Yellow) = 360

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 442

Attenborough (Green) = 593

This afternoon is Team-Day-Afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on what exciting events the teams have been up to this week.

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners – Friday 22nd September

This week, Good Learners were chosen from across the school, for a whole range of wonderful learning and work this week. Children were presented with certificates and awards for work across the curriculum, including building periscopes in Science and amazing efforts. Other children were presented with excellent achievement awards for their writing in English, using different openers and detailed descriptions.

Other pupils were awarded certificates for their superb artwork – with a great dinosaur picture too. Others had selected information from the text, working tirelessly on forming accurate and well thought out answers.

Team Points this week were won by: Hawking = 567

Attenborough = 539

Turing = 512

Aderin-Pocock = 514

Next Friday afternoon will be TeamDay Afternoon – with all of the new teams working on their Scientist & Mathematician with fun learning activities in the afternoon!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly… Friday 15th September…

As our first full week back at Holbrook draws to a close, the school  celebrated Good Learners from across the school – for their excellent achievements of the key Transformer Learning Powers… Collaboration, Resilience, Stickability and Knowing Yourself.

Children were presented with awards for working with other children, guiding others and helping them to achieve. This included using sentences, adjectives, great Maths work and using conjunctions effectively.

TeamPoints this week were won by: Turing (Yellow) = 339

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 307

Attenborough (Green) = 314

Hawking (Red) = 303

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]