Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th June

Today, children across the school celebrated their achievements, with the Reception classes joining us too for their first celebration assembly today.

Great ideas from children in Year 2 with their English writing, while other children were awarded praise for their hard work in sessions supporting other learners along the way. Some children were rewarded for their efforts in classroom, while others celebrated their determination to attend school, even when feeling a little under the weather!

Alongside this, children were praised for their hard work on difficult topics such as time and digital clock work, as well as applying themselves to a range of lessons across the curriculum. Year R children received celebration praise for their kind work with others, not giving up and choosing sensible learning along the way! Year 5 pupils also received praise for their new work using the online “Third Space” Maths learning programme.

Continue reading “Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th June”

Advertisements

Blast Off Music Visits Holbrook!

Today, as part of our music day at Holbrook, children across the school had Related imagean opportunity to take part in orchestra music sessions with Rich from Royal Hospital School, who showed us a range of instruments, their notes and their capabilities in assembly.

Later in the day, children had the chance to play p-bones (a plastic version of a trombone) and a p-buzz as well, joining in with a performance at the end of the day as well.Image result for p buzz free image

We were extremely lucky to have Rich visit us today, sharing his amazing musical skills and sharing this with our school, giving the children an opportunity to share this on a wonderful musical extravaganza!

Let us know what you thought of the day by leaving a comment below!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Good Learners Assembly ~ 23rd March

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.

Some children were awarded certificates for their work in English, including excellent resilience with handwriting – as well as a special award for always giving their best in all subjects.

Others were presented with certificates for their History writing about their trip to Hampton Court Palace. Fabulous artwork was displayed, including “castle in the sun” while another pupil was rewarded for their excellent Grizzly Bear research homework too.

Reading Champion Certificates were awarded to: Layton W (this comes with a gift voucher too!)

Bronze Reading Certificates were awarded to: Kayleigh C, Jessica D, Alfie L, Lucas, Hannah, Jasmine H-B, Brooke O

Silver Reading Certificates were awarded to: Ruby S, Tom F, Talia, Lucas

Gold Reading Certificates were awarded to: Ruby S, Tobias H, Kevin W, Ben C

Platinum Reading Certificates were awarded to: Ryder J, Kai W, Katie B, Honey P

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Housepoints this week were won byHawking (Red) =  522 points

Attenborough (Green) =  216 points

stock photo, display, library, pride, trophy, achievement, success, excited, winner, proud, award

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =   348 points

Turing (Yellow) =  243 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Rainbow Inclusion Day 2018!

As part of Holbrook’s commitment to be an inclusive school (and in keepingart materials, close-up, color pencil with our Inclusion Quality Mark too) the school held a cake sale, fundraising and singing assembly to mark our Rainbow Day!

Continue reading “Rainbow Inclusion Day 2018!”

Book Week

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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!

Famous author visits Holbrook!

024Yesterday, award-winning author Guy Bass, visited both Holbrook and Bedenham schools. Guy, who is famous for writing children’s books, has also been an illustrator, a theatre producer and has written plays for adults and children. His visit was an important part of Book Week which will culminate in a character dress up day on Friday. (Watch out for Mr Burt’s wondrous wig!)

020
Children and staff alike were captivated by his hilarious tall tales and bonkers book reading. His book titles include Stitch Head, Spynosaur, The Legend of the Frog and Dinkin Dogs. Guy told us about his lifelong desire to become a dinosaur and his shame at being a tea-pot in his school play. His dad tricked him into his starring role by playing heads and tails but cunningly used a double tailed coin. Guy said that one day he will get his revenge!

aa6f053cc6910cf2421ee9c7f6b4f115
After his talk, the children were able to buy a book from his extensive collection and more importantly, get it signed by the author himself.
We would all like to thank Guy for his time and commitment during this exciting week and wish him well on his next book adventure.
Written by Miss Brenton.

British Athlete visits Holbrook!

Yasmin Miller, who represents Great Britain in the hurdles, came to visit us on Wednesday 7th February. Children and staff alike were treated to an inspiring and motivational talk about what life is like as a modern day athlete.

DSCN0016
Yasmin with our House Captains and Head Girl and Boy

Yasmin spoke about her achievements and disappointments, her goals and sacrifices. She said that the support given by her family was key to her success and her aim is to compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. All of this combined with being a newly qualified lawyer too. Amazing!

DSCN0070

Yasmin spent the rest of the day working with Years 1, 2, 3 and 4. The children demonstrated incredible Colla skills with their team spirit and co-operation, much whooping and shouting could be heard inside and out.

DSCN0076

DSCN0082

 

We would all like to thank Yasmin for her time and commitment to our next generation of budding athletes and wish her Good Luck in her future competitions. One final piece of advice from Yasmin, put your phone away and never give up on your dreams!

Written by Miss Brenton