Clay Monster Heads in Year 4/5!

As part of our Foundation topic work, children in Year 4 and 5 made clay pinch-pot monsters. They used clay modelling techniques and tools (as well as slip) to create a monster with various features!

As you can see from the pictures, some were more scary than others, with a range of different body parts.

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Kraken’s Class Assembly!

This morning, children from Kraken class in Year 4/5, presented their assembly on dragons, including their work on the book & film – “How to Train Your Dragon!”Image result for how to train your dragon

They showed examples of their work, explained the features of their amazing creatures and described their appearances and where their mythical beasts live!

The assembly also included a humourous appearance by a fierce dragon who was headed off by spear-wielding defenders, and a makaton inspired performance of a popular Dragon themed song! Children also demonstrated their work in Maths, designing a dragon training area too!

Well done to Miss Kempton, Miss Brenton and all of Kraken class for a super assembly! Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the Dragon-Kraken-Assembly this morning!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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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