Explorer Dome in Holbrook!

Recently, children in Year 5 & 6 were treated to a visit from the Explorer Dome company, which set up inside our school hall.

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Within the giant inflated “dome” pupils had a chance to work on our Science topic – light – exploring sources of light, how light can be changed and reflected and the origins of light in our solar system.

“It was amazing – I loved it,” (Ella)

“Woah, it’s like being in a different world.” (Alfie)

Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below to tell us your thoughts…

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Year 5/6 Poetry Writing at Meoncross

A small group of children were invited to Meoncross to spend the day with one of Britain’s favourite poets Brian Moses to develop their writing skills through fun tasks and stimuli. The workshop was also a great chance to meet and work with children from other local schools.

The children listened to the poet perform some of his own writing as well as work alongside him to write their own poetry using repetition and personification. At the end of the day, the children had the opportunity to buy one of his books and even get it signed by him.

It is fair to say that the children were challenged today but that their outcomes were amazing!

 

 

Holbrook Christmas Singing 2018!

This morning, the hall was filled with the sound of singing, as classes across the school performed a selection of Christmas songs. Parents and friends packed the hall and it was wonderful to see so many relatives coming along, making the event even more special for the children this morning.Image result for singing

Dolphins gave a tear jerking rendition of “Somewhere Only We Know” – several tissues were needed afterwards.

Manta Ray performed a trouser splitting performance of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” much to the amusement of the watching audience.

Orcas then gave a wonderfully sung performance of “When Christmas Comes to Town” which was well received by all.

The whole of KS2 then joined in well known classics such as “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday!

Polar Bears sang a tuneful performance of “Last Christmas” which again was listened to and appreciated by all.

Sea Otters managed to keep up with the quick pace of the “Jingle Bell Rock” including actions along the way too!

Penguins then sang “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” accompanied by finger saxophone playing as well!

Finally, children across the Key Stage ended with a finale performance of “Snow Is Falling” including Makaton signing, which has so often been seen during our musical performances!

A huge thank you to all of the many parents who turned up (and sang along too!) Despite being nervous, the children did you all and the school proud.

We are looking forward to next year already! Enjoy the Christmas break…

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly ~ December 14th

During today’s assembly, children across the school were presented with awards for their hard work in lessons across the curriculum.

Reading Certificates were awarded to Mia, Kevin W, Mia H, Keira W, Cameron T, Josh S, Abigail G, Alfie L, Riley J, Layla S, Kayleigh C, Owen P, Tom F, Imogen H, Honey P, Mia W, Imogen H, John N, Ben C & Callum W. Well done and keep up the reading at home over the holidays too!

Children were commended for their efforts for being a Good Learner, including their hard work in Maths including perseverance and resilience . Others were praised for their determination to succeed, even without English as their first language. Other children were awarded certificates for being pleasant members of the class, hard workers and for sharing their knowledge with their friends. Some pupils were also commended for their hard work with Makaton signing, as well as helping their friends to understand these signs too. Pupils from the upper school were also selected for their hard work in keeping up with the challenge of their peers and improving their understanding too.

There was also a fabulous rendition of “True Colours” using Makaton signing as well – if you would like to practice the song, then click here!

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Team points this week were won byTuring (Yellow) =  361 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  319 points

Hawking (Red) = 265  points

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Attenborough (Green) =  348 points

The OVERALL House Points Winner for this term was Attenborough (Green) who will be wearing their non-school uniform on the first day back after Christmas!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

The Christmas Nativity ~ from KS1!

Children across the school watched an absolutely delightful Christmas Tree With Baublesperformance today with the KS1 school nativity!

Children delivered their lines loudly and clearly, making sure that the audience knew the story as it unfolded on the stage. The costumes were amazing (a big thank you to all the people at home who had contributed to these working tireless to perfect them!)

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Parents, relatives and friends are in for a real treat as the week progresses, when they see the performance! The school certainly enjoyed the amazing acting, super singing and dancing during this morning’s nativity show! Well done to everyone in KS1 and good luck for the coming performances!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Turing Team ~ Remembrance Day Activities

As part of our Team Day activities in Turing, we have been combining the work of Pop Art with Remembrance activities for this time of the year.

Some children used fruit and vegetables to make poppy printing. These were in bright vibrant colours just like the Pop Art artists we had looked at. Other children designed “Pop Art Spitfires” adding vibrant colours to their work, making sure to use the colour wheels to find complimentary colours too.

Children in Turing team also had a chance to look at Pop Art lettering, often seen in the Marvel Comics too. We tried replicating this style, using remembrance words to add to this design.

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think of the designs we created!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

A.C.E-I.T. ~ Celebration Assesmbly ~

This morning, children across the school joined together to celebrate

good learning across the year groups.

The new ACE – IT celebration of children’s achievements focuses on the 5 main themes of learning here at Holbrook & our Federated School, Bedenham.

~ Aspiration – Aiming high

~ Cooperation – Working with others

~Enjoyment – Giving everything a go

~ Inclusion – Help everyone

~ Trust – Honesty & sharing

Children were awarded certificates for their hard work and learning in subjects, but also about their hard work around the curriculum. Some were commended for their hard work in teaching others, as well as stretching themselves further in their learning, being positive around the school and…

Children who were awarded the ACE-IT trophy can see this on display in the foyer when you come into the school… you never know, it might be you receiving this in the future… keep up the hard work!

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William and Alisha spoke to the school about the success in the recent cricket tournament at Bedenham school, where one of our Holbrook teams Image result for kwik cricket setmanaged to see off 8 TEAMS from Bedenham, to take victory, earning Holbrook a new trophy for the cabinet!


Team points this week were won byTuring (Yellow) = 626 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  511 points

Hawking (Red) =   581 points

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Attenborough (Green) = 595 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]