Penguins Class Assembly – World War 2!

Children from Year 3 Penguins class performed their class assembly this World War Ii Memorialmorning, explaining how World War 2 affected people and places in Britain.

Children explained how they had written diary extracts from the perspective of children affected by the war. They also explained how the allies (Britain’s friends) worked together against Germany during the war, but that many children were still forced into evacuating to the countryside.

Children explained their thinking from different characters and how they might feel when they were being evacuated away from their families. The Penguins also explained the Blitz bombing raids, helping the rest of the school to understand how difficult it must have been to have your food rationed and not have very much to eat.

The Penguins then performed an excellent performance of a traditional World War 2 song from Gracie Fields, as they “left to their work for the day”. A fabulous assembly, filled with information and great examples of work!

Housepoints this week were won byAderin-Pocock (Blue) =  667 points

Attenborough (Green) = 664 points

Hawking (Red) = 662 points

Turing (Yellow) = 583 points

The assembly finished with a great performance of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by the Makaton Choir, with signing supported by the whole school.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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Bridgemary Library Visit

World Nursery Rhyme Week

Last week was ‘World Nursery Rhyme Week’ and to really make the most of it the children in Seahorse and Starfish class visited Bridgemary Library to have a ‘rhyme time’ session. This included singing some of our favourite nursery rhymes and listening to a rhyming story with Carol, a library volunteer.

     

The children we very sensible when walking to and from the library and members of the public had commented on how well behaved the children were.

Some of the children’s favourite nursery rhymes throughout the week were:  Lavenders blue, wind the bobbin up and sing a rainbow. They enjoyed learning the makaton actions to go with this.

-Miss Coleman & Mrs Pringle

Good Learners Assembly ~ 17th November

On Children in Need Day, children across the school were

presented with awards for their excellent work and achievements over the past week. This included Maths work using money and Lego, children who had written detailed examples in their Guided Reading and for children who had improved their work across several subjects.

Other children were awarded Colla awards, for their teamwork and collaboration together. This was fantastic to see and a great reminder of what can achieved by working with a friend on a tricky task! Some children in Year 1 also celebrated their WANTED posters for the wolf from Red Riding Hood! A huge well done to all of the children who received awards today!

The school then sang “True Colours” with Makaton signing along the way – led by Mrs Sivier… Well done to children who are remembering all of the different signing that Mr Moloney and Mrs Sivier are working with us on during singing assembly.

Housepoints this week were won byAttenborough (Green) = 574 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  403 points

Hawking (Red) = 439 points

Turing (Yellow) = 377 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 10th November

As part of our Good Learners assembly this week, reading certificates were presented to children who had read at least 25 times over the recent half-term. Well done to these children and a big thank you to all the people at home who have been supporting reading at home!

Good learners were presented for their excellent gymnastics work, great team work in lessons (using our Colla skills) and super efforts across the curriculum. Others received awards for their efforts in writing (producing a very entertaining letter to new neighbours!) and extending their thinking in Maths too.

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An exploding start to Y1 half term.

Year 1 Newsletter – Autumn 2

We have been having a bang, pop, whizz of a time in Angelfish these last few weeks. We have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and using some fantastic language to describe our fireworks in English. Mr Charman lit a bonfire for us and we had sparklers to help us develop our word banks in class.

Today, we have just started learning about Little Red Riding Hood. We found some wolf footprints in Jellyfish class and Granny asleep in her house. She was a little scared but we made her feel safe.

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In science we are learning all about materials and their properties. Can you look around your house and find out what materials different objects are made of? We have also got a need science lab in our role play area to help us get into the role of a scientist. Please ask us what we have learnt about wood, metal, plastic and glass.

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We are looking forward to…….CHRISTMAS, yay. We have started to learn the songs for our KS1 performance and are very excited to show you. Watch this space for more updates from Angelfish.

Aspire, Believe, Conquer

‘Full Force’ Planting Poppy Seeds

Our lunchtime club for service children, ‘Full Force’ met up on Friday to welcome a special visitor.
Ruth Wilson from Gosport Discovery Centre came into school to talk to the children about the origin of poppies and how we wear poppies to commemorate service men and women that have been killed in all conflicts to date.

Ruth brought with her some poppy seeds of the ‘Papaver rhoeas’ variety and the children were able to plant these seeds in the pond area where we hope to create our own memorial garden. We look forward to seeing them successfully grow next spring.
We will keep you updated on our rememberance garden as it develops.

[Written by Miss Pullan]

Good Learners Assembly~ Friday 3rd November

This morning, the school celebrated good learners from across Holbrook, who have shown excellent learning skills in lessons, including the school’s transformers of Resilience, Collaboration, Stickability and Knowing Yourself.

Certificates were presented to children for continuing to stick at their writing, working collaboratively for a joint writing outcome and researching topics outside of school in their own time. Other children received certificates for their careful thinking skills, explaining their thoughts and for their superb work with their phonics. Two children received certificates for their excellent poetry and others were awarded certificates for their success in the recent table tennis ball, game, macrotournament. 

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