Good Learners Assembly – May 18th

Here are the Good Learners from this week…

Well done to everyone – great to hear how you have been achieving the Transformer Qualities this week too…

A huge thank you to all of the parents that also attended this morning, helping to make the event even more special for the children too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

At Holbrook, Everyone Learns to be Their Best…

 

Mayor Making – Team Captain’s Visit!

                         Holbrook’s Mayor Making Visit – May 2017

Did you see the Team Captains leave Holbrook? Did you notice our ‘Mayor Bear’ badges? Want to fine out more? Then, just keep on reading!

Why were we going?

Holbrook’s wonderful team captains have been given the experience to watch one of our Gosport Council members to be elected as the Mayor of Gosport. On Wednesday 17th of May 2017, Holbrook’s Team Captains (representing Holbrook) traveled with Bedenham’s Team Captains to watch the Mayor Making ceremony of Mrs Batty. How delightful…

The Ceremony:

It was very rainy by the time we got there! Muddy and wet! We all got wet! Once we entered, we noticed at the back a row of chairs set up for three schools: our federation and another school. In front was two groups, separated with a wide pathway for our future Mayor to walk through. As time went by, more and more people entered and the room was getting crowded. Did I mention the band? While people walked in, a group of music players were playing tunes to occupy the waiting viewers. I had to admit, the wait was pretty boring, but the tunes did lighten me up!

  

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Year 6 Visit Moors Valley Country Park!

On Tuesday 16th May, Year 6 visited Moors Valley Country Park where they took part in an orienteering workshop. The children enjoyed moving around a grid using their own individual maps, not becoming confused about which direction was North and ensuring that they didn’t bump into each other!

They then moved on to reading more complex maps where they were competing against each other to find key spots around the area and to bring back the letters found in order to win! The children were then taken on a forest walk, using their maps to navigate the way. Once at the destination, the children’s map reading skills were put to the test in team relays.

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Are you Safe Online!?

Tell your Mums and Dads!

There’s an E-Safety meeting happening!

Next Tuesday 23rd May…

Either at 2:00pm or 5:00pm, both lasting for an hour…

In the Community Room @ Holbrook Primary…

Drop a note to the office (or the reply slip on the letter sent out on Tuesday 16th May), or even better, leave a reply comment on here instead to let us know if you’re planning on attending!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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]