University of Portsmouth Visit Holbrook!

As part of the “Up for Juniors” key stage 2 project, children were visited today by staff UP For Juniors Logoand students from the University of Portsmouth. Pupils within Year 5 were introduced to a little snippet of University life and were encouraged to, even at this early stage in their lives, have aspirations and ambitions beyond their horizons.

Children took part in an amazing interactive voting experience, using hand-held electronic devices to give their thoughts and opinions on university life. Then, within mixed groups, they spent the morning engaged in four exciting activities.

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Biscuit Sale for Down Syndrome!

As part of this week’s continuing insight into Down Syndrome Awareness, Image result for down syndrome awareness daychildren throughout the school had the opportunity to buy (and EAT!) delicious biscuits at break-time…

In addition, staff and children also came to school with odd socks today, in a whole range of bright and vibrant colours too! Thank you to everyone who helped to donate to the cause, you all deserve a huge pat on the back!

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Assembly to start Down Syndrome Awareness Week…

This morning, children in KS2 were joined in assembly by special visitors
from our local community, to tell us a little bit more about Down Image result for down syndrome awareness daySyndrome and how it affects children in our school. The children saw a video on the differences that some pupils in our school might face, as a result of having Down Syndrome. If you want to re-watch the video, you can view it by clicking here…

Mrs Mell and Mrs Rix (who are both parents of children with Down Image result for down syndromeSyndrome in our school) were very kind in visiting assembly to share their knowledge with us. Children were able to learn more about Down Syndrome and how it can affect their friends, as well as having a fantastic opportunity to ask questions to the Mums…

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road – to Harpy Class!

This week, children from Harpy class presented their recent learning on the Image result for wizard of ozWizard of Oz (which the children have been working on in class recently).

During the assembly, children explained about reading the original book, by Frank Baum.

Featuring drama and acting of famous scenes from the book and the film, children performed parts of the story to the watching school…

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Year 3 Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Year 3 were delighted to be crowned winners in the Bug Club reading challenge. As a reward, Penguins were thrown a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. What a party it was!  The children spent the afternoon enjoying a picnic in the class and didn’t even save any food for their teachers! 😦

[Written by Mrs Gates]

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!

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Staff at the Range welcomed year 3 with open arms to help us with our maths and science work about plants.  PImage result for plant imagesenguins spent the morning exploring the outdoor plant selection and had the chance to chat to Luke the garden centre supervisor.

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