Olympian Deji Tobais Visits Holbrook!

This morning, Holbrook was visited by Olympian Deji Tobais, who runs in 100m and 200m sprinting…Image result for deji tobais

He spoke with children about working hard, never giving up and making changes in their lives in order to achieve. He also spoke about the injuries that he has faced over his career, including suffering from meningitis and becoming deaf in one ear, including how he still gave his very best in order to compete in athletics championships.

Deji explained what it takes to be an athlete and the things that you need in order to succeed. Later today, classes will have a chance to take part in PE lessons with Deji to find out more about his athletic skills.

If you would like to, leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of Deji’s visit to our school!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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Harvest Celebration Assembly!

This morning children across the school celebrated Harvest Celebration assembly, with visitors from our local family-church in the nearby No automatic alt text available.community.

The hall tables were filled with a selection of wonderful food, tins and a huge bread centrepiece, which will be donated to a local charity food bank.

The children heard the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 people, using a small amount of food and sharing this with our friends… children then reflected on how they can help people around them and the great support that a small gift (like tins for the foodbank) can make a huge difference to the lives of many families.

For parents who would like to find out more about the Caring Hands Project, or to get involved with the food bank, you can access their Facebook page @ https://en-gb.facebook.com/FamilyChurchBridgemary/

Mr Moloney then presented and lead a fabulous makaton display of “Love Is Easy” with the children joining in along the way!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest celebration – it is hugely appreciated!

Housepoints this week were won by: Attenborough (Green) = 469 points

Hawking (Red) = 413 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 359 points

Turing (Yellow) = 316 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners – Friday 29th September…

This week’s Good Learner’s Assembly saw children

across the school receive awards for the positive learning behaviours – Collaboration, Resilience, Knowing Themselves and Sticking with their work.

Children were awarded certificates for their excellent teamwork, being a role model and working hard in lessons. Others received awards for improvements in their attitudes, giving reasons for their thinking and making links between books that they have read. Children in the upper school had demonstrated excellent writing in their English lessons.

 

A big thank you also to Mr Moloney who led the signing of “Love Is Easy” with the whole school. If you are interested in joining Makaton Choir let Mr Moloney know next week…

TeamPoints this week were won by: Hawking (Red) = 609

Turing (Yellow) = 360

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 442

Attenborough (Green) = 593

This afternoon is Team-Day-Afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on what exciting events the teams have been up to this week.

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners – Friday 22nd September

This week, Good Learners were chosen from across the school, for a whole range of wonderful learning and work this week. Children were presented with certificates and awards for work across the curriculum, including building periscopes in Science and amazing efforts. Other children were presented with excellent achievement awards for their writing in English, using different openers and detailed descriptions.

Other pupils were awarded certificates for their superb artwork – with a great dinosaur picture too. Others had selected information from the text, working tirelessly on forming accurate and well thought out answers.

Team Points this week were won by: Hawking = 567

Attenborough = 539

Turing = 512

Aderin-Pocock = 514

Next Friday afternoon will be TeamDay Afternoon – with all of the new teams working on their Scientist & Mathematician with fun learning activities in the afternoon!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly… Friday 15th September…

As our first full week back at Holbrook draws to a close, the school  celebrated Good Learners from across the school – for their excellent achievements of the key Transformer Learning Powers… Collaboration, Resilience, Stickability and Knowing Yourself.

Children were presented with awards for working with other children, guiding others and helping them to achieve. This included using sentences, adjectives, great Maths work and using conjunctions effectively.

TeamPoints this week were won by: Turing (Yellow) = 339

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 307

Attenborough (Green) = 314

Hawking (Red) = 303

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Final Celebration Assembly ~ Spirit of Holbrook!

For the final assembly of the year, children across the school celebrated another successful year!

The assembly began with a fantastic makaton performance led by Mr Moloney and his choir with a fantastic rendition of “Love Is Easy” by McFly – if you want to listen to the song you can find it here… If you think you would like to join in with this amazing choir, then pop along to makaton choir next year – it is open to ALL year groups!

Good attendance awards:

These were then given out by Mrs Potter, to a wide selection of children across the school, who have managed to be in school for at least 99% of lessons and learning time. What a fantastic achievement! Well done!

Spirit of Holbrook:

Starfish: Dillan Young: for growing in confidence, being helpful, caring and working hard. He has also been talking more confidently with his friends and has been an excellent artist too!

Clownfish: Lacy Houghton: for being kind, caring and determined, always listening in lessons and often encouraging others in their work too.

LRB1 (Mr Moloney): Samuel Cotterill: Working really hard, showing enthusiasm in all lessons and overcoming difficulties. He is a really conscientious member of the class, offering help to others without being asked.

Angelfish: Callum Smith: for trying exceptionally hard this year, showing resilience and never giving up. He has made huge amounts of progress and continues to try hard in all lessons.

Jellyfish: Katie Blackman: for being an extremely engaged and enthusiastic member of the class, showing excellent progress and working hard in all that she does, with a real thirst for learning.

Penguins: Paula Reimarte-Lozberga: is an actively engaged member of the class, always interested in the curriculum, stretching herself in lessons. She has been role model for the class and should be extremely proud of her efforts this year.

LRB2 (Mrs Sivier): Bethany Punter: Always motivated to learn and pushing herself to move on to new tasks, as well as being a keen baker using her reading and Maths skills along the way.

Hydra: Ruby Anne-Smith: A great role model to others, always listening in class and never giving up. She is a caring member of the class who should be very proud of how she has grown this year.

Harpy: Lily Mae-Robertson: Has made great progress this year and has grown in confidence. She has been offering contributions in lessons and helping others too.

Kraken: Lauren Powell: An impressive attitidue, articulate and curious in all of her learning, including being a considerate member of the class too.

KT5 (Mr Thorns): Katie Cooper: for trying exceptionally hard, thinking about her comments and work and always trying to stretch herself in her work too.

Orca: Natasha Haines: Always chatting to visitors and speaking to others with a great attitude. There is regularly a trail of KS1 pupils behind her, owing to her caring and thoughtful nature.

Dolphin: Lola Feasey: Taking part in school events, especially the school football team, and contributing magnificently to Year 6.

Year 6 Be Your Best Awards!

These were awarded to children for their contributions and efforts in learning, working tirelessly across the school, supporting children and adults along the way. These were awarded to Jake Smith and Moriham Ahmed. A fantastic achievement and they should both be exceptionally proud.

Head Boy & Head Girl:

Thomas Pullan & Evelyn Rosenbrock were voted into their posts by the entire staff team, who will represent the school at local events and work closely with visitors to the school over the coming year too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Superhero Starfish Assembly!

This morning saw Starfish class perform an amazing assembly based on their topic of SUPERHEROES! Image result for supertato

Filled with brave and interesting heroes from around the world, in movies, comics and on the TV, the children in Starfish class presented their recent work on Supertato.

The children also retold part of the Supertato story, including the rescue of the fruit and vegetables from the Evil Peas!

Characters included Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles and even a giant banana! The children had learned the Makaton signs for “I Need A Hero”, which they performed excellently! If you want to listen to the tune again, click here:

Thank you to Starfish class for a super-hero-tastic assembly! Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly too!

[Written by Mr Thorns]