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]

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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]

Wales Adventure – Final Update 4!

Hello once again from Wales!

Yesterday saw groups tackle canoeing and mountaineering (making sure that everyone has had a chance over the week to do both amazing experiences) and the weather has continued to be “challenging”!

On the final full day of activities, children faced 50mph winds and torrential rain at 840 feet up the mountain! Clinging to bilberry plants on hands and knees, the children fantastically scaled the near vertical climb to reach the summit. Having survived, all then refuelled under an emergency shelter, while Mrs Shephard and Mrs Rattray lit a BBQ outside (as they couldn’t manage the claustrophobic conditions!). Further into the descent back down, Mrs Shephard fell over and rolled stylishly (like a commando-telly-tubby) in oversized waterproofs inflated by the wind – not her wind we might add. This group then faced a 1 mile walk through the abandoned railway tunnel through the hillside and a great time was had by all.

Meanwhile, Mrs Landon’s canoe group excelled at zig-zagging while travelling over the aqueduct. Mrs Landon then got stuck attempting to get out of her canoe, when her buoyancy aid became hooked on a branch (alas, we have not photos of this comedy moment!). Not to be put off, Mrs Landon continued by project managing the entire loading of canoes…. we fear that her poorly finger may have prevented her from lifting them.

The talent show last night ended a fantastic week. A special mention must go to Jenny L, who sang an amazing solo musical diary of her week in Wales. Very brave, exceptionally talented and captivated everyone. It was a very emotional performance too….

What a day – the children continue to impress everyone. A superb week for the Year 6’s – they have all shown excellent determination and collaboration to achieve, overcoming enormous personal hurdles along the way.

We all hope that the Blogs have been useful in giving everyone a small insight into life away from Holbrook at the residential. Thank you for all of your comments, feel free to continue leaving them below – we always love to hear what you think.

A final goodbye to everyone, from all in the Welsh Valleys. We shall see you all later today!

[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates from Mrs Sivier & Mr Plow]

Hoola Hooping Workshop!

Those who have not visited Wales, have been taking part in some offsite visits and fun activities back here in Gosport instead. Image result for globefit hoola

Today, we were visited by Hannah from Globefit-Hoola who taught us some hoola hooping tricks. We all enjoyed learning how to spin the hoops on our waists as well as our arms, which at first was a lot trickier than it looked. By the end, we were all confident hoola-hoopers and even created our own routines using tricks and moves taught to us!

“I was so much better than I thought I would be.” (Declan M)

“Once I got the rhythm right, I couldn’t stop. I was able to jump whilst spinning the hoop.” (Amy P)

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought!

[Written by Miss Trenchard]

Wales Adventure – Update 1

Year 6 have begun their adventure into Wales today, ready for an action packed week! After a long but exciting minibus journey, children arrived in the rolling countryside of Wales, greeted as always with traditional Welsh weather too!

First stop was a visit to St Fagans Welsh heritage village. This was filled with historical buildings, which are remarkably relocated and restored on site. The children were given a demonstration from one man making leather clogs by hand (£80 for a bespoke pair) each of which takes 10 hrs to make! Mr Plow ordered some to teach PE in!! Another man in the mill gave a fantastic historical talk about Anglo-Saxons and the origins of the English language.

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