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]

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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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Coming Soon Wales/Year 6 !

Year 6 are due to be visiting Wales on June 5th.Image result for welsh flag

This is going to be for our last school trip at Holbrook we are going Mountain Climbing, Caving and Canoeing. This will be a hair-raising experience for the children who are going to stay in wooden cabins in the mountains!

We will be travelling by mini-buses or coaches and are looking forward to trying different activities and making new friendships along the way.

[Written by Jake S -dolphins]

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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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]

Maths Morning – from Mrs Landon!

Maths Morning Thursday 30th March 2017

Who knew we had so many clever mathematicians at Holbrook Primary School? Well, we certainly found out during our Maths morning on Thursday.

The children had hand written some very neat invitations asking parents and carers to come in and share ‘how we do maths these days’…. and what a turnout we had! Image result for maths

Some of the teachers spent a very quick half hour showing the parents the different strategies and methods we use to help children understand maths and number system and why we teach their children these methods. I think I could say quite confidently that some parents went away understanding much more how it has changed since we were at school and how they can help their children more at home. Many, many thanks for the show of support – we were slightly surprised but thrilled to see so many of you.

Once this had finished, the parents made their way into class and joined their children as part of the lesson. There was a lot of problem solving going on which certainly challenged some of the adults (teachers included) as well as the children. As usual, there was a lot of talk between everyone which is to be expected when discussing problems and hearing the mathematical language being used was an added bonus.

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