Year 6 are due to be visiting Wales on June 5th.
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]
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!”
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 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!
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.
Continue reading “Maths Morning – from Mrs Landon!”
As part of the “Up for Juniors” key stage 2 project, children were visited today by staff and 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.
Continue reading “University of Portsmouth Visit Holbrook!”
Who would have thought that we had so many blood-thirsty Year 6s! On Thursday 9th February, Open Box Theatre arrived at school and proceeded to share so many interesting and rather bizarre facts about the Vikings.
Continue reading “The Holbrook Vikings Have Landed!”
Staff at the Range welcomed year 3 with open arms to help us with our maths and science work about plants. Penguins spent the morning exploring the outdoor plant selection and had the chance to chat to Luke the garden centre supervisor.
Continue reading “Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!”