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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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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Book Week Year Six!

During book week, Year 6 studied Anthony Browne’s Image result for voices in the parkfamous picture book ‘Voices in the Park’. Did you know that Anthony Browne is his own illustrator? This is because Browne believes a lot of the story can be told through pictures. As detectives, we searched for many clues in his illustrations to find out more about the characters.

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Starfish Visit Bedenham!

On Wednesday 1st March, we went to Bedenham to take part in ‘Fedaread’ activities. We had great fun playing rhyming games and making up our own stories using props. We also had some free time to explore the inside and outside provision.

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[Written by Mrs Messem & Mrs Stickler]

Makaton Magic Mesmerises the Children at Holbrook!

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Children in both Key stage 1 and 2 have now started to develop their Makaton signing skills as we prepare for our ‘Colours of Inclusion day’. On Friday 31st March children will be celebrating the fantastic Inclusive ethos of our school by participating in classroom activities, a signing and singing performance and a yummy cake sale!

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