Those who have not visited Wales, have been taking part in some offsite visits and fun activities back here in Gosport instead.
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]
Hello from Wales!
Today saw children embark on yet more outdoor adventurous pursuits, including a gorge walk and caving. Having slept soundly through the night, children were awoken by fresh bacon sandwiches to fuel their day!
Despite a little more rain (well it wouldn’t be Wales without it!) the children really excelled themselves yet again. During the caving experience, loads of children were delivered “through the postbox” – first class of course! Even when it was dark and the challenges had to be overcome, the children helped each other through and the small and large gaps deep within the caves. The waterfalls were amazing (and extremely cold) but a fantastic time was had by all.
Also today, children had the opportunity to go ‘white-water-rafting’ on their bottoms, in a full and fast flowing river. This exhilarating experience left many of them screaming with laughter – at least the staff think it was laughter – and not outright terror!
Tomorrow, the adventures will continue. It seems that no amount of rain can dampen the Holbrook spirit and the children continue to enjoy their action packed week away from home.
Do keep an eye out for the next update, feel free to leave a comment below to let us know what you think along the way.
Bye for now, from all in the Welsh Valleys!
[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates from Mrs Sivier and Mr Plow]
Those children not going to Wales have embarked on their own adventures this week, beginning with a trip to the Submarine Museum in Gosport.
The day began with a guided tour from a real submariner of HMS Alliance – a World War 2 era submarine. The tour was very interesting and filled with amazing places to see inside the submarine, such as the control room, the engine room, the mess (relaxing area) and the loos! We had to climb and duck through the hatches, stepping over all sorts of items on the floor and exploring what life was like for people living in a submarine.
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Today saw Clownfish class from Year 2 perform their class assembly, based on their learning this term. Children from the class spoke about their work on “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
The children spoke about drawing still life images of flowers and plants, growing runner beans in their greenhouses and their writing on Jack and the Beanstalk!
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This term Year 6 have been learning about an artist called Norval Morriseau.
In art we have been using different materials to draw pictures with wax crayons then we used ink to fill in the empty spaces. You can find more examples of his work by Googling his name. Which is your favourite piece of his work and why – leave a comment below!
[Written by Charlotte C – Digital Leader]
Year 6 have been learning about a new book called Skellig! Have you listened to your child telling you about their day at school? Telling you about their new topic in English? If not then here is some information about their newly favourite topic. Have you got any idea about the book?
This book has been Year 6’s favourite because it is so mysterious (and confusing in some points). Most of the story is related to real life. Year 6 will be continuing this topic to find out more about the book. They have written pieces of work around this topic already.
Hopefully at the end, we will complete another piece of writing based on what we have discovered through the book, but that will be even better and will have more detail!
If you want to have a read yourself, get the book out of the library! Leave a comment below to say what you think of the book so far!
(Written By Keira F ~ Orca)
Holbrook’s Mayor Making Visit – May 2017
Did you see the Team Captains leave Holbrook? Did you notice our ‘Mayor Bear’ badges? Want to fine out more? Then, just keep on reading!
Why were we going?
Holbrook’s wonderful team captains have been given the experience to watch one of our Gosport Council members to be elected as the Mayor of Gosport. On Wednesday 17th of May 2017, Holbrook’s Team Captains (representing Holbrook) traveled with Bedenham’s Team Captains to watch the Mayor Making ceremony of Mrs Batty. How delightful…
It was very rainy by the time we got there! Muddy and wet! We all got wet! Once we entered, we noticed at the back a row of chairs set up for three schools: our federation and another school. In front was two groups, separated with a wide pathway for our future Mayor to walk through. As time went by, more and more people entered and the room was getting crowded. Did I mention the band? While people walked in, a group of music players were playing tunes to occupy the waiting viewers. I had to admit, the wait was pretty boring, but the tunes did lighten me up!
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