Olympian Deji Tobais Visits Holbrook!

This morning, Holbrook was visited by Olympian Deji Tobais, who runs in 100m and 200m sprinting…Image result for deji tobais

He spoke with children about working hard, never giving up and making changes in their lives in order to achieve. He also spoke about the injuries that he has faced over his career, including suffering from meningitis and becoming deaf in one ear, including how he still gave his very best in order to compete in athletics championships.

Deji explained what it takes to be an athlete and the things that you need in order to succeed. Later today, classes will have a chance to take part in PE lessons with Deji to find out more about his athletic skills.

If you would like to, leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of Deji’s visit to our school!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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Harvest Celebration Assembly!

This morning children across the school celebrated Harvest Celebration assembly, with visitors from our local family-church in the nearby No automatic alt text available.community.

The hall tables were filled with a selection of wonderful food, tins and a huge bread centrepiece, which will be donated to a local charity food bank.

The children heard the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 people, using a small amount of food and sharing this with our friends… children then reflected on how they can help people around them and the great support that a small gift (like tins for the foodbank) can make a huge difference to the lives of many families.

For parents who would like to find out more about the Caring Hands Project, or to get involved with the food bank, you can access their Facebook page @ https://en-gb.facebook.com/FamilyChurchBridgemary/

Mr Moloney then presented and lead a fabulous makaton display of “Love Is Easy” with the children joining in along the way!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest celebration – it is hugely appreciated!

Housepoints this week were won by: Attenborough (Green) = 469 points

Hawking (Red) = 413 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 359 points

Turing (Yellow) = 316 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Science Transition at Bridgemary!

Today, those children who will be transitioning onto Bridgemary School next year had the opportunity to take part in a secondary school style Science lesson. 

The first thing the children noticed was that the classroom did not look like the classrooms at primary school and that actually it was more like a laboratory. The teacher made all of the children aware of the safety rules within the classroom before they had the chance to experiment with Bunsen Burners. The children set up, lit and used a Bunsen Burner correctly, which is a dangerous piece of equipment!

They all left feeling extremely excited about becoming scientists at secondary school.

[Written by Miss Trenchard & Dolphins]

Superhero Starfish Assembly!

This morning saw Starfish class perform an amazing assembly based on their topic of SUPERHEROES! Image result for supertato

Filled with brave and interesting heroes from around the world, in movies, comics and on the TV, the children in Starfish class presented their recent work on Supertato.

The children also retold part of the Supertato story, including the rescue of the fruit and vegetables from the Evil Peas!

Characters included Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles and even a giant banana! The children had learned the Makaton signs for “I Need A Hero”, which they performed excellently! If you want to listen to the tune again, click here:

Thank you to Starfish class for a super-hero-tastic assembly! Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly too!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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 3

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]

Trip to the Submarine Museum!

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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