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]

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Good Learners – Friday 29th September…

This week’s Good Learner’s Assembly saw children

across the school receive awards for the positive learning behaviours – Collaboration, Resilience, Knowing Themselves and Sticking with their work.

Children were awarded certificates for their excellent teamwork, being a role model and working hard in lessons. Others received awards for improvements in their attitudes, giving reasons for their thinking and making links between books that they have read. Children in the upper school had demonstrated excellent writing in their English lessons.

 

A big thank you also to Mr Moloney who led the signing of “Love Is Easy” with the whole school. If you are interested in joining Makaton Choir let Mr Moloney know next week…

TeamPoints this week were won by: Hawking (Red) = 609

Turing (Yellow) = 360

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 442

Attenborough (Green) = 593

This afternoon is Team-Day-Afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on what exciting events the teams have been up to this week.

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners – Friday 22nd September

This week, Good Learners were chosen from across the school, for a whole range of wonderful learning and work this week. Children were presented with certificates and awards for work across the curriculum, including building periscopes in Science and amazing efforts. Other children were presented with excellent achievement awards for their writing in English, using different openers and detailed descriptions.

Other pupils were awarded certificates for their superb artwork – with a great dinosaur picture too. Others had selected information from the text, working tirelessly on forming accurate and well thought out answers.

Team Points this week were won by: Hawking = 567

Attenborough = 539

Turing = 512

Aderin-Pocock = 514

Next Friday afternoon will be TeamDay Afternoon – with all of the new teams working on their Scientist & Mathematician with fun learning activities in the afternoon!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly… Friday 15th September…

As our first full week back at Holbrook draws to a close, the school  celebrated Good Learners from across the school – for their excellent achievements of the key Transformer Learning Powers… Collaboration, Resilience, Stickability and Knowing Yourself.

Children were presented with awards for working with other children, guiding others and helping them to achieve. This included using sentences, adjectives, great Maths work and using conjunctions effectively.

TeamPoints this week were won by: Turing (Yellow) = 339

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 307

Attenborough (Green) = 314

Hawking (Red) = 303

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[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]

Wales Adventure – Final Update 4!

Hello once again from Wales!

Yesterday saw groups tackle canoeing and mountaineering (making sure that everyone has had a chance over the week to do both amazing experiences) and the weather has continued to be “challenging”!

On the final full day of activities, children faced 50mph winds and torrential rain at 840 feet up the mountain! Clinging to bilberry plants on hands and knees, the children fantastically scaled the near vertical climb to reach the summit. Having survived, all then refuelled under an emergency shelter, while Mrs Shephard and Mrs Rattray lit a BBQ outside (as they couldn’t manage the claustrophobic conditions!). Further into the descent back down, Mrs Shephard fell over and rolled stylishly (like a commando-telly-tubby) in oversized waterproofs inflated by the wind – not her wind we might add. This group then faced a 1 mile walk through the abandoned railway tunnel through the hillside and a great time was had by all.

Meanwhile, Mrs Landon’s canoe group excelled at zig-zagging while travelling over the aqueduct. Mrs Landon then got stuck attempting to get out of her canoe, when her buoyancy aid became hooked on a branch (alas, we have not photos of this comedy moment!). Not to be put off, Mrs Landon continued by project managing the entire loading of canoes…. we fear that her poorly finger may have prevented her from lifting them.

The talent show last night ended a fantastic week. A special mention must go to Jenny L, who sang an amazing solo musical diary of her week in Wales. Very brave, exceptionally talented and captivated everyone. It was a very emotional performance too….

What a day – the children continue to impress everyone. A superb week for the Year 6’s – they have all shown excellent determination and collaboration to achieve, overcoming enormous personal hurdles along the way.

We all hope that the Blogs have been useful in giving everyone a small insight into life away from Holbrook at the residential. Thank you for all of your comments, feel free to continue leaving them below – we always love to hear what you think.

A final goodbye to everyone, from all in the Welsh Valleys. We shall see you all later today!

[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates from Mrs Sivier & Mr Plow]