Wales Update Number 1!

Hello from sunny Wales!

Apologies to all for the late update, the signal appears to be treacherous out there today, so staff have struggled to email through – let us hope it is only

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a brief glitch!

The children have arrived safely in the beauty of the Welsh countryside. Settling in activities including kit issuing, getting to know the site and then an adventurous walk around the site.

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After a restful night’s sleep and settling into their accomodation, the children ate a hearty breakfast before setting off on their first adventure. This morning, children and staff have embarked on a mountain walk (which is as tricky and arduous as it is immensely rewarding and fun too!) while other groups are exploring the local caves and the surrounding waterfall.

Keep an eye out for future updates, once we receive more information from the group too!

Goodbye for now, from all in Wales!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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The Fabulous Flowering Fairy Garden!

The whole of Y1 have been busy preparing for our fairy garden. They have been designing and making structures and beautiful accessories. They have included fairy houses, mushrooms, gates, ponds, bridges and much more. They have also planted some amazing seeds including chives, radish, cress and some weird wiggly plants???

Please ask them the parts of a plant we have been learning about in topic.

Please come and have a look at the fairy garden in our conservatory.

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[Written by Mrs Ginn]

Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th June

Today, children across the school celebrated their achievements, with the Reception classes joining us too for their first celebration assembly today.

Great ideas from children in Year 2 with their English writing, while other children were awarded praise for their hard work in sessions supporting other learners along the way. Some children were rewarded for their efforts in classroom, while others celebrated their determination to attend school, even when feeling a little under the weather!

Alongside this, children were praised for their hard work on difficult topics such as time and digital clock work, as well as applying themselves to a range of lessons across the curriculum. Year R children received celebration praise for their kind work with others, not giving up and choosing sensible learning along the way! Year 5 pupils also received praise for their new work using the online “Third Space” Maths learning programme.

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Celebration Assembly ~ Friday 25.5.2018

This week, staff from across the school presented awards to children who had show excellent use of the Holbrook Transformers. Some were awarded praise for their efforts with others (Colla), for their own self-knowledge of themselves (Kit Young), their resilience in times of difficult work (Resi) and their excellent stick-ability (Magna).

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What have we been up to in KS1!?

We had a wonderful time on our adventure last week. The children enjoyed our imaginary airplane journeys to Antarctica and Africa and luckily there wasn’t too much air turbulence! Look at the fun that we had. Which place did your child enjoy visiting the most?

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Good Learners Assembly ~ 23rd March

This week, children across Holbrook received awards for their hard work in  subjects across the curriculum. A big thank you to all of the parents who came along to good learners today, to make the event even more special for the children.

Some children were awarded certificates for their work in English, including excellent resilience with handwriting – as well as a special award for always giving their best in all subjects.

Others were presented with certificates for their History writing about their trip to Hampton Court Palace. Fabulous artwork was displayed, including “castle in the sun” while another pupil was rewarded for their excellent Grizzly Bear research homework too.

Reading Champion Certificates were awarded to: Layton W (this comes with a gift voucher too!)

Bronze Reading Certificates were awarded to: Kayleigh C, Jessica D, Alfie L, Lucas, Hannah, Jasmine H-B, Brooke O

Silver Reading Certificates were awarded to: Ruby S, Tom F, Talia, Lucas

Gold Reading Certificates were awarded to: Ruby S, Tobias H, Kevin W, Ben C

Platinum Reading Certificates were awarded to: Ryder J, Kai W, Katie B, Honey P

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Housepoints this week were won byHawking (Red) =  522 points

Attenborough (Green) =  216 points

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Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =   348 points

Turing (Yellow) =  243 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Our busy week in Angelfish

Dear Parents,

What a busy week we have had this week! On Thursday we became knights in training and completed several training activities including jousting, shooting a bow and arrow, rescuing people, practising our sword skills and horse riding skills and doing medieval dancing. We also had a visit from the fire service who taught us all about fire safety and other ways to keep safe. The children got to go in the fire engine and everyone got to have a go at using the hose to put out a pretend fire. On Friday we went to Porchester Castle. We are so proud of how well the children behaved, how resilient they were at coping with the cold weather and how brave they were going all the way to the top of the castle keep. They were true Holbrook heroes! We have our class assembly next Friday where we will be sharing what we have been learning in this topic and some more photos from our school trip. We hope to see you there.

Thank you,

Angelfish Class