Good Learners Assembly – January 26th!

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.

This excellent work included some superb poetry on Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake poem – watch it here! Other children were presented with certificates for their writing of an African folk tale, including using unknown words and not giving up! Some children had even done further writing work at home to consolidate their Year 6 work, showing great dedication. Other children completed writing based on the Piano work in Year 5, while children in KS1 were presented with awards for being welcoming to children from Bedenham who joined pupils for an African drumming concert!

At the same time, other children were awarded certificates for their reading at home…

Bronze Reading Certificates were awarded to: Layla S, Maisie A and Liam H

Silver Reading Certificates were awarded to: William G


Housepoints this week were won byHawking (Red) = 423 points

Attenborough (Green) = 275 points

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Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  375 points

Turing (Yellow) = 325 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]


Keeping Safe with Xmas Tech…

Following liaison with the police we have been asked to continue to inform parents and carers of the resources available to ensure that Christmas technology is sufficiently protected to safeguard children and prevent children accessing or receiving inappropriate content…

I am sure that lots of our children will have received Christmas technology (smart phones / tablet PCs and laptops etc) over the festive break and with this in mind, the Police have asked schools across the county to help parents to access support materials for topics such as adding parental controls

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Good Learners Assembly~ Friday 3rd November

This morning, the school celebrated good learners from across Holbrook, who have shown excellent learning skills in lessons, including the school’s transformers of Resilience, Collaboration, Stickability and Knowing Yourself.

Certificates were presented to children for continuing to stick at their writing, working collaboratively for a joint writing outcome and researching topics outside of school in their own time. Other children received certificates for their careful thinking skills, explaining their thoughts and for their superb work with their phonics. Two children received certificates for their excellent poetry and others were awarded certificates for their success in the recent table tennis ball, game, macrotournament. 

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Turtles Class Assembly!

This morning, Turtles from Year 5 performed their class assembly, reflecting on their work throughout this half-term and the learning and successes along the way.

The children began by explaining their work on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” including writing diaries, using connectives and including paragraphs too.

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Halloween Disco!

A rather deathly spectacle at Holbrook this evening, as children from across the school took part in the Halloween disco! As you can see from the pictures, the costumes were exceptional – a huge thank you to all of the parents (and special FX artists!) who have created such gruesome creations! This made the evening all the more spooky and entertaining!

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Final Celebration Assembly ~ Spirit of Holbrook!

For the final assembly of the year, children across the school celebrated another successful year!

The assembly began with a fantastic makaton performance led by Mr Moloney and his choir with a fantastic rendition of “Love Is Easy” by McFly – if you want to listen to the song you can find it here… If you think you would like to join in with this amazing choir, then pop along to makaton choir next year – it is open to ALL year groups!

Good attendance awards:

These were then given out by Mrs Potter, to a wide selection of children across the school, who have managed to be in school for at least 99% of lessons and learning time. What a fantastic achievement! Well done!

Spirit of Holbrook:

Starfish: Dillan Young: for growing in confidence, being helpful, caring and working hard. He has also been talking more confidently with his friends and has been an excellent artist too!

Clownfish: Lacy Houghton: for being kind, caring and determined, always listening in lessons and often encouraging others in their work too.

LRB1 (Mr Moloney): Samuel Cotterill: Working really hard, showing enthusiasm in all lessons and overcoming difficulties. He is a really conscientious member of the class, offering help to others without being asked.

Angelfish: Callum Smith: for trying exceptionally hard this year, showing resilience and never giving up. He has made huge amounts of progress and continues to try hard in all lessons.

Jellyfish: Katie Blackman: for being an extremely engaged and enthusiastic member of the class, showing excellent progress and working hard in all that she does, with a real thirst for learning.

Penguins: Paula Reimarte-Lozberga: is an actively engaged member of the class, always interested in the curriculum, stretching herself in lessons. She has been role model for the class and should be extremely proud of her efforts this year.

LRB2 (Mrs Sivier): Bethany Punter: Always motivated to learn and pushing herself to move on to new tasks, as well as being a keen baker using her reading and Maths skills along the way.

Hydra: Ruby Anne-Smith: A great role model to others, always listening in class and never giving up. She is a caring member of the class who should be very proud of how she has grown this year.

Harpy: Lily Mae-Robertson: Has made great progress this year and has grown in confidence. She has been offering contributions in lessons and helping others too.

Kraken: Lauren Powell: An impressive attitidue, articulate and curious in all of her learning, including being a considerate member of the class too.

KT5 (Mr Thorns): Katie Cooper: for trying exceptionally hard, thinking about her comments and work and always trying to stretch herself in her work too.

Orca: Natasha Haines: Always chatting to visitors and speaking to others with a great attitude. There is regularly a trail of KS1 pupils behind her, owing to her caring and thoughtful nature.

Dolphin: Lola Feasey: Taking part in school events, especially the school football team, and contributing magnificently to Year 6.

Year 6 Be Your Best Awards!

These were awarded to children for their contributions and efforts in learning, working tirelessly across the school, supporting children and adults along the way. These were awarded to Jake Smith and Moriham Ahmed. A fantastic achievement and they should both be exceptionally proud.

Head Boy & Head Girl:

Thomas Pullan & Evelyn Rosenbrock were voted into their posts by the entire staff team, who will represent the school at local events and work closely with visitors to the school over the coming year too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly – May 18th

Here are the Good Learners from this week…

Well done to everyone – great to hear how you have been achieving the Transformer Qualities this week too…

A huge thank you to all of the parents that also attended this morning, helping to make the event even more special for the children too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

At Holbrook, Everyone Learns to be Their Best…