A Great Start to Year 5/6 ~ Autumn Newsletter Update!

It has been a busy but hugely productive start to the year for children in Year 5 and 6, working hard to develop their skills in English and Maths as well as in a whole range of other curriculum subjects.

Children have completed excellent work this half-term on our story “Wolf Brother” in English, and we know that several children have already purchased the second installment of the series… if you would like to buy this (possible Christmas present!) click the link here:

In Maths, pupils have been working on number, place value and improving their skills in their work on shape, area and perimeter too. In Science, children have been working on “Sound”, making string telephones and including a fantastic trip to Winchester Science Museum too.

In Art, children have been working on some fantastic 3D artwork, based on the work of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures.

In P.E, children in Year 5 have been improving their swimming skills, whilst Year 6 have been working on developing their cricket skills – including a very successful tournament with our Federated School!

Next half-term, children will be working on a new text in English, which will be “Boy in the Tower” an exciting apocalyptic tale! In Maths, we will be tackling fractions and measures, including some work on money too. In DT, we will be working on Bridge-Building, using our new learning about New York to assist with this, which will be our work in Georgraphy this half-term.

Thank you for all your hard work this half-term, keep up your efforts next half-term too.Image result for the boy in the tower

[Written by Mr Thorns and the Year 6 team]

Harvest Festival Assembly ~ Caring Hands

Today in assembly, the hall was filled with generous donations from children and parents across our school community, who have been donating Image result for caring hands charityproduce and goods to our school, so that we can pass this on to the Caring Hands Charity. This is to help people in our local area who have less than we do. If you would like to find out more about this charity, look at their website here

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Good Learners Assembly~ Friday 5th October

This week, children across the school were presented with awards

for their hard work in a range of subjects, including fantastic collaboration with other children, working hard to improve their writing and topic work and with others forming their letters correctly.

Other children were awarded certificates for their excellent handwriting, determination to succeed and their positive work in English, Maths and Topic sessions! We also saw excellent homework and learning from outside of the classroom too, with a brilliant poster on the Egyptian Pharaohs too.

Bronze Reading Certificates (for 25 reads) were presented to: Frankie H, Declan S and Ben C!

The Assembly finished with a fantastic rendition of “Make Your Own Kinda Music” by Paloma Faith, with signing and singing led by Mr Moloney and Mrs Sivier! Well done to all the children that have done so well learning the signs too.


Team points this week were won byTuring (Yellow) = 848 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 735 points

Hawking (Red) =  606 points

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Attenborough (Green) = 705 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Year 5 & 6 Information (PowerPoint)

Thank you to the many parents who attended the information afternoon for Year 5 & 6…

Please find attached the notes from the event. Should you require a paper copy of these please do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me via the school office.

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Mr Thorns and the Year 6 team.

Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 28th Sept

This week, children across the school were presented with awards

for their hard work in a range of subjects, including fantastic problem solving in Maths, rising to the challenge of Year 5/6 and excellence in knowing how to improve across the curriculum.

Other pupils were praised for their contributions to class, for their stickability to tasks and outstanding attitudes to learning as well.

This was followed by a great rendition of “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Mr Maloney and his Makaton Choir, which was beautifully performed too.



Team points this week were won byAttenborough (Green) = 789 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 780 points

Hawking (Red) =  492 points

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Turing (Yellow) =  628  points


[Written by Mr Thorns]

Newsletter ~ Year 5 Summer 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

This is our last blog of the school year and it is a celebration of all the wonderful things that your children have achieved with us.

Well done to the Year 6 children who showed great resilience and determination during the recent SATs and were rewarded with fantastic results. They were the best results of the last 3 years! From this great starting point, they will continue to make good progress in their secondary schools. We wish them success in all of their future endeavours.

The end of the year is always a time to say goodbye, not only to children who are leaving us but also to members of staff who are moving on to new challenges. This year, we are saying goodbye to Mr Burt, Mrs Webber, Mrs Audus and Mrs Righini-Nisbet. They have all played a key role in your children’s lives and we wish them well. Continue reading “Newsletter ~ Year 5 Summer 2018”

Final Celebration Assembly!

This week, children across Holbrook were awarded certificates, medals and Image result for trophyawards for their excellent work and efforts across the curriculum. These pupils have embodied the spirit of Holbrook, working tirelessly, improving and always showing great determination to succeed.

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