Holbrook Christmas Singing 2018!

This morning, the hall was filled with the sound of singing, as classes across the school performed a selection of Christmas songs. Parents and friends packed the hall and it was wonderful to see so many relatives coming along, making the event even more special for the children this morning.Image result for singing

Dolphins gave a tear jerking rendition of “Somewhere Only We Know” – several tissues were needed afterwards.

Manta Ray performed a trouser splitting performance of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” much to the amusement of the watching audience.

Orcas then gave a wonderfully sung performance of “When Christmas Comes to Town” which was well received by all.

The whole of KS2 then joined in well known classics such as “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday!

Polar Bears sang a tuneful performance of “Last Christmas” which again was listened to and appreciated by all.

Sea Otters managed to keep up with the quick pace of the “Jingle Bell Rock” including actions along the way too!

Penguins then sang “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” accompanied by finger saxophone playing as well!

Finally, children across the Key Stage ended with a finale performance of “Snow Is Falling” including Makaton signing, which has so often been seen during our musical performances!

A huge thank you to all of the many parents who turned up (and sang along too!) Despite being nervous, the children did you all and the school proud.

We are looking forward to next year already! Enjoy the Christmas break…

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Good Learners Assembly ~ December 14th

During today’s assembly, children across the school were presented with awards for their hard work in lessons across the curriculum.

Reading Certificates were awarded to Mia, Kevin W, Mia H, Keira W, Cameron T, Josh S, Abigail G, Alfie L, Riley J, Layla S, Kayleigh C, Owen P, Tom F, Imogen H, Honey P, Mia W, Imogen H, John N, Ben C & Callum W. Well done and keep up the reading at home over the holidays too!

Children were commended for their efforts for being a Good Learner, including their hard work in Maths including perseverance and resilience . Others were praised for their determination to succeed, even without English as their first language. Other children were awarded certificates for being pleasant members of the class, hard workers and for sharing their knowledge with their friends. Some pupils were also commended for their hard work with Makaton signing, as well as helping their friends to understand these signs too. Pupils from the upper school were also selected for their hard work in keeping up with the challenge of their peers and improving their understanding too.

There was also a fabulous rendition of “True Colours” using Makaton signing as well – if you would like to practice the song, then click here!

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Team points this week were won byTuring (Yellow) =  361 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  319 points

Hawking (Red) = 265  points

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Attenborough (Green) =  348 points

The OVERALL House Points Winner for this term was Attenborough (Green) who will be wearing their non-school uniform on the first day back after Christmas!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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.

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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.

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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]