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]
Today saw children from Angelfish in Year 1 perform their class assembly. The children did a fantastic performance of a singing and dancing introduction to their assembly on Africa, including actions too! Mr Moloney has also been helping Miss Pullan with the dancing and singing to “Waka Waka” by Shakira and “Roar” by Katy Perry… if you would like to listen to the Waka Waka music again, click here:
During the assembly, the children spoke about different animals from around the world, which they have been working on in class. Other children spoke about what animals eat and how they travel around. They also spoke about their trip to Marwell Zoo and the different animals that they saw there.
Well done to everyone for a fantastic assembly! Leave a comment below to let us know what you think.
[Written by Mr Thorns]
Another hello from Wales!
The second day has seen children tackle a range of adventurous activities, including dam building (while actually standing in the river) and an attempt at crossing the stream using team work! The weather had just about held for such events!
Other activities have included a very windy and perilous walk through a pitch black tunnel, with only sticks to scrape the wall as a guide. Some parts were steep and very hard work indeed. Canoe group had an amazing day, seeing ducklings, cygnets, several narrowboats with friendly people and even navigated a lock along the way – great teamwork!
The weather today has been mostly overcast, with the usual splattering of showers and downpours along the way – however, all are still in good spirits and the children are taking it all in their stride, pushing and challenging themselves too! Dinner was burgers, served with cous cous and homemade coleslaw, which was devoured by all!
Tomorrow should hopefully include caving, but it depends on the water-levels following the recent downpours, time shall tell! Keep an eye on the Blogs for the next update and leave a comment below to let us know what you think! Bye for now, from all in the Welsh Valleys!
[Written by Mr Thorns ~ with updates (and pics) from Mrs Sivier and Mr Plow]
Over the last 2 years, Year 6 have been volunteering and giving up their lunch breaks to organise sports and games activities for the rest of the school.
Continue reading “Year 6 Holbrook Hero!”
On Tuesday 16 may 2017, Year 6 went on an adventure to Moors Valley Country park. It was an amazing experience and I would defiantly recommend families to go and take their dogs for a walk. We had an amazing, unforgettable day. We learnt how to use a map, did relay races and also took part in orienteering.
Continue reading “Awesome Adventure Trip To Moors Valley!”
Year 6 are due to be visiting Wales on June 5th.
This is going to be for our last school trip at Holbrook we are going Mountain Climbing, Caving and Canoeing. This will be a hair-raising experience for the children who are going to stay in wooden cabins in the mountains!
We will be travelling by mini-buses or coaches and are looking forward to trying different activities and making new friendships along the way.
[Written by Jake S -dolphins]