Aderin-Pocock Team Day

Well the BLUE team did it again!

When Mrs Landon arrived back from wherever she had disappeared off to,she was amazed to see everyone working so hard on their creative activities. There was a calm industrious feeling in all the classrooms with children (and adults) all making glittery stars, pine cones and bows so that Aderin-Pocock’s hoops look like a ‘Winter Wonderland’.

Please enjoy them when you come into school to join in our Sing-a-long at the end of term.

The children also learnt how to sign the song too. All in one short morning – how amazing are they?? And the wonderful Mr Moloney was too; singing, dancing and signing all the way through.Mr Burt and Mrs Archer did a fantastic job of tidying up afterwards – ably helped by Alisha and Ruby… you wouldn’t have known anything had been going on…well almost (our classrooms might still be glittery in May!!). A huge thank you should go out to Mrs Shephard and Mrs White who were last seen putting the hoops together..patience of a saint comes to mind!

Not only did the team produce some fantastic artwork and learn how to sign a new song, they also had to contend with a fire practice! They all left the building in a quiet sensible fashion with little noise. This was quite an experience as most people were not where they would normally be but were still able to line up outside quickly and quietly. Well done all.

A big thanks and a pat on the back to all those in Aderin-Pocock – yet another very successful team morning.

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas – have a great time over the holidays…not long left!

[Written by Mrs Landon]

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Good Learners Assembly ~ 24th November

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 included amazing pencil shading work, excellent editing in writing and collaboration with other children too. One child had produced an excellent report on fracking, including a newspaper entry for this too.

At the same time, other writers were awarded certificates for their hard work on improving their vocabulary and for sticking at their work, as well as some gruesome mummification writing too.

Reading certificates were also given out to children for their reading at home

Well done to everyone for their hard work this week! Silver certificates were awarded for Taya, Lauren & Kai (with Kai picking up a Gold one too!) A big thank you to Mr Moloney for his excellent leading of the Makaton Choir too, with their Christmas songs! Thank you to those parents that joined in along the way too! 🙂

Housepoints this week were won byAttenborough (Green) = 536 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) =  498 points

Hawking (Red) = 505 points

Turing (Yellow) = 403 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Penguins Class Assembly – World War 2!

Children from Year 3 Penguins class performed their class assembly this World War Ii Memorialmorning, explaining how World War 2 affected people and places in Britain.

Children explained how they had written diary extracts from the perspective of children affected by the war. They also explained how the allies (Britain’s friends) worked together against Germany during the war, but that many children were still forced into evacuating to the countryside.

Children explained their thinking from different characters and how they might feel when they were being evacuated away from their families. The Penguins also explained the Blitz bombing raids, helping the rest of the school to understand how difficult it must have been to have your food rationed and not have very much to eat.

The Penguins then performed an excellent performance of a traditional World War 2 song from Gracie Fields, as they “left to their work for the day”. A fabulous assembly, filled with information and great examples of work!

Housepoints this week were won byAderin-Pocock (Blue) =  667 points

Attenborough (Green) = 664 points

Hawking (Red) = 662 points

Turing (Yellow) = 583 points

The assembly finished with a great performance of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by the Makaton Choir, with signing supported by the whole school.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Good Learners Assembly ~ Friday 10th November

As part of our Good Learners assembly this week, reading certificates were presented to children who had read at least 25 times over the recent half-term. Well done to these children and a big thank you to all the people at home who have been supporting reading at home!

Good learners were presented for their excellent gymnastics work, great team work in lessons (using our Colla skills) and super efforts across the curriculum. Others received awards for their efforts in writing (producing a very entertaining letter to new neighbours!) and extending their thinking in Maths too.

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‘Full Force’ Planting Poppy Seeds

Our lunchtime club for service children, ‘Full Force’ met up on Friday to welcome a special visitor.
Ruth Wilson from Gosport Discovery Centre came into school to talk to the children about the origin of poppies and how we wear poppies to commemorate service men and women that have been killed in all conflicts to date.

Ruth brought with her some poppy seeds of the ‘Papaver rhoeas’ variety and the children were able to plant these seeds in the pond area where we hope to create our own memorial garden. We look forward to seeing them successfully grow next spring.
We will keep you updated on our rememberance garden as it develops.

[Written by Miss Pullan]

Pelican Science!

Tuesday afternoons are full of science investigation fun in Pelican class!

We have been investigating liquids and evaporation.Related image

The children chose four liquids and considered what makes a fair test. They measured out the liquid and covered one identical one, leaving them  for one week.

The results were exciting!

Written by Mrs Dennett