Whale and Orca Experts Visit Holbrook!

Today, children across Year 5 and 6 were visited by experts from the Orca conservation See the source imagecharity. These experts provided a really interesting insight into their work, looking after and educating people about how best we can support whales, dolphins and orcas.

Children explored food chains, whale lifestyles and watched amazing footage of feeding on krill. You can watch a video of this feeding here

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Children had an opportunity to handle materials from the conservation trust, including baleen plates, sperm whale teeth and a killer-whale tooth too. Children investigated how large these creatures were, using comparisons to everyday objects… for example, a blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car!

A huge thank you to the Orca team for visiting us today and for showing us such a wonderful range of exhibits today and telling us such a fabulous range of information on these creatures… If you want to find out more, visit the orca page here for further information

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Blast Off Music Visits Holbrook!

Today, as part of our music day at Holbrook, children across the school had Related imagean opportunity to take part in orchestra music sessions with Rich from Royal Hospital School, who showed us a range of instruments, their notes and their capabilities in assembly.

Later in the day, children had the chance to play p-bones (a plastic version of a trombone) and a p-buzz as well, joining in with a performance at the end of the day as well.Image result for p buzz free image

We were extremely lucky to have Rich visit us today, sharing his amazing musical skills and sharing this with our school, giving the children an opportunity to share this on a wonderful musical extravaganza!

Let us know what you thought of the day by leaving a comment below!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Deji Tobias Visits Holbrook

What an amazing treat! Last term, Holbrook children met the British sprinter Deji Tobias in a whole school assembly and then had a class P.E lesson with him in the sunshine.

Children and staff alike were impressed with his dedication, sense of humour and down to earth vibe which resulted in a positive and inspirational experience for all. Deji currently competes in both the 100m and 200m sprints and talked about his likes and dislikes about his training regime and races.

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Olympian Deji Tobais Visits Holbrook!

This morning, Holbrook was visited by Olympian Deji Tobais, who runs in 100m and 200m sprinting…Image result for deji tobais

He spoke with children about working hard, never giving up and making changes in their lives in order to achieve. He also spoke about the injuries that he has faced over his career, including suffering from meningitis and becoming deaf in one ear, including how he still gave his very best in order to compete in athletics championships.

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Harvest Celebration Assembly!

This morning children across the school celebrated Harvest Celebration assembly, with visitors from our local family-church in the nearby No automatic alt text available.community.

The hall tables were filled with a selection of wonderful food, tins and a huge bread centrepiece, which will be donated to a local charity food bank.

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Explorer Dome in Year 6!

Today (28th September) Year 6 were visited by Explorer Dome who brought their mobile planetarium to teach us about light. We have been learning about light in our science topic and so we were excited to hear that we would be taking part in a workshop where we played with light and dark, colours of light and different types of lights such as UV.

The effects of light amazed us and we were able to see for ourselves how light travels in straight lines using steam. We will take all of our new knowledge about light into our science lessons where we are making periscopes.

The presenters said “The children at Holbrook Primary School have been great, really enthusiastic and they had some good questions about science!”

Science Transition at Bridgemary!

Today, those children who will be transitioning onto Bridgemary School next year had the opportunity to take part in a secondary school style Science lesson. 

The first thing the children noticed was that the classroom did not look like the classrooms at primary school and that actually it was more like a laboratory. The teacher made all of the children aware of the safety rules within the classroom before they had the chance to experiment with Bunsen Burners. The children set up, lit and used a Bunsen Burner correctly, which is a dangerous piece of equipment!

They all left feeling extremely excited about becoming scientists at secondary school.

[Written by Miss Trenchard & Dolphins]