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.

Deji explained what it takes to be an athlete and the things that you need in order to succeed. Later today, classes will have a chance to take part in PE lessons with Deji to find out more about his athletic skills.

If you would like to, leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of Deji’s visit to our school!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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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.

The children heard the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 people, using a small amount of food and sharing this with our friends… children then reflected on how they can help people around them and the great support that a small gift (like tins for the foodbank) can make a huge difference to the lives of many families.

For parents who would like to find out more about the Caring Hands Project, or to get involved with the food bank, you can access their Facebook page @ https://en-gb.facebook.com/FamilyChurchBridgemary/

Mr Moloney then presented and lead a fabulous makaton display of “Love Is Easy” with the children joining in along the way!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest celebration – it is hugely appreciated!

Housepoints this week were won by: Attenborough (Green) = 469 points

Hawking (Red) = 413 points

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 359 points

Turing (Yellow) = 316 points

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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]

Mayor Making – Team Captain’s Visit!

                         Holbrook’s Mayor Making Visit – May 2017

Did you see the Team Captains leave Holbrook? Did you notice our ‘Mayor Bear’ badges? Want to fine out more? Then, just keep on reading!

Why were we going?

Holbrook’s wonderful team captains have been given the experience to watch one of our Gosport Council members to be elected as the Mayor of Gosport. On Wednesday 17th of May 2017, Holbrook’s Team Captains (representing Holbrook) traveled with Bedenham’s Team Captains to watch the Mayor Making ceremony of Mrs Batty. How delightful…

The Ceremony:

It was very rainy by the time we got there! Muddy and wet! We all got wet! Once we entered, we noticed at the back a row of chairs set up for three schools: our federation and another school. In front was two groups, separated with a wide pathway for our future Mayor to walk through. As time went by, more and more people entered and the room was getting crowded. Did I mention the band? While people walked in, a group of music players were playing tunes to occupy the waiting viewers. I had to admit, the wait was pretty boring, but the tunes did lighten me up!

  

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Hampshire Music Taster Assembly!

As part of the Hampshire Music workshops, this morning’s assembly was filled with the sound of buzzing, whirring and musical notes as two teachers from Hampshire Music Service entertained, amused and informed children across the school with their musical talents!

Using real instruments (as well as hosepipes and funnels) the staff played a whole host of different tunes. Learning about woodwind and brass instruments, pupils learnt their names and also how they worked too. This included how to change the pitch on the instruments, from low notes of the French horn to higher pitches on the flute!

Famous tunes being played included Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast and Pink Panther, showing off exactly what these amazing instruments could do!

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly and the fantastic music being shown!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Maths Morning – from Mrs Landon!

Maths Morning Thursday 30th March 2017

Who knew we had so many clever mathematicians at Holbrook Primary School? Well, we certainly found out during our Maths morning on Thursday.

The children had hand written some very neat invitations asking parents and carers to come in and share ‘how we do maths these days’…. and what a turnout we had! Image result for maths

Some of the teachers spent a very quick half hour showing the parents the different strategies and methods we use to help children understand maths and number system and why we teach their children these methods. I think I could say quite confidently that some parents went away understanding much more how it has changed since we were at school and how they can help their children more at home. Many, many thanks for the show of support – we were slightly surprised but thrilled to see so many of you.

Once this had finished, the parents made their way into class and joined their children as part of the lesson. There was a lot of problem solving going on which certainly challenged some of the adults (teachers included) as well as the children. As usual, there was a lot of talk between everyone which is to be expected when discussing problems and hearing the mathematical language being used was an added bonus.

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Rainbow Inclusion Day – Sing, Dance, Include…

As part of the school’s ongoing celebration of the diversity here at Holbrook (including our recently awarded IQM inclusion mark) the school devoted an entire day to Rainbow Inclusion Day. Staff and children dressed up for the event in rainbow colours, sporting all kinds of weird and wacky outfits, while a great cake sale was held at breaktime with some of the most intricately decorated and wonderfully coloured cakes you could imagine!

Fully fuelled with delicious cake, a special assembly was then held for the entire school, where we were also joined by the Makaton signing choir from Osborne Special School in Winchester. Their school students can be seen performing here, with Mr Moloney and Mrs Sivier accompanying them!

Children at Holbrook then performed their own songs, using Makaton signing along with the lyrics…

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