Newsletter April 2015 - Holt House Infant School

April 2015
In our assembly
this week we have been
talking about the coming
general election. To help
the children understand
this important democratic process we are going to hold
our own Holt House election. As there are six classes
there are six vacancies for Holt House members of
parliament. However there doesn’t have to be one MP
elected from each class. Children can vote for children
from other classes to represent them, just like adults
can vote for candidates from any party. If it turns out
that more children are elected from one class than
another, then that class will have a majority in the Holt
House parliament, just as a political party does in the
House of Commons.
Any child can stand for election but they will need to be
willing to stand up in assembly and say three things:
what they want to do; how they will do it and why they
should be elected. The children have been given this
example today:
“I want the children at Holt House to have more things
to play with at morning break. I will organise a
sponsored skip to raise money to buy new play things.
You should vote for me because you can trust me and
rely on me to do what I have promised.”
These hustings are being held in school in assembly
once a week until Election Day on 7 May, starting on
Tuesday 21 April. If there are lots of children who want
to stand for election then classes will vote for
candidates that they would like to put forward to stand
for our parliament.
Please ask your child if they are interested in standing
for election and support them in helping to work out
their ideas about what they want to do, how they are
going to do it and why others should vote for them. If
any child wants to get really involved and put up
posters or distribute leaflets, then see Mrs Haynes.
Easter Hat Competition
Thank you for helping your children make such lovely
hats. They were all brilliant and in so many different
ways. The competition was judged by Mrs Copley, who
is one of our governors and she had a very difficult job.
Congratulations to the prize winners who were:
Edwin, Mya & Amir (Rhinos); Jana, Charlie & Phoebe
(Magpies); Hafsa Islam, Harry & Hafsa Imran (Koalas);
Jasper, Keyaan & Polly (Swans); Haider, Amira & Frank
(Hedgehogs); Aamina, Easa & Oliver (Honey Bees);
Anish, Noor & Erno (Pre-School).
Green Day
Friday 1 May is Green Day.
Children can wear green clothes
to school instead of uniform.
They will be learning about
green issues, such as re-cycling
and taking part in tidying up our school or planting in
the outdoor learning areas. All parents and carers are
welcome to drop in any time up to 2.30pm to join in
with Green Day.
Walk to School Week 18 – 22 May
Please help your child to be
healthy and active, as well as
reducing pollution by walking to
school every day in this week. If
you really cannot walk to school
then Park and Stride. Children
will get a sticker or a stamp on the class chart every day
they manage this.
KS1 Picnic Time
Taylor Shaw, our school dinner provider, is providing
paper ‘grab bags’ for children who order sandwiches, so
that they can eat them outside when the weather is
fine. It’s really good that there is this option, so we can
keep our summer picnics. (Reception children stay
indoors to have more support with their lunches.)
The Summer Fair is coming soon!
The Summer Fair is on Fri 12 June 2.30 - 5.30pm. More
details will follow in the next few weeks.
Other Dates
Mon 4 May: School closed for May Bank Holiday
25 - 29 May: Half term holiday
Mon 1 June: School CLOSED for staff training
Please let us know your views or queries – write in the home
school diary, use our website feedback page or catch one of
us on the door one morning.
with best wishes – Mrs Haynes