March 2015 No 7 - Hollycombe Primary School

Hollycombe School Newsletter 7
February 2015
Welcome back and I hope you all had a very
enjoyable break.
Thank you to the HPA for a lively Valentines
disco before half term. The children had lots
of fun and there were some fantastic moves on
the dance floor!
Sarah Noble—As part of Sarah’s training she
must spend some time teaching at another
school and is presently at Liphook Infant
School. Sarah will be back with us after
Poetry Recital - Final
Friday 6th March at 1.30pm
Thank you for all the entries to the Poetry Recital Competition. We are thrilled to announce
that we have two independent judges coming
to the event on Friday 6th March: Tim O’Kelly,
owner of One Tree Books in Petersfield and
Jacqui Woodhams, Governor and Milland Parish councillor.
World Book Day—Vouchers
As part of World Book Day every child will receive
a voucher which entitles the child to One Free £1
World Book Day book or to £1 off a book or audio book worth £2.99 or more in participating
bookshops. A voucher for your child/children is
being sent home which is valid from
2nd to 29th March.
** Tim will be bringing some books with him
on Friday that the children may use their
vouchers for.**
Dress Rehearsal Friday 20th March
Concert for Parents Monday 23rd March at 2pm and
Wednesday 25th March at 6pm
Look out for a letter from the office coming home
shortly to parents in Spring & Summer Class about
applying for tickets.
Parent Consultations - 3.3.15 and 5.3.15
Reunion Day for Past Pupils - 21st March at Redford Hall
Red Nose Day—13.3.2015—Red & White
HPA Non Uniform Day—20.3.2015
Early Years & Key Stage 1 Production - 23.3.15 and 25.3.15
Easter Fair - 26.3.2015
Last Day of Term - 27.3.15
Start of Summer Term - 13.4.15
Clubs start w/c 20.4.15
Music Assembly—24.4.15
School Photos - 27.4.15
Half Term - 25.5.15 to 28.5.15
Sports Day - 12.6.15
Reserve Sports day - 19.6.15
HPA Summer Fair - 4.7.15
KS2 Production - 10.7.15
Whole School Transition Day - 17.7.15
Last day of Term for Pupils - 22.7.15
Inset Day - 23.7.15
Inset Day 3.9.15 & 4.9.15
Parent Consultations this term
Tuesday 3rd March 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Thursday 5th March 3.30pm to 6.00pm
The staff have worked out all the appointments
for these and have returned slips to parents confirming time(s)/dates.
Preparation for the Summer Term
Afternoon Friday 20th March
(continuing until 4.15pm)
Can you help?
There are various jobs to do round the
school garden in preparation for the
Summer Term.
Please let the School Office know.
TOPICS for this Half Term
Spring Class
Summer Class
Autumn Class
Winter Class
Percy the Park Keeper
Around the World
Letters coming from teachers shortly with details.
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The Sally Dreckmann Award
for Effort and Attitude
This is awarded on a half termly basis for
consistent effort and attitude in the half term. A child from
each Year Group is nominated by staff and an overall winner of
the award discussed and agreed.
Year 1:
Year 2:
Year 3:
Year 4:
Year 5:
Year 6:
Emily Hodson
Emilia Panic
Connie Cook
Kate Smith
Tom Williams
Jessica Smith-Hampton
Robert Buller
Overall Winner: Robert Buller
Well done to all of them.
What’s happening this half of term?
Stomp—Friday 27th February. There will be workshops taking place all day for all the children to participate.
Dance Festival - 10th March at MRC for Dance club.
Year 4 will be visiting The Royal School for a performing arts day next week.
Some of Year 5 will attend a day of Choral Workshops at Christ’s Hospital towards the end of term.
A team from Winter Class will take part in the Rother Valley Debating Competition at MRC.
Spring & Summer Classes will have a visit from Graham Cornick from Hydestile to talk about woodland
animals and bringing a selection of small animals
and birds.
The prefect awards have been made to:
Thank you to Robert Buller and Lara Barwick for
being wonderful Prefects before half term. They
made prefect awards to:
Jessie Theobald & Elsa Lambot—for helping them
with becoming prefects.
Eliza Williams—for always thinking through ideas
and having a go.
Alezandro Harding Wray—for settling in very well
at Hollycombe.
Isabelle Sear—for always singing really well and
Daisy Appleton—for always being cheerful and
paying full attention in assemblies.
Winter Class - for a really great Class Assembly
trip around the world visiting Cairo, Beijing, Brisbane, Buenos Aires and New York finding out
about different cultures, language, geography and
Our Prefects for this half term are:
John Pretorius & Lauren Wright
Well done to the following children who have
gained their Gym Badges at Denise Ogilvie’s Gym
Badge 8: Thomas Quinnell
Badge 7: Martha Colwood and William Quinnell
Badge 2: Edie Carruthers
On Friday 13th February the whole school enjoyed a mufti-cultural arts day. The children had
the opportunity to work in house teams. Wey House created safari art in Spring Class and Lavant House produced art with a Mexican theme in Summer Class. In Autumn Class, Rother
found out about aboriginal art and created dot paintings. Arun House, working together in Winter Class, looked at artwork by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, to inspire their own paintings and drawings. The children found out lots about the cultures of the places they focussed
on, as well as producing a range of different art work across the school. The work will be displayed over the coming weeks. (Pictures of each house at work on Page 4.)
Family Forest School Saturday 7th March
Mrs Taylor received a good response to her letter
about running a Family Forest Schools Saturday.
She will write separately to all those who replied
to confirm the date and further details.
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Photographs of School Events
Please do come and see the displays above the
Library shelves that Mrs Hawkes has put together covering various events children from
the school have attended.
The Office also tries hard to get the local paper in (The Liphook Herald in most cases) to
take photographs of assemblies and other
events in school. We don’t always manage to
get the paper—if you do, perhaps you could
bring it in so we can keep a copy here.
Red Nose Day—13th March
On Red Nose Day, Friday 13th March, the
children are dressing up in red as usual, with a
donation of £1 towards the cause.
The School Council and Winter Class are also
organising mini fund-raising activities. These
will take place during the school day, with a
cake sale after school.
Children will need to bring small change to
school if they would like to join in and help raise
more money for the appeal. Activities include a
raffle and a Guess the Baby Competition, and
will cost 20p to enter each event. There will
also be a raffle.
HPA—News and Dates
Thank you to all the parents who helped at the Valentine’s Disco – and for all who volunteered. A big thank you to all
the children for supporting the event and behaving so well, and last but certainly not least – a huge thank you to Charlene Smail and Karen Williams for painting the children’s faces throughout the disco.
Wednesday 4th March - The HPA will be holding an after school sale of drinks, crisps, sweets and reflective
bags (fantastic battery operated flashing light bags ideal for cyclists and walkers – usually retail at £17.95 – available
at a bargain price of £6 each – check out for further details).
There will be a dress down day on Friday 13 March where children (and teachers) are invited to wear Red and
White to raise vital funds for Comic Relief. Please show your support and donate £1 or more!
On Friday 20 March there will be a dress down day in aid of the Easter Fair – children are asked to donate a
Chocolate Easter Egg for the Egg Tombola at the Easter Fair.
Easter Fair – Thursday 26th March – 3.15pm – 4.30pm. The committee are arranging a fun filled
range of activities and delicious treats – so please come and enjoy the Fair. There will be further details to follow regarding the decorate an egg competition. As with all events – the HPA heavily reply upon volunteers to help run the
stalls and a request for help will be circulated shortly – so please do sign up and get involved – it’s great fun!
There will be a Family Sponsored Walk taking place during May, in Milland. Refreshments will be available at the
event. Claire Beattie is organising this and further details will follow shortly.
Summer Fair – Saturday 4th July – 12pm – 3pm. The HPA will be arranging lots of activities and stalls
– please save the date and spread the word to your family and friends!
If anyone is interested in having a stall at the Easter or Summer Fair, please contact the HPA – there will be
a £10 charge which is payable prior to the event.
The HPA will be looking for sponsorship and donations for the Silent Auction and raffle for the Summer
Fair. If any parents would like to help the HPA with this, please let us know.
Many thanks from the HPA Committee for your help and support.
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Wey’s African Safari Art
Rother House planning their Australian Aboriginal Dot Paintings
Lavant House working on their
Mexican Street Art
Arun House
Japanese Paintings - The Wave
Winter Class during their
STOMP Workshop