Over the half term holiday we had a fun fundraising activity which was suggested by a parent. We gave out a bottle to every Holly Park family to fill your small change. Our team of coin counters spent two whole mornings counting the change that children collected in bottles and an amazing £1343.46 has been raised for the school. Six classes (Mulberry, Cedar, Sycamore, Rowan, Elm and Hazel) raised more than £100 and the winner was Mulberry with a huge total of £194.77.
Royal Mail’s Christmas Stamp Design Competition 2017
Even though it is only February, but the Royal Mail have already sent out information about their competition for next Christmas. Children have brought home a template to design a stamp for Christmas. There are instructions on the sheet. The sheet must have the child’s age and it must also be signed by a parent. The winning designs will be approved by Her Majesty The Queen. There are great prizes available. Entries must be returned to Holly Park by Friday 3rd March. A great activity to do over half term!
BBC Radio 2: 500 Words competition
BBC Radio 2 is currently running its annual creative writing competition. Last year a number of our pupils entered this competition. The judges will be looking for creativity, originality and enjoyment so this is a great opportunity to encourage these features. This competition is open to all of KS2, so we would like as many children to enter. You may choose to have a go over half term as the deadline is 7:00pm on Thursday 23rd February. Here is a link to the website, which has lots of ideas and inspiration. You will need to submit your child’s story by creating a submission profile. Please ask your child to bring a hard copy of their story as we would love to read the stories. Good luck!
Mayor of London Competition – Fourth Plinth Schools Awards 2017
This is a chance for schools to get creative and produce a work of art inspired by the contemporary art commissions for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. The children are required to submit a drawing, painting, collage, digital design or sculpture of what they think should go on the Fourth Plinth. The deadline to get any entries to the school is by Friday 3rd March. There are winners and runners up prizes for the age categories 5-7 years and 8-11 years as well as prizes for the best work from each borough. There will be a presentation ceremony at City Hall and all winning entries will appear in an exhibition.
A Book in a Box
Put together a book in a box. Take a shoe box, jar or other box and put in it lots of objects, pictures, speech bubbles etc about the story. E.g A book box of Cinderella could contain a crown, a silver slipper, a wand, a pumpkin, a picture of a mouse, a doll’s beautiful dress and an invitation. Entries have closed and the winner will get a £5 voucher to spend at the book fair.
Look at some of our amazing entries:
Design a Healthy Packed Lunch Competition
At Holly Park we are trying to be more healthy and have been teaching the children about the importance of exercise, drinking water and making the right food choices.
Here are some of the entries we had for the Healthy Packed Lunch competition:
Summer challenge 2016
Over the summer holidays the children were asked to take part in the summer challenge. They had a variety of tasks to complete such as: visit a museum, build a tower of 1p coins, eat a new food, pick up rubbish, grow a plant from seed, follow a recipe and bake something, learn to juggle etc.
Well done to everyone who took part, we had lots of challenges returned to school and many beautifully presented in posters and books.
How many of the following can you do by September 2016?
- Visit a museum and learn three new facts
- Learn a poem off by heart
- Take a photograph of yourself somewhere you have never been before
- Build a tower of 1p coins. How tall can you go?
- Go out and pick up 50 pieces of litter
- Try a new food you have never experienced before
- Watch the 6 o’clock news every day for a week
- Look up a recipe and bake something
- Grow a plant from a seed
- Learn to juggle