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This week’s newsletter:

Vocabulary Competition

Continuing our work with vocabulary, we are starting a weekly vocabulary competition. To enter the competition, children need to submit 4 sentences on a Monday morning each sentence containing one of the words of the week (as written in the newsletter). The piece of paper needs to have the child’s name and class on the top. Entries can be hand written or typed. The deadline each week is Monday morning. Entries should be handed in to Mrs Pelham’s tray in the foyer. Winning entries will be read out in assembly and will receive a vocabulary sticker. 

 For example:

Joanne Smith    Year 4 Mulberry Class:

  • I tried to assemble the jigsaw pieces.
  • The boy was very assiduous with tidying his bedroom.
  • The witch screamed ‘I will banish you forever.’           
  • The teenager was very belligerent when discussing bed time

School Uniform

A reminder that children should not be wearing skins or long sleeved T shirts underneath their school polo shirt – not even white ones. These are not part of the school uniform. If a child is cold they should be wearing their sweatshirt on top of their polo shirt. If they are very cold then they need to be wearing a sleeveless white vest or short sleeved vest.

The Infant Show

The infant show this week was fabulous. The children spoke, sang and danced beautifully. The scenery was superb and very vibrant. We hope that all the infant parents enjoyed it. Every child had a small part to play but together as a team they make up a lovely show. My personal thanks go to the KS1 staff – teachers and all of our teaching assistants for their hard work putting it all together. Thank you to Mr Hogan for the songs and a huge thank you and well done to Mrs Fitzpatrick for producing and directing ‘Bee Amazed’. There are lots of pictures here.

Diary Dates

  • Tuesday 26th February         Instrumental Concert rehearsal 
  • Wednesday 27th February    Holly Park Maths Day
  • Thursday 28th February       Holly Park Maths Club for parents at 9.00am
  • Thursday 28th February     Enabling Enterprise trip 
  • Friday 1st March        Y5 to the National Gallery
  • Tuesday 5th March        Juniper Class Assembly at 9am
  • Tuesday 5th March        Instrumental Concert at 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 6th March         The Holly Park Book Swap

PTA Discos

The PTA discos last week were a huge success. The Reception disco was very jolly with lots of bubbles and dancing. The Year 1,2 & 3 disco was lively and fun. The Y4,5 & 6 disco was energetic. The discos were lit up by lots of glow stick bracelets and necklaces as far as the eye could see. All of the children had a great time. The idea of an all-inclusive price worked very well. Many thanks to the PTA and many parent volunteers for running the glow sticks, tattoos and refreshment tables. A particularly big thank you to Muneera for all of her energy and enthusiasm running the three discos. This event made just under £1,000.

Bikes in School

A reminder that we have bike racks outside in the playground if parents or children are travelling to school and back by bike. We have had a couple of occasions when parents have allowed small children to bring their bikes inside the school building onto the carpeted floor of the school foyer. This week we had a parent bring their bike inside the foyer at the end of the day while they collected their child. Bikes must stay outside in one of the bike racks. Thank you.

Music News

  • Spring Term Instrumental Tuition and Ensembles:  All sessions are as normal.
  • Our Instrumental Tuition Concert: Tuesday 5th March, 6:30 – 8:30 (approximate finish time). Ticketing details have been sent out to parents by letter. There will be a rehearsal on Tuesday 26th February for the children performing in the concert.
  • HOLLY PARK MUSIC BLOG This contains many of the songs we are learning in our choirs.
  • Remaining dates for the Spring term INFANT CHOIR YEAR 1: 28th February; 21st March. INFANT CHOIR Year 2: 14th March. Years 3&4 BARNABAS CHOIR: 12th March. CHAMBER CHOIR (Years 5&6 Barnabas Choir): 26th February; 19th March; 26th March.

Football Success

 The Holly Park girls’ football team took part in two competitions over the last few weeks and displayed some fantastic footballing talent. The girls played in the Barnet East tournament, winning the whole tournament without conceding a goal! They then progressed to the Barnet East finals and were unlucky to lose in the quarter finals on penalties. Huge congratulations to the girls who still have an opportunity of silverware in the other league and cup competitions.

Holly Park Words of the Week

  • Assemble – gather together or fit together.
  • Assiduous – showing great care and perseverance
  • Banish – send away or get rid of
  • Belligerent- hostile and aggressive, eager to argue

Holly Park Online Community Noticeboard

 We now have a Community Noticeboard on our school website under the ‘Contact’ heading. This is for parents and friends of the school to advertise their businesses/events.  For example if you make birthday cakes, do nails, are a decorator etc. The following rules will apply:  Items will be listed alphabetically to avoid any favouritism eg C for cake making, P for Piano lessons.  There is a disclaimer at the top of the page saying that inclusion on the page does not mean the service is endorsed by the school in any way.  The cost to advertise will be £10 per term paid to Mrs Hassan. We no longer distribute leaflets for companies advertising holiday clubs, tennis lessons etc as this is not very eco friendly. However the company can email the school office a leaflet and for £10 can advertise on this page. 

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Newsletter 9.11.18

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Newsletter 19.10.18

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Newsletter 5.10.18

Newsletter 28.9.18

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In the first week of the new year Mrs Pelham wrote a letter to families instead of a newsletter: Introduction letter – September 2018


Here are last year’s newsletters:

Newsletter 13.7.18

Newsletter 6.7.18

Newsletter 29.6.18

Newsletter 22.6.18

Newsletter 15.6.18

Newsletter 8.6.18

Newsletter 25.5.18

Newsletter 18.5.18

Newsletter 11.5.18

Newsletter 4.5.18

Newsletter 27.4.18

Newsletter 20.4.18

Newsletter 23.3.18

Newsletter 16.3.18

Newsletter 9.3.18

Newsletter 2.3.18

Newsletter 23.2.18

Newsletter 9.2.18

Newsletter 2.2.18

Newsletter 26.1.18

Newsletter 19.1.18

Newsletter 12.1.18

Newsletter 15.12.17

Newsletter 8.12.17

Newsletter 1.12.17

Newsletter 23.11.17

Newsletter 17.11.17

Newsletter 10.11.17

Newsletter 3.11.17

Newsletter 20.10.17

Newsletter 13.10.17

Newsletter 6.10.17

Newsletter 29.9.17

Newsletter 22.9.17

Newsletter 15.9.17