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Scoot To School Week

As part of our Wellbeing Week at the end of last term we had our own Scoot to School Week. Children and adults benefit from being physically active so scooting to and from school is a fantastic way of increasing exercise in a day. Leaving the car behind at least one day a week would be something good to try OR driving part way to school and then scoot the rest of the way. Well done to everyone who tried to scoot to school. Our scooter and bike racks were full to bursting Keep it up!

Well Being Week

At the end of last term we had a week of well being. Classes focused on physical and mental well being. This was an opportunity to really look at some of the PHSE modules in the curriculum. During well being week, all classes participated in some simple mindfulness sessions.

Enabling Enterprise Challenge Day

The children took part in a Challenge Day called “Game on”. Working in teams, their task was to design a brand new sport. They had a lot to consider, including the number of players involved, whether the players would wear a special kit, what equipment they would need and the type of surface the sport would be played on. Once the game was designed and the rules set, the children had to design the kit the players would wear and also the arena or stadium the sport would be played in. At the end of the day, each team wrote a persuasive speech explaining why their sport was the best and presented their ideas to the rest of the class.

PTA Spring fair

The PTA Spring Fair at the end of last term was as always a huge success and as usual was extremely busy with lots of chocolate to be consumed! Thank you for all the donations of eggs. A big thank you to the PTA committee and all the helpers on the day for their organisation. We estimate that the fair raised a fabulous £1,000.

Diary Dates

  • Tuesday 24th April Y4 maths workshop 9am
  • Wednesday 25th April PTA Meeting at 7pm
  • Thursday 26th April Y2 maths workshop
  • Friday 27th April House Challenge
  • Tuesday 1st May Hawthorn Class Assembly
  • Tuesday 1st May Infant Choir Concert
  • Wednesday 2nd May Y5 residential to Gilwell Park
  • Tuesday 8th May Willow Class Assembly
  • Friday 11th May International Day
  • Friday 11th May Y2 Cake sale
  • Monday 14th May Y6 National Test Week
  • Monday 14th May Y3 Workshop 1
  • Tuesday 15th May Chestnut Class Assembly
  • Tuesday 15th May Y3 Workshop 2
  • Wednesday 16th May Year 5 Review for parents
  • Friday 18th May PTA Family Event
  • Monday 21st May Enabling Enterprise Week
  • Monday 21st May Secondary transfer meeting for Y5 parents at 7pm
  • Wednesday 23rd May Global learning Conference
  • Friday 25 th May Secondary transfer meeting for Y5 parents at 9am
  • Friday 25th May End of Half term at 3.30pm


  • Monday 4th June INSET Day
  • Tuesday 5th June School begins
  • Tuesday 5th June Online safety session for parents at 9am

Our Value of the Month – Excellence

This month we are thinking about Excellence. This is particularly important for our Y6 who will soon be sitting their National assessments. Excellence is also an Olympic value. Excellence is about how to give your best, on the field of play or in school. Excellence is about taking part and making progress, not about how good you are at the start.

Project Britain Day – Friday 20th April

Today is Project Britain Day. We are having a fabulous day looking at British Values, looking at British sports and British artists and well known British poetry. We also have had a pearly King and Queen in school all day. Much more news about it next week.

Polite Notice

Please can I ask parents not to block the staff car park, use it as a place to turn around in or to park in. The car park is for staff only. Thank you.

Music News

  • ALL INSTRUMENTAL TUITION LESSONS are back in full swing.
  • Wind Band and String Ensemble sessions are taking place, too.
  • Rock Band begins next Friday.
  • Infant Choir – sessions are now complete. Our annual Infant Choir Concert will be held on Tuesday May 1st at 6:30 pm. Tickets details have been sent out. The deadline for ticket applications is Wednesday 25th April.
  • Barnabas Choir – Tuesdays (3:30-4:30 pm in the main hall).
  • Chamber Choir are preparing for their appearance at the ‘Barnet Schools’ Music Festival’ on Monday 18th June – a letter with ticket details will be handed out at the choir session next Tuesday. Our rehearsal sessions will be in their usual Tuesday slot after school on: April 24th; May 15th (optional for Year 6 pupils due to SATs); May 22nd; June 4th. Barnabas Years 3, 4 and 5 will have a rehearsal session on Tuesday 26th June, in readiness for their concert on Wednesday July 11th at 7 pm.
  • Chamber Choir rehearsal at Livingstone Primary School (afternoon of Tuesday May 8th): permission forms have already been sent out and should have been returned to class teachers by now. Our Holly Park Music Blog which will give you access at home to recordings of some of the songs the choirs are learning. This can be accessed here.  Please be aware of the issues regarding your children accessing the internet – strict parental supervision is essential. Infant Choir songs The songs for the Infant Choir are on the school website.


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. The page is ready and operational now.

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In the first week of a new year Mrs Pelham wrote a letter to families instead of a newsletter: Introduction letter – September 2017

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