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Newsletter Issue 09

Friends of Hollickwood

We would like to thank everyone who attended, supported and helped the school with organising the Fireworks at Hollickwood last Tuesday, the 5th of November. It was a very enjoyable and successful event with a spectacular display as can be seen in the pictures below. We have raised more money than last year and we will let you know how much profit we made once it is verified. A special thanks to Susan who led the event!

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Year 3 Trip to Celtic Harmony Tuesday 28th October

Anne Frank class went back in time to the Stone Age.
Year 3 went to the Celtic Harmony Camp last week to learn more about life in the Stone Age. The camp is set in woodland near Hertford and there are several thatched roundhouses and we used one of these as a base. We were the 'Eagle Tribe' and were dressed in furs and animal skin. After a demonstration of firelighting using sticks and straw we set about building a shelter from branches, sticks, leaves and grass.
Everyone showed great team work to get it done. We also set about looking for food in the woods, identified plants, mushrooms and animals that would have been good to eat. As Stone Age people needed to eat animals we went om a trail, practising our spear throwing technique as we went. Again, teamwork meant we passed the 'spear a woolly mammoth' test. We watched a flint knapping demonstration and talked more about day to day life at the time. We concluded that we are happy to be alive in the 21st century!

Latest Sports Report

The girls' team were in action yesterday as we welcomed Holy Trinity to Sydney Road. It was a great game, Hollickwood took an early lead but were pegged back and then fell behind. Stella got us back on level terms before a long distance effort from Louisa put us 3-2 up at the break. The second half was just as exciting with chances at both ends, Hollickwood couldn't quite hold on to the lead and the match finished 4-4, both teams taking a point, which was a fair result and will give the girls lots of confidence for the next match.

Forthcoming Events

International Evening

Phonics Open Morning

Children in need

Maths week

Dear parent/carer,
As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in competition next week that is part of Maths Week England. It’s called Rock Out 2019 and it’s all done online via
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th.
In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more; some will play less.
Thanks for your support,

Christmas Trees sale

Hugh Vivian


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