Plastic Pollution Home Learning Project by Calista in Year 5
The London Children's Book Project work with settings across the capital to redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families. Hollydale was very lucky to receive a book hut for autumn term. The hut came packed with a range of books for the children to take home. Thank you to The London Children's Book Project for helping us raise the profile of reading at our school and giving our pupils the joy of owning their own book.
The Young Marketeers programme started with a whole school assembly delivered by FareShare where we learnt about the challenges of food poverty and the absurdity of food waste. All proceeds from the three Young Marketeers sale will be going to FareShare and every £ raised = 4 meals for vulnerable families. For our summer sale, Chris Collins, Blue Peter Gardener taught our children the art of growing veg from seed and Borough Market traders shared their trade secrets on how to create a winning market stall. In June, we received a visit from a skilled horticulturist and received further tips on how to ensure a bumper crop. School Council set up shop this Wednesday (4th July) alongside Borough Market traders to sell their school grown produce and raised £71.50 in two hours! What a fantastic achievement for such a worthy cause.
We are excited to announce that Hollydale will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 1st March 2018. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. All children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 1st March. Selected children with winning costumes will receive prizes and all children will have the chance to participate in a World Book Day Parade! Creativity and imagination is encouraged, there is no need to purchase a special costume! Finally, every child will receive a £1 World Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.50 or more. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books. CLICK HERE to find out more about World Book Day.
What a wonderful turnout with some fantastic outfits and groovy dance moves! A brilliant way to end a busy, productive term.
UKS2 have been studying the text Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman for the last three weeks. This week they used the characteristics of a known fairy tale featured in the book and changed one of the literary elements to create a new tale, which included a different set of characters, a new setting and a changed conflict or resolution as a launching point for children’s own ‘Grimm’ tales. The children thoroughly enjoyed publishing and illustrating their new Grimm tales for others to enjoy.
We have always taken Remembrance Day seriously at Hollydale knowing that so many gave their lives so that we could we could in a peaceful society today.
On Friday 17th November 2017, School Council visited The Royal British Legion to donate the money from the fundraiser they organised last week selling clay poppies to the school community. They thoroughly enjoyed their visit which consisted of a quiz, paper poppy art, dressing up and role playing as well as a pop up photo booth. They vowed they would fundraise again next year as their visit highlighted to them just how important it is to remember, look after and support our local communities.