Christmas Around the World 2020As we are unable to hold our annual Christmas performances this year, we decided to learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world. All classes have made videos to share their learning about Christmas this half term. We hope you enjoy these festive performances.
YR Reception Class - The Christmas Storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHwn-U4egEM
Y1 Elm Class - Hawaiihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYDLoQB0S7M
Y2 Oak Class - Russiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnjXJ_lSeFw
Y3 Cedar Class - Spainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbAW88rtcB4
Y4 Birch Class - Jamaicahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNboqiGmSrM
Y4 Birch Class - Ukulelehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEOFUPeGsro&feature=youtu.be
Y5 Hazel Class - Nigeriahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9FHlF0RNWk
Y6 Willow Class - Polandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOukEKCUjvU
Hollydale's Senior Choirhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-twnhtJnujk
Thank you NHS and Key workersThank you to the NHS and other Key workers for their hard-work and dedication during this pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak is receiving increasing coverage in the media again with more clusters of infections outside China. We are sharing the latest information regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak to ensure that you have access to all the current available information. You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus and there is currently no reason why your children should not continue to attend school as normal. The information below is to ensure that you are well informed and will know what to do if you have any concerns. What is coronavirus? A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected. The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
- difficulty in breathing
- How COVID-19 is spread
- secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs
- it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).
- Preventing spread of infection
- washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
- covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
- people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
- pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
- before leaving home
- on arrival at school
- after using the toilet
- after breaks and sporting activities
- before food preparation
- before eating any food, including snacks
- before leaving school
- use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
- see further information on the Public Health England Blogand the NHS UK website.
Veolia’s Recycling Fund We applied for a grant of £1,000 to purchase reusable water bottles for the pupils of Hollydale and to pay for water fountains for our school playground. Earlier last term, we found out that our bid was successful! We have taken great steps in attempting to reduce our plastic footprint at Hollydale by purchasing reusable water bottles ensuring that we longer need pupils to bring in single use water bottles that were being disposed daily. Our next step is to now apply for the Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Award. The award will recognise champions from all walks of life with a shared mission of stopping plastic pollution.
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.