Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable summer. School reopens on Tuesday 4th September.
A huge well done to everyone who was nominated for an award on Monday, Holly Grove is so proud of you all. Please keep up the good work.
We are pleased to announce the winners for the following awards were:
Swimming and Hydrotherapy Awards:
St. Peters – Dylan
Water Confidence –Furqan
Hydrotherapy –Max & Abigail
Key Stage 1 – Nestee & Katie
Key Stage 2 –Azizul & Megan
MOVE –Grace C & Noah
Sports Superstar –Harley
Friendship Award – Daniel P
Georgia Fourie Award – Logan
Superstar Award – Ihsaan
Special Achievement Awards:
Foundation Stage – Cato & Leila
Key Stage 1 – Fatima & Scott
Key Stage 2 –Faisal, Adam & Kacey
Head Teachers Awards:
Boy – Jason T
Girl – Faith
Our Head Boy/girl and Deputy Head Boy/Girl for next year were also announced on Monday. The following children chosen were:
Head Boy – Kaidan
Head Girl – Hayaa
Deputy Head Boy – Jason T
Deputy Head Girl – Umme
Last Friday our Year 6 pupils came back after school to be part of a very special celebration assembly. We celebrated their achievements and looked back at their time here at Holly Grove.
The evening started at 6 o clock with pupils turning up in their smartest dresses and suits and had photo opportunities with their friends and family followed by a buffet. We then made our way into the auditorium for a special assembly where the pupils were presented with a leavers gift, personalised poem written by Cathy Cryer and a leavers book full of memories.
It was an emotional evening but everyone had an amazing night and we wish our leavers every success in the future and hope they keep in touch.
Holly Grove School has recently been awarded the Bronze Award for all the work the Eco Council have done around the school in the last year to make it more eco friendly. We are currently working towards the Silver Award and at our last meting the children decided they would do some work in the community.
So today some of the Eco Council went to Towneley Park to help clean up the area, do some weeding and plant some bulbs. We met up with ‘The Friends of Towneley Park,’ who are a group of dedicated volunteers who work to maintain and improve the park for the whole community to enjoy. We had a fantastic time and cant wait to go back and see the bulbs we have planted turn into flowers.
Well what an energetic week it has been! We have been taking part in Sports Week to tie in with the start of the World Cup and all the children participated in lots of fun activities. On Monday we started the week off with some light Yoga. Tuesday saw us playing boccia and curling. On Wednesday our football team went to Pendle View to represent the school in a football tournament – and we only won 3-1 against the hosts Pendle View! On Thursday some children went to a swimming gala at Accrington Academy and they all did us proud. Each class was given a country to represent and learn about and on Friday all the classes came together in the hall to share food they had made from their nominated country. It has been a fantastic week with everyone coming together and working hard as a team. well done everyone for all your hard work
Holly Grove has celebrated in style today, by hosting a ‘Street Party’ to celebrate the Great Get Together and the Royal Wedding. Although the Great Get Together is meant to be held in June, in celebration of Jo Cox’s belief “that we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us,” we have celebrated today and linked our get together to the Royal Wedding.
Children came into school dressed as Princes and Princesses and we had a fun packed day. We had a ‘Royal Wedding’ in the morning with our wonderful bride and groom, Harley and Isobelle, we wrote wedding wishes which will be posted off to the Royal couple and we made and decorated our own Union Jack flags.
In the afternoon we invited parents and members of the local community in to School to celebrate with us. And the highlight of the afternoon was ‘The Great British Wedding Cake Bake Off.’ All classes made a wedding cake and some parents took part as well. You can see from the pictures what a fantastic effort everyone made.
Hola! Today has been Spanish Day at Holly Grove and we have loved every minute of it. In the morning we learnt all about Spanish culture, looked at the Spanish language, tried tapas for snack and learnt to Flamenco dance. In the afternoon we experimented with Spanish Art, played some Spanish instruments (the maracas were our favourite) and we designed our own classic Spanish fans. You can tell by our pictures we had a great day.
The Burnley Campus catering team have visited Holly Grove today and met with the school council to discuss a new menu. The students got to taste a delicious range of food and they were really impressed. Some of the food included cottage pie, sausages, lasagne, mint choc ice cream and of course Gillian’s famous cornflake cake. All of the food went down a treat and the students were well and truly stuffed. A huge thank you to Dionne, Janet, Gillian and the whole catering team for taking the time to listen to our students views and letting them taste test some of this yummy food. We are looking forward to these items being on the new menu.
As official ‘World Book Day’ in March had to be cancelled because of the snow, we held it last Friday. The theme was ‘Witches and Wizards’ and the children (and staff) made a fantastic effort. We were extremely lucky to have Pendle Productions come into school to perform ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for us! The children loved it. They also took part in a book swap and we had games and competitions throughout the day. How fantastic do all our children look!
Holly Grove have done their bit for Sport Relief today! Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise money and change lives. Here is a breakdown of some of the things we have done today:
- Morning yoga and wake and shake in classes
- We made our own healthy snacks and sold them to classes at snack time
- Some of our key stage 2 pupils took part in a sponsored triathlon event
- The whole school took part in a sponsored 1 lap of the running track
- Selected pupils have taken part in boccia and wheelchair dancing
The children and staff came to school dressed in sportswear and managed to get their parents/carers and family to sponsor them for the triathalon or the 1 mile lap.
We held a special assembly where parents came in to see their children’s achievements and to see pictures of the various activities we had taken part in throughout the day.
All the money raised by Sport Relief is to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. To learn more about how your money will be spent please visit sportrelief.com/schools.
We really appreciate your support and I am pleased to say we raised a grand total of £329.15, so again thank you so much.