World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023. This year we decided on a Roald Dahl Theme. Each class chose to read one of his famous books

Aisling Class – The Witches
Katie’s Class – The Twits
Courtney’s Class – Matilda
Laura’s Class – James and the Giant Peach
Rebecca’s Class – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Libby’s Class – The Magic Finger
Julie’s Class – The Enormous Crocodile
Alex’s Class – The BFG
Connor’s Class – Fantastic Mr Fox
Danielle’s Class – George’s Marvellous Medicine
The children had lots of fun learning about Roald Dahl, doing lots of activities on their chosen book and as a treat, our upper school pupils got to go to the auditorium, watch Matilda the movie and eat popcorn. Some members of staff have also recorded some of the author’s Revolting Rhymes for the children to listen too.
Hope you like our pictures, what a fantastic effort everyone has made.

Pancake Day in Rebecca’s Class

Last week was Shrove Tuesday! In Rebecca’s Class, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by using the cooking room to make our own pancakes. We all took turns counting, weighing and mixing in our ingredients, having a go at ‘flipping’ some pancakes, and finally making choices for the toppings we wanted on top of them at ‘Snack Time’.

All of our hard work and concentration was worthwhile, as we very much enjoyed eating our pancakes afterwards!

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week in Katie’s class we’ve taken part in lots of exciting activities that celebrate friendship and what makes us happy for mental health week.
We’ve made bright hats celebrating our differences using our favourite colours and textures, taken part in a catwalk and had friends from other classes come and read to us!
What a happy and colourful week!
We hope you have a wonderful half term.

Barnaby Bear visits Bibi’s

In Rebecca’s Class we have been following Barnaby Bear around the world. This week he visited Italy, we were lucky enough to be able to visit a local shop to be able to make our very own Pizza’s. We all had lots of fun and were superbly behaved on our trip out. Thank you so much to Rosie’s Dad and Bibi’s takeaway for once again allowing our children to have this great experience. 🍕🍕🍕

Online Safety Day

Tuesday 7th February is Online Safety Day so during our Nibble and Natter group, Laura Byrne ICT / Computing Lead will be dropping in to discuss online safety with parents that attend. Everyone is welcome 1-3pm. Please feel free to share with Laura any issues or concerns you may have.
Holly Grove is now registered as Safer Internet Day supporter please see our certificate below.
If you cannot make the nibble and Natter session you can watch this video on online safety.

School Council Meeting

Our Chair of Governors, Nicola, was in school last week talking to the School Council. She was listening to their ideas on some of our upcoming events like World Book Day, Comic Relief and Children’s Mental Health Week. We will let you know about these events on the weekly newsletter.

Attachment and Trauma Sensitive School Bronze Award

I am very pleased to share with you that we have achieved the Attachment and Trauma Sensitive School Bronze Award. We have been working on this as part of our school improvement plan this year. It was lovely to share all our successes with the verification Assessors. Please click here to read their comments.
My thanks go to all the staff in school for their commitment and hard work and especially Libby Fitton and the Nurture Team for pulling together all the valuable evidence.