A huge well done to our football team who attended a GLD football tournament at Pendle View last week…and won! They came back with a trophy and big smiles on their faces. Well done Holly Grove!!
Some pupils from Holly Grove visited White Ash to take part in sensory orienteering. They followed a course linked to the story ‘Sally the Snail.’ The children had such a wonderful experience and we got very lucky with the weather.
Holly Grove celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee in style last week. The children came into school dressed in red/white and blue and we had a Jubilee picnic in the hall and invited our parents and carers to join us. It was a fantastic turnout with lots of parents/carers joining us for a picnic.
We had some party games including pin the crown on the Queen and musical chairs and we had out faces painted with the Union Jack flag.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Gold Artsmark Award and are celebrating in a momentous year for the programme as it celebrates 20 years of arts, culture and creativity in schools. We have been working towards this award since before the Pandemic and had to respond to major changes within school and the community. A huge thanks to our Creative Lead Alison Redmond for all her hard work in helping us as a school to achieve this wonderful award.
“Holly Grove has many strengths when it comes to the Arts. Your sheer enthusiasm and determination to see things through is to be celebrated. You had a number of shielded pupils during the pandemic and school closures but this did not deter you from continuing with your plans, adapting them to the individual needs of your pupils.”
One area which we have excelled in is creating some fabulous professional development opportunities for all our staff through creative Inset days and inviting into school a range of professionals from different areas to share their knowledge.
“The high value you place on CPD for your staff led by external professionals is commendable and is having a positive impact on pupils’ outcomes and on staff’s confidence”
But by far the best quote from our assessment feedback that our Creative Arts Leader has highlighted is
“You ensure no child is left out from opportunities and has access to new musical experiences”
This encapsulates the ethos of Holly Grove School in total inclusivity for all our children.
This week, some fire fighters from Burnley Fire Station came into school to teach the children about fire and road safety. The children has a wonderful day and their favourite part was being able to dress up as fire fighters
Laura’s Class have been reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. The children have loved the story and they all took turns at sitting in the box/rocket.
Enjoy your bank holiday weekend. School is closed on Monday 3rd May and will re-open on Tuesday 4th May
Have a wonderful relaxing break. School re-opens on Tuesday 19th April 2022.