Welcome to Holbrook Primary School - Year R Phonics Meeting for Parents on 19th November at 3.15pm - Penguins Class Assembly, Your time to Shine Day and Year R visit to Bridgemary library on 23rd November - Year 2 trip to Winchester Science Centre on 26th November - KS1 parents in to decorate classrooms on 2nd December from 1 to 3pm - Orca class assembly on 7th December - PTA Christmas Shop to the children on 7th December and then creche after school until 5pm - Listen 2 Me Concert for Year 3/4 on 11th December at 2pm - KS1 Nativity on 12th December at 9.30am - KS1 Nativity on 13th December at 2.00pm - Christmas Dinner 18th December - Christmas DISCOs on 19th December - KS2 Christmas Songs on 20th December at 9am and 2.15pm - PTA Christmas Fair on 21st December - Last Day before Christmas break is 21st December - Back to school 7th January 2019 - Clownfish Class Assembly on 18th January 2019 - Year 4 residential to Fairthorne 21st January 2019 - Fairthorne Assembly 1st February 2019 at 9am - Polar Bear Class Assembly on 8th February 2019 - Last Day of half term 14th February - INSET Day 15th February 2019 - Back to School 25th February 2019

Book Week Year Six

Book Week Year 6 photo 1During book week, Year Six studied Anthony Browne’s famous picture book ‘Voices in the Park’. Did you know that Anthony Browne is his own illustrator? This is because Browne believes a lot of the story can be told through pictures. As detectives, we searched for many clues in his illustrations to find out more about the characters.

Two of Browne’s characters wear hats and these hats represent who they are. For example the red, fancy hat belongs to a wealthy, hot-tempered character, whereas the woolly, black hat represents the sad, poor character. Year 6 created a fifth voice for the book and even designed a hat that would belong to them. On Friday, we worked in groups to dramatise the story. We wanted to portray each character correctly and thought carefully about our tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.

On Tuesday, we joined forces with the Year Six pupils from Bedenham Primary School for our ‘Federread’ where we shared our favourite books and used illustrations from published books to create our own stories. This was a great success and everybody is looking forward to doing it again soon!Book Week Year 6 photo 2

Book Week Year 6 photo 3On Friday, many of us dressed up as our favourite book characters and within Year Six we had characters such as: Fantastic Mr Fox, Where’s Wally, Tracy Beaker, Harry Potter and many more, even the teachers got involved!