It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
and it’s not even December yet! Recent studies have shown that decorating for Christmas earlier than normal this year could have positive mental health benefits. We didn’t take much persuading! Have you put up your festive decorations at home?
All year groups are taking part in activities for Anti-Bullying Week throughout this week. The theme for this year is United Against Bullying, recognising the positive power that society can have when we come together.
On Monday we celebrated Odd Sock Day to recognise what makes us all unique. Year 2 also made some posters!
Did you hear us on BBC Radio Nottingham this morning?
Pupils in Key Stage 3 have been following Joe Wicks’ 24 Hour PE Challenge for Children in Need and supported him in his last hour by joining in with the workout! Of course we did our squats, lunges and jumping jacks whilst counting in Spanish, French and multiples of 3. We like to use every opportunity available to learn!
You can listen to us on the radio below. Stay watching for the behind the scenes video and our educational squats, too!
Today we paused to remember all those who lost their lives in war.
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
All year groups took part in a special Remembrance Day assembly and participated in the two minute silence this morning. Pupils in the Junior School also made some lovely poppy art to create a mural. The red poppy is a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.
We’re thinking about introducing a new Hollygirt crop top to the school uniform. What do you think?
We’re only joking. We received this image from a parent and thought it was too funny not to share. It appears the Hollygirt teddy bear kindly lent his t-shirt to Barbie!
Thank you for sharing your funny moments this half term holiday. Keep on smiling.
This year, we’re celebrating National Poetry Day slightly differently and having a Poetry Read-Off across the Junior School. Pupils are currently in the initial stage where they are performing poems to the rest of their class. The children will then vote for their favourite performances with successful candidates progressing to the next round where they will compete against other children within their Key Stage. The final of the Poetry Read-Off will take place in assemblies next week. The winners will be announced by the end of this half term.