Year 6 spent the Spring Term learning about the Maya in their Topic lessons. As a culmination to this project, they hosted an Exhibition where they showcased all the work they had completed either in class, in DT lessons or as part of additional homework challenges.
Items on display included a model of the Chichen Itza temple precinct, LEGO pyramids, Minecraft villages, jewellery and woven items, face masks, figurines and artefacts made from clay and dream catchers.
Year 6 parents had VIP access in the morning and then all the Junior School children had the opportunity to visit throughout the day.
There were plenty of interactive sessions available: decoding Maya hieroglyphs, tackling Maths the Maya way, creating samples of weaving, making paper daggers, answering quizzes and sampling a Mexican-style food platter kindly prepared by our own Chef Julie.
Well done to Year 6 for hosting such an informative event.
During Sparkle Week we’ve been practising random acts of kindness to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. From litter picking and tidying up to writing kind messages each morning to give to our friends and family. Year 5 made some lovely biscuits which they took to Alexandra Lodge Care Home, while our Year 1 and 2 pupils made posters which will be displayed at vaccine centres thanking the volunteers for their hard work.
Kindness is a core value that runs through the lifeblood of Hollygirt.
A round-up of this year’s Christmas activities, featuring performances and readings from our Carol Service, musical numbers from our Junior School productions, highlights from the staff panto and a Christmas message from our Head Dr. Barsham.
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. Did you know that spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success?
As well as promoting reading and sharing stories yesterday, we also took the opportunity to dress up. You will spot lots of Mr Men and Little Miss characters. Fabulous!
Happy World Book Day
This morning in assembly, Junior School pupils took part in Mr Men Disco Dough with Miss Nisan and Senior School pupils turned a potato into a fictional character with Mrs Thornton! It’s great to see so many children (and teachers) dressed up for the occasion today. We will post a selection of photographs for you tomorrow so make sure to send them in to your child’s class teacher.