A group of pupils from Years 6 to 10 started a very exciting project this week.
We are working with Nottingham City Council and the 38 Carrington Street Urban Room Partnership on the Carrington Street Townscape Heritage Programme, which aims to link the railway station with future improvements around the Broadmarsh area. The project involves pupils working with external lead professionals to bring together technology and creativity by looking at the past, present and future of the street.
On Tuesday, we surveyed the facades of Carrington Street and photographed them to create a ‘streetscape’. The streetscape will be used throughout the project to look at the history and to find inspiration for a series of tasks:
1 – A musical piece that we will compose based on the architectural features of the facades and mathematics behind the designs.
2 – A literacy narrative.
3 – A design for a building that follows the Carrington Street trend. We will draw this in a 3D modelling software and produce a 3D design.
4 – A piece of art (image or sculpture).
5 – Videography of the project.
The final project outcomes will be exhibited at 38 Carrington Street Urban Room
Parents of pupils in Years 3 to 6 were treated to an array of music and drama this evening at the Junior Spring Concert. We are so proud of all the children for their fantastic performances. We even heard some original material! Thank you to Miss Purchase for organising the concert and to the peripatetic staff for helping to prepare this evening’s performances.
The Junior School Choir will be taking part in the Derby Arts Festival on Friday 3rd May.
The Summer Production will take place on Monday 8th July at St Jude’s Hall.
On Thursday, pupils in Year 6 played a 5-a-side netball match against teachers for Comic Relief. Much to the disappointment of the crowd, the teachers were victorious and were feeling rather smug. It was a lot of fun and hopefully there will be more pupils versus teachers matches in the near future!
The Junior School Council’s House Quiz took place this morning in aid of Comic Relief. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 were divided into their 3 house teams (Elm, Oak and Chestnut) and answered questions using a buzzer system.
Well done to Cas, Gabi and Lola for being fantastic quiz masters. The winning house was ELM with a fantastic 31 points, many of which were scored by Oscar. Oak and Chestnut came in joint second and third place with 18 points.
Pupils in Junior School were pleased to welcome Councillor David Mellen this morning as part of his Big Reading Challenge.
Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, set a challenge to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. The challenge aims to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the city through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Today is day 47 of 50 and we were very pleased to hear that before arriving at Hollygirt, he had already surpassed his target having read to 5,980 children. He has now read to over 6,000 children in Nottingham City including 80+ from Hollygirt School.
If you’d like to support the Big Reading Challenge, the fundraising page is here: www.gofundme.com/bigreadingchallenge.
Mrs Morgan was delighted with girls from Years 4 to 6 this week for their balance work in Games. The balance routine they put together and performed is normally only done from Year 7 upwards! Well done ?
It’s British Science Week 2019 and we’re celebrating by incorporating additional science activities into lessons. Today, pupils in Year 1 have been learning about the water cycle. We made clouds with shaving foam and added food colouring which we observed falling as rain. Year 3 went on a big hunt to look at types of habitat and adaptations of animals.