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.
In the first half of the Spring Term, we saw lots of interesting Science experiments take place at home. Science isn’t specific to a lab, it’s everywhere!
In Year 9 Physics, pupils proved why we can’t always rely on our own body to tell us how warm something is, we need a thermometer. We found 3 containers and filled one with hot water, a second with ice cold tap water, and a third with lukewarm water. We then put one hand in the container with hot water in it and the other in the cold water. After, we simultaneously put both hands in the lukewarm water and assessed whether it felt hot or cold in comparison. We concluded that we can’t rely on our body to tell us how warm something really is because it depends whether you’ve come from somewhere hot or cold.
Miss Nisan and Mrs Brimblecombe set some fun optional MFL activities for pupils to try over the half term holiday.
Lotty (Year 8) has written an acrostic poem in French and Spanish, made a Valentine’s Day card in French, found and drawn flags of French and Spanish speaking countries, painted a stone with a French flag, created a crossword in French and Spanish, drawn a calligram and, as can be seen on the video, labelled different things in her bedroom in French and Spanish! Amazing effort
We’ve seen a lot of optional tasks submitted on Satchel:One and directly to Mrs Cooper Cassady for Food and Nutrition while we’ve been learning from home. We wonder why…?
Well done to Oliver, Ben, Jack, Lily-Mae and Rubie for some incredible looking dinners and desserts from last week.
It’s Pancake Day! So, why did people in France eat their pancakes 2 weeks ago?
Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the world but in France, pancakes and crepês are not served today. Instead, they’re eaten as part of La Chandeleur (Candlemas) celebrations, 40 days after Christmas on 2nd February. Mrs Brimblecombe asked pupils to have a go at making their own crêpes. We love Ffion’s French flag inspired crêpe!
Last week in school, pupils in Nursery enjoyed trying pancakes with lots of different toppings.
All pupils and staff at Hollygirt were invited to tune into Miss Nisan’s Feel Good Friday on Microsoft Teams this morning. We feel great after starting the morning with some movement and dance!
Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you have a wonderful half term holiday.
We celebrated the achievements of Senior School pupils in the Hollygirt Performing Arts Challenge this morning. Each week, Miss Seaton sends out different challenges to be completed to achieve the Bronze (3 completed challenges), Silver (6 completed challenges) and Gold (10 completed challenges) awards.
We have some superstar performers! Well done to Lily-Mae, Amelie C, Lotty, Ffion and Elsie for achieving their Bronze certificate. Lotty and Elsie have earned their Silver certificate, too!
It’s not too late to get involved. Pupils can complete the challenges at any time to get their certificate.