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Armistice Presentation

All parents are invited into school from 3.05pm tomorrow (13th November) to view the children’s learning based around WW1 and Armistice day. As part of their Home Learning over the last 2 weekends, children have been asked to complete a project to commemorate the end of WW1. There have been some amazing pieces of learning […]

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1918 – 2018

This week at Holland park we have spent some time thinking, and learning, about WW1 and about the sacrifices the soldiers made. All the children in the school made a poppy of remembrance, which were then made into beautiful class wreaths. Some classes also wrote poems based on their learning. This morning  we spent some […]

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Author Visit

Today we were lucky to have a visit from author A. L. Kennedy. She came in to talk about her new children’s books,  Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure and  Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy–Crimminy Unusual Adventure, and read parts of the stories to the children. There was also time for a question […]

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Leavers 18

It was emotional morning for the children, staff and parents today as we said goodbye to this years Year 6  leavers. Tissues were ready as we watched a photo montage of their time at Holland Park, followed by poems and mementos. There were also awards given out to children who had shown an extra special […]

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Stay Sun Safe this Sports Day

Tomorrow, Friday 6th July, will be our annual Holland Park Sports day. We are lucky enough to be experiencing some beautiful weather at the moment which should allow for a wonderful day. However, staying safe in the sun is of upmost importance. Please ensure that ALL children arrive at school with suncream already applied (and […]

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Fire Safety

Year 3 were very lucky today to be visted by Sarah from the Education team at Essex Fire Rescue Services. The children were given a talk about fire safety in the home which included information about everyday hazards, prevention tips and what to do if ever the children find themselves involved in a fire.  The […]

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Royal Wedding Day

We had a Royal Street Party today at Holland Park. The children, wearing royal red, white and blue, celebrated the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by enjoying their lunch outside, followed by dancing in the playground. The beautiful weather helped get us into the party atmosphere. We even had a couple of […]

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Year 6 Fashion!

6M had a calming afternoon of science and art on Thursday. We had a great time painting our human hearts; linking in with what we’ve been learning about the circulatory system in science. It was a colourful and educational activity, using different colours for different parts of the heart. This was followed by an activity […]

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HMRC Possible Scam

A parent has reported that they have recently received what they believe to be a scam HMRC text message through a ‘Gateway’ service which the parent initially thought was the SchoolGateway the school uses to communicate with parents/carers. We are unsure at this stage whether there is a connection to SchoolGateway although we understand that HMRC […]

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I Wanna Be A Rockstar!

Last term ended with a huge bang (of the drums and guitar rift) as we celebrated Rock Star Day! The children thoroughly enjoyed “Rock Star Day” and the costumes looked absolutely fabulous! As well as having great fun, the children were introduced to a new resource called “Times Tables Rock Stars”. We spent the day […]

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