Photographs from each department can be found in the links below
KS3 Wayfinding and Healthy Street Project
We were introduced to the Wayfinding and Healthy Street Project by Urban Place Lab, who were working with East Hampshire District Council and the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company to be part of the Bordon-Whitehill Regeneration. Our classes went on a walk to identify dangers and non-dangers along the pathway to Chalet Hill. In groups we found dangers like trip hazards that we had to give suggestions for improvements. Back at school, we looked at a big map of Bordon altogether and marked it with green and red plastic pebbles. The green pebbles were for areas that had good safety measures. Red pebbles were used for places that needed improving.
Written by Cameron, Chris, Alfie
People from the Wayfinding project came back to visit us at Hollywater School for a workshop. They talked about Bordon and asked for our ideas to make the area a better town. We had lots of different hexagonal templates to choose from. We created lots of amazing artwork with a healthy outdoor theme to contribute to the project.
Written by Caleb, Michael, Zack
We walked from school to meet the Wayfinding project members to plant fruit trees for the community to enjoy. There were 5 fruit trees; pear, plum, apple, cherry and damson. A few of us wrote signs to label and represent Hollywater School’s contribution to planting the trees. We also saw them upgrading the path with a massive sticker that included our artwork along with other schools’ artwork. Furthermore on the journey to Saville Crescent we recognised more of our artwork on the lampposts and fences. They also shared the future plan of the area with us.
Written by George, William P, Ryan
Sports Day 2018
We had lovely sunshine for Sports Day this year! Across the school, children participated in a variety of activities which promoted an air of competition while ensuring all children were included and had a wonderful time as the top priority. We had activities such as shooting hoops, kurling, rebound therapy, traditional races and much more!
Excellent physical activity and sporting skill was seen across the day, as well as positive sporting attitudes. The children showed perseverance, hard work and had a lot of fun. Thank you to all parents who came and supported the event, we hope you enjoyed it!
KS3 Visit Rural Life Centre Farnham
Just after half term the KS3 classes went for a history trip to the Rural Life Centre in Farnham. First Mr Dedman’s class and Miss De Carteret’s class went. They were welcomed by people wearing Victorian outfits. In the morning they did a workshop, after that they had time to look around the buildings and after lunch there was another workshop. They learned about farming in Victorian times and they learned about the Wheelwright.
In both workshops they learned a little bit about the tools they used and they could handle these tools.
The next day it was Mrs Appleton’s class and Mrs Sawford’s class turn to go. They did two different workshops. One was about housework before electricity and the other one about doing the washing before we had a washing machine. Both workshops were very practical and we were able to do a lot of work.
We even had some time to try out the playground!
We had a whole school drama day on 30th April. We all came into school dressed as pirates. We started the day with a whole school assembly where we practised talking like a pirate. We were warned to take care as anything could happen during the day.
We practised other skills needed to be a pirate. Each class came up with a name for their pirate boat and made their own skull and crossbones flag.
During the day different things happened and we had to overcome many problems.
Captain Clancy stole some treasure. The dastardly parrot was imprisoned. There was a hole on the Leaky Bucket. The pirates from the Roly Poly Pirates had to find the missing parrot babies. There were lots of people that had to walk the plank.
A small group of KS3 and 4 pupils went on a fishing trip to Meon Springs organised by The Masonic Fishing Charity. The pupils were treated to this special day, due to their continued good behaviour and for consistently working hard in the year. We all caught at least 2 fish. We learnt how to hook a fish and bring it in. The fish were very strong. We also learnt how to catch it in the net. We had a BBQ for lunch. We all had an amazing day and got a medal at the end.
Sport Relief 2018
This year for Sport Relief we have been doing hundreds. Each class chose what physical activity they wanted to do and completed their activity in the week of Sport Relief. We did trampolining, running, bikes, slides and much more! We have raised over £500!
Mrs Shuff arranged for 6 duck eggs to come to school so that we could observe the hatching and look after the ducklings.
All classes had the opportunity to observe the duck eggs hatching out. Most days classes visited the science lab to see how far the ducks had got hatching in the incubator. Four eggs hatched successfully and we had great delight watching the ducklings eating, drinking, playing, swimming, sleeping and quacking.
Science Investigation Day
This term, we have had lots of WOW moments in Science across the whole school to include hatching Ducklings in the Science lab (12th – 22nd March) and celebrating British Science week by holding a Science Investigation day on Wednesday March 14th.
Pupils were given opportunities to develop their enjoyment of problem solving in Science which allowed them to transfer skills learnt across other areas of the curriculum and experience the wonders of the world through a variety of Investigations to promote working collaboratively with their peers.
French Week 2018
Last week we did all things French at Hollywater! All classes added French to their regular lessons. Some did the register in French, we learned how to greet people in French and we learned to answer questions about ourselves. Other topics covered were colours, body parts, feelings and numbers. We have used different songs and games to remember French words. In art we looked at a French artist Matisse and we have learned about Paris. On Friday we finished the week with a French Market. All classes made a contribution and we all went to the hall to look at other's work, play games and we tasted some french food.
Sports Day 2017
Kestrels, Hawks and Eagles competed against each other in many sports throughout the day............but who was the winning house?
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