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Mrs Mia Ings - Headteacher
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11th April 2018

Welcome back, everyone!

Members of Hathern’s Senior Band came into school to lead an assembly. They played 2 pieces of music and demonstrated their instruments to the children – then great excitement – lots of our children ‘had a go’ at a variety of instruments including the cornet, trombone and euphonium. Every single child managed to play notes! One of our year 6 children is already a member of the band and he joined in playing and demonstrating. It was a great assembly and we are really grateful to the band for coming in and hopefully inspiring some brass players for the future.

23rd March 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to Parents’ Evenings this week, I hope you found them informative. I should also like to wish everyone a Happy Easter – have a great holiday!

15th March 2018

Two great performances of fabulous Mr Fox yesterday by the children in Years 3,4 and 5, one more to go this evening – super acting, dancing and singing by everyone!!

 

8th March 2018

We have had another interesting and enjoyable visit from teachers from Dong Chenggen School in Chengdu. They observed lessons in school and found out how a British primary school operates and they led lessons in years 5 and 6 – so our children learned about the Chinese tea ceremony and also made Chinese masks from the famous Chinese opera. It was a great visit – and thank you to the parents who came into school to act as our translators.

20th February 2018

Welcome back everyone to another short half term in which to teach and learn a great deal! Please put Parents evenings on 21st and 22nd March into your diaries, World Book Day on 1st March, PSA discos on 8th March as well as Sports relief on 23rd March.

26 January 2018

A big thank you to all the Dads who came to Dads in School last week – just over 170 dads came to experience Writing with their children.

8th January 2018

Welcome back and Happy New Year to everyone!

I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break and are ready for what 2018 brings.

22nd December 2017

We have had a lovely week, parties, Christmas Dinner, Special assembly and today our Christingle Service.

I hope everyone has a very happy and restful break – Merry Christmas!

19th December 2017

Well done and thank you to all our amazing kitchen staff who have cooked and served 395 scrummy Christmas Dinners today!

18th December 2017

An amazing Christmas Fair on Friday – a really busy and successful event, great stalls, fabulous Santa, lovely atmosphere. Thank you so much to Karen Grace and all her team for their incredibly hard work!!

11th December 2017

Thankfully the snow stopped yesterday, and did not give us a second helping! This meant that we were able to get into school very early today and ensure that our main paths were clear and gritted so that access was safe to school – thank you to all staff who came in the dark to do this!

Thank you also to staff who set off early from all over Leicestershire to make sure their classes were staffed.

At Holywell, we always endeavour to stay open as we know just how difficult it is for parents to arrange child care at short notice, and we understand the pressures on everyone at this time of year. As a result, I am happy to say that only 17 children were unable to attend school today due to the snow.

22nd November 2017

A very special event yesterday – our former Headteacher, Mrs Linnitt received her MBE at the Palace from Prince William – our heartfelt congratulations go to her, we are very proud!

16th November 2017

What a great morning!! We got through our flu vaccinations in record time and they were joined by Martyn Rooney. Martyn opened our Kid’s Kilometre track in great style, accompanied by the Sports Captains and Mr Chavda, to the sound of Holywell cheering them on. Martyn was also pleased to receive one of our Sportsmanship medals!

15th November 2017

What an exciting week, and an especially exciting Thursday! We have flu vaccinations going on in school that day. We also have Martyn Rooney opening our Kid’s Kilometre Track, accompanied by East Midlands Today, and to finish the day we have our Curriculum Evening from 5.30pm. Please come along to the evening and find out ideas to help support your child’s learning. We will also have some great books available to order which support the learning in every year group.

27th October 2017

We have had a great week with all things to do with Health and Wellbeing, finishing off with a whole school assembly when we showed each other what we had been learning. Hopefully, this will set us up for the rest of this very busy term.

Don’t forget to sign up for the curriculum Evening!

24th October 2017

What a lovely start to our Wellbeing Week – the Life bus has arrived and will be on site all week, and children have already taken part in some lovely emotions learning, anti-bullying activities, yoga, healthy cooking, and healthy exercise work. It is shaping up for a really great week!

10th October 2017

Just a reminder of Parent’s Evenings tomorrow and Thursday – I look forward to meeting many of you. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to leave at the Bluemoon with myself or Mr Stephenson. See you tomorrow!

 

5th October 2017

A quick reminder – it is ‘Cow Day’ tomorrow, when we are trying to raise money to send animals to Africa, please let your child come dressed in black and white (and maybe with cow’s ears??) and to bring a coin – 50p or £1 to raise money for the great cause!.

Can I also remind parents that we have a voluntary one-way system around the streets near school – there were a number of cars going in the opposite direction this morning which was a little chaotic, and could be dangerous for our children.

19th September 2017

A lovely start to the week, ex-pupil Lawrence Robertson visited during the school assembly and presented the school with a painting he had created especially for us. Lawrence already showed great artistic flair when he was at Holywell and he has clearly continued to develop his artistic skills. Our painting is acrylics on canvas, based around the idea of a stained glass window looking over a village. Lawrence drew much inspiration from the artists of St Ives, Cornwall. The children were truly inspired by Lawrence’s visit and his gift and have been admiring the picture which is hanging on the slope near the library. Lawrence is off to University this Friday, where he will be studying English and creative writing – another creative passion – we wish him the very best of luck and thank him for our lovely artwork.

4th September 2017

We are into a full second week back at school and up to now (fingers crossed) everything is going really well. This morning as we walked through school all the children were hard at work, engaged and interested in their lessons, and when we spoke to them, keen to make progress. This afternoon there was a really vibrant feel to the school – children carrying out sound surveys, art lessons taking place, exciting light and shadow activities and learning going on, lots of PE, children using ipads and our new foundation Stage children learning about the school and where everything is – and everyone seemed happy and to be enjoying their learning – what a great start!

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