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  • Friday 17 May 2019 Social Media Do you follow us on Facebook and Twitter? Here’s a round-up of this week’s posts and tweets!
  • Friday 17 May 2019 From the Headmaster.... I have been in Cambridge today at the summer IAPS Heads’ meeting. Membership of IAPS is an important facet of Holmwood House giving it a wider context in which to operate. As Chairman for the past 4 years I have had the honour of leading and working with a wide range of Prep School Heads. Understanding and supporting a variety of school settings has been a rewarding opportunity. Holmwood’s involvement in a number of IAPS events throughout the year adds to the rich experience for our children.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Pupil Achievements Boarding's Got Talent! We are delighted to announce the winners of 'Boarding's Got Talent!'
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Element News - Week 4 Water Element news from Week 4.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Pre-Prep Golden Awards Golden Awards are made weekly to individuals in each class based on the Golden Rules. Under these criteria, the awards are made for the whole term, the child receiving an annotated leaf which is placed on the Golden Tree for all to see. In addition the child receives a Golden Award badge to wear for the week. The presentations are made weekly in the Pre-Prep assembly.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Year 1 - Visit to Barleylands Farm On Tuesday the Year 1s had a fantastic day at Barleylands. We spent the morning making pizzas and learnt where all the ingredients came from. They were all grown on the farm, including the wheat that made the flour that we used to make the base of our pizza.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Year 3 - Picnic at 'The Orchard' What a lovely sunny day for our Picnic!
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Year 7 Art Trip Year 7 pupils had a fantastic Art and Design trip on which they found out all about Henry Moore and his amazing sculptures. This was followed by the incredibly generous tour of the Wenbar Plastics factory.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Science - Meteorites at Holmwood! Pupils got their hands on some rare samples of moon rocks and meteorites this week during a series of science lessons that were truly out of this world!
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Friends of Holmwood House Tea Party Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Summer Tea Party on Monday afternoon.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Pupil News Rufus W was fortunate enough to be asked to perform at the Mercury Theatre on Tuesday night along with a small number of Stagecoach students.
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Staff News A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored the Holmwood staff taking part in St Helena’s Hospice Midnight Walk. We loved the late night!
  • Friday 17 May 2019 Nursery News We have had a very exciting week here at the Nursery. On Monday we had Andy from Living Egg bring us 11 eggs, which were put in the incubator to keep warm.
  • Monday 13 May 2019 From the Headmaster....
  • Monday 13 May 2019 Element News - Week 3 A round up of news from the Land Element meeting this week.
  • Monday 13 May 2019 Pupil Achievements Congratulations to pupils who received Golden Awards, Progress Badges and all our Space Theme Week winners too!
  • Monday 13 May 2019 Boarding News A birthday in boarding, plus the first ever 'Boarding's Got Talent!' night! What an exciting week.
  • Monday 13 May 2019 Year 3 Layer Marney Tower Year 3 visited Layer Marney Tower this week and here’s what the children had to say about their visit.
  • Monday 13 May 2019 IAPS Aquathlon National Finals Congratulations to all our competitors who attended the IAPS Aquathlon Championships at St Teresa's School in Surrey on Wednesday.
  • Monday 13 May 2019 Nursery News Playing with flour, exploring the outside and car races with paint! It's been a busy week at the Nursery.
  • Monday 13 May 2019 Social Media Do you follow us on Facebook and Twitter? Here’s a round-up of this week’s posts and tweets!
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 From the Headmaster....
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 Element News - Week 2 Read all about this week's Element meetings, written by the Year 8 pupils.
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 Pre-Prep Golden Awards Golden Awards are made weekly to individuals in each class based on the Golden Rules. Under these criteria, the awards are made for the whole term, the child receiving an annotated leaf which is placed on the Golden Tree for all to see. In addition the child receives a Golden Award badge to wear for the week. The presentations are made weekly in the Pre-Prep assembly.
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 Boarding News This week in Boarding we have had fun with a space theme. On Monday, the Years 4 and 5 boarders enjoyed a space-themed cinema evening watching 'Monsters vs Aliens'.
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 Pre-Prep Space Competition We were very impressed with the imaginative and creative space models entered into the Pre-Prep competition as part of Space Theme Week.
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 Pupil News News from our Chess players at the Megafinal and also the mini marathon!
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019 Nursery News Lots of play-dough, outside play, and a visit to Science week for the Nursery this week.
  • Sunday 5 May 2019 Assessment and the individual
  • Monday 29 April 2019 From the Headmaster....
  • Monday 29 April 2019 St Helena Hospice Midnight Walk
  • Monday 29 April 2019 School Chef stars on Radio 1
  • Monday 29 April 2019 Element News - Week 1
  • Monday 29 April 2019 Boarding News The Year 8s enjoyed an evening outside playing Cornhole!
  • Monday 29 April 2019 Les Ambassadeurs 2019 This year, we were delighted to host pupils and staff from our partner school Ombrosa, in Lyon, France for our “Les Ambassadeurs” fun Easter French and English course at Holmwood during the first week of the holiday. We had a bumper crop of Holmwood pupils take part this year and everyone had a fantastic time.
  • Monday 29 April 2019 Year 6 Geography Recently in geography, pupils have been learning about Tectonic Plate Boundaries. Many of the larger volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur at or near these boundaries.
  • Thursday 25 April 2019 Innovation and the individual
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 From the Headmaster....
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Element News - Week 11
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Boarding News - Year 8 Ninja The Year 8s enjoyed a fantastic evening at Ultimate Ninja, Colchester.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Year 1 Superheroes and a Church Visit - Year 1 have had a busy few weeks.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Pre-Prep Eco Committee Pre-Prep members of the Eco Committee decided to hold a poster competition to increase awareness of taking care of the environment. The children were very impressed with the posters and found it tricky to choose the winners.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Year 5 Geography Following their research project on Mexico, Issy A-B and Charles D presented their findings to the rest of their classmates. Both presentations were well researched and expertly delivered.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Latin As part of their studies in Latin, Year 7 pupils have been considering why Pompeii is so important to us. Year 8 have been looking at the Roman conquest. They have been given an island and were asked to pretend that they had conquered it.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Science At the end of last term four Year 7 students attended a Salter’s Festival of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. This was just one of over fifty festivals taking place throughout the UK between March and June.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 Pupil News Recent success for one of our Year 5 Holmwood pupils who played for the Essex U11 girls chess team in Solihull.
  • Monday 1 April 2019 Nursery News Read our Nursery news from the last week.
  • Monday 25 March 2019 From the Headmaster.... I am extremely excited about attending tonight's performance of Madagascar! The Years 6 & 7 have been working hard under Mrs Mayhews' direction to produce what promises to be a thrilling production. Supported by the professional band - Mr Cortes, Mr Snell and Mrs Mitchell - we are in for a treat!
  • Monday 25 March 2019 Element News - Week 10 A quick update from this week's Element Meetings - written by the Year 8 pupils.
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