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  • Friday 8 June 2018 Boarding News - Summer term week 7 This week the Year 8s had a fantastic time playing Foot Golf at Colchester Play Golf.
  • Friday 8 June 2018 Pupil News - Horseriding The Holmwood Equestrian Team spent the first weekend of half term competing for our school at the National Schools Championships at Hickstead. They had qualified earlier in the year for two separate events - an achievement in itself beating many other well known schools in the region (e.g. Felsted & New Hall) - and were now competing against schools from Wales, Scotland, Yorkshire and Somerset.
  • Friday 8 June 2018 Year 8 Summer Ball The first ever Holmwood House Year 8 Leavers' Ball was a huge success.
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018 Languages Week 2018 What a wonderful week for our very first ever Languages Week at Holmwood!
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018 Year 3 - Layer Marney Tower Recently Year 3 enjoyed a sunny day at Layer Marney Tower learning about Tudor life.
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018 Pupil News - Scouts and Riding Chief Scout Bronze Award and National School Showjumping - well done!
  • Tuesday 1 May 2018 Boarding News - Summer term week 2 On Monday evening, Years 4 and 5 enjoyed an out of this world boarding event. As part of Science Week, the theme was 'Aliens'.
  • Tuesday 1 May 2018 Science Week - Pre-Prep n Pre-Prep Science Week we have been busy! As well as working in the classroom with science, the whole of Pre-Prep has had some guests. We had a visit from the Fire and Ambulance services.
  • Friday 27 April 2018 Pre-Prep Lego Workshop On Thursday all of Pre-Prep had the opportunity to take part in a Lego workshop. The Jubilee Hall was transformed into a Lego city.
  • Friday 27 April 2018 Times Table Challenge Monday morning saw the summer instalment of the Times Table Challenge for Prep School pupils.
  • Friday 27 April 2018 Boarding Awards Boarders recently undertook a survey to look at ways in which we could improve their experience.
  • Friday 27 April 2018 Pupil News - Chess Many congratulations to Dominique G who recently took part in the England Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) national final in Birmingham, playing for a mixed U11 Essex team.
  • Thursday 26 April 2018 Pupil News - Ski Championships Myles G went to Tignes, France during the Easter holidays and took part in the British Children?s Ski Championships.
  • Thursday 26 April 2018 Year 4 History
  • Friday 23 March 2018 Boarding News - Spring term week 10 On Wednesday evening, the Year 8 Boarders enjoyed a Murder Mystery Evening as part of a national 'Whodunnit' campaign in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care. The scene was a cruise ship in the 1920s and the ships' doctor had been murdered. Each of the Year 8s was assigned a character and there was much dressing up and getting into role.
  • Friday 23 March 2018 Year 1 - Let's Go To The Arctic Year 1 have had an exciting term exploring our new Geography topic, 'Let's go to the Arctic'. The children have been immersed in all sorts of activities and have thoroughly enjoyed finding out about this amazing part of the world.
  • Friday 23 March 2018 Year 1 - STEM Activities On Monday Year 1 took part in a series of STEM activities. We worked in small groups. The task was to test a set of materials to find one that would be suitable for a sandpit cover that would both block out the sun and be waterproof. In addition we had to use our maths skills to find the area of a square, long narrow rectangle and short wide rectangle.
  • Friday 23 March 2018 Science As part of their topic on space our Year 4 pupils were treated to a very special talk from Mr John Vickers. He had a high altitude pressure suit on loan from the National Space Centre in Leicester and was keen to share the exhibit with our students.
  • Friday 23 March 2018 'Have Your Say' Holmwood were represented on Monday at the annual "Have your say" competition organised by the Association for Language Learning.
  • Friday 23 March 2018 Sports Relief Huge congratulations to all who took part and many thanks to all who sponsored us. WE SMASHED IT!
  • Wednesday 21 March 2018 Girls' Cricket Congratulations to the U13 Girls' Cricket team for winning the county U13 Lady Taverners Finals.
  • Monday 19 March 2018 Year 1 - Sharing Assembly Year 1 enjoyed showing their work and talking about what we had learned about the Arctic to parents and pre-prep last week. We have liked finding out about the animals that live there and painting pictures of them. We worked as a team to help to make our corridor display.
  • Monday 19 March 2018 Outdoor Learning - Year 3 The Year 3 children have been carrying out some math work during their Outdoor Learning sessions over the last few weeks. They returned to the Spinney to record growth data of the Wildlife Hedge they helped to plant last year.
  • Monday 19 March 2018 Prep Diary Competition Congratulations to the winners of the Prep Diary Competition. As ever, the entries were excellent so well done to those who sent in the entries.
  • Monday 19 March 2018 Boots2Africa
  • Monday 12 March 2018 European Rugby Championship Cup We were lucky enough to host the actual European Rugby Championship Cup at school today.
  • Monday 12 March 2018 Boarding News Fantastic week in boarding with cinema nights, treasure hunts and snow!
  • Monday 12 March 2018 Sport Relief On Thursday 22 March, Holmwood will be 'Swmming the Channel' in aid of Sport Relief, in all 22 miles, 35405.6 metres or 2623 lengths!
  • Monday 12 March 2018 Science Year 6 have been making bread rolls as part of their work on useful microbes and yeast.
  • Monday 12 March 2018 Forest School The children in Year 1 were invited to take part in a poster competition. They were to be designed for display at two new Stag Beetle Hotels recently set up in the Spinney during Forest School.
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