As part of British Science Week, we have been actively incorporating more Science into all our lessons. Yesterday, pupils in Year 3 were learning scientific words in Spanish and Year 4 were doing some Macbeth-themed Science!
The Junior School Council’s House Quiz took place this morning in aid of Comic Relief. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 were divided into their 3 house teams (Elm, Oak and Chestnut) and answered questions using a buzzer system.
Well done to Cas, Gabi and Lola for being fantastic quiz masters. The winning house was ELM with a fantastic 31 points, many of which were scored by Oscar. Oak and Chestnut came in joint second and third place with 18 points.
Pupils in Junior School were pleased to welcome Councillor David Mellen this morning as part of his Big Reading Challenge.
Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, set a challenge to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. The challenge aims to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the city through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Today is day 47 of 50 and we were very pleased to hear that before arriving at Hollygirt, he had already surpassed his target having read to 5,980 children. He has now read to over 6,000 children in Nottingham City including 80+ from Hollygirt School.
If you’d like to support the Big Reading Challenge, the fundraising page is here: www.gofundme.com/bigreadingchallenge.
Pupils in Year 2 made string telephones today. We were investigating whether sound could travel through materials!
Mrs Morgan was delighted with girls from Years 4 to 6 this week for their balance work in Games. The balance routine they put together and performed is normally only done from Year 7 upwards! Well done 👏