Read all the Latest Newsletters and Letters here

We now send all letters to you via email. This page will allow you to download and read all the Newsletters and letters that we send out.

Click on any letter to read it.

29/09/23 – Holbeach Newsletter

22/09/23 – Holbeach Newsletter

22/09/23 – Parent Governor Nomination Letter

20/09/23 – Flu Link for Holbeach Primary School

15/09/23 – Holbeach Newsletter

08/09/23 – Holbeach Newsletter

08/09/23 – Football trials Boys (Y5-6) / Football trials Girls (Y5-6)

08/09/23 – Autumn Term Extra-Curricular Clubs information


21/07/23 – Holbeach Newsletter

20/07/23 – Summer Reading Recommendations (Nursery to Year 6)

17/07/23 – New Classes Letter (2023-2024)

Tackling Race Inequality – The Holbeach Pledge

Holbeach are joining the family of Lewisham Schools and celebrating Windrush Day by signing a pledge to tackle race inequalities in our education system.

We will continue our work to address the inequalities that result from historic, systemic racist policies and practices.

We pledge to take actions that will address access and opportunity
for all pupils, by highlighting inequalities and increasing awareness.

We commit to:

  • Targeting ambitious outcomes for Black Caribbean heritage and Black and Minority Ethnic pupils
  • Reducing exclusions of Black Caribbean heritage pupils of all ages
  • Leaders and governors taking a whole school approach to embedding race equality
  • Transparent reporting and sharing of borough-wide data trends
  • Working together in new ways and sharing good practice to embed race equality in our school cultures and curriculum
  • Actively developing high quality relationships with Black Caribbean heritage and Black and Minority Ethnic pupils and their parents
  • Improving Black representation in school leadership and governing bodies

Race Equality Letter from Lewisham

Read the Holbeach Pledge here

Tackling Racism and Race Equality at Holbeach- Action Plan

Home Learning and Remote Learning at Holbeach

Home Learning

Parents are encouraged to read with their children every day and books are regularly taken home.  In addition to this, teachers set a weekly home learning task for the children to complete.  This can be accessed via your child’s Class Blog on the school website.  Home learning tasks are set on a Thursday and submitted (where appropriate) the following Monday.  Key Stage 2 children are given a home learning book to complete tasks in.

At Holbeach, we also have some fantastic online resources that are available to use at home. Your child has logins for all these programs, which will support their learning. Click on the Program you wish to open

Times Table RockStars

Make learning Times Tables fun. Times Table Rock Stars allows children to create a rock star character, practise their times tables and the corresponding division facts and ‘buy’ things for their rock star.


Since the success of Times Tables Rockstars in encouraging children to master times table and division fact instant recall, we would like their skills with mental addition and subtraction to be just as good. NumBots will help! All children start at the same place in Story mode, and when they get to a certain stage they will unlock Challenge mode.

** To use NumBots just use your Rockstars Username and Password to login **

My Maths

My Maths develops pupils’ confidence and fluency in Maths through fun activities. There are hundreds of lessons and self-marking homework tasks, worksheets, and games.

Bug Club

Bug Club is the only whole-school reading programme that brilliantly combines an online reading world with fantastic print books, and assessment tools. All children at Holbeach have an account for this fantastic online reading resource.

LGfL – London Grid for Learning

Everyone at Holbeach has access to the ‘London Grid for Learning.’ The London Grid for Learning is a community of schools and local authorities committed to using technology to enhance teaching and Learning.

One unique aspect of the LGfL service is the huge array of teaching and learning resources included, all of which can also be used at home by pupils using their LGfL login.

Click here to access the fantastic learning resources available

Click here to access LGfL mail

A Guide to using LGfL

To login to LGfL use your Teams login, but instead of it is and the password is the same, however no need for the hashtags (#)

BBC Bitesize – Daily Lessons

The BBC have got lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you keep on track when learning at home. Pick your year and subject to get started!

Click here to access BBC Bitesize – Daily Lessons

Bitesize has plenty of straightforward lessons in Primary Maths and Primary English. The BBC are supporting learning at home with collections of educational resources including quizzes, videos and activities hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC, for other subjects such as Science, History and Geography.

The curriculum-based content is developed by educational consultants and is organised by topic or theme to make it easy for you to find.

Click here for a guide to how BBC Bitesize can help you learn on TV and online


Remote Learning

Holbeach Primary School is committed to providing continuity of education for all its pupils in the event of a partial or whole school closure. While such situations are inevitably highly varied in their causes and ramifications, we will endeavour to provide continued learning for our students during any period of closure.

When a Class would switch to Remote Learning:
• An extended period of school closure
• Pupils unable to attend school due to the fact that they are self-isolating because they or a family member has a confirmed case of Coronavirus

When an individual would receive Remote Learning:

If the vast majority school remains open and working as normal, but an individual student is unable to attend lessons as normal for a period of between 3 and 10 school days but is otherwise well and able to work (e.g. a period of advised self-isolation or an absence that has been authorised by the school in advance) the school will provide:

• An English task for each day of the absence
• A Maths task for each day of the absence
• A research project with a range of tasks to choose from each day

These tasks will be shared with parents in hardcopy paper format which will either be collected by one parent/carer or delivered to the family home by a member of staff.

Our Remote Learning policy does not apply in situations such as:
• A student who is unable to attend school due to being unwell.
• A student who absents themselves from school without prior authorisation from the school, with or without parental permission, e.g. a family holiday taken in term time.

Please look through the agreements for Remote Learning below.

In the event of a partial or whole school closure the children will be taught via Microsoft Teams. It allows your child to complete work and see work set by their teachers. Click here to download ‘Teams’

Holbeach Virtual Open Day Meetings 2020/21

To all parents/carers who will be applying for their child to start primary school in September 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to receive visitors on site and therefore will be hosting virtual meetings instead.

Holbeach will be holding Virtual Open Days, on the following three dates, where you will be able to experience a virtual tour of the school, meet the Headteacher, find out about the learning ethos of our school and ask any questions that you have about the admissions process.

To join the meetings, you will need to download Microsoft Teams (Click here to download for free) and then click on one of the links below, at the time stated, for whichever meeting you wish to join.

Monday 19th October 2020 (10:00am) Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 5th November 2020 (2:00pm) Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday 17th November 2020 (5:00pm) Click here to join the meeting

We look forward to ‘meeting’ you at one of our virtual Open Days

Wellbeing – Useful guides to ‘Stay Safe and Stay Positive’

The ‘Helping Families Team’ have put together 3 really useful and informative packs to help you to look after yourself and your family.


Connecting and Strengthening strategies can help you to meet your child’s emotional needs, increase positive behaviour, recognise your strengths as a parent, and improve your relationship with your child. Download your pack here


You can use parenting groundwork to help you to feel calmer, more connected to the present, and in control. Focusing on managing your own emotions first can also make parenting easier. Download your pack here


COVID-19 restrictions mean it is a particularly tricky time for parents to hold boundaries and manage disruptive behaviour. You may find yourself getting stuck in a cycle of withdrawing from difficult behaviour, or escalating punishments, which can damage self-esteem. Increasing your options for discipline and holding boundaries can help you feel more confident as a parent and increase your child’s wellbeing and settled behaviour. Download your pack here

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips

Health For KidsHealth for Kids offers a fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health. Find games, articles and lots more right here.

Creative Calm – A great pack to help focus minds with activities to stay positive.

Childline has a ‘calm zone’, with videos, activities, games, and calming activities to help children who are worried about anything

BBC CBeebies for special needs
Resources and help for children with additional needs from the BBC, including Mr Tumble!

Summer Holiday Experiences and Childcare Information

The Summer Holidays are a great opportunity for you to spend time with your family playing board games, going for walks, day trips, card games, completing jigsaws, reading together and lots more.

Are you looking for childcare ideas this summer? Lewisham Council have put together a comprehensive list here

Take a virtual trip to see some animals

Discover things about our world or the universe beyond

Take some time to appreciate famous Artwork or visit a museum

Try to recreate some Science Experiments or Design and Technology Projects

Have some physical fun or musical fun

Develop Computing Skills Together

Prepare meals by cooking together

World Book Day at Holbeach

Well done to everyone who dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day on Thursday. We had a very colourful and exciting day together.

As well as dressing up, we marked this occasion with a special assembly, a book swap and each child received a £1 book token to spend on one of the special World Book Day books, or they may choose to put the token towards another book of their choice. The tokens have to be redeemed by 29th March, so please don’t forget to use them.

Additionally, we are taking part in the ’Share a Million Stories’ campaign. We are recording how many children heard the story each time we read a story at home and at school in World Book Day month (between 27th February and 29th March). We are keeping a Share-O-Meter in school to keep count of our shared stories.

Reading At Home                                                                                      

Please continue to support World Book Day by sharing a story every day with your children. Let us know how many you have shared each week via your child’s share-O-Meter.

Reading together will make a difference to children’s lives and their futures.

Congratulations to all the Holbeach ‘Big-Half’ runners – You are amazing!!

Congratulations to the 55 parents, staff, friends and relatives of Holbeach children who ran the ‘Vitality Big-Half’ half marathon in London last Sunday. You are all amazing!

So far, these runners, have raised over £7,000 for the school. The money raised will be used to furnish and equip two therapeutic spaces within the school. These will be used to help children experiencing mental health difficulties through play therapy.

Don’t forget! You can still sponsor our runners by clicking the link below.

Times Tables Rock Stars

We are excited to let you know that we have signed up for ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ to help support our children in learning, practising and consolidating their recall of multiplication facts.

World famous rock musicians are the best at what they do because they’ve spent hours practising guitar chords, writing music or playing on the drums. It’s just the same with times tables – all Times Table Rock Stars need is to practice and practice and practice.

It’s essential that your child does a little bit of times table practice every night. Short bursts of daily practise are more effective than spending hours once a week.

Times Table Rock Stars allows children to create a rock star character and then practise their times tables and the corresponding division facts – they are rewarded with ‘money’ and can ‘buy’ things for their rock star. They can see their own progress and compare themselves to other users.

All Holbeach children will soon be given a Times Tables Rock Star username and password and will be able to access this fantastic program on a computer or Tablet at home (just download the free app!) or log in to Times ‘Table Rock Stars’ here

Click here for more Maths info

Maths at Holbeach

The teaching of Maths has changed a lot over the years and we are aware that your child will be learning in very different ways to how you were taught at school!

Your child will be coming home with a ‘Parents Guide to Maths’ for their year group, outlining the expectations for the year, what they will be taught and how you can support their understanding at home.

The leaflet covers all the areas of Maths, with examples and diagrams to help you. You can download the leaflets for all the year groups below.