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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.

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22/10/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

19/10/21 – Parents Evening Information

15/10/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

08/10/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / Parent Governor Vacancy letter

05/10/21 – E-Safety Advice for Parents

01/10/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

24/09/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

17/09/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

Parent Guide to Early Years Maths / Parent Guide to Year 1 Maths / Parent Guide to Year 2 Maths / Parent Guide to Year 3 Maths / Parent Guide to Year 4 Maths / Parent Guide to Year 5 Maths / Parent Guide to Year 6 Maths

14/09/21 – Year 6 Secondary School Transition Meeting Letter

13/09/21 – Topic Overview for the Autumn Term – Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

10/09/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

07/09/21 – School Dinner Arrangements / School Dinner Form

23/07/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

16/07/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

09/07/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / New Classes and Information regarding the end of the Summer Term

02/07/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / Term Dates for 2021 – 2022

25/06/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

21/06/21 – Information about Sports Day 2021 – EYFS, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

18/06/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

11/06/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

28/05/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

28/05/21 – Important information regarding Covid-19 Contact Tracing during Half-Term

21/05/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

14/05/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

07/05/21 – Bikeability Booking and Information

07/05/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

30/04/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

23/04/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

23/04/21 – Topic Overview for the Summer Term – Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

21/04/21 – Spring Term Parents Evening Information

31/03/21 – Important information regarding Covid-19 Contact Tracing over the Spring Break

26/03/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

19/03/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

12/03/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / Wider Opening of School – A Parent Guide / The Full Opening of School

08/03/21 – Returning Safely to School – A letter from Lewisham

05/03/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / Wider Opening of School – A Parent Guide / The Full Opening of School

02/03/21 – FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF CHILDREN IN YEAR 5/6 BUBBLE (CLOSE CONTACTS OF A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19)

02/03/21 – COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE – WHOLE SCHOOL UPDATE

26/02/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

26/02/21 – The Full Opening of School

12/02/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / Internet Family Agreement

12/02/21 – Information for Parents regarding COVID 19 Contact Tracing over February Half-Term

05/02/21 – Young Artists’ Summer Show – Permission Form

05/02/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

29/01/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / ‘Express Yourself’ Free Resources

22/01/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

15/01/21 – Holbeach Newsletter / Online Safety Support / Parental Guidance for Home Schooling

14/01/21 – COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE – WHOLE SCHOOL UPDATE

13/01/21 – COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE – WHOLE SCHOOL UPDATE

12/01/21 – A Message From Lewisham Council regarding Lockdown

08/01/21 – Holbeach Newsletter

08/01/21 – FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF CHILDREN IN YEAR 1/2 BUBBLE (CLOSE CONTACTS OF A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19)

08/01/21 – COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE – WHOLE SCHOOL UPDATE

04/01/21 – Remote Education for the start of the Spring Term

02/01/21 – Urgent Message regarding the beginning of the Spring Term

19/12/20 – FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF CHILDREN IN 4S (CLOSE CONTACTS OF A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19)

19/12/20 – COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE – WHOLE SCHOOL UPDATE

17/12/20 – Important information – What to do about Covid-19 during the Christmas Holidays

17/12/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

11/12/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

10/12/20 – CHANGE TO THE END OF TERM DATE (Term now finishes on THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER)

08/12/20 – Urgent information from Lewisham CouncilLewisham School Street Programme: Holbeach School

07/12/20 – FOR PARENTS/CARERS OF CHILDREN IN 4B (CLOSE CONTACTS OF A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19)

07/12/20 – COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE – WHOLE SCHOOL UPDATE

04/12/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

27/11/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

20/11/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

13/11/20 – Parent-Governor Nomination Letter

13/11/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

13/11/20 – Self-isolation Advice

13/11/20 – New Lunch Menu (November 2020 – March 2021)

10/11/20 – Information for Ordering School Photos

06/11/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

06/11/20 – Letter regarding National Lockdown 2

23/10/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

22/10/20 – Remote Learning – Getting Started with ‘Teams’

22/10/20 – Remote Learning Home-School Agreement

20/10/20 – Parents Evening (RB, 1L, 2B, 3S, 4B, 4A, 5A, 5D, 6L)

20/10/20 – Parents Evening(N, RW, 1S, 2T, 3C, 3L, 4S, 5G, 6F)

16/10/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

12/10/20 – Inset Day information

09/10/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

02/10/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

30/09/20 – Photographer Visit – Individual Photos

25/09/20 – Holbeach Newsletter (Parent Guides to Maths)

18/09/20 – Holbeach Newsletter

15/09/20 – PE Lessons

11/09/20 – Drop off and Collection letter

21/07/20 – Full opening of school in September

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

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.

NumBots

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 @holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk it is @lgfl.net 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

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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

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

PARENTING GROUNDWORK

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

BOUNDARIES AND DISCIPLINE

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

Online Opportunities for 2-7 Year Olds

The Government have put together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

Helping children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during School Closures

Please click here for advice for parents and carers of children who have not yet started school.

At Holbeach we have also put together a list of some great resources for your child to use while they are not in school. Many educational service providers are providing free access to resources.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage drop down to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Busy Things – Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial or login with the children’s LGFL logins or QR codes and passwords.
  • Twinkl– Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Click your year group for some fantastic resources – Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2
  •  Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free EYFS and KS1 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks Early Years and KS1 interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games – interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Maths resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars – Login and challenge friends or teachers to a Rock Star Battle!!
  • NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games – maths games.

 English resources

  • Bug Club – All children at Holbeach have an account for Bug Club, which is a fantastic online reading resource.
  • Love My Books – This is a great resource to promote the love of reading, with a huge range of high quality books and activities to go with it
  •  ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  •  Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
  •  Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)

Physical Activity Ideas

  • PE with Joe – PE kits on Holbeach! Every morning at 9am tune into Joe Wicks for a half an hour PE lesson designed for children!

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.

Online Opportunities for 7-11 Year Olds

The Government have put together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

At Holbeach we have also put together a list of some great resources for your child to use while they are not in school. Many educational service providers are providing free access to resources.

Online Resources across all subjects

  • LGFL Lots of resources can be accessed and in the event of closures  most of these resources will be accessible without a login. Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage drop down to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning.
  • Twinkl – Free instant access to interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and worksheets across the whole currciulum. Click your year group for some fantastic resources – Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
  • Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS and then visit the Parents Hub.
  • TTS have put together free KS2 Learning packs.
  • BBC supermovers – great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks – interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games – interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround – keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Maths resources

  • TTBlast on LGFL – choose your timetables to practise. (Login using LGFL or use without login)
  • Times Table Rockstars – Login and challenge friends or teachers to a Rock Star Battle!!
  • NRICH – Click on the primary hub to access maths problem solving activities for children.
  • Topmarks Daily Ten and other maths games.
  • ICT Games – maths games.

 English resources

  • Bug Club – All children at Holbeach have an account for Bug Club, which is a fantastic online reading resource.
  • Love My Books – This is a great resource to promote the love of reading, with a huge range of high quality books and activities to go with it
  • ICT Games – reading, handwriting, phonics and writing activities.
  •  Reading Zone Live – authors, writing and poetry
  •  Spell Blast on LGFL – practise your spellings (Login using LGFL or use without login)

Physical Activity Ideas

  • PE with Joe – PE kits on Holbeach! Every morning at 9am tune into Joe Wicks for a half an hour PE lesson designed for children!

Computing Resources

  • Dance-mat Typing skills –this is a great opportunity for children to improve their typing skills.
  • Code Club self-led coding projects using Scratch or HTML/CSS projects.
  • Scratch – children can watch the tutorials and practise their skills. They can set up their own accounts with parental permission. For KS1 we recommend Scratch Junior which is a free app on ipads and tablets (but not PC’s yet). You can view these free tutorials and activities to get you started.
  • Code.org You can use hour of code or sign up for a free coding course. These courses are self-led and age appropriate and are brilliant for developing vital debugging skills.

Online Safety

  • ThinkuKnow – a great website to work through age appropriate online safety activities with your children.
  • BBC Own It! – Useful advice and games for upper KS2 children.

Science

 Geography resources

Non-screen time activities

Click here for fun and educational non-screen activities that can be completed at home and support independent learning.

And lastly,  if you are all stuck at home, here is a useful article from Parent Zone with some family ideas on how to entertain your children safely during this time.

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.

https://wonderful.org/fundraiser/holbeachrunsthebighalf-399a2077