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  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Year 5

Check out our Oliver cast hanging out on the streets of Victorian London...


Well done to all the children in Years 5 and 6 for delivering speeches to their classmates over the last few days. The theme of 'if you could meet anyone from history, who would it be and why?', clearly inspired the children and their families (as I know from parents and carers that it provoked a lot of discussion at home!) and we heard some really interesting, thoughtful and thought-provoking speeches on a hugely diverse group of historical figures.


This has been a project that has run since we returned after Christmas and the children have put an incredible amount of time and effort into it. It is clear that they have also been supported by parents and carers at home and we thank the families for their input and involvement - the children did us all proud!


The children in each class have helped to chose four children from Year 5 and four from Year 6 to represent them in our very first Holden Clough Public Speaking Competition. Representing Year 5, are: Summer, Christian, Tristan and Andrew. Speaking for Year 6, are: Aeron, Jiya, Ayesha and Taliyah. The competition is on Friday 4th March, the prizes are ready, the invitations have been sent out and the shield is waiting to see whose name will be engraved on it as our very first winner!


Watch this space!

Year 4 & 5 Writing Workshop

On Tuesday 2nd February, a handful of our talented writers represented Years 4 and 5 at a writing workshop held at Waterloo Primary. The workshop offered the children the chance to craft their own spooky story and become published authors on, a global literacy initiative for children of primary school age, created with the purpose of allowing them to share their writing and giving them a worldwide audience. Apparently Michael Morpurgo is a fan!


Minal and Anish from Y4, and Summer, Tristan, Andrew and Anaya from Y5, were the children who attended the workshop and they were an absolute credit to themselves, their families and Holden Clough in terms of both the work they produced and the way they conducted themselves. If you have a few minutes spare, please visit and look at the 'Recent Days' section where you will find the work of our children. It really is worth a read!

This week, we combined the mathematical talents of Years 5 & 6 in our Maths Challenge Day. The children worked in teams to take part in a range of challenges and games aimed at improving their number knowledge. We battled it out during several rounds of our famous 'Times Table Challenge' game, carried out mathematical investigations where we looked for patterns and explanations to solve some tricky problems and went on a Prime Number Hunt around Holden Clough! 

Happy New Year!


A new year and a new start in Year 5 for us all! I'd like to take this opportunity to say how delighted I am to have joined the Holden Clough family. The children and staff have made me feel so welcome; I have met some parents/carers and I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks. A heartfelt thank you to everyone for the welcome and showing why Holden Clough is such a wonderful school.


We have an exciting half-term ahead of us - please take some time to look at our curriculum newsletter which details the areas of study we will be focusing on and also includes ideas for how you can support your child's learning at home. As a parent myself, I know how important the partnership is between home and school so I am always happy to meet with parents and carers and discuss any concerns, answer any questions you may have about your child's learning, or simply say hello! I have already seen what a wonderful group of children we have in Year 5 and I have high hopes and expectations for what they can achieve, both personally and professionally, for the rest of this school year.


So here's to 2016 and I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful year.


Miss Myers

Welcome to Year 5! smiley





Memories from Year 4...
Year 4 have had great fun designing our own theme parks on a budget! Here are some information posters that we made all about them.

Ordering decimal numbers outside on a (rare) sunny day!

Year 4 does Red Nose Day!

Teachers with the talented make up artists!
Red Nose Day silly faces!

King John V The English Barons - The Debate

The Magna Carta - King John V English Barons!

Our first day.

Kagan Structures - we love to learn together in Year 4...

Working as a team in 'numbered heads together'!
Year 4 are showing great coaching skills.


Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

DO NOT send your child into school if they have any ONE of the following symptoms: (1) A HIGH TEMPERATURE (this mean they feel hot to the touch on their back or chest) - (2) A NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH (this means coughing a lot, for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episode within 24 hours) - (3) A LOSS OR CHANGE TO SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE (this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal)