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									   Holbrook News
            Holbrook Lane, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0PS
             Telephone (01225) 753708 Fax 01225 350034

                                                             10th January 2013
From the Headteacher

Welcome back after what, I hope, was a pleasant Christmas and New Year break for you
and your family. The term ahead promises to be an exciting one with learning activities
and events designed to engage and motivate our pupils. I look forward to seeing the
good work and improved skills of the children over the weeks ahead. I hope you, too,
will be delighted to see how your child makes progress.

New Pupil: We are pleased to welcome Mitchell to our school. He has joined Year Five
in Zephaniah class. I hope this is the start of a happy relationship between his family
and our school.

New Teacher: Mr Steve Tibbert has joined us as a teacher for Key Stage Two classes.
He has joined us from another Wiltshire school. I hope he enjoys being part of the
Holbrook team.

Recycle Christmas Cards. We have a large blue bin, sitting next to the fence at the
entrance to the dragon playground. We are collecting Christmas cards to recycle as part
of our eco-school work. The bin will be collected by the Longleat estate for recycling.
Please make use of this facility in the next week.

Holbrook’s Got Talent: Does your child play an instrument, dance, or sing? Does your
child have another talent that everyone else should know about? Is your child prepared
to perform in front of other people, on their own or with a group? We are putting on a
show called ‘Holbrook’s Got Talent’. It will be a showcase for the children who have
talents but who do not always have the opportunity to show them in school. Holbrook’s
Got Talent will take place on the evening of Saturday 2nd February.

If your child wishes to take part, please sign up on the large sheet near the front
entrance. Teachers will then consider all applicants and a selection of acts will be made
to appear in the show. The deadline for signing up to show interest is Friday 18 th
New sound system: A new sound system for our school hall was installed today to
improve the sound quality of music and amplification in assemblies and for
performances. £104.45 was raised at the performances of ‘Scrooge’ at the end of last
term. We would like to improve the stage lighting so we shall put this money towards
the cost of new lights.

Roger Whitewick

                                  Learning Legends
        The current Learning Legends are Freya Taylor and Holly Bracey.
          Congratulations to them, their work is on display in the Hall.

                                  Pupils’ Good News
Congratulations to Coby Herriott-Jones and Rylee Smyth who have achieved Yellow
                           Belt in Mixed Martial Arts.

 A brand new black velvet bolero jacket age 5 was lost following
 Kingsley Class’ Christmas Party. Please check your child’s bags
    and make sure it hasn’t come home by mistake. It is named.

                                      Diary Dates 2013
 7th                  Term Three starts
10th                  New sound system fitted in hall
15th                  Full Governing Body meets 6.30 pm
18th                  Danywenallt Parents’ Meeting after school
21st                  Cookathon Week- KS1
22nd                  Longleat talk for Redgrave Class
22nd                  Netball Tournament- afternoon
23rd                  Rev Parker leading assembly
25th                  Wrong Clothes Day
28th                  Cookathon week- KS2
 2nd                  PTA- Holbrook’s Got Talent- evening
 4th                  Danywenallt Y4 Residential week starts
 6th                  Return of Group One from Danywenallt. Group Two departs.
 8th                  Term Three ends 3.00
18th                  Term Four starts
21st    Tag rugby Festival- afternoon
26th    Full Governing Body meets 6.30 pm
26th    West Wilts Dance Festival- evening
 5th    Book Fayre arrives
 6th    Rev Parker leading assembly
 7th    World Book Day
11th    Kandinsky to Steam Museum
12th    Book Fayre departs
13th    Theatre Group performing in school am
13th    Parent- Teacher consultations
14th    Swimming Gala
15th    PTA Bingo- evening
18th    Parent- Teacher consultations
20th    Somerville to The Living Rainforest
22nd    End of term Four
 8th    TD Day
 9th    Term Five starts for pupils
15th    Full Governing Body meets 6.30 pm
17th    Key Stage One- Multiskills Festival
 2nd    Election Day- Holbrook to be a Polling Station
 6th    Bank Holiday- school closed
13th    KS2 SATs
14th    KS2 SATs
15th    KS2 SATs
16th    KS2 SATs
17th    KS2 SATs
23rd    Y5 Shakespeare Project at Clarendon Academy
24th    PTA Mufti Day
24th    Term Five ends 3.00
 3rd    Term Six starts
 4th    Photographer to take class photos
 6th    Meeting for parents of new pupils- evening
 7th    Assembly led by Maranatha Church am
15th    PTA Fete
21st    Sports Morning and Open Afternoon
28th    TD Day- school closed to pupils
 2nd     Secondary School Induction Day for Y6
 5th    Annual reports home to parents
        New class lists announced
        Pupils meet new teachers
 9th    Report follow up parents evening 3.00- 5.00
 9th    Full Governing Body meets 6.30 pm
10th    Becoming a Junior meeting for Y2 parents 3.10
17th    Y6 Play- evening (PTA serving drinks)
18th    Y6 Play- evening (PTA serving drinks)
23rd    Y6 tea and cake with the staff
24th    Final Assembly 2.00 pm- Parents of Y6 pupils invited.
                                                               20th December 2012

Dear Parents and Carers,

   Did you know … just registering your child for Free
 School Meals means that the school gets extra money?

        Register now to make sure we don’t miss out

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income
families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

For every child registered Holbrook Primary School gets £488 this

If you are registered for Free School Meals you could get our residential trips to
Danywenallt and The Magdalen Project for free.

Please register as soon as possible to make sure your child and
others in their class don’t miss out.

How does it work?
1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please
   look at the list on the next page.

2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Free
School Meals
   Department on 01225 713780 at Wiltshire Council who will help you to

3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s
   great – they will get the free meal (saving you £418 a year), extra
   benefits and the school gets £488 extra.

4. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can
   continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the
   school still gets £488 extra.
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other
benefits you are claiming.

Please talk to us about registering your child today.
Yours sincerely,

Roger Whitewick

Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these
       Income Support
       Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
       Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
       Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
       The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
       Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax
        Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM
        Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
       Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive
        for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working
        Tax Credit

Pupils can also register for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits
themselves. Come and talk to us if you’re not sure.

An application form for free meals is available by clicking this link

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