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I am delighted that the students’ end of year reports have been sent to all families, via ParentPay today. It has been a joy to read the reports this year, especially during the circumstances we find ourselves in. If you have not received your child’s report, please inform the teams next week during the welfare calls and we will look into this. If you have any concerns please contact your child’s class or form teacher and they will be able to further help/support. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as Miss Gordon and myself did.

Over the past two weeks, Miss Gordon and myself have had a number of meetings with EHCP officers across different boroughs, social care, and SEND teams and they have been extremely pleased to hear how we have supported our families over the past 14 weeks. What was pleasing to hear was the feedback these external agencies have had from yourselves as parents/carers around our holistic approaches. It was lovely to share these messages with the staffing team and I will be sharing this in our Governors meeting next Thursday. They were also particularly impressed with the use of Showbie and the chat functions that have allowed our students to still interact daily with their peers and staff.

The learning continues and it’s brilliant to see students get up to lots of activities in the home. Let’s have a look at what you have been busy doing this week…

Ms Daniels was delighted with Ciara’s science learning this week. Ms Daniels says that Ciara has tried really hard this week despite having difficulties with her science work last week. She did not give up and has produced a really good piece of work on photosynthesis. I am really proud of her, she has not given up even though it was hard for her. Her mum and dad are really pleased with her too. Well done Ciara!

Your sunflowers look beautiful. Ms Lergio’s class are also growing sunflowers. Ms Lergio thinks her sunflowers are the tallest..

..however, I have two sunflowers that are now above one metre..

Get measuring Ms Lergio! Also, if anyone has any sunflowers growing in their garden, we would love to see them.

Corey has made a fabulous scarecrow for Ms Woodhead’s scarecrow festival. Your step by step instructions are fantastic! Well done Corey. It is not too late to enter this festival!

Ms Woodhead’s class are focusing their learning around a scarecrow theme this week.

Corey continues to produce amazing pieces of home learning, Ms Parkinson is very proud of you.

Alfie has been celebrating his birthday this week. Ms Simms would like to wish you a very happy birthday!

Ms Halkyard’s weekly challenge was to create a festival poster to advertise it as this week would have been Glastonbury. Well done to all that took part!

Ms McMurray was impressed with Oliver’s stop motion movie. Well done Oliver!

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Ms Carpenter was delighted with Thomas and his strawberry muffins using seasonal produce..

Ciara managed to complete the emoji quiz too. Well done!!

Thomas and Freddie also produced very creative Spanish posters. Mr Francos is very proud of you. Well done!


Finally, it is not too late to enter the TTRockstars and Numbots quiz, the competition ends Monday morning!

Well done everyone!

As you will know, Graham has communicated today that our Summer holiday clubs that we offer yearly will not be running this year (you can find his update here). This will allow us and the team time to prepare the school for the wider opening of students come September 2020. Miss Gordon and myself have a number of meetings next week to further explore and discuss what this will look like and I will endeavour to update you as and when.

To further help support our students with transition, staff have recorded welcome videos for students who will return to a new class teacher or form teacher next year. These will be sent via ParentPay so please look out for these next week.

I hope the weather remains nice over the weekend so we can enjoy some time outside in our gardens. Take care, stay safe and stay inside.

Mrs Millard

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Hollinwood Academy
Roman Road

School Hours

Mon – Fri:
08:45 – 15:00

Breakfast Club runs Mon – Fri:
08:00 – 08:45

After School Clubs run Mon – Thurs:
15:00 – 16:45

Compulsory TIme Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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0161 883 2404