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Police Visit
13/3/20
 
 

Sports Relief
13/3/20
 
 
 

Buddy Time Read
6/3/20
 
 
 

World Book Day
5/3/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Girls netball match V St Teresas'
3/3/20

Reward Time for Y3 & Y4
St David's Day 28/2/20
 
 
 


Little Shop of Horrors Y6 Visit to WHSG
25/2/20

Hen Council Cake Sale
13/2/20
 
 
 

Year 6 Reading For Pleasure
13/2/20
 
 
 
 
  

Year 5 KES Science Day
11/2/20
 
 
 
 
  

Year 3 Egyptian Day
10/2/20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  

Dance Festival
4/2/20
 
 
 
 
 
 

O2 
4/2/20
 
 
 
   

Indoor Athletics Competition
Deanes School 21/1/20
Maths Competition
15/1/20
 
 

Year 5 Forces-Marble Run Workshop
14/1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 4 Viking Day
13/1/20
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 6 Well Being Workshop
13/1/20
 
 

Carol Concert
18/12/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Celebrating outstanding behaviour-Basejump
18/12/19
A Christmas Carol
18/12/19

Holt Farm Helping Hands 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 5 Space Gallery
17/12/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas Decoration Competition
13/12/19

Chairman's Christmas Card Competition
13/12/19
 

Christmas Jumper Day
13/12/19
 
 
 
 
  
Shortlisted for the 'Hate Crime Poster Competition'
 
 
 

Year 3 & 4 Production of The Polar Express
 
 

Santa Netball Tournament At Alleyn Court
7/12/19
 
 
 

Year 4 Trip To Colchester Castle
4/12/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gunge The Teacher 
22/11/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buddy Time Poems
22/11/19
 
 
 

Cookies and hot chocolate
21/11/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reading Week 
18th-22nd November

 
 

Y5 Being Fearless With Explore Learning
14/11/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Odd Sock Day
12/11/19
 
 
 
 
  

Pond update
8/11/19
 
 

Parliamentry Week at HFJS
4-8/11/19

Year 5 Greek Day
21/10/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Road safety 
18/10/19
 
 
 
 
  

Year 3 Post Office Trip
15/10/19
 
 
 
 
  

Mrs Martin from the South Essex Parking Partnership visited us. Don’t forget the 3PR parking rules: care, consideration and caution!
24/9/19
Author Visit, G.B. Strong
20/9/19

Pupil Voice Voting
18/9/19

Our Hen Council 2019-20

Our Sports Council 2019-20

The Senior Pupil Team 2019-20





 
 
 
  
   

Eco Week-Green Day
19/7/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 6 Mental Health Workshop
19/7/19

Sports Day 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Senior Pupil Team 2019-20
 
 
 

Year 5 Library Visit
16/7/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 6 Hilltop Visit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Westcliff High School for Girls Teacher visiting our pupils 
24/6/19

Police Visit
24/6/19
Explore Learning Y4
Sports Competition at Deanes School
21/6/19

20/6/19

A visit from the therapy dog.
17/6/19


14/6/19
SEESMA

12/6/19
District sports CHAMPIONS 2019!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7/6/19
Our team who participated in the Quad Kids event at Fitzwimarc School

Our new arrivals-see more information here
6/6/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

17/5/19
Year 6 End of SATs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HFJS were awarded a nomination with a distinction for the school of the year due to our sporting achievements.
 
 
 
 
A visit from Essex and Suffolk Water
9/5/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Road safety with the Horse Society
26/4/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Year 3 Trip to Danbury
24/4/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Building of the hen house commences.
10/4/19
 
 
 

Cheer-Leading Final
28/3/19
Year 5 Science Day
27/3/19
 
 
 
Year 5 Alice In Wonderland
25/3/19
 
 
 

Hen Visit
21-22/3/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 6 Science Day
20/3/19
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cross Country Competition
19/3/19
 
 
 

Year 3 Egyptian Day
18/3/19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Red Nose Day

15/3/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pi Day

14/3/19

  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Explore Learning with year 5

13/3/19

 
 
 
 
  

Hall Diving!

12/3/19

 
 
 
 
 
 

World Book Day

8/3/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6/3/19

Year 4 Science Day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Pancake Day

5/3/19

 
 

25/2/19

Year 5 Victorian Day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11/2/19

Year 4 Viking Day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  


16/1/19

Our Year 6 team, who 
attended Southend’s Explore Centre to participate in National Young 
Mathematicians Awards last term, were presented with certificates.
 
 
 
 
 
 

15/1/19

Sports Hall Athletics Competition Winners

On Tuesday HFJS took part in a sports hall athletics competition at Deanes secondary school “There were lots of different events: an obstacle race, lots of different length relays, javelin, chest throw, long jump, vertical jump and even the triple jump. The whole team worked incredibly hard to give their best and to support each other by cheering—Harrison even lost his voice!” Harrison & Oscar.

 
 

10/1/19

A massive improvement from our netball team tonight playing at Great Wakering and we scored 3 goals!


Christmas paper making workshop at HFJS!

17/12/18

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thinking, Doing and Talking Science

14/12/18

All children took part in a fun science afternoon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christmas at HFJS

Carol Concert
Several children from year 5 and 6 performed at Hawkwell Baptist Church, singing, playing musical instruments and readings. Well done to all the children and staff involved.

Pantomime

This week, the children really enjoyed a performance of ‘ The Wizard of Oz ‘from The Hobgoblin Theatre Company. Due to the ongoing

hard work from our PTA there was no cost required from parents. Our PTA have had yet another superb year of fundraising and I'm

excited to continue working together with the team next year.

 
 
 

Year 3/4 Production

 
 
 

Christmas coffee morning with Mrs Wass and parent volunteers!


Christmas Dinner

 
 
 

Christmas Jumper Day

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Helping Hands

Over the last month, children, families and the local community have donated items for Holt Farm Junior School’s ‘Helping Hands of Rochford’ project. The School Council were able to deliver forty bags of goodies to local residents at Mill View Court, part of Sanctuary Housing which provides housing for older people. Josie Hart, Scheme Manager was overwhelmed to receive such wonderful gifts for her residents, “I’d just like to thank the children for all of their hard work”. Mrs Richardson (Deputy Head Teacher) added, “The School Council were a real credit to our school. It was wonderful to see the children sharing their gifts and seeing the positive results of their hard work.” Each Helping Hands bag contained sixteen gifts which included festive treats, presents, toiletries and a few everyday essentials. With so many donations, the School Council was able to deliver an additional 40 bags and boxes of produce to a local food bank at Hawkwell Baptist Church so that even more Rochford residents benefit from the huge generosity of Holt Farm Junior School families and local stores (Waitrose, Tesco and the Co-Op).

Thank you to everybody at Holt Farm Junior School and the School Council - we really shared that we care.



Holt Farm Junior School packing the goody bags.



Making a difference at Mill View Court
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One of the residents receiving her gift bag from Holt Farm

School Council with Josie Hart (Scheme Manager).



What’s in the bag? Mince pies, a Christmas

cake, gloves and more…




One resident sharing her card from the School

Council and Mrs Wass (Head of School)



HFJS & Hawkwell Baptist Church

7/12/18 HFJS & Hawkwell Baptist Church arranged a toy raffle and a book and toy sale to raise money for vulnerable families in the Rochford area.

 
  
 
 
 


Netball Tournament at Alleyn Court

7/12/18

We were invited to play a netball tournament at Alleyn Court Prep School, we all had a very enjoyable afternoon with some great netball played and enjoyed Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and wearing our Santa hats.

 
 
 
 
  

HFJS in the news

28/11/18

https://www.rochford.gov.uk/young-eco-warriors-take-part-communitylitterpick?fbclid=IwAR2aakNILE-L0mBO73c7dNUqoSWMW-h_p_Uz_2w88EZhCCb6YwYV_pk9b5k

Hen Project Update

We have been informed that a recent application to Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Fund was successful. We have been awarded a £2000 contribution towards our hen project. Fantastic news!   

28/11/18

Ashingdon Memorial Park’s official opening

20/11/18

This week, the School Council enjoyed taking part in the opening ceremony of the new play equipment. Ashingdon Parish Councillor, David  Catchpole, was extremely complimentary about our pupils. They spoke confidently to the local dignitaries and obviously enjoyed trying out the new equipment, attending the reception and receiving their gifts. Well done School Council-we are proud of you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The theme for ‘Anti– Bullying’ week this week was ‘Choose respect over bullying’ . We launched the week with an odd socks day and assembly led by Mr Keeler. Through the week the children have taken part in various activities and watched a production called ‘Hope’.

19/11/18

 
 
 
 
 
 

Children In Need 2018
16/11/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

High 5 Netball Match V Hockley
9/11/18
The girls showed great team spirit in their first High 5 match of the year and although they didn't win the match they never gave up and played some excellent netball.
 
 
 


Football Match V Rochford.
7/11/18
Our year 5 and 6 football team 
played a league match against 
Rochford Primary School. We were 2 goals down at half 
time but managed to score 2 in the second half. The final 
result was a draw, 2—2. Well done to all the team!
Helping Hands 2018
The School Council has decided to support the elderly and vulnerable residents of our community by filling bags of goodies. We need your help donating any small items; anything that you feel would be appreciated by an elderly person. This could include: tea bags, coffee, biscuits, hot chocolate, hand cream, books, magazines, quiz books, bath products, or socks. Every class has a collection box and every donation is very much appreciated.
Explore Learning Maths Competition
7/11/18
There were five schools competing at this event from Basildon, Westcliff and Rochford.
The teams had a range of problem solving questions. Points were awarded for math's skills and teamwork.
All our pupils behaved impeccably and contributed enthusiastically throughout.
 
 
 
 
  

Well done to HFJS dodgeball team, who came 2nd out of 23 schools at a tournament at Deanes School!

British Values competition winners.

Well done to everybody who entered Mrs Richardson's competition to design a British Values character. Everybody who took part was awarded a prize however, these five also received a special mention during our assembly and an extra Union Jack inspired prize too. 

We had a Halloween/fireworks safety assembly this morning!

Cross-Country Competition at FitzWimarc School
31/10/18
 
 
 
 
  
Year 3/4 Girls
Overall positionSchool1st2nd3rd4thTotal
1stEdward Francis1231016
2ndHolt Farm49152351
3rdGrovewood513161852
4thDown Hall614192059
5thGlebe78253070
Year 3/4 Boys
Overall positionSchool1st2nd3rd4thTotal
1stDown Hall3561428
2ndEdward Francis24151334
3rdHolt Farm111121640
4thGrovewood810192057
5thGlebe Primary918293793

Year 5/6 Girls
Overall positionSchool1st2nd3rd4thTotal
1stEdward Francis134715
2ndGrove Wood6891033
3rdHolt Farm512161851
4thGlebe Primary226313392
5th0

Year 5/6 Boys
Overall positionSchool1st2nd3rd4thTotal
1stEdward Francis1781127
2ndHolt Farm510131745
3rdGrove Wood46142347
4thDown Hall212182052
5thGlebe Primary39192758
Fantastic progress made towards our hen project today! A BIG thank you to all the volunteers, families, Catlin carpentry and building contractors!
27/10/18
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 5 Ancient Greek Workshop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

We played a friendly game against St Teresa's last night. Score was 4-1 to HFJS. A fantastic performance from all players.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pupils from 3H during British Values Week

18/10/18

 
 
 
Cross Country Tournament 16/10/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On Thursday 11th September the hen working party visited a local school to find out about how they manage their hens!

Hen Council 2018-19


HFJS's School, Parent, Sport and Eco Council 2018-19

 
 
 
 
  

HFJS's first bootsale!

15/9/18

 
 
 

Our 2018-19 Senior Pupil Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Pond improvements summer 2018!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our end of year good to be green prize winners are: Oscar Year 3, Harrison Year 5 , Finlay Year 5 and Ashton Year 5. Well done!


It really is good to be green! 

19/7/18


End of year HFJS value winners.

19/7/18

 
 
 
 
  



 

Well done HFJS-We won the SUFC football tournament!
13/7/18
 
 
 

Year 6 Hilltop Visit
8/7/18-11/7/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eco Week
2/7/18-6/7/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Swimming Gala
4/7/18
 
 
 

On Friday Year 4 had a fantastic time at  the Museum of Power in Maldon. They  attended two workshops, Electricity and States of Matter, which form part of their topic for this term.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Quad Kids
12/6/18
 
 
 

Last week, we were joined by Farrah, from Explore Learning Southend, to present certificates to our fantastic writers who entered the National Writing Competition. She was immensely complimentary about the stories that they had received. Holt Farm Junior School made up 20% of the total number of entrees which is a Southend record. Well done to everybody who took part.

District Sports 2018-HFJS Runner Up!
 
 
 
  
 
   
  
 
   
   
   

Raffle tickets have been sent home tonight, please support our Summer Fair.
25/5/18

Our new playground equipment. 
25/5/18
   
  
 
  
 
  
 

Year 3 Visit To The Natural History Museum
15/5/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Belchamps Group 2
4/5/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

School Council Visit to London
2/5/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Class 3C's assembly-The Stone Age!
 
 
 

Year 5 Visit to Belchamps Group 1
27/4/18
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

HFJS In The News!
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/16179649.Celebrations_at_primary_school_after_inspectors_confirmed_the_school_is_improving/
This is us - Our highlights from our Ofsted celebrations

Year 5 production of Dragon Days. Well done Year 5! 
24/4/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ofsted Celebrations
20/4/18
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheerleading Competition
17/4/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ye
ar 5 Peer mediator training led by Sophie and Heather fro
m Essex child and well being service! 
17/4/18
Our new pop up banner!
17/4/18
Thank you to Mr Govus for helping our Eco team to plant flowers around our school!
16/4/18
 
 
 
 
  

Our new nurture base!
16/4/18
 
 

Easter Egg Competition

29/3/18


 
 
   

Charity Fun Run

23/3/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Year 4 Birds of Prey Visit

22/3/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

16/3/18

Cross Country Competition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14/3/18

Final score: Holt Farm 1 v 6 Plumberow 

Holt Farm played host to a very talented, undefeated and top of the league Plumberow side.

It was always going to be a difficult game for Holt Farm but for the first quarter of the game they kept the score to 0-0. This was thanks to some great defending from Geroge and Oliver and then a few good saves from goalkeeper Ben.

Eventually Plumberow's pressure told but it took a miss hit cross to find the top corner to take the lead.

Plumberow were now passing the ball really well and creating more chances. They managed to score 3 more goals before half time but in truth could have been more if it wasn't for Ben in goal. 

The second half was much closer despite Plumberow making it 5-0 soon after the restart. 

Holt Farm grew into the game which saw them more of an attacking threat throw Ethan, Jimmy and Darcy. It was these three that combined before Darcy squared a ball to George who tapped home from close range making it 5-1. 

From the kick though Plumberow scored a great individual goal to extend their lead to 6-1. This is how it would finish but Holt Farm could have got another consolation through Jimmy but it wasn't to be after a good save from the Plumberow keeper.

A really tough game but none of the children gave up at all and kept going to the final whistle despite the scoreline. 


After the game Mr Toovey (Plumberow coach) was full of praise for the Holt Farm team and said how much the team had improved since the Hockley game. 

Team: 

Ben (gk), George (c), Darcy, Lewis, Ethan, Jimmy, Leo, Owen, Oliver, Owen.

Goalscorer: George

Player of the Match: Ben

 
 

 
 
 

13/3/18

As part of the Castle Point and Rochford School Sports Partnership we had the opportunity to take 4S to a Multi sports festival at Deanes School on Tuesday. The children had a chance to have a go at a variety of different sports and activities. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

World Book Day

9/3/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Girl Can

We are delighted to have been awarded a small grant from Active Essex to run an event as part of the get Girls active campaign. 

Did you know that only 16% of girls reach the target for daily physical activity and that if a girl’s mum is active they are far more likely to be physically active themselves? 

We invited girls and a female member of the family to come and sample some sports and physical activities we had on offer both at school and in our local community as part of our “This girl can festival”

8/3/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Snowman competition

Kyran is our winner.

5/3/18


Our Coding Club started tonight. Children worked on a variety of code projects including; Barclays Code Playground, Scratch, Code.org and Python. Freya designed a ' Face your fear' game in Scratch based on the Harry Potter Book Order of the Phoenix. Dan and Isabel found out why Python is so called and started writing their first code in Python.

21/2/18

 
 
 

Year 5 visit to Colchester Castle

8/2/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 6 Visit To Colchester Zoo

7/2/18

 
 
 
  
 
   
   


Year 4 Viking Workshop

7/2/18

 
 
 
 
  

Safer Internet Day 2018 'Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you'. 

Activities for SID included Year 3 read a book (Caught in the Web-by the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain) all about staying safe online and completed a word-search. Year 4 looked at a PowerPoint  presentation to revisit the SMART rules then designed their own posters.  Year 5 revisited the CEOP resource Play Like Share. Year 6 looked at different scenarios about how to keep safe online and making the right choices. They also coded an online message or quiz using Scratch that were then shared with the younger pupils.  We also had a special themed assembly. 

7/2/18

 
 
 

HFJS in the snow!

5/2/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On Tuesday Quamara and Kelly,two dental nurses visited year 4 and gave them a talk on teeth as part of out science topic this half term. They showed the children a model of human teeth and then discussed their different functions. They then went on to look at the teeth of a variety of other animals such as sheep ,rabbits and even tigers!They were amazed to discover that a shark has 4 rows of teeth!

30/1/18

 
 

Well done to our dance club for two fantastic performances this week. Today, they took part in the dance festival at Palace Theatre. 

30/1/18

 
 
 
 
 
 

HFJS's choir are taking part in the world's largest choir at O2 today!

 
  
 
 
 

Parent Workshop 'Keeping up with the kids'

Today, Sarah from Adult Community Learning led an English workshop for parents. Thank you to all those parents that atttended. It was lovely to see the parents and children working together!

24/1/18

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Today, we enjoyed a special assembly from Essex Music for Schools. We viewed a demonstration of Brass and Woodwind instruments. Parents are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday 30th January at 3.20pm to find out details about tuition in school. Next week, Miss Nutter, Mrs Richardson, Ms Ayers and Mrs Griffiths will be taking a group of Year 5 and 6 children to sing at the Young Voices event at the O2!
24/1/18


Year 5 and 6 Sports Hall Athletics
We came 9th overall out of 17 schools.We won the girls speed bounce  (Darcey, Scarlet & Chloe) 2nd javelin (Freya, Phoebe e, Kayla m) and 1st vertical jump (Joely, Imogen, Scarlet) Darcy and Scarlet had the best performances across all schools for speed bounce and v jump. Parlaff was also a strong point we came 3rd in both of the races overall (Darcey & Katie and Jimmy & Ethan)
Well done to all the children that took part
16/1/18
 
 
 
 
 
 

Today, Holt Farm Junior School were inspired by visitor Brian Jeeves who attended this school over thirty years ago. Brian shared his love of story telling and sport; he explained the direction that his life has taken after he made the decision to learn how to use a computer so that he could record his memories. Now a published author, sports journalist and radio pundit the children were treated to many stories from his school days and writing career. Brian brought the stories to life by sharing special objects from his past such as: original 1950's football boots, his football sticker collection and the FA Cup. A number of children were selected to make Brian's dream come true as they donned a Southend United kit and lined up to climb the steps of Wembley so that captain Jamie could be presented with the FA cup. The children were reminded that everybody has a story to tell and Brian suggested that they collect important momentos and perhaps record their memories for future generations. Thank you to Mr Jeeves for giving his time to share his amazing stories with us.
15/1/18
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year 5 PALS training with Miss Fox today!
10/1/17

Thank you to Kelly and Quamara from Southend Orthodontist for visiting us today!
9/1/18