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Maths Competition

Year 5 Forces-Marble Run Workshop

Year 4 Viking Day

Year 6 Well Being Workshop

Carol Concert

Celebrating outstanding behaviour-Basejump
A Christmas Carol

Holt Farm Helping Hands 2019

Year 5 Space Gallery

Christmas Decoration Competition

Chairman's Christmas Card Competition

Christmas Jumper Day
Shortlisted for the 'Hate Crime Poster Competition'

Year 3 & 4 Production of The Polar Express

Santa Netball Tournament At Alleyn Court

Year 4 Trip To Colchester Castle

Gunge The Teacher 

Buddy Time Poems

Cookies and hot chocolate

Reading Week 
18th-22nd November


Y5 Being Fearless With Explore Learning

Odd Sock Day

Pond update

Parliamentry Week at HFJS

Year 5 Greek Day

Road safety 

Year 3 Post Office Trip

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

Pupil Voice Voting

Our Hen Council 2019-20

Our Sports Council 2019-20

The Senior Pupil Team 2019-20


Eco Week-Green Day

Year 6 Mental Health Workshop

Sports Day 2019

Our Senior Pupil Team 2019-20

Year 5 Library Visit

Year 6 Hilltop Visit


Westcliff High School for Girls Teacher visiting our pupils 

Police Visit
Explore Learning Y4
Sports Competition at Deanes School


A visit from the therapy dog.


District sports CHAMPIONS 2019!

Our team who participated in the Quad Kids event at Fitzwimarc School

Our new arrivals-see more information here

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

Road safety with the Horse Society

Year 3 Trip to Danbury

Building of the hen house commences.

Cheer-Leading Final
Year 5 Science Day
Year 5 Alice In Wonderland

Hen Visit

Year 6 Science Day

Cross Country Competition

Year 3 Egyptian Day

Red Nose Day



Pi Day



Explore Learning with year 5



Hall Diving!



World Book Day




Year 4 Science Day

Pancake Day




Year 5 Victorian Day



Year 4 Viking Day



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


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.



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

Christmas paper making workshop at HFJS!



Thinking, Doing and Talking Science


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.


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

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


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



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!   


Ashingdon Memorial Park’s official opening


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’.



Children In Need 2018

High 5 Netball Match V Hockley
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.
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
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
Year 3/4 Girls
Overall positionSchool1st2nd3rd4thTotal
1stEdward Francis1231016
2ndHolt Farm49152351
4thDown Hall614192059
Year 3/4 Boys
Overall positionSchool1st2nd3rd4thTotal
1stDown Hall3561428
2ndEdward Francis24151334
3rdHolt Farm111121640
5thGlebe Primary918293793

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

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!

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


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!



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! 


End of year HFJS value winners.




Well done HFJS-We won the SUFC football tournament!

Year 6 Hilltop Visit

Eco Week
Swimming Gala

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

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.

Our new playground equipment. 

Year 3 Visit To The Natural History Museum

Belchamps Group 2

School Council Visit to London

Class 3C's assembly-The Stone Age!

Year 5 Visit to Belchamps Group 1


HFJS In The News!
This is us - Our highlights from our Ofsted celebrations

Year 5 production of Dragon Days. Well done Year 5! 

Ofsted Celebrations

Cheerleading Competition


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

Our new nurture base!

Easter Egg Competition



Charity Fun Run



Year 4 Birds of Prey Visit




Cross Country Competition



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. 


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

Goalscorer: George

Player of the Match: Ben




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



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”



Snowman competition

Kyran is our winner.


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.



Year 5 visit to Colchester Castle



Year 6 Visit To Colchester Zoo



Year 4 Viking Workshop



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. 



HFJS in the snow!



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!



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



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!



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!

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

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.
Year 5 PALS training with Miss Fox today!

Thank you to Kelly and Quamara from Southend Orthodontist for visiting us today!

We have recently been re-validated as a Healthy School.

Christmas Jumper Day at HFJS!

Year 3/4 Christmas Production 12/12/17

Year 3 Science Workshop

Year 6 Science Workshop

Rochford Chairman's Christmas Card Competition 
The Rochford Chairman awarded prizes to the following children during 
our assembly. Runners up: Gracie, Rebecca and Henry 
Winner: Dylan M 
Well done to all the children! 

Year 4 and 5 - Glow Sports 
Many children from HFJS entered a competition to win a free visit from the Glow Sports team. Glow sports is playing a range of sports in the dark with specialised equipment/clothing and UV lighting which lights up. Glow Sports is great for engaging 
students (perhaps those who do not usual engage) and it is fun and fully inclusive.
We won the competition! The team will be coming on Monday 18th December and running a free session for each year 4 & 5 class. 

Santa comes to HFJS!
Isabel and her letter to Theresa May!

Year 5/6 Carol Concert
Year 5 Trip to Southend Planetarium

Holt Farm Junior School and Heart Essex, How Many Sleeps Till Santa?...

Past Pupil Coffee Morning

Well done to Harriet for winning the Creatively Award during the multi sports event at Deanes on Friday

4B Took part in a multi-sports tournament at the Deanes school.


HFJS Rochford District School of the Year 2017 Nominated with distinction!

Winners of our lunchtime challenge

It's a spotacular day at HFJS! Raising funds and awareness of Children In Need!

Anti Bullying Week
Odd Socks Day At HFJS

This is an opportunity for children and adults to express themselves and appreciate individuality and uniqueness! Throughout the week the children are taking part in various activities to support Anti–Bullying. 

This week Staff from the Essex Fire and Rescue Team team visited Year 3 to help develop fire safety awareness skills and promote the importance of home security. In the session there was an emphasis on pupils taking greater responsibility for their own safety.

We are selling poppies and other remembrance merchandise all week during the school day and after school from the main office.


‘Shiver me timbers!’ What a super start to our Book Week.

Yesterday, children brought home information about our sponsored read and we would appreciate your support in helping children to take part so that we can buy even more books to improve our book corners. Today, it has been fantastic to see so many children and adults embracing our author day by dressing up as pirates (and even as a parrot). Jack Trewlawny shared lots of ideas to inspire children’s writing and reading and signed nearly 100 books for children to enjoy. He was full of praise for the active listening, quality questions and answers that the children demonstrated.  Well done to everybody. Don’t forget the parents’ workshop on Thursday and the book and cake sale on Friday.
Jack Trelawny visiting HFJS
Staff looking forward to a visit from the author Jack Trelawny
Our firework safety assembly led by Stuart from thr Essex Fire and Rescue team.
Next weeks activities...
Year 5 Greek Workshop



Year 3 trip to Southend Airport (part 2)
Our first league match v Great Wakering. Boys are proud to wear their new kits!
Year 3 visiting Southend Airport as part of their Gateways to the World Topic!

 Our new football kit!
Girls Football Tournament. 3rd place out of 14. Well done HFJS!
Our 2017 Sports Council
A great first netball match against Great Wakering!

Highlights from our 60th birthday! 

HFJS 60th video v2.mp4

Holt Farm Junior School's 60th Birthday
 60 reasons why we are proud of HFJS!
Anton Ferdinand, Southend United helped us within PE today!

John from ESafety training led Online Safety workshops for all year groups! Children from Rochford Primary and Holt Farm Infant School also joined us! 

Several children from Year 3 and 4 took part in a Multisports Festival at Deans school on Tuesday 19th September. It gave children a chance to sample various physical activities in a non-competitive environment. 

Year 6 attended the Business and Enterprise day at KES today! 

This week children have had first-hand experience of living in a democracy, which forms part of our curriculum, where we have considered British Values. It was fantastic to see so many children throughout the junior school sharing their manifestoes in their bid to become their class’ School Councillor for this academic year. Each class found out more about elections and how voting takes place before actually filling in their own ballot paper and posting it into the ballot box. During Friday’s ‘Celebration Assembly’ Mrs Richardson is looking forwards to presenting our eleven new School Councillors with their badges ready to attend their first meeting next week.

Our new Senior Pupil Team.

Some of the fantastic examples of models designed and produced by our pupils during the holidays.
 Year 3  
 Year 4  
 Year 5    
 Year 6  

Sports Day-Vikings are the 2017 champions!

Thank you to all the parents and carers that attended our Online Safety workshop led by The 2 Johns from E Safety Training. http://www.esafetytraining.org/

Thank you to Lucy Hodges this morning. What an inspiration!

Great fun was had by all at Belchamps today.

Thank you to all our parents and carers that attended our Online World workshop on Monday evening. 

Well done to all the children that took part in the swimming gala at Clements Hall this morning. HUGE improvement from last year. Medals awarded to Harrison and Zeev in Year 3 ! Thank you to Mrs Lee, Miss Beard, Mr Knight and Mrs Robinson for supporting and training the children. 

2017 Summer Fete - Raised over £2000 for HFJS


Well done to Freya, Drew, Boden and Darcey in Year 5 who took part in a series of workshops throughout a recent sports leadership conference. They were very excited to be joined for the day by Tim Prendergast (Paralympic Gold Medalist in sprints)

Southend Music Festival
Last Tuesday evening, 30 children in Years 5 and 6 who were part of the Upper School Choir performed in front of over 1500 people as part of the Southend Music Festival. Joining forces with lots of different schools around Southend, the children performed 17 songs accompanied by school orchestras and musical sign language. They conquered nerves and fears singing their hearts out and showed what Holt Farm - Hard Working, Organised, Listeners, Team Players, Focussed, Ambitious, Respectful and Motivated - students are all about! It was a real team effort. We are so proud of all the children for the dedication, hardwork and commitment they put in to learning each and every lyric and every action! Music was most definitely Magic and they certainly went the distance! WELL DONE HOLT FARM!

A message from Kiren Chima from the NSPCC

Thank You so much for all your support with our NSPCC speak out stay safe programme this term.    Holt Farm Junior have raised a wonderful total of £509.43 to help other children – wow!   What an amazing amount, I am so very proud of all their hard work and efforts to help the NSPCC.    


I have left the office with some spare badges today and a form of how to forward on money just in case there are any late forms.  Head office will shortly be issuing a thank you certificate which will reach you in the post.


It’s been so lovely working with everyone and I just wanted to say thank you again for all your support, it really has been appreciated.  I look forward to working with everyone again in the future.


Enjoy the rest of the term


Warmest regards



We are 2017 District Sports Champions! 

We was delighted to welcome Mia Chantree (Rochford Sports Person of the Year and Chelmsford Sports Ambassador) and Kate Cowley (GB Athlete and member of the 2003 European Cup winning team and also AAA's U23 double gold medalist in Long Jump and 100m Hurdles), from The FitzWimarc School. 

Speak out, Stay safe with Buddy!

Well done on an amazing total so far….. £489.23…. WOW!


Don’t forget to bring back any late forms before 15th June.

Our PTA have very kindly given the school a contribution from their successful fundraising to spend on sports equipment.

This week Holt Farm Infant School are supporting National Pet Week. Mrs Wass and Oliver  visited  to see the chickens! 

Year 5 Trip To Mersey Island



2 teams of 6 from year 3/4 took part in a tough Key steps competition at Deanes, the children all learnt a routine and performed, they were  marked on the way they executed their skills and also performed a vault. The scores were all added together to give a group score, overall we finished 6th and 7th.  The children worked really hard to  learn their routines and are looking forward to improving on the performances. 

The children did so well and should all be very proud. 


Year 4 Trip to Belchamps

Year 3 and 4 Tennis Tournament At Deanes
Mrs Robinson organised a team of eight children to take part in a tennis competition at Deanes Academy. Our children played really well coming second in their group narrowly missing out on a semi-final place. The children all enjoyed their morning of tennis and were great ambassadors for HFJS.

Total raised for Comic Relief was £337.13
Comic Relief 2017
The children and staff at Holt Farm Junior School in Rochford really had an exciting day whilst raising money for Comic Relief 2017 today!

Children and staff wore red for the day and in the afternoon, there was a 'Pie the Teacher' event in the hall.  

Head of School, Mrs Lucy Wass, said, 'There was a great deal of excitement as members of staff lined up, ready to receive a splattering.  Thanks to all the staff who got wet and sticky this afternoon - all in a good cause though!  We have raised hundreds of pounds and still counting'.



Celebrating Pi Day at HFJS ON 14th March 

Well done to our Pi competition winners: 3A Holly, 3B Kacie, 3G Ella Rose, 4M Scarlet, 4C Chloe, 4V Isabel, 5N1 Caroline, 5N2 Hayley, 6F Harrison and 6L Amelia! 

Harrison in 6F was our whole school winner. He was able to recite 202 digits of Pi!
Today we were delighted to receive a visit from MP Mark Francois.


What fantastic performances by all cross country runners today.  We came away with two medalists who will go on to compete in a district event.  4 further top 20 finishers.  Our largest team to date participated in a huge event against 20 plus other schools at Deanes, each race had over 120 competitors in it.  The course was tough with hills to contend with, everyone put in their best efforts and should be very proud of themselves, I was particularly impressed with the organisation of our team this year, everyone was kitted out appropriately.  Well done!

GOSH Update we presented a cheque today for an amazing £1,190.53. Thank you everyone for your support.

Year 6 visit to Westcliff High School for Girls, to watch production of 'Ghost'

The final amount raised for G.O.S.H was a whopping £907.53! Well done everyone.

A very successful cross country competition at Great Wakering School

We are SO excited about our new HFJS swimming hats for the gala!


Thank you to Dan and Aiden for visiting us this morning. They led an assembly about the importance of remaining focused. Being focused is our key value of the week. Aiden plays for the England U21 disability team. Thank you for answering our questions!

G.O.S.H. Fundraising Day


Safer Internet Day 2017


Holt Farm Junior School is joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February 2016 with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

Celebrated in over 100 countries, Safer Internet Day will see HFJS join hundreds of organisations right across the UK and globally to ‘be the change’ and help create a better internet.

Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, said:

“Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone across the UK and globally to unite for a better internet. Whether you are a young person, parent, carer, school or organisation, we can all ‘be the change’ and take positive actions to make the internet a better place. Hundreds of schools and organisations have pledged their support for Safer Internet Day and it is this collaboration that helps ensure Safer Internet Day has such a positive impact, reaching 40% of UK children in 2016 and growing year on year.”

Find out more and get involved at www.saferinternetday.org.uk. Remember to check our Parents eSafety page for the latest resources.

Our Year 6 students have made their own Emoji based online safety messages.

GOSH Charity Day!

We will be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on Thursday! There will be a dress-down day (come in a character from Peter Pan or have a mad-hair day!) as well as a cake sale at the end of the day (please bring your donation into the school office).

Well done to Amelia and Millie who are already fund raising! They are going round school with a bucket and collection tin to collect spare change. The day is sure to be a great deal of fun and we hope to raise plenty of cash for GOSH!

The first Meat Free Monday!


As mentioned, we are the first school in this part of Essex to sign up for the scheme that is a simple, effective and fun way to become more responsible global citizens. We already have the Health Schools Award.

Head of School Mrs Wass said, 'It’s about coming together as a school community to help the planet and promote healthy food. We are going to have so much fun on Monday's, with the help of Mrs Val Masser, the Infant School Catering Manager, who supplies our hot food lunches and the Infant School will also be MFM from now on. I used the Paul McCartney MFM video during assembly this morning, and I know that the children will love his MFM song!

https://www.youtube.com/user/SupportMFM. Today, we had our Chef’s Special Homemade Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread and Salad selection, followed by a Muller Corner Yoghurt. The Jacket Potato Option is Grated Cheese, Tuna Mayo or Baked Beans...... YUM! '

Mrs Masser said, 'We get all our fruit and vegetables fresh in from market from Rayleigh Fruit & Veg in Rayleigh. Essex County Council need to 'follow the trail' and can spot-check suppliers. Rayleigh Fruit & Veg really are fantastic suppliers for us!'

Our new Deputy Headtacher, Claire Richardson said, It's been great to see the children enjoying MFM today and really taking on-board this new initiative!'

Meat Free Monday!On 6th February, we will have a very special, homemade lunch to launch our Meat Free Monday initiative! There will be our Chef’s Special Homemade Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread and Salad selection, followed by a Muller Corner Yoghurt. The Jacket Potato Option is Grated Cheese, Tuna Mayo or Baked Beans...YUM!

On Monday 6th February, Holt Farm Junior School will launch Meat Free Monday, a first for a school in this area of Essex! Head of School, Mrs Wass said, 'Meat Free Monday is a simple, effective and fun way to become more responsible global citizens. It’s about coming together as a school community to help the planet and promote healthy food. We are going to have so much fun on Monday's, with the help of Mrs Masser, the Infant School Catering Manager, who supplies our hot food lunches. I will be using the Paul McCartney MFM video during an assembly on Monday and I know that the children will love his MFM song!https://www.youtube.com/user/SupportMFM

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