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Police Visit

Sports Relief

Buddy Time Read

World Book Day

Girls netball match V St Teresas'

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

Little Shop of Horrors Y6 Visit to WHSG

Hen Council Cake Sale

Year 6 Reading For Pleasure

Year 5 KES Science Day

Year 3 Egyptian Day

Dance Festival


Indoor Athletics Competition
Deanes School 21/1/20
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!