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It was lovely to see parents at the coffee morning today, looking forward to next week 😀


We are excited to announce that Tesco Bags for Help Scheme have chosen our school to be included in the community project store vote from January!


Year 1 were visited by Mr Bradley who was an engineer in the army. He spoke to Alpaca Class about remembrance and they all enjoyed looking at the lovely items he brought in, thank you very much.


Please help us to get over £600 worth of free books for our school with 'The Sun Books for Schools' by collecting the tokens in The Sun and The Sun on Sunday from 23rd November. Please visit for more information.


On Friday, Year 3 and Year 4 sold recycled plastic band wristbands that they had designed and made. This event was very well supported by our families and raised £61.10 to buy trees for our site, thank you very much!


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Thank you to everybody who donated items to our Harvest Festival. We have received this lovely thank you card from The Pilsdon at Malling Community, they appreciated all of the donations.


Year 5 & 6 played their first PASS league football match yesterday and won 4:1! They played well against Offham Primary School, well done to everyone involved. ⚽️


Well done to Meerkats for their hard work, they produced superb home learning! Megan produced an amazing 3D model of a jaguar and created a step by step guide of how to make it!


We have enjoyed welcoming the children back today for the start of Term 2!


Oracy is being able to express yourself clearly & communicate with others effectively through speech. A key part of oracy is for children to think carefully about the language they’re using, and tailor it to the subject, purpose & audience. See more here!


Thank you to all the parents that were able to come to their child's first parent lunch today🙂


Year 3 have had a fantastic morning. They had a visit from Berkeley Homes, visited the local site and participated in some fun activities!


We still need some more stickers to complete our Aldi Sports challenge, if you have any please send them in to the school office, thank you for your support!


Four of our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to attend 'The Mayors Debate', they had a great time!


Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day, as a HeadStart school this is important to us.


All of our pupils have been enjoying their Fantastic Fred experience where they are learning how to maintain good mental health and well being.


Thank you to everybody who came and supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning! We still have plenty of cake left so please come along after school for some more cake :-)


Do you fancy having this cake as your weekend treat?! To support Macmillan we are holding a raffle for this cake alongside our coffee morning tomorrow, 50p per ticket! Tickets will be sold at the coffee morning and from the school office, draw at 3pm on Friday 27th, good luck!!


Fantastic maths work from Megan, super presentation!


Well done to Ije, Clara and Thea, they have produced some amazing work on Korea. They have created a persuasive leaflet about Korea, excellent work!


Isaac has completed some fabulous topic work on the rainforest, well done!


Well done to Raj for his amazing science experiment, he has been investigating the density of liquids!


Don't miss the 11+ Open Events at Book your guided tour now!


Can you help us with the Big Book Launch? If you spend £10 on books, our school gets £1 back! We would love your support...


The children enjoyed a performance from a brass band today. This linked to science as they learnt how the instruments work and they counted the beat linking with maths and used great listening skills.


Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now!


Very proud of what Jacob achieved with his writing today!


Today the children enjoyed an engaging assembly from The Family Trust.


Panda Class have been enjoying writing indoors and outdoors.


If you have a child starting school in September 2020 please come along to one of our open mornings.


Magical Maths visited Holborough Lakes Primary School today.


In line with our Healthy School Approach please visit the link below for some School Packed Lunch Inspiration


Our new Panda Class have been enjoying settling in. They have loved exploring and discovering their new surroundings!


It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it!


We are looking forward to collecting Team GB athlete stickers to hopefully receive a school sports kit and a chance to win some money for our fantastic school! If you can help us collect them, we'd be hugely grateful!


The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now!


The Class of Rock Year 5 and 6 Production was a smash hit last night! If your coming to see it this afternoon bring your singing voices!


You can read all about our Careers and Enterprise week if you click this link. A huge thank you to Miss Loni Stevens for all her work in making this such a success.

Writing Scheme

Alan Peat Sentence Types

At Holborough Lakes we use 'exciting sentence structures' by Alan Peat to improve the Teaching and Learning of grammar and punctuation. These sentence types encourage the children to explore a range of punctuation and write in a variety of ways. Many of the sentence types can be applied to non-fiction and narrative writing as well as poetry.

By the end of Year 6 children should be using more than 20 differnt types of sentence structure that match the demands of the National Curriculum.

For more information on the Alan Peat sheme, please click HERE


Year Group Sentence Type Example Rule
Year 1 All the W's

Would there ever be another opportunity like this?

Who would like to be next?

What if you had all of the money in the world?

Why do leopards have spots?

Short sentences must strat with W words.

Who?, What?, Where?, When? Why? Would? Was?

Year 2

1AD Sentences

2AD Sentences (for HA writers)

He was a tall man with a crumpled jacket

He was a tall, awkward man with an old, crumpled jacket

A 1AD sentence has one adjective before the first noun and one adjective before the second noun

A 2AD sentence has two adjectives before the first noun and two adjectives before the second noun

Year 3



-ing, -ed.


Doubly-ly ending

As the rain came down heavily, the children ran for shelter

Walking in the bush, she stopped at the sight of a crocodile facing her.

He rode determinedly and swiftly.

The sentence must end in two adverbs which add detail to and describe how the verb
Year 4

2AD Sentences




Verb, person


He was a tall man with a crumpled jacket

Desperate, she screamed for help.

Skipping, Kate tripped over her feet

If the alarm had gone off, if the bus had been on time, if the roadworks had finished, then she might have got there on time

A 2AD sentence has two adjectives before the first noun and two adjectives before the second noun.

Emotion first followed by the actions that are caused by the emotion. Putting the word first gives more weight to the emotion.

A sentence starts with a verb to give it more importance.

Summarising a plot in groups of three.

Year 5


Noun,which,who where

3 bad -(dash) question?

Confused, troubled, dazed, she didn't know what had happened

Sweets,which taste delicious, are not so good for your teeth

Greed, jealousy, hatred - which of these is most evil?

Starts with three adjectives that end in -ed and decribe emotions.

Use commas to embed a clause in a sentence.

Three negatives follwoed by a dash, then a question.

Year 6

De:De Sentence


I was exhausted: I hadn't slept for days

Our 'luxury' hotel turned out to be a farm building

Two independent clauses that make sense on their own, seperated by a colon.

Deliberately overstating how good or bad something is.