We HOPE that you have had a great term and enjoy your holiday!
Hope has been our value for the past term. We started the new school year full of hope and optimism for the term ahead. It has been a fantastic term, the children have been amazing. We will return after the holidays thinking about the value community.
Until then, enjoy your first holiday of the school year!
Whole Class Reading
This week we have been looking at the inferring strand of the Reading Rope using the book Moonbird. At the end of the week, we watched a signed version of the story and had a go at signing some of the key words. This has linked in well with our work on sound, deafness and overcoming challenges.
Katie from Inspire+ taught us the basics for orienteering and we loved it!
Multiplying and Dividing by 10 using a range of resources
This week was a very noisy week in Science as we investigated volume.
Today everyone had a try at 'coding' our friends by giving them simple instructions using the coding blocks from Scratch.
This week, each group took a different country and used our brilliant maps to find out interesting facts to share with the rest of the class. We looked at Spain, Poland, Germany, Greece and Italy to add to our knowledge of France from last week.
Ben Smith Miles Challenge Passports
Please parents/children note in the passports how many miles have been covered every day so we can quickly add them up and add them to the big class chart every Friday? You do not need to note down the number of steps and activities in the tiny box, all I need is the miles.
A big well done to Arianne and Isabelle Fovargue for being chosen as this year's Worship Council members for Holly Class. Both wrote letters with very good reasons why they should be chosen. They have also proved themselves to be trustworthy and reliable this term.
Developing Clay Skills
Our two representatives have been giving up their play times to work on ideas for the charities we should support as a school this year. It is great to see such enthusiasm and effort.
Finding out about Pitch in Science
The class has voted and they have chosen... Leylah and Cam! Well done! Both gave presentations to the class as to why they should be chosen and have shown everyone that they are hardworking, reliable, trustworthy members of the class who will support our school well.
After using Google Earth to find out more about some European countries, we focused on France using a fantastic map that showed some human features as well as physical features through pictures and words.
The End of the First Week
Wow! What a week! I am SO impressed by how well Holly Class have settled in and got into the new routines for our classroom. Gone are the rows from last year and in are our table groups which seem to be working very well. Well done to everyone for bringing their planners in every day and achieving Good to Be Green stickers throughout the day. Well done to the 12 children who were our Star Readers- can we have even more next week?
Music with Justyna will start this Thursday as will RE with Mrs Nicholls and Art with Miss Parker. On Friday, Mr Sharman will be taking the class for the first football session. There is so much to look forward to!
As basketball is quickly becoming a playtime favourite, we had a session looking at improving our bouncing control techniques and how to push up to reach the basket for a goal.
Art through Music
This afternoon, we listened to Beethoven and used a range of media to represent the sounds we heard.
The Year 4s did a great job teaching the Year 3s how to use the bows and arrows in our first archery session of the year!
We have been investigating sound today. Please ask us about it!
A Few Photos of our First Day
Yes, we really did hug some trees! Nature is good for our mental health so we spent the afternoon taking part in various activities outside.
Welcome to Holly Class!
It is the start of another year and it already looks like it will be a GREAT one!
Please remember to regularly check our page throughout the year to find out what we have been doing.
This term's topic is all about sound and we have some great activities lined up.
Fo parents reference, here is a copy of the letter I will be sending home on Monday along with a copy of the KS1 Common Exception Words that children should know how to read and spell by the end of Year 2. We will be assessing children this week to ensure they can. If not, your help at home to practise these words will greatly support your child. There is also a copy of the Year 3/4 spelling list that children need to be able to read/spell by the time they leave Holly Class.