Welcome to Holly Class
In Holly class, we enjoy learning and have fun. This page is to share our experiences and our work. If you would like to find out anything that is not on this website, then please drop in and see us.
Miss Emma Wyatt – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Miss Nathalie Knight – Teacher
Mrs Jayne Grasby – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
On every other Monday, beginning 19th September, Holly Class will be going into the Forest School area for an outdoor science lesson. All children will need ‘old’ clothes; a long sleeved top, trousers and wellington boots. An old waterproof coat is also recommended as we will be going out in all weathers.
Homework will be sent out in green ‘Home Learning’ books on Fridays. This will consist of an English task, such as spellings, and a Maths task. Alongside this, all children have a reading book sent home. Children should be reading at least 3 times a week, and this book can be brought in on any day to change.
Stone Age to Iron Age.
This term, our topic is Stone Age to Iron Age, where we will be looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
This is the basic structure of our week, but this may change.
Show and tell timetable
Each week, three children are asked to bring in an item to discuss, or have something to discuss with the class. This will take place on Friday afternoons with Mrs Chesterman.
Below is the planned timetable for Show and Tell, but this may change and will be updated on this webpage.
Stories at home
Some of the children in our class love to use the writing techniques they have learnt in school, and apply them to stories that they write at home.
Once upon a time there lived a girl and a boy called Rosy and Benjamin. Rosy loved doing tricky Lego, she was 10. Benjamin wanted to play with Rosy’s Lego but Rosy always said no because she knew Benjamin would destroy it. One day when Rosy was playing downstairs with her toys Benjamin crept into Rosy’s bedroom, found all her Lego and destroyed it. After lunch Rosy went into her bedroom and saw all her Lego was destroyed and she started crying. Just them her mum came into her bedroom and said “who did this?”
“Benjamin” said Rosy, “there’s some down the edge of my bed.” Just then Benjamin came into Rosy’s bedroom.
“Benjamin” said Rosy’s mum, “you have to fix Rosy’s Lego otherwise I will take your superhero comic away. He didn’t fix her Lego because he lost the instructions and he did not get his comic back.
A new life by Imogen.
The forest is a happy place to be for Miss Knight and Cloda but Amie is scared and Imogen is allergic to it. So they moved house. On the plane, Cloda ate a TV and Miss Knight had to pay £100. Amie cried because it was her birthday tomorrow. Cloda saw a baby and kissed it.
“Why?” said Amie.
“I love it” said Cloda.
“Whatever!” said Imogen, making cake.
“Ooh,” said Amie, looking at a house.
“Mine,” said Cloda. The baby is Amie’s baby brother.
“We are here,” said Amie.
“In New York.” said Cloda.
“Aah,” said Imogen. Miss Knight laughs.
“What’s so funny?” said Imogen.
“The baby is on your face!” giggles Miss Knight.
“Get out! I love it!” said Imogen.
“In we go, this bed is so bouncy!” said Cloda. “What is that?”
“A book,” said Amie.
“That’s horrible.” said Imogen.
“A book is horrible?” questioned Miss Knight.
“Yes,” Cloda, Imogen and Amie said.
Soon it was bedtime for baby, they sang a lullaby;
The cows moo and the monkeys ooh ooh
Go to sleep you baby girl and we will call you Jese.
Then baby was asleep.
“Mmmm I smell pizza,” said Imogen “Miss Knight is the best cook in New York.”They ate the pizza.
“Bedtime for us now.” said Cloda.
“Do we have to?” said Imogen.
“It’s 11 o’clock, put selotape on your eyes to keep you awake.” screamed Amie.
It was now bedtime, they all said goodnight and see you in the morning.
Suddenly, the doorbell rang. It was Sally.
“Where’s Teddy?” Sally said.
“Teddy is my baby daughter and she’s called Jese.” replied Cloda, “Noooo! Give it back, Teddy, Mummy, I love you.”
“Give me £90,000,000,000,000,000.” said Sally.
“What!” said Cloda.
“Just joking,” said Sally. Phew.
“Bye bye bye bye bye bye lets sleep.” said Miss Knight,
“But first you answer your question. 3 x 3 =, Cloda”. Said Imogen.
“9.” answered Cloda.
“4 x 5 =, Amie” said Imogen
“20.” answered Amie.
“7 x 10 =, Miss Knight.” said Imogen.
“70.” replied Miss Knight.
“Off you go,” said Imogen”, “wait for me!” and they lived happily ever after.
“My ice cream!” said Cloda.
A story by Poppy
Once upon a time Rupert was a little boy. He lived in a wigwam in the jungle. Rupert met Sayer the Slug, Lucus the Lion, Bethany the Bat, Eleanor the Elephant and Poppy the Penguin. Eleanor was grey and heavy. Bethany was black and she could fly. Lucus was yellow and orange and he was scary too. Sayer was brown and slimey and Poppy the Penguin was white and black. So they went in the jungle and Rupert said “shall we make a wigwam and dens?”
“Ok”, they said. So they made 30 each. Then it started to snow and they made an Igloo called Imogen the Igloo. Poppy shouted “yay!” and they all played.
The children in Holly class have been learning to play Trumpets, Trombones, Baritones and Cornets this year and performed a selection of songs to parents and relatives. They have worked incredibly hard in lessons and at home to achieve the progress that they have made this year. Here are a few photos from the performance.
In RE we have been learning about Hinduism, including the Hindu belief of meditation. We have been experimenting with this in class and find it very relaxing!
Greek style drawings
On Thursday 25th May, we looked at the way that the Greeks painted some of their pots, by having a black background and painting pale colours. We designed our own drawings on black card, using pale chalks to imitate this. The selection is on display in our classroom for you to view.
Theseus and the Minotaur WOW starter
Our story for the first part of this half term is the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, we created our very own labyrinth in the classroom, found the ‘Minotaur’ and then followed the string back to the entrance, just like Theseus did.
Easter Maths Games
A big thank you to all of the adults who assisted our children in making their board games based on both Easter and Maths. We have had a great time playing with them, and exploring our Maths knowledge in a fun way. Photos of us enjoying some of these amazing games are below.
From Monday 27th to Friday 31st March, we will be participating in a whole school Maths Week. In this week we will be doing tasks and activities related to Maths topics, both covered and new.
On Tuesday, we worked on greater than and less than. We then covered ‘Charlie the Crocodile’ with numbers using the greater than and less than symbols.
World Book Day
For World Book Day on the 2nd March, we all dressed up as characters from books by our favourite authors. We also spent the afternoon indulging in our love of reading, sharing stories within the class, and using Purple Mash to show our love of reading and books. Some groups even acted out the book they had chosen.
For our PE lessons in the first half of the Spring term, we have been learning, and experimenting with, different gymnastics movements and equipment. For the final lesson, we performed gymnastics movements in the style of a chosen animal. Click a link to see the videos of some of these performances.
We have been learning about the ways that Pre-historic people communicated with each other and future generations, by drawing and painting. We have used modern and pre-historic techniques to create our Cave Paintings. Pop in to have a look at our Cave and our displays.
In our Outdoor Lesson on Monday 7th November, we learned about habitats and made habitats for our animals to live in from materials we found in the Forest School area.
This group made a habitat for a Polar Bear, using cold, wet logs as ice.
The habitat for the Deers was made from sticks, with shelter from the rain provided by the tree above.
Some blue wool this group found was used to show the top of the river that the Crocodile lives in and around.
This group used sticks and leaves to make a comfortable place for their Elephant to rest and sleep.
This group made a shelter for Penguins from sticks leant against the fence.
This group made an enclosure to fill with water for their fish to live in.
For the Eagle, this group cleared an area, and used sticks to create a nest.
To keep the Camel warm, this group decided to raise it from the ground, and built this structure to keep the Camel from getting cold feet!
This half term, in Music with Mrs Grasby we have been learning to make music using our bodies.
These are some videos of us performing our music about the Weather.
Marvellous Medicine Day
On Friday 16th September, we had our Marvellous Medicine Day, to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday.
We did a series of experiments and the teachers dressed as scientists.
We put skittles onto a plate and added water. Look what happened! The colour spread out from the skittles, but did not touch the next colour.
We put some baking powder into a cup, and added white vinegar. It fizzed up, and it over flowed!
We also made Chocolate Cornflake Cakes with marshmallows, sprinkles and Gummy sweets.
While we were waiting for our Chocolate Cornflake Cakes to cool, we drew and named our own Marvellous Medicines.