In Holly Class we enjoy learning and making friends. We follow the golden rules and place kindness, trust and honesty at the centre of of our class ethos.
Everyday we begin the day with a morning challenge before our register. This may be linked to maths, SPaG, Reading, Comprehension or handwriting.
We follow this with our guided reading sessions, which could be either the whole class or in small groups. Often the focus in reading will be linked to SPaG, word reading and comprehension. We also look for new vocabulary which builds our knowledge and understanding.
Then comes Mathematics. We split maths into an oral recall starter, followed by problem solving, reasoning and fluency. We then tackle our maths topic work.
Afterwards we join the school outside for whole school playtime before our English session.
After English we have lunchtime and whole school collective worship.
Our afternoons are filled with our topic work. This could be either; PE, geography, history, music, science, PHSE, RE. However we often mix these topics in a cross curricular way, for example, learning RE alongside history or music with science.
We love to finish the day with a whole class big story book, trying to remember what was read the day before and imagining where the story will take us.
We have forest school every other Friday, enjoying a range of activities to grow our personal development. We also complete challenges based on topic work, this could be linked to any area of the curriculum.
Just recently the class had a build swings and teamwork session. This was a reward based on their hard work in writing.
This term our topic is called ‘Environmental Hero’s’. So far we have looked at a range of recycling methods, how to look after our environment, how the world was created, ways our world is being damaged and how we can make a difference.
A day in Holly Class- snap shot