Home Learning Week 1 and 2
We're back to home learning and haven't you all done so well! We are so impressed with how quickly and easily everyone has adapted to home learning, we're so grateful for all your support.
For the past two weeks, we have been watching a Bubbles video in English. We watched a very sad little girl turn happy when she found a bottle of bubbles. The bubbles took her into the ocean and into space! We've learnt how to find 10 more and 10 less this week, we've learnt how to use a 100 hundred square to find this and how to spot patterns in our maths.
We've begun to learn about our new topic of Oceans and Seas, we've found out what lives in the ocean and have written about our favourite animals. We've also continued to use our computing skills and art skills at home.
Wow! What an amazing last week we have had in Holly Class. We were so proud of all the children in their Christmas production, we can't wait for you to see it! Their singing was amazing and their dancing was great too. We were amazed at how confident they were. We have also done lots of Christmas activities! We made our own wreaths, Christmas cards, Christmas decorations and played lots of Christmas games. We also had a party - we danced, did a quiz, had a competition with Hazel class and played even more games. We also enjoyed our delicious Christmas dinner, thank you to the cooks! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Holly Class.
Autumn Term 2, Week 5
We had a wonderful week this week! We really enjoyed making our Christingles this week, we followed step by step instructions and had a great time! We also read a prayer and discussed what each part of a Christingle is. We have been rehearsing our performance this week, we are SO impressed with how well they are all doing. We learnt the continents song as well to help us with food around the world! In English, we finished Traction Man this week & wrote thank you to Granny and a diary!
Autumn Term 2, Week 4
How quickly is time flying! Another week over in Holly Class and we always seem to fit so much in! We continued to read Traction Man this week and have explored all the different adventures he has been on. The REAL Traction Man even visited us on Wednesday! We were allowed to ask him lots of questions and he answered them for us. We couldn’t believe our eyes! In maths, we have continued to learn about money and we are so impressed with how far all the children have come. We learnt about the Christmas Story in RE, used our typing skills in computing and sorted old & new toys for Topic. We also predicted what would happen in our Science experiment for next week, by making a good guess as to which objects would melt if they got too hot.
Autumn Term 2, Week 3
Lots of fun in Holly class this week! We began the week by starting our new story called ‘Traction Man’. We predicted what would happen from the pictures and looked for clues to help us. We also wrote questions we had about the story, using a question mark. In maths, we’ve been learning about money and Miss Way & I have been so impressed with the childrens’ money skills! We learnt about coins to 10p and how to add them together to make different amounts. Unfortunately, Flora got wet this week when she tested umbrellas for us! We tested which material made the best umbrella and we found that plastic was the best out of them all. This week, we also did lots of different activities to celebrate Diwali. We created Rangoli patterns, took park in a Diwali dance workshop (they were amazing!), drew Henna tattoos and watched the story of Rama and Sita.
Autumn Term 2, Week 2
Such a lovely week in Holly Class! The best part of our week was Remembrance Day. We had a really good conversation all about Remembrance Day and why we mark the day every year. We loved looking at all the wonderful home made poppies and we made our own poppies too from Tissue Paper.
Also this week, we finished Egg Box Dragon. It was a lovely story and we enjoyed getting to know the characters in the book. We have been learning all about shape in Maths, we learnt about the properties of 2D shapes and began to learn about 3D shapes. We learnt actions for each 3D shape to help us.
We had our first coding lesson which was a huge success! The children had to help a chicken drive through the street but there were objects in the way. They had to 'debug' by moving the objects to help the chicken drive.
Autumn Term 2, Week 1
Welcome back! We can't believe we are in November already - how time flies!
We have a had a great first week back to school! We started to read our new English book which is called 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon', Emma built Egg Box Dragon and he magically came to life after putting him to bed under the moon! We predicted what will happen next in our story. In Maths, we've been learning all about shape and symmetry. We learnt about Bonfire Night and the reason behind it, sorted materials in Science and discussed the 10 commandments in RE.
Autumn Term 1, Week 8
A HUGE THANK YOU for being so generous with your harvest donations! Bromley Food Bank will be overwhelmed with the enormous amount of donations received. I can't tell you how thankful we are for your kindness.
Wow! The last week of Autumn term 1 already! We can't believe how quickly the time has flown. We have really enjoyed our last week as we have focused on Black History Month for our afternoon activities. We learnt about Mae Jemison and Alma Thomas who are two important figures in History and Science. We watched videos all about them, read stories and thoroughly enjoyed the activities to match both women. We really enjoyed recreating Alma's artwork, we used fingers to imitate her spiral painting.
We finished 'Send for a Superhero' this week which was such a superb book! We loved creating a new superhero to help beat Filth and Vacuum. However, this week we received a slimy envelope from Filth and Vacuum asking us to design a new villain to help them to conquer the town! We really enjoyed creating new villains, drawing them and writing about their powers.
Autumn Term 1, Week 7
Winners!!! Congratulations Holly Class for winning the school helmet competition!
It feels like we have fit so much into this week, we never have a minute to spare!! We have been learning how to subtract in maths this week and we finished the week playing subtraction games which we really enjoyed. We began reading our new story which is called 'Send for a Superhero' in English and we met the two baddies - Vacuum and Filth! We designed superheros to stop them from destroying the world.
We learnt all about Florence Nightingale this week, we thoroughly enjoyed watching a video about her and we sorted pictures into things which Florence removed (rats, dirty clothes etc) and introduced (clean water, medicine etc). We learnt all about Harvest for RE, hibernation in Science and continued with Self Portraits in Art!
Autumn Term 1, Week 6
Such a fun and very creative week in Holly Class! We wrote our own stories based on Orion and the Dark. We changed the main character, their fears and the adventures they went on. In maths, we've been learning how to partition numbers to create number bonds (eg 2 + 8 = 10). Our main focus in art is self portraits, we used drawing lines on a face to help us place our main facial features and the end result was amazing!! We also did a self portrait on the iPads using Purple Mash. We learnt about medicine in Topic, learning that a trusted adult should be the only one giving us medicine and how to tell the difference between medicine and sweets!
Autumn Term 1, Week 5
We have had a lovely week in Holly Class. We finished reading 'Orion and the Dark' which was a great story - we were so pleased that Orion managed to beat his fear of the dark. We had such a fun activity for our healthy eating topic, we played a game of fruit salad (please see the photos) and turned into food detectives. We went on a fruit and vegetable hunt outside to find and name all the foods! In Art, we have begun learning how to draw a self portrait by drawing one half of our face!
Autumn Term 1, Week 4
Another wonderful week in Holly Class! We have really enjoyed reading our new story 'Orion and the Dark'. We found out that Orion is afraid of many things but he is petrified of the dark! This week, we wrote notes to tell him how he could get over his fears. In maths, we've been ordering numbers and counting amounts of objects. We had another successful Hive game on Spelling Shed this week, we are so impressed with the high scores which lots of children are achieving. We loved learning about all the different types of clouds - although many of them have tricky names, we learnt a rhyme to remember them all and painted each cloud. Afterwards, we went outside and cloud spotted. It was very relaxing!
Autumn Term 1, Week 3
The time is going so quickly in Holly Class!
We really enjoyed trying new foods this week! We tried parsnip, cauliflower, leek, spinach, mint and berries. We loved the berries and the cauliflower and we were so impressed that the children tried the leek (despite it's strong smell). Afterwards, we wrote about the food we liked, the food we disliked and words to describe the food.
In maths, we have been doing lots of outdoor learning! We had a mini sports day for the toys in our class to learn about ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and we created a giant bead string to learn about to place numbers on a number line.
We had an amazing computing activity, the children logged onto Spelling Shed to play their first hive game (which we loved) and logged onto Purple Mash to paint a picture, save it and change our avatars! We were really impressed.
Autumn Term 1, Week 2
Our first full week as Holly class and we have filled it with such exciting activities!
This week, we have continued to read and learn about 'The Lost Words'. We discovered new lost words which were: acorn, bluebell, heron, otter, magpie, hedgehog and many more. We began the week by playing a guessing game with clues and drawing which lost word we thought was being described. We wrote AMAZING 'I am...' poems, which will be going on a display. On Friday, we sorted the lost words into birds, animals and nature. In maths, we've been counting and estimating. The best activity of the week was going into our outdoor area and counting how many of our lost words animal we could spot. We estimated how many there were in the group and then counted the actual number. Our afternoons have also been filled with fun activities! We designed a medal for Mary Seacole, we sorted the months of the year into seasons, decorated one of our lost words and wrote about things we are thankful for. One of the most impressive things we did this week was going onto the iPads for the first time! We had so much fun!
Autumn Term 1, Week 1
Welcome back to school! We are so excited to be back at school and have had so much fun already. On Wednesday, we spent the day getting to know each other and our routine. We made crayons for our first class display and created our class charter so we have all agreed on how to make our classroom a happy place to be! On Thursday, we had our first lessons. We loved English as we talked about animals in nature and was able to draw them too! We played games in maths and showed off our impressive skills. We have had a fantastic first week back and can't wait for more!