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Welcome to Holly Class Pages where you will find information about what we are enjoying in our learning.

In Holly Class we have specialist phonics and English lessons for deaf pupils.

Each week we study a new text as part of phonics. The children take a copy of their phonics book home to read alongside their individual reading books.

Parents and carers can really help their child by listening to them read every night and recording this in their school journal. When children read regularly at home, they are rewarded by better progress in their reading. In addition, we have half-termly reading rewards for pupils who have read more than 5 times a week.

Every Monday we check how many times the children have read at home. We also have a spelling test and give out new spellings.

We are currently reading The Butterfly Lion (Michael Morpurgo) as a class reader. This enables the children to hear stories that stretch their vocabulary and provides experiences of different authors.

We are thoroughly enjoying our English lessons in which we are watching clips from A Christmas Carol and writing a paragraph to describe a setting and using dialogue to help to tell the story.

This week's phonics book is Hairy Fairy. (8/1/2018)

In the Spring term, Caroline Mitchell (Head of English at the Royal School for the Deaf, Derby) will be teaching Holly class for 4 weeks for Phonics, English and Maths as part of her teaching practice placement.

In English we are writing ghost stories based on the link in the side panel - Alma

In Maths we are focussing on geometry and 2D and 3 D shapes, patterns and including symmetry.

Useful websites for maths


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