Welcome to Holly

Welcome back to Holly Class

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are back! It is lovely to see all the children back at school. We will be working hard to catch up with our learning plus having fun with friends and settling back in to a school routine.

Here is some useful information about what the children in Holly will be learning and how things will be structured.

Holly Class are in a bubble with Fir Class, totalling 10 children. We will have some lessons together such as PE and others separate. Below is a timetable showing what the children will be learning.

Maths – To start with we will be assessing what the children have remembered and then recapping and extending what they know about core concepts and strategies for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

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Reading – We want to get children into a regular reading habit. We encourage children to read every day at home. New reading books will be sent home regularly but your child can also read books from home, library books and comics.

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 weekly reading rewards for pupils who are regularly reading.

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Writing – This half term our focus is writing to entertain. We will be writing for a variety of purposes and genres such as stories, poems and descriptions. This half term in English we will be reading and writing stories and poems about food starting with James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

Every Monday we have a spelling test and give out new spellings which are sent home in the planners. There are also lists of sight words which the children take home in their homework book. These words are for spelling, reading and writing in sentences.

Rainbow Grammar- We will continue to use the Rainbow Grammar system in order to improve our understanding of the parts of a sentence and learn how to write some fantastic ones! We will concentrate on lengthening our sentences with joining words (conjunctions). For example, The children went to the park because it was sunny.


PE -
Please send kit to school on Mondays and on Thursdays, it will return home on the same day. We are asking that your child does not keep their kit in school throughout the week, as we are currently storing them in the classroom and are limited for space. We hope to work outside as much as possible so please make sure your child has trainers.

Snacks and water bottles – Please send your child with a freshly-filled water bottle each day and we encourage you to send in a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit as toast will not be on sale at the moment.

Topic work- Out topic this term is food. We will be learning about where food comes from around the world and how food is produced or grows. This topic will develop science, history and geography skills and knowledge.

As always, if you have any concerns, or questions about this year – please get in touch.

Mrs Cowley and Mrs Burrows

September 2020

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