Holly Class

Welcome to Holly class page.  We are a year two/three class and the adults in class are: Lisa (teacher), Ann (pastoral learning support manager), Tracey (pastoral learning support) and Esther (pastoral learning support).  More importantly, the children are: Alfie, Brooklyn, Caiden, George, Harry, Jack C, Jack S, James and Nathaniel.

 We have started the year with an exciting topic called “Australian Adventure”.  In English lessons we have researched and written fact files about Australian animals and will be writing Aboriginal dreamtime stories soon.  Lisa brought in Merlin, her son’s bearded dragon and we all enjoyed holding or touching him.  We found out lots about this Australian reptile and wrote a short fact file about him

We have been learning about the seven continents and five oceans of the world, the location of Australia, and the territories within it.  We will find out how convicts were transported to Australia, with many settling there, and will also learn about aborigine traditions. 

 We enjoyed baking lamington cakes and anzac biscuits to taste some traditional Australian treats.  Soon we will paint boomerangs, make mini bull roarers and design our own didgeridoos during art and music sessions. 

During maths, we have been concentrating on counting, place value and comparing numbers and have recently started adding on a number line.

We have been learning about animals, including humans during science lessons.  We learnt about how animals produce offspring and that they grow and change as they become adults.  We found out about animals’ basic needs for survival and learnt why it is important to eat a healthy balanced diet, exercise and follow hygiene rules.  We will soon move onto a new topic on living things and their habitats where we will first determine the difference between things that are living, dead or have never been alive.

 Each afternoon starts in a calm way with a variety of activities such as relaxation, listening skills, auditory memory skills and peer massage. 

 The Autumn half term has been very busy but the children have settled in well to their new routine and are having fun while learning.