Holly Class

Welcome to Holly class page.  We are a year two/three/four class and the adults in class are: Lisa (teacher), Ann (pastoral learning support manager), Shazia (pastoral learning support), Anne (pastoral learning support) and Karen (pastoral learning support).  More importantly, the children are: Caiden, Lexi, Layth, Zak, Caven, Rylee, Destiny, Xavier and Jacob.

We have started a new topic all about Ernest Shackleton and his journey to Antarctica.  We have learnt about the world’s seven continents and five oceans, have listened to the incredible story of Shackleton’s exploration on the Endurance and how he managed to save all his crew after catastrophe struck. We have also found out about the animals that live in Antarctica and the landscape there.

We have written biographies of Shackleton before researching and writing information texts about polar animals and creating wonderful Antarctica poems by using our senses.

We will now be writing diary entries as if we are Shackleton on his perilous journey and will finish the term by writing stories based on Cuddly Dudley and Lost and Found.

During maths lessons we have learnt about 2D and 3D shapes, practised our times tables and identified odd and even numbers.  For the next half term we will be focusing on fractions, adding and subtracting skills.

We had fun with magnets and springs while learning about forces and magnets during Science lessons on Fridays and will be moving on to learn about rocks, soils and fossils this half term.  We have explored friendship within Christianity during our RE lessons and will now learn about the importance of Palm Sunday in the Easter story to Christians.

We will continue to see Dave, Music Man on Monday mornings and will also be learning important skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience during our Commando Joe missions on Mondays in the afternoon.  We are going to have busy Mondays as we will also be lucky enough to spend some time with Bertie the Therapy dog after music on Monday mornings.

During PE lessons on Wednesday mornings we will practise our ball skills, bouncing and passing the ball as we learn how to play basketball and we will have a go at yoga and some sensory activities too!

Most of the children will still be taking part in Time To Talk sessions where we will be doing lots of listening and sharing activities to develop social and communication skills.  We will continue to send home activities to consolidate our learning after each lesson on Mondays and Thursdays.

We will be keeping busy as usual over the next six weeks.

We hope you like our photos!