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Year 1 - Holly

Welcome to the Holly class page. We're Mrs Barnfield and Mrs Chivers and here we will be sharing pictures and information so that you can see what we've been learning in school and share our adventures!

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Spring Term


We hope you have all enjoyed a restful festive break; we are looking forward to welcoming the children for our next term of exciting learning in Year One.



PE - This term our PE timetable is changing slightly and our lessons will now be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Spelling - Weekly spellings will now be sent home on the Tuesday of each week to be tested the following Monday.

Reading books - should be changed by the children as soon as they have read their book 3 times (depending on the length of the book). Reading diaries will be checked each Friday so that we can record how often your child is reading with you at home - children are enjoying receiving their rainbow reading certificates and we thank you for your support.

Parent Reading Sessions - Please look out for a letter in your child's book bag about a time when you will be invited to join us for parent/child reading sessions.

Numbernauts Challenge - individual challenges will be sent out to the children as they complete their previous challenge. The children will usually be tested on a Thursday or a Friday.

ICT Autumn 2018


Holly class have had some fantastic ICT sessions this term. We would like to share some of our amazing pictures we have done recently using superb mouse control.




Mayflower Poetry Competition


Holly class winning entry:

I can see water everywhere

I can feel the boat swaying

I can hear the waves crashing

I can taste the salty air

I can smell yummy food

I can touch the side of the boat



The First 3 Weeks in Year One


We are delighted that the children have had such a great start to their learning in Year One. They have already settled well to the new routines and are becoming familiar with our team of teachers, teaching assistants and others who help us in school.


We are encouraging the children to become more independent and are teaching them how to be responsible for changing their own reading book. We like the children to read their book three times, at home with an adult after which they will be ready to choose a new book. They can do this at the beginning or end of the day. We're sure that the children will remind you that every read counts towards their rainbow reading certificate.  If your child has a letter or other form of correspondence to hand in at school, perhaps you would be kind enough to remind them to do this. Again this increases the children's sense of being grown up and responsible for their own things.


PE days for Year One are Monday and Wednesday for the Holly Class and Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hazel Class. If your child attends an after school sports club such as multi-skills or Tai Kwondo, it may be easier to send them with an additional set of sports clothing. On some occasions children have gone home wearing their P.E. kit after a club and then become upset because they've forgotten to bring it back into school for a P.E. lesson.

Library day for both classes is Thursday.



The children should all have come home with their own Abacus login bookmarks to enable them to access maths games which support their learning in class. Please speak to us if you encounter any problems with this. We will be sending a homework book home with your child soon with a list of spellings for your child to learn. Details of what needs to be done will be printed inside the cover of the book. We thank you for your support with this.


Future Events

Parent consultation evenings are the week of Monday 1st - Wednesday 3rd October. Thank you to the parents who have already made an appointment. There is still time to sign up if you need to, just speak to an adult in class and we can add your name to the list.


Teddy Bears' Hospital

We are really looking forward to students from the University coming to visit us on Thursday 4th October, to teach us about how doctors and nurses help us in hospital. This visit is part of our topic 'Marvellous Me'. The children are invited to bring a small teddy from home so that they can administer treatment such as bandages and plasters to help their teddy if they are injured or poorly.