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Year 1 & 2 – Holly

Holly Class Key Skills

We are Holly Class


Welcome to our class page. Keep your eyes open for photos of our learning and achievements. 


Mr Luke, Miss Cole, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Atherton and Miss O'Brien.

In DT we designed and made some t-shirts. We had to decide on how we wanted the t-shirt to look. After the design was complete we could use the tie dye, fabric pens and iron on patches to complete. At the end we will have a fashion show to show off the end products.

In art we created some bird sculptures. We looked closely at feathers and then decided on which bird we would like to make into a sculpture. We used different materials to create the bird we wanted, trying really hard to make it as close to the real thing as possible.

As part of our learning on instructions we made gingerbread men. We had to follow the instructions and then had a go at writing some of our own. We then decorated them.

We have been using the equipment to measure. We used the clipboards and recorded in which ever way we wanted. As part of our learning we have been ensuring we used the correct vocabulary when we measure weight, capacity and length.

Queen's Jubilee. We have been decorating plates as part of the preparation for the Queen's Jubilee.

We have been investigating different materials and their suitability to make a waterproof coat. In science we have used a range of materials. Can you work out which was the best material?

In science, we have been learning about growing plants. We have planted some seeds and created some castles. Now all we have to do is wait and see if our beanstalks will grow up to the castle.

In our PE lessons we have been learning gymnastics. We have learned different balances and jumps. We then extended our learning by using the apparatus.

In music we have been learning a song in different styles. Today we learnt the style of Bhangra and composed our own song. It was good so we had a dance too!

Here is our composition of a song in the style of Bhangra.

Look at our habitat boxes we have created as part of our learning science and design technology.

In Music we have been learning a song called 'In the Groove'. We have been learning about pulse, rhythm and pitch. We have also started to use tuned instruments in our performance.

In RE we have been learning the story of the storm on the lake as part of our learning on Christianity.

We have been learning about habitats in Science. We have created some habitat boxes for the animals/creatures of our choosing.

Code-a-pillars. We have been writing algorithms using code-a-pillars and bee-cars. We learnt how to make predictions and send our robots in the direction we chose. We started learning how to de-bug when our robots didn't go in the direction we planned.

As part of our learning about Africa, we looked at some African animals. In DT we designed and made some masks for the animals that we would like to be. In our PE lessons we performed a dance, moving in the same way as the animals we chose. We watched a song from the Lion King musical to inspire us and then we performed our dance to our grown ups! Which animals can you see?

We have performed our Nativity Play for all our grown ups. We worked very hard learning the songs and remembering our lines. Performing a play is a good way to learn about why Christians celebrate Christmas.

Noah's Ark Trip to the zoo. We saw lots of animals on our trip. Some were even the ones we had been learning about for our topic on Africa.

Mask making - African animals.

We are learning to read and follow instructions to prepare us for writing our own instructions.

We are learning the place value of numbers.

We have been learning about the different grades of pencil. Some make thicker darker lines, some are thinner fainter lines. After exploring the pencils we then tried out our skills of observational drawing.

Sorting by own criteria.

Colour mixing with powder paints.

Hot seating the character Isabel from 'The Invisible'.

We have had a great first day back at school.  We are learning lots about each other and what we enjoy.  After we remembered our school rules we played together and had lots of fun.