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Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God

Holly Class Blog 2017-2018

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  • Fun in the Sun, Sea and Sand!

    Published 12/07/18, by Sandra Smart
    This week we had a fantastic time spent on Bognor Beach rock-pooling, creating beach art and paddling in the sea! No more words needed!      
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  • Fly Away Home!

    Published 29/06/18, by Sandra Smart
    This week our not so little caterpillars emerged from their chrysalis' as beautiful butterflies!  “Ten butterflies comed out their home!.” said Vinnie. “They’re orange and black.” Darcy commented.
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  • Jack's been tricked!

    Published 22/06/18, by Sandra Smart
    Back in April, Jack gave each child a magic bean and asked them to look after it. This week some of us brought our beans back into school. When we looked closely at what was growing on the plants, some of the children noticed that they loo
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  • Dads Behaving Daddily!

    Published 17/06/18, by Sandra Smart
    Another super busy week for all in Year R! On Monday some of us headed to The Arena with our families to take part in Huff and Puff. Over the past few weeks we have been practising our PE skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and balancing at ho
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  • Our Hungry Caterpillars have arrived!

    Published 10/06/18, by Sandra Smart

    This week saw another set of new members join our Holly Family. A set of wriggly caterpillars joined us on Thursday complete in their own little homes with enough food to last a lifetime (well whilst they are caterpillars that is!)

    “I can see a white web on the side of the tub.” said Grace C.

    "I saw two caterpillars inside the tub."  Max recalled.

    “The caterpillars are black.” observed Freddie.

    “Some of them have white on them too.” added Bailey.

    “They were moving with their feet. They were wiggling." Francesca said.

    "They has some spikes." said Milana.

    "The caterpillars will grow into butterflies." Darcy shared.

    "They need to eat the brown stuff first." Bradley responded.

    "I think after lunch they will have eat up all the food.” predicted Freddie.

    "I think longer, maybe by home time." said Beth.

    "I think 2 hours."  Edward commented. 

    Well by the end of the day there was still plenty of food left. Make sure you pop into class on Tuesday for maths games and have a look at our new friends.


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  • Saving Jack!

    Published 05/06/18, by Sandra Smart
    What a super busy last few weeks we've had with our parachute challenge! After deciding what material we thought would be the best to make the parachute from, we worked in teams to decide what shape and size to build our parachute. We also consid
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  • Fe Fi Fo Fum! This week in Holly Class we've had great fun!

    Published 07/05/18, by Sandra Smart

    Well our beanstalk has continued to grow this week and is now heading across the ceiling! On Thursday we came into school to find some strange things had happened...

    "It has poisonous spikes on it!" exclaimed Alfie.
    "The giant did it to make Jack stuck up the beanstalk." explained Max.

    "There was a aeroplane that flew down with a letter from Jack." said Matilda.

    "He asked us to make a parachute." recalled Grace L.

    This week the children explored what materials from Jack's list would be best to make their parachutes.

    "I want to make a foil parachute because metal is quite strong so it won't break and the air won't go through it." explained Toby.

    "Mine is going to be paper circles." said Kacy.

    Next week the children will plan and build a prototype of their parachute so stay tuned to see what they come up with!


    Also this week we have continued with our seed growing experiment. Edward made some interesting observations...

    "The best place for the seeds to grow was in the soil. The next best place was the stones. Then the slate. None grew in the sand." he said.

    "In Literacy we made our own Jack and the Beanstalk stories. In mine, Jack couldn't get back down." Beth said.

    This week we have continued to work on our outside gardening plots. As our "Gardening Expert" Tommy led a group of children, sharing his knowledge about how to plant and grow strawberry plants.

    A huge well done goes to Bailey this week for being the first member of the class to have used the reading area frequently during choosing time. He has received 5 magic beans which have grown into 5 Dojo points!

    Who will be next to fill their lucky bag?

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  • Magic Beans

    Published 29/04/18, by Sandra Smart

    Well what an exciting start we have had to the new term in Holly Class. Last week we received a video message from a boy called Jack. He told us he had taken his cow to market to sell her but instead of getting money for her, he exchanged her for magic beans (or so the seller told him!). His mum would be furious if she found out he had come back with beans so he asked us to look after them for him.

    "He told us he had hidden the beans in our classroom. We had to hunt for them. We each got one to look after." explained Grace C.

    We also have our own magic beanstalk growing in Holly Class.

    "The beanstalk keeps growing..." said Edward.

    Vinnie added, "...It only grows in the night. That's when it comes alive."

    We have been going bean mad in all areas of our learning...

    "We played a bean game in PE." said Francesca.
    "There was baked bean. We had to lay down and pretend to sunbathe." Bailey recalled.
    "There was a frozen chilli bean. We had to pretend we were cold." added Grace C.
    "...and there was a runner bean. We had run fast." said Esme.

    We have also had the Beebots out. We have programmed them with simple algorithms to travel from Jack's house to collect items such as the harp, golden eggs and magic beans without bumping into the giant's castle.

    Outside we have weeded the garden plots and have started planting flowers. Tommy brought in a sunflower he had grown from a seed at home so be sure to have a look at it as you walk past the outside area.

    Inside we have begun some growing experiments...

    "We planted seeds in the tuff tray. There are stones, some sand, soil and grey, flat stones (slate)." Edward described.

    "We had to guess where the seeds would grow best." Beth explained. 

    On the way to school Esme and Grace C found some beens so we have put them into glass jars so that we can watch them germinate.



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  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?!

    Published 14/03/18, by Sandra Smart
    We celebrated World Book Day by coming into school dressed in our pyjamas or by dressing up as our favourite book character. "I was dressed up as the Hungry Caterpillar." said Bradley. "I wear my pyjamas. A unicorn was on the
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  • Once upon a time...

    Published 23/02/18, by Sandra Smart
    In Early Years we started our new topic this week by coming into school dressed as story characters from traditional tales. The Big Bad Wolf The Elf and the Shoe Maker Peter Pan The Ugly Duckling   “I was
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  • Happy Half Term and Happy New Year (Chinese style!)

    Published 09/02/18, by Sandra Smart
    This week we started our new whole school reading reward scheme and many of us got some stamps on our charts. A big well done to the four children (and their families) who got their first shiny star sticker today!   "In our reading diari
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  • How has this week measured up for Holly Class?

    Published 02/02/18, by Sandra Smart
    This week we have been learning to use the computer to draw a picture and add a title.   “Miss Brophy was drawing a polar bear. She showed us how to do it.” said Matilda.   “We drawed all around it the water. W
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