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Welcome to Holly!

From Mrs Baxendale, Mrs Cook & Mrs Dearnaley


19th September 2021


Welcome to Holly Class,


What a busy start we have had to Year 1. The children have settled quickly and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone! I have a great feeling about the coming year and am looking forward to having a fabulous time with our new class J



We have fitted lots of learning into our first few weeks so far, here are some of the activities what we have been up to:


In English we are working on our journey story unit, where we learn about Sunny the meerkat and his travels. My favourite lesson so far was when we interviewed Sunny about his feelings and he told us lots of interesting facts about the desert where he lives.


In Maths, we are looking at lots of different ways that we can represent numbers, including using ten frames, number shapes, and even our fingers!


In Science, we have been learning all about our bodies and our senses. ‘Simon Says’ has been a popular game, thinking about all the different parts of our bodies whilst also developing our listening skills. We have been using our senses to explore the world around us. We recently enjoying a walk around our woodland area, thinking about texture.



During Discovery Time in the afternoons it has been fantastic to see the children being excited about the different stations; the creative station, small world, magic Maths, role play and funky fingers (fine motor skills).

A couple of reminders:

- PE is currently on Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come into school in their PE kits on these days. Thank you for remembering this so regularly.

- Reading Records are sent home every night but books are changed just every other day. Please ensure you are hearing your children read regularly, it helps them to share a book and aids their understanding when they are able to discuss the story with an adult.

- Please ensure children have appropriate clothing as the weather turns colder. We try to get out for play as much as possible so a warm, waterproof coat is very useful.


We look forward to sharing another update soon and thank you for your continued support!


Mrs Baxendale  xx

Holly class PE days - Autumn Term (1) 2021

Our PE days are Tuesday & Thursday


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Mrs Hull reads 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?'

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Social Distancing at Oakfield

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