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How to spend a day at Holly Hill!!

Which Bird Will You Be?

 

When you join Holly Hill you be placed into one of our classes! All of our classes are named after birds.

 

We start with CYGNETS in Foundation 1

In Foundation 2 you could become a ROBIN or a GOLDFINCH.

When you move into Key Stage 1 you might be a PUFFIN (y1), a WREN (y1/2) or a WOODPECKER (Y2).

 

Key Stage 2 is in a different building to Key Stage 1 and in these Year groups you become bigger birds!

In Y3 , Y4  and Y5 you may be a DOVE (Y3), a KINGFISHER (Y3/4), a SWALLOW (Y4/5) or an OWL (Y5)

 

Our Year 6s are the largest of all the birds, so in Y6 you could be a SWAN or a FALCON.

 

We're very proud of our classes. 

 

Look out for our class bunting in the school entrance designed by our very creative classes. 

Cygnets (Foundation 1/Nursery)

 

If you join us as a  Cygnets you are with us for six sessions per week - either mornings or afternoons plus one full day. This is where the foundations of your school life are laid.

We prepare you for the exciting learning journey that is ahead of you through a play based approach and you get to spend lots of time learning outdoors including woodland sessions with Mrs. Keegans in Whisper's Woodland and the opportunity to learn to ride a bike with Balanceability sessions.

 

The times for our sessions are:-   8.50am - 11.20am and 1.00pm to 3.30pm

 

Mrs. Tompkins and Mrs. Slater are the teachers in Foundation 1, supported by Mrs. Clay and Mrs. Cooper

   

Robin and Goldfinch (Foundation 2/Reception)

 

This is where you will start full time school. You will stay all day and eat your lunch in our Junior hall. .

All children in reception are entitled to a free hot meal at lunchtime through the universal infant free school meals scheme.

The work you will do here will continue to build on everything you learned as a CYGNET.We also start to get you ready for moving up into Key Stage 1. 

A lot of your learning is done through play. Your teachers will think very carefully about your developmental needs and how you learn.

 You will carry on with the phonics you began in F1 to improve your reading and writing skills. You will develop your number skills, learn more about the world around you, develop your physical skills and your creativity.

You will also be able to continue your outdoor learning work in Whisper's Woodland and carry on developing your bike riding skills during Balanceability sessions. 

 

The times for children in Robin and Goldfinch are 8.50am until 3.30pm.

Your lunchtime will be at 12pm until 12:30pm in the hall to eat and then from 12:30-1pm on the playground.

 

The teachers are Miss Mitchell and Mr. Hughes with Mrs. Konstantinou also teaching in Robins 1 day a week . They are supported by teaching assistant Mrs. Wilcockson throughout the day.

KEY STAGE 1

 

There are three classes in Key Stage 1.

Puffins (Y1) with Mrs. Cottee

Wren (Y1/2) with Mrs. Balchin and Mrs. Hastings

Woodpecker (Y2) with Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Konstatinou

There are also the teaching assistants Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Bis, Miss Mills, Mrs. Slaney and Mrs. Aldred who will support you with your work.

In Key Stage 1 you will continue to use phonics to develop your reading and writing skills.

Phonics, English and Maths lessons will all take place in the morning.

Three mornings a week you will come to the hall in the Key Stage 2 building for an assembly, on a Wednesday you will go to the hall in the Key Stage 1 building for a story time assembly.

Morning playtime is at 10:45am - 11am

 

Just like in Foundation you will eat your dinner in the hall in the Key Stage 2 building. 

You will eat from 12pm-12:30pm then have time on the playground from 12:30pm -1pm

Key Stage 1 children are also entitled to a free hot dinner through the universal free school meals scheme.

 

In the afternoon you will have lessons will be closely linked to your half-termly topic and will cover a range of subjects including Science, MfL, Art, Geography, History, PE, RE and DT.

Afternoon playtime is at 2:15pm-2:30pm

 

Before you go home you will have a Reflection time where you can talk with your class about your day, what has gone well or not so well. It is also a time that your teachers will discuss themes like self-esteem, emotions and world events news with you.

KEY STAGE 2

 

When you move into Key Stage 2 you move across into the Key Stage 2 building. This building has 2 corridors of classrooms.

Years 3,4 and 5 are on one corridor and these classes are:

Dove (Y3) with Mrs. Hutchinson and Mrs. Hastings

Kingfisher(Y3/4) with Mrs. Stonham

Swallow (Y4/5) with Mrs. Fisher

Miss Priestley, Mrs. Parrwood, Mrs. Beavon, Mrs. Bis and Miss Brown are the teaching assistants who will be around to support you with your learning.

 

Years 5 and 6 are on the other corridor and these classes are:

Owl (Y5) with Miss Mee

Swan (Y6) with Miss Quarmby

Falcon (Y6) with Miss Woods

Mrs. Rawson, Miss Hill and Miss Brown are the teaching assistants who will be around to support you with your learning.

 

Just like in Key Stage 1 in Key Stage 2 you will take part in English and Maths lessons in the morning

 

Assemblies take place at 10:30am in our main hall, on a Wednesday you will go to the hall at 3pm for a story assembly.

Morning playtime is at 10:45am - 11am and you may buy a snack from hot tuck during this time. 

Lunchtime is in the main hall. You will have time on the playground from 12pm -12:30pm then eat from 12:30pm-1pm on the second sitting.

 

In the afternoon you will have lessons will be closely linked to your half-termly topic and will cover a range of subjects including Science, MfL, Art, Geography, History, PE, RE and DT.

Afternoon playtime is at 2:15pm-2:30pm

 

Before you go home you will have a Reflection time where you can talk with your class about your day, what has gone well or not so well. It is also a time that your teachers will discuss themes like self-esteem, emotions and world events news with you.

Heroes Assembly

 

Here at Holly Hill we want to show you how proud of you we are when you work really hard in English or Maths and when you show fabulous attitudes and behaviour throughout your week in class, at playtimes and at lunchtime.

You may become one of our Holly Hill Heroes!

Our heroes are:

English Hero

Maths Hero

SuperHero

Head Teachers Hero

Lunchtime Hero

 

This assembly is at 3pm on Fridays and your parents are invited to join us in assembly and celebrate if you are one of these heroes.