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Year 1 Sports Day.  25th June 2020. 

Well done to all our Year 1 children on a very hot day! You were great today!

 

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Year 1 Sports Day Photos - It was a bit different this year!

Hopefully more videos to follow shortly!

If you want to know 'what on earth' I am doing in this picture then head over to the 'Sports Page' https://hollyhillschool.co.uk/sports-page/ to watch some embarrassing videos for you to join in for the VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY!!

 

Good luck, and remember to send in your photos or videos!

Mrs Fisher xx

This Thursday should have been our annual Sports Day!

Unfortunately this will not be happening as we normally know it, but keep an eye on the 'Sports Page' or your 'Distance Learning pages' for Holly Hill's attempt at a 'Virtual Sports Day'!!

Hi everyone!

I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine this week.  I have been finding sticks and leaves everywhere in the garden and out and about on our walks in the sun so it gave me an idea for a challenge this week.  Here goes:

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PILE OF STICKS AND LEAVES?

 

Build something, make a picture or a sculpture, make them into a stick family, build a fairy den or teepee, use them for counting or measuring, decorate them in your own way - or leave them on the tree and decorate the whole tree!

Here are some ideas to get you going - and don't forget to email photos of your creations!  We can't wait to see them!

 


 

 

If it rains here is a lovely free drawing game where you draw a stick person and watch and help a story unfold - it's great fun!

https://drawastickman.com

 

HAPPY IS...

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Holly Hill Archives Question 8

Question 2

Starting Monday 27.04.20

For a selection of websites to support with your child's learning, please find these on the distance learning - general ideas and websites link under the children heading. Thank you

Mrs Watson, Mrs Hutchinson and Mrs Cottee are missing you lots and hope you are staying safe and happy. 

                

Don't forget that you can show us what you have been busy with by emailing us at

lookatthiswork@gmail.com

You can send us pictures, messages and work. We look forward to looking at what you have been doing. Remember to put which class you are in at the start of your message.

KS1 Distance Learning

 

This section will be where all your home learning information is. There will be three English tasks, three maths tasks and three topic tasks per week. There will also be spellings each week and I would love you to get someone to test you at home. We really need you to keep reading at home too as this is super important. Our topic for this term is 'seaside' and we know you will love the activities planned. 

Don't forget to stay active and exercise every day.

English learning 

Year 1/2 English Learning W.B 20th April

Year 1/2 English W.B 4th May

The Lucky Dip

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This is the video you will need to complete your English learning - week beginning 2nd May

Year 1/2 English Learning - Seaside Information (Reading Focus) 18th May

YEAR 1/2 ENGLISH LEARNING Monday 1st June 'Commotion in the Ocean'

YEAR 1/2 English Learning 8th June (Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell)

Year 1/ 2 English Learning 15th June (The Rainbow Fish)

English Learning 13th July (Sharing a Shell)

Maths learning 

Maths Year 1 – beginning 15th June

 

Power Maths have helped us to make sure that children are equipped for Year 2 next year. They have selected the most important aspects of maths for the children to learn and consolidate through the rest of the summer term with a special programme designed to ensure that the most important learning is covered before September. We are going to be using this in school too.

 

Everyone can now access the text book and practise pages for this straight from this link:https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear1

 

We will tell you which pages to use for the day’s lessons and provide a link to a video which helps to teach the concepts in each lesson – please watch the video first and pause it when necessary – you may be asked to get objects, a pen/pencil and paper etc.

 

Instructions for opening the Power Maths website:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear1

 

You may need to accept a user agreement first (scroll to bottom of page to accept and continue).

When you reach this page:

    Hover over ‘open book’ and select 

Power Maths Year 1 Practice Book Summer Home Edition

Then simply find the pages you need for the day’s lesson – type in the page number on the bottom right or click through using the arrows until you find it. 

 

The pages in colour (first two) are to do together and talk about, the black and white pages are for your child to complete independently if they can. 

 

 NOTE:  you will need to allow ‘pop-ups’ on this website as the ebook will open in its own window.

You have the option to use an on screen pen - if you do this it might be worth taking a screen-shot on whichever device you are using when your child has finished the page - you can save it or email it to your child's teacher at lookatthiswork@gmail.com.  Alternatively the practice book pages (black and white) could be printed out for your child to work on them.

There is no user name or password required to use this online resource, hence work on screen cannot be saved in the online portal.

 

Please let us know if you have problems using the system or if you need help.  

There have been some difficulties in accessing the Power Maths home learning ebook online during the past week (22nd June). You may have been asked for a username and password - this is NOT necessary and the people at Pearson have promised that they are working hard to resolve the issue asap. As always please let us know if you can't get access and we will find a different way for you.

Mrs K

Just in case you are struggling to open the maths work, this is week 4 as pictures. The teaching pages for each activity are first followed by the work pages. You can always draw the activities so you don't need to print them. They are also available as a word document above.

Week beginning 18th May. The new topic is length and height. Don't worry that you haven't got the equipment at home that is says to use - just use what you can find. The important thing is learning the skill of measuring not the equipment.

Maths week 6 - 1st June (length)

Maths week beginning 8th June - weight and volume

Maths Year 2 – beginning 15th June

 

Power Maths have helped us to make sure that children are equipped for Year 2 next year. They have selected the most important aspects of maths for the children to learn and consolidate through the rest of the summer term with a special programme designed to ensure that the most important learning is covered before September. 

 

Everyone can now access the text book and practise pages for this straight from this link:  

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear2

We will tell you which pages to use for the day’s lessons and provide a link to a video which helps to teach the concepts in each lesson – please watch the video first and pause it when necessary – you may be asked to get objects, a pen/pencil and paper etc.  Please find all the lessons and links in the word document with the correct date.

 

Instructions for opening the Power Maths website:

https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear2

 

You may need to accept a user agreement first (scroll to bottom of page to accept and continue).

When you reach this page:

 

  Hover over ‘open book’ and select 

Power Maths Year 2 Practice Book Summer Home Edition

Then simply find the pages you need for the day’s lesson – type in the page number on the bottom right or click through using the arrows until you find it. 

 

The pages in colour (first two) are to do together and talk about, the black and white pages are for your child to complete independently if they can. 

 

 NOTE:  you will need to allow ‘pop-ups’ on this website as the ebook will open in its own window.

You have the option to use an on screen pen - if you do this it might be worth taking a screen-shot on whichever device you are using when your child has finished the page - you can save it or email it to your child's teacher at lookatthiswork@gmail.com.  Alternatively the practice book pages (black and white) could be printed out for your child to work on them.

There is no user name or password required to use this online resource, hence work on screen cannot be saved in the online portal.

 

Please let us know if you have problems using the system or if you need help.  

There have been some difficulties in accessing the Power Maths home learning ebook online during the past week (22nd June). You may have been asked for a username and password - this is NOT necessary and the people at Pearson have promised that they are working hard to resolve the issue asap. As always please let us know if you can't get access and we will find a different way for you.

Mrs K

The Power maths block this week is fractions which we did a few weeks ago. As this new unit covers the key facts I thought it would be useful to still do it so key facts were secure. 

Y2 Fractions week 1 wk beg 8th June

Just in case you are struggling to open the maths work, this is week 4 as pictures. The teaching pages for each activity are first followed by the work pages. You can always draw the activities so you don't need to print them. They are also available as a word document above.

Y2 Maths wk beg 1st June

KS1 Maths Challenges - how fast can you complete these?

Maths Games to support number skills 

 

Phonics and spelling 

Year 2 Spellings 20th April

Year 2 Spellings 27th April

Year 2 Spellings 4th May

Year 2 Spellings 11th May

Year 2 Spellings 18th/ 25th May

Year 2 Spellings 1st June

Year 2 Spellings 8th June

Year 2 Spellings 15th June

Year 2 Spellings June 22nd (these are very tricky!!')

Year 2 Spellings 29th June (tion words)

Year 2 Spellings 6th July (ed endings)

Year 2 Spellings 13th July (less endings)

Topic learning 

Surprise!

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KS1 Bedtime Stories 

Sammy The Snail finds another book.

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A squash and a squeeze by Miss Mills

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A virtual visit from an author!

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Hello everyone! Mrs K here - hope everyone is still smiling and staying safe. I'm feeling a bit camera shy, so instead here is a very special bedtime story from my friend Frances Stickley. Fran is a children's author and writes fantastic books. Her publisher has kindly agreed to let me share with you this video of her reading her own story. I think it is fab - I hope you do too. Lots of love to you all...

Don't Wake the Bear, Hare by Mrs Brooks

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The Magic Porridge Pot by Mrs Bis

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Dear Greenpeace by Mrs Watson

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Sammy Snail reads Chewy Hughie.

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See You Later Alligator.mp4

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A bedtime story from Mrs Rawson xxxx

Charlie's Checklist, part 1 by Mrs Hutchinson

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Charlie's checklist, part 2 by Mrs Hutchinson

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The Gruffaloโ€™s child by Mrs Bis

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The Gruffalo by Mrs Cottee

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Mrs Watson

 

Here are two of my favourite stories from when I was at school. Enjoy everyone and see you all soon!!

 

The Hungry Caterpillar

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NOT NOW BERNARD!

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Leon and the Place Between 

A few parents have asked for us to read this story to allow the children to complete their learning packs. As this is a long story, it would be very difficult to upload and therefore we have attached a link to a you tube reading of this amazing story. Hope you're all well. We miss you!

LEON AND THE PLACE BETWEEN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkLFl4r8y74

KS1 READING ACTIVITY

HAIRY MACLARY 

You can access lots of online books via Book Trust. Click on the following https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/hairy-maclary/

 

This will take you to this book and I would like you all to spot the rhyming words. Year 2, I would also like you to make up some rhyming couplets of your own. Enjoy everyone!!

Friendship bands

A lovely calm task to keep your hands busy and your heart happy from Mrs K:

I've been thinking how much I miss my friends this week.  heart Do you miss your friends?  How about having a go at making all your friends a friendship band for when you see them again? Have some calm fun, be busy and have a go - there's a picture and a video to explain what to do:

 

You only need a few items which you might find at home (nothing special!) 

 

Before you start you will need:

A piece of cardboard (cereal packet will do) cut into a circle, a pair of scissors, something to draw a straight line with and some wool, string, thread or ribbon.  

                                                        

Go ahead and watch the video (click the link) to help you...

Your band will look like this when it's finished! Have fun!

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all well this week and finding plenty to keep you busy!

 

Anyone fancy a fun art challenge?  

 

“Holly Hill Lockdown Masterpieces”

 

Lots of people around the world have been having a go at recreating famous works of art using anything (or anybody) they find around the house.  Some of the pictures you might find online are hilarious!  Let’s make our own Holly Hill Lockdown Masterpieces gallery.  Anyone can get involved in this – it’s for the grown-ups as well.  

 

Here are some works of art to have a go at – use them if you like – or if you find something else you like better – have a go at that (but if you email it to us, include a picture of the original work of art too!). Scroll down to the bottom for some examples from around the internet.  And don’t forget to email photos of your fun with your name and the title of the original work of art to lookatthiswork@gmail.com

 

We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!

 

Mrs K

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin.  

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

 

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí

 

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

Banksy, Girl With Balloon, London

 

 

Kandinsky Squares with concentric circles

 

 

Paul Klee:  Aroundfish

Pablo Picasso – Girl Before Mirror

 

 

Piet Mondrian – Broadway Boogie Woogie

Take a look at some examples of what other people have done and then have a go.  Use anything (or anybody) you can find around the house.  Be as crazy and inventive as you like.  BUT – don’t forget to take a photograph and email it with your name and the title of the original work of art to lookatthiswork@gmail.com

 

Here are some examples from the Getty Museum and Gallery original challenge:

 

 

 

 

HAVE FUN!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEE TOPIC TASKS FOR THIS WEEK

Tom Carradine's V.E Day Sing Along!

Aimed at Primary School children, Tom will be doing a special 15 minute sing-a-long at 11am on Thursday 7th May on Tom's Youtube channel 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1FTgkfTf13AMWJUv4MTi4Q

 

The songs he will be singing are linked here, so the children (or the whole family!) can practise them ready for the sing along.

 

I'll be there - will you? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHw2Nv7PkDg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vqnym8Mhx8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn_QNyMQcVM

Miss Fretwell xx 

Dance for VE Day!

Mrs Tompkins had entered Holly Hill into the English Heritage Dance for VE day competition...and we only went and won! 

The English Heritage was going to send 1940s-style dancers across the country 75 years after peace in Europe was first celebrated. Unfortunately this is unable to happen but they have arranged this instead...

 

English Heritage’s VE Day Commemorations on Friday 8th May!

Join in on Facebook or Twitter

12PM: Lindy Hop Dance Tutorial with Nancy Hitzig

3PM: Nation’s Toast

5PM: Dance for VE Day with Lindy Hop Dance Troupe and Band

 

Hope you're able to join in with the VE Day celebrations in any way that you can. I've also put some activities on the Distance Learning Page - general ideas and websites.

 

Mrs Tompkins x x 

 

๐Ÿ’™ Ready for a weekend challenge Holly Hill?

 

๐Ÿ’™ We want to see your photos that represent the phrase “Happy is...”

 

๐Ÿ’™ It can be something making you happy now or something you’re looking forward to post lock down. It could be something or someone that makes you happy, your favourite place that makes you happy or a sign explaining what makes you happy.

 

๐Ÿ’™ You can be as creative as you like with your “Happy is...” photo, edit and add text if you want to

 

๐Ÿ’™When it’s done, we want you to send it to us at lookatthiswork@gmail.com

 

๐Ÿ’™We will then work our magic on it and see what we can create with everyone’s photos

 

๐Ÿ’™The deadline for photos to be sent is midnight on Sunday!

 

๐Ÿ’™By sending us your photo you are agreeing to us sharing it on the school website and social media

 

๐Ÿ’™Ready, steady, go!!!!

 

Love Mrs Steed xxx

We all hope that you have a lovely Easter even though we know it will be a bit different this year. Here are a few Easter craft ideas that you might like to try? Please feel free to share anything that your child does on LOOKATTHISWORK.

   Egg-citing Easter maths

Look below for some maths ideas for the Easter holiday.

Measures

Why not use measures to compare your Easter eggs if you have some. If not you could choose any items that you have at home and measure the length and weight.

You could then use <> or = to compare them.

    

Symmetrical eggs

Why not trying to draw a symmetrical (mirror image) pattern on an egg shape or making a symmetrical egg picture.

     

Amazing mazes

You could draw your own egg maze and get someone at home to try and solve it and find their way through. You could also draw a map on squared paper and give directions to get to the eggs.

    

Maths Addition and Subtraction Problems

100 Square Splat game

Phonics Games - Phase 5 especially suitable for Year 1

 

ACTIVE KS1 CHILDREN

 

 

It is important for you to stay active during your time out of school. This can be done in your own garden so no need to leave your house. Head over to the Holly Hill Sports Page where I shall be putting up challenges for you to take part in!

https://hollyhillschool.co.uk/sports-page/

Good Luck and stay safe!

Mrs Fisher

Here are simple recipes using baking ingredients for play dough, paint and ice paint to create at home if you would like.

 

        

If you want maths explained...

There are 2 resources which match our way of working in maths and that are highly recommended.  There is 'teaching' via video which is really useful in explaining concepts to your children in the way they would be learning in school.  Please use them!  

'White Rose maths'  have a daily lesson of 20 to 30 minutes with a practice activity to follow the animated video lesson (see letter for parents below).

'I see maths' is an excellent resource for visual and active learning.

Both have lessons/video and activities/games specific to year groups.  It is important to use the correct year group lessons to support and deepen understanding of the content your child would be learning in school this year.

Have fun!

 

We also use Griffin OT activities within school, please have a look each day for daily activities using the information below. - enjoy Mrs Warsop.