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Welcome to Holbeck Class!

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for regular updates, information and to see the exciting things we do!

Autumn 1 half term: A huge welcome to all of our Foundation families who are new to our school, we cannot wait to get to know you!

During this first half term in Holbeck Class we are spending time getting to know each other and learning the class rules and routines as part of our first topic 'All About Me'.

 

Within this topic there will be ample opportunities to listen & respond to familiar stories about families and favourite toys, consolidate writing our own full names and label family members with their names, concentrate on numbers to 10, learn about the human body and find ways to express ourselves including our feelings. 

 

In addition to this, our classroom and outdoor spaces are designed to be able to change and adapt to the children’s likes, needs & interests.

 

Our weekly baking sessions this half term will be largely based on using ingredients that keep our bodies healthy and encourage them to grow, but towards the end of the half term, we will move onto using Harvest foods. 

 

We will be learning about Autumn and noticing the changes happening around us and finding out about Harvest Festivals and why we celebrate them. 

 

For anyone wanting to go one step further at home, you could try;

- a visit to Eureka Children's Science Museum  https://www.eureka.org.uk/  

- Ask your child to do a self-portrait using any medium they feel comfortable with and label parts of themselves using their understanding of letters and sounds

- Book tickets to see the stage production of Guess How Much I Love You at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield https://mansfieldpalacetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873591057 

- Maybe your child would like to write a list of all their most favourite things including animals, toys, foods or friends

 

THINGS TO KNOW;

Children will be rewarded every morning for reading at hone the evening before by moving their Owl up the Reading Tree located on one of the doors in Holbeck classroom. If they manage to get to the top of the tree by Friday, their owl will be put into a hat and if picked out, they’ll get the chance to choose a present bag to borrow for the week - happy reading. If you’re still finding your child reluctant to read, please come in & speak to us  

 

Robot word cards will be given out to children to sight read the words on them. These will be read together with a child from KS2 and if your child reads all the words on the card without hesitation, they will be given the next Robot word card. These words are words that cannot be broken into sounds and therefore need to be learned by sight

 

Day-to-day class activities will be posted on our Twitter page, please access this as often as you'd like as we do send out messages using that platform - please contact Holbeck staff if you do not want your child's photos being used on Twitter or our website

 

Our class timetable and long term plan is attached to this class page, please consult at your leisure and seek a member of Holbeck staff if you have any questions or queries

 

Your child's online learning journal is accessible to you through Tapestry. Emails have already been sent out to all parents who have given school access to their email address, if you haven't got it, please contact Holbeck staff

 

A £5 contribution for baking is asked per half term, please give your contribution at the beginning of each half term to Holbeck staff

 

Please bring a fully named P.E. kit on Wednesdays ready for our ball skills session at 3pm with Mrs Wainwright in the hall. Please remember that children will be coming home in their PE kits this day as there will not be enough time to change back into uniform, so please provide weather-appropriate kit (joggers as well as shorts, trainers, etc)

 

Throughout the week we have various adults in Holbeck class who will be holding 'messy' activities including baking, mud kitchen & art workshops - please be aware that your child WILL be coming home messy, which is a sign of a great day full of learning opportunities 

 

We will always thank-you for the support you give us, everything you do from attending parent induction meetings and reading with your child at home to contributing towards class trips and donating some of your time to help - without you, we cannot pave the way for our children to become the best they can be.

 

 

Autumn 2 half term: During this half term in Holbeck Class we are going to be taking a look at the topic 'Toys'.

 

Within this topic there will be ample opportunities to listen to, concentrate and comment about new stories, think about toys from the past as well as the present, look at different toys from different places around the world and discuss our own favourite toys. We will be reading and writing our own labels concentrate on numbers to 20, learn about Hannukah and eventually move onto the generosity & giving part of toys at Christmas. 

 

In addition to this, our classroom and outdoor spaces are designed to be able to change and adapt to the children’s likes, needs & interests.

 

Our weekly baking sessions this half term will be largely based on age-old favourite toys as well as festive treats as we move further through the term.

 

We will be learning about the change from Autumn to Winter and noticing the seasonal changes - lets hope for snow!

 

For anyone wanting to go one step further at home, you could try;

- rent one of many toys from the Mansfield toy library so they can try something new for very little money (50p per toy per week)  http://www.mansfieldplayforum.co.uk/ 

- Ask your child to draw/paint/make a picture of their favourite toys and label them using their knowledge of the sounds theye learned from phonics in school 

- Book tickets to see the stage production of the Snow White Christmas panto at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield https://mansfieldpalacetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873581811/events/128105023?_ga=2.222237720.1630772996.1540481409-50425052.1540481409 

Baking minced pies

Dear Santa trip

Spring 1 half term: During this half term in Holbeck Class we are going to be taking a look at the topic 'All Around the World'.

 

Within this topic there will be ample opportunities to listen to, concentrate and comment about stories from other cultures, find places using books and the internet, look at different clothes, music and food from different places around the world and celebrate Chinese New Year. We will be reading and writing our own captions and we will be taking part in some more intense guided writing sessions. We will concentrate on numbers to 20, learn about money and 3D shapes in maths.

 

In addition to this, our classroom and outdoor spaces are designed to be able to change and adapt to the children’s likes, needs & interests.

 

Our weekly baking sessions this half term will be largely based on African, Indian and Chinese ingredients. 

 

For anyone wanting to go one step further at home, you could try;

- Go out for dinner to an 'around the world' dining experience such as Cosmos Restaurant in Nottingham 

- Ask your child to use the internet at home with you to find out facts about a country around the world, such as where kangeroos live, what the flag looks like in Switzerland or who the Queen of England is. 

- Make your own world map jigsaw or picture using atlases or Google Maps

African singing

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We learned an African song!

Indian foods

Spring 2 half term: During this half term in Holbeck Class we are going to be taking a look at the topic 'Fairytales'.

 

Within this topic there will be ample opportunities to listen to & reenact traditional stories, describe characters and settings, explore different medias to create fairytale artwork and discuss our own favourite stories. We will read and write our own sentences, concentrate on numbers to 30 and visit our local art gallery (Harley Gallery) to take part in a fairytale creative art session. 

 

In addition to this, our classroom and outdoor spaces are designed to be able to change and adapt to the children’s likes, needs & interests.

 

Our weekly baking sessions this half term will be largely based on the stories that will feature in that week. 

 

For anyone wanting to go one step further at home, you could try;

- Book tickets to see the stage production of The Tiger Who Came For Tea at Mansfield Palace Theatre, https://mansfieldpalacetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873594615?_ga=2.124731978.1568485857.1550064253-1517660186.1550064253 

- Ask your child to draw/paint/make a picture of their favourite fairytale characters and label them using their knowledge of the sounds they've learned from phonics in school 

- Book onto the 'Enchanted Fairy Trail' at Rufford park this half term. £2 each. 

Summer 1 half term: During this half term Holbeck Class are supposed to be moving onto a brand new topic, but due to how much fun we are having with our 'Fairytales' topic, we are going to continue with it.

 

We will continue our drama work, story sequencing, recalling facts from the stories & describing characters and settings in our fairytales topic, but we will be moving on to writing alternative endings and even our own fairytale stories this half term. EXCITING!

 

In maths this half term, we will be concentrating on subtraction by counting backwards as well as recapping our 2D & 3D shape knowledge from earlier in the year. 

 

We have a super special trip planned to Go Ape Net Kingdom in May - this is not only brilliant for our physical development, but also for listening & attention, speaking, expressing our emotions & thoughts and ... HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH OUR FRIENDS!

 

In addition to this, our classroom and outdoor spaces are designed to be able to change and adapt to the children’s likes, needs & interests.

 

Our weekly baking sessions this half term will be largely based on the stories that will feature in that week (Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk to name just a few). 

 

For anyone wanting to go one step further at home, you could try;

- Book tickets to see the stage production of Zog at Nottingham Theatre Royal on https://trch.co.uk/whats-on/zog/ 

- Ask your child to write their version of a well known fairytale (Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, etc) but make it their own by changing the characters - e.g. instead of Goldilocks being met by 3 Bears, perhaps 3 wizards return home? or 3 lizards? or 3 little girls?

- Book onto the 'Spring Trail' at Rufford park this half term. £2 each. https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/magical-spring-trail-at-rufford-abbey-p708081 

Go Ape Net Kingdom

Go Ape Net Kingdom 1
Go Ape Net Kingdom 2
Go Ape Net Kingdom 3
Go Ape Net Kingdom 4
Go Ape Net Kingdom 5

Summer 2 half term: During this half term in Holbeck Class we are going to be taking a look at the topic 'Animals'.

 

Within this topic there will be ample opportunities to use our research skills to find facts about a whole host of different animals from different places around the world. We will be reading and writing our own leaflets & concentrating on numbers to 30. We will also be focusing on life cycles, habitats and the names of baby animals (i.e. a baby cat is a kitten). 

 

We also have a visit to a local farm planned in which we will be petting various animals and learning about what they need to stay healthy and grow!

 

Our weekly baking sessions this half term will be largely based on the animals we focus on each week.

 

In addition to this, our classroom and outdoor spaces are designed to be able to change and adapt to the children’s likes, needs & interests.

 

We will be preparing to become big Year 1s as this is the final 7 weeks in foundation!

They've all come so far this year already, imagine with one last push, just how much further they can go. 

 

Everyday they make us...PROUD!!!

 

For anyone wanting to go one step further at home, you could try;

-  visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park & read up on the different animals living there

- Bake some animal biscuits! 

- Go on a bug hunt

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, Mrs Coleman.

Class timetable

Parents information evening powerpoint slides

Summer holiday homework project

Welcome to Holbeck

Nottingham Theatre Royal - Dear Santa

Tapestry parent information meeting

Phonics parent information meeting

Holbeck Christmas keyboard performance invitation to parents

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