Holly Class including Acorns
Welcome to Holly Class
Holly Class children are in the Reception year and Year 1. The Reception children split off into their Acorn group for the mornings this term.
Class Teachers - Mrs Kitts, Mrs Salen and Mrs Ball (Year 1 only)
Class Teaching Assistants - Mrs Holmes, Mrs May, Mrs L Lewis
As part of our recovery plan, Holly Class will split for the mornings to allow more focus on boosting English / Literacy and Maths / Number in smaller or more focused key stage groups. The Reception children will be taught by Mrs Kitts every morning whilst the Year 1 children will be joined by the Year 2s to form a Key Stage 1 group with Mrs Salen on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Ball on Thursday and Friday. The Reception and Year 1 children will re-join for the afternoons as Holly Class with Mrs Salen on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Kitts on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesday afternoons are taught alternately Mrs Kitts and Mrs Salen.
Home learning and support
For children in their Reception year, please read with your child as often as possible. There is much research to show that a broad vocabulary and good reading skills set children up well for learning across the subject areas. Incidental and real life maths such as counting, talking about shapes and measuring (eg ingredients, their height) in their every day lives is useful. During the year teachers will suggest fine motor skills activities as well as phonics and number games to play. Deliberately talking about the environment and nature within it helps children to start to notice details and to learn how to describe what they see, spot patterns and notice changes.
All Year 1 children will have log in details for the Numbots / Times Tables Rockstars platform and will be signposted to phonics and spelling activities to help support their learning at home.
Providing appropriate and clearly named clothing and footwear is a useful way to support your child whilst they are at school. Children in our school will need wellies and coats (or sun hats) in school every day as we use our outdoor environment throughout the day. We prefer wellies to stay in school. Parents will receive further information about PE kit in the termly curriculum letter.
If you have any queries or want to know more about how to support your own child's learning at home, please don't hesitate to ask Mrs Kitts or Mrs Salen for either year group or Mrs Ball for Year 1.