Welcome to Holly Class
Home Learning-A Guide for Holly Class
How much should I be doing?
Please aim to work for at least 3 hours a day. 1 hour of maths, 1 hour of English/Guided Reading and 1 hour of Topic/RE. Don’t forget to break up your learning. Take time to have a break and exercise as well as have a healthy snack and drink. It doesn’t matter about the order that you complete the lessons in, but it’s is advisable to do the Maths and English learning first. A good routine really helps, and it is important that you do have weekends off to reset ready for the next week’s exciting learning.
How my weekly work will be set?
Each week, a new folder will be set up. It will be labelled with the appropriate week number and the dates for the week e.g. Week 2 – 11/01/21 – 15/01/21. The work will be live on Sunday night at 7pm.
In this folder, you will find:
Maths lessons (5 days) – Labelled by the day. Each maths lesson will contain the lesson video, work sheet and answers.
English Lessons (3 days)– Labelled by the day. Each literacy lesson will contain a video link and transcript of the video.
Guided Reading Lessons (2 days) – Labelled by the day. Each Guided Reading lesson will contain a PowerPoint and a Text.
Topic Lessons (advised to complete 2 activities a week) – The same PDF of the topic sheet will be uploaded weekly. You may like to print this off and cross off the activities as you do them.
RE Lessons (1 activity a week) – You should aim to complete the activities on the Powerpoint over 2 weeks. We will re-upload the correct Powerpoint and resources each week.
Times Tables – Please do not forgot to continue to play on Times Table Rock Stars. We wonder how many of you will have achieved ‘Rock Star’ status.
Reading – Please continue to read at home daily. You could choose to read aloud to another person in your household, over Zoom to your relations (ask an adults permission) or to your teddies or even yourself in the mirror! Don’t forgot to talk about what you have read with someone.
Spellings – Weekly spelling link will be given.
How will I record my learning?
1. Write and record in Google document. Don’t forgot to ‘Turn-in’ your work.
2. Write and record in your home learning booklet. Please send a comment to say you are working in your home learning journals, so we know you are accessing the work. You may like to take a photo of your work and upload it.
You should aim to ‘Turn-in’ your learning daily.
How will my teacher respond?
1. We will be checking Google Classrooms as often as possible. We will only comment on work when necessary. If you have any problems/questions, please let us know and we will do our best to answer them. We are still in class full-time looking after the key worker children, so we may not reply straight away.
2. Twice a week, we will be scheduling a ‘Zoom’ meeting for the class. These will take place on a Tuesday and Friday at 10.00am for roughly 30 minutes. This is an opportunity to see your classmates, have a general chat about how you are getting on and for us to answer any questions about the learning. Therefore, please make sure you are prepared.
A link will be posted on the news feed of your Google classroom. You will need to click on the link (or put in the meeting code into Zoom) and there will be a password. Once entered into the call, you will be held in a waiting room until it is time to start the meeting. You must have permission from a parent to join the Zoom call.
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Welcome to Holly Class
Holly class is a mixed year group of year 3 and year 4 children. The year groups will be split for maths, RE and music.
Staff: Mrs Ward will be teaching the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
and Mrs Taylor will be teaching on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Parfitt and Miss Pawlak
will be the class teaching assistants.
Seating arrangements: The class will be sitting in rows facing forwards following
government guidance until we are told otherwise. Pupils will remain in the same seat
each day but can be moved to a new seat the next day after the appropriate cleaning
has taken place.
Behaviour: There are high expectations for achievement and behaviour as all pupils are able to achieve. If work that a pupil is able to do is not completed (maybe due to talking or being silly) they may need to miss some playtime to do a bit more. A pupil will never miss anytime due to not understanding or being stuck. We will be using a yellow and red card system if needed for poor choices of behaviour. We are a restorative justice school so will be using this approach when needed. The class will be writing their own class agreement about how they feel they should behave. All members of the class are able to earn team points for their saint teams. Pupils are able to collect star tally points to earn star badges for individual behaviour and working hard!
The class will wash their hands on arrival at school and will be expected to wash and
sanitise their hands regularly throughout the day. The class also has a snuffle area
where the children go to blow their nose, put their tissue in a pedal bin and then wash
Water bottles: Please provide your child with a water bottle, these will be kept on
desks. Please fill these with water only.
Snack: Please provide your child with a healthy snack such as fruit or a plain biscuit. No oranges or anything with oranges in please.
P.E. Days: Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Ward and Thursday afternoons with Mrs
Taylor. Please ensure your child comes to school in PE kit on these days. They will
remain in their PE kit for the day. They can wear a tracksuit over their kit as it is
getting colder now.
Correct kit: All children should wear blue shorts, red t-shirts, white socks, daps
or trainers for PE. Children can wear a jumper outside but not a coat. Please label all
kit. Children without kit may be asked to do PE in their uniform if appropriate.
Jewellery: No jewellery including bracelets, earrings or charity bands. Stud earrings
only. No earrings on PE days please, if you can’t take out earrings please tape with
Homework: To help ease the children back into learning, homework until October half term will focus on readings, times tables and the take home task.
Times Tables – Please ensure that your child is working on their times tables,
you can use purple mash and TTrockstars to help.
Reading books and reading record: Please sign your child’s reading record and mark
how many times they have read to you. Please try to hear your child read daily and help them to develop their comprehension skills by asking them about the text they are reading. This will give them the opportunity to recall and describe events, discuss
characters and develop their inference skills. Your child will be given a new book
Attendance: We have a really full timetable so please try to ensure your child is at
school every day full of energy to learn. It is very difficult for us to catch up missed
learning and this is a disadvantage to your child's achievement.
Picking Up: Please can you let the office know if your child will be picked up by another adult and whether this is regular or a one - off. This will help when dismissing the children.
Availability: Please let Mrs Allison in the office know if you wish to meet with Mrs
Taylor or Mrs Ward (socially distanced and preferably outside). We can also make a
phone call if this is easier.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Ward and Mrs Taylor