Coming Up in Term 2

Term 1 Update


Wow, what a fantastic first term Holly Class has had - I can’t believe we are already at the end of Term 1. It has been lovely getting to know the children, they have all settled into school life beautifully and made terrific additions to the Longvernal family! As well as getting to know each other, making new friends and exploring our new school/classroom, we have also managed to squeeze in lots of learning too! 

In Maths, we have been matching, sorting and comparing objects using a ‘sorting rule’ and identifying attributes that are the ‘same’ and ‘different.’ We have also used instruments, fruit kebabs and autumnal objects to investigate repeating patterns.

In Guided Reading, we have read and explored The Ugly Ducking and The Elves and The Shoemaker, in small groups. The children enjoyed the stories and it was lovely to hear their ideas, thoughts and own renditions of the stories.

In PE, we have enjoyed taking part in mystical, fantasy and adventure games to help us identify space, develop our movement skills and our ability to work together in groups and pairs.

In RE, we have been exploring the question - What makes people special? We have identified people who are special to us (family, friends, role models) and looked at religious figures who are special to believers of Christianity and Judaism.

In Forest, we have enjoyed making dough faces, wands, friendship bracelets and getting very muddy! 

A real highlight for us has been getting to know our Year 6 buddies; we have particularly enjoyed our buddies visiting us in Holly Class and sharing/reading our favourite stories. The Year 6’s have also been great at teaching us new games on the playground and supporting us in the lunch hall.  We have learnt lots of new songs and read many books, we have had visits from Mrs Bazeley, who has also shared some of her favourite stories with us. In addition to this, we have been learning about Autumn and why we celebrate Harvest; we have looked at lots of different fruit and vegetables and loved picking apples from the tree in the garden and making an apple crumble.

I am so proud of the children and everything they have achieved already and am really looking forward to another exciting term, especially with the run-up to Christmas!

Miss Whittaker 


Term 1 Highlights!

Welcome to Holly Class

Welcome to Holly Class! We have had an amazing start to the school year; the children have settled into school life beautifully and lots of friendships have already formed. We have been busy exploring our new school and classroom, getting to know each other, and settling nicely into school routines. We have really enjoyed getting to know our Year 6 buddies who came to visit us in Holly Class and read us our favourite stories, we are looking forward to another visit soon. 

I’m really looking forward to an exciting year, watching the children grow as they learn lots of new things. 

Miss Whittaker 



PE: please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on Wednesday

Forest: please ensure your child wears their forest kit (long sleeve top and trousers) to school on a Friday

Reading: children are asked to read at least three times a week (recorded in their reading journals) and practice sounds using their Speed Sound books daily.