29 Sep

Welcome to a cake filled blog! It was lovely to see so many of our parents here at the coffee morning raising money for a great cause. These pictures show how much fun we have had eating all those delicious cakes. We managed to raise a grand total of £416 for Macmillan!

As well as all the fun we have had with coffee morning, I have Mr Corrigan and Miss Sanderson to share with you what their classes have been up to this week. Let’s start with Mr Corrigan..

In Science this week we have been learning about germs. Using glitter, we performed an experiment to find out how they spread and the importance of washing our hands. Next week’s homework challenge will be to record how many times we wash our hands, brush our teeth and have a bath/shower in a week..

For this week’s homework challenge we have been looking at the title and events in our favourite books for our English Book Club..

In Maths this term we are working on numbers to 100 and beyond..

This week we have been counting forwards and backwards in twos..

..then fives..

and tens..

We have been working on dancing and movement in Music, as well as clapping the syllables in our names..

Now for Miss Sanderson’s Humanities classes..

This week in the Humanities department we have been working hard completing our portfolios on ourselves to welcome the new arrivals into our Hollinwood Academy community. The pupils created lovely portfolios that have contributed to a display within the classroom..

 

In History the Key Stage 4 pupils have been working hard on their essays addressing issues around the Weimar republic and I am pleased to share their fantastic results..

 Next week the Geography department will be focusing on ‘space week’ and are hoping to create our own solar systems for each form to return to their classroom and show off their impressive work! The pupils have also produced some lovely pieces of creative writing..

..and thoroughly enjoyed our coffee morning..

Our SEAL Superstars and our Stars of the Week are:

  • Mrs Dunsdon’s class:
    Star of the Week: Lennie for completing his independent tables in the morning..


SEAL Superstar: Renico for developing his waiting skills..

  • Miss Grimsley’s class:
    Star of the Week: Daniel for doing some fantastic sitting during learning time..


SEAL Superstar: Myla for being able to get dressed with little support..

  • Mr Corrigan’s class:
    Star of the Week: Byron for settling in brilliantly to his new class, following the class routine and expectations
    SEAL Superstar: Ethan for identifying one of his strengths and using it to help a friend (putting his shoes on)
  • Mrs Lomax’s class:
    Star of the Week: Marcus for doing some fantastic descriptive writing of Supertato
    SEAL Superstar: Tyler for knowing that he is very good at building with blocks and helping his friends to build
  • Miss Louden’s class:
    Star of the Week: Jack for fantastic contribution in English
  • Miss Parkinson’s class:
    Star of the Week: Aaron for having a fantastic week
  • Mr Heap’s class:
    Star of the Week: Vincent for fantastic work in Maths
    SEAL Superstar: Lucas for settling well into his new class
  • Miss Shin’s class:
    Star of the Week: Jacob for persevering with rounding in Maths and also being a good friend
    SEAL Superstar: Jayden for being able to identify his own strengths

Well done, everyone!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Jaina

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