19 Jan

Welcome to another week’s blog. Everyone at Hollinwood has been hard at work this week and we have also been joined by a group of trainee teachers who have been with the primary classes to see how we work. Mr Corrigan’s class had plenty to show them..

Our focus in Maths this term is multiplication and division. This week we have been looking at multiplication and forming number sentences together using concrete resources. We have then been writing the sentences and finding the answer…

In Literacy this term we have been retelling a wider range of traditional stories. This week we have been looking at the story of ‘Tiddalick the Frog’ through role play, starting with the beginning of the story..

 

..the middle..

..and the end of the story..

We have used this to help us with our ‘Big Write’ on Friday. In phonics we have been hunting for sounds using our listening skills..

This week Mrs Potts’ class have been looking at the heart, lungs and liver of a sheep in their Science lessons. They all joined together and discussed how the organs work before getting into pairs to dissect a sheep’s heart. They cut it open to see the different sections inside and were also able to identify tendons, arteries and muscle tissue..

On Wednesday, Miss McMurray’s class went on a trip to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and had a wonderful time exploring – you can read all about it here..

Let’s have a look at who our SEAL Superstars and our Stars of the Week are:

  • Mrs Dunsdon’s class:
    Star of the Week: Madison for drawing a beautiful penguin family and talking about it
    SEAL Superstar: Lewis for trying really hard to use lots of words
  • Miss Grimsley’s class:
    Star of the Week: Myla for having a fantastic literacy lesson by engaging in the movement activity independently..


SEAL Superstar: Mia for independently copying an adult making polar bear sounds..

  • Mrs Lomax’s class:
    Star of the Week: George for remembering his 3-D shape learning and using this in his model making..


SEAL Superstar: Tyler for recognising what he needs to try hard with and setting himself the target of doing good sitting..

  • Mr Corrigan’s class:
    Star of the Week: Charlie for fantastic independent writing in Literacy..


SEAL Superstar: Harrison for engaging really well with his class friends, reading to them and sharing books..

  • Miss Louden’s class:
    Star of the Week: Kyle for working hard and being a helpful friend
    SEAL Superstar: Lewis for showing concern for others
  • Miss Parkinson’s class:
    Star of the Week: Ellie for great work in Maths
    SEAL Superstar: Luke for thinking of a great goal to work towards
  • Miss Shin’s class:
    Star of the Week: Alfie for for a fantastic, settled week at school and for coping well when a game hasn’t been working
    SEAL Superstar: Kia for keeping calm when others are upset

Well done to all the pupils!

This week we asked Tony, our caretaker, to move a piece of furniture we did not need any more in Reception. Tony dropped it off at the Sunbeams Nursery at the Salvation Army and we have received a lovely email from the nursery’s manager, Janet Lawless..

We are a non profit organisation and therefore cannot afford to buy something like the book truck, so myself, my staff and the children would like to send you a very big thank you, we are all very grateful. We have already put it to good use.

We’re glad our book truck has gone to such a good home!

I hope you have a lovely weekend,

Jaina

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