Hello everyone and welcome to the Holly class information page.
This term our topic is ‘Trash and Treasure’
Our class letter and overview lets you know about all the skills and activities we will be exploring and investigating.Trash parents info Summer Term Topic Overview for Parents
Here we are experiencing a little of what it must be like to walk on trash. We looked at images of children working and living on dumpsites and, in our writing, tried to empathise with their situation.
A group of Y10 girls from St Ivo school came to deliver a session on smoking called Kick Ash. We took part in lots of discussions and learnt a lot about its harmful effects.
We worked extremely hard towards SATs. During that week and the week before half term, we took part in the John Lewis Innovation Challenge. In teams of 5/6, we reinvented a blazer into another product. Here are the pictures of the processes we went through until we created our final design. We learnt many skills along the way and are very proud of what we achieved.
Since September, we have been learning the violin and viola with our fabulous teacher Margaret, from Cambridgeshire music. Here we are enjoying our lessons. We are so pleased to be able to use our second and third fingers to create notes. By performing demonstrations for the whole school, I am sure we are inspiring younger children to learn an instrument.
This term we had a day of training from a company called ‘ Fruit to Suit’ where we learnt how to set up our own Healthy Tuck Shop business. We had written persuasive letters to our HSA to ask for the money to cover the training, which they very kindly agreed to fund. Here are pictures of us during our training and sampling some of the delicious snacks.
Just before half term we launched our business – ‘Tutti Fruity Tuck Shop’ with a letter to parents and a launch assembly.
Here we are on our first day of trading which was very exciting and very successful.
Make sure you visit the ‘Tutti Fruity Tuck Shop’ at Holywell School. It’s really healthy and delicious.
On Wednesday 21st February, we enjoyed a visit from ‘History off the Page’ who gave us a very interactive and exciting day of activities linked to our topic – The Ancient Greeks.
Here we are all dressed up and ready to go.
There were so many activities, it was difficult to choose. We had the opportunity to make a mosaic, make a charm bracelet, make oil lamps from clay and burn oil extracted from olives, paint frescoes and pots.
Here we are totally absorbed in our work.
We began our Greek pots in the first week of term using a balloon and card to create the frame. After several layers of paper-maché and paint they are now complete. They look amazing and we are really proud of all our hard work.
Using our weapons made in DT after researching Hoplites, we battled our way to victory. Later, we wrote in role as a soldier on the battlefield and tried to describe the experience and the emotions they might have felt.