Our class email is now up and running. If you would like to relay any information about your child or have any questions or concerns, please email me at:
I will respond to you as soon as I can!
We would like to celebrate all the different families we have in Holly Class by putting up a display of our families in our classroom. We would really appreciate it if you could send in a photograph of your child with their family. Alternatively you could email a photo into firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much!
Many children often misspell the following words:
Over the next half term, please practise spelling these words.
If you use them in your writing, check that you have spelt them correctly.
Good Morning Everybody,
Could you or your child please sign into the class register below every day so that I can see that you have been able to access the home learning?
Thank you very much,
Have a good day!
IMPORTANT UPDATE 17th January 2021.
All Year 1 children currently in school will move to online learning on Monday 18th January until Monday 25th January. Their first day back will be on Tuesday 26th January. This is due to a child testing positive for covid in this Year 1 group of children. Further information will be sent out tomorrow by parentmail.
Important Update for Home Learning for week beginning Monday 18th January 2021
As of Monday 18th January, we will be moving over to Google Classrooms for our home learning. This means that we will no longer be using our class pages to upload work. Instead we will be having live lessons over on Google Classrooms where the powerpoint tasks will also be found. Please look out for an email containing your Google Classroom logins. These have now be sent out to you, along with your Bug Club and Monster Phonics login details.
Instructions on how to use Google Classrooms can be found by clicking on the whiteboard image at the top of this page. You can also access Bug Club and Monster Phonics by clicking on the same image.
Please be sure to join the Year 1 Online Learning Group as this is where all the meeting links and tasks can be found.
Thank you so much for all your patience and understanding with all these changes and for all your support during these difficult times. We really appreciate it!
Holly Class Messages
18th January 2021
Hello to Holly Class and Sequoia Class,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to Week 3 of your online learning!
I am really looking forward to seeing you all again and being together as a class, as I know Sakina is too! Until then, I know you will all try your best with the online tasks because you are all amazing!
Please email me at Holly@jennyhammond.waltham.sch.uk
if you would like to share any of your work with me, if you have any questions about your online learning or if you would just like to say hello!
Sakina and I are taking turns of doing the online learning. This week Sakina will be doing the online learning and I will be in school teaching. Don't forget that you now have to log in to Google Classroom for your online learning.
As many of you may have noticed, many of our class pages have been crashing recently. We think this is due to the large amount of content on the pages which is slowing everything down. We are really sorry about this as we understand how frustrating this is for you and your children.
To stop this from happening again, we will be taking down past learning and won't be able to post children's work on the website at the moment. However, I would still love to see the wonderful home learning you are all doing, so please keep on emailing it in!
One last thing...
Please visit the school office if you would like to collect an exercise book, whiteboard and pen to help you with your home learning.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 928 2672 8688
Home Learning with the BBC
The BBC are supporting our children with their online learning and home schooling during the national lockdown. CBBC will broadcast three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday.
Please see the following link for more information:
Other Useful Websites:
Topic - every Friday please choose one mini project from this sheet for you and your child to complete together.
Reading at home!
Below is a leaflet to support your reading at home. Please get in touch if you need support with accessing books, (as we cannot send home books at the moment).
Holly Class Information
Please see below the start and end times for children in Holly Class:
Year 1 Holly start time is at 8.55am.
Year 1 Holly finish time is at 3.20pm.
Please remember to use the Elsham Road entrance. Children should be dropped off and picked up from this gate. Unfortunately, parents will not be allowed in the playground and will need to say goodbye at the school gates,
Our PE lessons are on Friday.
This half term PE is inside and the children will be doing dance. Children should wear their PE kit to school every Friday with plimsolls or trainers.
Make sure your child brings a labelled water bottle into school every day.
Our class timetable
The Black Cat graphemes make phonetic words. Please practise all the Black Cat sounds with your child. It is important that your child knows these sounds as this will help them with their reading and writing.
Here are all the Monster Phonics Graphemes
Common Exception Words or Tricky Words are words which cannot be sounded out easily. Below are the Common Exception Words for Year 1.
If possible, please print out this word mat to support your child's writing activities and spelling revision.
Number Bonds to 10
Number bonds to 10 are pairs of numbers that, when added together, give the number 10. Knowledge of number bonds will help your child with their addition and subtraction tasks. Please help your child to become familiar with their number bonds to 10.
Once your child is secure in their number bonds to 10 then please move on to number bonds to 20. Number bonds to 20 are pairs of numbers that, when added together, give the number 20.
As your child practises their number bonds, they will be able to recall them quickly and out of order.
Link to Deborah's Newsletters: https://www.jennyhammond.waltham.sch.uk/news/weekly-newsletter
Click on the link below to see the Curriculum Map for each year group: https://www.jennyhammond.waltham.sch.uk/parents/curriculum/curriculum-maps
If you want to find out more about the National Curriculum by subject, you can find information here:
Useful links and games
Roy the Zebra
Look, Cover, Write, Check
The Literacy Shed
Hit the Button
Mental Maths Train
Toy Shop Money Game
I Am an Artist