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Look at all the outdoor learning we have been up to...

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a lovely break and lots of chocolate treats! Edinburgh class are about to embark on an epic journey! We are going to be great explorers this term and set sail to see the wonders of the world in the hopes to find out why polar bears don’t live in the desert?

During our adventures we are going to stop off and explore different landscapes, native animals and their habitats, different cultures and traditions. We are going to explore the seas and discover the weird and wonderful things that live in them!

Along the way we are going meet some furry friends and some not so furry friends! We are going to make our own boats and see if they float or sink and admire the landscapes and use them to inspire our own artwork.



We have got so many places to visit and new things to learn and I can’t wait for the adventure to begin! One thing I’m definitely looking forward to is stopping off for the Olympics in Rio and for the wonderful celebrations and carnivals! 



I hope you have all had a fantastic half term! I’m so excited to start our topic ‘Who lived in the 1960’s?’ This groovy topic is going to be packed with creative learning. We are going to be looking at what life was like in the 60’s, fashion, technology, art and music.


We will focus on significant people from the 1960’s such as Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, The Beatles and Beatle-mania, Andy Warhol and his artwork and not forgetting Sir Bobby Charlton and the 1966 World Cup win!!


Children will have the opportunity to create their own art pieces using some of the ideas and techniques that artists used in the 1960’s. In DT children will be making their own moving camper vans or minis as well as writing fantasy stories about an adventure in a yellow submarine!!


It’s going to be a busy half term and I can’t wait to get stuck in! 

Design and Technology day - Making Puppets!!

Here are a few things that Edinburgh class have been up to....

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What an exciting start to the term! I am starting to get to know all the children in Edinburgh and what fantastic children I have! They have made me feel so welcome and they have really got stuck into our new topic, ‘Did your Grandad play on the PlayStation?’   

In Literacy the children have been writing their very own toy adventure stories and have been writing character descriptions, using drama to learn about speech and speech punctuation as well as Kung Fu punctuation and using storyboards to help them plan and write their stories.

Children have had the opportunity to look at toys from the past and the chance to play with some of them as well as making their own. We have compared different toys that Grandparents and Parents would have played with and discussed how they have changed and how they were made.


We have still got lots to look forward like following instructions to make rockets and writing our own instructions for making puppets which the children will be designing and making themselves as part of their D & T project.


During morning work I have been setting children tasks that allows them to use the skills and knowledge that they have been learning in Literacy and Numeracy so that they can learn to apply them in different contexts. This means that children will gain deeper understanding of using their skills and gives them more opportunities to put them into practice. I understand that some parents/carers cannot stay in a morning as they have to get to work or appointments but please be assured that your child will be supported by myself, Miss Martin or Miss Ball and that they are skills that the children have already been using and are familiar with.  


Thank you to all parents/carers for making me feel so welcome at Hollingwood Primary School, I have had a fantastic start to the term and I am looking forward to the rest of the year supporting you and your children! Please don’t hesitate to come and see me if you need anything or would like a chat my door is always open! 


Miss Clarke

Please look out for Edinburgh tweets that will be coming soon! 

30th November - 4th December 2015


What a busy week we have had! On Monday we made a class advent calendar. The children chose whether to sketch, paint or use chalk to create a Christmas picture. I wonder whose picture will be under which number?




On Tuesday we visited Staveley Fire Station and had a fantastic time!





On Wednesday we made gingerbread for the Christmas fair and iced them on Thursday.




On Friday was our Christmas Fair and we sold all our Gingerbread melting snowmen! Well done and thank you if you bought one!



All this alongside our normal lessons. What a busy, but enjoyable week that was! smiley





Welcome to Edinburgh!


Welcome to our Edinburgh Class page! Myself and Mrs Martin will add information about what is happening in Edinburgh Class on here so please check back regularly for updates! 


We have lots of exciting things happening on the run up to Christmas. We have a visit to Staveley Fire Station on 1st December as part of our 'Fire! Fire!' topic. The fire service is in on the 9th December to do their annual talk to the Year Twos about Fire Safety. We have the visit to the Pomegranate Theatre on the 11th December to see the Christmas Pantomime and we also have our fabulous Christmas Concerts on the 9th and 10th of December at 2.30. Please send your letter in for tickets if you haven't already done so.


Our Christmas fair is on the 4th December and we will be making gingerbread to sell. It would be lovely to see you there if you can make it!  


Mrs Bates