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Spring on the Farm!

This term we will be continuing with the topic of 'Spring' and looking at different aspects of it. The first 2 weeks we will be looking at Spring on the farm and what happens on a farm during Springtime. We will be visiting Chatsworth Farmyard on Tuesday 19th April as our class trip, lets hope for some sunny weather!



The children learnt all about Easter in the last week of term. We read the Easter story together and spoke about why Christians celebrate Easter. On the last day of term we did an Easter egg hunt in the school grounds where the children had to use their mathematical, physical and social skills to find the eggs. Have a look at the fun we've had learning!

Bug Hunting!


As part of out topic of 'Spring' we looked at insects and their habitats! We looked at the habitats around school, made our own bug hotel in our outdoor area, looked for signs of spring and hunted for bugs in Ringwood park. Thank you to all the parents/carers who helped their children to make a bug catcher with their child at home and for all the help you have given us it is very much appreciated. Look at all the learning we have done below!

World Book Day 2016 and Mother's day celebrations!

This week has been another busy week for FS1! On Tuesday we welcomed in the special ladies of FS1 children, it was an absolute pleasure having you all in. Thank you so much for coming and I'm sure you will agree the children sang and danced beautifully. The song 'You are my Sunshine' seemed to fit perfectly as their faces light up when they see you as ours do when we see the sun shining.

The children (and parents) made a great effort on WBD. We spent the day reading books and acting out Goldilocks and the 3 bears! Have a look at our photos below! 


'Get Caught Reading!'

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March, we are holding a competition to 'get caught reading' in the most creative place that you can. Take a photograph over half term and bring it into school by Wednesday 2nd March. Please see our video for ideas! Have fun, stay safe.


FS1 got caught reading have a look below:





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Get caught reading FS1

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Pancake day


The children make pancakes in their keyworker groups, the children took it in turn to flip the pancakes and then we all ate them together. We spoke about washing our hands and making sure that we kept them clean. Have a look at the fun we had! 

Musical Gems

This week in Musical Gems we have been learning about the tempo fast and slow! Below are some videos of the children using there listening skills and demonstrating their skills! Look how well they are doing!

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

This term our topic is 'Shake, Rattle and Roll.' We are going to be developing our musical skills through singing, playing musical instruments and moving to music. Over the next 5 weeks we also have a company coming in to deliver a course called 'Musical Gems' which will help to develop these skills. Don't forget to fill out the parent observation sheets of anything musical you notice your child doing at home and add them onto the observation boards.

Musical Gems

It's Nativity Time!


We are so proud of the children and we can't wait for you all to come and see our little stars shine tomorrow! Here is a sneak peek of them! 

The Nativity


Next week we are starting to look at the Nativity story. We have already got festive in Hollingwood and put our tree up! smiley 


Talk to your child about the Nativity story over the weekend.




Aliens Love Underpants

We have been so busy in FS1 this week, we have read the story of 'Alien's Love Underpants' in our keyworker groups. We then went to the creative table to make a spaceship using a variety of media. In numeracy we looked at the patterns on the aliens pants then we made repeated patterns with cubes. Ask us how to make a pattern.



This week is 'Alien's Love Underpants' week!



We started looking at it on Friday and Joel made his own spaceship out of one of the magnifying glasses. What clever thinking! Check back this week to see what else we have been doing, I've a feeling we are going to be very busy!

Welcome to Hollingwood!


Welcome to our very post on our class page! We are very excited about the new website and will keep you update with what the children have been doing in Hollingwood Class in Foundation Stage 1!



Since coming back after half term we have been learning all about 'Remembrance day.' We visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to look at the Poppies, we had a fab day and made our very own split pin​ Poppies with all the parents and carers that joined us. Thank you to everyone that joined us and helped the trip be so successful.



We were the lucky enough to be able make our own Poppies from clay using our physical skills. We had to watch a video by the very talented Miss Watson and follow her instruction then make our own. Our parents came in to help us too! How lucky are we! smiley We had to roll, pinch, press and push the clay into the shape that we needed. Look how beautiful they look. They then went onto the grass outside for our school Remembrance Service where we remembered the soldiers.