Class Teacher: Miss S Jeffrey
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Goodwin
Class Teacher: Mrs S Hagues
Graduate Teacher: Miss H Simpson
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Watson
At Hollington Primary Academy we are passionate about our children reading and strive to foster a love of books. During this academic year, your child will be exposed to a broad range of books through the curriculum and end of day ‘Book Worms’ sessions. We actively encourage reading for pleasure so that our pupils can experience the awe and wonder books provided – transporting the reader to new exciting places and broadening their horizons. We know that reading for pleasure can have a major impact on children in their future lives and want to support them on their reading journey. As part of this, we expect every child to read at some point every day!
At Hollington Primary Academy we strongly believe in purposeful home learning that extends the children’s learning about their topic beyond the classroom.
Your child needs to select one task a week to complete and return their home learning books to their class every Thursday. Your child will also receive weekly spelling and times table activities to support their learning.
Harrier's PE day is on a Friday and Hawk's PE day is on a Wednesday.
It is expected that the children have a complete named PE that remains in the academy each term. The correct academy PE kit is:
Plain White T-Shirt
Please note: No jewellery is permitted during PE sessions. All must be removed or covered by tape provided by parents, failure to do so will result in your child missing the lesson.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is structured in six learning journeys across the academic year, each with different subject areas driving the learning. Children will be taught all elements of the National Curriculum, as well as knowledge and skills we, as an academy, feel are essential. Click on the tabs below to find out more information on each term's learning journey and start exploring with your child at home!
Who Lives Here?
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind or another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.
Worms - fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment. Children love them too - especially for their wriggliness!
A clay model of Max's boat
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
In English this term, Year two will be writing stories based on a known author. The children will be creating their own version of Where the Wild Things Are. They will be building on the work we have previously carried out around character description and setting descriptions.
We will also be learning how to write informal letters, using the text Yucky Worms. This really isn't as yucky as it sounds!
In Maths this term, we will be learning about how to subtract numbers. We will start by subtracting ones then move onto subtracting tens and ones. We will finish this term by learning how to subtract numbers by crossing tens.
We will be learning about different types of habitats this term and how habitats can be different but still provide animals with their basic needs.
We will also be learning about micro-habitats and we will be learning to understand food chains by making our own.
Over the term, Year Two will be developing their understanding of how they change as they grow older and the changes that occur. We will be learning how to respond to different kinds of physical contact and understand when the contact feels comfortable or uncomfortable and what to do if it feels uncomfortable.
We will not only be learning certain map work skills but we will also be learning what it is like to live in rural Kenya in Africa. We will be comparing rural Kenya with our own country and looking at the weather and what life is like for children. We will then say where we would prefer to live, giving reasons for our choices.
We will be experimenting with different tools on both ridged and flexible materials. We will be designing a clay boat for Max to sail away in to Where the Wild Things Are!
We will learn how to use simple programmes and how to debug them. We will use the directional language that we will be learning in Geography to programme the Beetbots.
Year Two will be learning about the Bible and the Torah and why these books are important to Christians and Jewish people. We will be learning what the differences are and how the books are used.
The other classes may want to listen to our music this term, we will be learning how to play tuned and untuned instruments. Each class will then compose a piece of music for the Wild Rumpus that Max takes part in. We will then perform our music to each other, all done via the laptop!
In PE this term, we are going to be focussing on gymnastics. We will learn a variety of gymnastic shapes and movements. We are then going to link these together to create a performance.
Medium Term Plan: Who Lives Here?
Please note: due to the current lockdown some small adaptations will be required to this medium term plan in terms out outcomes to suit remote learning.
When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. They have tea in a café, go shopping and visit a museum where they see a bottom! It is all very normal until ... Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!
Setting fire to the houses the children have made in DT
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
In English this term we will be learning how to write diary entries based on Claude’s experiences in the city and linking it to History where we will write as Samuel Pepys.
We will also be writing in the style of a known author, we can’t wait to show you our work!
In Maths this term, we are going to learn how to use measurements. We will be measuring length and height using centimetres and metres, we will also measure mass using grams and kilograms and finally we will measure volume using millilitres and litres.
In Science we will be learning about different types of materials, identifying everyday materials and learning to understand that some materials can be changed. We will be performing tests on different materials including finding out which materials are best suited to holding water.
In PSHE we will be learning the risks of fire and how to stay safe around fire.
In History this term we are going to be learning all about the Great Fire of London. By the end of the term we will know what happened in 1666 and what impacts this had on London.
In Art we will be looking at paintings from a long time ago and comparing it with a modern painting. We will be looking at the similarities and differences. We will then represent one of the pictures we have studied using colour and another using different tools.
Computing is all about creating work, saving it to a folder and being able to retrieve it again. We will then be learning to manipulate the images we have created. We will be creating scenes of the Great Fire of London. We will also link our learning with PSHE and recap on staying safe whilst using the internet, and understand that not everybody online is our friend.
We will be learning all about Moses in RE. We will discover why he is important to Jewish people and Christians. We will learn the importance of the story of Moses in the Bulrushes.
We will be learning to sing a song in two parts in Music and we will start by learning to sing London’s Burning at different starting points.
We will be dancing in our PE lessons this term. We will learn how to listen to the music when dancing and understand how we can move our bodies in different ways to match this.
We will be learning to count to 10 in French.
Medium Term Plan: Fire! Fire!