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Red Class 2021-2022

Week 2 (w/b 10/01/22)

Red Class had an exciting start to the week as we took part in an imaginary flight to the Isle of Coll, Scotland (where Katie Morag lives). We have been writing the story ‘Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted’ in English and learning how to add on a number line in Maths. The children in Red Class designed and created their own role play (a post office) based on the book ‘Katie Morag delivers the mail’. We created a background based on this book in Computing too.


Week 1 (w/b 03/01/22)

Red Class have had a great first week back at school. We have started learning about Katie Morag and shared some of the Katie Morag books. We have written letters and parts of the stories so far. In Computing, we have been learning how to use a mouse to draw on a paint programme. In Science, Red Class explored materials around the classroom and grouped them. We have enjoyed playing with our friends again.

This half term (Spring 1) we are reading books by Rebecca Cobb.

Spring 1

Our topic this half term is ‘Katie Morag’s Magical Island’.

Week 7 (w/b 13/12/21)

We have had a lovely last week of school before the Christmas holidays. Red Class enjoyed gymnastics in PE and painting in Art. We thought about why Christmas is important to Christians in RE and learnt about sharing (division) in Maths. We also took part in lots of Christmas events, such as, the Christingle Service, the Christmas lunch, Trailblazer and the Christmas party and disco. Well done Red Class for working hard and trying your best this term. Have a great Christmas break!

See you back at school on Tuesday 4th January.

HMS Music Concert

We have been learning how to play tuned percussion this half term. Red Class have played a xylophone, metallophone, glockenspiel and chime bars. On Wednesday 15th December we performed some of the songs we have learnt to the rest of the school.

Trailblazer Autumn 2

Red Class had fun outside during Trailblazer on Wednesday 15th December. They took part in a Christmas treasure hunt around the school grounds, a Christmas artwork activity and a number hunt.

Christmas Lunch

We enjoyed our Christmas lunch on Tuesday 14th December. We had turkey and even pulled crackers!

Christingle Service

On Tuesday 14th December we had our Christingle Service. We thought about what the different elements of the Christingle represent and sang some carols.

Week 6 (w/b 06/12/21)

This week we have created algorithms for our friends to follow using the Bee-Bots. We have also learnt how to play different songs on the tuned percussion instruments during our HMS lesson. Red Class have been learning about the Christmas story in RE and produced a Lowry inspired picture in Art.

Week 5 (w/b 29/11/21)

We have enjoyed lots of different activities this week including painting, gymnastics and music. On Thursday, Red Class watched the Christmas story by Prazin’ Hands Puppet Group. We also took part in Christmas craft day and made different decorations to decorate our classroom. It was lots of fun!

Week 4 (w/b 22/11/21)

We have been exploring the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ this week. We acted out the story using puppets and wrote wanted posters for the wolf. This week Red Class also did some observational drawings of Esso as part of our topic work and programmed the Bee Bots to move around their maps.

Week 3 (w/b 15/11/21)

This week Red Class enjoyed sharing books together. We looked at maps of Holbury (past and present) in Geography and created our own map for the Bee Bot in Computing. We used different equipment in PE to develop our skills and stay active. Red Class have begun to get ready for the Nativity by learning the songs and playing instruments to the beat in music. We drew in the style of Lowry in Art too. During the week we also took part in Inter Faith Week, Be Bright Be Seen day and Children in Need.

Be Bright Be Seen

We enjoyed our ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ day on Thursday 18th November. We came to school in our bright/colourful clothes and went on a walk to St Bernard’s Church to see how long it takes to use our ‘Park and Stride’ route to school (it took 10 minutes!) We loved playing hide and seek in the dark and exploring reflective clothing.

Inter Faith Week

We learnt about Ramadan on Thursday (18th November) and thought about how Muslims fast, pray, reflect and help their community. We then looked at the festival after Ramadan called 'Eid al-Fitr' and how it is celebrated.

On Friday (19th November), Red Class tasted some food that some Muslims may eat during Eid al-Fitr. We had fun trying new foods and deciding if we liked them or not.


Red Class explored the Islamic special book and place today (17th November). We also discussed the clothes some Muslims may wear. We enjoyed looking at the books and resources about Islam. 


Today (16th November) we learnt about what some Muslims believe and how they worship. We also designed a prayer mat.


We are learning about Islam as part out our Inter Faith Week.

Week 2 (w/b 08/11/21)

What a busy week! Red Class started the week by going on a Geography Walk around Holbury as part of our ‘It’s Our Area and We’re Proud of It!’ topic. We looked for different things and marked off the human and physical features that we saw. On Thursday we dressed up as evacuees for Remembrance Day. We made poppies and took part in a special Collective Worship. This week we have also enjoyed doing multi skills in PE, learning to mix colours in Art and started to play the tuned percussion instruments in our Music lesson with Hampshire Music Service.

Remembrance Day

On Thursday 11th November we dressed as evacuees and learnt about children in the war. We had a special biscuit and made poppies.


We are really enjoying our Listen2Me Music lessons with Mrs Constance from Hampshire Music Service. This week (10/11/21) we learnt about pitch.

Geography Walk

We went on a walk around Holbury as part of our Geography learning. We looked for different signs/items on our walk.

Week 1 (w/b 01/11/21)

Red Class have had a great time back at school. The week began by watching a Prazin’ Hands show about friendship. We have been exploring number in Maths and have been learning both inside and outside the classroom. Red Class went on a walk around our school and had a go at labelling a map in Geography. We had fun programming the Bee-Bots in Computing and learning different skills in P.E.

This half term (Autumn 2) we are reading books by Kes Gray.

Autumn 2 - Topic Overview

Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is ‘It’s Our Area and We’re Proud of it’.

Week 7 (w/b 18/10/21)

We have had a busy last week of term! Red Class have been exploring forgiveness in RE and learning about the parable of ‘The Lost Son’. They took part in trailblazer activities around the school, played teamwork games, created a leaf man and went on a nature scavenger hunt. Red Class also selected ‘Playground Pals’ to help others in the playground. We ended the week with a Science Walk. The children were amazing on our first school trip and showed great listening. We visited different locations and looked for seasonal changes.


Have a great half term everyone! See you on Monday 1st November.

Week 6 (w/b 11/10/21)

Red Class have been learning about how to keep their minds and bodies healthy in PSHE (Heartsmart) this week. They even made their own Boris the robot! Red Class have also been subtracting in Maths using Numicon, the laptops and skittles outside. In Science the children explored the link between the height of a ramp and how far a car will travel.

Week 5 (w/b 04/10/21)

This week Red Class have been continuing to retell the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. In Maths, we ordered snakes from shortest to longest when learning about length. As part of Walktober, we took part in a Sponsored Walk around the school grounds. We also had fun playing together on the play trail.

D.T. - We had a great D.T. Day today (6th October) . We made our own vehicles using fixed or moving axles.

Art - We created some amazing pointillism pictures.

Week 4 (w/b 27/09/21)

Red Class have been learning about number bonds in Maths this week and have used different resources to help them. We have also been exploring fixed and moving axles ready for our DT day next week. Red Class learnt the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ in English and used actions to retell it. In Art, we created our own piece of pointillism artwork inspired by Georges Seurat.

Week 4 (w/b 27th September) Home Learning

Week 3 (w/b 20/09/21)

Red Class have had a great third week. We had lots of fun this week making our own toy inspired by 'Forky'. We also created Colin from the book 'Cottonwool Colin' by Jeanne Willis. Red Class learnt about pointillism in Art and had a go at making dots using different objects. 

Week 3 (w/b 21st September) Home Learning

Week 2 (w/b 13/09/21)

Red Class have been fantastic this week! They have been representing numbers in different ways and using Numicon in Maths. They also developed their throwing and catching skills in PE and learnt about internet safety in Computing. Red Class have continued learning about different toys in History.

Science - Seeds and bulbs

On Friday 17th September Red Class learnt about identifying seeds and bulbs. They talked about if the object would grow and what a seed or bulb needs to survive.

Visit from the St Barbe Museum

On Thursday 16th September Verity from the St Barbe Museum in Lymington came to visit. She taught us more about toys from the past and the similarities and differences to the toys we have now. We enjoyed seeing the old toys and making comparisons. 

Art - Observational Drawing

We used B, 2B and 4B art pencils to create observational drawings of toys.

History - Old Bears

On Monday 13th September Red Class looked at different teddy bears from the past. We created a timeline by ordering the bears.

Week 1 (w/b 06/09/21)

The children have had a great first week in Year 1. They have been trying hard with their reading and learning sounds in Phonics. Red Class have also been improving their fine motor skills and exploring number in Maths.

Science Walk

On Thursday 9th September Red Class went on a walk round the Wild Area. We identified different leaves to find out what trees were growing. We then sorted the leaves in different ways.

This half term (Autumn 1) we are reading books by Jeanne Willis.

Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is ‘Toys’.

Autumn 1 - Topic Overview