Holly Leaves

Welcome to Holly Leaves!
 Holly Leaves is home to 16 reception children and 6 Year 1's, Miss Pearson (class teacher), Miss Worgan and Mrs Tattersall (teaching assistants).
Roald Dahl Week
During Roald Dahl week, we looked at the story of George's Marvellous Medicine. We read the story and talked about the magical medicine he made for his Grandma. After planning our medicine, we made them using a variety of different ingredients. They were very interesting! We then talked about what they would do if somebody ate them.
Tour of Britain
We were very lucky to have the Tour of Britain pass the school in September. During this time, we learnt about the race and looked at maps to understand the route that they were taking. We decided to make a big banner to show the riders as they passed to encourage them! It was very exciting and we really enjoyed the experience.
Forest School
Every Friday, Holly Leaves have forest school. We love learning outside and have completed a range of activities. These include using tools, digging, painting with mud, climbing the tree, making bug hotels, searching for minibeasts and tracks of different animals.
The children love to learn in variety of ways and thoroughly enjoy the opportunities forest school provides.
Remembrance day
In Holly Leaves, we learnt all about Remembrance day. In particular, we learnt about the importance of the poppies and why we wear them. Children enjoyed talking about the soldiers and how important they were. We completed a range of activities around this topic. They particularly enjoyed the poppy station where they made poppies out of different materials.
The school was asked to make a piece of work to go in the church for their Remembrance Service. The children made poppies from salt dough and painted them to create a class poppy wreath.
Healthy eating workshop
We had a visit from Jo Jo the Crow who helped us learn about healthy eating. We talked to the visitors about types of food and our taste buds on our tongue! We made some yummy fruit pizzas and put our toppings on too.
Elf on the shelf


We had a very exciting arrival this morning! Bobby the elf come to visit over the festive period. He is a magical elf who can cause some mischief. He has also brought with him a post box for the children to write letters to him. The children have already written lots of letters to him which he will read every night.
We will be posting every morning about what Bobby has been up to. Watch this space!