Holly Class

March to June 2019

Holly Class have been very busy these past few weeks.

The fun all began with our MOVE Day, when the class celebrated the theme of MOVE in a Fairytale with Cinderella. We were lucky enough to be joined by Cinerella and Prince Charming themselves, too! Holly Class also took their classroom outdoors, so to speak, and took part in a variety of activities for Oaklands’ (hopefully first annual) Outdoor Learning Week! These activities included doing a spot of gardening at North Edinburgh Arts, a story in the woods with storyteller and author Ailie Findlay, outdoor singing with Oaklands PT Clare Warwick, and a pony ride on the beach with Obama the Pony! As we were lucky enough to have such fine weather, we also went outside as much as possible.

Last week, all the pupils in Holly Class had at least one opportunity to attend the Imaginate festival. The shows we saw were Mappamondo, with dancers using natural materials and creative sounds to simulate a dance across the Earth; and Three Legs, where some very acrobatic dancers did a bit of creative balancing.

We shall now settle back into our current topic of Transport with a focus on shapes and the story of Peppa Pig goes to Scotland; and our RME topic of Ramadan. We enjoyed celebrating Eid al-Fitr with a party!

August to October 2018

Holly Class began the year with a bang with visits to the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and were treated to a sensory story featuring the solar system and aliens by James Carter. We also strode on down to the library on a lovely autumn day for a Bag Books workshop, when the pupils were swept away to the fun fair.

Closer to home, the pupils are working on increasing their movement and enjoyment through play both inside and out. They are taking part in a variety of sensory stories, creating autumn and ‘all about me’ artwork, exploring the wonder of the interactive Smartboard, and using switch toys. Moreover, they are using a variety of skills to create their weekly school enterprise treat of Designer Brownies!

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