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Home Learning 2021

Your World Book Day token to download!

Staff have been reviewing the huge range of online resources currently available to assist you with home learning. You will find a selection of our recommended ones in the 'Websites' section of the class page.

Links to websites relevant to weekly planning will be available on each weekly learning sheet in order that they can be easily accessed.

Responsible Internet Use and Esafety

As children may now be accessing the Internet and online activities more frequently, please take the opportunity to share the 'acceptable use' rules we follow in school. These can be found below. Please read and discuss them with your children and explain what they should do if they come across something that makes them feel sad or angry. The children have taken part in Internet Safety Day. Parental guidance, documents and links are available on the website under 'Esafety'. 

Hello Holt Class!

It has been a lovely weekend with the sun shining! I have been in my garden cutting back a few bushes and getting everything for spring. I have decided, we need a bigger shed. So I have a new DIY challenge. I have to say, being at home is encouraging me to do more jobs around the house and set my self new challenges. I use the circular saw this weekend which was really scary, just like our assembly discussion I had to be brave and find the courage to do it. You will be pleased to know I still have all my fingers!

It was lovely to see so many of you in our activities and assembly. This weeks comprehensions are in the resources section below. You will need to have these printed and with you for your timeslot. Email invites will be sent out just before your session. For assembly you will need your picture of 'courage' and the time you showed courage. Our maths session will focus on times tables. The information is on the Home Learning Overview but an example is on the photos.

It's World Book Day this week. Why not dress up at home and read your favourite book to a relative. I will be asking you which is your favourite book in our assembly on Wednesday. You can find more information on the link below.

As always, if you have any questions please ring or email. See you all online!

Online sessions

Tuesday Comprehension times

Group 1- 1pm

Group 2- 1:30pm

Group 3- 2pm

Group 4- 2:30pm

Wednesday assembly 11am

Thursday Maths session 11am

Home Learning Overview 01.03.21

Hello Holt Class!

I hope you had a relaxing half term with only fun activities to do with your family. Did you have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? We did, I enjoyed the Nutella topping best. I have been busy with some DIY and baking, as well as long walks and some film watching. I am looking forward to hearing your film recommendations in our assembly this week. Mrs Hickin has been busy making pizza with her family and walking her dog. 

Our week is a little different as we have a whole school book focus. You can find a video and copy of the text in the resources section. We shall be looking at comprehensions on Tuesday so please make sure you have a copy of your group text and questions ready. On Thursday we will have a maths activity so please have a pencil and a piece of paper folded into 8 (see example picture). You may need your 100 square and base 10 counters from your resource folder. 

As always if you need anything please contact me.

Tuesday Comprehension times

Group 1- 1pm

Group 2- 1:30pm

Group 3- 2pm

Group 4- 2:30pm

Wednesday assembly 11am

Thursday Maths session 11am

Half term

Home Learning Overview 22.02.21

Have a look at these Half Term activities! There are lots of different things for you to try. Enjoy!

Hello Holt class!

It was lovely to see so many of you this week online. This week make sure you have your sandwich idea ready to share and also bring along a piece of paper and a pencil for a game.

This week I have been cooking again. I would have take a picture of the brownies but they have already disappeared. 

I have been doing the regular walks with the family and have put blinds up in my office space. We have some shelving and lighting being delivered this week ready for a half term project. I am very good at DIY, well that's what I tell Mr Halliwell. I think organisation and delegation are my strengths. What are yours?

Over half term we have Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year. A reason to get creative and enjoy time with your family. What will you do to celebrate?

Make sure you work hard this week as next week you will have no work set by me. Phew, I hear you say! Make sure you chill and relax ready for new challenges next term.

I look forward to seeing you online!

A very friendly Robin on this weeks walk.

Home Learning Overview 07.02.21


To help with exploring continents and countries within them, have a look at the ‘Barefoot world atlas’ available as an app. We use it in school and the children enjoy it.


This week we are covering measure. This can be fun and practical for both an indoor or outdoor activity. You may need a ruler or measuring tape but equally use an object or even hands. How many hands tall in the chair? How many shampoo bottles will it take to fill a pop bottle? Encourage children to look at packaging or read a recipe, make it fun.


Safer Internet Day 2021

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The campaign focuses on knowing what to trust online and supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, and can help us see the world from different points of view. But how do we separate fact from fiction, the genuine from the misleading? How do we decide what to believe online, and what’s the impact of dealing with fake content and experiences online? Join us this Safer Internet Day in helping to create an internet we can trust.

Explore our ESafety page for more information.

Reliability online

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What to trust online?- A parents and carers guide.

Google Meet

Our meeting will be on a Wednesday at 11am. I shall email you the invite 15 minutes before the start. It will help if you can have your camera on and your microphone off to start. An adult will be able to help with this and show you what to do. So you can see all your friends you will need to change a couple of settings. I have attached a crib sheet for you to follow. Any questions please contact me.

How to see all your friends during our meet.

Hello Holt Class

I hope you have all recovered from the excitement of the snow, the field behind my house looks very different with what's left from the mass snowman building. 

This week we have busy setting up our assembly ready for Wednesday. You will need to log into your account (we have sent it to your parents) and join the class on Google Meet. For those of you I spoke to this week, I asked you to have a piece of work to show the class. It could be a picture or something from your home learning. I can't wait to talk and see you all.

This week is Children's Mental Health Week. It's important to keep our whole body healthy so have a look at the PSHE and other links on our Home Learning and Enrichment pages. This year the focus is on 'Expressing Yourself' so why not put on some music and go crazy. No one is looking! If you could wear anything in your wardrobe what would it be? Put it on for breakfast! Each of us is unique and has out own set of qualities. I have added some of Holt classes qualities to our mindfulness colouring. Have a look. 

Two new friends and a sign of spring! This weeks walk with the Halliwell family.

Home Learning Overview 01.02.21

Oak National Academy – Daily Schedule

Just a reminder that the ‘Oak National Academy’ is a government funded, online classroom with free, high-quality video lessons and resources. Oak recommend timetables for daily and weekly lessons in all subjects. This might help add routine to your day.


Hello Holt Class

Well what a great week! I had some lovely discussions with many of you and your parents. It’s fantastic to hear so many of you are accessing our home learning and are using Edshed and Numbots. I am very proud of you all for giving things ago and adapting to learning at home. This week we are going to look at wolves. In all our storybooks the wolf is the bad character. I would like you to research wolves and find out if they really are terrible animals. You can be creative in your presentation designing a poster, creating a book or go crazy on the computer. 
I have also put some science experiments on the website. The theme is ice! With plenty of snow outside you might be able to try and experiment with snow! I’m not sure about you but we have loved going out this weekend walking and building snowmen. I really hope you have all managed to get out and spend some time with your family.

This week we are going to try and create our classroom online. We shall be sending a link and instructions to parents this week. All being well we will be able to see each virtually on Wednesday. If you have any work to show have it ready, Mrs Hickin and I are really looking forward to seeing it and of course, you! 
Keep up the hard work and if you need any help call us at school.



Home Learning Overview 25.01.21

Practical Maths

All your maths can be completed practically at home without printing.

You can compare numbers using the compare and equal symbols on paper. Ask a grown up to write some down for you.

Division can be completed using bricks, counters or pasta shapes. Work out the sum online practically and record your answers.

Hello Holt Class!

Another week has gone by as we are getting use to home learning again. I hope you have all found some time to do some learning. I know it is tricky but try and do a little maths and writing each day. I am still checking edshed and congratulate Matthew and Freya for being our top users this week. Oak National Academy are creating an online library you can access so have a look and remember, we can also sort you some new reading books from school. 
If you need any help give me a call at school. I can talk you through things, print off work for you to collect or have a chat. I so miss hearing all your news.

This week I have been trying to finish off the Christmas goodies before a family health kick. I have got the recipe books out ready to experiment. Have you cooked anything new? Cooking is good for your reading and measuring.

On our home learning I have put a link to the Big Garden Birdwatch. We have ordered a pack for school and one for home. We shall be making feeders to put out this week. Why not get involved at home?

Mrs Hickin and I miss you all lots and look forward to a catch up soon.

Home Learning Overview 18.01.21

This week our maths is focusing on divide. You have completed similar calculations in school. Remember to do them practically first. If you need any help, please let me know and get in touch at school. 

Don't forget to have a go at the number games in the resource section as a warm up. 

Hello Holt Class!

I hope you all have a good Christmas and enjoyed the time with your family. At the Halliwell house, we have all eaten too much and enjoyed watching some great films. Thank you for your film recommendations. 

This week we have all had to rethink our day. Mr Halliwell is working from home and Zach has had to get use to home learning with Teams. Mrs Hickin and the family have also had to adapt. It has meant that we have all had to find a space to work but also think about working differently. You will need to do the same. I have put lots of ideas and work on the website for you to have a go at. Try and do a little every day and continue to read. You can still access your spellings on Edshed and keep up Numbots and TTRS. Do what you can, remember our internet safety rules and to enjoy your activities. Our history activity will interest you. It’s based on music and you may recognise a few songs, it made me think of our music appreciation.

It is also important to stay fit and active so try and get outside or go for a walk. We are walking along the canal most days. The cold weather this week even froze the canal! Mrs Hickin has been taking her dog for lots of walks, even in the snow!


Watch this space for exciting news next week!

Home Learning Overview 11.01.21

The activities for White Rose Maths can be done practically using pasta, counters or pencils. The children are familiar with with this and an example can be found on our class page. Remember the activities are a guide and therefore if you need to go back a step or set a challenge with larger numbers you can. I have also added a blank bar model for those who wish to use it. Again children are familiar with this topic and the resource.

Home Learning 11.01.21

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