Holywell Primary and Nursery School

London’s Burning!

Year 1 had a fantastic time making our own Pudding Lane and then setting fire to it to re-enact the Great Fire of London. The fire spread quickly from one end to the other, house by house, just like it did in September 1666.  All that was left was a pile of ash after the fire...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Fire! Fire!

Year 1 have loved learning about the Great Fire of London.  We started with an archaeological dig where we found lots of strange items, many of which were burnt and some of which might have belonged to a baker.  We discovered on the internet that these might have come from the...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Years 1 and 2 Sports Day

We all had a fantastic time on Sports Day.  We started by completing a series of skill activities, competing in small House teams.  Each team completed each activity once.  We then had the sack and sprint races.  Children chose whether to compete in the sack race and the top 5...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Year 1 Animal Lady

Year 1 were so lucky to have the Animal Lady visit us as part of our English study of the Meerkat Mail book. We took turns to stroke the different animals and learnt about their habitats, what they liked to eat and how to look after them.
Posted On 05 Mar 2019
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Year 1 Explore Shadows

Year 1 have been exploring light and dark as part of Science.  The children had great fun today finding out how shadows are made by the sun, torches and other light sources.  They even put on a Shadow Puppet Show!
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Ping and Pong visit Year 1!

In science, we have been learning about animals, including pets and how to look after them.  We were very lucky this week to have Ping and Pong the guinea pigs visit us.  We had to be very quiet so as not to scare them!
Posted On 27 Oct 2018
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Year 1 Church Visit

Year 1 were very lucky to be invited to visit St Chad’s church in Rubery.  We had a lovely walk there and back and were welcomed by Reverend Claire and Reverend Sean when we got there.  We found out lots of interesting facts about the church, took turns at ringing the bells...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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1PS Forest School

1PS have loved Forest School this half-term.  We went on a Gruffalo walk, played hide and seek, worked with tools, made some beautiful woodland art and had a great fire and toasted marshmallows to make chocolate biscuit smores.  We were very lucky one week when Marcus brought us...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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Continuous Provision in Year 1

To help the children have a smooth transition from Reception to Year 1, we have been having continuous provision in Year 1.  Many of the areas the children had in Reception are present in the classroom and we even have our own Outdoor Area!  The children have really enjoyed our...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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Reception Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Reception had a wonderful time on their Teddy Bears’ Picnic.  We joined Coppice, Beaconside and Lickey Hills Primary Schools for a lovely picnic and lots of fun games on the field at Lickey Hills Primary.
Posted On 13 Jul 2018
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