Holbrook Primary – Year 1

Look what we are learning.

Can we log in?

This year we have learned how to log in.  We found it very difficult in September but now 9 months later we can do it all by ourselves, with NO HELP from Mr Connolly.

When we logged in we had to navigate to the blog before we could play the games. (Mums and Dads although we are playing games we are using many other skills without realising… 

  • reading and comprehension to work out how to play the game.
  • Fine motor control – Mouse control / touch pad
  • Hand to eye coordination – a necessary  skill with ever present screen technology.
  • Number value – high scores!
  • As well as tactics

All these things learned when they are younger and more engage with technology is one major reason they will beat you beat you easily at FIFA 2020 If not before! Sorry.



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Animal puppets

The children have enjoyed learning all about animals during the summer term for the topic Animal Kingdom. As part of Design Technology they have been learning to design and evaluate animal hand puppets. They began by selecting their animal, designing it, making it with paper and then evaluating it. This week the children are so excited to be finally beginning their puppets using different materials.


The children have begun using skills such as cutting, joining and folding. They also worked in pairs to create the templates for the puppets.


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We will be moving onto decorating the puppets soon.

Why not try writing some instructions on how to make a hand puppet at home and bring it in to share with everyone?

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Transition day

The new reception children had a lovely day yesterday and are year 1 ready! They were fantastically behaved and worked so hard.

Our new topic in September will be Superheroes and the children began there training for this. We had a day full of fun activities including a special story about being a superhero.




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Today in Computing we are having another try at using www.mymaths.co.uk a website that can help us with our maths at home and at school.

We will need to login twice!  Once using the school username HolbrookPri and a secret password.

Mymaths 1a

Then you need your username and password – 3 numbers and 3 letters.  Remember to keep your password secret from your friends, but you can definitely show your parents.

Mymaths 2

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