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Welcome to Class 4 - Holker Hall!


Britain at War


In the Britain at War project, the children will learn about the main causes of the First World War and which countries were the major players. They will investigate why so many men volunteered to fight and then sequence the events at the start of the war. Using various sources of evidence, the children will learn about life in the trenches and the consequences of new weaponry. They will listen to first-hand accounts of life on the home front and evaluate the impact of war on everyday life. They will also discover the events that led to the Allied Powers’ victory and the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The children will also learn about the causes and main events of the Second World War. They will find out how Britain prepared itself for war and the war’s impact on civilian life. They will learn about the Battle of Britain and how it proved to be a key turning point for the Allied Powers. They will also hear about Anne Frank and discover what her story tells us about the treatment of Jewish people by the Nazi Party. The children will research the causes and consequences of the end of the Second World War and investigate the legacy of the wars in Britain. Closer to home, the children will research the life of a local First World War hero who sacrificed their life fighting for Britain. They will also investigate the legacy of these global conflicts in the post-war period.



Make Do and Mend - Transformation challenge! What item of clothing can you design from a plain white school shirt?

Y5 Science Stem Challenge - who can make the slime that stretches the longes?

The Arrival - dance workshop

Self Portraits based on the work of Julian Opie

To see some of Class 4's amazing artwork from our first term together, click here to go to our 'Off With Her Head!' topic page. You'll find Tudor Houses made with gabled roofs; collaged Tudor clothing; miniature portraits in a Tudor style; self portraits in a modern style and our favourite clay project - Dragon Eyes!

Hi Class 4!


I just wanted to say that we cannot WAIT to welcome you all back to school on Wednesday :) We are so looking forward to seeing you and hearing lots about what you've been up to in your summer holidays! I hope you've had lots of fun!


Mrs Field and Miss Davison have got lots of exciting things planned for you when you come back to school and they have been busy getting everything ready for you in your classroom. I've taken a photograph of your classroom too so you can see how the tables and chairs are laid out in there.


You also get your very own private entrance and exit into school as well! Once you've said 'goodbye' to your adult on the playground in the morning, you will come into school under the clock tower and through the side door which leads into your classroom. At the end of the day when your adult comes to collect you, you will go through what was the chair store and out onto the playground through the big blue door under the bell tower.


Each classroom has been allocated its own toilet block and yours is just outside your classroom in the office corridor so no excuses that it takes ages to walk to the toilet!!


There will be lots of new rules and routines to think about once you are back at school but please don't worry about a thing. We are all here to help you settle back into school quickly and calmly and we will look after you as we always have :)  We will still be having our breaktimes and lunchbreaks outside where you can play with the children in your class and although the way in which we do some things will be slightly different, the vast majority of what you will do will actually be the same! You will still do maths and English as usual in the morning and then the afternoons will be filled with topic work, science, RE, PE and computing.


It's bound to feel a bit strange coming back to school after some of you have been at home for so long but don't worry. It's perfectly natural to feel this way and we will spend lots of time talking about what we feel nervous/excited about in those first few days next week so that little worries don't become big worries.


You are all my little Pilsley superstars and I'll be so excited to open the gate on Wednesday and welcome you all back to school.


Mrs Bond

Welcome back to Holker Hall Class 4 - What an exciting term we have coming up!

I will be there to welcome you on Wednesday morning - Miss Davison will see you on Wednesday afternoon. 

We have planned some lovely activities to get us settled back this week - as usual, lots of art and creativity  and lots and lots of time to catch up on all our news.  


Of course, we will also make lots of time for finding out who's who in Year 6 and for finding out about the classroom and new routines... we might even have one or two new faces to say hello to! 


We have a brilliant History topic: 'Off With Her Head!' - we will start to think about this later in the week as there is loads to learn about those terrible Tudors, I'm sure you will love it.


I can't wait to see you all,smiley

Mrs Field

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Meeting HRH Princess Anne

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