The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Class 6 have been very busy this first week back. They have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children used different types of pasta to show the different stages of the life cycle, from the egg, to the caterpillar, to the chrysalis and finally to the butterfly. The children then made butterfly suncatchers, I’m sure you agree that they look wonderful.

Message from Karen

Hi Everyone
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
This will be my last email before the summer holidays. However if you need me over the summer, feel free to email as I will be checking my emails daily.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my wonderful Year 6 pupils, lots of luck as they move on to High School. I will miss each and every one of you. I am so sorry the end of you journey with Holly Grove has been shortened. However I’m sure you will make us all proud when you move on and show how clever you all are, in your new schools. We have missed my favourite event of the year which is the Celebration Evening. I just want to reassure you all that as soon as the government allows group gatherings, I will be in touch with a date for us to get together and celebrate.
I hope we get some more lovely weather over the summer.
Thank you to all parents and carers for all your support and hard work following the home learning.  It has been wonderful to see all the WOW moments with your children.
Take care and stay safe.
Best wishes from Karen, Eve and All the Staff at Holly Grove

Home Learning Topic – Magic Carpet Ride Week 5

I hope you are all well and enjoyed last week’s home learning visiting Australia and Japan.


We are now on our final week of travelling around the world on our Holly Grove ‘Magic Carpet Ride.’ I hope that you have enjoyed visiting and exploring all these wonderful countries. On our last trip we will be visiting:



Please decide which lesson ideas are most useful for your child and remember there is no pressure for you to access these lessons. Please do email any photographs of your child exploring these activities to your class teacher. If we have your permission, we will share these in our school newsletter and Facebook page.


I hope you have found all these home learning activities useful and fun over the past couple of months. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff for helping to create lesson ideas.

I wish you all a wonderful summer.

Take care and stay safe.


Animal Fact File Activity

Carnival Maths Game

Cinderella Sequencing

Cutting Skills

Layers Worksheet

Mardi Gras Masks

Rainforest Animals


USA Facts

What Shall We Do With a Lazy Pirate


Holly Grove Summer Silly Reading Challenge

The theme for this summer’s challenge is silly, funny and exciting books and everyone can take part. As part of the challenge we recommend your child read 1-2 books a week during the summer holidays.

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays if they don’t have regular access to books and encouragement to read them for pleasure so please encourage your child to take part in the Silly Summer Reading Challenge. If your child is not at the reading stage yet, let them listen to a story being read to them by a familiar person, as listening to stories is just as important.

You can access the books allocated to your child at Your child’s username is their first name (all lowercase) the password is ‘read’ and the school code is ‘cq7l.’ Click on ‘My Library’ and you can see a selection of books your child can read. If you have funny, silly books at home you can read these, just add them to your reading record.

Once you have completed a book fill in the reading record and bring this back to school with you in September or you can fill it in online and email it back to me at:

Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a certificate and will go into a prize draw to win one of 3 big prizes.

1st Prize – An Amazon Fire Kindle

2nd Prize – £15 Book Voucher

3rd Prize – £10 Book Voucher

If you gave any trouble logging onto Active Learn please email your child’s class teacher and they will reset your child’s login details.

Have fun and enjoy reading!


English Subject Leader


Click here to download the reading record.

Home Learning Topic – Magic Carpet Ride Week 4

I hope enjoyed last week’s home learning visiting China, Pakistan and India.

We are now on our 4th week travelling around the world on our ‘Magic Carpet Ride.’

This week Holly Grove will be visiting:

*   EYFS and KS1 – Australia
*   KS2 – Japan
*   Sensory – Australia

Please feel free to look at them all and decide which lesson ideas are most useful for your child. There is no pressure for you to access these lesson activities.

Please continue to send any photographs as we all really enjoy seeing what the children have been up to. If we have your permission, we will share these in our school newsletter and Facebook page.

Have lots of fun exploring!


Anzac Biscuits

Barrier Reef


Parts of an Aussie Animal

The Story of Urashima


Volcano Labelling Activity

Who Lives Here?

Happy 21st Birthday Georgia

Happy 21st Birthday Georgia. The staff, pupils and their families have remembered you this weekend by lighting candles in your memory.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supports our charity in Georgia’s name, those who donate prizes, those who fundraise for us and thank you to the trustees who work tirelessly to make sure we raise as much money as possible in Georgia’s name.
To celebrate Georgia’s 21st Birthday, Nick, Holly Grove’s Family Support Manager is taking part in a sponsored walk up Pendle Hill (ascending and descending 3 times in under 3 hours) to raise money in Georgia’s name. Please sponsor Nick and help raise money for this wonderful charity.
So many children throughout the years have been helped because of Georgia’s charity. Your legacy lives on and helps the children and families of Holly Grove. We will never forget you Georgia. ❤❤ Love Eve and all the trustees 🦋🦋🦋

Kitchen Percussion

Mr Bridges from Ridgewood has put together a ‘kitchen percussion’ video for you all to enjoy. You can do something similar with everyday objects in your kitchen, make sure you check with an adult before you start.