Active Burnley

As part of our continued goal to increase opportunities for our pupils to access physical activity, we have been working with Active Burnley. They came down to Barden track to let some of our children access a taster session for cycling. This session was aimed at children who may require a bike with specialised fittings/adaptions. This was an exciting opportunity which we hope will provide better resources for children at Holly Grove to access. We look forward to the continued partnership with Active Burnley.

Oliver’s Accessible Music Workshop

Children from Upper School had the opportunity to use technology to make music with Oliver. He came into school and taught us for the morning, using a range of different apps. At first the children were unsure they could make music but by the end of the session they had all created music by themselves and also as a group! We had great fun!

Bonfire Night Safety

We have had special visitors in this week from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. They have been talking to our pupils about how to keep safe on Bonfire Night. We have been practising Stop, Drop and Roll and learning about the dangers of sparklers if not handled correctly. Please make sure you keep safe this Bonfire Night. If you have any concerns about firework safety please read the guidance from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service below,…/safety…/fireworks/

Halloween in Rebecca’s Class

On our first day back after half term we had our Haunted Halloween party. We all came dressed up in our spine-chilling costumes. We went bobbing for apples, carved some pumpkins, practiced a menacing monster dance and had some spooky snacks. What a fantastic way to start a new term.

Laura’s Science Lessons

A very warm welcome to Laura’s Class! We have all settled in very well and everyone is enjoying lots of fun learning activities.

In our Science lessons, we have been learning about the three basic needs that living things need to survive – air, water and food.

For air, we have felt the air outside on a windy day and the air from a fan. We have used air from our lungs to play wind instruments and to blow bubbles, blow up balloons and blow out candles. Lots of oral motor activities!

For water, we have felt the rain on a rainy day and water from a spray bottles. We have used water to fill and empty containers during water play and we have used a foot spa to massage our tired feet.

For food, we have choosing our favourite foods using PECS. Whilst doing this, we have also been making progress towards our Communication targets.

Well done to all the children in Laura’s Class, you have done some fantastic work!

Welcome to Samantha’s Class

We’ve been back in school a whole month, can you believe it? It’s gone so quickly! We have loved getting to know our new class, children and staff. Everyone has settled in beautifully and have been working super duper hard! This term our topic is ‘Myself’, we have been learning about some of our favourite things, showing preferences, likes and dislikes. Looking at where we live and who we live with and sharing this with our class. In maths we have been learning about number and shape so far. Here are some photographs of us learning in Samantha’s Class in September.