Holbrook Primary School, Trowbridge

Inspiring, Nurturing, Challenging every learner to achieve their full potential


Week 9

Our first week back after Easter and we are raring to go with our learning.  This week we read the story 'Farmer Duck' as we are going to be learning about farm animals.  It didn't take us long to pick up the repeated refrains - "How goes the work?" We discussed what type of character the farmer is in the story and compared this to the character of the duck.  The farmer is very lazy, greedy, bossy and sluggish.  However, the duck is hardworking, helpful, tired and weepy.  We wrote a sentence about one of these characters to continue to develop our sentence writing skills.  


In maths this week we have been sequencing numbers, putting them in order with some numbers missing.  We did this using numerals but also using pictorial representation.  This gave us great opportunity to practise our subitising.  


In PE this week we made different shapes with our body on the apparatus.  We had to make a star shape as we jumped from the agility table, make a straight shape as we pulled ourselves along on the benches, make a tuck shape as we hopped in and out of hoops and roll a ball around our pike and straddle shapes.  We cannot wait to use more apparatus and develop our skills further. 


We have also been busy learning about the animals that live on a farm and the names for mothers and their young.  We learnt that a baby goose is called a gosling and a baby horse is called a foal to name a few.  We look forward to learning more about farm animals in the next few weeks.