Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Mrs Willsher & 

Mrs Hackett

Holly Class Readers

GeographyBright Lights Big City - This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London. 


Art and Design - Rain and Sunrays - This project teaches children about collagraph printing, including how to develop a motif to make single and repeated prints. We will also learn about how to evaluate our own and others artwork.  


Design and Technology  - Taxi! - This project teaches children about wheels, axles and chassis and how they work together to make a vehicle move. Children will work together and by the end of the project create their own moving vehicle.  


Science Plants -  This project teaches children about wild and garden plants by exploring the local environment. They identify and describe the basic parts of plants and observe how they change over time. Alongside this we will also be learning about 'Seasonal Changes'. As a school, we are lucky enough to have our lovely 'Wonder Woods' which we will use to observe and experience all four seasons as well as take full advantage of to observe wildlife in its natural habitats. 



    Class Homework


    • Daily Reading
    • Weekly spellings to learn - Spelling shed logins sent home
    • Termly Foundation Subject homework grid


    Upload photos of completed homework to your child's portfolio on ClassDojo

    Home Learning Support


    Click here to login to TTRockStars.

    Click here to login to SpellingShed.
    Click here to login to Oxford Owl.

    Holly Class Timetable - Subject to Change

    Useful Information


    We will have daily English, Guided Reading, Spelling, Handwriting and RWI lessons to work on our reading, writing, spelling, and phonic knowledge, as well as our daily Maths lessons. We will continue to secure our knowledge and understanding of numbers, shape measures, time, problem-solving, and many other skills. 


    Our two PE sessions throughout the week will be on a Tuesday and Friday. During the Spring term, our focus in PE will be Fundamental Movement Skills, Dance and Tennis. Please ensure your child wears their named, correct PE kit in school on these days, appropriate for the weather, and that earrings are not worn and hair is tied back to avoid injuries. 


    Year 1 Phonics Screen Check:

    Every child in Year 1 is required to take the Phonics Screening Check in June. The Children learn and practise phonics everyday as part of the Read Write Inc scheme. They also have plenty of opportunities to embed their learning within the classroom. The following links may be useful: