Victorian Peg Dolls

This week we made Victorian Peg Dolls.

First we designed our dolls. We thought carefully about the clothes that they would wear.

Next we made our dolls following the instructions that we had. We looked at our designs as we choose our fabric and decorated our dolls.

When we had finished we compared our dolls to our designs to evaluate them. Think about your doll. What did you do well? What would you do differently next time?

Finally, we wrote the instructions so someone else would be able to make a doll just like ours.

Can you remember the instructions? What materials did you use? Tell the instructions to someone at home.

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3K – Clay Houses

This term in Art we are making clay houses. Here is what we have done so far.

First we recalled the different elements of art including line, shape, pattern and texture.

Then we went out and sketched a Victorian house on Nelgarde Road. We looked carefully, thinking about the elements of art, and capturing detail.

Next we experimented with clay. We used different clay tools pattern the clay. We made different shapes by cutting the clay. We made a pinch pot and tried out the scratch and slip technique to join pieces of clay.

Finally we created our own clay house. We used guide sticks to roll out the clay to an even thickness (a new skills for today). Then we used the skills we had practised last week. We had to look at our sketch to remember all the details as we worked.

What different skills did you use today?

Here are some of our finished houses.

Can you remember what happens next?


Today we began our DT topic.

During the term we will be designing and making our own cross-stitch sampler but today we began with some basic skills.

We learnt to thread a needle.

We learnt to ie a knot.

We learnt to do a running stitch.

Some of us also tried a cross stitch.

We used plastic binka to practise the skills. Can you remember why?

Try and practise tying knots at home so you are ready for our next lesson.

Maths at Holbeach

The teaching of Maths has changed a lot over the years and we are aware that your child will be learning in very different ways to how you were taught at school!

Your child will be coming home with a ‘Parents Guide to Maths’ for their year group, outlining the expectations for the year, what they will be taught and how you can support their understanding at home.

The leaflet covers all the areas of Maths, with examples and diagrams to help you. You can download the leaflets for all the year groups below.