Oak Academy – Online Classroom

An online classroom and resource hub created by teachers

We’re here to support parents to support their children with Home Learning. We provide a high-quality plan of video lessons and learning resources. These cover a range of subjects including Maths, English, art and languages. Every lesson is free to use for every pupil.


Assembly Time! – Come and have a listen to a story.

Come and join us for our ‘Remote Whole School Assembly’, where we will be reading you a story and maybe asking you some ‘Look’, ‘Think’ and ‘Clue’ questions or setting you a challenge. Enjoy the story and if you want to post some answers you can do so in the comments box at the bottom of this page or email admin@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

We also have a great link to some other stories read to you by The Little Angel Theatre . Have a look!

I Love My Hair – Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Bippity Bop Barbershop – Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Each Peach Pear Plum – Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Harry By The Sea by Gene Zion

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

Our ‘Black Lives Matter’ Poster Competition Finalists

Please join us in congratulating the following children who have been chosen as finalists in their year group.

Samuel (RW), Luna (1B), Autumn (2T), Sapphire (3K), Charlie (4s), Samir (5A) and Aaliya (6L).

Photographs of their posters have now been sent to the Young Mayor’s office for the very difficult job of choosing an overall winner. The winner will be announced here soon.

Thank you to all of you who entered our competition. You never cease to amaze us with your creativity and your talent. We are hoping to display all of your powerful posters in school in September so be sure to look out for yours then 🙂

Samuel RW
Luna 1B
Autumn 2T
Sapphire 3K
Charlie 4S
Samir 5A
Aaliyah 6L

Our ‘Black Lives Matter’ Poster Competition Gallery

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our virtual gallery! We are delighted to announce we have had over 70 sensational entries for our ‘Black Lives Matter’ poster competition. We weren’t planning to share all of them but they are simply too wonderful not to. All entries have organised into year groups so finding your entry should be easy.

Why don’t you spend some time looking at all of the entries? The Young Mayor and his advisors are going to have a very difficult job choosing their favourite. Which poster would you choose (apart from yours!) ? 😀

Once again, thank you for creating and sending your poster. We feel very proud to have a school packed with such talented, compassionate children.

The winning entry will be announced next week. Good Luck! 🙂

Early Years – Nursery & Reception

Year 1

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

Music Matters

Miss Middleton has put together some fantastic music resources for all our Holbeach families. Come and have a look

Summer Term Topics

We have put together some fantastic music resources to go with your Topics for this term.

Year 1

A song about planting beans

A BBC radio programme about listening for and recognising sounds in the environment.

Year 2

One, two three, good to be me

A song about what we need to care for ourselves.

Plus an activity sheet link:

Year 3

World war II big band music and dancing – Lindy hop

A song called ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’ from a musical on world war II

Two famous war songs to listen to. ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’

Year 4

Click here for Traditional Guatemalan music (where Mayan people still live) –  it features an instrument called a marimba

Some Ancient Mayan music to listen to.

And some traditional mayan music played now:

Year 5

A song about Roman numerals:

Horrible Histories ‘Bolshy Boudicca’ song:

Year 6

A Thames Festival song for kids’ choir 2016 at the Scoop with some views of London:

And another calypso song from Lord Kitchener (Windrush link):

A song for building unity, trust and teamwork, while exploring conflict and resolution. A pertinent theme for today’s world​

The next two activities are from the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and are both about composition – one with natural objects, and the other with instruments.

Come and have a look at this fantastic drumming workshop which is part of a series. Here are the first four…

The first two are samba rhythms

The last two are west African rhythms

This is the PS22 choir from Chicago – ‘Say Something’:

Song of the Week

‘Sing Up’ have been having a ‘Song of The Week’ A great song for the whole family to learn each week. Click here for this weeks song.

Here is a bit of ceilidh dancing from the Nest Collective and the Ceilidh Liberation Front!

A bit about Beethoven and his 5th symphony from BBC Teach:

Year 6 learn about Windrush in the Summer Term, so here is Lord Kitchener on the Windrush, being questioned by a reporter:

And here is the full song:

PS22 Chorus:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Rachmaninov, Elegie

BBC Ten Pieces at Home: Get Creative With Classical Music

WWII songs for year 3:

Songs about the Romans for year 5:

Lewisham Zoooom Choir

‘Lewisham Music are delighted to announce that we have launched our new Zoooom Choir. ‘

The choir is for families with children in Y2 – Y8 and if you sign up you can access these great sessions.

Click here to find out more about Lewisham’s Zoooom Choir

‘In order to take part parents will need to sign up and agree to read and comply with our online safety policy. You can find all the relevant information at https://www.lewishammusic.org/zoooom-choirs/.’

Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’

Singer and pianist Myleene Klass is giving music lessons from home via YouTube, joined by her talented daughters Ava and Hero. And they’re getting a whole load of new people into music.

Myleene’s ‘Music Klass’ is taught via YouTube, and it’s bringing music to people stuck at home in the most amazing way.

Click on the links to access a fun music lesson

The one where the Klasses play the glasses!

The one where we learn the Tonic Solfa

The one where we show you where all the music came from

The one where we learn basic rhythms and then play your name

The one where I teach you the difference between major and minor and maybe play the piano backwards!

The one where we learn about dynamics and say them in Italian

Wellbeing – Stay Safe, Stay Positive

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tricks and tips

Health For KidsHealth for Kids offers a fun, engaging and interactive way for children to learn about health. Find games, articles and lots more right here.

Creative Calm – A great pack to help focus minds with activities to stay positive.

Childline has a ‘calm zone’, with videos, activities, games, and calming activities to help children who are worried about anything

BBC CBeebies for special needs
Resources and help for children with additional needs from the BBC, including Mr Tumble!

PE with Joe

Get your PE kits on Holbeach! Every day at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a live PE lesson. You can find it on You Tube by clicking here. Or click on one of the links below for a previous day’s lesson.

Please use the comments box below to let us know if you have already been joining in with Joe. How are you finding it? Have you got the whole family joining in?

A message from Joe – “Parents are going to be under pressure to keep their children occupied, so for 30 minutes every weekday I can take over and inspire and energise kids to get active, bounce around and have fun. You can even join in with the kids.”

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Spring in the Yarm Fard

We love poetry in 1B. This poem really made us laugh today. Can you work out what it means?

Spring in the Yarm Fard

The mat keowed
The mow cooed
The bog darked
The kigeon pooed

The squicken chalked
The surds bang
The kwuk dacked
The burch rells chang

And then, after all the dacking and the changing
The chalking and the banging
The darking and the pooing
The keowing and the kooing
There was a mewtiful beaumont
Of queace and pie-ate.
© Trevor Millum