Holbeach St Marks Primary School


Welcome to Cuba Class!

Our Class Teacher is Ms Flaherty, and Mrs Horne, Miss Horrrax, Mrs Keeble and Miss Candler are our Teaching Assistants.


P.E. is on a Monday and a Thursday.  Children need to come in on these days dressed in their P.E. kit.


The children are heard read as much as possible in school; this may be individual reading, group reading or during our phonics lessons. Reading books are changed each morning as required; please ensure your child’s reading record is signed when they have read at home. The children will also bring a book home that is slightly more challenging (initialled ‘c’) for you to share with them.


We use the RWI phonics scheme. Please follow the link to see more information and some key terminology.



Jungle maths or times tables is set on a Friday to be returned on a Wednesday.

Year Two and Year One have daily reading.

Reception children, alongside their reading, choose a task from our termly topic focus.

Topic and Learning Focus

This term, we will visit a real castle to explore the towers, battlements and maybe a secret tunnel or two! We’ll learn all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. In the final week of term, we’ll be looking at mechanisms in our Design and Technology week.  At the end of our project, we’ll have so much to share! We would like to invite parents and carers in on Tuesdayy 11th February at 2.45pm.

Below are some home learning ideas, which can be bought in at any time before our topic afternoon.

What will you choose to do?

  • Play a tumbling tower game such as Jenga, with your family. What are the best ways of keeping the tower upright? See if you can take some action shots or videos of the tower falling!
  • Make a detailed diagram of a castle, labelling interesting features which might be found inside, or out.
  • Make an information book about castles. Include downloaded images, as well as drawings and diagrams. What fascinating facts can you find out to amaze your family, friends and teacher?
  • Design and create a model of a castle, using junk materials found at home.
  • Find, in an atlas, all the famous landmarks you would like to visit in the United Kingdom. Which countries are they in? How would you get there? Talk to your grown-ups and explain your choices. Make a digital display showing images of your favourite places and giving information about each country or city.

As part of our Science work the children will be learning about materials and seasons.


Our themes this term are Our special books and What do Christians believe God is like?


The children’s profiles are on tapestry and you can load observations from home to complement our classroom observations. It is great to see the children succeeding in both environments.