Holbeach St Marks Primary School


Welcome to Barbados class.

We are made up of Year 2 and Year 3 pupils, who all work extremely hard. Our teacher this year is Mr Olander. We also have Mrs Horne as teaching assistant.


Please also ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing.  If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Friday.  For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book which will take place at the end of each half term.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Your child must also wear their blue federation hoodie. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, need to be removed. Please also send a coat for playtime.


Homework is sent out every Friday, and is due back in school on the following Wednesday.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of Reading homework, which can be selected from a variety of options from their Responding to Reading sheet. Additionally, children are expected to complete self-led Maths homework, improving skills such as mental multiplication (using Times Table Rockstars).

Summer Term Topic:

This term our topic will be Land of the pharaohs. Children will be sent home with a knowledge organiser with information about this topic. We encourage them to learn this information at home, as well as carry out any additional independent research. They could also try one of the following projects:

  • Make your own 3D model of a pyramid
  • Find out about the Egyptian gods such as Osiris, Horus and Isis
  • Use an atlas to find out where Egypt is and the importance of the river Nile.
  • Make your own Egyptian mummy

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at barbados@griffinfederation.co.uk .  This is the quickest way you will get a response from us – during this time, our staff are unable to meet with you informally on the playground.


This term our science topic is Light where we will find out about light sources, reflection, shadows and sun safety.

A knowledge organiser to help with this was sent out at the end of last term.