"Holly Hill is a friendly and welcoming school of which pupils, parents, carers and staff are justifiably proud", OFSTED 2018. This is a 'good' school.

Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Doves, Year 3, 2021/22

Welcome to Dove's class page!

On this page you will be able to find photos of what we've been doing in class throughout the day. We hope you enjoy seeing what we get up to in class!


Please keep a look out for any new information or updates.


  • PE is on Monday and Thursday. Please keep PE kits in school as sometimes we do other planned sports activities on different days. If your child wears earrings, they will need to be removed before school or your child can take them out by themselves in class. 
  • We will be swimming every Thursday from the 9th September for 9 weeks. Dove class has been split into two groups so if you haven't had a letter this week, your child will be in the next group to go. (We will be arriving back at 3.30pm so may be a few minutes late onto the playground).
  • Spellings will be given out every Friday, and then tested the following Friday. Spellings will be stuck into reading diaries.
  • Please use reading diaries for any messages but for urgent messages, please contact the school office.
  • Children are expected to read five times a week at home, practise spellings and practise the times tables. Times tables can be practised by using TTRockstars. Your child's login details will be at the back of their reading diaries alongside their Mathletics passwords.




Spring Term 1

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

This term our topic is 'What's Wonderful About Stevie Wonder?' The Year 3/4 team have been busy planning some very exciting activities to find out all about Stevie Wonder. We will be learning about how music has developed over the decades in Music. In Science, we will be learning about 'Sound.' In Computing, we will be learn how to code and debug programmes.  It's going to be a very full and exciting term!


Online learning:

For anyone isolating, please see the timetable which will be published below. This will have all your learning for the week.

Please note that this is for children who are well enough to carry out home-schooling. 

Thank you

Wednesday 12th January 2022-Music. This afternoon, we have enjoyed learning about Louis Armstrong. We learned about the key features of jazz music, which instruments are used and tried keeping the beat and rhythm to some of his songs. It was lots of fun!

Tuesday 11th January 2022- Music-This afternoon, we have enjoyed learning about Glenn Miller and Big Band Swing. We have learnt about the two sections of the band - horn section and rhythm section and which instruments are in these sections. We listened to how each instrument sounds and we talked about how the music made us feel while we listened to it.

Friday 7th January 2022 - English -Today, we’ve really enjoyed researching Stevie Wonder using iPads while listening to his music. 

Autumn Term 2

This term our topic is Festival of Lights. We will be learning all about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita in English and RE. In Science, we will be learning about electricity and how to be safe with electricity. In DT, we will learning about pulleys and levers having lots of hands on learning to make both using our imagination and knowledge. It will be a very exciting term leading up to Christmas and we will be having lots of fun! 

Tuesday 14th December 2021 - We’ve had lots of fun measuring, sawing, assembling and designing our pulley systems today.

As it’s Christmas jumper day, we had a design your own Christmas jumper competition. We looked at each other’s designs and gave feedback to choose a favourite. Poppie’s design won!

Monday 13th December 2021- We had a fantastic time playing Laser Tag today!


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Merry Christmas everyone from Dove Class!

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Friday 10th December 2021- In science, we made circuits with buzzers and motors. Then we had to create a switch using split pins and a paper clip. It took us a while to work out how to make the switch but we got there after lots of perseverance.

Wednesday 8th December 2021- We’ve had a fab time in Science making complete circuits to make a bulb light!

Wednesday 8th December 2021- In gymnastics we had to work together to create a sequence of moves using small apparatus.


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Wednesday 24th November

Wednesday 24th November - School Closure.mp4

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Wednesday 11th November 2021- Today in gymnastics we had to use shapes on the apparatus. We learnt the pike, straddle, tuck and star positions. We also used a stretch position.

Tuesday 9th November 2021- This afternoon, we have enjoyed painting our divas!

Tuesday 9th November- Working with play scripts. Today, we looked at the features of a play script, then we enjoyed reading through the play in small groups.

Friday 5th November 2021 - Performing a story using actions

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Celebrating Diwali- Making diva lamps

Designing Mehndi Patterns

Symmetrical Rangoli Patterns

Trying Chocolate Barfi- We loved it, it was yummy!

Gymnastics - Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Autumn 1 - The Egyptians


This term, we will be learning about the Egyptians through the subjects Religious Education (R.E) and History. Our enhancement subjects will be Art and Geography. 


Egyptian Wow Day Fun

We’ve had a wonderful day dressed up as Egyptians, baking unleavened bread, making collars and death masks.

Poetry Day

For National Poetry Day we read a poem about ancient Egyptians. Then we wrote rhyming couplets about the Egyptians to create our own poems. We were really good at finding rhyming words and we knew to put the rhyming words at the end of the line so they rhymed. 


Today in English, we pretended to be the scarab beetle from our story The Scarab’s Secret. We thought about how the beetle would feel in the part of the story when he was alone and lost. We hot seated each other to explain our feelings.


Today we challenged ourselves to timed circuits. We had a list of exercises we had to do in 30 seconds. It got every competitive!


We love our new books in class!


This afternoon, we have enjoyed talking about our life experiences and how we felt. 

Egyptian Dance

Today in dance, we used the Egyptian dance moves alongside Egyptian poses to create a sequence of moves.



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Brain Break

After some amazing writing we had a dance brain break before maths.


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In art, we have designed and made Egyptian sculptures using clay. We chose from a range of sculptures- pyramids, the Sphinx, Tutankhamen to name a few. We had so much fun making our sculptures! 

Thursday 9th September 2021-PE

In PE over the next few weeks we are going to create an Egyptian dance. We began our lesson warming up to ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ using Just Dance. Then, we thought carefully about how to create different shapes with our bodies. We used Egyptian art to plan and present a freeze frame from Egyptian art. We worked really well in our groups. From all our work, we chose our first three moves for our own dance. We had lots of fun!


7th September - we have had a great day today for our wow day. We learnt about mummification with Mrs Fisher. We mummified tomatoes!! 🍅

Hieroglyphics: We wrote in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, writing secret messages for our friends to decode. We also wrote our names Hierglyphics.