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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Kingfishers, Year 4, 2021/22

Welcome to Kingfisher Class.

Hello, my name is Mrs Ward and I am the year 4 class teacher. The T.As in Year 3 and 4 are Mrs Beavon, Mrs Gorewoda and Mrs Ward.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year ahead with Kingfisher!

This page will be updated daily with photos of the children’s work and messages to parents. I hope you enjoy looking at their work. 😊

General Information:

  • P.E  will be on a Monday. Earrings must be removed or children need to be able to remove them themselves.
  • Reading diaries will be checked everyday and children are expected to read five times in a week. 

Knowledge Organiser: Autumn 1.

We will be learning about the Egyptians through our main subjects this half term - Religious Education (R.E) and History. We will also learn through Art and Geography (our enhancement subjects).


Roman Numerals Bingo! After working hard adding and subtracting in Roman Numerals, we played a game of Bingo. It got very exciting towards the end! XXXXI

Jigsaw 🧩: Our session today is about working together. We had to pass the ball and beat our P.B. We went from 38.8 seconds to 31.7 seconds in three goes! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Wednesday 22nd September

Egyptian farming: Kingfisher have been learning about how important farming was to the ancient Egyptians. They have worked hard to make these brilliant Egyptian farming wheels. 🌟

Active 15 Shenanigans!


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Tuesday 21st September

Peer Assessment: Kingfisher had to read their partner’s work and pick out things they liked and suggest improvements. The children then used this to improve their own writing with a green pen.

Monday 20th September

Clay work: Basing our ideas on Egyptian design and beliefs, we had to add careful detail.

Friday 17th September

What a successful week we’ve had in Kingfisher: More handwriting pens given out, improvement in our times tables, fantastic story ideas, deep and meaningful ideas in R.E, new friendships formed and the list goes on...

Thursday 16th September

The story of Moses: Kingfisher have been thinking about how this story influences what Christians believe about God and people.

Some quotes from today’s R.E (Moses and the Ten Commandments) which didn’t fail to impress me:


”It doesn’t matter what problems we have, we are all equal.”


”Moses carried on because he didn’t want to give up.” 

“It doesn’t matter if you find something, you need to hand it in because it’s stealing.” 


Wednesday 15th September

Life on the Nile: Kingfisher enjoyed researching their own facts about Ancient Nile civilisation.

Tuesday 14th September

Riddle of the Nile: Kingfisher have made an excellent job of remembering the key parts of the story and plotting it in a map.

Representing thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.

Monday 14th September

Art: Kingfisher sketched some Ancient Egyptian sculptures and discussed their likes and dislikes.

Friday 10th September

Riddle of the Nile


We have recited the 'Riddle of the Nile.' Can you work out the answer to the riddle?


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And the answer to the riddle is...


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Riddles: We had fun today figuring out the riddles. πŸ˜ƒ

Thursday 9th September


A quote from a visitor today:

Mr Morland was showing someone around and the visitor looked in and said, "What a well behaved class."


So lovely for the children to be recognised by someone for their focus to the task and hard work.  

English - our text for the next few weeks is called, Riddle of the Nile, by Deborah Nash. We will be using it to write our own riddles and learn more about Ancient Egypt.

Kingfisher have been recapping the difference between

 nouns, verbs and adjectives. This is a popular song in our class! We hope you enjoy smiley

The Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives Song

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Wednesday 8th September 

Science: We had to make ourselves into particles: solids, liquids and gasses. Solids are close together and lined up, liquids are close together but not lined up and gases are spread out in the air. Can you guess which ones we are?

Tuesday 7th September

Egyptian Day - We had a great day today for our wow day. With Mrs Fisher we learnt about mummification. We mummified tomatoes!! πŸ…

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: We wrote some messages in Hieroglyphs to each other then wrote our names.

Monday 6th September

Story writing: Kingfisher were given a story start about a mysterious rock and had to continue the story...

Friday 3rd September

The children have settled down brilliantly and have been working hard with their multiplication and division. Straight back to working hard! They have been stars! 🌟 

Thursday 2nd September

What a lovely first day back with Kingfisher. They have worked hard and have settled well! 

A brilliant start with some beautiful handwriting in poetry writing. ✍️