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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Swallows, Year 3/4, 2020/21

Welcome Meeting presentation slides for parents of pupils moving into Year 5!

Welcome Meeting presentation slides for parents of pupils moving into Year 4!

12th July 2021


Please click on the remote learning link above for this weeks learning. 


12th July - Message from Mrs Fisher 👋

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      A few reminders...


Reading - try to read every night and fill in your diary, I expect to see your reading diary in school every day so remember to put it back into your bag after you have read! I will not be able to sign it anymore but I can still see what you have been up to at home.


Spellings - these will be stuck into your diaries every week so remember to practise throughout the week ready for your test on Friday. If they are not in your diary check the Remote Learning Page, they are all on there too.


Times Tables - every week you will have a times tables test, make sure you look in your diary for the times tables that you are working on so that you can practise. For practise at home head to -


Year 3 are expected to know your 2x 5x 10x 3x 4x 8x

Year 4 are expected to know ALL of your times tables up to 12x


PE - Monday is our PE day so remember to bring in you PE kit at the beginning of the week and keep it in school as if we get any time Mrs Fisher will take you out again! 


After school clubs - after school clubs are on a Monday for year 3/4. Make sure you get signed up for handball on a Monday 3.30 - 4.30pm if you would like to join in. 


Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Fisher. 



Mrs Fisher, we wanted to wish you all the best in your charity cycle event back from Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿. We hope your legs don’t get too tired! 🚲 🚴. Love from Swallow Class. Xx

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R.E: Swallow have been discussing Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. They have worked hard on some Pentecost artwork.

And the finished result... they look lovely. 🔥

07.07.21 - getting into the spirit of things ⚽️⚽️⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ⚽️⚽️⚽️

07.07.21 - Football’s coming home! We had a great playtime, playing football altogether. ⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

30.06.21 - Swallow class had a good look at all of the 3D shapes today. 👍

29.06.21 - the best football match there ever was! Doves and Swallows having a lovely time playing altogether. ⚽️ 🥅

29.06.21 - this afternoon we have been learning about how to search on Google. The children loved seeing how many websites there were when they searched for just a simple Roman word.

25.06.21 - unfortunately it was raining this morning so Swallow class played scatter ball. This helped with our batting skills ready for rounders. 🏏

23.06.21 - as a treat for completing all of their maths tests, Swallows had a go at completing some of the orienteering course. 🗺

18.06.21 - Wow we had the most fantastic time with the Ninja Warriors! Swallows were amazing and we have a new Ninja Warrior Queen! Well done Amelia! 🥷👸

17.06.21 - we had a great Circus Skills session today! 🎪

Circus skills 🎪

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16.06.21 - Year 3 and 4 Sports Day 2021 - we had such fun! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🏅

Sports Activities - even though it was a hot afternoon, we managed to grab some shade and rest and have lots of fun. 🎾🏓⚽️

15.06.21 - in English today we started to write our speeches as if we were Roman Emperors talking to Roman Soldiers. We used emotive language, repetition and rhetorical questions to ensure our speeches were as powerful as they could be. 💪

14.06.21 - a lovely French lesson with Miss Sherratt this afternoon. 🇫🇷

11.06.21 - this afternoon we have started our History topic. We ordered a timeline to find out where the Roman Empire came.

11.06.21 - this morning in PE we started to learn some skills to help us with Rounders.


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10.06.21 - today we discussed the solar eclipse, unfortunately it was far too cloudy to see but we found out all about it. There are some links below to show you what we found .

09.06.21 - Year 4s are working hard on their times tables this week ready for their big test next week.

09.06.21 - In English this week we have been reading and watching motivational speeches given before a war or a fight as part of our Roman topic.

08.06.21 - as part of our WOW day we created mosaics of our names in the style of Roman Mosaics.

08.06.21 - as part of our WOW day we designed and created Roman Coins out of clay.

08.06.21 - today we had a WOW day all about Romans, to start with we thought about all the facts that we know about the Romans.

27.05.21 - over the last half term the children have looked at the architecture of castles. They have also been working on their skills with clay. Today they finished their topic by creating a clay relief tablet of a castle. 🧑‍🎨

26.05.21 and 27.05.21 - a busy couple of afternoons creating our animations on the computers. We created a background and puppets, then by taking lots of photos we managed to create a film of the story. Well done Swallow class!

21.05.21 - a quick grammar lesson this morning working on verb tenses.

20.05.21 - Swallow class absolutely loved today! What fun you can have with a few boxes and tape!! Creating castles to finish off our History topic. 🏰 We planned, created and evaluated all in one day! We did a fantastic job of working in a team too. Well done 👏

19.05.21 - today we used dictionaries in class to find definitions of some tricky Medieval words. 👑

18.05.21 - today in JIGSAW we thought about how to negotiate a conflict to become a win win situation. There was some great ideas. 👍

14.05.21 - this weeks Swallow Heroes are Jimmy and Freddie. Great writing this week boys! 🏅

14.05.21 - writing up our final draft of the Robin Hood Adventures. Swallow class have worked really hard this week. ✍️

13.05.21 - this afternoon we spent creating our backgrounds for our animation of ‘George and the Dragon’. 👑 🐉

13.05.21 - a quiet and focussed morning this morning writing our Robin Hood adventures. 🖊 📚

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12.05.21 - this afternoon we learnt about the life cycle of a plant. We were really lucky to be able to see the dandelion seeds being dispersed outside our classroom window and some of the children found some to bring back to the classroom. We also had a sneaky look at Mr Close’s plants in the greenhouse. 🪴 🌱 🌺

07.05.21 - this week’s Swallow hero is Jaydean. She tries hard in everything that she does. 😊

07.05.21 - this afternoon we started to experiment with the clay ready to do our castles. We tried out different skills on the clay to see which would work best.

06.05.21 - we had another go at ‘onion skinning’ today. 👩‍💻

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05.05.21 - Swallows worked really hard this morning learning about inverted commas - a very tricky skill. Let’s see who remembers the rules tomorrow!! ⁉️

04.05.21 - this afternoon we looked at castles in England. We used a great app to look around the castles from a birds eye view. 🏰

30.04.21 - an exciting afternoon of dissecting Lilies to find all of the different parts. 💐

30.04.21 - We read some more of Robin Hood today. We created a conversation between two of the characters on our whiteboards ready for more work on this next week. 💭

29.04.21 - this afternoon we learnt about ‘onion skinning’ by producing a ‘frame by frame’ animation. 👩‍💻👨‍💻

28.04.21 - we had to concentrate this afternoon, we painted castles in the style of ‘John Piper’. Some great artwork 🖼 🎨

27.04.21 - we have had a lovely afternoon with Mr Close researching about castles and creating posters.

26.04.21 - this morning we continued with our Robin Hood text, we decided which statements belonged to each character.

23.04.21 - today we studied ‘George and the Dragon’ for St George’s day. We learnt the story and had a go at acting out the story. 🏰

22.04.21 - in computing today we started looking at animation. We created our own flip books to show how an image can look like it is moving. 📖

20.04.21 - we have had a lovely history lesson this afternoon. Our first lesson about castles 🏰

20.04.21 - practising our suffixes this morning 🖊

19.04.21 - a really interesting JIGSAW lesson this afternoon, discussing the roles and responsibilities of different genders. 💭 Food for thought 💭

19.04.21 - a great start to the new term reading the prologue to our new book 📚 Robin Hood.

Summer 1

Dungeons and Dragons