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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Swallows, Year 3/4, 2021/22

Welcome to Swallow class page!


This is where you will find photos of what we have been doing throughout the day. It is a chance to see what we have been learning! We hope that you love seeing everything that we get up to! Please keep checking for any updates too.


Important information: 


- P.E will be on a Monday and Wednesday, but please make sure that the children keep their P.E kits in school all week just in case we get time to do anymore. 


- Spellings will be given out every Friday and then tested the following Friday.


- Please use reading diaries to pass on any messages to Mrs Fisher but for urgent messages please contact the school office. I will check diaries on a Monday.


- Children are expected to read 5 times a week at home, practise their spellings and practise their times tables. Times tables can be practise by using TTRockstars – children’s logins are stuck in the back of the reading diaries.

Ancient Greece - Knowledge Organiser

In our final half-term, we are going to be learning about the Ancient Greeks. We are going to be learning about different aspects of Ancient Greece: their life, the birth of the Olympic Sports and their influence on Western culture today.

A picture book of Jesse Owens: We are reading an autobiography of J.C (Jesse) Owens, who competed in the Olympics during the time of Nazi Germany. He set world records for running and jumping, despite the obstacles that he faced. ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿฅ‡


What we are going to be learning this half term...

Continuing the Stone Age topic using the Local History as a focus

Summer 1 2022


Our focus subjects are History, DT and Science.


We will learn about our local history using primary and secondary sources. We will then use this knowledge to research a local area which has been heavily formed by the Stone Age - Cresswell Crags. We shall research the area before taking  day trip there to find out what it has to offer. We shall also include Science to fid out about animals and their habitats in Selston and surrounding area. In DT we will learn about sewing, and have a go at our very own 'Hunter-Gatherer bag'.


In English we will be reading 'The Secrets of Stonehenge' and in guided reading we will be reading the very exciting book 'Boom'.

Knowledge Organiser - Summer 1 2022

Spellings for Summer 1 - Year 3 and year 4

Wednesday 18th May - learning to throw the javelin today in PE, not easy with the wind on our field but still great fun.

Wednesday 18th May - today we all had a go at sewing, we are getting better, but we still need lots more practise! ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿชก

Tuesday 17th May - while the year 4s were away on their trip, year 3s started to practise their sewing skills. We are all ready to start our real hunter gatherer bags tomorrow. ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿชก

Friday 13th May - today we wrote up our fact files about Creswell Crags. We included pictures and lots of details about the caves.

Thursday 12th May - today we started to research Cresswell Crags, we are going to be writing a non-fiction text about it before we go next week.

Tuesday 10th May - when we got back to school we wrote down facts that we had found out about our visit. โ›ช๏ธ

Tuesday 10th May - we had a lovely walk to see St Helenโ€™s church this morning. We had a wonderful talk about the history of the church and were able to explore afterwards. โ›ช๏ธ

Friday 6th May - today we have been writing an advert for our โ€˜Secrets of Stonehengeโ€™ book in a horrible histories style. We look forward to next week when we can have a go at acting them out!

Thursday 5th May - we are enjoying our new text in Reading this week - โ€˜Boom!โ€™ ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Wednesday 4th May - in science today we thought about the positive and negatives effects that humans have on the environment. We had a great discussion. ๐ŸŒ

Tuesday 3rd May - today we had a go at writing in the โ€˜Present Perfect Tenseโ€™ - with the help of the Anchor Grammar song ๐ŸŽถ

Thursday 28th April - today we were doing some research ready to start out DT project. We will be making a Hunter-Gatherer bag. ๐Ÿ’ผ

Thursday 28th April - today we used our class text to create a conversation. We remembered the inverted song, this helped us a lot. ๐ŸŽถ

Tuesday 26th April - today White Post Farm came to visit. We loved looking at and holing the animals. ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸฆŽ

Monday 25th April - great maths work to start the week from the year 3s. ๐Ÿงฎ

Friday 22nd April - this afternoon in JIGSAW we discussed roles of men and women and whether it mattered who did what. A very interesting Conversation. ๐Ÿค”

Wednesday 20th April - a great start to our PE lessons with Miss Bateman - athletics. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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What we are going to be learning this half term...

Spring 2 2022


The theme for our topic this half term is... 'Savage Stone Age'.

Our focus subjects are History, Geography and Science.

We will learn about how Prehistoric times moved from the Stone Age to the Iron Age to the Bronze Age. This will also include Physical Geography and learn about settlements and land use.

In Science we will learn about Living things and their Habitats.


In English we will be reading three lovely books; Pebble in my pocket, Stone Age boy and Little Nose.



Spring 2 2022 Knowledge Organiser

Spring 2 2022 - Spellings - Year 3 and 4

Friday 1st April - Swallow class have really enjoyed writing their own Stone Age story. Today we wrote all the parts of the story together. Some fantastic stories!! โœ๏ธ

Thursday 31st March - a great geography lesson studying ordinance survey maps. ๐Ÿ—บ

Wednesday 30th March - our class text this term is โ€˜Boy at the back of the Classโ€™. A pomegranate features in the story. Mrs Fisher bought us a pomegranate to look at and try. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Tuesday 29th March - well done to the Swallows that took part in the xc running this afternoon ๐Ÿ‘

Wednesday 23rd March - some tricky maths this week but Swallows are being resilient! ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿงฎ

Tuesday 22nd March - some of the class were inspired by our Skara Brae lesson to make their own Stone Age house on the field. ๐Ÿ›–

Friday 18th March - lovely to see so much red in the class room today in support of Comic Relief. โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ๐Ÿ›‘

Wednesday 16th March - what a damp horrible day to do our Science lesson outside! But we certainly enjoyed ourselves! We found lots of mini beasts and recorded where we had found them. We can now record our findings into our books. ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿœ

Monday 14th March - today we started our new book โ€˜Stone Age Boyโ€™ we wrote a prediction of what we thought was going to happen. ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ’ญ

Wednesday 10th March - we learnt about the significance of cave paintings today. Swallows loved having a go ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ–ผ

Monday 7th March - what a great morning Swallow class have had. We had a visit from anchor education, โ€˜Edโ€™ taught us some very exciting grammar through singing and drama. ๐ŸŽถ

Singing about Fronted Adverbials

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Friday 4th March - even though we started these books earlier in the week, today we got to read the whole of โ€˜Pebble in my Pocketโ€™ and chapter 1 of โ€˜Little Noseโ€™. ๐Ÿ“š โ€™

Thursday 3rd March - some fantastic costumes for World Book Day!

WBD 2022.mp4

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A fantastic display of potatoes ๐Ÿฅ”

We joined a BBC live lesson and learnt about story structure. This will help us to write incredible stories!



What we are going to be learning this half term...

Spring 1 2022


We will be learning about ‘What is wonderful about Stevie Wonder?’ through our main subjects this half term - Music, computing and science. We will look at the history of music through Stevie Wonder’s life and using science as a topic to learn all about sound.

Spring 1 2022 Knowledge Organiser

Friday 25th February - we had a crazy Friday afternoon recording our radio podcasts about the Detroit Riots. ๐ŸŽค

Brandon and Kaelon.mp3

Emmi and Freya.mp3

Heidi, Austen and Toby.mp3

Jessie and Charlie.mp3

Kyle and Jesse N.mp3

Maddox and Jordan.mp3

Maisy and Sonny.mp3

Mason and Lilly.mp3

Oscar and Kyla.mp3

Poppy L and Sienna.mp3

Poppy R and Ruby.mp3

Rebecca, Poppy G and Jacob.mp3

Thursday 24th February - Swallow class have enjoyed writing their radio podcasts this week ready to record onto the computers. ๐Ÿ’ป

Wednesday 23rd February - ordering the alphabet โœ”๏ธ

Friday 11th February - over the last two weeks Swallow Class have been working hard to create a non-fiction book each about the Motown singers. They are incredibly proud of their work. ๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽถ

Thursday 10th February - investigation muffling sounds. ๐Ÿ”Š

Lilly, Jesse and Poppy acting out the job of canines, incisors and molars at the beginning of the digestive system. ๐Ÿฆท

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Tuesday 8th February - a great afternoon trying to make a piano on โ€˜Scratchโ€™ ready to create a tuneโ€ฆ it is harder than it looks! ๐ŸŽน

Thursday 3rd February - Swallow class are really enjoying making their own non-fiction books about the Motown singers and bands. We cannot wait to show you the finished books. ๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽถ

Tuesday 1st February - exploring non-fiction books this morning. ๐Ÿ“š

Monday 31st January - great fun in music today, learning about beats. ๐ŸŽถ

Week beginning 31.01.22

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

Mrs Fisher

Thursday 27th January - a great start this week to our multiplication and division unit in maths.

Wednesday 26th January - during our sound investigations this afternoon we used string telephones to find out more about vibrations.

Tuesday 25th January - today we continued with our scratch project. The different sprites moved when we used different start buttons. We also had a go with sounds.

Week beginning 24.01.22

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

Mrs Fisher

Thursday 20th January - finding facts about Stevie Wonderโ€™s car crash so that we can write some very informative newspaper reports. ๐Ÿ—ž

Wednesday 19th January - today was a day of exploring vibrations to make sound. We used tuning forks and put them into water, we plucked elastic bands on empty pots, we vibrated our rulers off the edge of the table and we made rice jump as we banged the drum. ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿ“

Monday 17th January - Swallow class are trying really hard with their handwriting everyday. Here we are practising this morning. ๐Ÿ–Š

Week beginning 17.01.22

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

Mrs Fisher

Friday 14th January - this week Swallows have enjoyed their maths, year 3 have done length and year 4 have done area. ๐Ÿ“

Wednesday 12th January - today we went on a sound walk, we listened for sounds that we could hear in different parts of the school. ๐Ÿ”Š

Tuesday 11th January - swallow class enjoyed learning about scratch. There were a lot of crazy sounds coming from their computers! ๐Ÿ’ป