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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 Thursday, 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.

 

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

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

Monday 10th January - the year 3 children in Swallow class enjoyed starting their new maths unit - measuring. ๐Ÿ“

Week beginning 10.01.22

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 7th January - using the iPads to research some keywords about Stevie Wonder. ๐Ÿ’ป

A little bit of work left over from last terms DT topic. Learning about gears, making a gear system and then answering questions about the gear system. โš™๏ธ

Thursday 6th January - Writing down what we already know and what we want to find out about our new topic. โœ๏ธ

Fun in the snow!! โ›„๏ธ

Week beginning 03.01.22

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

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

Autumn 2 2021

 

We will be learning about Festivals of Light through our main subjects this half term - Religious Education (R.E) and Design Technology (D.T). We will also learn through Music and French (our enhancement subjects).

This half term we will be having PE with Miss Bateman on a Wednesday mornings.

Please make sure you all have your PE kits with you on a Wednesday so that you can join in.

What a action packed week we have had! We have made our own pulley switches in DT, partied together as well as making cards and calendars! To finish off our week we have got some sleepy heads turn up in their pyjamas! I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

13.12.21. Today has been a fun filled day to start off our Christmas week. We began our morning by making our electrical circuits and using our own made switches to operate it. We followed that up with a energetic session of Laser tag and ended our day off with the hilarious pantomime of โ€˜Father Christmasโ€™ Great fun has been had by all!

Merry Christmas from Swallow class ๐ŸŽ„

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Friday 10th December - investigating levers in DT.

Wednesday 8th December - Swallow class exploring gymnastics with equipment.

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Tuesday 7th December - spreading some Christmas cheer around the classroom. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒŸ

A lovely Christmas performance from the guitar group. ๐ŸŽธ

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A few reading challenges for you to complete throughout the Christmas period.

Thursday 25th November - finding out about complete and incomplete circuits. ๐Ÿ’ก

REMOTE LEARNING: SCHOOL CLOSURE

Wednesday 24th November

Wednesday 24th November - School Closure.mp4

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WEDNESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER: REMOTE LEARNING TIMETABLE

THE BATTLE COMMENCES AT 9AM UNTIL 3.30PM. COME ON SWALLOW, YOU CAN DO IT!

Year 3 maths: click on the link below to follow the lesson.

Year 4 maths: click on the link below to follow the lesson.

Monday 22nd November - this morning we have started our new English text - Lauraโ€˜S Star. โญ๏ธ

Friday 19th November

Another exciting battle has commenced between the year 3s and year 4s!

 

Get as many points as you can before next Friday!! Good luck! ๐Ÿคž 

Friday 19th November - this morning we joined in with Joe Wickes workout. It was great fun, we answered 20 questions along the way! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ

Friday 19th November - some great outfits for โ€˜Children In Needโ€™.

Wednesday 17th November - sorting electrical appliances in Science this afternoon. โšก๏ธ

Tuesday 16th November - this afternoon we learnt about the Hindu word Dharma - duty or responsibility.

Tuesday 16th November - this week we are working in groups to write the play script of Rama and Sita. We have split the story into scenes and practising being play writers. ๐ŸŽญ

Friday 12th November - painting our Divas. ๐Ÿช”

Friday 12th November - writing our own conversations between two characters. โœ๏ธ

Thursday 11th November - Swallow class stood beautifully for their 2 minute silence at 11 oโ€™clock. โฐ

Thursday 11th November - the children watched a webinar all about WW1. It was great and we learnt lots of interesting facts.

Thursday 11th November - looking at conversations in English. ๐Ÿ’ญ

Wednesday 10th November

Friday 5th November - today we acted out the story of Rama and Sita. We tried to learn the words off by heart.

Practising our Rama and Sita paragraphโ€ฆ

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More practisingโ€ฆ

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Even more practisingโ€ฆ

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Thursday 4th November

Happy Diwali!

Today we have spent the day celebrating Diwali, which is part of our topic this half term. We have done lots of different activities. It has been great fun. ๐Ÿคฉ 

Creating Diwali decorations

Making and eating Diwali sweets ๐Ÿซ

Creating henna patterns ๐Ÿคš

Making diva lamps ๐Ÿ•ฏ

Creating Rangoli Patterns ๐Ÿ–Š

Wednesday 3rd November - we had a great PE lesson with Miss Bateman this morning. We were allowed to discover all of the gymnastics apparatus. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿคธ ๐Ÿชœ

Tuesday 2nd November - Creepy crawlies came to Holly Hill todayโ€ฆ. We loved it!! ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ ๐ŸฆŽ ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿ›

Monday 1st November - back to school with a bumpโ€ฆ getting to grips with column subtraction!

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

Autumn 1 2021

 

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).

Friday 15th October - Egyptian Day ๐Ÿ๐Ÿชฒ

Look at our fantastic costumes!! ๐Ÿ‘€

Creating death masks โ˜ ๏ธ

Making Leavened Bread

Thursday14th October - the year 4 children had fun making an Ancient Egyptian game this afternoon. ๐ŸŽฒ

Thursday 14th October - changing water to steam and then back to water. ๐Ÿšฐ

Thursday 14th October - investigating the temperature of ice. ๐ŸงŠ

Thursday 14th October - investigations evaporating on the playground. ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Wednesday 13th October - planning our Egyptian slave diary entries this morning. ๐Ÿ“–

Tuesday 12th October - creating facts sheets about pyramids in History this afternoon. โœ๏ธ

Monday 11th October - Swallows enjoying a game of handball to practise all of the skills that they have learnt. ๐Ÿคพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Wednesday 6th October - a lovely afternoon investigating melting chocolate at different temperatures. ๐Ÿซ

Tuesday 5th October - we have started to learn about the Water Cycle this week through whole class reading. ๐ŸŒง โ˜€๏ธ

Friday 1st October - Evie and Arlo enjoying practising their spelling words.

Thursday 30th September - PE

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

Tuesday 28th September - this afternoon we opened up the mummified tomatoes, they had a funny smell but we could see that they had dried up just like a mummy would have done! ๐Ÿ…