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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 afternoons, 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. 


- Year 3 children will be swimming every Thursday from the 9th September for 9 weeks. (Please note that we return to school at 3.30 so may be a few minutes late out onto the playground.)


- 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...

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).

Egyptian Dance

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


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Thursday 23rd September - some Swallow children found some peppers to harvest in the green house. Mr Close will be proud!! ๐Ÿซ‘

Wednesday 23rd September - today we practised our handwriting. We are trying our best to join all of our letters.

Tuesday 21st September - creating Egyptian sculptures in art!

Monday 20th September - learning to find space in handball. ๐Ÿ€

Thursday 16th September - in English today we used laptops and dictionaries to research meanings of some of the words from our book. Year 4s used laptops and year 3s used dictionaries. ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“š

Wednesday 15th September - sorting fact paragraphs today in English.

Tuesday 14th September - today we created a storyboard of our book from English, Riddle of the Nile.

Monday 13th September - in maths we are getting to grips with place value. ๐Ÿงฎ

Friday 10th September - creating a story board for a prediction about a โ€˜Sci-Fiโ€™ story. ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

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!

9th September - this morning we started our book for English - Riddle on the Nile.

7th September - today we made a lot of mess while learning about mummification. We mummified tomatoes!! ๐Ÿ…

Hieroglyphics - We wrote secret messages to each other to decode, then wrote our name in Hieroglyphics.

6th September - this morning we wrote a story to show Mrs Fisher our great writing. โœ๏ธ

3rd September - today we thought about the values that we follow at Holly Hill. We chose โ€˜respectโ€™ to think about. ๐Ÿค”

2nd September - making a great start to our new English books - writing a poem about the first day at school. ๐Ÿ–Š

2nd September - a great first day settling into Swallow Class. We looked at the Holly Hill Way and created our own rules to follow it.