Hope you are enjoying the Baby quiz, there have been some fabulous guesses already.
Just wanted to let you know i will reveal the answers after half term so you have a few weeks to get your guesses in.
XX Mrs Parrwood XX
Here's a fun quiz for you to have a go at. Post your answers on firstname.lastname@example.org and those with the most correct will get a certificate when we are all back together again at school.
From Mrs Parrwood
Year 3/4 Distance Learning
This section will be where all your home learning information is. Each week we will give you 3x English tasks, 3x maths tasks and 3x topic tasks. There will also be spellings each week to learn and it would be great if someone at home could test you. We also really need you to keep reading at home too as this is super important. All of your reading could be written into your reading diaries as normal.
We really hope that you enjoy the tasks, we would love to receive any pictures of your work through our email email@example.com.
Mrs Ward, Mr Homer and Mrs Fisher x
Even though it does not feel like it, it is half term this week! Therefore, you have a week away from home learning!! Make sure you make the most of the lovely weather and spend time with your families.
Remember that your teachers are only an email away, we love seeing what you have been doing.
Make sure you keep us up to date - firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the week you could be keep your spelling practise going, below is the year 3/4 spelling list.
Or even brush up on those times tables!
I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine this week. I have been finding sticks and leaves everywhere in the garden and out and about on our walks in the sun so it gave me an idea for a challenge this week. Here goes:
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PILE OF STICKS AND LEAVES?
Build something, make a picture or a sculpture, make them into a stick family, build a fairy den or teepee, use them for counting or measuring, decorate them in your own way - or leave them on the tree and decorate the whole tree!
Here are some ideas to get you going - and don't forget to email photos of your creations! We can't wait to see them!
And if it rains, here's a great game to play online:
Good Day Year 3 and 4!!
How are you all doing?? We all miss you lots! It has been lovely this weekend to see what you have all been up to to celebrate the special VE Day. What wonderful weather we had.
Thank you also to you all for sending in your wonderful work you have been doing, you should all be very proud of yourselves. Tomorrow starts week 4 of home learning and we look forward to seeing some more wonderful work or photos from you.
Keep smiling all of you, and keep up the great work.
Love from Mrs Fisher xx
French Activity - Week 4
Practise your numbers. You can do whatever you want with them! You could try using them in sums, ages, dates etc.
The more you practise speaking, the more confident you become
Dance for VE Day!
Mrs Tompkins had entered Holly Hill into the English Heritage Dance for VE day competition...and we only went and won!
The English Heritage was going to send 1940s-style dancers across the country 75 years after peace in Europe was first celebrated. Unfortunately this is unable to happen but they have arranged this instead...
English Heritage’s VE Day Commemorations on Friday 8th May!
12PM: Lindy Hop Dance Tutorial with Nancy Hitzig
3PM: Nation’s Toast
5PM: Dance for VE Day with Lindy Hop Dance Troupe and Band
Hope you're able to join in with the VE Day celebrations in any way that you can. I've also put some activities on the Distance Learning Page - general ideas and websites.
Mrs Tompkins x x
Hi everyone! Hope you are all well this week and finding plenty to keep you busy!
Anyone fancy a fun art challenge?
“Holly Hill Lockdown Masterpieces”
Lots of people around the world have been having a go at recreating famous works of art using anything (or anybody) they find around the house. Some of the pictures you might find online are hilarious! Let’s make our own Holly Hill Lockdown Masterpieces gallery. Anyone can get involved in this – it’s for the grown-ups as well.
Here are some works of art to have a go at – use them if you like – or if you find something else you like better – have a go at that (but if you email it to us, include a picture of the original work of art too!). Scroll down to the bottom for some examples from around the internet. And don’t forget to email photos of your fun with your name and the title of the original work of art to email@example.com
We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!
Banksy, Girl With Balloon, London
Kandinsky - Squares with concentric circles
Paul Klee: Aroundfish
Pablo Picasso – Girl Before Mirror
Piet Mondrian – Broadway Boogie Woogie
Take a look at some examples of what other people have done and then have a go. Use anything (or anybody) you can find around the house. Be as crazy and inventive as you like. BUT – don’t forget to take a photograph and email it with your name and the title of the original work of art to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some examples from the Getty Museum and Gallery original challenge:
Hello Year 3 and 4,
How are you all? I'm so pleased the weather is getting brighter and the rain is going. No-one wants to stick their head out of a rainy window right? (I'm sure some of you would!)
We have loved seeing all your hard work and you have done amazing things at home. Thank you for all the photos you have sent. They should all be on the website now so have a good scroll through and you should find your work and feel very proud about what you have achieved.
Tomorrow is week 3 of home learning and I look forward to seeing some more wonderful work or photos from you.
I hope you all have a good week Year 3 and 4.
Love from Mrs Ward
‘Harley hears that Jenna is going to a sleepover party at Bradley and Amy’s house. At playtime Harley won’t play with Jenna because she wasn’t invited. Jenna doesn’t understand what’s wrong.’
Imagine you are one of the characters, are you happy with the outcome? Think about the character, are they happy with the outcome? Look through the ‘Solve it together technique’ sheet’. Can you see both sides of the problem?
e.g. Jenna: ‘I want to play but Harley won’t and I don’t understand’.
Harley: ‘You’ve been invited to the sleepover, but I haven’t’.
Think about the feelings from both of the children, think about coming up with possible solutions and reaching an agreement.
Work through one of the friendship conflict scenarios using the ‘Solve it together technique’ sheet. You could use your own scenario to have a think about.
I followed some instructions yesterday, to make a bird feeder. I don’t think I did too badly… what do you think?
Can any of you follow the instructions too? I would love to see some photos.
Mrs Fisher xxx
I am so excited Swallow Class, I have been planting sunflower seeds! I love to watch them grow and have a little competition with my family. We have all set them this weekend and will measure them throughout the summer! Always competitive!
Have any of you planted any? If not, get planting and let me know how they are getting on!
Mrs Fisher xxx
Sorry me again Swallows!
You know Mrs Fisher loves to get out and about, and what a great time of year to be doing it!! I love Spring!! All the lovely flowers are starting to bloom and the best part is that the baby animals are starting to come out in the beautiful sunshine. I miss telling you all about what I have seen so I have tried to take some photos so you can see.
Tonight, I walked down to the reservoir to let my dog have a swim… and I saw 3 families of geese and their goslings! I could have stayed there for hours watching them. I hope you can just see them in my picture.
Missing you all,
Mrs Fisher xxx
A lovely calm task to keep your hands busy and your heart happy from Mrs K:
I'm busy at home making teddy bears this week as well as other things like trying to make memories, have fun and make birthday cakes for my family at home. Birthdays and life aren't the same without our friends though are they? So here's something to do to remind you of your friends and how we all look forward to seeing them again soon...
Below is a link to a video that will show you step by step how to make a friendship band. You only need a few items which you might find at home (nothing special!) When we are back at school, even if we are at a distance, you can exchange friendship bands with your friends to show them you were thinking about them during 'lockdown 2020'. Have a go!
Before you start you will need:
A piece of cardboard (cereal packet will do) cut into a circle, a pair of scissors, something to draw a straight line with and some wool, string, thread or ribbon. This video will show you exactly what to do - click the link and away you go. Have fun!
Go ahead and watch the video (click the link) to help you...
💙 We want to see your photos that represent the phrase “Happy is...”
💙 It can be something making you happy now or something you’re looking forward to post lock down. It could be something or someone that makes you happy, your favourite place that makes you happy or a sign explaining what makes you happy.
💙 You can be as creative as you like with your “Happy is...” photo, edit and add text if you want to
💙When it’s done, we want you to send it to us at email@example.com
💙We will then work our magic on it and see what we can create with everyone’s photos
💙The deadline for photos to be sent is midnight on Sunday!
💙By sending us your photo you are agreeing to us sharing it on the school website and social media
💙Ready, steady, go!!!!
Love Mrs Steed xxx
Tom Carradine's V.E Day Sing Along!
Aimed at Primary School children, Tom will be doing a special 15 minute sing-a-long at 11am on Thursday 7th May on Tom's Youtube channel
The songs he will be singing are linked here, so the children (or the whole family!) can practise them ready for the sing along.
I'll be there - will you?
Miss Fretwell xx
We know that some of you are working really hard at home...
If you would like to send your teacher any of your work or a picture/video of what you have been doing, then feel free email it to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to write in your Class name in the subject box.
Hi everyone, Mrs Hastings here. I've loved seeing all your work on bug hunts in your garden! I've done the same thing with my girls at home this weekend! We spotted all sorts of different insects, far too many ants though for my liking haha. Something that we thought you would really enjoy making is a bug hotel. I am attaching a link to the RSPCB website as they have a fantastic guide to creating a bug hotel on there. It has easy steps to follow that show you how it's done and a video to help with any parts you may be unsure of. Please don't worry if you don't have all the bits they have suggested, please feel free to use your imagination and find an alternative if you need to.
Have fun making it and please send us some photos at email@example.com.
Take care x
Week Beginning 27.04.20
It is Monday again! We don't want you to miss your JISAW session, so here it is.
Remember, to start your session, find a calm place somewhere in or out of the house and close our eyes and focus on the chime. You can also still have a go at some of the weekly Jigsaw ideas which we'll be posting on here.
Look at the 2 photos below and think about what is going on in each picture, how are the people feeling? Is there a connection between the 2 pictures? With an adult discuss your ideas and think about the connections.
What is jealousy? Do you know what this means? How does it feel?
Jealousy is a common emotion but an unhelpful one. We can all experience it about people and things.
Look at the ‘situation cards’ below. Choose 6 of them to write down into 2 lists:
Discuss with an adult what causes jealousy and that it can stem from:
Let me learn
Choose one of the situations from the cards. Challenge yourself to problem solve the situation. Can you suggest a way forward so the situation can be resolved? Is there a way to manage the jealousy so it doesn’t result in unhelpful behaviour?
Make a list of strategies in your book. Here are a few to help you:
It might be something that you can’t change, so move on and try not to worry about it.
Week Beginning 20th April
Already this week there has been some great learning going on...
Here is Sophie B's great mind map of insects and bugs that she has found in her garden..I love the names!
Katie has been presenting her maths really neatly...
Wow Matthew look at all of that writing! A super story.
Michael has been completing some great fraction work too.
Lilith has been working really hard this week, looking at bugs and insects under the microscope.
Week Beginning 20.04.20
As it is Monday, we will be missing our usual 'JIGSAW' sessions. We loved hearing the chime and attempting to to calm down and focus ready to learn. There was always a fun game to play too. Unfortunately, we cannot be together to play the games but we can find a calm place somewhere in out house and close our eyes and focus on the chime. You can also still have a go at some of the weekly Jigsaw ideas which we'll be posting on here.
Look at the ‘Whose Responsibility?’ cards below. Read each statement, decide if it is a job mainly for men, women or both. Make a list on paper.
Once you have completed the task, ask yourself some questions:
Does someone else in your family agree? If not, why?
Are there any roles that both men and women could do?
Are there in fact any roles that cannot be done equally well by either men or women?
Are the roles just the result of tradition and habit?
What happens in households where only one gender is present?
Do the things we see online, in movies and TV show stereotypes?
Can you think of some examples?
Think about what the word stereotype means.
Draw each member of your family and identify two jobs that each person, including yourself, does.
I found this cool idea today, a bird feeder that you can make at home!
Simply smother a cardboard tube in peanut butter and then roll it in bird seed and thread some string through the hole. Tie it up somewhere the birds will feel safe to eat.
How many birds will you spot taking a bite to eat?
Mrs Fisher xx
Year 3 and 4 Photo Gallery
We would love to see your photos filling the Year 3 and 4 page (rather than our faces!) Please send any photos in so we can share them.
Happy Easter everyone xx
It's going to be a very different Easter this year. What will you be doing?
Maybe you'll be doing egg hunts at home or making Easter pictures, or putting decorated egg picutres in your window for other people to enjoy. Maybe you'll be reflecting on the Easter Story. Whatever you are up to, we would love to see your photos! If you send them in to the email address (please say if you're happy for them to go online) and they will be posted. Keep safe everybody.
Hobbies - New and Old
Have you been practising something you enjoy already, or have you learnt a new skill? Do you have a goal you would like to achieve?
My goal is to learn how to do the splits. It's proving difficult because I'm as bendy as a pencil! But I'll keep trying.
If you have any photos of you trying new things or just doing something you love, we'd love to see them.
Keep smiling everyone.
Mrs Ward xx
Joe in Kingfisher Class has been so busy making this amazing PowerPoint. I loved reading this Joe, thank you for sharing it :-)
- Write a story about friendship.
What is friendship?
What is a friend?
What is the best thing about having friends?
What is the most difficult thing about having friends?
- Write a poem about friendship.
- Write a character profile about Fern.
Think of words to describe her.
Draw a picture of her.
- Write a character profile about Wilbur.
Think of words to describe him.
Draw a picture of him.
- Research about spiders.
Think about spider species, behaviour, habitats, skills etc.
If you want maths explained...
There are 2 resources which match our way of working in maths and that are highly recommended. Please use them!
'White Rose maths' have a daily lesson of 20 to 30 minutes with a practice activity to follow the animated video lesson. Access all the lessons and video's here:
'I see maths' is an excellent resource for visual and active learning. Access that here:
Both have lessons/video and activities/games specific to year groups. It is important to use the correct year group lessons to support and deepen understanding of the content your child would be learning in school this year.
It is important for you to stay active during your time out of school. This can be done in your own garden so no need to leave your house. Head over to the Holly Hill Sports Page where I shall be putting up challenges for you to take part in!
Good Luck and stay safe!
Here are simple recipes using baking ingredients for play dough, paint and ice paint to create at home if you would like.