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3/4 DH Summer half term 1 newsletter

3/4 DH have been very busy this half term and have all worked very hard.


We launched our topic, Extreme Earth, with a day of crafts. We looked at the structure of the Earth and built collages of the layers.


We then explored volcanoes and how and why they erupt.



Here we are building our own volcanoes and erupting them with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar – very messy!



A big thank you to everyone who created something for our homework project – here are just a few of the amazing things we’ve received.IMG_20170531_083358Feel free to drop in on Reading Mornings if you want to have a look at anything on our display.IMG_20170531_083348IMG_20170531_083409IMG_20170531_083335

Also as part of our topic work, we’ve looked at natural disasters and linked this to our unit of English work on explanation texts.

The children have all been very busy researching how to prepare for a natural disaster and planning how to stay safe during one. They have written some brilliant guides for how to stay safe in the fictional town of Chewandswallow from our reading book, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’.

We’ll certainly all be ready if there’s suddenly a tsunami of syrup or a tomato tornado in Sutton!

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We have also been building our journalism skills and learning about how to write like a reporter for a newspaper. Here are some excerpts of our reports from when a giant pancake crushed Hillocks…

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In maths this half term, we’ve begun our unit of work on measures. The children have been applying the skills they’ve developed over the year to measure length accurately and then convert between mm, cm, m and even km.

We’ve also been working hard to learn how to tell the time accurately on an analogue clock – even on clocks with Roman numerals! – and change this into 24 digital time.

Don’t forget to keep practising with clocks at home!

Y3 have enjoyed their first half term of trumpet lessons in music, while the Y4s have been working on their teamwork skills with Mark in PE.

Lots of us have made fantastic progress in swimming, which will carry on into the next half term.

With lots to look forward to in June and July, let’s hope next half term is as brilliant as this one has been!

Miss Holloway, Bev and Kirsty

Year 3/4 Superhero Training Day

Capes and masks at the ready!


We all had a fab time at the Mill Adventure Base testing our climbing, tunnelling, flying and teamwork skills.

The weather was terrible, but it’ll take more than a bit of rain to defeat these superheroes!

Why not have a flick through our photos…

Happy September!

Hello and welcome to 3/4DH’s new class page!Back to school - no noses

My name is Miss Donna Holloway and our full time teaching assistant is the lovely Bev. We’re also lucky enough to have extra help from Kirsty and Vicky throughout the week.

This is where you can find out all about what’s been going on, see pictures of us doing all sorts of exciting hard work and, of course, check for homework!

If you ever need to speak to me, please make an appointment and I will make sure I can be available to speak to you either before or after school.

Here’s to a fab first half term!

Donna Holloway