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Year 3/4 - Swallows

All of the year 4 children had an amazing time on our residential to Springhead. The sun was shining and we got to refresh ourselves in the beautiful spring, make dens in the forest, look for deer and other wildlife on an evening walk, eat marshmallows by the bonfire, make boats and pond dip in the river. It was a fantastic trip!

Swallows will be having a small class party on Monday. They are welcome to bring in one teddy and some nibbles if they wish but it's not compulsory. 

Recorder assembly

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Swallows will be performing in the hall at 11.15 am on Friday 15th July so parents can hear the wonderful pieces they have been learning on Recorder. 

A few snaps from the great dance day Year 4 and 5 had at the dance studio at Shaftesbury Upper School...

Our Summer topic is going to be...Food From Around The World!!

The children have been studying Guiseppe Arcimboldo and have created some water colour art work using half of one of his paintings. They look fab!

The children made some gorgeous flower arrangements with Mrs Taylor to celebrate the Queen's birthday!

Year 3 and 4 have had a brilliant day at Tescos learning about where the different foods come from, tasting different fruits, exploring the store and baking bread in the bakery. Thank you to all of the Shaftesbury Tesco staff members who helped us have a lovely day!

The children really enjoyed taking part in the church experience.

Year 3 and 4 have started having recorder lessons 🎶

A big thank you to Polly Hughes who helped us create our masterpiece. The children really enjoyed it! 

The children have created a fantastic piece of art work that will be displayed at the Festival in the Field orchestra concert in June. They listened to a piece of music called Habanera and this is what it inspired them to make!

Swallows made some brilliant 'Andy Goldsworthy' art work to celebrate the queen's birthday!

Year 4 enjoyed their first tennis session at Port Regis this week. We worked on ball control and precision skills.

We have been practising our spellings in lots of different ways...

Friendship Week! We have been celebrating why our friends are special and we have been drawing some pastel portraits of each other, they look great!

We also made Egyptian oil lamps that look amazing now they have been glazed and put in the kiln.

Our finished Egyptian death masks!

We have had an action packed week, filled with lots of fun activities!

"A filled cup will weigh the same whatever the contents - always true, sometimes true, never true"

This week we have been developing our measuring skills in maths. We have had fun making worms, estimating and checking their length. We have also been measuring other objects around the school and OURSELVES!

Another fun afternoon with Mr Southwood! Today we had a handball tournament 😀

Swallows have made some fabulous Egyptian oil lamps. Today they have painted them ready for the kiln!

Swallows made some brilliant hieroglyphic pictures, they look fantastic on display!

Swallows will be taking part in a pottery workshops on Monday 1st of Febuary. Please could each child bring an over sized t-shirt, that you don't mind getting dirty, to protect their uniform from the clay. Thank you 

The rain held off and Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic action packed day at Carey Camp. They took part in a variety of problem solving activities and had great fun!

Poetry Week

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The children did a fantastic job performing Michael Rosen poems to parents in Assembly in the first week back.


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Carey Camp Trip Letter

Don't forget we are off to Carey Camp on Tuesday!!! frown Please can all children bring waterproof trousers, coats and wellies, and lots of layers, as it might be very wet and we will be outside all day what ever the weather. Please see the trip letter for other items the children will need to bring. 

We started the term off with a fun afternoon in the sun learning skills for handball with Mr Southwood from premier Sport.

Year 4 children sang carols beautifully to the residents at Motcombe Grange!

Science week - we explored the question "does the amount of sugar in a biscuit affect the way it dunks?"

Carols and Cocoa Parent Letter

Swallows were set a Paper Chain Challenge to see which team could make the longest paper chain in 15 minutes! They then estimated and measured each paper chain and compared the lengths in M, CM, and MM

**Please can all children bring tracksuit trousers, a jumper, t-shirt, trainers and a waterproof jacket for PE. We are hoping to go out for PE in most weathers after half term so the children need to be suitably dressed. Thank you. **

The children enjoyed composing their own sound track for the pod race scene in Star Wars and performed them to the rest of the class.

Swallows have been exploring the school, looking for different size angles.

We have had fun making 3D shapes out of a variety of materials.

Swallows have started to sew their poppy badges for Remembrance day. They look fantastic!

Year 4 enjoyed a visit to Shaftesbury High School to listen to author Simon Mayle talk about his books 'Shoutykid'.

Year 3 and 4 ended the day with a lovely French story read to us by Madam Bathurst.

Year 4 have been improving their ball control in the sunshine this afternoon, we ended with a game of handball!

Swallows have been filming their movies using the 'I Can Animate' app on the iPad!

We have been experimenting by tearing and layering paper to create collages. We have made some beautiful desert sunset pictures.

Swallows have started to create their sets for the animated movies they will be making soon.

Please can the children be collected from the music hall at Port Regis on Thursday 1st October. There will be a performance for parents to watch at 3.40pm or collection at 4.00pm.

The children worked really hard on their fruit pictures last week in preparation for the Harvest Festival. They used pastels to colour them and thought hard about proportions and mixing colours.

Miss Clowrey's guided reading group have been enjoying the weather and have been reading outside in the sunshine today!

Visiting Sophie Countess of Wessex was a super experience. She chatted to us wanting to know what lessons we were missing!

We designed our own fair test to compare the distance travelled by a toy car over different surfaces.

In maths we have been using place value equipment to help us improve and consolidate our understanding of addition up to four digits.

Swallows class 'Meet the Teacher' for parents will be on Wednesday 2nd September at 3.30pm with Mrs Cordingley.

On our first day at school we took part in 'The Golden Mile' running challenge.

We have talked about healthy eating and produced our own healthy lunch pictures