Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA

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Term 3 2018-19

Pine Class had lots of fun at Maidstone Museum learning all about children's lives in the Victorian times. We wrote using chalk and blackboards, used Victorian copy books, played some Victorian games and enjoyed dressing like Victorian children. We also learned about a local Victorian explorer called Julian Brenchley. Have you heard of him? 

HIT (High Intensity Training) training in PE lessons to improve our fitness

HIT (High Intensity Training) training in PE lessons to improve our fitness

We all worked hard on our agility and speed

We all worked hard on our agility and speed

Pine Class working hard to say what weather condistions we have in each season in French

Pine Class working hard to say what weather condistions we have in each season in French

Term 2 - 2018/19

We created a seasons tree for our calendars. We thought carefully about the colours that represent each season and tried to incorporate them into other seasons.

Adding another bulb to a simple circuit; will the bulb light?

Adding another bulb to a simple circuit; will the bulb light?

Making our own sliding switches, we thought about materials that would conduct electricity to create a circuit.

Making our own sliding switches, we thought about materials that would conduct electricity to create a circuit.

We learned about electricity and electrical circuits in Science. With our knowledge of electricity and electrical safety we designed and made a shoe box room. We used switches and bulbs in a circuit to light our room. Some of us used motors to make fans and even a wrapping paper machine for Father Christmas.

We wanted to see if adding another battery to a circuit would make the bulb brighter

We wanted to see if adding another battery to a circuit would make the bulb brighter

Pine Class showed amazing collaboration while we made our circuits and sliding switches

Pine Class showed amazing collaboration while we made our circuits and sliding switches

Term 2 2018-19

Pine Class have been exploring how to change the size and depth of shadows. We also investigated what happens when you walk past a lamp post?

Pine Class have been exploring how to change the size and depth of shadows. We also investigated what happens when you walk past a lamp post?

Looking at the kind of shadows that are made from different materials; we tested opaque, transparent and translucent as well as some other materials we found.

Looking at the kind of shadows that are made from different materials; we tested opaque, transparent and translucent as well as some other materials we found.

Term 1 2018-19

We wrote, made and performed our shadow puppet plays. Beech Class gave us rave reviews.

We wrote, made and performed our shadow puppet plays. Beech Class gave us rave reviews.

Using Numicon in a practical activity to understand multiplying by 10

Using Numicon in a practical activity to understand multiplying by 10

Pine Class created a seasons tree for our calendars. We love the use of the colours for the seasons that we mixed and incorporated across the 4 sections of the tree.

We were all delighted to see how great the shadows that our puppets made

We were all delighted to see how great the shadows that our puppets made

We enjoyed dressing up in 60s clothing for our 1960s day

We enjoyed dressing up in 60s clothing for our 1960s day

Some games from the 60s are still popular today

Some games from the 60s are still popular today

In DT we learned how to tie-dye

In DT we learned how to tie-dye

We learned to dance the Locomotion, the Mashed Potato and the Twist: dances popular in the 1960s

We learned to dance the Locomotion, the Mashed Potato and the Twist: dances popular in the 1960s

After a first attempt we evaluated our work to make improvements

After a first attempt we evaluated our work to make improvements

Practical adding in Maths, this helped us to learn how to use the formal written method

Practical adding in Maths, this helped us to learn how to use the formal written method

We enjoyed reading other people's views in our first silent debate

We enjoyed reading other people's views in our first silent debate

We are excited to learn how to blow the fife to make a sound

We are excited to learn how to blow the fife to make a sound

We have been demonstrating how well we know our times tables

We have been demonstrating how well we know our times tables

Exploring lines of symmetry in 2D shapes

Exploring lines of symmetry in 2D shapes

"Have I found all of the lines of symmetry?"

"Have I found all of the lines of symmetry?"

Using playing cards to speed up mental calculations

Using playing cards to speed up mental calculations

We have been adding 2 and 3 cards then doubling them - speedy mental maths

We have been adding 2 and 3 cards then doubling them - speedy mental maths

Athletics fun in Pine Class

Athletics fun in Pine Class

More fun in athletics

More fun in athletics

Andrew Goldsworthy inspired art

Andrew Goldsworthy inspired art

Term 2 2018-19

Fun in Science exploring sound vibrations

Finding out how sound travels in science

Finding out how sound travels in science

More vibrations made by sound

More vibrations made by sound

Exploring sound vibrations in science

Exploring sound vibrations in science

We enjoyed working with a partner to edit and improve our writing.

We enjoyed working with a partner to edit and improve our writing.

We have loved our work in English using a short film called 'Tabula Rasa'. We are proud of the work on our working wall.

We have loved our work in English using a short film called 'Tabula Rasa'. We are proud of the work on our working wall.

Guided Reading, independent activity.

Guided Reading, independent activity.

Guided Reading, follow up activity.

Guided Reading, follow up activity.

Working collaboratively to improve our writing.

Working collaboratively to improve our writing.

In Maths we measured our heights in cm and mm and converted cm to mm.

In Maths we measured our heights in cm and mm and converted cm to mm.

In English we created our own planets and thought of quotes to go with them to persuade people to visit them. We are so proud of our work.

In English we created our own planets and thought of quotes to go with them to persuade people to visit them. We are so proud of our work.

Pine Class have enjoyed making special cards for our lovely mums.

Pine Class have enjoyed making special cards for our lovely mums.