Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA

Welcome to Pine Class

Here you will find all the news and events from Pine Class. If you have any feedback please let Mrs Dix, Mrs Harris or Mrs Beale know!

Term 1 2019-20-

Pine Class have had a busy term, we learned about the human skeleton and muscles in Science, we had fun testing our reflexes. We have been learning how to shade in Art. We enjoyed Hello Yellow day where we thought about our mental health and our brains and how to keep them healthy. 

Term 5 2018-19

What an exciting and busy start to Term 5. We have enjoyed some cricket coaching. In our Art learning experience we have looked at some patterns that William Morris was famous for designing. We made a colour wheel to explore mixing primary colours. When we did this we mixed some secondary and tertiary colours to make colours that William Morris used. This week in PE, Mrs Morris taught us how to pass a baton during relay races.

The Living Land experience

Pine Class enjoyed a fantastic day at the Kent County Showground. There was so much to see and experience. We enjoyed looking at old and new farm machinery, birds of prey and animals of all shapes and sizes. We were able to taste food grown around Kent and much more. A particular favourite was the sheep show.

The Family Trust visited us recently for their Prayer Space activities. Children were encouraged to think about who helps them, to reflect on what is good in their lives and to share with other people.

Pine Class have been learning about magnets this term. We found out that magnetic forces work through some metals, we explored what happens when you place different poles together and used words like attract and repel.

Term 4 2018-19

Term 5

Tree planting was such good fun today. Pine Class were so excited to be a part of the future of Hollingbourne Primary School. We can't wait to see how they grow.

Fraction walls in maths

Pine Class made our own fraction walls. We used them to help us to order, add and subtraction fractions as well as to become more confident with naming and using fractions. We ended up being able to subtract fractions from whole numbers. How amazing to see our confidence with fractions grow!

Pine Class have been learning about Growth Mindset. We thought about how we face challenges and looked at some fixed and growth mindset phrases. Our aim is to use phrases like 'This might take some time', 'Mistakes are ok, I can learn from them', 'I can always try Plan B' and 'I'll try a different strategy'. Our challenge was the make an origami penguin. Can you see how some of use changed from fixed to growth mindset during this challenge?

During our work on William Morris we have learned to mix secondary and tertiary colours. We also created a design inspired by nature to use as a printer to make our own wrapping paper.

Key Stage 2 residential March 2019. We faced all challenges with enthusiasm and bravery. We can't believe how many amazing opportunities we have experienced. Here are some of our favourite moments.

Hoodwinked by the amazing actors and singers in Pine Class.

Out in the forest, out in the night, something is happening, happening tonight. It must be our hero, Robin Hood. He's always trying to do some good.

 "Why is he called Robin Hood?" "His name is Robin and he wears a hood Sire."

We have been polishing our dancing shoes, warming up our voices and learning our lines. Props and costumes are ready for our performances next week. Don't miss this fantastic performance of Hoodwinked.

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 enjoyed our Victorian day. We tried to write in the Copperplate style, we located countries that were in the British Empire and found out their capital cities. We had a go at reciting and remembering a Bible verse that was often used in Victorian classrooms. In maths we chanted some times tables. We learned about some forms of punishment that were used in schools, such as finger stocks and made our own. We also enjoyed playing some games that were popular with Victorian children.

Pine Class enjoyed writing and performing a film trailer, we used stop watches to make sure our words and music were timed with the images on the film

Pine Class enjoyed writing and performing a film trailer, we used stop watches to make sure our words and music were timed with the images on the film

We explored Hollingbourne church to find evidence from the Victorian era

We explored Hollingbourne church to find evidence from the Victorian era

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

Term 6 2018-19

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

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