Year 3- Swallows: Blog items

Swallows - Our Awards

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:50pm

Our Awards

Congratulations to our very worthy winneeds this week in Swallows. Many thanks for all your hard work and achievements, it is much appreciated with some very tricky grammar and punctuation tasks in English and continuing  onwards with your study of the column method in Maths. 


You have all pushed yourselves to learn and you are reaping the rewards!


Swallows - Digital Citizenship - PowerPoint Presentations!

Date: 16th Nov 2020 @ 8:41pm

Have a look at some of the fantastic Computing skills on display today from Swallows! We have been attempting to create our first 'slides' for our Rainforest- themed PowerPoint presentations, by using a short success criteria. Our task was to create an attractive design that would inform the viewer of exactly what our presentation was all about, in a short summary. 

Some of the skills on show such as 'copying' and 'pasting', cropping of pictures and formatting background and font colours were things I didn't learn until high school Swallows! Certainly an impressive feat from all involved today, keep it up! 

Swallows - Star of the Week

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 4:16pm

Star of the Week


Congratulations to our worthy winner of the coveted 'Golden Jumper' in Swallows this week. You have worked hard to challenge yourself in Maths and in your written tasks. Your pride in presentation is extremely apparent and you have worked well with your partner to solve tasks in foundation subjects. You are flourishing as part of our class!

Keep up the outstanding work! 

Swallows - Celebrations!

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 4:08pm

Celebratory Achievements

Congratulations to all our worthy winners this week, you have all worked hard to overcome some tricky challenges and push your learning to the limits!

Our winners included Spelling Award and Times Tables. Well done to you both, keep up the effort! 

Swallows - Digital Leader

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 4:04pm

Swallows Digital Leader! 

Congratluations to to our new 'Digital Leader', who has completed their first training session today as part of a new role in school. His role involves helping others in our class that find All things Computing tricky and sharing their knowledge regarding the subject. Well done for this and as the role grows, you will most certainly be a huge support to your peers as they navigate the world of Online Safety! 

Swallows - Remembrance Day

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 8:57pm

This week in Swallows, we have been sharing our thoughts and knowledge about Remembrance Day. Our reading tasks have been centred on the meaning and origins of this occasion and the reasons why we continue to celebrate those who gave their lives for us across the world. We were lucky enough to watch Starlings class assembly then at 11o'clock all the children took part in a minute's silence. It was a truly fitting way to show our thanks and all the children were extremely respectful. Many of the children entered our poppy competition and I know the judges found it extremely difficult to find a winner! Thanks to all at home for your support with the children's learning! 

The children have also had time to share their views through our Big Question time, which we will continue tomorrow and through this week. Well done Swallows, you have made us proud! 

Swallows - Our Awards

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 4:52pm

Well done to our superstar award winners this week. It has been an eventful week with some superb examples of learning and support though out Swallows. Thanks to all children for their great effort and some really inspiring moments, especially whilst meditating! 

The winners included: Always Child, Star of the week, Reading challenge, spelling test effort, times tables results, physical challenge effort. Well done all, have a fantastic weekend all! 

Swallows - Our Week

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 8:57pm

This week seems to have flown by with some superb learning in Swallows! There have been some excellent examples of team working and a really positive attitude to learning from the children, keep this up Swallows! Mr Pryle taught his first Music 'performance' for many months - a great effort all! It was also a great time to reflect on our learning from Autumn 1 through PSHE where we focussed our thoughts on 'what makes us special' whilst studying the film, 'Inside Out'. Thanks for all your hard-work children, keep it up! 

Swallows - Digital Citizenship

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 11:08pm

This week's Computing lesson centred around the topic of 'good communication', something that supports our learning this term of staying safe online. The children discussed how they communicate online and Mr Pryle was surprised to learn that the children use over 15 different ways to communicate online with their friends and family! We discussed how to stay safe when exchanging messages, what not to share online and what a good email looks like. Here are some of the children's examples and the work we created...

Swallows - Topic Homework

Date: 21st Oct 2020 @ 9:33pm

This morning we managed to show off some of our topic homework as part of our KS2 assembly. It was extremely enjoyable to see so much effort and passion with our home learning! There have been some outstanding pieces and something that both Mr Pryle and Mrs Boneham are so pleased with. Keep it up all of you, superb learning! 

Swallows - Our Week

Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 5:00pm

It has been a real pleasure to teach the Swallows class this week. We have been working hard not only on our physical and mental fitness but on our team-working and perseverance throughout some tricky tasks. The children have performed superbly well when given some tough learning and are becoming masters of online technology! 


Keep up the great work all, I am really proud of you!

Swallows - Big Question

Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 4:55pm

Big Question - Why are British Values important?

The children have been discussing British Values and mental health this week. We used Tuesday morning to research the meaning of British Values and then  looked at how we could define this on Thursday. Whilst undergoing this learning, we used Wednesday's assembly to investigate mental health and how we can find inner peace. We created templates for both topics, butterflies to show hope and peace that relate to mental health.


Super learning Swallows with some tricky topics! 

Swallows - Star of the Week

Date: 13th Oct 2020 @ 8:17pm

Star of the Week - 

Well done to our Star for this week and for the other children nominated for Headteacher's Golden Book. You have been a superstar since we started in Swallows, each week supporting others and putting in 100% effort. Keep it up, well done!

Swallows - Homework Heroes!

Date: 13th Oct 2020 @ 8:12pm

Tremendous Topic - Homework

Well done with some excellent effort here Swallows, take a look at homework ranging from habitat diorama's to fact filled maps and diagrams! Well done Swallows, keep it coming in all! 

Swallows - LKS2 Assembly

Date: 8th Oct 2020 @ 4:31pm


LKS2 Assembly - What is bullying?

Due to the upcoming National Bullying Awareness week, Swallows undertook an assembly to discuss what we know, and share our thoughts on bullying. The children took a really mature stance to this topic and there were some outstanding responses to what bullying is and how some of us have been affected by it. Here are some of our responses:

'I think bullying is really nasty behaviour to someone or something for a long time'

'I think it is when someone does something naughty to make someone feel bad' 

'It is being mean to someone for a long period of time' 

Well done Swallows, this was a real pleasure to teach and be a part of, keep it up! 

Swallows - Virtual Mile

Date: 7th Oct 2020 @ 9:08pm

Swallows have been at it again...

The children have been working hard this week in PE to improve their stamina. Today with Tom, our FUNDA rep in school, the children were learning about how to be that little bit more resilient through games and skills based learning, mainly through team games. The children have also been testing themselves to beat last weeks times they set as part of our Bolton Schools 'Virtual Mile'. Keep it up Swallows, your resilience is shining through! 

Lower Key Stage 2 - School Councillors

Date: 6th Oct 2020 @ 12:49pm

School Council Elections - 

Lower Key Stage 2 have held their elections this week! The children produced some fantastic written speeches which were read and spoken so very well. The teachers were extremely proud of the way the children committed themselves and there were some extremely talented and very honest individuals. Some of these could have easily made it to parliament! Well done to all who put themselves forward. 


Swallows - What a week!

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 4:18pm

Well, where do I start!!??

Swallows produced some outstanding learning this week, working hard to solve tricky problems and 'hunt' for hidden creepy-crawleys that lurk in the bushes of our school! We had fun collecting evidence from text's together, while discussing 'World Rivers Day' as part of our reading comprehension. The children rounded off this week's learning with an exercise of 'mark-making' using Henri Rousseau-inspired colours. Well done again with superb learning Swallows, keep it up! 

Swallows - Home Achievements

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 4:47pm


Congratulations to 2 aspiring martial artisits from Swallows. You have shown some outstanding dedictaion throughout this period to motivate yourselves and continue to practise. Keep up that dedcation and hard-work!

Swallows - Big Question

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 3:48pm

This morning, we discussed our Big Question for the week, 'How is peace achieved around the world?'

Swallows made a great start with this on Thursday, answering this using their own experiences of peace. We discussed what peace is and the difference between this personally and on an international level in terms of conflict and war.

Throughout our debate, the children were mindful of others feelings and respected just how we all feel peace can be something to work towards, particularly in today's society. 

Here are some of our responses:

- Peace is achieved by talking a discussing problems.

- I achieve peace by being calm and reading books.

- I think peace needs to be achieved by solving problems together and talking



Swallows - Virtual Mile

Date: 29th Sep 2020 @ 9:16pm

Swallows have taken part in this weeks 'Virtual Mile' this afternoon. We used some of our learning in PSHE this week to push ourselves to the limit! Everyone of the children took part with real eagerness to achieve and made some fantastic times whilst completing our laps. Great effort team Swallows, you really made us proud with the teamwork and encouragement of each other! 

Swallows - Star of the Week

Date: 28th Sep 2020 @ 3:48pm

Congratulations to our wonderful winner from Swallows this week. You are an absolute pleasure to have in class and are always willing to contribute. You have made such a great start to life in Year 3, your learning is already blowing me and Mrs Boneham away! You are having a great impact on your partners learning also and are always willing to lend a hand to others. Keep it up! 

Swallows - Musical magic!

Date: 23rd Sep 2020 @ 7:27pm


Super effort from all of Swallows today with their musical learning. The children discussed what music meant to them and attempted to come up with some definitions of what music is. Well done with some wonderful practice of songs and harmonies, voices to be proud of! 


Swallows - Week 3!

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 4:24pm

Happy Monday Swallows!


This week has been an enlightening experience for the children of Swallows. We have undertaken some tricky problems in Maths using Base 10 to solve place value questions. We have studied the book of Genesis in RE and used Venn and Caroll diagrams in Science to classify animals. 


The children throroughly enjoyed the investigation side of their learning and worked well with partners. Well done Swallows, keep it up!

Swallows - Star of the Week

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 4:02pm

Presenting our first Star of the Week! Since the start of the year, you have been a pleasure to work with and be part of our team in Swallows! Congratulations also to our Golden Book nominees for their effort and dedication to learning this last week. It has truly been a great start to the year! 

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