Year 3- Swallows: Blog items

Pantomime Pandemonium

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:19am

Swallows enjoyed a brilliant start to the new school term with a fantastic pantomime this morning. The version of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ went down a real treat and the children loved every minute of it, especially the Scarecrow! Super start Swallows!

Swallows composing

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:18am

Swallows have been composing their own WW2 songs this week. A few weeks worth of work with Mrs Wardle and Mrs Williams, the children have really gone above and beyond to create some wonderful songs and lyrics using instruments. Their knowledge of this topic has shone through and the lyrics to the songs really showed a deep understanding of the topic. Well done Swallows with some super learning, keep it up!

Linking schools

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:16am

Swallows enjoyed a fabulous day at Bolton College with Blackrod Primary School! The children visited a sporting workshop run by the fabulous staff and students of the college and gained some potential new friends in the process. The children were thrilled to be able to sit and share a fun, energetic environment together and the results were fantastic! The children took part in games such as bench-ball, basketball,  handball, team-building activities and football.

A really enjoyable experience and one that will be memorable for years to come. Very well done with some outstanding manners Year 3!

Naughty Jingle's Ball...

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:16am

Look at what Jingle has done! I think a few Timeout A’s are in order here…

Rationing recipes

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:15am

Swallows spent the afternoon creating some masterpieces with their partners. The children have worked hard to research and follow examples of some basic and genuine recipes that would have used during World War 2. Great teamwork and technical ability Swallows!!

Christmas comes around

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:13am

Well done Swallows on some really unique designs as part of our Christmas decorations. The children hung their ‘snowman hats’ on the tree this morning with pride, well done to all of you!

Rocking Wreath

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:13am

Swallows spent the afternoon preparing for Christmas in style and as part of their decorations for school, came up with a unique link with some wool wreaths. The children used teamwork, tying in with this weeks whole school target, to create their designs on tables. The outcomes look fabulous and all the children really made an effort to contribute to their table’s wreath. Very well done Swallows and we’re not even in December yet!

Revisiting rationing

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:11am

As part of their ongoing topic, Swallows sampled a few delicacies from the war that would have been easy to create and produce with very little ingredients. The children took it in turns to taste each product, then pass comment on their taste and texture. The children worked with their table groups and worked well as a team, leading well into the schools target for this week.

The products sampled were fruit cake, digestive biscuits, scones, sponge cake and dark chocolate. Fabulous learning Swallows!

Christmas charm!

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:10am

Swallows spent the afternoon creating some outstandingly unique Christmas tree decorations, ready for our hall tree. The pattern work and skill involved has led to some excellent artistry and designing. These are a credit to your workmanship Swallows, superb!

The festival of Diwali

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:09am

Swallows spent the afternoon studying the story of Rama, Sita and the festival of Diwali. Their learning led us through the path that Rama took to rescue Sita and the children recreated this Hindu festival by way of a puppet show.

Sound creation in science

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:08am

Swallows have sepnt the afternoon creating some awesome looking instruments, taking inspiration from our topic web homework’s. Lets hope they sound as good as they look when we test them for ‘spectacular sounds’ as part of the influence to help a new band! Super, collaborative learning Swallows!

Rememberance Day Poppies

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 8:07am

Swallows spent the morning reflecting on how war has affected our way of living and how the lives of others lost has enabled us to have the freedoms we enjoy today. The children took part in a minutes silence as part of a school assembly and the children were able to add their poppies as part of the schools own ‘Remembrance garden’.

Maths Madness

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:29pm

Today’s Maths lesson saw Swallows investigating re-grouping with numbers across 3 columns! Our learning has been focused recently on digits and so it was great to see how the children responded to the ‘base 10’ equipment.

All the children interacted extremely well as small groups to solve some tricky problems.  Well done Swallows, some excellent up-leveling of your knowledge!


Rememberance Poppies

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:28pm

Today, Swallows have been making their poppies ready for this coming week’s Remembrance Day assembly.  They used a template an original design to create a poppies that will be shared with the rest of school. We spent today’s Big Question time thinking about why it is important to remember those who fought and died in War, particularly through our study of WW2. Some excellent art skills Swallows!

World War Workshop

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:26pm

Swallows took part in a wonderfully inspiring workshop today that allowed them to experience all that their ‘Britain At War’ topic has so far has revealed. The children were inspired by a soldier who led them from the beaches of Normandy to the streets of London during the Blitz, with tales of heroism and togetherness. A great way to start the week Swallows!

The children asked questions, showed their knowledge and listened intently to the facts and experiences of ‘another generation’, some that have even been members of our families. Well done with some fabulous learning!


English Graffiti Alley

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:25pm

Swallows have spent this week working hard gathering as much grammar knowledge as possible, ready for their diary entries, based on a World War 2 evacuee, to take shape. Their focus today was to up-level sentences chosen because of their technical vocabulary, with some outstanding examples!

A science lecturer from Swallows

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:23pm

Swallows have been showing their learning across our last topic of ‘Animals Including Humans’ through a short presentation in their groups. The children were asked to work collaboratively to create a poster sharing their learning in one specific topic. Each child had to have a speaking role and each poster had to show at least one diagram. Some future lecturers in the making!

Friday Fun Time

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:22pm

Swallows were thrilled to be able to spend some of their morning on the Funda bouncy castle. The children had a ‘blast’ racing along against their peers and they showed some great awareness and manners even when having fun! Congratulations to our winner of the Funda certificate for supporting your peers, well done!

Thanks for all your hard-work this half-term Swallows, everyone of you should be proud of the progress you have made settling in to life in Key-Stage 2! Keep up the effort into Autumn 2.

Muscle Mania

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:21pm

Swallows have been investigating whether people who use their muscles regularly are able to exercise for longer periods. We set up our task so that each team member had a role to play and each of the children were able to challenge themselves to beat their target!

The children had to perform swap jumps for 1 minute. We were presented with some really interesting data and discovered some hurdlers in the making! Jess Ennis-Hill would be proud!

Swallows on a voyage..

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:13pm

Swallows enjoyed a fabulous trip to St. John The Evangelist’s Church today and were overawed with what they saw. Once they arrived, the children were set off to find as many objects as they could that relate to their previous learning. We searched for the church for features such as the Altar, Pulpit and the class’ favourite, the Organ.


Some of us even experimented with playing a Psalm or two!

Conjunction Conundrum

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:05pm

Swallows have been working really hard today to up-level their writing by adding time conjunctions to sentences, all with a World War 2 theme!

They split off into pairs to create tables (drawing these directly onto their table tops!) using a list of conjunctions, then up-leveled these using some of their own ideas with knowledge and facts from life in Britain between 1939 – 45.

Fabulous learning!

Homework Heroes

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:04pm

Well done to all our homework heroes who have managed some fantastic efforts with their World War II designs. There have been some great examples of fighter planes, propaganda posters, Morse-code messages and even a full suitcase for an evacuee child, complete with gas mask! Keep up the great effort Swallows!

Human Skeleton

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:03pm

Swallows spent part of their afternoon in the sunshine (hopefully not the last we will see!) completing their Science study of the human skeletal system. We studied the three main functions of the skeleton and then the children showed what they knew already about the bones in an adult body. We learned that the three main functions are movement, support or shape and protection. They certainly had an enjoyable experience!

Golden Jumper Achievement

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:02pm

Well done to Swallows nominations for this week. Their focus and determination was a hard act to follow and something to be extremely proud of!

World War 2 Art

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:01pm

Swallows took inspiration from their chosen artist this week to create some freeze frames. They used the outdoor space to replicate the fields of northern France and show their interpretations of the stimulus ‘War’. John Piper is our chosen artist for this half term and the children’s poses evoked scenes of togetherness and sorrow.

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