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Yours oinkily, HGS

We loved writing letters to Tracey, from the British Pig Association, who helped us to obtain our new pigs: Hope and Glory.

We spent some time last week gathering ideas about what makes the school such a good place for the pigs to be, as well as discussing descriptive vocabulary to describe the pigs and their new surroundings.

The results were fantastic and our letters have been sent off to Tracey. Below are a few examples of the letters written:


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Year 3 Dining Hall Description

In English this week Year 3 have been describing the dining hall. We took our inspiration from J.K.Rowling’s description in the first Harry Potter book of ‘The Great Hall’.

We were looking at using adjectives, simile, alliteration and a range of sentence openers.

Below is a description that we worked on together.

The Holme Grange Dining Hall

When I walked into the gigantic Dining Hall, to my right were pictures of beautiful trees. It made me feel as if I was still in our enchanting Forest School. Immediately, the smell of delicious chocolate brownies slapped the inside of my nostrils, making my mouth begin to water. On the menu was the most irresistible food I had ever seen. It made my tummy start to rumble like an earthquake was about to occur. As I looked up, amazing Azdin suddenly appeared placing scrumptious fish and chips gently on the steaming hot plate. When I approached the front of the queue the lovely ladies plopped the oozing, cheesy pasta on my perfect plate. Staring to my left I saw my friends waving, giggling and calling my name. Meanwhile, two strict teachers were storming across the room telling children to be quiet. I sat down and had a mouthful of my fabulous food and it made me feel as if I was going to faint.

What are your favourite parts? Is there anything you would change to make these better?




Simon Murray visit

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The spider whistled “Woof woof!”

The octopus screamed “Hee haw!”

The poison dart frog screeched loudly.

The pig roared.

The tiger bellowed “Quack, quack.”

The dog mooed.

The crab whispered, “Hisssssssss.”

The gorilla shouted, “Oink, oink!”

The great white shark meowed.

The python said “Cock a doodle doo!”

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We are currently learning about Myths and Legends in English and the children have been planning their own story. Firstly, they created their own monster and hero, then they drew their story onto to a story board and today they became storytellers by telling their Myth to the class. The children are now ready and very excited to write their Myths later in the week. 

Have a watch of Leila and Beau using their story boards to tell their story to the rest of the class…


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This week in ICT, we have been using our creativity and imagination in storytelling to make our own animations. Have a look at a few examples that we made and please leave a comment.

Emma, Holly and Georgia from Holme Grange School on Vimeo.

Leila and Chloe from Holme Grange School on Vimeo.

Olivia, Esha and Bella from Holme Grange School on Vimeo.

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Herbert’s Great Escape!


Well done to Joshua for using a combination of imagination and creativity and superb ICT skills to create this wonderful story about when Herbert came to stay.

Than goodness he survived! I wonder what adventures he will go on next weekend…


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‘Storm Scene’ by Edgar

Year 3 have been writing a description of the storm scene from Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’.

Edgar’s was particularly dramatic. Take a look below and then comment. He would be really grateful for your feedback and tips for the future.

A violent storm was upon them. The waves were alive and they were angry. The ship broke broke in half and Aegon said sadly, “I am a droplet in the ocean, and losing it’s others.” The rage of the sea was too strong., it was like thousands of bulls were running wildly into the ship. Aegon looked hopelessly at his family floating away. Is this the end of Aegon? 

Aegon spluttered, “Thou hast wait to be rescued by the brave!”

The beastly fish were nibbling at their toes.

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Poetry success!

The prep school competed in the annual poetry competition this year and all three Year 3 classes performed their poems beautifully, with Chestnut class winning the whole competition with their very funny performance of ‘There’s something in my welly.’ The other two classes were also great, with Beech performing ‘No word of a lie’ with great expression and Sycamore performing ‘I can’t’ with a lot of creativity. Have a look at all the poems below and perhaps leave a comment. 

Chestnut – There’s something in my welly from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

Sycamore – I can't from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

Beech – No word of a lie from Mr Cluett on Vimeo.

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