Hollingbourne Primary School
Hollingbourne | Maidstone | ME17 1UA



Free daily resources:

* PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube - weekdays at 9am but previous days can be viewed at any time.

* Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook - daily at 9:30am answering your wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploring questions.

* Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube - weekdays at 11am.

* Dance with Oti Mabuse on Facebook - everyday at 11:30am but previous sessions can be viewed at any time.

* Maths with Carol Vorderman - free access to her maths website: www.themathsfactor.com

* Storytime with David Walliams - free story every day at 11am www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

Twinkl are offering free subscription to all parents.  Please click on the link below to access.  Once in scroll down to 'Primary Resources' and then click on KS2 - there are a range of activities for all subjects to choose from.  They have also added year groups so you can be certain that you are covering the correct and appropriate curriculum areas with your child.

Alternatively, you can simply click on the 'Home learning' links and there are daily timetables with different subjects every hour.  Please take a look at this as it is differentiated (so you can choose a harder level for those who like a challenge).

All work comes with answer sheets so children can check their answers once they are finished!



Coronavirus links and homework activities:

Pine Class work to complete if you are at home poorly or have had to self-isolate due to the Coronavirus. 


Times tables tests 




Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

Year 3 and 4 Spelling List - New Curriculum Word Mat


Term 3

We have been dividing using Numicon, before learning the formal written method. We also measured in cm and m and converted measurements.

Term 3 2019-20

In Science we learned about changing state, we enjoyed learning how to read a thermometer and also liked making our own water cycle.


We have been learning about rocks, fossils and soils and loved our hot task of making a dinosaur fossil. 

What a State we have been in! We have been learning about changing state of materials. We used thermometers to measure temperature and compared temperatures in and outside school. We heated and cooled materials and explore freezing water and what temperature this occurred at. We loved making rain in our water cycle bowls. Finally, we changed the state of chocolate and made our own molds to reverse the change in. 


Leeds Castle trip, what an amazing day. We enjoyed crazy golf, the fantastic play area, the maze, the castle and our own birds of prey display. 

In Design and Technology we learned some sewing stitches, we learned how to thread needles and make a knot, we looked at a variety of Christmas tree decorations and designed our own decoration. We thought of the type of stitches that would be suitable to join materials, use for decoration and to attach ribbon, beads, material designs and buttons. We also considered threads and materials that would look attractive together. We are proud of them, we hope you like them too. 

Learning about the Stone Age and Bronze Age in Pine Class. We learned about Stonehenge and thought about reasons why it was built. We also enjoyed finding out how bronze was made and considered how it was used and how it changed people's lives. 

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. 

Pine Class have enjoyed exploring the art of Andrew Goldsworthy. We were inspired by his ideas and we made our own art using only natural materials. We sketched still life and learned how to shade to create different colours and we mixed white and black paints to make different shades of grey. We worked hard on evaluating our work and thought of ways to improve it. We hope you like our work as much as we do. 

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.