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Congratulations to these children for taking on their new roles.

Road Safety Week - 20/11/2023


This week is Road Safety Week and the children have been learning how to keep themselves safe when crossing the road. We have specifically focused on road safety where bicycles are concerned as many of our children ride bikes. There was a lot of discussion around the importance of wearing protective headgear and bright clothing to ensure that drivers can see us. Furthermore, we debated the importance of drivers keeping to the speed limit in the local area.


After this, the children completed a reading comprehension for Road Safety Week. Well done Potter Class!



In DT this half-term, we are planning and creating our own Egyptian style dish.


Today, we had a taster day where we evaluated different 'traditional Egyptian' ingredients to decide which we like and dislike. All of the children did really well trying new foods, including dates, melon, olives, cucumber, flat bread and aubergine.

Anti-Bullying Week - 13/11/2023


This week the children have completed a variety of tasks concerning anti-bullying and how to be kind.


We have discussed how we can protect ourselves from people who are unkind and what to do if we see someone else being bullied.


On Monday, we participated in Odd Sock Day! Many of us came to school in odd socks to promote inclusivity and celebrate the diversity within our school. Then, we all created our own odd sock to remind us of how we can all be kind and protect each other.


On Tuesday, we discussed the concern around the word 'banter' and how this word can be used as an excuse to be unkind. We debated how 'banter' can go too far and cause other people to feel upset.


We had some thought-provoking discussions and everyone was keen to share their ideas about how we can be kinder to each other. Well done Potter Class!

Remembrance Day


On Friday 10th November 2023, the children took part in a Remembrance Day lesson to help us remember the war veterans from World War I. We discussed why we have Remembrance Sunday and how people remember the soldiers who sadly lost their lives in the war. The children engaged with activities such as designing their own medals and completing word searches using key vocabulary. They produced some very colourful and interesting designs. Well done Year 4!



On Friday 10th November 2023, the children learnt about the celebration of Diwali - the festival of light. This allowed the children to revise the story of Rama and Sita. The children really enjoyed creating their own Rangoli patterns and Mehndi designs as shown below. 


Call to Earth Day - 08/11/2023


The children created their own letters to send to James Morris, our local MP. This letter outlined how we can improve the Old Hill area in order for it to be more environmentally friendly. The children made suggestions as to how he can help, such as planting more trees. The children are really hoping for a response back to our letters. Good luck Potter Class!



Parliament Week - 06/11/2023


This week, the children have been learning about the government and how they run our country. This has included understanding how parliament is structured, how old the children would need to be in order to vote and the name of their local MP, James Morris. We reminded ourselves of the British Values throughout this lesson. 

Mental Health Awareness Week 20/10/2023


During Mental Health Awareness week, the children created some lovely posters to promote talking about mental health and who can help us to discuss our emotions. They learnt who we all need to contact should we need support.

Religious Education


The Vicar's Visit 05/10/2023


The local vicar from Holy Trinity Church came to visit Year 4 to discuss his beliefs and what a day in the life of a church leader looks like. The children were able to ask lots of interesting questions.

Black History Month


The theme of Black History Month this year is 'celebrating our sisters'. Therefore, we have explored the achievements of famous black women who have made positive changes to our world. The children have also had the opportunity to design their own carnival masks and colour in flags.

Languages Day 26/09/2023


On the 26th September, we celebrated Languages Day. Mr Rauh came in to teach us the story of Sleeping Beauty through the use of a German song. The children really enjoyed dressing up and acting out this song with gestures.

Roald Dahl Day - 13/09/2023


On Wednesday 13th September, we celebrated Roald Dahl Day! The children learnt about Roald Dahl's life and we designed our own chocolate bars. This was inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


There were some very inventive ideas! Great work Potter Class!

In our English lessons, we have been using our new English scheme called 'The Write Stuff' and we have been asking the question 

'Should Social Media be banned for under 13s?'




In Maths, we are learning how to use the

standard method of multiplication.


Over the next few weeks, before Autumn Term 2,

we will focus on the Gate Method for division.

Times Table Rockstar champion!

Remember to go on TTR's twice a week and build up your coins! 



Tuesday 24th October 2023

Burglar Alarm and Clown Toy

Today, we had a letter from an electrician who asked the children to design and build a burglar alarm that could be used in people’s houses. They used their background knowledge of circuits and conductors/insulators to produce these, and even incorporated their own foil switch. The children really enjoyed creating their burglar alarms. Surprisingly, they tested them on our classroom doors!


Furthermore, some children created a clown toy with a light-up nose and spinning bow-tie. These were made by making a circuit, using bulbs for the light-up nose and motors to enable the bow-tie to spin. The children were especially interested when seeing the spinning bow-tie. They could not wait to design and colour the clown's face.