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Beatrix Potter Class

Welcome to Potter Class 

Miss Evans and Miss Hendley


This term so far we have been looking at different poem written by Robert Louis Stevenson. We have identifying the key features of his poems and basing our work around this. We are working hard to create our own rhyming poem. Focusing on alliteration, similes, rhyming words and rhyming schemes. We are having a great time.


Following on from our science lesson about plants and plant growth today we wrote an experiment and then planted seeds to evaluate our experiment over the next few weeks.

Earth Day




Our Art topic this term is prehistoric paintings, we have been learning about why paintings are prehistoric and what makes them prehistoric. We have started this topic by exploring prehistoric art and identifying features. We have also started to create our own prehistoric art using animals as a key focus. We collected natural products to produce pigments to make our own prehistoric palette. We have created our own prehistoric painting.


During science this term we are investigating plants, we have started to look at the different parts of a plant and what is needed for them to grow. To start off this topic we have been looking closely at plants and pulling them apart to identify different parts of a plant.


During this term we have been learning about fractions. To date, we have learned about adding fractions, subtracting fractions and fractions as a whole.



In geography we have been learning about Antarctica. We have learnt about latitude and longitude, Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Physical and Human features. We also learnt about Shackleton's expedition and plotted his route. We have navigated N,S,E,W around our own map of the school. This topic has been fun for everyone.



In RE we have been learning about the topic 'Desert to Garden'. We have been learning and discussing Miracle of the Loaves, The Last Supper, Celebrating Mass, The Eucharistic Prayer, God's Great Love and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


We have been practicing our dance skills in PE. We have been learning about different movements and incorporating the key focus of the dance with electricity being the focus.

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in Dt we have been looking at structures of a castle. We have learnt about the history behind castles and why they exist. We have learnt all about the key features of castles and what their roll is. We have had a fantastic time building our castles and including all the key features.


We had a great time in maths this term measuring in L, ml, cm, g and kg.

Stations of the Cross

Lenten Workshop

Today we had a Lenten Workshop where parents and children participated. We used purple paper to make paper chains. On the paper we wrote, what reminds us of Lent, our Lenten promises, our parents wrote their Lenten promises and we discussed all things Lent.


We have been focusing on emails. We discussed different methods of communication, we learnt how to open and respond to an email using an address book, we learnt how to email safely, how to add attachments and we explored simulated email scenarios.

World Book Day 


Science Day

Today we have spent the day going into different classes and doing a range of science experiments. We made slime, fizzy rockets, lava lamps and completed an engineering fairy tale experiment. This experiment was to make a chair for Goldilocks as she had broken the little bear's chair. We had such a fun day.


In English we have been watching an animated video and completing a fantasy story based on the video. Children have let their imagination run free while linking it to parts of the animated story to create their own piece of writing. 


In science we have been looking at shadows and how they are created. We have been looking at what material makes the best shadows, transparent, translucent or opaque.


Today we started the new half term with a session of yoga.

Mental Health week

In PSHE around school we follow SCARF (which stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). Children wore colourful scarves in schools to show their support for mental health week.

Online safety

We've had a great time learning about online safety. We discussed all things on how to be safe online.


We focused on 'Touch Typing' terminology. To understand correct ways to sit at a keyboard. We learnt how to use different keys, home, top and bottom. We also practiced to type with our left and right hand. 

French Day

We have walked around school visiting different classes and learning all things France. We have learnt about the body parts, different types of food and tasted them, colours, clothes and how to count in French and we even played bingo.


We recognised how artists use shape in drawing, we learnt how to create tone in drawing by shading, we learnt how we can create texture. We then created abstract flowers using these skills.


Everyone enjoyed their French party, speaking French, eating French food and enjoying everyone's company. 

The planetarium

The planetarium visited school. During this session we learned about the moon, Earth, the sun and space. We also learnt about the NASA space mission.

Epiphany Assembly

We have been learning about 'The Epiphany' and how the three kings came to meet baby Jesus.




We have been looking at coding. We have about flowcharts, timers and their purpose, learnt how to use the repeat command, understand the importance of nesting and create an interactive scene.

Dragons' Den

Children shared their AMAZING inventions and ideas to our judges. They gave fantastic speeches and shared their thoughts and feelings about their creations. We are so proud of them all.

Glow in the dark dodgeball

We have had a fantastic time playing glow in the dark dodgeball today. 


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Lego Builders

We have been lucky enough to have the Lego Builders in school today. They have all done an amazing job at creating their own Lego buildings. Take a look at these fantastic designs. 


During this term we have been looking at Diet and Nutrition. We have started by how we can group food and the meaning of different words. We have looked at a balanced diet and how we need food from different categories to have a healthy diet. 


During Autumn term we have been looking at pneumatics. They have all enjoyed doing practical science experiments. We are looking at how the pressure of air can move things and how we can make our own item move.


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We have been looking at what it takes to make sure that we are safe when we're online. We know that using strong passwords is very important and how to spot fake websites. We also looked at blogs and vlogs as a way of communicating with others.


During this term we have been looking at place value and addition and subtraction. We have done this through our workbook, mentally and practically. The children have all enjoyed engaging with practical maths to enhance their learning.


During our art lessons we have been looking at the art produced by the Ancient Egyptians. We have been making our own paper in the style of the Ancient Egyptians, staining paper, using the Egyptian patterns and drawing and painting in the style of this ancient civilisation. The children have had the opportunity to explore Ancient Egyptian art using different patterns, colours and creating texture. We have some fantastic artists within the classroom! 

Life Education Bus

We have been lucky to have the Life Education Bus presenters in our class. Our topic was Meet the Brain. We looked at the Skeleton system, Respiratory system, Circulatory system and Digestive system. We have learnt a wealth of new information and we have loved the visit from the Life Education Bus.


Feathery Friends

Our lovely little school had some special, feathery visitors. The Bird Man came for his annual visit with his spectacular birds of prey. As always, it was a fantastic, informative experience for the children. 

 Creepy Crawly Man

The children have had a fantastic assembly with the Creepy Crawly Man, the children learnt many interesting facts about a variety of creepy crawlies. Everyone was given the chance to hold a cockroach, a stick insect a snake or a millipede. The children were able to ask questions and interact with the Creepy Crawly Man and the creepy crawlies.



Ancient Egypt in History

Continuing with our focus on Ancient Egyptians, the children have been learning about Ancient Egyptian artefacts, mummification, Egyptian God's and Goddess's and the discovery of the first tomb.


The children have been enjoying their PE lessons, inside and outside. It is great to see them working together and trying their best at all times. They are developing their skills and listening well to Josh who is making their PE lessons fun and exciting.