Newton Tony Primary School (CE VC)

'Love One Another As I Have Loved You' (John 15:12)

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Spring Term

Our line of Enquiry: What if your dinner ran away?

World Book Day

We based our morning around the book The Day the Crayons Quit. Children came dressed to school as a colour. Then they were given different ideas that they could try. Some children researched: What colour is the sun? What is colour blindness? What are secondary and tertiary colours? Some children chose to write a story about a crayon. In the afternoon we completed one or our World Book day challenges - to make an egg box character from a book.

Roman Day with Historic Workshop

Children's Mental Health Week.

The theme for this year is Let's Connect. Connection can mean different things to different people and we can connect with people in different ways. We talked about using eye contact, smiles, gestures and touch and about what to do if we felt disconnected - who would we talk to? We also asked whether being lonely was the same as being alone. We looked at young people who have connected to change the world. Then we made a paperchain showing some of the ways we are connected with others.


We have been exploring how artists combine art and craft using painting and sewing to make art. We looked at the work of Alice Kettle and Hannah Rae. Then we painted on cloth before using sewing to add textural marks onto the painting.


Using the Chinese New Year as a stimulus we have played and created pentatonic melodies. After composing our melodies we performed them to the rest of the class.

Safer Internet Day

Squirrels discussed how confident they felt about dealing with different things on line. We watched videos and talked through how to become more confident and that it is important to always trust their insincts and if ever in doubt always tell a trusted adult.

Number Day

We took part in the NSPCC Number Day by dressing in numbers and playing number games. We played snakes and ladders, shut the box and times table games.

Design & Technology

We are usng coding skills to programme microbits in order to create a timer .

Chinese New Year

This year is the Year of the Rabbit. We looked at patterns on Chinese materials and used these to decorate our own rabbit picture. We tried some chinese letter and number writing. We even tried Chinese multiplication!

PE - Circuit training

Reading for pleasure.

We all enjoy our reading for pleasure session on a Friday afternoon.

African drumming and dance.

We all enjoyed our African drumming and dance workshop.

RE - Trinity

We have been thinking about The Trinity and made our own art work.

Autumn Term
Key line of enquiry - How can I make a difference?

DT - Textiles: Fastenings

We designed and made our own book covers. First, we looked at different fastenings around the school. Next we designed our own covers before making our pattern template which we pinned onto fabric and cut out. Next we sewed on our motifs before sewing the sides together. Finally we added our fastening.

Christmas cards.

We learnt some origami to design the front of our cards. We then made our own pop-out inserts for the inside.

Christmas plates and calendars.


In art we have been experimenting with chalk, charcoal and rubbers.

Jesus is the Light of the World.

The Bridge came to help understand that Jesus is the Light of the World. We discovered that a flame on a match has no shadow! We decided that this was like Jesus and God always being there but we couldn't always see them. We thought about all the different types of light there are from bioluminescence, the sun, lights and torches to love. Love is like a light because it can brighten someone's day.


We are learning about Light this term. We have been experimenting to find reflective materials.

Air ambulance training.

We had training from the air ambulance. We learnt how to give instructions so that people could find us using "What 3 words". We also learnt how to do CPR and use a defibrillator.

Children in Need

We all raised money for Children in Need by taking part in our Bake-off and wearing spotty clothes. Our teddies also came to school with us.


We visited Stonehenge to start our learning about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  We thought about how the people from thousands of years ago found and made things to  make a difference to their lives.  

Queen Elizabeth II.We started this term with reflecting on how Queen Elizabeth II made a difference to our lives: through service and love. 

We celebrated the amazing life of Queen Elizabeth II and her achievements over the past 70 years. 

Young Writers

In 2022, three of our Year 4 children received certificates from the Rotary Club for their entries into the Young Writer competition last year.   Congratulations to them!


We made a Harvest Sheaf loaf for our service in the church. How do farmers make a difference in the world?

We also wrote prayers for our Harvest service.

Dear God,

Thank for our world.

Thank you for the fields, trees and rivers, that are part of our world that allow us to grow our fruit and vegetables. Thank you for trees that give us apples and pears, for bushes that provide blackberries and raspberries and for fields that provide wheat.

Thank for the sunshine and the rain to grow the crops.

Thank you for our wonderful world,


Dear God,

Thank you for our farmers who look after animals and grow our crops.

Thank you for people, machines and animals who harvest our crops.

Thank you for people who look after the machinery.

Thank you for fishermen who catch our sea food.

Thank you for sailors who deliver the food to all different parts of our world.