Mr Ahmed's assembly was about road safety, e-safety and fire safety. We learnt about the dangers and also what we can do to keep safe. We carried out various activities such as making a class charter on how to use the internet safely. We made road safety slogans and booklets on fire safety.
We had a fantastic time during Eid Party Day. In the afternoon we played different games and competitions. Some of us won fantastic prizes. We also had a super time dancing to our favourite songs.
In Leigh Primary School, Black History Day was celebrated on Thursday 23th October, where we learnt about the contributions of Back people towards society. We reminded ourselves of individuals who have contributed to areas such as politics, sport, entertainment and science. In 4A, we focused on Katherine G Johnson, who was a great mathmetician and physicist. As well as this, she had a key role while working for the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA). We created a factfile about her, learnt about her life as a child and where her love and passion for maths and science originated from.
In November, Year 4 visited the Synagogue to learn about Judaism and their place of worship. We visited a local Synagogue and learnt about its similarities as well as differences compared to other religions. Jewish people celebrate various festivals throughout the year and similar to other religions, also have their own holy book called the Torah. They believe that their is only one God and only eat meat that is kosher. Although it was a short visit, we had a great time as it was a real learning experience for us.
This year, Children in Need was based around the theme of heroes. In Leigh Primary School, children and staff dressed up as their favourite heroes. Some dressed up as super heroes and others as people who may be seen as heroes which included every day people. To help raise money, we each had to pay 50p to dress up. Throughout the day their were various competitions and activities that took place. We had to decorate our own Pudsey bear, as well as score penalties against Superman! We also handed in any spare copper coins to help decorate a Pudsey bear. Everyone had a fantastic time and helped raise lots of money for children that aren't so fortunate as us.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Friendship Day began at Leigh Primary School with an assembly by Mrs Powis-Jones. We learnt the importance of being a good friend and the importance of being kind to each other. Throughout the day, we carried out lots of activities based on friendship. During our PSHE lesson, we discussed how we need to work together sensibly to solve problems. We then made friendship bracelets to give to a friend that is special to us. We also produced posters based on the qualities a good friend should have. We had a great day!
This year, 4A have been learning to play the cornet as part of our music lessons. We have been having weekly lessons as well as having the opportunity to take our instruments home to practice. On Thursday 11th December, we performed in front of the whole school, playing musical pieces that we have been learning in our lessons. Although we were nervous, we performed brilliantly and are really proud of the progress we have made in the short space of time!
This month, Year 4 held their Charity Day, raising funds for the charity Islamic Relief. The day included carrying out different activities such as learning facts about the charity and the countries that they provide support to. To help raise funds, we decorated and painted canvases using Arabic writing. We also decorated different sized candles using sequins and other fancy decorations. We sold these items to help raise money for the charity during the afternoon. We had a fantastic day and raised a great amount of money!
To celebrate the festive period (and the end of a very long and tiring term!), the children let their hair down for the afternoon. After a delicious Christmas meal served by the wonderful kitchen staff, the children settled down for an afternoon of games, dancing and giggles (with a few prizes thrown in for good measure!). Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon to round off a very busy term!