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Year 4                                Miss Mentzel                          Advent 2

Class Newsletter

Topic Web

Welcome back to our second term in Year 4! Our Topic question this term is ‘What would it have been like to live in Tudor times?’ We will be learning all about the different Kings and Queens of the Tudor period and how they lived. Alongside this, we will be exploring Tudor settlements and houses through construction our very own Tudor house replicas! If you have any interesting pictures or information about the Tudors that you would like to share, please feel free to bring it in so we can share it in a show and tell session.


On Tuesday, Premier Performing Arts will be leading Dance sessions where the pupils will enjoy learning a Tudor style dance. Thursday’s session will be outdoors, led by Premier Sports. Make sure you have suitable kit to keep you warm, including outdoor trainers as the weather is rather chilly!


Our new RE topic entitled ‘Called’ is all about those who are called by God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Our Big Question for this topic is ‘What does it mean to be called and chosen?’ We will be exploring how we would respond to being called by God and learning about the sacrament of Confirmation and how Christians are given the gift of the Holy Spirit and are called to respond in their lives.

Dear Lord,

Please let the power of the Holy Spirit move through me,

Give me strength when I am struggling,

Give me hope when I am sad,

Give me peace when I am anxious,

Give me love when I am lonely,

And give me the spirit to support others in their faith journey.



Here are a few useful hints and tips to help you do your best in learning at home and at school!

Keep Smart: Make sure you arrive at school on time, always do your best and wear your uniform smartly. You must have your name in everything, including P.E. kit so that things don’t get lost or mixed up.

Be Independent: Are you remembering to hand in letters and money to me and to give letters to adults at home? Extra letters are kept in the folder on my desk so make sure you collect any letters you may have missed!

Keep Healthy: Remember you can bring a water bottle (with your name on) to school and place it in the blue tray in class. It is important to keep hydrated throughout the day. Remember to take bottles home every day, for a good wash. 

Keep Practising: Always remember to read at home and bring your school reading book to school every day. Practise those spellings daily and keep learning those times tables - try to improve your test score every week.

Keep Up The Good Work: Make sure you do your best and enjoy doing your homework. If you are finding it tricky, you can always talk to us about it, or a grown up could write a note in your homework book. Homework is given out on Fridays and you must bring it back by the following Wednesday.


Useful Websites

To help you with your learning, I have put some websites below for you to use.


Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information and should be information that the children understand.