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Year 4          Miss Mentzel        Term 3

Class Newsletter

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WOW! It’s been a busy Autumn Term for Year 4 so far and you have all done really well!

We have had great fun learning about The Tudors, creating Tudor houses and visiting Tudor vaults. We have also learnt a lot about Sound, using data loggers to investigate volume in decibels!

This term, we will be learning all about Brazil! We will be exploring significant landmarks and completing some internet research to create fact files. We will also be looking at the Carnival held in Brazil, focussing on the costumes and headdresses worn. We will also have a special visitor coming to talk to us about life in Brazil and take part in some food tasting! If you have any interesting objects or pictures related Brazil, please feel free to bring them in to share them with the class!

PE on Tuesday’s will be Dance led by Premier Performing Arts. 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! We will be going swimming on Fridays. Don’t forget to bring your swimming cap and goggles if required.

Our RE Topic this term is all about Communities. We will be exploring all the different communities we are part of and ways in which we can contribute to those communities. Can you think of a way you could contribute more to our class/school community?

Dear Lord,
God of compassion,
Strengthen us in our daily living,
That in joy and in sorrow,
We may know the power of your presence,
To bind together and to heal us in one community,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

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.