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Year 4          Miss Mentzel        Term 5

Class Newsletter

Topic Web

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

We have had great fun learning about The Industrial Revolution, exploring the factors leading up to the revolution and what life was like in the big cities. We have also learnt a lot about Electricity, creating our own electrical circuit games to demonstrate our knowledge of how electricity flows through a circuit! 

Topic
Welcome back Year 4! Our Topic question this term is ‘Who is Stone Age Man?’ We will be learning all about The Stone Age, exploring how the Stone Age Man lived. We will learn about the food available, the tools used and the homes the people lived in. We will also be developing our artistic skills and creativity, designing our own cave paintings.

If you have any interesting images, artefacts or information about The Stone Age that you would like to share, please feel free to bring it in so we can share it in a show and tell session. 

PE
On Tuesdays, we will be developing our ball skills through Tag Rugby and Hockey practise. 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!

RE
Our Big Question for this topic is ‘What is so important about New Life?’

Our RE topic entitled ‘New Life’ is all about the work of the Holy Spirit and how it enables people to hear God’s message and to live Jesus’ way of service. 

Dear Lord,
Lord, the resurrection of Your Son
has given us new life and renewed hope.
Help us to live as new people
in pursuit of the Christian ideal.
Grant us wisdom to know what we must do,
the will to want to do it,
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it.
Amen.

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.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=24

https://nrich.maths.org/8957

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/stone-age/

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-stone-age

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyilGaQl6RU

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/science/classification/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/home.shtml

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