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So Easter is behind us and long evenings and, hopefully, warmer days await. In Year 4 this term we will be writing the biography of an outlaw – you can look forward to a wanted poster finding its way home to you – and using the language of persuasion to create adverts and leaflets.


We will be learning about the United Kingdom and, once we have done that, will focus our attention on Harwich and a contrasting location elsewhere in England.

Doubtless Thursday afternoons will be a highlight of the week for the children during the first half term as that is when we will be swimming. Our other PE session will be on Tuesday. As this session will, weather permitting, take place on the field, please ensure that your child has training shoes to wear. However, it is essential that indoor kit is also provided. Don’t forget jewelry cannot be worn in PE (please remove earrings before school) and that all long hair must be tied up.


Our science sessions will cover animal classifications and, later, the water cycle.


In ICT we will be constructing branching databases and we will be increasing our French vocabulary thorough songs. Be prepared to hear versions of Happy, Uptown Funk and Let It Go being muttered in French by your children!

The week’s spellings will be tested every Friday, as will times tables. If you can help your child with these at home, as well as reading a variety of books and magazines with them, I would appreciate that. It will greatly enhance their performance at school.


Thank you.

Mr Hawthorne