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English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

Walking with Jesus. God's love in action.

Welcome to Year 4

My name is Mrs Handley and I am very excited about the year ahead.

This is my tenth year of teaching and I have been fortunate enough to teach in Leeds, Hong Kong, Budapest and Singapore. I have loved my time teaching internationally however I am very happy to be back home with friends and family, and working at English Martyrs Catholic Primary School.

We have some very exciting learning opportunities coming up this term from Ukulele lessons to specialist French sessions. Our first topic is Fashion. As part of this topic we will learn about clothing development from 1066 to the present day and put together a pictorial timeline showing fashion from the different eras including; the Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians, Victorian’s and war time fashion.

In addition to this, we will look at the links between fashion and art and focus on the artist, Andy Warhol who used complimentary colours in his designs. The children will create an Andy Warhol inspired print and use this to create their own T-shirts.

For Science and English we will study the focus text, ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ and make links within our learning. In Science our topic is Sound, where we will be learning how sound is made and much more. In English we will be using the text to describe characters, extend our vocabulary and create our own stories.

Specialist Days to note:

PE: Wednesday and Friday

Homework: Children will be given homework every Friday. This should be returned to school the following Wednesday. Children should read at home daily and practise their times tables daily.

Spelling: Children will receive new spellings every Friday and will be tested the following Monday.