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Feast Day: June 29 

Peter, the first pope, was a fisherman from Galilee. Jesus invited Peter to follow him, saying: "I will make you a fisher of men." Peter was a simple, hard-working man. He was generous, honest and loved Jesus very much.This great apostle's name was Simon, but Jesus changed it to Peter, which means "rock." "You are Peter," Jesus said, "and on this rock I will build my Church." Peter was the chief or prince of the apostles. When the Roman soldiers arrested Jesus, Peter was afraid. In his fright he committed the sin of denying that he knew Jesus, three times. Peter was terrified that they would kill him too, but before Jesus died, Peter repented totally. He wept over his denials for the rest of his life and Jesus lovingly forgave Peter.

After the resurrection Jesus asked Peter three times: "Do you love me?" "Lord," Peter answered, "you know all things. You know that I love you." Jesus truly did know! Peter was so right. Jesus said kindly: "Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep." He was telling Peter to take care of his Church because he would be ascending into heaven. Jesus left Peter as the leader and head of His Church. Peter later went to Rome to live. Rome was the centre of the whole Roman Empire. Peter converted many nonbelievers there.

When the fierce torture of Christians began, they begged Peter to leave Rome and save himself. Peter started out and on the road and Jesus appeared to him. Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "I am coming to be crucified a second time." Then St. Peter turned around and went back. He understood that this vision meant that he was meant to suffer and die for Jesus. Soon, he was taken prisoner and condemned to death. Because he was not a Roman citizen, he, like Jesus, could be crucified. This time he did not deny the Lord. This time he was ready to die for Jesus. Peter asked to be crucified with his head downward since he was not worthy to suffer as Jesus had. The Roman soldiers did not find this unusual because slaves were crucified upside down. St. Peter was martyred on Vatican Hill. It was around the year 67. Emperor Constantine built a large church over that sacred location in the fourth century.

Welcome to St Peter

Hello and welcome back to the Summer term.  We hope, like us, you have had a restful Easter break.  We are looking forward to working with you in order to ensure the best outcome for your child this year.  This term our class will be supported by Mrs Detriice (our teacher on Tuesdays) and Mrs Vuksanaj (our teaching assistant) who will help in all aspects of our classroom life.  If you have any concerns about your child at any time please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ms L Joseph and Miss C Sheehan    (class teachers for year 4)



Homework will be given out each Tuesday.  Homework will consist of literacy, numeracy , RE and spellings.   From time to time, Science or Topic homework may also be given.  Homework should be returned on Monday to be marked together.

Physical Education

PE will take place each Thursday with Non Stop Action starting with athletics this term and Swimming lessons will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your children have the correct PE kit Swimming  costumes and that each item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Girl's need to wear a full swimsuit and boys need swimming trunks. All children should have two swimming hats at all time. For health and safety reasons children are not permitted to borrow other children's PE kits. It is also advisable to have a spare pair of socks for girls who wear tights.  As girls are not permitted to wear tights for PE our advice is that an additional pair of socks is included with their kit. All earrings should be removed on PE days. If for some reason your child has to keep their studs in, these should be very carefully taped over.

Summer 1st      

From Easter to Pentecost


  • Retell the events of the Easter Season from the writing of Luke

  • Explain how the Resurrection and Post-Resurrection appearances lead to belief in the divinity of Christ.

  • Make connections between two sources of revelation by finding belief in the resurrection within the Creed.

  • Recognise, describe and give reasons for the actions of ‘caritas’ by Christians.

  • Show understanding of how belief in ‘caritas’ shapes a whole persons life


Summer 2nd 

ISLAM week

A Virtuous Life


Pupils will:

  • Retell the story of the Good Samaritan according the Gospel of Luke

  • Know the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, restraint and courage) and be able to explain them as a response to belief in love of neighbours .

  • Describe how the cardinal virtues are evident in the characters in the story of the Good Samaritan.

  • Name, describe and explain the life work of St John Southworth as one who lived a virtuous life

  • Identify similarities and differences between the Good Samaritan’s and John Southworth’s responses to the moral issues that they experienced. 


Please ensure that your child reads every night in order to develop fluency.  Evidence shows that good readers are also good spellers and good writers.  Reading records are provided for date, book and comments to be added by you or your child.  Please encourage your child to fill in their records daily.  Ensure that you use one of the Assessment Focus targets and make comments related to this focus.  Also, if you could spend a little time talking about the text and asking questions to encourage your child to really think about what they have read. This will greatly help their comprehension skills.


Following the National Strategy Renewed Framework


Following the National Strategy Renewed Framework

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating

  • Securing number facts and understanding shape

  • Handling data and measures

  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

In addition:  weekly multiplication tables practice and test and mental maths practice




Our Humanities topic this term is ‘The Tudors’

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Pupils will learn about:

  • The Tudor Monarchs

  • What Henry VIII was like as a person

  • The wives of Henry VIII

  • The reasons why Henry VIII married six times

  • The difference between rich and poor people in Tudor times

  • How rich people lived in Tudor times

  • What life was like for poor people in Tudor times

  • The types of buildings the different people lived in during the Tudor times

  • The types of food eaten in Tudor times

  • How inventories identify characteristic features of different types of people in Tudor times



Creative Writing

  • Planning and writing stories

  • Character description

  • Settings

  • Story openings

  • Diary entries

  • Letters


  • Stories from other cultures

  • Fantasy stories

  • stories set in the Caribbean (Linked with Geography )

  • Narrative poetry



  • (also Linked with humanities)

  • Persuasive writing

  • Newspaper report

  • Instructions

  • Report writing

  • Non-chronological reports

  • Explanations


Guided/collaborative Reading (each pupil heard once a week)

Individual Reading Records

Book Reviews

Handwriting practice

Spelling and Punctuation:  Weekly spelling homework and tests, ongoing consolidation and revision of punctuation


Weekly comprehension

Children are taught the skills of skimming and scanning text to look for key information.

Also the skills of inference and deduction in order to work out answers to questions.



D & T

(linked with history – The Tudors)

Making a Tudor cup and ball toy

Pupils will:

  • Research and investigate different types of Tudor toys

  • Create their own design brief to make a Tudor toy

  • Generate ideas for their own Tudor toy

  • Design and plan a Tudor toy and annotate the design and plan

  • Make up the Tudor toy using a range of tools and materials

  • Understand how to strengthen and reinforce their structure


Evaluate their ideas against their design brief



Pupils will continue to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science

  • Analyse problems in computational terms and gain experience of writing simple computer programmes in order to solve problems

  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

  • Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

In addition pupils will continue to:

Use the computer to research information linked with their history, geography, RE or science topics. They will use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to present their final work.



(linked with history – The Tudors)

  • Portraits of Henry VIII

  • Artists this term:  Kandinsky and William Morris

Pupils will:

  • Use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit their ideas

  • Develop skills and techniques in drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials e.g. pencil, paint, clay, charcoal, etc

  • Learn about the chosen artists this term



French will continue to be taught weekly by Mrs. Ramdarshan.



Living things and their Habitats

Statutory requirements

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

  • Explore and use classification keys to help group

  • Identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

  • Recognise that environments can change and that his can sometimes pose dangers to living things

Pupils will work scientifically by:

  • Using and making simple guides or keys to explore and identify local plants and animals

  • Making a guide to local livings things

  • Raising and answering questions based on their observations of animals and what they have found out about other animals that they have researched



Edward De Bono

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

Habits of Mind
The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps

The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.




For more information about the curriculum please refer to the Spring curriculum sheet








Summer Curriculum 2018

Summer Newsletter 2018