St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 4                                Miss Mentzel                          Advent 1

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Welcome to Year 4! We are kicking off our year by delving into the depths of the rainforest. As expert explorers, we will be investigating creatures that live in the Rainforest, making bird feeders and creating humane traps to capture birds in the outdoor learning area. We will also be exploring the different layers of the rainforest, creating a 3D model to demonstrate our learning.



On Wednesdays, we will be developing our balance and movement through gymnastics. 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!


Our Big Question for this topic is ‘Where do I come from?’

Our RE topic entitled ‘People’ is all about family. We will be exploring Jesus’ family tree, making links between Jesus’ family and our families. Our prayer table focuses on how we can work together as one Christian family.


Dear Lord,

Thank you for the family I have.

My family at home who care for me,

My family at school who help me,

My family in the parish who support me,

And God’s family who look after me. 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.


Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information and should be information that the children understand.