St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
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Year 4                                Miss Mentzel                          Lent 2

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We have had great fun learning about The Tudors, creating Tudor houses and visiting Tudor vaults. We have also learnt a lot about Sound, using data loggers to investigate volume in decibels!


Welcome back Year 4! Our Topic question this term is ‘How do our lights work?’ We will be learning all about Thomas Edison, conducting research into the origins of his inventions and thinking about how technology has developed. Alongside this, we will be exploring the distribution of energy across the country and the journey electricity takes to make our lights work. If you have any interesting pictures, artefacts or information about Electricity that you would like to share, please feel free to bring it in so we can share it in a show and tell session.



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! We will be going swimming on Fridays. Don’t forget to bring your swimming cap and goggles if required.



Our RE topic entitled ‘Self-Discipline’ is all about celebrating the growth of new life in Christ, in preparation for the feast of Easter. Our Big Question for this topic is ‘Is self-discipline important in life?’ We will be exploring how self-discipline helps up to grow and reach our full potential.

 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.


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.