St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Team Thunberg Year 4

Team Thunberg celebrated World Oceans day!

Cricket Festival at Ryde Cricket Club

Residential trip!

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)


All Year 4 children in the country have to take a statutory multiplication tables test in the summer term.

The children in Team Thunberg have been practising their tables knowledge not only in preparation for this test - but also to help them with their maths calculations work.


Children can log on to their Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) accounts to practise at home or use this site


If you have any questions, Mr Dignan will be happy to answer them.

As part of our work in Science this week, we have been measuring sound levels around the school.

 Sound is measured in decibels (dB) and we used a data logger to record the dB level.

At lunch times in the hall, the highest level recorded was around 83dB.


When we clapped our hands together on the playground, it measured 65dB.



We have been learning about the artist Keith Haring and have produced our own art work inspired by his style of drawing.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the children in Team Thunberg learnt some breathing techniques and created a 'Worry Monster' to take away their worries. As a class, we also talked about our physical and mental health. Some ways in which we look after our mental health are: listening to music, being outside, breathing exercises and drawing.

Team Thunberg dressed up to support the NSPCC's Number Day!







Team Thunberg's geography research into the continents of the world!

Toilet Twinning!


Russell has shown true dedication to the virtue of charity by giving £65 of his own money to a charity ( which works  to provide water and sanitation to villages in developing countries.

Through his efforts, he has helped to provide a toilet for a village in Zambia which will make a huge difference to their lives and improve their health. Great work, Russell!


A huge well done to Rhys Longerinas who has planted trees as part of the Queen's Green Canopy project to commemorate her platinum jubilee.


Rhys says: 

For the Queen's Jubilee (70 years on the throne) they are encouraging people to plant 1 million trees.

 Here in Nettlestone, my friends Pippa and Nick are planting 7500.

 I planted two oaks, dug 10 holes and hammered in 20 stakes.

They have nearly finished planting them all: oaks, alders, field maple, hazel, willow, fruit trees and blackthorn.


What you need:

mulch mat, bamboo pegs, hammer, plastic tube and  a wooden stake.


My family together have planted at least 50-60 trees. We did it to have fun and to help the planet.




Roman Music!

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As part of their work on The Romans, Team Thunberg wrote the lyrics, composed the music and then performed some marching songs!
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We came to school in our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need!

Crazy Hair day!

Beach Clean!


As part of the Isle of Wight Million Mile Beach Clean, Alexandra spent her weekend helping to clear our island beaches of rubbish! 

On Wednesday 15th September, she is asking as many people from school as possible to meet on Appley Beach at 3pm to help clean the beach.


Look at some of the rubbish that has been collected and disposed of!

















Team Name!

The children have been busy in this first week back discussing a team name for their class. The name had to be that of someone who has made a positive impact or contribution either recently or in the past.  They chose Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environmental activist, as their team name beause of her impact on bringing to the public attention - and talking to politicians and government leaders all over the world - about the effects of climate change on the planet.


Each class made a team flag which will be displayed in class throughout the year and illustrated it with what they agreed were the characteristics of a good team.