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Holy Cross Catholic

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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

Year 4 – St Therese of Lisieux

Welcome to Year 4 - St Therese of Lisieux


Our Class Saint is St. Therese of Lisieux, Patron Saint of the Missions: ‘Little Flower’. St. Therese’s feast day is October 1, which is her “birthday in heaven” (the day after the anniversary of her death, September 30).



  • Her name is sometimes spelled “Thérèse,” “Theresa,” and “Therese”.
  • She was known for her “Little Way“, which was based on Proverbs 9:4 “Whosoever is a little one, let him come to me”.
  • Also known as the “Little Flower” because she did not see herself as elegant as a rose or a lily, but rather as a small wildflower.
  • She was also called “St. Therese Of The Child Jesus” because she had a big devotion to the child Jesus. 
  • She was a Carmelite nun.
  • Her parents, Zelie and Martin, are also Saints- canonized in 2015.
  • She invented sacrifice beads.
  • On her death bed, she said “After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will raise up a mighty host of little saints. My mission is to make God loved…” Miracles of St. Therese are often associate with the appearance of roses or the aroma of roses.


Prayer of St Therese Of Lisieux

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and everyone of us.



St Therese of Lisieux Class Teachers:

Mrs Westrop (Monday and Tuesday)  

Mrs Moore (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)


This page will be continually updated with homework, news and information so do come back and check on it weekly.


Home Learning


Dear Children,


We are so excited to be welcoming you back to school on Monday 8th March 2021. In the meantime, your school work is uploaded to Microsoft Teams. This has been explained to your parents/carers. It will be updated daily with the expectation that you are completing the work during school hours as you would have done if you were at school.


We know that working from home can present its difficulties so if you are having any problems, do let us know. We can be contacted via our email address;


You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Mrs Moore and Mrs Westrop

Keep up with your times tables on TT Rockstars and on the weblinks below.


If you have forgotten your login details, please let Mrs Westrop or Mrs Moore know.


You could also write out your times tables and stick them up around the house so you can practice anytime.  You need to focus on the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables.


Purple Mash

There are additional activities and games to support your learning on Purple Mash;


If you have forgotten your login details, please let Mrs Westrop or Mrs Moore know.



Maths Homework (To re-commence on our return to school)

Maths Homework will be sent out on a Friday in your Homework folder and will also be available for you to download on our class page. Where possible, there will be a teaching video that you can watch in order to support your home learning.

This section will contain your Maths homework set on a Friday and to be completed by the following Tuesday.

You have been provided with a homework folder or book in which to do your homework. You do not need a printer to complete the activities. Do not write out the questions, question numbers are sufficient. Where a question requires it, drawing a table or a number line helps to develop your skills. We will not expect them to be perfect, all that we ask is that you use a ruler and try your best. Please remember to bring your homework folder/book into school on the Tuesday so that we can mark the work and then have it returned to you by the Friday.

Your spellings will be given to you on a Monday and the spelling test will take place on the following Monday.



Year 3 and 4 Christmas Concert

Black History Month

During October we marked Black History Month at our school by learning about the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush to Tilbury Port on the 22nd June 1948, a local event that has become an important landmark in the history of Britain. The Windrush brought passengers mainly from the West Indies and significantly many of these people who arrived then or in the years that followed became the key workers that kept the National Health Service, public transport and the factories working, a role which many of their descendants now fill in today's pandemic. 

It has been very interesting for us all learning about this significant part of local and national history. We are also very grateful to have had links within our own school community with some grandparents sharing their own stories of being part of the Windrush generation. 
The outcome of this work has been this fantastic artwork display inspired by this event. Well done to all of the children in Years 3 and 4!