St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

office@st-thomasmore.leicester.sch.uk

Welcome to Mr Plant's class page for 2018/19

 

Autumn Term

Homework:

Homework needs to be completed weekly. A copy of the home work will be published here every week for parents and pupils to see.  

Optional homework is due on a Thursday.

General Information:

Welcome to our new class page for 2018/19. I hope you find the information helpful to you and your child.

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday (but please make sure children have their PE kits every day.)

Homework is set on a Friday. Children will always be asked to complete some times table revision, learn some spellings and read their Bug Club books. Children are also asked to do optional homework to be in with a chance to win the homework cup. This is truly up to you and your child and does not have to be completed. 

Pupils will take part in weekly times tables and spelling practice to encourage their basic literacy and maths skills. Please ensure children are learning these at home. Any home help is greatly appreciated. 

Topic:

Our topic for the Autumn term will be The Romans. In this topic, we will be delving into a fantastic part of our history. The topic will encourage children to explore how the Romans lived and how the Empire expanded. It will also allow children the chance to compare our current way of life and theirs. The topic is already capturing many of the children's imaginations. Look out for some new photos of our class activities! 

 English: 

Our English will link nicely with our work on the Romans. The book that we are reading is titled 'Escape from Pompeii'. This term, children will be writing a diary and a letter as a character from our book. They will also be writing five part adventure story using our book to help them. Our class are really enjoying the work around our book. Watch this space for some photos of excellent work and fun activities.   

Maths: 

Children in Year 3 will be taught by Mrs Davidson and myself (Mr Plant). Children in Year 4 will be taught by Mrs Langham. I will work closely with Mrs Langham to ensure I am aware of your child's progress in Year 4. In year 3, the children will be working through our Maths No Problem books. Our topics will include addition and subtraction, place value, multiplication and division until Christmas. 

 Science

In science this half term, our topic will be sound. Pupils will understand how sound travels and how our ears listen to sound. There are quite a few scientific minds in our class this year! Mrs Burbella will be linking our Music classes to the science topic by  listening to different sounds and music from the Roman period. 

(Click here to see Key Stage 2 objectives for each year group/subject.)

Below is the curriculum plan for 2018-19 and our Autumn term plan for the Romans. I hope you find these useful and informative. 

I have attached the year 3 and 4 expectations of writing for the 2014 National Curriculum. I hope you find these mats useful in understanding many of the grammatical terms we will using in our lessons. 

Diwali Dancing on the 29th October 2018 

Our Class had such fun taking part in Diwali dancing. All pupils and teachers got a lot out of this morning! Images coming soon!