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

 

Spring 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 so it can be marked. 

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 Tuesday 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 learn their times tables and practise their spellings weekly.  

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. 

Tag Rugby: Pupils will be taught tag Rugby on a Tuesday morning. Therefore, there will be no Wednesday morning P.E. session starting on the week commencing the 25th February. 

Topic:

Our topic for the Spring Term is the Saxon and Vikings. The topic will cover Viking and Anglo Saxon life, homes, migration and culture. The children will be comparing Roman life to life during what was known as the Dark Ages that came after. The importance of primary historical sources and evidence based learning will be an important part of the pupil's topic lessons.  

 English: 

Our English will link nicely with our work on the Saxon and Vikings. We will be writing instructions for making your own Viking Longboat. As we move into the second half of the spring term, we will begin our book titled 'Beowulf' from the Usborne Young Reading collection. Here, we will be creating a persuasive letter, writing a new narrative and examining the characters and settings used in the book.   

Maths: 

Children in Year 3 will be taught by Mrs Cummins, Mrs Ramsell 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 this term will be : Further Multiplication and Division, Fractions and Measurements. 

 Science

In science this half term, our topic will be Electricity. Pupils will gain a good understanding of what electricity is, where it comes from and how electricity travels. Pupils will begin to develop their investigative skills further by creating hypothesises, gathering results and writing conclusions based on the results. 

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

Below is the curriculum plan for 2018-19.  

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!