St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

Autumn 1
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General Information:

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. Optional homework is due on a Wednesday.



Our historical topic this term is The Victorians. Our creative arts work will be linked closely with this, as will much of the optional homework that I set. Here are some questions we will be answering this half term.

  • Who was Queen Victoria?
  • Was there much difference between rich and poor homes?
  • Should Victorian children have to work?
  • Who helped the poor?
  • What did the Victorians do for fun?



Children will take part in whole class reading, where we explore a book together to learn key comprehension skills. We will start by reading The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Children will also experience discrete grammar and spelling lessons each week. Our writing this term will focus on narratives, recounts, debates and arguments. This will include some cross-curricular writing.


Children in Year 3 will be taught by me (Miss Money) and Mrs Cummins. Children in Year 4 will be taught by Mrs Ramsell. I will work closely with Mrs Ramsell to ensure I am aware of your child's progress in Year 4. During Autumn 1, all children will be learning about place value and the number system.  



This half term we start learning about sound. We will talk about how sound is created and how it travels.


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