St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365 | @STMleicester

Year 4 & Year 5 - Mr Rowlinson

Week 4 in our new Year 4 & Year 5 Class has flown by!  Once again, everyone has been working extremely hard and we're all very proud of each and every member of the class!  Well done to all of our young people and thank you to Mrs Baranowska and Mrs Ahmed for all of their help!

Congratulations to the 'Chimney Sweep' table group for being last week's Table of the Week and to Olivia and Finley for being last week's Stars of the Week!

Our P.E. day is Monday.  Please come to school wearing the correct kit (not school uniform) as we will no longer be getting changed for P.E.

This week's homework

Homework will be set on Fridays and should be completed by the following Tuesday.  If this is not possible on any particular week, please can parents let me know at the email address below.

If you have forgotten your login details, please email 

and I will send them to you.


Learn the spellings below for a test on Thursday.

Download this week's Look, say, cover, write, check sheet here.


Practise your reading comprehension skills once per week using Read Theory.


Complete the negative numbers homework in MyMaths.  If you're not confident YET then 'Try the lesson' before clicking on 'Start homework'.


You are expected to know all of your times tables fluently by the end of Year 4.  We have talked about a way of learning our times tables through repetition that builds and strengthens pathways in our brains (the video is linked here).  Practise one of your weaker times tables and then test yourself using:

Learn a new times table in 5 days!

Hit the Button

Times Tables Rockstars

It's time to start our new R.E. topic, "Called", which is all about belonging.  

Our lives are marked by many different experiences of being welcomed into new situations and groups.

We recognise the importance of being welcomed, of feeling comfortable with new situations and belonging to new groups. We belong to families, classes, clubs and other social groupings.

Discuss the following at home and record your thoughts on an eye-catching poster (on paper or in PowerPoint):

1. Recall a time when you were chosen or asked to do something. Share your opinions about what happened  Why were you chosen? How did you feel?

2. Recall a time when you had expected, or hoped to be chosen for a particular team, role or task, but were not chosen.  How did you feel? 

3. Looking ahead, what would you most like to be chosen for and why?

Email your poster to the y4y5 class email address or bring it into school.


Click here for information on how to beat Mr Gowan!



Thank you for the brilliant posters and slides that you've been making. I will add them to the website very soon.


We're all in this together at STM!      We're all in this together at STM!      We're all in this together at STM!

Catch up with the team at the Briars on the ndcys live YouTube channel....


Grammar and Punctuation links

Mathematics links

Please visit our Physical Education page for Active Anita and our new Virtual Athletics Challenge.

Round 4 challenge.

Do you want to walk for charity like Captain Tom?

Lap for NHS FLyer

LC and SL Sponsorship Form NHS (1).pdf


Letter to go to Parents.pdf