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Investigating Circuits

January 11, 2018

We have enjoyed finding out about electricity and circuits in Year 4. The children used wires, bulbs, cells, crocodile clips to investigate how to make a circuit. Many children showed great resilience when at first their circuits did not work and they had to find out what component wasn’t working and why. Next lesson we […]

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Reading for Pleasure

January 3, 2018

Welcome to the new web page dedicated to Reading for Pleasure. Did you know that there is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life? At St Thomas More School we want to encourage all our pupils to develop a […]

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Year 3 and 4 trip to Chedworth Roman Villa

October 25, 2017

We had a fantastic time on our class trip to Chedworth Roman Villa. We enjoyed exploring the site and finding out about what it was like to live in Britain during Roman times. We dressed up in Roman costumes, made Roman medicines, handled many ancient artifacts that had been discovered at the site and we […]

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Chedworth Roman Villa trip Y3 and 4

September 12, 2017

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The Romans

September 6, 2017

Welcome back to Year 4. This term our topic is “I am Warrior” and we are looking forward to finding out about the Romans. We have already read the myth of Romulus and Remus which tells the events that led to the founding of the city of Rome. In Maths we have been learning how […]

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Clay pots

May 18, 2017

Year 4 have been learning how to make pinch clay pots and coil pots today. It was quite tricky at first to mould the clay into the shape we wanted without it drying out. After lots of perseverance and a ‘can-do’ attitude, the children were really pleased with the results. We are now ready to […]

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Solids and Liquids Year 4

February 8, 2017

Year 4 have been busy learning about the states of matter. In Science, we predicted what would happen when coloured ice-cubes were left in our classroom on a plate. We made careful observations and used scientific language to explain what was happening. We also used thermometers to take measurements of different areas in our classroom […]

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Electricity in Year 4

January 6, 2017

The Year 4 children have had a fun start to the new term. We have been finding out about electricity and making electric circuits using bulbs, cells, buzzers, motors and wires. Everyone enjoyed discovering which materials conduct electricity (conductors) and which materials do not (insulators). Have a look at the photos below to see what […]

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Year 4 Trip to the Roald Dahl Museum

December 14, 2016

We had a brilliant time at the Roald Dahl Museum on Tuesday. The children learnt many more fascinating facts about the famous story writer and enjoyed exploring the interactive galleries. Everyone behaved beautifully and were a credit to  St Thomas More School.                                        

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Dream Jars

December 9, 2016

We have been reading the BFG and it has inspired us to create our own dream jars – just like the Big Friendly Giant. Have a look at the photos of our own golden phizzwizzards and trogglehumpers…          

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