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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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No Pens Day

No Pens Day 2016

Our annual No Pens Day celebration got off to a terrific start with performances from Reception and Year 1 during assembly. Year 1 told the story of Red Riding Hood and Reception sang a song about the emergency services. Throughout the day, children practised their speaking and listening skills through a variety of exciting activities, including maths investigations, maths linked with physical activity, ‘guess the object’ games and role play activities.


In addition, this year, for the first time, Year 2 took part in a Spelling Bee. It was a tense competition because the children were extremely well prepared for some tricky spellings. Eventually, we were able to announce a winner for each group, but not without some tough competition from the other children.


During the afternoon, representatives from all Key Stage 2 classes took part in debating competitions. As always, the standard of speaking and listening was remarkably high, and the judges, made up of members from our Governing Body, had some difficult decisions to make.


As per previous years, No Pens Day was thoroughly enjoyable, while at the same time, a great way to enhance children’s speaking and listening skills.