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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Year 4B

Finished Amulets

In art, we have been making Anglo-Saxon amulets using clay. We researched different amulets and what they looked like. We then made them out of air dry clay and painted them.

Anglo-Saxon Amulets

We have been having a lot of fun in art, designing and making Anglo-Saxon amulets. After we had designed them, we practised our modelling skills using playdoh. Once we were happy with our designs, we then made them out of clay. We used different modelling tools to create our finished pieces.

Easter Cracked

We had a great morning at Easter Cracked at St Andrew’s Church. We learnt more about the Easter story, met a Roman centurion, imagined we were at the last supper and made our own crosses.

Electric Night Lights

Year 4B had a great day making our electric night lights. We had to carefully create a working circuit with a bulb that would light up. We then made a switch to turn the light on and off and designed a casing that would appeal to younger children

Maya Day

We had an excellent day with “Big Nose” from Ancient Maya. We learnt how to count, what was involved in Maya sacrifice, did drama and took part in the Creation Story! It was an excellent day and we learnt a lot.

Recycling Rubbish

We had the Milton Keynes Waste Education Officer visit to teach us all about recycling. We have been learning about the Bletchley landfill site so it was great to learn what we can do with our rubbish that will not have a negative impact.

String Telephones

We had great fun making and using string telephones in our Science lesson. We were investigating how sound travels to make telephones work and whether short or long string would make the sound quieter or louder.

St Thomas Aquinas

We learnt about St Thomas Aquinas and some of his wise sayings. We then thought about how we could live these out in our lives.

Landfill Sites

To begin our new topic, we made our own landfill sites using rubbish and soil in a milk carton. We are going to take the rubbish out at the end of the topic to see what has happened to it. Most of us predicted that the rubbish would not decompose in that time!

Christmas Cracked

We had a fun morning with Bridgebuilder, learning more about the Christmas Story using games, videos and a fun quiz! We even had a virtual visit from a shepherd!

Cake Consistency

After evaluating our first attempt, we made our final cakes in DT. We were able to choose two ingredients to add and the overall opinion was that the improvements made the cakes taste much better! We used our skills of rubbing the mixture and mixing to get a good consistency to our cake mix.

No Pens' Day

We had a great day celebrating No Pens’ Day – no pens for a whole day! In the morning, we took part in class debates where we debated the motion ‘Animals shouldn’t be kept in zoos.’ Our class won! We then did a Science investigation about teeth and learnt about fractions using a fraction wall. It was lots of fun and helped develop our listening and communication!

Evacuee Day

We had great fun dressing up as evacuees and pretending we were in World War Two. We learnt about rationing and as part of our DT topic, made a cake using ingredients they would have had during the war. Our cake had no egg in it but it still tasted great! We also tried our hand at some code-breaking to see if we could work at Bletchley Park!

Remembrance Assembly

Year 4B have worked incredibly hard over the past few weeks to prepare for their Remembrance assembly. They did an excellent job remembering all of their lines and their songs. It was a great way to remember what happened in World War Two as well having a time of Remembrance.

Digestive System

Today, we began our new topic in Science and we made our own model of the digestive system.  It was quite messy and a lot of fun! We used a plastic bag to represent the stomach, water to represent saliva and some tights to represent the intestines.

Orienteering - The Parks Trust

Year 4 had a great time in Campbell Park, learning about orienteering. We learnt how to use a compass and used it to navigate ourselves from the cricket pavilion to the beacon on top of Campbell Park Hill!


We had great fun going on a bug hunt to find lots of different invertebrates! We looked in lots of different places and were amazed at the range of different invertebrates that we found! We found arachnids, molluscs, annelids and crustaceans!



We had great fun today going outside, to draw our own compasses! In Geography, we are learning about compass points and directions and we used chalk to draw our own compasses.

Odd or Even

We had to use our knowledge of place value to make the smallest and largest numbers we could. We then explored how we could make the smallest even and the smallest odd numbers. It was a lot of fun and challenged us to think about how we know that a number is odd or even.