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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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

Year 6M

Sports Day

Unfortunately, our school sports day was cancelled this year. Year 6 did not let this stop them from getting active and held a sports day in class. Everyone had great fun competing with each other.


Year 6 had a wonderful (and tiring) three days at Caldecotte trying many new and exciting activities. The children all supported each other to overcome some new challenges. Everybody had a fantastic time and tried their hardest!

World Faith Day

Year 6 learnt about Hinduism on World Faith Day. They made posters about Hinduism, learnt about the concept of dharma (duty) and the significance of mandalas. In the afternoon, we worked with 6F to create a large mandala from coloured rice.


Year 6 have spent a lot of time practising their sewing skills in preparation for making a bag. They have learnt the running stitch and the backstitch. They worked very hard and all produced excellent finished products – well done everyone!

Effects of Exercise

Year 6 got very active in their science lesson today! They learnt how to take their pulse and then carried out different levels of physical activity to find out how their heart rate was affected. They then presented their results in a bar chart.

Measures Treasure Hunt

After learning about the different metric measures in maths, we tested our conversion and problem solving skills by completing a treasure hunt. Everyone was very active and it was great fun!

Greek Pottery

We had great fun using clay to create our own Ancient Greek pots. We learnt how to join clay securely before making our pots. Once they had dried, we painted the pots to make them look even more special.

Investigating Yeast

Working in groups, the children planned and carried out their own investigations into what yeast needs to survive and thrive. The groups chose to investigate the effect of increasing the amount of sugar, varying the temperature of the water or increasing the amount of water.

Judaism Week – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Mrs Elijah visited the children in Judaism week and told them about the special times of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It was really interesting to learn about the Jewish faith and to see the special artefacts she brought in.

Advent Expectations

Advent means coming or arrival. It reminds us of the anticipation and expectation over hundreds of years by the people of Israel for their Messiah and Promised One. We wait in expectation for the coming of Jesus. On leaves we wrote what we expected of ourselves and what God expects from us during our Advent journey. We formed a class wreath of joyful expectation.


No Pens Day

Year 6 had a lovely No Pens Day being very creative! We used watercolour paints to paint a remembrance picture. We also investigated different ways to make a half accurately. This was particularly challenging as we couldn’t use a pencil, but still had to measure the halves accurately!

Tantalising Trifles

Year 6 had great fun making (and of course eating) a trifle as part of their topic learning. The children are also looking forward to using their cooking experience to write a mouth-watering recipe for their trifles.

Circuit Challenges

To begin their Science topic, the children completed a variety of circuit challenges. It was great fun to connect the different components and create a working circuit!

William Shakespeare

As part of their topic, the children worked in groups to research the life and times of William Shakespeare. They then used this information to create an information poster about the famous playwright.