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

Year 6M

Class Assembly

Year 6 did a fantastic job in their class assembly. It was lovely to reflect on their time at STA and to share some of their favourite memories from their time at primary school.


As part of their Geography learning, Year 6 made posters to show the four main causes of erosion: ice, wind, water and humans. It was really interesting to find out how physical geography changes over time.

Ilam Hall

Year 6 had an amazing week at Ilam Hall in the Peak District. They climbed big hills, did lots of walking, went river dipping and much more. It was great to be able to see examples of the geography we have been learning about this term!

World Book Day

It was wonderful to see how much time and effort had gone into Year 6’s costumes for World Book Day – they all looked amazing! This year, the children used ink to create prints of book characters. We were also lucky enough to be joined by Pep the Poet who helped us take part in some performance poetry which was really fun.

Science Day

On Science Day, Year 6 had a great day conducting lots of investigations to do with their topic of Light. They had fun making periscopes to explore how reflection works; it was even more fun when they went around the school spying on the other classes! They also investigated shadows and had a wonderful time in their Sublime Science workshop.

Deli Sandwiches

This half term, to link with their learning about the USA, Year 6 designed and made their own New York inspired deli sandwiches. It was great fun making the sandwiches, and very rewarding to be able to enjoy eating them afterwards!

St Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

Year 6 had a great day celebrating the feast day of St Thomas Aquinas. We reflected on some of his famous quotes. We also all designed a bookmark, based on his quote, “The things that we love tell us what we are.”

The Wolves of Yellowstone

Year 6 have worked really hard in their writing! They have written a very informative explanation text about the effect of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park based on this video:

What lessons have we learnt from the Bible?

In their meditation, Year 6 reflected on Romans 15:4 –

“And the scriptures were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope.”

They thought about the most important lessons they have learnt from the Bible.

The Old Testament

As part of their learning about the Bible, Year 6 focused in on the Old Testament. To help us learn about the different types of book in the Old Testament, we designed, made and tested a game. They had a great time creating these educational and fun games!


To begin their Geography topic of the USA, Year 6 had great fun completing a jigsaw puzzle of the 50 US states!  Once their jigsaws were complete, they used their atlas and map work skills to locate and label a selection of capital cities and physical geography features.


Year 6 had a very noisy afternoon playing the glockenspiel. They had great fun learning to play a jazzy tune and even had a go at improvising a short section!


Year 6M had a real treat today by watching and taking part in a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth by the Young Shakespeare Company. It was extremely exciting and the children are looking forward to continuing their learning about Shakespeare and Macbeth after half term.

Praying The Rosary

In their meditation this week, the children reflected on the Luminous Mysteries as we prayed the rosary.

Tantalising Trifles

The children had a wonderful time making trifles this morning. Linking to our topic work of Shakespearean England, they made an Elizabethan-inspired trifle, which they then enjoyed eating.

October – The Month Of The Holy Rosary

The children worked in groups to produce posters about how to pray the Rosary. Each group looked at one of the Luminous Mysteries. They learnt about the Bible story linked with their mystery, thought about the prayers needed to pray their section of the Rosary and posed questions about their mystery. They all showed great collaboration skills and produced some lovely, educational posters!


Circuit Challenges

Working in pairs, the children tried to create working circuits for a range of challenges. They solved problems and used great teamwork to get the components to work. Well done!

Shakespeare Information Hunt

The children had a very informative afternoon finding out about Shakespeare. They went on an information hunt around the classroom before working in groups to make an information poster. They look fantastic!