St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School Closes for Summer at 2pm this Friday 19th July.***

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

YEAR 6

Teacher: Mr Swift
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Fox

Our Gospel Value is: Self-control

 

Pupil Leaders: 

Our School Councillors: Tabitha and Ruby

Our Eco Warriors: Daisy and Henry 

Our SHINE Councillors: Oliver and Erika 

Our link Governor is: Simon Nield 

  

Helpful Information:

  • Reading books will be changed on Friday.
  • Reading records (and spellings) are needed in school every day.
  • Library book changing day is Thursday.
  • PE days are Wednesday and Friday - come in PE kits ready for these lessons.

  • Spelling test & Maths test weekly on Friday.

  • Log-ons for all learning platforms are in the front of your child's reading diary.

  • Musical instruments - bring in for lessons and take home after lessons. These will take place on Monday each week.

  • Healthy snacks - if your child does not have morning toast, they may bring in a healthy snack. 

  • Water bottles - children will need a water bottle in school each day. This must contain water - no juice or flavoured water. Please return these daily after washing.  

Looking ahead:

  • Borwick Hall residential trip dates are Monday 1st - Friday 5th July.

  • We will be in Forest School in the Summer Term - bring your wellies in please! 

  • Imperial War Museum Trip 4th June..
  • Lunch trip out to Tiggis.  

Summer Term message from Mr Swift: 

Welcome to the Summer everyone! I hope everyone has enjoyed their break and is raring to go for a big term ahead in Year 6! 

This half term is as busy as ever! Our topic for this term is 'Britain at War' and the children will have the opportunity to explore the role Britain played in both World Wars, as well as the significant impact these events had upon our world today. To supplement this, we have a trip planned to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester during the second half term, where children can take part in an interactive experience and learn from experts. We will also be taking part in our Forest School session in that same half term and furthering our knowledge and understating of evolution and inheritance in wildlife and plants. Sports Day will be here soon enough and we hope to make our final one a day to remember, showcasing all of our sporting prowess, as well as our teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. 

SATs are just around the corner and there is a lot of preparation to be done. The children have worked so hard and can be extremely proud of their efforts so far.....just a little further! 

Please follow the links below for more guidance on this term.

If you need any help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact.

 Mr Swift

 

Year 6 Blog

Adaptations and Variation

year6 teacher (R.Swift) on: Year 6 Blog

This week in Science, we have experimented with different tools to represent the different beaks of various birds. We attempted to grip and grab as many food items as we could in a set time and recorded our results and linked this to Darwin's finches. 

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Terrific Tennis

year6 teacher (R.Swift) on: Year 6 Blog

Another visit from our excellent tennis coach Pete, who showed us how to hit a successful forehand and backhand. Our Year 6 children were as wonderful as ever and are improving their skills all the time. Some brilliant tennis players already, who have said they would love to give it a try out of school and take up a new sport!

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Church Visit

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As part of our learning in RE, we visited church this week to discuss the symbols of Eucharist. We learned all about the structure and representations and were lucky enough to be treated to a first hand demonstration from Mr Bennett and Elizabeth. We are so fortunate to have links with our wonderful local church. Thank you everyone!

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Five loaves and two fish - all for Y6

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Year One have been listening to the story of Jesus feeding five thousand people. They tried to share five loaves of bread and two fish with the 30 children in Y6 and barely had enough for them to share! Year 6 - thanks for being great sports and fabulous examples to our younger children.  

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Brilliant Bakers

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What a great time our Y6 children had following a recipe and making their own bread as part of a DT project. This followed a 'Food for Life' research project where children looked at saturated and unsaturated fats. The children learnt about foods in moderation, healthy and unhealthy choices too. The bread filled school with the most delicious smell!

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Superb Space Artwork in the Lytham Gallery

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Our amazing artwork has been chosen to be on display in the Lytham Heritage Art display during February. This work was inspired by our Moon Week and we used a range of media to create our imaginative space pictires. Can you see how we have smudged the chalks to create effects and how we created light and shade within the planets and stars? 

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Y5 & Y6 Cookery Club

year6 teacher (R.Swift) on: Year 6 Blog

Last week in cookery club with Mr Swift we made vegetable fajitas. We learned how to use a knife to prepare vegetable safely and how to cook on a stove! The fajitas smelled delicious and  they tasted great too! 

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Y6 - Bridge designers, architects and builders!

year6 teacher (R.Swift) on: Year 6 Blog

Over the past few weeks Y6 have been taking part in a project all about bridges in their Design and Technology lessons. We have been researching, comparing and discussing different types of bridges. We have been thinking about why and where they are used. Y6 had to design a prototype and build a bridge of their choice. They tested it's effectiveness (strength) by seeing how many coins it could hold.  Great investigating Y6! Challenge - how many famous bridge designers do you know? 

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