Year 6

Yearly Overview 2019/20

Autumn Overview - The Victorians

Spring Overview - The Rainforest and the Americas - coming in Spring.

Summer Overview - The Anglo Saxons and the Vikings - coming in Summer

 

Our Roles and Responsibilities

At St Thomas Aquinas we choose our representatives in a democratic manner, with all children having a vote. Following these votes our leaders are listed below:

 

Head Girl: Tara

Head Boy: Ellis

Deputy Head Girl: Anna

Deputy Head Boy:Jacob

 

Principal PAL (Prayer and Liturgy Support): Hana

PALs Team: Macy,Maria, Maya and Mischa 

 

Principal Prefect: Samantha 

Prefects: William, Jacob, Aleena, Shuman, Jia Hao.

 

St. George's House Captain: Muna

Vice Captain: Denmar

 

St. Patrick's House Captain: Jeba

Vice Captain: Robynn

 

St. Andrew's House Captain: James

Vice Captain: Haaris

 

St. David's House Captain: Kaelynn

Vice Captain: Emilia

 

Science Ambassadors - 

Travel Ambassadors - Hana and Jacob

Eco Warriors - Stanley and Haaris

September
On Thursday, Y6 welcomed Ms Rogers and representatives from St John Fisher Catholic College for an assembly. She read the Parable of The Sower, she talked about how Christ the King Catholic Collegiate tries to help all pupils achieve their dreams. Some former pupils came along to share their dreams and aspirations.

Last year Y6 studied the World Wars, this week they were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Grey. Mr Grey was born in 1936 and so lived through the Second World War. He was able to give his first hand experience of what it was like in Stoke during the war. He shared his memories, newspaper articles, photographs and lots of interesting artefacts. It was amazing to listen to someone who had actually been there. 

October

As part of Space Week Y6 created their own investigation question about Rocket Mice. This involved some groups investigating and measuring time, distance , height and weight. They had to control variables and work as a team to plan, do and review ensuring that the investigation was a fair test. They also had lots of fun carrying out their investigations.

As part of our topic on the Victorians Y6 visited the Victorian town, Blists Hill, We had a wonderful day exploring the living museum and we visited lots of Victorian shops including: a grocers, a butchers,candle makers, pharmacist, dentist and a bank. 

In the afternoon we got dressed up in Victorian costumes and went into the school room. We chanted times tables, practised writing on slate and we did drills in the rain. We had a very productive day and it really brought the Victorian era to life for us.

As part of the Local Democracy event representatives of Y6 visited the school at the Civic Centre. It was very interesting and during the visit they had the opportunity to take part in a debate discussing what would make travelling to school better. They then took part in a vote using ballot papers and boxes. The winning idea was to have posters around the local area illustrating different points of how to travel to school without using a car and also how and where to park safely. 

The children visited the parlour of the Lady Mayoress where they were allowed to sit in her chair. They then visited chambers and took part in another debate about travelling to school. The children had a really informative morning.

Y6 were given the opportunity to go to Hanley Potteries Museum to take part in the Cast of Thousands. They visited the Ceramics Biennial Exhibition and looked at the flatbacks (figurines of famous people) from as early as 1837 right up to 2019. They then designed their own hero or villain and then sculpted it from clay.

As part of our Victorian Topic we have been looking at the work of William Morris. We made tiles and used printing techniques to develop our repeating patterns in the style of William Morris.

On Friday 8th November Y6's assembly was about Remembrance. We remembered all those killed in the Great War and any wars since - all those who gave their lives so that we could live in freedom.

Y6 attended the Growing Cultures day at Hanley Potteries Museum where they took part in various workshops.

In the first workshop they designed and made clay microbes/micro-organisms. They then had the opportunity to look at some real microbes/micro-organisms through the electron microscope. 

In the second workshop they explored the Local History Exhibition to see how germs spread in Victorian Stoke on Trent.

Finally they went to the ceramics gallery and learnt about how Stoke on Trent played an important part in the production of penicillin.

They had a fabulous day and museum staff and visitors commented on their excellent behaviour and manners.

Well done Year 6!