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Term 6


To begin the term, we have been focussing our Mathematical learning on time and the ability to read timetables. This important life-skill is vital for Secondary school and we have made fantastic progress in ensuring everyone is able to tell the analogue time! We have then progressed our learning to understand what is ratio and how to simplify answers to a ratio based question. 


English: St Thomas' Poetry Slam 2022

During our English lessons in the first week of the term, we have had the opportunity to look into one of the greatest poets of all time - William Shakespeare. We have been looking in 6D at Sonnet 18 - which we found to be focusing around the theme of love, life and also beauty. We then developed our own performances of the poem for the school's annual Poetry Slam Competition.


In PSHE in this term we are focusing on money and how to use our knowledge of money to help us with bargains, difficulties and sharing money with others. These lessons gives us the opportunity to see the importance of money, how to save money or how to spend money sensibly. This will develop the children's knowledge for when they transition to secondary school.  

Religious Education : 

In Religious Education this term we are exploring what are the marriage and death rites of Jews, Christians, Muslims and also Hindus. We will be working through each religion and the marriage and death rites for each religion. From our previous learning we will be bring our previous knowledge of babies and believers from Term 5 from all religions to assist with our current learning on death and marriage rites.  


In History this term we have been looking at Ancient Islamic Civilisation. Within this topic we have been focusing on how different beliefs develop their civilisation over time. The main area of focus will be Baghdad. We are exploring questions such as why did the Islamic empire became a major power and what is the significance of the House of Wisdom. 


How can sculpture unite people?

This term we will be continuing to look at Lorenzo Quinn. We will embark upon our mission to create a sculpture of our own by taking inspiration from Lorenzo Quinn’s sculptures of hands.


Design and Technology: 

This term in Design and Technology we are focusing on food. We are exploring many different areas of how to make a burger. There will need for us to focus on the sauces for the burgers, the buns that we prefer and also what meat or no meat will we have as our main burger. There will be many opportunities to taste the different sauces, buns and also burgers through the last term. The aim the Design and Technology project is to create our own burgers and sauce and also choose which buns is the best in taste. 


This term in computing we are creating our own website. We will be exploring different areas of a website; the main focus will be on how to make a website, how to attract different audiences and also what does the website need to look like it.