Happy 60th Birthday S.T.M.S.

We have all had so much fun celebrating the 60th anniversary of the opening of our school on its current site. There’s been balloons, cakes, assemblies, bouncy castles, liturgies and so much more …………….and lots of history detective work too.

Each class formulated lots of questions at the start of this topic that we wanted to find the answers to.

Then the children started their detective work …..They interviewed Mrs Menage, Mr Hutchins and Mrs Kingdom (whose mum was a teacher at S.T.M.S. sixty years ago) and looked at artefacts that belonged to the school.  Here are some of the reports recording the evidence that Mars Class found.

Then we looked in detail at some of the brilliant homework that had been sent in by friends and family members and recorded even more evidence.

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Here are Neptune Class busy at work looking closely at the evidence and identifying things that were the same and different about St Thomas More’s in 1957 and today.

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At the end of the topic each class put together their overall findings in different ways. If you click on the numbers below you can view a few PDF examples of the slideshows that Neptune Class created using the Purple Mash software.

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Shape monsters take over the playground!

Neptune Class have been learning about shapes and their different properties. This week they used some of that knowledge to create shape monsters on the playground. They have them some funny names!!

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Crazy Capacity Cocktails!

Neptune Class had a fun afternoon designing and making cocktails, as part of their capacity work.

Each group chose different quantities of different flavoured juice and then they had to measure each flavour carefully and then mix them together.

There was lots of great maths talk taking place –

‘I’ve got 20ml but I need 70ml so I will need 50ml more.’

‘We have go 50ml so will need 100ml more to make 150ml.’

‘That’s less than 50ml, I think it’s about 30ml.’

‘Oh no that’s too much. We need to tip out about half of it.’

Once mixed together they then had to share the cocktail equally between the 6 cups.  This was quite tricky!

They topped off their cocktails with an umbrella ……

….and then they all got to drink their creations!  Cheers!

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Everyone agreed that they were delicious!


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KS1 and Year R disco

Here’s a slideshow of our Year R and KS1 children ‘getting on down’ at the disco!

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Happy 60th Birthday STMS

This month we are celebrating the 60th birthday of St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School on its current site.  There are LOTS of things planned to help us mark this very special occasion!

To help us get into the party mood, each class in KS1 held their own little party complete with cakes and candles. 

We also wrote lots of questions as the starting point for our historical enquiry into how St Thomas More’s has changed over the last 60 years.

This Friday we are having a very exciting celebration day at the site of the old school , plus on our current site, so keep your eyes peeled for more blog posts next weekend!

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Germ Buster poster competition winners

As part of their learning enquiry homework for the Germ Busters topic, KS1 children were set the challenge of creating a poster that shared an important message about washing your hands after using the toilet, before eating, after sneezing and so on …..

There were 3 winners and their posters will be copied, laminated and displayed in the infant toilets as a helpful reminder of the importance of being a super Germ Buster and washing your hands properly.

Here are the winning designs!

Congratulations to Kacie-May!

Congratulations to Josie!

Congratulations to Callum!

Thank you to everyone who took part – it was a difficult decision as we had so many creative and imaginative entries.

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Run, run as fast as you can …….

Mars Class have been reading traditional tales this half term.  They have been learning the story of The Gingerbread Man and as a reward for excellent behaviour they made gingerbread men.  They had to read and follow the recipe instructions with care. 

Let’s hope they didn’t all run away after they were made!

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