Author Archives: Mr G. Keilty

Science in Y5

Science in Y5

This week in science, Y5 children have been learning all about the Earth’s moon.  Did you know, there are over 150 moons in the solar system?  Did you know the Earth’s moon is the fifth largest?  Did you know our moon was formed 4.3 billion years ago when another planet collided with the Earth?  Nor me!

We went onto the yard to learn about what orbits what.  We learned about phases of the moon using Oreo biscuits and by using special effects in the Activity Centre.  We all produced some fascinating work in the Computing suite.  Did you know the footprints made by the Apollo astronauts in the moon’s dusty surface in 1969 will be there for thousands of years to come.  Nor me!

Science in Y5 – Changing and separating materials

Science in Y5 – Changing and separating materials

In the first half term in Y5 science we learned about the many and varied ways that materials can be changed.  Dissolving, evaporating, condensing freezing, melting, sieving, filtering – and even by chemical reaction! Great fun was had by all and lots of learning too!Read More

Maths in Y5

Maths in Y5

Y5 have been learning about square numbers and cube numbers. We have investigated why 8 and 10 aren’t square numbers but 4, 9 and 16 are.  We’ve explored cube numbers as far as 9 x 9 x 9 and then we ran out of multilink!Read More

Home Learning Year 6 – 13.7.20

Home Learning Year 6 – 13.7.20

Hallo to all of our Year 6 home learners! This is a summary of the work the heroic school learners have been enjoying this week. Maths: vital skills for Year 7 … click on link below English:  Super-powered Owls … click on link to watch video and see writing activities Science: dissected owl pellets and…Read More

Year 6 Home Learning – transition activities 6.7.20

Year 6 Home Learning – transition activities 6.7.20

Hello Y6 home learners, I hope you’ve explored the St Thomas More Academy website and tried some of the transition activities.  We’ve had a really good week at school getting to know more about the new subjects you’ll be studying in September. Any transition work you’ve completed can either be emailed to Mrs Dixon kdixon@stmacademy.org.uk…Read More

Year 6 Home Learning – 22.6.20

Year 6 Home Learning – 22.6.20

Hello Y6.  Time to get up, switch the video off and get down to some learning. Home learning – week beginning 22nd June  Here is a summary of the English and maths work the Y6 children who’ve returned to school have done this week. English  1) we watched the video on Komodo dragons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28FzV5OHqMU 2)…Read More

Year 6 Home Learning – 15.6.20

Year 6 Home Learning – 15.6.20

Hello Y6 Home Learners I hope you’re all well and are being good for your parents.   This is what the children in Y6 who have returned to school have been doing in Maths and English so far this week:   Maths: Getting Ready For Y7 (part 2) Monday – multiplication calculations (word problems/treasure hunt)…Read More

PE…rolls and rotations

PE…rolls and rotations

Fancy keeping yourself fit while easing out of lockdown?  Try some rolls & rotations, thanks to Mrs Iliadou and her friends at North Tyneside Council. Gymnastics @ Home – Rolls & Rotations (FV)Read More

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Year 6 Home Learning – 8.6.20

Year 6 Home Learning – 8.6.20

Hello everyone Lovely to see some of you returning to school this week.  For those of you learning at home, here are some of the tasks I’ve set at school to help you prepare for getting off to a great start in Year 7 in September. For Maths and for English we’re going to focus…Read More