Topaz Class Year 6

Welcome to Topaz Class! The children have settled into classroom routines very quickly and are all very excited to be in Year 6 with the additional responsibilities and privileges that brings. 


Summer Term 2024



Isle of Wight - Residential Trip 2024

We had the most fantastic time on the Isle of Wight this year. The weather could not have been better, and the children all made the most of everything on offer. 






Design and Technology

We designed and made bunting this year for our DT project. This was part of our school display for the Burnham Art Trail. The theme this year was celebrating the work of the RNLI.






We have been learning about primary, secondary and tertiary economies in geography this year. The children loved picking chocolate chips out of cookies to learn about how difficult it is to mine for rare earth elements without destroying the environment around them.



Rio Cinema Trip

As a treat for Year Six after SATs week, the PTFA generously paid for the children to visit the cinema in Burnham to watch the film 'IF'. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and wrote thank you letters to the PTFA to express their gratitude. 



Spring Term 2024




In Science, we looked at light and how we see things. The children looked at items in water and investigated how refraction changes how we see things when light transitions through one medium into another.





In art this term, we have been looking at different artists and artworks that speak out. We have been trying different techniques (including chiaroscuro - which means light-dark) to produce dramatic effects.


Ash Wednesday Church Service

During our Ash Wednesday church service at St. Mary's Church, the children in Topaz Class led part of the service, reading beautifully and also saying prayers. Many of the children had ashes put on their forehead by Reverend Suzie and Mrs Denham-Hale.




World Book Day

The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters on World Book Day this year. Much fun was had by all!




Autumn term 2023



Tour of Britain

We were extremely fortunate to be able to watch the Tour of Britain cycle race last Friday which luckily passed by the end of Marsh Road. The children cheered the cyclists as they went past with gusto!



Team Captains

The children in Topaz class were very excited to deliver their speeches to the rest of their teams in an effort to persuade the children to vote for them as their team captain. All the speeches were of an extremely high standard, presenting the children of St. Mary's with some difficult choices! Well done to all the children who took part - we are all very proud of you -  and congratulations to the winners.







We have been looking at the topic of classification in science. We researched the scientist Carl Linnaeus, who created a system for naming plants and animals - a system we still use today.



In art this term, we have been studying macrophotography, and using different techniques in photography. The children really enjoyed posing for their mock album covers!





Remembrance Sunday Parade   

On Remembrance Sunday, children from St. Mary's School took part in the Remembrance parade and service in the town. We are very proud of Amelia (Topaz Class) and Ester (Sapphire Class) who laid the wreath from our school on the steps of the memorial.



Odd Socks Day   

On Monday 13th November, the whole school took part in Odds Socks Day to celebrate our differences. Topaz Class also led the assembly introducing Anti-Bullying Week.



Dodgeball Tournament

Pupils from Topaz Class took part in a Dodgeball Tournament at Ormiston Rivers School. They competed against pupils from other local schools, and enjoyed the competition immensely. They all played brilliantly, demonstrating sportsmanship and respect at all times.


Cyber Safety 

The Year Six children participated in an Online Safety workshop led by Essex Fire and Police Service, gaining valuable knowledge before they transition to secondary school.