St Mary's Catholic Primary School

In Jesus' footsteps we learn, love and grow together to be the best that we can be!

Class 8

CURRENT NEWS: If possible, please bring in your costume for 'Cinders' in a labelled bag.



                         Croeso i Dosbarth 8, Blwyddyn 6

         Welcome to Class 8, Year 6



Class Teacher: Mrs A. Thomas

Teaching Assistants: Mr D. Brennan, Mrs M. Lewis (a.m.)


An important year lies ahead as pupils complete their studies in St Mary's before moving on to new horizons. Punctuality and excellent attendance are essential if children are to reach their full potential so if possible, please keep appointments in school time to a minimum. Year 6 always offers exciting opportunities for pupils and we are looking forward to working, learning and laughing together.

As always, please arrange to see me if you have any concerns about your child.

Mrs Thomas




Your child will be issued with the following:


  • A spelling booklet to practise for weekly spelling test
  • A reading record card and own choice / scheme library book
  • A ruled exercise book (English, miscellaneous)
  • A squared exercise book ( Mathematics)

It would be greatly appreciated if you could help to develop independence by encouraging your son or daughter to look after this equipment and return it as required.


Homework will USUALLY be set on Fridays and return will be expected on Wednesday morning.

 Maths tests USUALLY take place on Thursdays.

Spelling tests USUALLY take place on Fridays.



PE will be on Wednesday afternoon starting on Wednesday 2nd March to facilitate lessons coached by Cardiff City FC.

Shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings and a T-shirt are required.

Games is on a Friday afternoon and full kit is essential including a t-shirt, warm sweatshirt, jogging bottoms and trainers. A water proof jacket is also needed. Children may bring a small plastic bottle of plain water. 




Our current RE topic is 'Stewardship'.  


Our Imaginative Learning Project (ILP)  is 'Summer Camp'.  We will be basing the majority of our Geography, History, Art, Design Technology and ICT in this context. 




In Welsh, we will continue to focus on developing dialogues using a range of sentence patterns and tenses. In particular, we will be using phrases to do with Teledu (Television). We are aiming to use more incidental Welsh around the classroom so please encourage your children to share any words or phrases with you at home too! 


Welsh Speaker of the Week


                                                        20.05.16  Megan Kemble




                                                        20.05.16 Sebastian Szczech


Roles and Responsibilities

School Councillors


Congratulations to Denis Rosenau and Abi Goddard on being elected as Year 6 School Councillors. We wish them a very happy and productive year in office.


Eco Councillors

Congratulations to  Robert Edwards and Megan Kemble on being elected as Year 6 Eco Councillors. We wish them a very eco-friendly year in office!

Year 6 House Captains


Caerphilly:   Amy and Jamie

Conwy:       Seb and Ella

Harlech:     Peter and Angel

Raglan:      Leah and Szymon





The race was on to find out which team could get their jelly to set the fastest. Using all their knowledge about what speeds up dissolving, four teams got to work against the clock. Team Wibble Wobble won the challenge. Their bowl of jelly was set in one hour.


Class 8 Mass

Saint Richard Gwyn

Friday, 16th October, 2015


St Richard Gwyn (1537-1584) was born in Montgomeryshire, Wales and spent many years working as a schoolmaster. A married man with six children, he was imprisoned for four years because of his Catholic faith and finally hanged, drawn and quartered on October 15, 1584. His last words were "Iesu, trugarha wrthyf' Jesus, have mercy on me".

Introduction to Class Mass read by Megan

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St Richard Gwyn Mass sermon

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Fr Andy Bord talks about St Richard Gwyn's dedication to his faith and how he helped to keep Catholicism alive.

Magistrates in our class.

Pupils took part in a mock trial with the help of local magistrates.

The case involved Alex Took who was accused of theft of an ipad mini worth £200 from Asda. She pleaded not guilty, saying she had left the store in a hurry and had forgotten she had not paid for the tablet.

Having heard evidence from PC B Quick and store security guard Jo Sawyer the defendant was found guilty.

She was sentenced to community service and ordered to pay court costs.