Welcome to Year 6
Spring Term 2019
Our big question this term is .....
Can I Change The World?
Today Year six were given the job of telling the Easter Story in assembly. They also showcased their drumming to the rest of the school.
Tuesday 2nd April
This week we were lucky enough to work with Ashley, who is a singer song writer. She helped us to write our own song about sustainable palm oil, and how we can make a change to our world. She recorded us singing it and once it has been edited she will send it to us so we can share it with everyone else.
On Thursday 7th March We were lucky enough to go to Manchester Airport to take part in Story Live. We met an number of authors including; Tom Fletcher, Alex T. Smith, Rob Biddullph and Cressida Cowell. They told us a little about themselves and what inspired them to become authors or illustrators. Some of them shared extracts of their favourite books.
It was amazing! We were all seated under the wings of Concord and each person was given a goody bag with lots of wonderful things inside. Before we left each child could choose a book by one of the authors and have it signed personally.
Friday 1st March
School have been lucky enough to win a competition to go to Manchester Airport on World Book Day to take part in share a Story Live. The children will meet an amazing line up of authors and illustrators. Unfortunately only two classes can take part. In order to decide which two classes could go, each class had to come up with a reason why they should go and present to a panel of judges. Year 6 performed a song and talked about some of the books they have enjoyed.
Each class came up with some fantastic reasons why they love reading and should be able to attend. The winning classes were Year 5 and Year 6.
This week Victory joined Ms Shah for Hot Chocolate Friday.
She is a fantastic member of the Year 6 family and excellent role model to everyone in school.
Thursday 14th February 2019
Today the whole school visited Chester Zoo. We all had a fantastic day and managed to see many of the animals. Each class took part in a workshop as part of our work with the zoo around sustainable palm oil and got to see the orangutans we have been learning about.
On Wednesday 13th February, year 6 took part in the Young Voices Concert at the Manchester Arena.
They came together with many other schools to form one of the biggest choirs in the country.
They performed a medley of songs that they have been learning and were joined by the lead singer from Basement Jacks,
Bo from Britain's got Talent and Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet.
We all had an amazing time and sang our hearts out.
Check out some of our videos on our Twitter page.
Staying Safe Week
Article 19: Children have the right to be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment.
Article 28: You have the right to a good education and reliable information.
Article 24: You have the right to be safe
Monday 4th February 2019
Today children in Year 6 began a series of sessions looking at drugs education. We discussed the definition of what a drug is and talked about legal drugs that you might find in the home. The children were able to discuss how these should be stored and used. We also had a discussion about illegal drugs and the dangers that both these and legal drugs present.
We also began our unit on Digital Literacy where we have been learning about the benefits of the internet and how to safeguard ourselves about the potential dangers. We started by thinking about what information is private to us and who we can share this with. In the afternoon, we created a comic strip telling the story of a digital superhero citizen.
We took part in a first aid session, where we looked at how to help a casualty in an emergency situation. We learned how to put a casualty into the recovery position and how to perform C.P.R. As part of the session we thought about some of the common injuries we may come across like burns, cuts, and choking. One of the main things we thought about was how to keep ourselves safe before trying to help others.
Tuesday 5th February 2019
In today’s drugs education session, we talked about external influences and peer pressure. The children were able to recognise potential risky situations, discuss consequences and identify which of the situations they might potentially feel pressured to do. We were then able to identify strategies for preventing those situations from arising.
In Digital Literacy today we have been thinking about cyberbullying and strategies we can use to deal with this. We also make an e-safety poster for homework to share our top 5 tips.
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Today the children were presented with a real-life situation- carrying a parcel for someone for money. We discussed the possible dangers and consequences of becoming involved in this situation. The children also learned and practiced assertive behaviours in order to say ‘no’ when they didn’t want to do something.
Thursday 7th February 2019
Play in a Day
Today we took part in a play around e-safety. We looked how to use the internet safely and how to deliver the message to others to keep themselves safe online.
The main message was:
We performed for parents and the rest of the school to spread the message around e-safety.
Thursday 17th January 2019
Today we had our first workshop with workers from Chester Zoo. We looked at what Palm Oil is and why it is having an effect on the rain forests. We looked at how some of the animals who live there are in danger of becoming extinct. Chester Zoo is helping us to understand how producing sustainable palm oil will help the animals that are in danger.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and ready to find out what great things we will be doing this term.
This term we will be finding out about Fairtrade and how what we buy can have an impact on the lives of others.
We will also be working alongside Chester Zoo to find out about sustainable palm oil.
To find out more about the work with Chester Zoo you an visit www.actforwildlife.org.uk/palmoil
Reading at home
It is really important that your child reads at home every night and that they complete a brief summary about what they have read. Their reading records will be checked daily by the class staff.
You can use the link below to play some spelling games that will help with your spellings.
Homework will be given out every Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Monday. There will be a homework club on Thursday after school from 3:15-3:45 for any child wishing to stay and complete their homework .
Please use the link below to play some spelling games.
PE and Gym
Please make sure that your child has a P.E kit in school. The kit should be a white t-shirt and black/dark shorts. For outdoor games please can your child bring a pair of trainers.
P.E is on Monday and Thursday
Monday is Gym/Dance
Thursday is Outdoor Games
Autumn Term 2018
Hope you all had a wonderful break, and are ready to find out what great and exciting things we are going to be learning in Year 6
This half term we will be focusing on World War I. We are hoping to visit the Imperial War Museum to help us find out a little more of the effects the war had on Britain.
Article 28: The right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
This term we will be learning about
- Britain at War
We will be finding out about WW2 and thinking what it was like to live during the Blitz. Year 6 will be visiting Stockport Air Raid Shelters. The children will get a chance to experience what it was like during an air raid. Towards the end of the term we will may also be going to the Imperial War Museum to explore issues around war and to help us to think about our big question,
'Is it ever justifiable for nations to go to war?'
Article 38 Governments must do everything they can to protect and care for children affected by war.
Article 30. You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose
On 12th December, most of year 6 and a group of year 5 children went on a residential trip to Ghyll Head in the Lake District. They took part in lots of outdoor activities like: Ghyll Scrambling, Canoeing, Climbing, Zip Wire and walked up Gummers Howe which is 321m above sea level. We even were lucky enough to have a Christmas Dinner whilst we were there. The children and staff had a fantastic time and many of them overcame a fear whether it was of heights or of the dark.
Article 15 Every child has the right to meet other children and join in groups and organisations.
On 3rd December, We started our Christmas Celebrations by decorating our Christmas Tree. Each child in school placed a bauble on the tree. we then held an assembly ton do the big switch on of the lights. The tree looks beautiful.
Children in Need
Friday 16th November was Children in Need Day. We all came to school in our pyjamas and brought our teddies to raise money for this wonderful charity.
Article 23 – You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this convention, so that you can live a full life.
These two young ladies joined Ms Shah for hot chocolate this week. They are both superstars who have supported and looked after a new member of our class that joined us this week.
Well Done girls!
This week week during parents evening, each class got to showcase some of the art they had been doing this term. Year 6 have been doing work around the Blitz and have produce some lovely work.
Article 13- You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, and writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
British Red Cross
On Tuesday 13th November, Laura from the British Red Cross came to work with year 6 and teach them some basic first aid. They looked at how to treat an unconscious person and how to perform CPR.
This week has been friendship week. We have been looking at lots of different topics like Cyber bullying, Bullying, Respect and Different Families Same Love and All Different All Equal. On Monday we wore odd socks. As part of our work this week year 6 went to Abraham Moss to meet the author Alan Gibbons.
On Friday 9th November year 6 led our Remembrance Assembly.
We thought about all the people who lost their lives and all the those caught up in conflicts past and present. They performed a poem by Lawrence Binyon called
'For The Fallen'
This year marked 100 years since WW1 ended. Each child read a name of a person who sadly lost their lives during the war.
On Friday 19th October we went to the National Squash Centre to watch the British Taekwondo Grand Prix. We all had a fantastic time and even got a chance to try out our kicking techniques.
Fire Service Visit
Today the fire service visited year 6 to talk about fire safety and how to keep safe around fireworks. They also demonstrated how to perform some basic life saving (CPR).
Today some of the year 6 children led our Harvest Assembly.
We thought about how lucky we all our and how many people do not have enough food to eat . Thanks to the donations of food that everyone brought into school, we will be able to help many people who may not always have enough food.
To raise money for the Macmillan Charity,
children and staff made and brought cakes into school. At the end of the day we had a massive cake sale.
We managed to raise £272.00
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
On Friday 28th of September, St Augustine's is holding a Macmillan cake sale. Today we decided to hold a class bake off to see which group made the best cookies to sell tomorrow after school. Hopefully we will raise lots of money.
On Monday 24th September year 6 visited Liverpool Maritime Museum. We looked at how Liverpool was targeted during WWII and at the devastation that was caused to the docks during bombing. We also got to look at some art that depicted the docks during the war.
Article 13 Children have the right to get and to share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others.
Take Over Day
One of the first jobs for the new Head and Deputy was to do Celebration Assembly. They both looked very smart and did a great job. Watch out Ms Shah and Mr Gibaut you may have some competition for your jobs!
Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.
All the children were given opportunities to teach a lesson in their classes.
In year 6 these children chose to teach:
Remaya - Cooking - Skittle Biscuits
Grace - Art - Rock Painting
Lilly -Art - Marbelling
Lacie N & Darcie - Making Playdough
Precious - Computing
Kai - Computing
Kayzer - Sewing
Praise & Brooke - Dance
Sanna & Alex - Drumming
Thursday 13th September
Today the whole school voted for one of the pupils from year 6 to be Headteacher for the day on Take Over Day tomorrow. The runners up were given the Role of Deputy, School Secretaries and Caretakers.
Each class also voted for their class representatives for the School Council, Rights Respecting School and Eco Group.
Well Done to everyone who put themselves forward for election!
These are the results of the St. Augustine's elections:
Daniel will be Headteacher
Lacey M. will be Deputy
Brooke & Whitney will be Secretaries
Praise & Lacie N will be Caretakers
Our Class Representatives will be:
School Council Rights Respecting School Group Eco Group
Praise & Lacie N. Victory B. & Lucie Kai & Brooke
Article 29: Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full.
Tuesday 11th September
Stockport Air Raid Shelter and Museum
To help us understand more about our topic, World War II, we took part in an evacuee learning experience at Stockport Air Raid Shelter. We found out what it was like being evacuated and got chance to look around an underground shelter that was used during the war. The children got to handle some genuine artefacts and find out more about what they were used for. Everyone had a great time and came away full of interesting facts and knowledge that will support their learning.
Friday 7th September 2018
This week Emily and Chloe were chosen to have hot chocolate with Ms Shah as they are both all round superstars! They are amazing ambassadors for our school.