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Who fancies making their very own 'Time Capsule'?...

03.04.2020

Hi guys, as you are aware, we are all currently part of an historical event. Why not record what you have been doing whilst at home keeping safe with your families. In this word document, is a printable little booklet you can work through to remind yourself in the future how you spent your time.

Have a restful Easter break - take care, from all of your staff at St Augustine's


Here are a few activities for you to try this week

Good afternoon Team Year 5...

01.04.2020

If you love history, you're in the right place...on this website you can explore and learn about your favourite periods from the past. There are quizzes, worksheets and lots more linking to World Wars, The Egyptians and The Greek plus many articles you might like to read. 

                                                   https://www.historyforkids.net/

                                     Enjoy guys! maybe you could create your own fact files

If you're a budding scientist, this site is perfect for you! ...

 

 30.03.2020

Good morning all, we hope you have had a restful weekend. If you enjoy learning about how things work, and like experiments then you and your families might get hours of educational fun from this website. You may need to seek permission from your adults before doing some of the tasks...as they can be messy!

                                               http://www.sciencefun.org/

                                                            Take care team!

 

Calling all Dr Seuss fans!...

27.03.2020

Good Morning guys,if you love all things 'Dr Seuss' then the 'Seussville' website will be perfect for you.There is lots to make and do,you can learn about the globally famous author.He is a timeless favourite for both adults and children.There are recipes,games and printable's to enjoy as well as his popular art work.

                                   https://www.seussville.com/

                 Have a happy, productive and safe weekend, love from all your staff.


Here's a science based magic trick for you to figure out. Send your hypothesis on how it works to year5@st-augustines.manchester.sch.uk

Here are a few more tasks for you to be working on.

26.03.2020... Good Morning children and families on this beautiful sunny day... We are missing you all very much.

If you enjoy the Arts,being creative and have a curious mind, then the 'Tate Modern kids' website is for you.There you will find plenty to keep you occupied with lots to see and do.Maybe do a piece of Art and we could share your work with your classmates.

                                                                                            https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

                                                                                                 Have a lovely day team

25.03.2020

                                                                       Good Morning 

Click on the link below if you would like some recipe ideas,nutritional information,and lifestyle advise to help keep your spirits raised and to help you and your families stay healthy and active. There are some short burst exercises you might get enjoyment from. This page is part of the NHS England 'Change for life' programme.

 https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

                                                                 Try it out guys,stay well

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Why not check out this virtual tour of Anne Frank's secret annex.

You could even try keeping a diary like she did.

https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/secret-annex/

The Maths Factor

 

Did you know, Maths genius, Carol Vorderman has made her Maths website FREE! go to:

https://www.themathsfactor.com/ and sign up! 

24.03.2020

 We all hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. Click on the link below if you are a fan of one of the UK's best selling children's authors 'David Walliams' . On his web page you can navigate around and find lots of fun activities linking to his World famous books. You can also tune in everyday at 11am, for 'elevenses' where he shares daily audio-book story times. His tales are full of humour and will help to make you smile.

                                                                                          https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

                                                                                                  Take care guys- Enjoy! 

As you've all been set some creative tasks to do at home we thought that you might want to share your wonderful work! We also thought you might have some questions about your learning that you might need some extra help with. 

To let you do that we've set up the email address Year5@St-Augustines.Manchester.sch.uk so you can submit your questions or work. I'm hoping to be able to post some of your excellent work to the website for everyone to see, so please send them in!

Easter Challenge

Everything you need for it is in the document below. 

 Have a look at Miss Topping's 60 minute P.E challenge below...

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20th March 2020

Below is a range of tasks that you can do at home. There are also some links to websites that you can try. We will try and update the activities and give some alternative websites on a regular basis.

Internet safety...

20.03.20 

Hi Year Five, click on this link if you would like to be internet and online savvy. 'Interland' is a fun,informative and interactive game where you can learn to keep yourself safe in real life situations. You will explore four different lands and will be able to achieve certificates once you complete each level.

                                https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

                                                          Enjoy!

 

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

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Friday 13th March 2020

To celebrate Sports Relief and raise money for a fantastic charity, everyone came to school either wearing red or sports wear. Each class took part in some sports activities and over lunch time took part in a penalty shoot out.

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Article 13- You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others

Monday 9th March 2020

To start our Science Week off in school, Mrs Nuttall did an assembly, where we got do find out more about what would be happening during the week. We also got to see 3 different experiments where we saw different gases form.

Each class this week is going to have a 'Wonder Wall' where we can write scientific questions that we would like to find more about. We came up with a few questions in assembly like: What are clouds made of?

Each class has also been given a scientist who they will find out more information about.

Year 5 have been given Valentina Tereshkova, who was the first female cosmonaut to orbit the earth.

Year 5's Wonder Wall
Year 5's Wonder Wall

These are some of the questions year 5 have asked and will be finding more about:

Why is my hair black?

How long does it take for a star to form?

Why do your teeth chatter when you are cold?

Why is water clear but the sea is blue?

Why are triangle bridges stronger than any other bridge?

This afternoon we even got to meet the ducklings!

To end our science week, each class was asked to report back on what they had been learning.  Some children from year 5 produced a power point about the scientist we had been learning about Valentina Tereshkova.  During the week we  also got to find answers for a lot of the questions on our Wonder Wall.

                                                   World Book Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Today we celebrated World Book Day in school. Lots of children in school came dressed as their favourite book character or in their pyjamas. Year 5 and 4 were lucky enough to be chosen to attend a world book day live event where they got to meet some authors. They were even lucky enough to be given a book each by one of them and some even got to have the book signed. It was great to hear what inspired them to write and hear them read some of their books. When we returned to school we got to do lots of great activities around the love of reading. We have been given the challenge to share a million stories.! 

Staying Safe Week

As part of our staying safe week, we have been learning some basic first aid and how to put a patient into the recovery position. We have  looked at how to perform CPR in an emergency and call the emergency services for help. The children even got to pretend to have a broken bone and have it plastered.

If you would like to practice putting someone into the recovery position, check out the video on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmqXqwSV3bo

Monday 3rd February 2010

This week is staying safe week in school. All the children will be taking part in lots of lessons and activities around keeping themselves safe.

Today in year 5 we went on a road safety walk and looked at how to cross the roads safely and in the correct palaces. We also looked at fire safety in the home and how to make a fire  escape plan. Hopefully the children will come home and talk to you about all they have been learning. Some of the children also took part in Bike Right, which teaches them how to ride safely on the roads.

           Check out the Fire Safety Video  year 5 watched below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89Uc-8s-jWk

Article 19: You have the right to be safe and protection from being hurt

Welcome Back

We hope everyone has had the most wonderful time over the festive holidays, and you are now looking forward to our new term.

This spring term is going to be filled, with lots of new and exciting things to learn and experience.

Don't forget to make sure you come to school everyday, and on time, so you don't miss out on all the amazing things that are going to happen.

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.

This week Rose was chosen to have drinks with Ms Shah. She was chosen as she is a superstar and an inspiration to others.
This week Rose was chosen to have drinks with Ms Shah. She was chosen as she is a superstar and an inspiration to others.

Autumn Term 2019

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On Thursday 19th December Key Stage 2 had their Christmas parties. We had lots of delicious food and enjoyed dancing and playing party games. Everyone had a great time and even went home with a special present.

On Tuesday 17th December Rev Bob came to lead our Christingle Service. He told the children a little about how the  Christingle was first started many years ago. The reception Children made some Christingles and a child from each class was chosen to come and light one.

Article 30. You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose

Ghyll Head

On 11th December, a group of year 5 and year 6 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. They even were lucky enough to have a Christmas Dinner whilst they 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

Today each child got to hang a bauble on the Christmas Tree. We all came together to sing, turn on the tree lights and light the first advent candle.

This week Patrick was chosen for sports star of the week.
This week Patrick was chosen for sports star of the week.

Friendship Week

This week has been friendship week in school.

We have all been thinking of what it is to be a good friend and how we celebrate being unique. Everyone looked at the behaviour policy and unpicked it. We looked at what bullying is and all the things we can do to prevent it happening.

The class have taken part in a number of lessons that around diversity and how great it was that we were all different. We ended the week by having a Friendship Feast together on Friday lunchtime.

Wednesday 13th November 2019

As a reward for good attendance and behaviour Year 5 went to the cinema to watch a film with Year 6. The film was called 'The Kid who Would Be King'. Everyone had a great time and thought the film gave an excellent message about friendship and team work.

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This week Masror was one of the children invited to have hot chocolate with Ms Shah. The children were chosed this week for being kind and thoughtful and all round superstars.
This week Masror was one of the children invited to have hot chocolate with Ms Shah. The children were chosed this week for being kind and thoughtful and all round superstars.

Friday 25th October 2019

Today the children finish for half term and will return on Tuesday 5th November.

They have all been given homework to complete over the holidays. It would really benefit the children if they could also access the Times Table Rock Stars. Each child has their own log in details and can be accessed at the following web address:

https://ttrockstars.com/

Angel Meadow Art Project

On Wednesday 23rd October, an artist that is known as Lazarian came to speak to the year 5 and 6 children about an art project he is involved with. He told them a little bit about how he became an artist and how we have helped by collecting hundreds of plastic bottles. The bottles are going to be used to create a giant sculpture of an angel in Meadow Park.

The children helped by removing all the labels so the bottles can be filled with paint. We then were given a copy of the angel to design ourselves and the best could possibly be used to create a Christmas Card.

What's on Your Mind Manchester?

We have all been taking part in an art project called 'What's on Your Mind Manchester?' in which each child in school made a hat. They had to think about things that were on their minds, such as  what worries them, what interests them and what they think about when they are sad. Each child decorated their own hat with things they think about, so every hat is different.

They will be collected and put on display in the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.

16.10.19

Black History Month

The month of October has been Black History Month. Today we had someone from the Freshwater Theatre come into school to tell us about the ship Empire Windrush, which arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948, bringing workers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands, as a response to post-war labour shortages in the UK. 

We thought about how hard the journey must have been, how they may have felt when they arrived in this country and how they were treated. 

 

15.10.19

                                                              Let's Build a Parthenon

Today we went to Manchester Art Gallery for a workshop on how to build a Greek Parthenon. We first had to look outside to look at the Gallery building to find out more about the different kinds of columns used in the building. Also on the outside of the building we looked at some statues of some of the Greek Gods we have been learning about. We were then put into small groups and given different jobs to do to help build a Parthenon. Some children had to make the columns, some the tiles for the floors, some made a frieze to go around the top of the building and the final group were given the task of making the roof. Everyone worked well together a produced a fantastic looking Parthenon.

After We had finished making our Parthenon we walked over to Central Library where we did some work around some Greek Gods. We made pictures of what the Gods would look like in modern times then we made our own set of Top Trump Cards. 

10.10.19     

Breakfast Club.

Today was an exciting day in school. PrettyLittleThing.com have decided to support our breakfast club. To celebrate the launch they came along to see how wonderful our children are.

The representative from Greggs brought some lovely croissants and fresh fruit for us to enjoy along with our toast and jam.

They also brought with them the Big Pink Bus and all the children got a chance to go on board and take part in a fashion shoot. Everyone had great fun.

Harvest

This year two of the year 5 boys were given the task of preparing a harvest assembly. They even linked it to the rights of the child.

Patrick and Ellis then led the assembly for the school.  


This is the Powerpoint the boys produced.

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Tuesday 24th September

Today we had a Greek workshop in school. We were visited by a Greek soldier who taught us all about what it would have been like in battle during Ancient Greek times. He told us all about the armour worn during battles. We found out lots about life during this time in history and about some of the Gods and Goddesses who feature in our class book 'Who Let The Gods Out?' .

Some of the children came dressed as Greek Gods and Goddesses. To end the day we were split into teams: Olympus, Spartan, Athens and Thebes. We took part in the Olympic Games where Athens were crowned champions. We all had a fantastic day and learned lots of things that will help us with our theme of Ancient Greeks.

Take Over Day

On Friday 13th September, it was 'Take Over Day' in school. In each class the pupils got to take over the roles of the teaching staff and they all had the opportunity to teach a lesson in class during the day.

Ellis took over the role of Mr. Harasiwka and Stevie took over the role of Mrs Plaiter.

Then children planned and delivered a number of different lessons during the day such as art, science, D.T and P.E.

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

Parliament Week

This week we have been finding out more about Parliament and the Government. We have found out  about what different roles of the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Monarch. 

In year 5 we have been having a debate around the age of voting in this country.

We have also been voting ourselves for the new representatives for Rights Respecting Group, Eco Group and School Council. The winners will be announced next week. 

Good luck to all the children who put themselves forward.

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.

12.9.19

             The whole school got to listen to the manifestos of year 6 pupils who were standing for                                                   Headteacher,  Deputy Head and Business Manager.                                                        We then voted for who we thought would do a good job tomorrow on

'Take Over Day'

As well as voting for the children who would be taking over the school for the day, we also got to vote for the children who we wanted for our class representatives for the pupil voice groups this year.

The results were as follows:

School Council

Esther & Sydnie

Rights Respecting Steering Group

Patrick & Ellis

Eco Group

Masror & Cauley

 

 

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Welcome back!

We hope you all had a great summer and are ready to find out what exciting things we are going to be doing in Year 5 this term.

Our big question this term is..

'Why are stories important in our lives?'

Article 28.... The right to a good education.

This half term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. We will be combining history, geography, art, D D& T and English as part of this topic.

Please check out our newsletter to find out more.

This week year 5 have written their own class prayer. We worked together in small groups to come up with some ideas then combined all the best ones to make our class prayer for this year.

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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. 

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 Tuesday and Friday

Tuesday is Gym/Dance

        Outdoor is Outdoor Games