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 Hello Year 5,

Today we are adding decimals that will give answers great than one whole.

Watch the lesson before you try the activities.

Remember, if these activities are not quite right for you then look at the work in other year groups.




Good morning Year 5,

I have saved a Fairtrade reading comprehension activity for you to try at home.  Follow the link to TwinklGo - and click on the 'My lessons' tab.  You may need to enter the pin code shown below to access this interactive activity.  You can select the difficulty of the activity before you begin.  



Hello Year 5,

I hope you are enjoying the work on decimals. Today we are learning about decimal pairs that equal one. It's just like whole number pairs that make 100.

Watch the lesson before you try the activities.



Hi Year 5,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  Below is a reading comprehension activity all about children's author Michael Morpurgo.    


Good morning Year 5,

 You are all doing a really great job working at home and we are looking forward to seeing you in Year 6 in September.

Today we are learning how to subtract decimals within 1.

Watch the video lesson before you try the activity.


Hi Parents/Carers,

There is an app called Reading Eggspress which will support your child with their reading skills at home.  You can currently get a 30 day free trial and the app works well on phones, tablets and laptops.  Once your child is on the app they will be given an activity to do which will help to identify their reading level and then from this they will be provided with activities appropriate for them.  Please follow the link to find out more -

Hi Parents/Carers,

Please find further information regarding the Summer Reading Challenge below.


Good morning Year 5,

I hope you are enjoying your maths work at home. Today we are adding decimals within 1. Watch the lesson before you try the activities.

Hello Year 5,

Below are the year 5 and 6 common exception words (spellings) for you to practice.  Take your time to work through as many as you can.


Hello Year 5,

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's maths. Today we are learning about thousandths. Click on the link for the lesson before you try the activities.

Hello Year 5, 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  Below are some literacy activities based around the story 'The Paradise Garden' for you to try.


Hello Year 5

You are all doing really well with your home learning, welcome to another week. Also, it is fantastic that so many of you are using My Maths.

Today we are learning about decimals as fractions. Click on the link for the lesson and then try the activities.

Hi Year 5 parents/carers,

Please follow the link for useful resources and helpful tips on how to read with your child

Also, please sign your child up for the summer reading challenge.  All the details are on the website -

Hello Year 5

Today might be a good day for division; everyone's favourite maths topic. Here is a video to help and then have a go at the task.

PS. remember to enjoy the sunshine as well as enjoying your maths!!

Good morning Year 5,

Here are some interesting rainforest animal fact files for you to read.  I hope you enjoy finding out about these interesting animals! There is also a template below which you can use to create your very own fact file.  Your fact file could be about one of the animals below or you may want to research a different rainforest animal.   

Hello Year 5,

Today's Literacy activity is all about analysing and performing play scripts -

Good morning Year 5

To carry on our work on multiplication let's revise factor pairs.

Hello Year 5

This week we will practise some multiplication and division. Here are some multiplication activities.

Hello Year 5,

Today's literacy activity is all about comprehension and showing an understanding of what you have read.  Just follow the link below.

Here's a set of worksheets the explore the ideas of evolution and how animal adapt .

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Good morning Year 5 and happy Tuesday.

Here are some measuring activities for you on perimeter and area.

If these activities are not quite right for you, remember you can do the work from other year groups. This week we are all measuring.

Also there is plenty to do on MY Maths. You all have a user name and password. Well done to everyone who has been online so far.

Hi Year 5, hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Take a look at the literacy activities below...

Hello Parents/Carers,

I have put some maths resources for home learning on the Maths at home page. This is a ten week block. I hope it is useful.

There are 4 documents for Year 5.

If these materials are not suitable you can use the materials from other year groups.

Hi Year 5,

Take a look at the website below.  There are lots of free interactive literacy games, quiz's and reading comprehension activities for you to try.

Also, if you enjoy reading Roald Dahl stories, take a look at his website.  There are lots of fun activities related to his very famous stories for you to try. 

Hi Year 5, 

Take a look at the bbc bitesize website.  There are some great daily literacy lessons for you to try.  Today's lesson is all about facts and opinions.  Just follow the link below.

Hi Year 5. Here are some science activities you might want to try, there's a similar pack of activities on rocks and minerals on the Year 6 page you might also want to look at. 

Good morning Year 5

Here is a simple maths task. Can you complete it in different ways? Can you extend it with other fractions, decimals and percentages that you might know?

Hi Year 5,

Have a go at working through the activities in this literacy booklet.

The Wonderful World of Word Classes.


One of the trickier elements of Grammar is remembering all the different kinds of words so here are a few links that can help you out.


BBC Bitesize - This breaks down all the different word classes you need to know


Verbs and Adverbs - this game has you improve stories by changing the verbs and adverbs


Nouns and Adjectives - A very similar game but this time you change the nouns and adjectives


Get your adverbs here - A catchy song that explains all about adverbs


Hi Year 5

Try this maths challenge.

Hi Year 5,

Have a go at this grammar and punctuation activity.  You can discuss your answers with a grown up at home or write them down on a separate sheet.

Here are some science activities for you to try at home.

Hi Year  5,

Here are some punctuation activities to try.  Read the definitions first and then have a go.  The answers are at the end of the activity so no peeking until you have finished!

Hi Year 5

Well done to those of you who have tried My Maths.

You have been sent your login details.

I have set you a task to get you started.

Hi Year 5

Try some of these maths games

Here are a few activities for you to try over the half term break. 

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Thursday 21st May

Here is another homework activity booklet I have put together. 

 Try your best and leave anything you're unsure about.



Friday 15th May

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

The theme this year is Kindness.


Quotes about Being kind to yourself (46 quotes)

'A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and roots spring up and make new trees.'

Amelia Earhart

Why not check out the calendar below and get some ideas on how to be kind to yourselves and others.



        Hi everyone, hope you are all well this week and keeping yourselves busy.  

We are missing you all lots!     

If you have managed to complete the test papers from last week, you might want to have a look through some of these worksheets and practical activities. 

Don't forget to log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and work on improving your  scores and times.

Stay safe and keep smiling :)


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This Friday (8th May) is VE (Victory in Europe) Day. The day marks the 75th anniversary since Germany surrendered to Britain and her allies (friends) and World War 2 came to an end. The war had gone on for almost 6 years and everyone in Britain's lives were effected. People could only eat/ buy certain foods, they followed the news everyday to see what was happening and movement was limited so people couldn't just go wherever they wanted- especially at night time. In Britain today we are facing the biggest changes to our lives since World War 2.You are living through a major historical event right now! This might help you to understand a little about what it might have been like living 75 years ago at the end of the war. 

We have put together a learning grid to help you understand what VE Day is, how it was celebrated in 1945 and what life was like at that time.

This Friday, lots of people in Britain are planning to celebrate with a party in their own homes. Why not join them?


Keep Fit And Healthy

Health and fitness is a major concern: Here are 6 tips to stay healthy

Fancy doing some cooking?

Why not try this Healthy Carrot and Coriander Soup.


Hi everyone.

Hope you are all well and staying safe. 

I have put on some maths papers and a reading paper for you to have a go at. Do not worry if you cannot do all the questions as we may not have covered everything in class yet.

Just do your best.

Have a go at the reading paper below. If you cannot print off the papers then you could read the booklet from the website then answer the questions in the book that you took home with you.


Hi Year 5, Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Here is a lovely link for reading. There is free access to lots of amazing books at the minute, try the link below to read them...

Keep yourself active with this daily fitness challenge.  Maybe challenge your family members  or your friends.

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


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...


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. 


                                     Enjoy guys! maybe you could create your own fact files

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



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 they can be messy!


                                                            Take care team!


Calling all Dr Seuss fans!...


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.


                 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

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.


                                                                                                 Have a lovely day team


                                                                       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.

                                                                 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.

The Maths Factor


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


 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.


                                                                                                  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 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...


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.




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.

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

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.

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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:

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.


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. 



                                                              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. 


Breakfast Club.

Today was an exciting day in school. 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.


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.


             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