Spring Term 2020
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
Good afternoon Team Year 6...
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
Your daily smile
Here is your daily dosage of smile. A favourite poem of Miss Gwynne's about the Veggie Vampire. Enjoy!
BREAKING NEWS... COMPETITION... BREAKING NEWS... COMPETITION...
As you all know in year 6, Miss Gwynne is an avid lover of creative writing and poetry. Have a little look at the website:
It's a great website by the author Kenn Nesbitt. You can sign up for weekly funny poems and there's plenty of activities to be getting on with.
This is the perfect opportunity for me to announce the competition I would like to run. I would love to read some of your poetry. It can be about anything at all: ducks, school, sport, animals. Whatever takes your fancy. The winner will get a special framed picture of their favourite duckling, any one which you choose. So come on, get started and send Miss Gwynne your wonderful creative poetry!!
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 Printables as well as his popular art.
Have a happy, productive and safe weekend, love from all your staff.
Hey Year 6?
Remember the teeny tiny ducky ducks?? Not so tiny anymore are they?! They are getting really cheeky splashing about!! :-) Enjoy xxx
Ducky duck ducks update
Just a little update about the ducky ducks, they're doing fine and enjoying time in the garden each day. They love running about and having the hose sprayed on them. They enjoy eating little slugs and snails and pooping all over Miss Gwynne's garden!
After their garden adventures, they go for a bath where they enjoy swimming under the water, then they're dried with their own towel and they go to bed with some dinner. They're loving life at the minute and I can't wait to show you how big they're getting!!!
Your daily smile - 26.3.2020
I think I’m in love with my smartphone.
I’ve never felt this way before.
I used to be lonely without it.
I don’t feel alone anymore.
My phone is my constant companion.
It loves to just hang out and play.
As long as I plug it in nightly,
it charms and delights me all day.
It likes to play music and movies.
It never says no to a game.
It answers my questions so sweetly.
Without it, life isn’t the same.
I hope you don’t misunderstand me
or think that I’m some kind of freak,
but I fell in love with my smartphone,
so we’re getting married next week.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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
Your daily dose of smile :-)
Excuse Me Miss
Sam asked a question of his teacher
He asked it of the stern Miss Meacher
You wouldn’t punish me, would you?
For something that I did not do
Of course not boy, answered Miss
Spitting the reply out with a hiss
That’s a relief he began to explain
As I didn't do my homework again.
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!
Good Morning all
Click on the link below if you would like some recipe ideas, nutritional information and lifestyle advice 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.
Your daily smile
There was a cough and then another
The little cat ran to her mother.
“What can we do?” “Well, wash your paws,”
Her mother said, “And all your claws.
“We’ll stay inside and shut the door.
You’ll laugh and hide and read and draw
“And think of all the games you’ll play!
You’ll sleep and eat and then one day…
“You’ll see the door is open wide -
The sun will shine, you’ll run outside -
“Just look at how I’ve grown!” you’ll say,
“Since all the time I’ve been away!”
So wash your paws and don’t feel blue
The little cat knows what to do
And wait until the morning when
Our big old world is right again.
Ursula Dubosarsky (Australian Children's Laureate)
Illustration by Jan Balet 1980
Miss Gwynne has received some lovely emails over the last couple of days from year 6 pupils wanting to know how the ducks are. It has been lovely to hear from some of you! When you have completed some of the work that has been set for you, why not send it over? We would love to share the work you have been completing with the rest of the school! Remember, if you need any help or any support, we are here. Even if you have any worries or anxieties, we are here to help the best we can!
If you're wondering what other things you can get up to over the next few days, take a look at the websites below:
BBC BITESIZE https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
MATHS GAMES https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS https://ttrockstars.com/
MATHS FRAME https://mathsframe.co.uk/
OXFORD OWL https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
GO NOODLE https://app.gonoodle.com/
TWINKL TEACHING RESOURCES https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
READING EGGS https://readingeggs.co.uk/
SPELLING FRAME https://spellingframe.co.uk/
NASA KIDS CLUB https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub
EDUCATION QUIZZES https://www.educationquizzes.com/
CORBETT MATHS https://corbettmathsprimary.com/
SCRATCH CODING https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas
ONLINE SAFETY https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland
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!
Ready for you daily dosage of P.E?? Have a look at Miss Topping's 60 minute P.E challenge below...
Just a little something to make you smile. The ducks are getting so big now and they have been enjoying the adventures of Miss Gwynne's garden. I think Oreo thinks he's ready to lead the pack ;-)
Good morning team Year Six, We all hope you have been taking good care of yourselves and keeping safe and busy during these uncertain and confusing times. Your mental health and well-being matters so much to us as your staff. Below is a link to 'KOOTH' and XenZone a fantastic digital counselling platform for anyone age 11 plus, this anonymous service can support you if you have worries that you are finding tricky. These sites can be accessed through a mobile,tablet or desktop and is free to use, should you need to.
Take care guys ;-)
Have you heard about the Easter Challenge set by Mr Gibaut??
Everything you need for it is in the document below,
I hear there's prizes at stake!!
20.03.2020 Boredom Reliever
Everyday, we will be adding different activities for children to do whilst we all find our feet again over the next few weeks. We will be adding different links for activities that will help to ease the potential boredom of not being at school. Today's is one that our year 6's will really love! We all know how much year 6 love to dance... have a look at the link and enjoy ;-)
Hi Year Six, 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.
BREAKING NEWS... BREAKING NEWS... BREAKING NEWS...
13.3.20 Ducks, ducks, ducks
Today was the ducks last day in school before they were heading home with Miss Gwynne. She will be having a purpose built duck house and pen made especially for the little guys and will be bringing them into school every so often so that the children can watch how they've grown. But just before they left, all the children had a photo with their favourite duckling. We named the ducklings, Oreo, Sunray, Coby, Budi and Harmony. Have a look at the gorgeous pictures below...
Our Science Week Wonder-Wall
Every class at St Augustine's produced their own 'Wonder-wall'. This was a display which had all the different questions that each child would like to know the answer to. As you can see we are a very curious bunch!!
After a fabulous week of learning, we concluded our Science week investigation with presentations from each class about their designated scientist. Each class took responsibility for research about a certain influential scientist from the past and present.
We watched some incredible presentations and even a stop start motion picture by year 1!
Year 6's task was to find out about Alan Turing. The class did their research and then put together an awesome presentation and delivered it to the rest of the school. Well done to the whole of St Augustine's for the hard work and the amazing research you all did on your own scientists!
Vera and Aaliyah did us proud!
Science Week - 09.03.2020 - 13.03.2020
This week at St Augustine's, we are celebrating Science Week. This morning we had an extra special assembly, presented by Mrs Nuttall. During the assembly we watched 3 amazing experiments. Some of the children in the school even took part in the experiments. We were amazed! We watched different gases being formed, we learnt scientific language, we even saw a volcano like reaction.
Throughout the week, the whole school will be making their own, 'Wonder wall' where we will be asking questions about the world, the universe and the planet we live on. Its going to be an awesome week and we cant wait to get started!
Days 4, 5, 6 and 7
So 3 of the ducklings finally arrived on Friday morning! Miss Cookson and Miss Gwynne arrived at school at 7.15am with lots of 'squeeeee's' when 3 ducklings were sitting in the incubator. By Friday afternoon, the other 3 still hadn't hatched. Miss Gwynne took them home for the weekend, she was awoken to the birth of 2 baby ducks at 3am and 4am on Saturday morning. They had lots of snuggles before they went with the other babies and had a fun filled weekend: Eating, drinking, swimming, snuggling and sleeping.
Today Miss Cookson and Miss Gwynne arrived at school at 7.15am, in anticipation that some of the ducklings may have hatched. Unfortunately, these stubborn littles babies are nowhere to be seen as yet, clearly they are very snug and warm in their little egg homes at the moment. We have cracks in 5 out of 6 of them with the egg 'F3' seeming to be furthest along out of the group. We (Miss Cookson and Miss Gwynne) will arrive at school bright and early again in the morning, in the hope that we may have at least one little duckling waiting to be loved! Watch this space.
05.03.2020 World Book Day 2020!
We celebrate World Book Day in style at St Augustine's! The whole school dressed up as their favourite characters. We paraded to the rest of the school and then we sat and listened to 3 stories read to us by Ms Shah, Mr Gibaut and Miss Atkinson. It was awesome; we really took the messages from each of the story's and thoroughly enjoyed them!
Today we didn't see an awful lot of movement from any of the eggs until the very end of the day where one of the eggs cracked! We were so excited but nothing more has happened as yet. We have set up 'Egg Cams' on the incubation unit so that we can keep our eyes on it throughout the day!
03.03.2020 'DUCK DAY'
Well today was the day, the day year 6 have been looking forward to for weeks...We finally had our 'special delivery', DUCK EGGS!!!
We get to hatch them and look after them for a whole week! We are looking forward to them hatching in the next couple of days, then raising them; feeding them and loving them for the first week of their lives!! We will keep you up to date with all the latest pictures as they hatch and grow.
Safety Week: 03.02.2020 - 07.02.2020
This week at school, children are learning all about safety. Safety in the home, safety at school, safety on the road, safety on the internet and even how to perform First Aid!
Throughout the week, children will engage in different activities. Some children are even taking part in a bike course, learning how to keep safe on their bike!
We are hoping to have a fun filled week, as well as gaining lots of important knowledge to make sure we can keep ourselves safe as well as everybody else!
Article 19: You have the right to be safe and protection from being hurt
17.01.2020 Youth Climate Change Action Summit
Today, School ECO representatives from Year 5 and Year 6 attended a Climate Change conference, at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. Here they discussed, debated and asked key members of the Council questions about how they are trying to tackle Climate Change in Manchester. We joined dozens of other schools from around Manchester and put our heads together to discuss this important topic. Archie, Rukiya, Mariam and Masror, represented St. Augustines impeccably. Masror even spoke to executive members of the council infront of the whole auditorium! We had a fantastic day and are more committed than ever to help to prevent this global problem!
15.01.2020 Ghyll Head Assembly
Today was the year 5 and year 6 Ghyll Head assembly. We invited all parents/carers to come and join us as we shared our most amazing moments of our fabulous trip. Thanks to everybody who came.
14.01.2020 Ghyll Head Assembly Reminder
Tomorrow is the year 5 and year 6 Ghyll Head assembly. We are inviting all parents/carers to come and join us as we share our most special moments of our fabulous trip. We hope to see you there...
Welcome back and a very Happy New Year!! We hope you are all as excited about the new term as we are!! We have lots of exciting things planned for this term and of course lots of hard work! We cant wait to share this next term with you! We'll keep you posted!!!
Autumn Term 2019
20.12.19 Hot Chocolate with Ms Shah
This week our lovely Vera enjoyed a hot chocolate with Ms Shah. This was for Vera's maturity throughout the first term back at school! Well done, Vera!
19.12.19 Christmas Party
Today was our Christmas party! We had so much fun! We ate food, played games, watched some films and finished it off with a bit of a disco with karaoke and party games! We were absolutely shattered after all the fun!
17.12.19 Christingle Service
Today St Augustine's reflected on the meaning of Christmas and enjoyed a lovely Christingle service with Reverend Bob. A child from each class in school stood at the front of the hall with a Christingle made by the wonderful children in the Foundation stage. The candles were then lit to represent the peace, love and sacrifice of Jesus.
What a beautiful morning.
6.12.19 St Augustine's Christmas Fayre
Today was the very exciting school Christmas Fayre. This was the perfect opportunity for Year 6 to get stuck into some creative and messy work. We decorated (very artistically) cookies, biscuits and even made wreaths out of biscuits too. We are a very talented bunch!
Have a look at what we did...
5.12.19 Visit to Manchester Central Library
Today Year 6 visited Manchester Central Library. The purpose of our visit was to further our knowledge of the mass genocide that took place during World War 2. We learnt about Anne Frank and watched a film created by Manchester Indie Film makers.
The children were very engaged in the session and especially enjoyed the interaction with the film makers and poets!
26.11.19 Creative Club meets FRIENDS
This week at Creative Club we enjoyed working on our drama and acting skills. We picked two scenes from one of our favourite TV programmes, Friends.
We each had a turn of the different characters during the rehearsal. Then we made a decision on who we felt showed the most likeness to certain characters. We recorded the theme song and the famous, 'Pivot' scene and 'Joey learns French'. When we weren't part of the acting scenes, we were developing our camera skills and filming instead. We had so much fun!
Have a look at the videos we made below.
CHILDREN IN NEED 2019
THIS YEAR ST. AUGUSTINES RAISED £156.20 FOR CHILDREN IN NEED!
AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!
Hot chocolate with Ms Shah 22.11.19
This week, beautiful Aaliyah has been chosen to sit and spend some time with Ms Shah. Her infectious smile and her bubbly personality are just some of the reasons why Ms Shah chose her. Well done Aaliyah!
22.11.19 Our DT Work
Over the last few weeks of term, Year 6 have been focusing on making circuits during our 'Electricity' unit in Science. We have also been reading the book, 'Letters from the Lighthouse' as part of our World War 2 topic in History (as you may remember from the Lighthouse tiles we made).
After a week of hard work and planning, children have designed and made some lighthouses. These have their own circuits included (very clever!)so that they can light up with the push of a switch. They also have an element of artistic design too! Miss Cookson and Miss Gwynne are so proud of the children's efforts!
Have a look...
20.11.19 World Children's Day!
World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Since 1990, World Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children's rights. World Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.
Today all children at St. Augustine's wore blue to show support of this and to celebrate our status as a Gold awarded Rights Respecting School!
11.11.19 - 15.11.19 Friendship Week
This week has been an important week at St Augustine's. We have been enjoying friendship week in school.
Children have been thinking about what it means to be a good friend and how we celebrate being unique. All classes have looked at the behaviour policy and discussed all the different aspects of it. Year 6 children also enjoyed some 'Circle Time', discussing, very maturely, the very important subject of Bullying.
Friday was a lovely finish to the week as we enjoyed a 'Friendship Feast' together in the school hall.
Year 6 Friendship pledge
15.11.19 CHILDREN IN NEED 2019
What a special day in school today! It's non-uniform day! Why? Because we're celebrating Children in Need and raising lots of funds to go to this wonderful charity!
13.11.19 Cinema Trip
Today we had a really lovely day in Year 6. Today was Cinema Day. This was to celebrate our wonderful behaviour and excellent attendance. We got the tram, whilst singing songs, and arrived at Manchester Printworks. We represented the school perfectly!
The film we went to see was called, 'The Kid who would be King'. It was awesome! We wont spoil it for you, but put it this way, we applauded with happiness at the end!!
25.10.19 End of Half Term Celebration
So today was the last day of our first half term back at school (How quick has that gone!!)
Year 6 enjoyed a lovely day finishing of some end of unit tasks and Miss Cookson and Miss Gwynne had a bit of a surprise in store for the end of the day!
Throughout the first half term, we have been working very hard and so we felt it was important that the children who had shown maturity, consistent hard work and impeccable behaviour should be rewarded! Have a little look at the surprises below!
Remember we told you about the amazing ceramic tiles we were making??
Look at our AMAZING designs now!!!!!
21.10.19 What's on your Mind Manchester?
Over the last few weeks St Augustine's been taking part in an art project called 'What's on Your Mind Manchester?'
Every child in school made a hat. The idea was that children had to think about the different things that were on their minds. This included our worries, our interests and what we think about when we are sad. We decorated our own hats individually, so every hat is different.
They will be collected and put on display in the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. WOW!
16.10.19 BLACK HISTORY MONTH
This month in school, we are learning all about Black History. Children in all the school years are exploring different areas of Black History.
Today we had a visit from a special guest known as the 'Time Master'. She took us on a journey back in time and expanded our minds with knowledge.
We had a great time and loved interacting with each other and role playing.
Have a little look at the pictures below...
15.10.19 Our Fantastic Work
Today in Year 6 we have had a brilliant day. In particular, we want to share with you the work we have produced in the afternoon. Throughout the whole of this half term, we as a class have been reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' during our shared reading sessions. This novel is to link in with our Topic on World War 2. We have been really enjoying this book and we are eager to finish it before the end of half term! (A chapter a day!)
This afternoon, we have been using our creative skills to produce tiles made from clay. We spent a couple of weeks designing our tiles beforehand. The tiles have 3D elements to them, and of course its all about lighthouses. As soon as they're dry were going to be painting them, keep your eyes peeled ready for the updates... ;-)
Check them out so far...
THE BREAKFAST CLUB - RELAUNCHED!
Today was an awesome day in school! It was the relaunch of our Breakfast Club! We had lots of people from Greggs, our sponsors, who came in spent some time with us. They brought in delicious Croissants, teacakes and some lovely fruit too! We also had some visitors from 'Prettylittlething.com', our other sponsors, and they took us on a huge double decker party bus. We did some dressing up and walked the cat walk... we were treated just like celebrities!!
THANK YOU GREGGS and THANK YOU PRETTYLITTLETHING.COM!!!
Article 27. The right to eat nutritional food.
Article 31. The right to rest and play.
8.10.19 - Creative Club
Have you heard about the fun and shenanigans at our Creative Club? Every Tuesday 3.15pm to 4.00pm
Checkout the Year 6 clubs page. For more information, copy and paste the link below!
Trip to Stockport Air Raid shelter
Article 13 + 17 - The right to find things out and share what you think with others.
Today in year 6, we got a coach to Stockport and took a trip back in time..
Children had a fantastic day imagining themselves as World War 2 evacuees. They explored the huge shelters, 40 feet underground!
We dressed up, sang War songs, practised putting on gas masks, we even did some household chores, ready for our 'new life' with our 'new families'.
The children were respectful, ready and safe whilst representing St Augustine's off site and their thirst for knowledge was wonderful!
Check us out...
Hot Chocolate with Ms Shah...
Today Zainab and Mariam both enjoyed a lovely hot chocolate with Ms. Shah. This was all because of their sparkling attitude, hard work, dedication and impeccable behaviour throughout the week. Well done girls :)
Year 6 Triathlon Event
On Monday we had an extra special day in Year 6. We got the tram to Withington and took part in a Triathlon event, as part of the Brownlee Foundation for encouraging children to enjoy sports.
The Brownlee Foundation, set up by triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee after their successes at the 2012 Olympics, was founded with the aim of encouraging children to enjoy sport and lead an active lifestyle.
The Brownlee Foundation’s key aims are to:
Inspire children to get active and lead healthy lifestyles.
Encourage children to regularly take part in sport and physical activity.
Provide Opportunity for children to participate in swimming, cycling, running and triathlon.
Develop Coaches to facilitate and encourage children to get involved with regular activity.
At the event the children swam, rode a bike and finished with running. It was pretty tough going!
But guess what... ???
WE DID ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!
Our Class Prayer
During our first week back in School, our class planned and wrote our prayer. We read this prayer at the end of each day to give thanks for our day.
Take over Day
The new 'Ms Shah' did our class so proud!! What a wonderful future Headteacher we have in the making!
BREAKING NEWS... BREAKING NEWS... BREAKING NEWS...
School Council, Rights Respecting and ECO
Today we have announced our members of the School Council, Rights Respecting and ECO groups.
School Council - Lily Lou and Aaliyah
Rights Respecting - Awaal and Vera
Eco - Archie, Rukiya and Mariam
Article 12. You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
So the votes are in and we have our new Head and Deputy Head. We also have our new School Business Manager and Office Admin Assistant...
Headteacher - Vera
Deputy Headteacher - Daniel
School Business Manager - Macie
Office Admin Assistant - Seyifumni
9.9.19 - 13.9.19 Parliament Week
This week in school, children are learning all about what Parliament means and the purpose of political parties.
Children have been enjoying learning the history of British politics and the struggles our ancestors endured so that both men and women can vote.
In school, we have held our own elections. Children throughout the school have voted for a Year 6 child to represent them as the new Ms Shah and Mr Gibaut for take over day on Friday.
A selection of Year 6 children stood for these two positions and created a speech to talk to all the children in school about (very scary!), and gave reasons why to vote for them.
Children also voted for their School Business Manager and Office Admin Assistant and two of the children will spend the day helping out in the office!
Children voting at the polling stations....
Today we did something a little bit different during our Maths lesson. We asked the question..
"Is there a million Millions in a jar of Millions?"
What do you think we found out???
There are 20,685 Millions in a jar of Millions!!!
P.S - Yes we did count every single one!!
Have a look at our Autumn Term Newsletter below...
This term, a very special, 'Creative Club' has been organised by Miss Gwynne. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to express themselves. They can paint, draw, write poetry, short stories even write song lyrics. This is their space to explore themselves and find a way to express their inner selves.
Please find the permission letter below if your child wishes to attend this club.
Hello everybody, and welcome back to school. We are looking forward to a positive and exciting year in year 6.
We have so many things to look forward to this year and we cant wait to share our adventures with you...
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