Believe, Achieve, Succeed


St Augustine Street, Manchester, M40 8PL


                          Sports Day

Year 1 had a fantastic morning working in a team with Year 2 children to complete different tasks at the sports stations. Well Done Year 1 you were all amazing and by the look on your faces you had lots of fun!

                 Soccer Aid

Year 1 had great fun raising money by having a penalty shoot out and playing five a side football. It was a fantastic day enjoyed by all!

Family SEAL

Year 1 and 2 had a lovely time with their grown ups, they painted and made chalk creations, used ICT to play maths games, as well as reading, playing games and solving puzzles. It was a lovely morning! 

       Healthy Body Healthy Mind Week

This week we have thought about lots of ways to look after ourselves, we ran around our school grounds every day for ten minutes, tasted different fruit, designed healthy toast, brushed our teeth and thought about how to keep safe.

                           Eid Party

Year One had a great time celebrating Eid. We played party games and danced, we watched a DVD of a family and how they celebrated Eid, children from our class shared with us how they celebrated with their families, parents and while we ate the delicious party food, Reception came to give us the Eid cards they had made for us. It was a lovely day!

           St Augustine's Got Talent!

We had two groups from Year One who entered the competition. A singing and dancing group and a super gymnastic duo, amazing talent!

Manchester Day

Year one enjoyed taking part in several activities during the day, they worked with mixed groups of children and enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine.

Year 1 went to Tatton Park to find out more about plants. The sun was shining and it was a great day!

Mrs Tait's group had a lovely day in the gardens at Tatton Park.

Lucas and Larissa receive a certificate from Ms Shah. As part of the Eco group they were seen on Newsround cleaning up the local area as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great Big School Clean. Well done to the television stars!

Our wonderful Sonny joined Ms Shah for hot chocolate and biscuits, he decided to take his good friend Abdul with him for a chat. Well done Sonny!

Year 1 had a fantastic morning at the Royal Exchange Theatre. We joined lots of other Year 1 children for the annual sing-a-round, the children said it was an exciting morning.

Article 29 Your education should help you to develop your talent and abilities.

World Book Day was lots of fun!

Article 28 You have a right to a quality education.

Article 31 You have the right to play and rest

Year 1 had a fantastic day at Chester Zoo!

This week it has been safety week, the children have been thinking about keeping safe on the roads, when using the internet, out and about and using the metrolink, basic first aid and calling 999 in an emergency.

                   Chester ZOO

Today, Jenny came from Chester Zoo to talk to us about the rain forest and the animals that are in danger from becoming extinct. We thought about all the things that we buy from the shop that contain palm oil and how some farmers are chopping down trees to make room to grow it. This means that there are not as many trees for orangutans to live. We are looking forward to finding out how we can help with Jenny over the next few weeks!

Article 17 You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspapers, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful and help you find and understand the information you need.


                                     Family SEAL                                        

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed activities with their grown ups this morning. Thank you to everybody who came, we hope you had fun!

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other ways.

                                                   Happy New Year!

                             Welcome back to 2019 in year 1                               

                                       Christingle Service

The whole school took part in a lovely service, Year 1 sang a  Christmas song and the choir performed two songs for us.

                                    Christmas Party Day

We made party hats, played party games, danced and ate lots of party food, lots of fun was had by everyone!

Article 30 You have the right to practice your own culture, religion and language.

A Midwife Crisis! Year 1 enjoyed performing for everyone who came to watch.

Article -29 Your education should help you to develop your talent and abilities.

The beginning of advent and Year One help to decorate the Christmas tree.

Article 30 - You have the right to practice your own culture.

Year 1 have been learning about 'The Great Fire of London' which started in a bakery on Pudding lane in 1666. Today they followed instructions to make bread and when it was ready to eat they agreed that it was delicious!

Article 28 - You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.


Children in need and friendship day was great fun for everyone.

Article 27 - You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can not do many of the things other kids can do.

Article 15 - You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others.

Year 1 had great fun and showed fantastic skills during a tennis work shop.

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

Hot Chocolate with Ms Shah

A fantastic well done to Poppy, who was chosen to have hot chocolate with Ms Shah this week. Poppy has been growing her hair out and recently cut it short to donate to charity. This hair will be used to make wigs for children with cancer. Such an amazing thing for a 5 year old to do, a great role model to St Augustine's!


Article 31 - the right to rest and play

Year 1 took part in a workshop afternoon which took them back in time to 1666 and introduced them to the main characters from The Great Fire of London. We are looking forward to lots more work around this historic event.

Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. 

Family SEAL was great fun, thank you parents and carers!

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and share what they think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other ways.

Year 1 had a great day supporting the Macmillan cancer charity, children and parents baked cakes at home and donated cakes for the cake sale. Year 1 also enjoyed making buttercream to decorate some fairy cakes for the sale.

Article 6 You have the right to be alive.

Take over day was enjoyed by Year 1. We had children who taught maths, literacy, dance and different languages. Well done Year 1!

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talent and abilities. It should also help you to learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.


Welcome to Year 1!

We hope that you have had a great half term holiday and are ready to learn new and exciting things!

Here's just a few things that you need to know about Year 1...

Our school day

School starts at 8:45am every day. Please make sure that you are in school on time every day so that you don't miss out on any important learning! 'Wake up Shake up' is really fun, so make you don't miss out on that too! School finishes at 3.15pm and it is important that you pick your child/children up on time everyday.


Reading at home!

It is really important that your child reads at home every night, an adult should sign their child's reading planner each time they read. Mrs Tait will check planners every morning to make sure that they are being signed and the children can be given a challenge stick for reading at home. Your child will change their reading book once every week and they are encouraged to be responsible for changing their own books. Reading each night develops children's confidence to read and help them to become familiar with new or challenging words. 



Homework will be given out every Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday.  Spellings will be given out every Monday with a test on the Friday, this should give the children time to practice their spellings.


PE and Gym

Gym is Tuesday

Thursday is P.E.

Please make sure that your child has a P.E kit in school. Your kit should be a white t-shirt and black/dark shorts and should be in a labelled bag which is left on your child's peg in the classroom. For  games please can your child bring a pair of trainers or black pumps.


If you have any questions or concerns please come in and speak to either of us and we will be more than happy to help!

Thank you

Miss Giles, Mrs Tait and Mrs Thomas



Below is a link to a slide which contains examples of all the different sounds children will be learning in their phonics lessons. 

 All the different phonemes from Phase 1 to 5.ppsxDownload
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