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Just a little note to say goodbye Year 5!  It has been a very different year and I am sorry that I did not have chance to say goodbye to you!  Keep on working hard in Year 6 and beyond.  Remember to be the best that you can be!  Work hard towards achieving your dreams and ambitions!  Stay safe and keep smiling!  laugh

heart Mrs Buckley xx

Good morning!  


Today we would like you to complete your letter for your new teacher, edit it and send it to us via email please.  We will then forward this on to your new teacher.


In art today we would like you to work through the PowerPoint and then attempt your own art work in the same style.  Think carefully about the pose of each figure and the bright colours which you plan to use.


As always we would love to see your work!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Good morning Year 5.


Today we would like you to write a letter to your new teacher.  remember you need to write an introduction saying what you are called and which class you are currently in.  Then in each paragraph include information on the following:

- What subjects you like and why

- Which subjects you find tricky and how your adults can support you

- Hobbies and interests outside of school

- Any worries which you have about Year 6

- Any additional information

Remember how to end your letter too.

You may wish to include pictures, photographs - you choose!


If you email your completed letters to us, we will forward them onto your new teacher.


We have also attached an outer and inner self portrait for you to complete.  On the outer self draw your face, on the inner self draw your interests.  Make it colourful.  Look at the example one to help you!


Looking forward to seeing your work!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Today we want you to use your plan from yesterday and the Wagoll to write your own report on your elf.  Focus on using a good range of adjectives, noun phrases, different conjunctions and a variety of sentence openers.  If you wish to type your work then this is fine.


In Topic today you will be looking at the artist known as Banksy.  His style is very different to other artists and he is very mysterious.  We then want you to create your own art work focusing on thanking key workers.  


Looking forward to seeing your work as always.


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Welcome to your last week in Year 5 - we can't believe it!  In Literacy today you need to use your work from Thursday and Friday to plan your elf report.  Then have a go at writing your introduction.  Use the wagoll texts from last week to help you get started!


There is a numeracy test for you to work through and mark yourself!


In Topic we are looking at the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  Look at the PowerPoint first and then use the second PowerPoint to draw a portrait of her.  Think carefully about your proportion.  Enjoy!!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch xx

Happy Friday!!


Today in Literacy you will design your elf and draw it in the box.  Using the second description, highlight words which you wish to magpie and use next week.


In your topic work, look at the mask designs for the Mexican festival Day of the Dead.  You can add colour to one of the designs, adapt it or design your own! 


Have fun! Have a good weekend and stay safe!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Today your task in Literacy is to reorder the sequence of the information so that it flows correctly on the second sheet.  Then in the next activity you need to create your own cave elf and create a passport for your character.  Look at the example to help you.


In our Mexico topic, you need to look at the PowerPoint about Day of the Dead festival.  Then create your own PowerPoint, poster, leaflet - the choice is yours- and send it to us.  If you watch some of the film Coco this may help you as it is based on the festival and how it is celebrated across Mexico!

Good morning!  Today in Literacy look at the PowerPoint and then record six things which might be found in a cave elf's knapsack.  Then look back at the text from Monday and pinch any words or opened which you would like to steal to put in your work later on this week!


In your topic work we are looking at Mexican food.  Look at the menu provided and create your own menu for a Mexican restaurant!  You might even cook some Mexican food at home in the next week!  smiley

Happy Tuesday!  Today in Literacy you will be continuing to develop the work which you started yesterday.  Look at the PowerPoint and then complete activities three and four.  In your topic work, look at the PowerPoint and then complete some mapping skills by adding locations on the map of Mexico.  Use Google Earth too and look at where Mexico is in comparison with other locations!




Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Good morning Year 5.  This week we have attached the work which the Year 5 children who are attending school will be completing.  In English we are completing some work from Pie Corbett and in Topic we are learning all about Mexico.  Look at the PowerPoints before looking at the worksheets.  You may need to use the internet to help you with your Mexico facts today!  Remember to email your work to us!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch 


Friday 3rd July - Maths Watch this video, then complete the time activities below. 

Wednesday and Thursday 01-02/07/20 - English

Become a sport journalist!!!

Go to The Premier League link here:


Watch the video and write your own match report. You can plan it on the Wednesday and write it on Thursday.

Tuesday 30/06/20 Reading Inference - Work through the PowerPoint and complete the activities

Tuesday alternative task if you can not open up the PowerPoint.

Monday & Tuesday 29-30/06/20 Maths - Please complete Tests A&B - Answers are at the end!

Monday 29/06/20 - Please complete this reading comprehension

Here are some Top Ten Places To Visit home learning tasks

Friday 26th June


Today is a different challenge!  I want you to create a top 10 list of places which you would love to visit and say why.  Tell me which country it is in and even which continent.  You may wish to include pictures too.  Set is out as a poster, a leaflet, a PowerPoint, a video - the choice is yours!!  I can't wait to see what you include!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Thursday 25th June


Today's maths work is to finish off yesterdays work.  I have also attached some multiplication facts songs, as it is so important that you know these off by heart in Year 6!  Choose one or two which you are struggling with and see if the songs help you to remember them!


This week in Literacy you have created a facts sheet on a marine animal of your choice and completed a comprehension on plastic pollution.  Your task is to write a letter to humans as if you are a marine animal asking people to stop polluting the oceans.  Watch the video to gain some ideas, however I want a strong and passionate letter!  Think about persuasive language, a variety of sentence openers and punctuation marks for impact!  Looking forward to reading these Year 5!


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Dear Humans - a Letter from Marine Creatures; video by 4th graders!

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9 Times Table set to Ed Sheeran's Shape of You

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8 Times Table Song (Cover of Rolling In The Deep by Adele)

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Copy of 7 times table set to Adele's Hello

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6 Times Table Song (Cover of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift!)

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4 Times Table Song (Cover of I'm Still Standing by Taron Egerton)

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3 Times Table set to Moana's How Far I'll Go

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Morning!  Today we have a reading comprehension for you on a topic we are very good at - plastic pollution.  If you can not print off the answer booklet, then write the correct answers on a sheet of paper.  In Maths there are 66 questions - complete half today and half tomorrow, but if you want to complete them all today and have a rest day tomorrow then go for it!

Message you tomorrow!

Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Good morning everybody!

It looks like it will be a lovely day today, so try to complete your tasks first thing and then you can enjoy the sunshine!  Remember to email your work to us!

Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch

Happy Monday!!  Today's tasks are very tasty indeed.  As June is National Sweet Month we would like you to design your own sweet.  Use the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to inspire you.  Read more about your task using the link above.  Your maths task involves applying your arithmetic skills to crack the codes.  We are looking forward to seeing your work, remember to email it to us on our new email address! 


Mrs Buckley and Mr Kinch


Sweet Design Task

Final Day For Class Photographs!!!

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we obviously can't have our class photos this year Mrs Hindle is putting together a class photo for each class as a lasting memory of this time!

If you would like to have your child added to their class photo I need you to send a head shot (from the shoulders up) of your child to
(By doing this you are giving your consent to share your child's photo with other parents.)

I would need these no later than FRIDAY 19TH JUNE!

There is no uniform to the image you send just a clear smiling head shot of your cherubs! (Please no snapchat style filters!)

Thank you 

Here are some examples of work completed by Alanna and Ivy.  Remember you can send me photographs or copies of your work to our new email address:


Remember to send me a photo of yourself for our class photograph!  See the section below for more information!  I need them by this Friday!  Send them to the above email address please.


Looking forward to seeing your photos and your work!


Mrs Buckley x

Home Learning for the Week Commencing 15th June 2020


Hello everyone. I hope everyone is keeping safe and being kind to their friends and families. 


Please find below all of the work for this coming week.


I would love to see example of your completed work and then I can post it onto our class blog.  Remember you can also send me photos of other activities which you have been completing to post!  If you have any questions about your home learning then you can contact me on the email address below and I will try to answer them as soon as possible.


Send them to: 


I will phone you all next week!  For the time being have a good weekend and stay safe!


Mrs Buckley

Hello there!

Hope you’re all well!

As you now know, Mr Partington is leaving us in July.

We would like to make a video for him. It would be brilliant if the children could record a short message for him, no longer than 15 seconds please!

In addition to this we’d like to make Mr Partington a book of memories.  If you have a special memory of him please send to us!

Memories and videos to be sent in for Tuesday 30th June to...

Thank you 

June 9th 2020


Hello everyone! I hope you're all keeping safe and well and that you're enjoying quality family time. It was lovely to speak to everyone a few weeks ago, and I'll be phoning everyone again in the coming days and weeks. 


From now on, I'll be putting your work here on the 5B blog site and very soon, you'll be able to email me with any questions which is very 21st Century and very exciting. 


Please find the work below. Please note that the Arithmetic Test for Thursday is now attached separately. 

Real heroes don't wear capes!

Congratulations to Captain Sir Thomas Moore who is to be knighted following his fundraising efforts.  The war veteran raised more than £32 million for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April.  One man... one act of kindness... which will benefit many!  A true inspiration!  


It was lovely to speak to so many of you today, if I missed you then I will phone you soon!  I know that many of you are missing school and all of your friends too!  It has been lovely to hear that lots of you are reading Anne Frank's diary, drawing rainbows, clapping on Thursday's for our amazing NHS and key workers, completing your home learning, baking and helping your adults at home.  Well done!  Hopefully the storm will pass soon and we will see each other again.  For the time being - stay safe, stay home and be the best that you can be! 


Miss you!


Mrs Buckley





Hi 5B!  

I hope that you are all safe and well.  Has the excitement about school closing worn off yet?  Are you feeling bored and wish to return back to normality yet?  I have been busy home schooling my two children and also playing lots of football in my back garden with my little boy.  It has been great being able to have a lie in in the morning and we have been having our own home cinema experience in the evenings too!  


I have completed some more learning tasks for you based on our World War 2 topic.  Remember we would love to see photos of you completing the challenges too!  There are also lots of great ideas on the internet of other tasks which you can complete including Joe Wick PE sessions, online dance classes, virtual tours of zoos and creating your own rainbow to show your support of our important key workers! 


Remember to make the most of this time off, enjoy making new memories with your family, make plans of what you would like to do in the future and stay safe indoors to protect everyone in our community.  


Keep smiling! We hope to see you all very soon!


heart Mrs Buckley, Mrs Johnson and Mr Mason



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World Book Day

Today for World Book Day the children attended school in their pyjamas ready for bedtime reading!  Adults were also invited into school to read with the children at the start of our school day.  Some of our children also participated in the competition to be caught reading in an unusual place!  Take a look at what they came up with!

Letters from Spain

Year 5 have been developing their Spanish skills by writing letters to their pen friends in Spain.  This week they were very excited to receive their individual letters back!  Why not ask Year 5 about their letters and the answers they received to their initial questions?  

Look at the progress we are making at answering our Rock Stars questions!  In September it took us over seven seconds per question, now we are answering each question in less than 4 seconds!  Lets challenge ourselves to take less than 3 seconds per question!

Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning!

Today Year 5 and 6 were quickly evacuated to the countryside and found themselves at Tatton Park.  Sadly we left Manchester so quickly that we did not have time to pack any clothing, our gas masks and even our ration books!  The children had to survive the day with their emergency food rations.  Once at Tatton Park, the Land Girls immediately set the children to work by introducing them to the animals which they will help to look after; taught them about make do and mend; discussed rationing and dig for victory; allowed them to cook food on the range; taught them some popular wartime songs and allowed them to play a selection of traditional games.  The children even had to head to the air raid shelter as enemy planes were heard overhead!  Luckily the all clear was given and the children were allowed to return home at the end of the day!

Christmas at New Moston

Year 5 have been learning about Christingle which means 'Christ's Light' and it is a symbol of the Christian faith.  We created our own christingles too.  We learnt that the candle represents Jesus who they believe is the light of the world.  The red ribbon goes all around the world, representing the blood of Jesus who died for his beliefs.  Why not ask Year 5 what the other features represent?  

Masters at measuring!

Year 5 have been carefully measuring items in the classroom and converting their measurements too!

Children in Need 2019

From coast to coast, in towns and cities right across the UK, BBC Children in Need is making a difference to help to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all over our country.  Here at New Moston we held a pajama day to help to support this amazing charity.

Remembrance at New Moston

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 

At the going down of the sun and in the morning 

We will remember them.


We have looked at the some of the most poignant poems which are often recited on Remembrance Day. Together we have produced some beautiful artwork and created a fantastic display.  Our poppies also have the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae written on them.  Well done 5B!  




On World Mental Health Day, we joined thousands of schools, offices and companies by wearing yellow to show young people that they are not alone when dealing with their mental health.  We discussed that mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods.  We understand that our mental health is just as important as our physical health.  Year 5 also participated in the BBC live online lesson focusing on mental health and well being. 

In Topic we have been learning about global warming and the increased risk of flooding.  As a team we worked together to design, create and test our flood defences.  Do you think we were successful?  Ask a member of 5B to find out!  

Year 5 have been looking into alternatives for plastic.  In class we created our own bio-degradable plastic which was made from natural materials.  We discussed the changes of state which occurred when we heated up our mixture.  We were really pleased with the outcome, though it felt very oily.  Do you think bio-plastic is the way forward?  

Plastic Pollution

Our oceans are drowning in plastic, and we need your help to fix it!

This is week Year 5 have focused at the features of persuasive writing and researched the impact of plastic pollution.  We conducted a debate around the question 'Should plastic be banned?'  Our debate became very lively and passionate!  Do you think that plastic should be banned?

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

This week in Literacy Year 5 have been acting out scenes in our new book Gorilla by Anthony Browne.  We thought about the character's thoughts and feelings in our drama work.  We also enjoyed our hot seating session, well done to our two Hannah actresses!  

Is Spain Just For Holidays?

5B tried their hands at bull riding, which is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider. Everybody had lots of fun, encouraged each other and were all competitive to improved the amount of time which they stayed on the bull.

Future Wimbledon Stars?

5B have been developing their serving and forehand skills in our tennis lessons this half term.  Look at our great action shots!  

To beak or not to beak?

During Darwin's time on the Galapagos Islands he discovered several species of finches that varied from island to island, which helped him to develop his theory of natural selection.  In our investigation, we focused on how a bird's beak is adapted to eat specific foods.  Ask 5B for more information!

Sketching Skills

After looking at some of Darwin's notebooks and sketches, 5B completed their own sketches using flowers as a focus.  We worked hard to develop our line, tone, texture and shading skills.

Is it the strongest that always survive?

This week 5B welcomed some new visitors into class - grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, mealworms and cockroaches.  We looked at the anatomy of these minibeasts to consider is it always the strongest that survive?

Astronomy Visit

On Thursday 5B visited IntoUniversity and participated in an astronomy day.  During the day we learnt about  constellations, completed an investigation on  the impact of asteroids, ranked items in order of their importance to  help us survive on the Moon and many more activities!  Thank you too all of the staff at IntoUniversity for working with us!

Easter at New Moston

It was lovely to see so many members of 5B creating Easter gardens and designing an Easter egg.  Here are just a small selection of our entries.  

Times Table Rockstars Progress

Science Investigation

This week we were inspired by Felix Baugartner's world record skydive.  We carefully planned, constructed and conducted our own investigation to ensure our eggstronaut landed safely after being released from a high vantage point.  We looked at how the surface area of a parachute affects the time it takes for objects to fall to the ground.  Ask Year 5 what their results were!

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

" Jump into more adrenaline filled aerial action: After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane.

5B have been studying and replicating artwork based on the moon.  We are using these images to inspire us to create our very own moon kennings.

Comic Relief - Crazy Hair Day!

Science Invention Project

Some members of Year 5 created their own science inventions at home and shared these in class with us.  Well done to everybody who took part!  

Spectacular Science!

To celebrate British Science Week, Year 5 participated in a science assembly and then our own workshop.  We focused on forces and the impact which these have on objects around us.  

World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day the children all celebrated by wearing their pyjamas.  We read a selection of story openers together and played a guessing game about our favourite books.

Today 5B experienced life beyond the stars at Spaceport. We experienced the wonders of the tropical night sky with the help of the world's largest robotic telescope in 'The Observatory' exhibition.  We also saw space as we have never seen it before in the 360 degrees theatre where we were transported to another galaxy.  Finally we took an exciting space ride through the cosmos filled with space-age imagery and futuristic fun!


Thank you for the contribution, which made this a spacetastic trip for everyone!

Spanish Challenge

iFelicitaciones 5B por haber ganado el Descafio Espanol - Primavera 2019

It's Showtime Greek Style!

5B have been busy design, making and performing their Greek plays over the last few weeks as part of our topic work.  Well done everybody!

Rock Stars Progress!



This week in our LGBT topic, 5B have been classifying secrets.  We looked at secrets which are important to keep and at secrets which need sharing to help keep people safe. 


We have also been learning about the life of Wentworth Miller, who is a famous actor.  He had a secret which he was too scared to share for many years.  He felt like every day was a test and when he failed the test there was a price to pay.  He felt that he was living in survival mode.  He was living a lie.  In 2013 he finally shared his secret that he was gay and now wants all children to know that they are not alone.


5B have produced lots of excellent biographies on Wentworth Miller and some stunning artwork, contrasting his feelings before and after his secret was shared. 

Who Invented Democracy?


As part of our topic hook, all of our children had the opportunity to try some traditional Greek food!  They also learnt about the Greek alphabet, democracy, Greek vases and listened to a famous Greek myth.

Transition Visits


Over the last few weeks, Year 5 have had the opportunity to visit the Co-op Academy North Manchester to participate in science, P.E. and computing activities.  We would like to thank the members of staff who worked with our children to make the experience enjoyable for everybody.







In Maths the children have been perfecting their measuring skills in our practical challenge.  

5B's Sssspecial Visitors


Today 5B started their new topic entitled “Can Animals Survive Without Plants?”  Dylan from Dylan’s Reptile Time visited us to share his fascinating facts about reptiles and the children had an opportunity to handle some very special visitors too.

Well done to everybody who conquered their fears today!  A memorable day for everybody!