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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!

Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning! 1
Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning! 2
Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning! 3
Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning! 4
Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning! 5
Your child may enjoy reading these fantastic texts to support them with their learning! 6
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

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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!

Comic Relief - Crazy Hair Day! 1

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

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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

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Spanish Challenge 2
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!

Rock Stars Progress! 1



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!