Even Teachers Study at the Weekend!

Even Teachers Study at the Weekend!

What a fabulous day today has been! Mrs Worsley and I have been to the People’s History Museum to learn about The Peterloo Massacre and what we can do to enhance the topic for our Y5 students.

We’ve got some fabulous, new ideas so watch out kids!

Oh, and we also got matching tattoos 🤣

‘Communal Litter Pick 2019’

‘Communal Litter Pick 2019’

Well done to Y5 for all the effort you put into our community litter pick. Unfortunately, this time, no one from the community turned out to help them!

That will not discourage us though as the children are very committed to tidying up Moss Side and doing all they can for their future and the environment.

I am very proud of every single one of you! Keep up the good work and keep on striving to make your area a cleaner, better place for everyone.

To help save the environment even more, the children sorted the rubbish into plastics and tins, paper and general waste. This will enable us as a school to recycle it much easier. Some of the children even found crisp packets that we are now able to recycle.

Well done again!

I love it when kids are INSPIRED!

I love it when kids are INSPIRED!

Today, class 5R went on a walk around the neighbourhood to post leaflets about an upcoming litter pick they will be doing. The children were inspired to make a difference to their local and global environment after watching BBCs Climate Change: The Facts.

The first decision they chose to do was a community litter pick, involving the local community, so that parents, carers, everyone could get involved and help tidy up Moss Side.

They created posters and leaflets to post to houses near school in the hopes that the community would listen and help make a difference. Litter is not only unsightly but it also has an impact on the wildlife both near and far. The children are very aware that making small changes now can have a massive impact on their future, however, they know that if they (and society as a whole) doesn’t start to change that could have devastating consequences for their future and future generations.

So PLEASE, if you are interested in coming along and helping out, we will be meeting outside St. Mary’s School (Adscombe Street) on Wednesday 22nd May at 1:30pm. The more, the merrier! Let’s make a change together, one small step at a time, starting now!

The future belongs to all of us!

Life as a Journey – R.E.

Life as a Journey – R.E.

I was blown away by the maturity of my class this afternoon. Not only have they thought really hard about their learning, they have posed some very difficult, yet mature, questions about their lives and their journey as they grow into young adults and beyond.

 

Just Enough Group Workshop

Just Enough Group Workshop

Year 5 had some visitors from the Just Enough Group. They were talking to the children about some very difficult topics – radicalisation and terrorism

The children were very mature, they listened, discussed and shared their ideas. I think that being part of a rights respecting school has given the children a very clear understanding that everyone should be treated fairly and with respect, no matter what religion they follow or what race they belong to.

All of the children knew what terrorism was or had heard about it but they hadn’t heard of radicalisation before so during the feedback they all said that they had learnt something new and that they were now aware of what to do if they had any concerns.

I feel confident about the future of our societies with such outspoken, knowledgeable, well-rounded individuals and I am so proud to call myself their teacher. What an amazing bunch of kids!

 

Literacy ‘Sentence Writing’ Challenge!

Literacy ‘Sentence Writing’ Challenge!

Today in literacy the class had to write sentences. That sounds easy and something they should be doing to a very high standard, I hear you say, however not everything is as simple as it sounds.

The children worked in pairs to write sentences. Child A started by writing any sentence they wanted, then Child B had to write their own sentence beginning with the final word of Child A’s sentence.

I told you it was trickier than it sounded!

St Mary’s Choir at the RNCM!

St Mary’s Choir at the RNCM!

Our amazing choir went on an evening trip to perform at the Easter Concert at the Royal Northern College of Music!

We performed with Loreto College, Rolls Crescent and Our Lady of Divine Mercy. 

All of the choir were incredible! They were polite and kind to everyone they met and in true St Mary’s Style were the best they could be!

Blue Planet Live

Blue Planet Live

This week the BBC held a Blue Planet Live learning programme. The children in Year 6 and 5 watched the live lesson and discussed the issues which were raised in it. It was a really interesting show and it really got us thinking about how we could protect our sea, animals and land.

Geography – Mountains

Geography – Mountains

Throughout our geography topic, the children have been learning about the different types of mountains. They have learnt about the different parts of a mountain, how mountains are formed and how to use an atlas to locate mountains of the world. They have also used atlases to discover the names of the highest peaks in mountains ranges. The children found out that a legend is a tool used in atlases to show the height of mountains. They learned that the higher a mountain is the more pale the colour will be on a map. This made it easy for the children to quickly find mountains on a page.

After all this studying, the children designed a poster for display. They also made a video about all the facts they had learned about their specific mountain type. Considering they children worked independently and only used knowledge from class and each other, they have produced some very good videos, with lots of facts.

Watch and enjoy!