Author Archives: Miss R. Quinn

Year 5 Creativity!

Year 5 have been busy creating, making and moulding over the past few weeks to complete a number of different projects!

They have been using clay to create their own dragon eye sculptures – the attention to detail is absolutely fantastic! The children will be painting them in the near future so watch this space…

Alongside the sculptures, Year 5 have been making their own Viking longships from junk. They had to design, make and then test their model on the open seas!

Lego League 2019!

Lego League 2019!

A team of 11 Year 5 pupils attended the First Lego League competition. They had a fantastic day and worked incredibly well together! The team have been preparing for the competition since September – researching, building and programming! Well done team! We’re very proud of you!Read More

Year 5’s Trip to Holy Island

Year 5’s Trip to Holy Island

Year 5 had a fantastic three days¬†visiting the beautiful landscape of Holy Island. They tackled some wild windy weather and the occasional downpour, but thoroughly enjoyed their time exploring the island. On Wednesday, they explored the beach and rock pools. On Thursday, the Lime Kilns were the first port of call before mass with Fr…Read More

Year 5 Science – Out of This World

Year 5 Science – Out of This World

Year 5 have been learning about our Solar System. First, we named the planets and their order by making our own mnemonic. Then, we explored the distance of each planet from the sun using toilet paper. Each square of toilet paper was approximately 58,000,000km! This problem solving activity was great for our place value and…Read More

Year 5’s Tynemouth Trip

Year 5’s Tynemouth Trip

Year 5 had a wonderful visit to Blue Reef Aquarium and Tynemouth Beach. The weather was glorious, which certainly helped! First, we took part in a workshop all about sharks. We held some shark teeth and stroked some shed shark skin! Then, we had a walk around the aquarium and even saw the seals. After…Read More

Year 5’s Viking Longships

Year 5’s Viking Longships

Year 5 have completed their Viking Longships. We worked in groups to design, make and evaluate our products. We knew that they had to float, sail and hold 10 passengers. After making the ships, we tested them on the ‘sea’ and had a few casualties due to some wonky masts! However, we identified how to…Read More

Year 5 – Dragon Eyes!

Year 5 – Dragon Eyes!

Year 5 have created some beautiful pieces of sculpture – Dragon Eyes! They used clay to mould their pieces, using special tools and techniques to add texture such as scales and eyelids. Once the models were dry, they chose metallic effect paint to add colour. Don’t they look fabulous?Read More

First Lego League

First Lego League

On Tuesday, 10 children from Y5 were lucky enough to attend the First Lego League tournament at The Sage, Gosforth. In Computing Club, the children have been working so hard to prepare for the competition – coding, inventing, problem solving and head scratching!!! They competed against 9 other teams, coming 3rd overall and 2nd in…Read More

Y5 19th Jan 2018

Y5 19th Jan 2018

Year 5 have had an incredibly busy week. In Science, we have been concluding our topic ‘Properties of Materials’ by creating some chemical reactions. We used vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create a volcanic explosion and fill a balloon with carbon dioxide! In Maths, we have been measuring and converting weight in grams and…Read More

Year 5 – ‘The Arrival’

Year 5 – ‘The Arrival’

Year 5 have been exploring a new book in Literacy this week – the spectacular graphic novel ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. Their week began with a mysterious old suitcase. The children explored the contents – even trying some of the items on – and tried to determine who it might have belonged to! As…Read More