Category Archives: Year 5

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?

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

Year 5 – 13th October

Year 5 have had a busy week! In Maths, we’ve been dealing with decimals. We began by making decimal numbers with base 10 and adding them together, then we moved onto word problems and reasoning. In English, we’ve been writing our own short story based on our class novel ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ – we have…Read More

Year 5’s trip to Holy Island

Year 5’s trip to Holy Island

Year 5 had a great time in Holy Island! Day 1 – We arrived and tackled the first challenge… making our own beds! Then we ate lunch and walked to Devil’s Drop. After rolling down the sand dunes, we played on the beach and found some sea life in the rock pools! Back at the…Read More

Year 5 – Orbits and Oreos!

Year 5 – Orbits and Oreos!

Year 5 have been learning about the Earth, Moon and Sun We began by looking at the shape of the Earth, Moon and Sun – did you know that people used to believe that the Earth was flat?! Next, we wrote a mnemonic to help us remember the order of the planets in the solar…Read More

Year 5’s trip to the Rising Sun!

Year 5’s trip to the Rising Sun!

Year 5 had a wet but wonderful day out at The Rising Sun Country Park. Once we’d all squeezed ourselves into waterproofs and wellies, we headed out in the rain to complete an orienteering course! After wondering which way to hold the map, we soon discovered that we were experts at finding positions throughout the…Read More

Mini Police Online Safety Assembly

Mini Police Online Safety Assembly

Our Year 5 Mini Police representatives led us in a fantastic KS2 assembly. They shared all the knowledge that they had learned from the police cadets regarding how to stay safe online, keeping private information private and being responsible technology users. Well done Mini Police!Read More

There’s No Planet B!

Over the last few weeks we have been working on the next topic from our Erasmus project ‘ Greenhouse Effect’. Children from across our school have been completing different parts of this topic. Year 5 conducted an experiment looking at how the greenhouse effect impacts the temperature of the world. We were shocked at what…Read More