Category Archives: Year 5

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 our tour, we left the aquarium and enjoyed a packed lunch on the sand. We even dipped our toes in the sea!

Teddy Bears Picnic with Nursery and Year 5

Buddy systems help to promote friendship and support between older and younger peers. The benefits of a buddy system are twofold – the older children learn to take on responsibility, while the younger children know that they have a special friend they can confidently turn to for support. The Year 5 children joined with the…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

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