Category Archives: Year 5

Year 5 – Riotous Royalty!

Year 5 – Riotous Royalty!

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their topic – Riotous Royalty! In Computing, they used Google Sketchup to create a 3D design of a castle, complete with drawbridge, moat and turrets.

In Art, they studied famous Tudor sketches before creating their own version using collage.

In History they discovered all about King Henry VIII, including his six wives! They created a quick dating profile for each one based on the reality show Take me Out!

In Geography, they explored the popular landmarks of London, including Buckingham Palace, and created a tourist video to share their learning with others!

 

Primary Mission with YMT

Year 5 had a fantastic morning attending the Youth Mission Team’s Primary Mission Day at St Thomas More. The theme of the morning was – ‘You are Special’ and the children certainly left feeling positive, uplifted and motivated. They learned the dance sequence to this year’s song which they will share with the rest of…Read More

Maths in Year 5

Year 5 have been learning all about measurement in Maths. They have been using lots of practical equipment to get to grips with length, mass and capacity. They have also been practising converting between different units of measurement. First, they explored ‘What is 100g?’ In this lesson, they estimated, weighed and calculated the weight of…Read More

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……Read More

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

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