World Book Day – Year 5

World Book Day – Year 5

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day this week in Year 5. We dressed up as characters from the books we love to read and especially enjoyed seeing each other’s costumes. Even Miss Bell got in on the act dressing up as Little Miss Sunshine. As well as...
Year 5 Transition – English

Year 5 Transition – English

This week, year 5 were lucky enough to experience a second English lesson at Whickham School. This time, however, we focused on poetry and using metaphor to write poems. We studied metaphor poem ‘Hang Pham’ before moving on to create our own version about...
Healthy Teeth Award

Healthy Teeth Award

As part of our school’s Heathy Teeth Award, Year 5 investigated the sugar content of different drinks. They thought about the drinks they enjoy then placed them in order from the highest to the lowest sugar content. Children estimated how much sugar they thought would...
Transition Science

Transition Science

This week at transition Y5 had a second science lesson. Pupils found out that different substances can be classified as being an acid or an alkali. Using litmus paper, they tested different substances to see what pH they were and classified them into groups of acids...
Firefighter visits Year 5

Firefighter visits Year 5

On Tuesday 31st January, Year 5 welcomed a special visitor into school. Scott Lumsdon from Swalwell Fire and Rescue Service came to talk to pupils about fire safety and what they should do in an emergency. As well as learning an important message, everyone  had so...
English Transition Session

English Transition Session

On Wednesday 1st February, Year 5 continued their transition sessions at Whickham Academy. This week they were lucky enough to have an English lesson with Mrs Maher and they had such a good time that they can’t wait to go back for their second session with her! First...
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