Year 5

Mrs McCall (Teacher) / Miss Watkins


Welcome to Year 5! This year is an exciting year, packed full of memorable opportunities and the chance for the children to take on important responsibilities in their first year of upper key stage 2. 

 This year the children will continue to develop as independent learners while reaching their full academic potential in preparation for their transition to Year 6. 

 In Year 5 we work hard, respect each other and engage in and enjoy our learning. The year ahead is packed full of exciting challenges.   


Maths Fun

During the holidays you can still practise your maths skills. Use your username and passwords to log onto the sites below. You will find some work set for you to complete and you can also explore and complete some work for yourself.

Easter Experience

Today, Year 5 visited the Holy Trinity Church, in Swalwell, to participate in an Easter Experience. During our visit they followed the Easter story through a variety of 'stations' and explored in depth the journey of Jesus through Holy...

Happy Pi Day

On Wednesday 14th March, the pupils in Y5 and 6 celebrated Pi Day. After establishing that it isn't a day to celebrate eating pie, we learnt through a range of activities about pi. Pi is an infinite number, which links the diameter and circumference of a circle. It's...


On Thursday, Year 5 were lucky enough to pay Early Years a visit so they could see the chicks. 5 pupils helped Miss Lawson to clean the 'tank' that they've been living in. We were all able to hold them and couldn't believe how soft they were.

Year 5 Creative Homework

Thank you to all of the parents and carers, who assisted and supported their children with last terms homework. Their work really was amazing and they are a real credit to you and the school. I'm sure that this term's homework will be even better! Children will come...

Here We Go Again!

What a talented group of children we have in Year 5! Today, they entertained KS1 pupils with their superb singing and excellent recorder playing of Mamma...

Celebrating the Year of the Dog in Year 5

Year 5 have helped to celebrate the Year of the Dog by learning to write Chinese numerals and even attempting some arithmetic! They have also designed and made their own Chinese lanterns whilst eating prawn...

Multiplication in Y5

For the last week Y5 have been looking at multiplication. Their skills are certainly improving and after only a few lessons they have developed from short multiplication to grid multiplication for 2-digit numbers and then  very quickly understand how to use the...

Y5 Learn to Manage Money

On Thursday afternoon Year 5 were visited by Debbie and Lynne, from Santander at the Metrocentre. During the afternoon pupils worked on tasks to look at how they could get money, what happens with money, budgeting and saving. All of the children worked...

Did he or didn’t he?

Year 5 have spent the afternoon researching one of Swalwell's most famous former residents - William Shield. They have endeavored to discover whether he really did compose Auld Lang Syne or whether it is purely a story... Unforunately after their extensive research...

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