Year 5

Miss Thielmann (Teacher) / Miss Robinson (ARMs)


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.   


Skillforce – First Aid Awareness

First Aid is an important skill. This week  Skillforce gave our Y5 children a taster session. Students were taught basic skills.  They were shown how to put a patient in the recovery position, how to deal with a potential broken arm and also what to do if someone is...

Sportshall Athletics

Junior Sports Leaders from Whickham School and Sports College motivated children from cluster schools in a Sportshall Athletics event. The Sportshall Track and Field Competition provided an introduction to athletics. It emphasised the fact that taking part is more...

Anti – Bullying Week

November 16th to 20th  is Anti - Bullying Week and Swalwell Primary School has held special assemblies to raise awareness of the impact of bullying and to help children to understand what bullying is and how to deal with it. Throughout school, this week, children have...

Maths in Y5

To develop a better understanding of measurement y5 have been solving mathematical problems using everyday life  connections. Their baking activity was full of maths; setting the temperature on the oven, measuring volume/ weight of the ingredients to make cakes...


Mr Pattinson comes into Swalwell School every Wednesday to teach French across the school. He teaches using interactive methods and also through cultural understanding. Children  in Y5 have been taught  a range of words, songs, phrases ,sounds and grammar. Photographs...

Remembrance Assembly

Children in year 5 and Year 6 are receiving an educational course from charity Skillforce. The course is linked to the Junior Prince Award. The pupils involved have been taking part in remembrance activities to help them to understand the selfless commitment of our...

Y5 Vikings

Year 5 have been using the TASC wheel to help them to take responsibility for their project on Viking Longships . Miss Bell was extremely impressed with the work children presented.

Sports Ambassadors

The role of a School Sports Ambassador requires representatives to show initiative , take responsibility, portray a positive image and be a good role model. Two of our Year 5 children, who are able to influence and inspire others, attended a Whickham Cluster Young...

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