Year 5

Miss Bell (Teacher) / Miss Watkins

Welcome

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.   

 

British Science Week – Year 5

This week in honor of British Science week, as well as our usual Science lesson, Year 5 took part in an extra fun Science lesson! We designed posters for a British Science Week competition, made gloop and tried out the Diet Coke and Mentos challenge. We particularly...

Year Five Transition Science

This week Year 5 were lucky enough to have our third Science lesson at Whickham School. This time we were testing substances to see if they contained starch, fat, vitamins or protein. We made sure that we were wearing our goggles for safety before conducting our...

Year 5 Debating

In English, we are currently working on discussion texts. To begin our unit, Miss Bell thought be good for us to work on generating arguments for and against and, in order to do this, we prepared and took part in a debate. We were split into groups and given a choice...

Year 5 Class Assembly – The Hero Twins

On Monday,it was Year 5's turn to present a class assembly to the whole school. This term we have bee learning about the Ancient Maya and we decided to share a Maya myth called The Hero Twins. Miss Bell was very impressed by how loud and clear our narrators were when...

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

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 a person...

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

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

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

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...

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 celebrations begin on January 27th, New Years Eve and will end on February 2nd. The Chinese calendar has an animal to represent each lunar year and this year is the Year of the Rooster. On Thursday 26th January, we welcomed Jaymina De Silva into...

Transition – Science

On Wednesday 18th January, year 5 visited Whickham School to take part in a science lesson. The lesson was held in a school laboratory where children were shown how to use a Bunsen burner safely . They then heated magnesium and copper pieces and observed changes....

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