Year 5

Mrs McCall (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.   

 

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....

Transition – Media

On Wednesday 4th January, Year 5 visited Whickham School and Sports College for the first of their transition sessions. The first  session was Media Studies, something everyone was excited about as they had not studied it before! Mr Davies took pupils to the ICT hub...

Y4, Y5, Y6 Party

Putting on a party is not an easy feat. There are parcels to wrap, food to prepare and games to organise but our staff are experts at this.  Mrs Leaver, Miss Bell and Mrs Mc Call had some great ideas for games and their teaching assistants prepared some lovely treats...

Residents of Leven House Welcome Y5

Today, Y5  children went to Leven House to sing Christmas songs to  residents. Pupils sang favourites such as :Let it Snow and I'm  Dreaming of a White Christmas . It is hoped that the residents enjoyed the sing song as much as pupils enjoyed the warm welcome they...

Pop Stars for a Day

Y5 had the most amazing experience on Friday 9th December when they visited a recording studio. They performed for the camera and made a musical video. This was a great opportunity for the class to learn a dance routine with the help of a professional choreographer...

Scrooge- A Ghost of a Chance

Parents, relatives and carers enjoyed meeting characters of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Marley's Ghost, Fezziwig and more in this years Y5 and Y6 production of Scrooge..A Ghost of a Chance. The play was based on a Christmas Carol and our children did not...

Singing in the Community

This week, our Y5 class walked to Swalwell Community Centre with Miss Bell and Mrs Anderson and sang to local residents. Singing for the pensioners at their annual Christmas dinner is fun, exciting, sociable and lifts the spirits of local residents like nothing else !...

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