Year 5

Mrs Roffe
YEAR 5

Welcome to Year 5

Class Archives:

2019 Sports day!

The whole school had a fantastic sports day today! Our Year 6 pupils did a great job running all the activities for the rest of the pupils. Thank- you to any parents/careers who came to support the children.

Human evolution.

This afternoon in Science year 5 and 6 have been studying human evolution. We have looked at how humans have adapted and evolved over time.

Hot seating in History!

This afternoon we have been taking on the roles of people who were alive at the time of the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. These included a miner, mayor, washer person and a sailor. We used this knowledge to then write a diary entry in our chosen roles about...

Athletics : jumping.

This week we have been working on our jumping skills. We have been practising jumping from standing on two feet to landing on two feet. We then attempted to beat the world record for a standing jump of 3.73m ( the green cone)! As you can see we didn't quite manage...

Athletics : relay races.

This week year 5 and 6 have been practising their relay racing techniques. We have been working on passing the baton and ensuring everyone in the team passes the baton correctly.

Using different historical sources.

This afternoon we have been looking at a range of historical sources to find out more about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. We have looked at artists drawings, photographs, eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports and a census from the time. We discussed how...

Athletics : running.

This afternoon in PE we have been practising our pacing when running. We did a few 2 minute runs and worked up to a 6 minute run! It it's a lot longer than it sounds and we really had to think about our pacing.

Great day with ‘That History Bloke’!

Today year 5 and 6 went down to the Quayside and spent the morning at Bessie Surtees house learning all about The Great Fire of Gateshead. We looked at lots of different artefacts and found out about the people who lived at the time of the Great Fire. We then began to...

Amazing adaptations!

This week in Science we have been finding out how different animals have adapted to survive in their environments.

Shading techniques.

This afternoon we have been experimenting with different shading techniques such as hatching, cross-hatching, stippling and smudging.

High Ropes

Year 5 and 6 had great fun overcoming their fears on the high ropes course. It was great to see the children showing determination and encouraging each other to complete the course. 

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