Year 5

Mrs N Wilkins

Welcome to Year 5

Class Archives:

Money matters workshop.

Allison, from The Salvation Army, talked to us about where money comes from. Linda from the Credit Union also came to talk to us about where we can save our money. . Then we looked at different jobs and decided who would earn the most and who would earn the least....

Making periscopes to understand how light travels.

Today we made our own periscopes to help us explain how light travels and reflects. We used mirrors in our periscopes so that we could see out of the top window from the bottom window. We then tried to explain this using scientific vocabulary....

Being a Victorian prisoner.

Today we have been learning what it was like as a Victorian prisoner. First we had to tear up paper into little pieces. We weren’t allowed to talk, look around or laugh. Some of us patrolled as prison officers to make sure everyone was getting on. We only did...

Thorpe Academy: Football training

Thorpe Academy organised for some of us to visit Redheaugh Football club for some football training with Michael Hill. We all had a great time on their 3G pitch and had lots of fun!...

Fun at the school allotment!

Yesterday we went up to the school allotment with Mrs Hall. Year 5 spent some time de-weeding their plant bed so they will be ready for new seeds to be planted while Year 6 planted beetroot seeds in their plant bed. Now we just need to wait for them to grow!  ...

Debating the railway revolution!

Today we have taken on the role of different historical figures to debate whether or not the railways were an advantage to the Victorian society or a disadvantage. After looking at the evidence, we all came our own conclusions but we had to justify them with evidence!...

Outdoor athletic coaching: long distance running.

This is week we have been practising our long distance running skills- we had to make sure we didn’t sprint at the start so that we had energy to keep going for the whole race! It was extremely hot and sunny up at the oasis today so we made sure we drank plenty...

Solving riddles by cracking codes at Blaydon library!

This is afternoon we had a great time at Blaydon Library! We got into groups to act out some book titles for other people to guess- some of them were trickier to guess than others! Then Maria read out some book titles and we had to decide if they were real book titles...

Theories of evolution.

This is week in Science we have been learning about different theories of evolution. We sorted different theories into different categories before answering some questions about them....

Baltic visit: Summer 2017

This is afternoon we returned to Baltic to explore two new exhibitions. The first one was a photo exhibition by Rodney Graham called ‘ That’s not me’. It was really interesting because all of the photographs featured him in different settings. We...

Outdoor athletic coaching: indoors!

Because of the rain, we had to do athletics indoors this week. We spent time practising the skills that we have been working on for the past few weeks: running, relays and hurdles. We are so fast that we are blurry in a lot of the photos!  ...

Visit to Cragside in the sunshine!

As part of our ‘Victorious Victorians’ topic, we visited Cragside house and gardens yesterday. When we arrived we had a short tour around parts of Lord Armstrong’s house. It is huge so we only had time to look around a few of the rooms. During one of...

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