Year 5

Dukeshouse Wood 2019

Dukeshouse Wood 2019

Year 5 had a brilliant time on their residential trip to Dukeshouse Wood in Hexham. They got wet, muddy and windswept all at the same time, but that did not stop them enjoying a fantastic array of adventurous activities. It was an excellent opportunity to build important skills such as team spirit, encouragement, communication, resilience, risk taking and challenge to name a few. The children even learned how to make up their own beds on the first night there. Well done, Year 5 – you were great!

 

Year 5 Rainforest Painting

Year 5 Rainforest Painting

As part of their topic on South America Year 5 spent an afternoon painting some beautiful Amazon Rainforest paintings. They worked in the style of the French artist Henri Rousseau by trying to use sharp lines and bold colours. They started by only using white, yellow and blue to make different shades of green leaves and they only mixed… Continue Reading

Heaton Space Project

Heaton Space Project

Some children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a project about their local area with Sean Peacock who is studying for a PhD at Newcastle University. After an initial briefing, they walked around the local area of Heaton and recorded the amount of pollution using specialist technology. The following day, they discussed their findings… Continue Reading

Shine Time Cookery Club

Shine Time Cookery Club

This week the children in cookery club were decorating biscuits. They made their own icing making sure it was not too runny, then they decorated the biscuits with sweets and chocolate. The older children helped the younger children and they even added food colouring to change the colour of the icing. The children decorated extra… Continue Reading

Shine Time Cookery

Shine Time Cookery

The children who chose to join Shine Time Cookery Club had a great time this afternoon making pitta pizzas. The children watched a short video explaining the instructions on how to make the pizza then they worked in small groups to design their own vegetarian pizza. The children first spread tomato puree on pitta bread… Continue Reading

Year 5 Science

Year 5 Science

As part of their science curriculum, Year 5 have been learning about the different parts of a flower. They worked methodically to dissect a daffodil to identify all the different parts including the male and female parts. They also discussed pollination and looked around our local school environment to identify plants that grow in our area. Continue Reading

Playground Leaders Training

Playground Leaders Training

The pupils in Year 5 (assisted by some of our lunchtime supervisors) took part in Playground Leaders training last Wednesday with Rachel from Newcastle PE and School Sports Service. They developed their skills of leadership, communication, imagination and collaboration to begin setting up a range of games that younger children will be able to join in with during their playtimes.… Continue Reading

Rainforest Poetry

Rainforest Poetry

Year 5 watched a video about The Amazon Rainforest and listened carefully to pick out some adventurous vocabulary. Once they had a bank of ideas, they worked together in groups to write a line each for a free verse poem. They performed their final versions to the rest of the class. In a later session, the… Continue Reading

Premier League Primary Stars Writing Competition

Premier League Primary Stars Writing Competition

Year 5 recently took part in a Premier League Primary Stars Writing Competition to write a poem all about diversity. They began by working in small groups to create their own goal celebrations, and then watched some videos and took part in discussions about diversity. They made their own Wordles using lots of new and ambitious vocabulary and… Continue Reading