Year 5

Forest School

Forest School

In Forest School the children took part in a wide range of fun and educational cross-curricular activities throughout May.

Reception investigated the effects of sea pollution. They recreated the sea bed using gravel, shells and sea creatures then added food colouring, oil and rubbish to demonstrate how this impacts the sea.

Year 1 enjoyed pond dipping, investigating different creatures using a magnifying glass and recording their findings.

Year 2 kept fit by running their daily mile around Forest School.

Year 3 made Roman shields and swords using old cardboard, sticks, string and paints.

Year 4 designed and created their own Egyptian jewellery using elder wood, string, old pieces of metal and gold paints.

Year 5 used their literacy, numeracy and cookery skills to follow an ancient Maya tortilla recipe, then enjoyed the results once they were cooked on the fire.

Year 6 whittled sticks then toasted marshmallows to make s’mores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Maya Topic

Ancient Maya Topic

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed learning about ‘The Mayans’ last half term. They experienced a full range of cross curricular activities linked to finding about this ancient civilisation. Some highlights from the term included: making Mayan clay pots and painting them, making and enjoying Mayan food, learning how to use the green screen in computing, finding out about the history… Continue Reading

Bottle Rockets

Bottle Rockets

Year 5 have been working very hard in their science lessons to make an aerodynamic bottle rocket that would shoot into the air when filled with water and air. They took their rockets into Heaton Park to test them out and loved watching the hilarious results.   Continue Reading

Just.Is Conference

Just.Is Conference

Year 5 visited St. Mary’s and took part in the annual Just.Is conference organised by a group of students at the school. They had a wonderful day, and took part in some very well organised activities, which produced some thought provoking discussions and learning based around the theme of ‘Education for Everyone.’ They also went on a… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Easter preparations and activities filled our Forest School sessions in March. All of the children made a wooden cross adding a variety of different materials to decorate and enhance the message of The Crucifixion. Year 2 and 3 also used natural materials to make crosses to add to their Easter cards. During the last week… Continue Reading

Update – Primary Engineer Leaders Award

Update – Primary Engineer Leaders Award

Year 5 have just finished their entries for the Primary Engineer Leaders Award and here are more examples of their inventive ideas which help to solve problems in their everyday lives. The children have worked extremely hard and they are very excited about the prospect of their efforts being on display in The Discovery Museum in Newcastle if they… Continue Reading

Creative Writing – Poetry

Creative Writing – Poetry

The pupils in Year 5 have been working very hard learning about playful poems this week. They first read a poem called ‘The Cave of Curiosity’ by Mel and Pie Corbett to find some features of poetry. The children learned lots of new language skills such as how to use alliteration, personification, metaphors and onomatopoeia. They then used as many… Continue Reading

Hockey

Hockey

Year 5 have been working hard all of this term to improve their hockey skills. Access Coaching have been helping them to develop their techniques and teaching them about the rules of the game. The children have really enjoyed the sessions and some of them even took part in a competition . Continue Reading