Year 5

Year 5 Collective Worship

Year 5 Collective Worship

Year 5 produced some wonderful RE work during their Lenten topic on Sacrifice, and as a celebration of their work at the end, they planned their own class worship. The children contributed their own ideas, symbolic objects, readings and prayers and then led the worship themselves. They chose to sing the hymn ‘The Servant King’ as they felt the lyrics demonstrate Jesus’ service and sacrifice to the world.

St. Cuthbert’s Fair

St. Cuthbert’s Fair

During Lent, children were made aware of two charities that we would be supporting as part of our work around social justice. The children were encouraged to ‘Give It Up’ as part of the CAFOD campaign to support their work overseas in countries effected by poverty. Children listened to the story of Rabiul from Bangladesh… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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