YEAR 5

Mrs Wright, Mrs Etherington and Mrs Jobling
YEAR 5

Spring Term 2019

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.

The Spring term brings some exciting opportunities with our residential trip to Malham, happening on the 1st April. Information will be coming out soon, inviting parents/carers to a pre-visit meeting.

During this term we will be focusing on:

English – narrative writing, .S.P.A.G. focus and spelling rules. We will also be spending two weeks working on our whole school book ‘The Matchbox Diary’.

Maths  – further practise of place value, mental methods and written methods, along with problem solving, reasoning and algebra. We will also delve deeper into decimals, fractions and percentages and take on some new concepts including geometry and statistics. We will also do weekly and daily assessments of multiplication and division facts – so make the most of Times Tables Rockstars. We recommend 10-20 minutes every day or as much as you can.

Science – We will be learning about properties and changes of materials and will looks at solids, liquids and gasses, as well as the water cycle.

Topic – we will be focusing on our trip to Malham, looking at maps and learning about geographical features and map symbols, and comparing Malham with Gateshead.

M.F.L. – we are excited to be learning ‘Italiano’ this year with Signore De Felice.

P.E. – Newcastle Eagles are providing us with some top level basketball coaching. In other P.E. lessons we will be developing attacking and defensive skills to transfer across basketball and hockey.

Thank you again for your support.
Y5 Team

5 a side success!

Our year 5 and 6 football team were successful in qualifying for the Gateshead finals next week.  In a tournament at Thomas Hepburn school, they won all 3 of their games with the same 3 - 0 scoreline!  Well done to Keira, Joeseph, Matthew, James, Lewis and Alex - you...

3, 2,1 Row!!!

Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to try out for the rowing regatta at Joseph Swan next week.  All the children recorded their best times for rowing 300 metres and even had a go at doing the rowing relay!  Hopefully the 24 chosen athletes will perform well in the...

French Day 2016

Glynwood's corridors were echoing today with bonjours and merci's galore as our French day celebrations took place. Every year group from nursery up to year 6 came into school dressed to impress in French attire or in blue, white and red to match the French flag....

Girls storm to victory!

On a cold and windy Thursday night after school, the year 5 / 6 girls' football team took part in a tournament at Leam Rangers FC.  The team played 5 matches, winning 4 games and drawing 1.  Top scorer was Keira Skelton, who scored 9 goals on the night, but the whole...

Pipped at the Post!!!

The year 5/6 football team completed their winter league on Thursday night and were just overtaken in the final match by Kells lane at the top of the league.  Well done to all of the different children who have played this half term.  You have played extremely well...

Cross Country Fun!!!

All the children took part in a school cross country day and ran a specially designed course to take in hills and trees around the school site.  There were house points and rewards up for grabs in each of the classes.  The year 5 winners were Olivia Hayden and Drew...

Year 5 visit Cragside House

Year 5 had a fabulous day yesterday visiting Cragside House and the River Coquet at Thropton. The weather was superb and despite taking 50 minutes to get to the Tyne Bridge because of traffic (!!), we arrived in the village of Thropton at 10.15 and had a lovely walk...

Football Team Update

The Football team have now played 5 games this year including 3 cup matches and 2 league games.  The squad has won one of the games, drawn two and lost two this season, with Joeseph Fisher (3 goals), Matthew Headley (2 goals) and Keira Skelton (1 goal) finding the net...

Everyone enjoys the water panto!!

Some people came in to talk to us from Northumbrian Water, but did it through a theatre show. It was very funny and all the children really enjoyed it. We all learned that "only toilet paper, pee and poo, go down the...

Year 5 Visit Windy Nook Nature Park

Year 5 had a lovely walk to Windy Nook Nature Park last Monday when the sun was shining!! We were looking for examples of Plant and Animal Lifecycles, which is our Science Topic this term. We saw lots of butterflies, seeds, flowers and berries and can now name quite a...

Empty Classroom Day again

On Friday 10th July we will be having our annual Empty Classroom Day when lots of activities across the day will happen outside. Let's hope the weather stays kind for us. This year we are also planning to have a large scale water fight!! Watch out for further...

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