YEAR 5

Mrs Wright, Mrs Etherington and Mrs Jobling
YEAR 5

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome back Year5! We hope you’ve had a lovely summer and are returning to school ready to LEARN!

Our topic this term is Victorian Britain. We are planning a trip to Cragside to support our learning, experiencing what life was like in the 1800’s.

In English, our class novel is ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty, where we will follow the life of Jim, a victorian street child struggling to survive life in the workhouse. Lots of our reading, writing and grammar work will be based on this novel.

In Science, we are learning about ‘All living things and their habitats’.

In Maths our number work will include; place value, additional and subtraction of larger numbers, multiplication and division including decimals and fractions. The measuring objectives will include 24 hour clock, lengths, perimeters and measuring angles.

P.E. Days
Y5 WE – Monday and Thursday
Y5 SJ – Tuesday and Friday
Please make sure PE kits come into school on a Monday and go home on a Friday, as we sometimes have special events which require them to wear kits on other days.

Spellings and Reading Books – Weekly spellings are sent home on a Thursday and will be tested on the following Monday. Spelling homework sheets should be completed and returned to school – raffle tickets are handed out to those who do. Reading books should be brought in every day.

Educational visits – During this academic year we have two educational visits planned. We are aware of the cost implications, as one of the visits is a residential, therefore we are putting in place a method of paying in installments. More information will follow soon.

Any questions, concerns or worries, please contact one of the Year 5 team.

Thank you

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...

Gateshead Athletics

20 athletes from Glynwood were amongst over 1000 competitors taking part in the anuual athletics tournament at Gateshead Stadium today.  There were some fantastic performances with lots of pupils getting through to semi-finals and finals in their track and field...

A Great Glynwood Games!

Tuesday 9th June saw the 13th Annual Glynwood Games held for the Joseph Swan cluster of schools.  In the morning the year 3 and 4 pupils competed against Oakfield, Harlow Green, Kelvin Grove and Kells Lane and both teams came a fantastic runner up in their...

Shape up in Maths

Sorry for any confusion surrounding today's Shape up in Maths test.  It appears that the date was not in the latest newsletter and had not been altered on the website.  As we are in the middle of trying to find the correct level for pupils on the new version of the...

New Shape up in Maths booklet

Your child should come home today with the new updated version of Glynwood's Shape up in Maths booklet.  We have revamped the levels to fall in-line with the new curriculum, so expect your child to be studying some completely different areas of Maths after Easter.  We...

Judo Masterclass!

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 had a great time with their Judo coach learning some of the basic moves and throws of the sport.  The children learned how to pin and throw an opponent and how to move like a top-class judo player!  Well done everyone for learning the skills so...

Basketball Success in Year 5

Year 5 have fielded very strong teams in 2 Basketball tournaments lately. In the Hoops 4 Heallth competition, one of our teams came first in their group and then won the final, so have qualified for the Gateshead Finals at Sports Central this Friday evening! The...

Year 5 learn about Parliament

  On Monday afternoon, Year 5 hosted a visitor, Gillian Bell, from the Parliament Education Service. She told us all about the history of voting and what goes on in the Houses of Parliament. It was all very interesting and good preparation for our Topic next term...

Football update

The year 5 and 6 team played in a 5 a side tournament at Thomas Hepburn School and performed really well in their matches.  They won two of their group matches and eventually came third overall.  Well done to all the boys and girls on the team.

Shape up in Maths postponed

We are currently going through a revamp of our Shape Up in Maths challenge, so there will be no test next Friday 6th March.  Please look out for a new date in upcoming newsletters and on the website. Mr Otterson

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