Mrs Wright, Mrs Etherington and Mrs Jobling

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

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

We Love Snow

Here are another sample of pictures from last week and the fun in the...

Cookery Club go Italian!!

Some Year 5 children have been enjoying baking and cooking on Monday afternoons after school. They even made spaghetti bolognese and enjoyed an early tea!! The new group is looking forward to making rock buns...

Skipping Masterclass!!!

Year 5 treated the school to a skipping demonstration that was a result of their afternoon practising a variety of skipping techniques.  It was an amazing show considering they only had an hour or so to practise, but they had obviously trained hard to learn their...

Family Fun in Year 5

Lots of our Parents and Carers came into school on Friday afternoon to help us make Christmas decorations, such as pasta wreaths and pom pom baubles. We had great fun and made lots of...

Year 5 make Vegetable Soup

 Year 5 enjoyed making vegetable soup yesterday as part of our Victorian Topic. We peeled, chopped and cooked potatoes, carrots, turnip and onion, together with vegetable stock. Everyone agreed it tasted...

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