Mrs Barnes and Mr Telford

Spring Term 2018

Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a great Christmas break and managed to avoid all the colds and flu!

Year 5 have got straight into their lessons and enjoyed learning about the language of advertising and designing their own brochure for a theme park, using this language. We are now looking at persuasive writing in letters, articles etc.

The children are doing well in their reading and we are grateful for your support in encouraging them to read at home.

In Maths, we have continued to secure the children’s knowledge of decimals and fractions. This week, we have been testing on the Y5 Bronze level for Maths.

Our topic this term is Ancient Greece and so far we have looked at the Geography of Greece. We look forward to finding out abut Greek Gods and Goddesses, Greek Myths, Athens and Sparta, daily life in Ancient Greece and will be creating some Greek masks, pots, helmets and shields in Art.

We also hope to tie in some cookery lessons with this topic. Look out for the Creative Homework to go with this topic.

In Science, we are looking further at the properties of materials and changing the state of material.

We have several tournaments coming coming up this term in Basketball and Hockey and the children are currently receiving coaching from Newcastle Eagles.

We also have a few transition activities arranged with Joseph Swan, beginning with a Spelling Bee this Friday, where 8 of our Year 5 children will complete against the other primary schools in the cluster.

We are looking forward to our residential field visit to Malham in May, which will soon be upon us.

If you have any queries about this or anything else please contact  Mr. Telford or Mrs. Barnes.


Truck Safety

Glynwood had their truck safety sessions on the key stage one playground this week.  It highlighted the dangers of playing too close to trucks.  Did you know that you can have a whole class of children at the back of the truck and they can't be seen or heard by the...


Year 5 played at the annual Hoops4Health Basketball Tournament today. We entered 4 teams and all the children in the class played. Everyone gave their best effort and we had a great day. One of our teams played superbly throughout and made it to the semi-final,...

World Book Day in Year 5

The children really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters from books. It was nice to see Lauren dressed as Jim Jarvis from the book we read before Christmas, Street Child. And Ella came dressed as a dictionary! Well done, Mam, for the fabulous costume!! In...

Shruti’s off to India!!

Shruti and her family are leaving us today! They are going off to start a new chapter of their lives in India. We had a little celebration in class and the children gave Shruti bookmarks they had made to remember them by. We will miss Shruti but wish the family all...

Year 5 view their Art!

Year 5 enjoyed seeing their pictures framed in our Art Exhibition. Our theme was 'Families' and I am sure you will agree, the children produced some fabulous pictures. The exhibition is open to Parents and Carers and pictures can be bought today and...

Heart to Heart Concert at Joseph Swan

Our choir did us proud last night at the 'Heart to Heart' Concert at Joseph Swan.  The choir sang three of our own songs, as did choirs from Oakfield schools and Harlow Green.  We enjoyed listening to a wonderful band and buglers, run by Mr Miller, Head of Music at...

International day in Armstrong House

During the afternoon children from all over the school came to Mr Otterson's classroom to celebrate International Day.  Our country was Italy.  We made flags, pasta pictures and model Leaning Tower of Pisas out of spaghetti and marshmallows!  After the fun activities...

Year 5/6 Netball Finalists and RESPECT award winners!

Glynwood pupils yet again showed their determination and teamwork skills at Gateshead Stadium, last week in the Year 5/6 Netball Tournament. Both teams that entered played fantastically well in their matches and impressed the umpires. Team A drew one match and won the...

Year 5 basketballers in their first tournament!

We had 2 teams in the Cluster Year 5 Basketball tournament at Cardinal Hume on Tuesday evening. Both teams played really well in their first tournament and came third in their groups. Well done and thanks to Mrs Armstrong and Miss Stell for taking the children, and...

Year 5 enjoy Cookery Club

The second round of after-school Cookery Club has started for Year 5 pupils. So far, we have had great fun making delicious Rock Buns and Spaghetti Bolognese!! The children have enjoyed tasting the goodies, but there was plenty to take...

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