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.


Carol Service at St. John’s Church

We finished the term with a wonderful Carol Service at St. John's Church on Friday afternoon. The KS2 children sang 6 traditional Carols beautifully and the story of Christmas was retold by Year 5 pupils, who spoke confidently and clearly. Well Done to all. Thank you...

Glynwood’s Annual House Quiz is back!!

Yet another successful house quiz! All the houses worked well to answer Mr Otterson's tricky Christmas questions. Lots of points were earned and it was a close competition! In the end, we had two houses as joint winners, so well done to Stephenson and Bewick. We look...

Year 5/6 Christmas party!

On Friday year 5 and 6 had their annual Christmas party.  Everything went smoothly and the children all had a great time.  We danced, played games and generally had a fantastic time.  Thank you to all the parents and carers who contributed food for their party buffet...

Healthy Tuck Shop Reminder

Just a reminder that we have a tuck shop which runs 3 mornings a week for Key Stage 2 children. Our tuck shop is called Glynwood's Glorious Goodies. It is run by Year 5 children (with a little bit of help from Mrs Overman!). We sell 5 healthy snacks on Monday,...

Take Over Day in Nursery

Nursery had a warm welcome for our new 'grown ups' Miss Ganger, Miss Rennison and Mr Wang on Fridays very successful 'Take Over Day'. Children from years 5 and 6 took on the role of the nursery staff for the day...and did a fantastic job! All children showed great...

Crumble at Cookery Club

Year 5 have really enjoyed making a range of food items at Cookery Club with Mrs Barnes and this week, we made a delicious Caramelised Apple, Pear and Sultana Crumble!! One of Mrs Barnes' made-up creations! We have also made biscuits, rock buns, tomato tarts and...

A wonderful performance from the Glynwood Choir

On the first Saturday of half term, the children of Glynwood Choir had an exciting evening singing with Felling Male Voice Choir in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle! The event was fantastic. Our children sang so beautifully when...

Shruti’s Diwali presentation

We had a lovely talk from Shruti this afternoon about the Hindu festival of Diwali, which is celebrated at this time of the year. Shruti told us 2 stories about the origin of Diwali and explained what Hindus do to celebrate, including Rangoli patterns, lights and...

Halloween Maths!

 Year 5 enjoyed playing a Maths game, 'Catch the Ghost', today!! Lots of ghosts were caught because the children are really good at recognising the properties of numbers. A fun way to start the half-term in...

Year 5 visit Cragside House

Last Thursday, Year 5 enjoyed a lovely trip to Cragside House in Northumberland as part of our study of the Victorians. We really loved the house. We saw how rich people lived and learned what jobs the servants did in the house. After lunch, we also visited the...

Success for Swan House at Glynwood’s Cross Country Event

An amazing afternoon was had by one and all, as the children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two took to the field to take part in the first house event of the year. Everyone ran or walked around the cross country course and worked hard to win points for their houses....

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