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

Science Week

Our Science week is well under way and we are all having fun.  So far we have had explosions, lava lamps, popping pop corn, melting foods, flying objects, sound walks and gloop.  We have lots of fun activities planned with a visit from Technology Tom tomorrow.  This...

A wonderful KS2 Sports Day!

Staff, children and families had a lovely time on our fields as the KS2 Sports Day took place! There was running, relay, bean bag balancing, falling over (the sack race!) and skipping. The efforts made by all children was wonderful to see, and we were very proud of...

Glynwood Games Glory!

On Friday, was the 15th annual running of the Glynwood Games.  It was touch and go if it would take place because of the weather, but thankfully the rain held off and a fantastic day of athletics was seen by all.  Congratulations go to Year 5 who won their year group...

Year 5 Edinburgh trip a great success!

Year 5 had a brilliant time on their recent 3 day trip to Edinburgh. The weather was good to us and we enjoyed visits to Edinburgh Castle, the zoo, Dynamic Earth and the Royal Yacht Britannia. We also squeezed in some souvenir shopping, some fun in the park, a trip to...

Sponsored Reading Morning in Year 1EB

We had a fantastic morning as part of our sponsored reading event. We did a variety of different reading activities. Children also brought in their favourite book from home and drew the front covers and wrote a book review about it. We also took full advantage of the...

Party time!!

To help Year 6 celebrate the end of SATs, Year 5 prepared some party food for them. They made various sandwiches and pizzas, which tasted great and were much appreciated by Year 6. Well done Year...

Groovy Greek Masks!

Year 5 ended our Ancient Greece topic by making Greek masks, which would have been worn in the theatre. We made them from papier mache and decorated them as monsters, beasts, Greek characters or just with an...

Easter sweeties!

Year 5 had a great time this afternoon, making 4 types of sweet (Peppermint Cremes, Rocky Road, Coconut Truffles and Marshmallow Surprise) to go in the Easter baskets they made. They looked and tasted...

Basketball House Event

Yet more sporting success at Glynwood this afternoon. The children from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in an afternoon of competitive basketball activities. Everyone cheered each other on and worked very hard in their teams. Well done everyone!...

Fantastic World Book Day bookmarks

As part of World Book Day celebrations, children took part in a competition to design a bookmark. The entries were fantastic and it was tough to decide. But here are some of the winners with their amazing bookmarks all ready to use. Hope you enjoy your prizes. Well...

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