Year 5

28Jun2019

This  week, we visited the Oriental Museum in Durham, to consolidate our learning surrounding the ancient city of Baghdad and our RE work about Islam.  We began our visit by studying various rare artefacts from C.900.  We worked with a partner to search for answers to questions about the period a

26Jun2019

Last week, Year 5 got an insight into teaching when they undertook sports leadership with Year 1. They worked with staff from Joseph Swan Academy  to design a quick, five minute activity for students in Year 1, making sure they were staying active and having fun the whole time! All students worked

24Jun2019

As part of our study into Baghdad and Islam, Year 5 have been working hard to replicate the intricate patterns found on Islamic prayer mats. After drawing out our designs, we used thread and wool to stitch our patterns onto binca. We will be evaluating our work later this week. Article 29 – We have

14Jun2019

This half term in Maths, Year 5 have been focusing on deepening our knowledge of shape. We created various quadrilaterals using geoboards and elastic bands, and replicated our polygon onto squared and dotted paper. Then we completed STEM sentences to identify the properties of each shape, including

10Jun2019

A lovely afternoon at Angel Court catching up with old friends. This week we were helping to finish off some decorative boards that the residents have been working on. Inspired by some of the screen prints and sewing we did last year, the boards were cut to shape and decorated using paint pens. They

3Jun2019

June 5th is ‘World Environment Day’ led by the United Nations with the aim of raising awareness and putting actions into place which will help protect the world in which we live. There are many ways in which our lifestyles have a negative impact upon our environment.  However, there are many ways i

21May2019

Yesterday, two of our year 5 cricket teams took part in a competition at Felling Cricket Club. Both teams showed off their incredible sporting skills, as well as their their team work and sportsmanship.   Article 29 – We all have the right to develop our talents and abilities.

20May2019

Year 5 are absolutely delighted to be taking part in Newcastle Building Society’s Boardroom Challenge this year, and we started the process with some very special visitors from the company, who came in and spent a morning with each class. They introduced the idea of the Boardroom Challenge: we need

10May2019

As part of our History work this term, we have been studying Baghdad (c900). We focused on Al-Khwarizmi, who invented algebra, Arabic numerals (the ones we still use today!) and algorithms. To understand just how detailed an algorithm needs to be, wrote our own, instructing our robot teachers about

7May2019

This term in Science in Year 5, we have been learning all about Earth in space. We know all about the planets, why we have night and day, and even why we have seasons! The next thing we needed to learn was why we have time zones. We had lots of questions about why we change our watches when we go on