Look what we’ve been up to in Year 5!

Crazy Continents

Year 5 have had a fantastic week studying the continent of North America. We have located all 23 countries on a map using an atlas and learned about the different climates – we couldn’t believe they were so different! Also we looked at some important landmarks from across the continent. We finished our week by making some delicious salsa – a traditional dish in Mexico.

Christmas Jumper Day

Year 5 had lots of fun celebrating Christmas jumper day on the last day of term. Merry Christmas everyone!

Homework Winners!

A huge well done to Theon, Logan, Brendan, Sofia and Masie-Jo who were the winners of our Autumn term homework grid. Look at some of the amazing homework they produced!

Santa dash!

Year 5 had lots of fun chasing Santa today! However, he was so fast we were unable to catch him!

Sensory room winners!

Mr Robson set a competition for children in school to design a poster (which will be made into a sign) to go outside of our new and wonderful sensory room. There were so many amazing entries but three of our fantastic Year 5 children were winners. A huge well done to Lexie Johnson, Bayley Galer and Fletcher Murphy! If you look close, you can see a sneak peak of how the Sensory room sign is going to look!

Mini Police

Today, the year 5 children who were chosen to be part of the Mini Police programme met some of our community Police Officers. They were given their very special and important lanyards which they can wear with pride every day in school. We can’t wait to see what the Mini Police get up to this year!

Odd Socks Day!

We all got into the theme of ‘everyone is different’ by wearing odd socks today to celebrate Anti bullying week and the fact we are all different – such a fun activity for an important message!


Year 5 had a wonderful visit to Beamish museum on Wednesday. We enjoyed looking around the different exhibits and taking part in an Evacuee workshop. We have definitely learned lots to help us with our World War Two topic this term!

Class 14 reading superstars!

After working so hard to read and complete accelerated reader quizzes, Class 14 were rewarded with Accelerated Reader group of the week. Also, Fletcher Murphy was the Accelerated Reader of the week! A huge well done to Fletcher and all of Class 14!

Lovely leaf drawings

As part of outdoor classroom day we went outside on a nature hunt to collect different leaves of different shapes, sizes, colours and textures. We then chose our favourites to have a go at sketching. We cut our leaves in half and then sketched the other side of the leaf. We tried our best to pay very close attention to detail. Don’t they look great?

Outdoor classroom day

On Thursday 4th November it was outdoor classroom today. Mrs Barker and Miss Slater’s maths groups took their lessons outdoors. Both groups went on a times table hunt around the school yard. We had to solve the answers to different times table calculations and then search the yard for the corresponding letters. This then allowed us to decipher a secret message… Multiplication Masters!


We have enjoyed learning new skills in Badminton. We have been practising our forehand and backhand serves and trying to build towards completing a rally in pairs.


This week some of year 5 took part in the Bikeability programme. They learned how to be a responsible cyclist and stay safe on the roads. We were very proud of the fantastic way they represented our school.

Hello yellow!

The children have all helped to support Hello Yellow Day by donating £1 to wear something yellow and purchasing ‘worry worms’ from the Year 6 children.

Space biscuits

During space week, we baked some delicious biscuits and then decorated them with a theme that was out of this world! We worked together to follow a recipe and we even measured our own ingredients.

Mars soil investigation

Space scientists hope that real samples of Mars soil will be brought back to earth from Mars, but in the meantime, we mimicked the work of space scientists using mock samples of soil sent. We had 3 different samples of mock soil to investigate. We acted like scientists to find out which sample best matched a description of Mars soil. We used sieving, filtering and evaporation to help us decide which sample was the best match to Scientists description of mars soil.

Kings and Queens of the castle!

Class 14 had a very exciting afternoon. We were lucky enough to visit Hylton Castle. We had a tour around the inside of the castle and outside around the castle grounds. We found out lots of interesting facts about the history of the castle and particularly enjoyed listening to a ghost story whilst sitting inside the castle!

Attendance winners!

Both class 13 and 14 won the attendance prize this week as they had the highest attendance across the whole school!

Their prize was hot chocolate and biscuits in the school hall with Mr Robson.

Ten pin bowling!

Some of our amazing Year 5 children took part in a bowling competition alongside other schools in Sunderland. We had lots of fun.

We won medals and certificates for coming 2nd place in the competition.

A huge shout out to Brendan Dorothy who had the highest overall score in the whole competition and a massive well done to Jae Gladstone and Logan Storey for the highest number of strikes and spares.

P.E Circuits

Take a look at us in action during our P.E lesson today. We had a go at lots of different exercises. You could tell how hard we worked when we realised we’d left sweat marks on the floor!

Marvellous map work

In our Geography sessions we have started to look at how our Earth is made up and divided. We have learnt about the seven continents and 5 oceans. We used maps and atlases to help us locate them on a world map.

We have also started to learn about the equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the North and South pole. Take a look at us in action developing our map and atlas reading skills!

Testing materials

In science today we were given a range of materials to test based on their properties. We investigated how hard they were, how flexible they were, if they were magnetic, if they were electrical conductors and whether or not they were transparent. We were amazing at using scientific vocabulary like waterproof, rough, flexible, strong, absorbent, magnetic, opaque and electric conductor.

Building Bridges!

Class 12 were set the challenge of building a bridge over a river. They needed to work as a team to build a solid structure. We were so impressed by their communication skills and resilience.