Look what we’ve been up to in Year 5!

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

Life Centre visit

Year 5 had the most amazing day at the life centre! We took part in a ‘Discovering chemistry’ workshop where we took on the role of a chemist and used real laboratory equipment to identify mystery powders and create new substances. We looked at how a flame can be used to identify a chemical and discovered the beauty and wonder of chemical reactions.
We also built our own moon buggies using a range of materials before taking them for a test drive on a recreation of the moon’s bumpy surface.
We were then lucky enough to explore the brain zone, creative zone and the space zone in the life centre before visiting the planetarium.
A fantastic day had by all!

Tag rugby festival

Some of our wonderful Year 5 children had great fun taking part in a tag rugby festival at Monkwearmouth Academy this week. We showed great determination, enthusiasm and sportsmanship.

Mini Police fun

The mini police representatives in year 5 enjoyed a fun filled morning when some of our local police community support officers came to visit them in school.

Brilliant Botanists

In Science, we began our new topic of Living things and habitats by dissecting a variety of flowering plants. We then labelled and described the functions of the parts of flowering plants, focusing on how they reproduce.

Tasty tzatziki

In History we have been studying the Ancient Greeks.  As part of this work we have looked at Greek food and carried out taste testing. We enjoyed making our own Greek salads and tzatziki, which we flavoured with our choice of herbs and spices.  We then brought them home to share with our family as part of our 5-ways-to-wellbeing (connecting).

Easter Craft Fair Extravaganza

Year 5 enjoyed making some wonderful Easter crafts for our whole school ‘Easter Craft Fair Extravaganza’ that was organised by the School Council. Take a look at our fabulous hanging decorations and the Year 5 winners who were chosen by School Council.

Tag rugby

Year 5 have been enjoying working with Mrs Hughes to develop our skills in tag rugby. We were over the moon that the weather has started to brighten up so we could go outside on the field!

British Science Week

Year 5 have created a plant wall garden as part of our project for British Science Week. We carefully thought about how we can make it sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint.  The planters were made using recycled plastic bottles.  We have planted herbs in our garden which we hope can be used by Mr Bradwell in the school kitchen and by us when we look at how plants reproduce in our next science unit.  We decorated our bottles, filled them with compost then planted our seeds.  Finally, we watered them.  We will be checking on them regularly and monitoring their growth over time. 

Curly Wurly Challenge

Year 5 enjoyed taking part in our whole school Curly Wurly challenge during British Science week.

Greek day!

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed our fun filled Greek day. We had a special visit from Zeus who taught us all about the ways of the ancient Greek people. We learned about Greek Gods, democracy, the Athenian Games (now known as the Olympics), ancient Greek myths and legends and much more!

World book day

Year 5 have had a great day celebrating World Book Day. Take a look at some of our great costumes.

Handball taster session

Year 5 were lucky enough to take part in free Handball taster session. We played games and learned the rules for a game of Handball. We really enjoyed ourselves and we really threw ourselves into the game.

Free taster sessions are also available at Farringdon Community Academy on Monday nights at 6pm. These taster sessions are available for children in Year 3, 4 and 5.

NSPCC Maths Day 2022

Year 5 have had a fun filled number day! In our maths groups, we designed and made our own ‘time’ themed maths games.  After we made them, we really enjoyed playing each other’s games.  We are adding these to our maths area so we can carry on using them to help us learn about time and to consolidate our skills.

As we are doing gymnastics for PE this term, we decided to link our sponsored challenge to this. For our timed event, our challenge was to balance on one leg for as long as we could. We then extended our challenge to holding different balances on apparatus for as long as we could.

National Storytelling Week

Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed ‘Storytelling week’. We read different traditional tales and even read some with a twist. We wrote character descriptions of Snow White, made our own gingerbread men and sat around the firepit toasting marshmallows and eating hot chocolate whilst listening to our Teacher read some traditional tales. We had lots of fun!

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!