Year 5 News

Whole School Tuesday Challenge

We’re so sorry that we won’t be seeing you all on Tuesday morning and we know lots of you will be looking forward to seeing your friends so we would like to set you a challenge that you will be able to share on our website.  At our school, being healthy and active every day is really important. In fact, …

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Using Google Classroom

Mrs Parlett has created 3 instructional videos explaining how we use google classroom in school and how your child can access this from home: Accessing Google Classroom via computer: Accessing Google Classroom via mobile devices: Using Google Classroom: Mr Graham is always available for technical help via email too: b.graham@stcuthbertsprimary.com

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Year 5 World Book Day

Some amazing creations and costumes in Year 5. Staff were all so impressed with the creativity of our families and pupils. From much loved Harry Potter characters, to graphic novels such as Spiderman. From traditional nursery rhymes, to fully written out poems, to poems written themselves. From books about football to Shakespeare, classics such as the Worst Witch, Street Child …

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Knitting Lunchtime Club

Some of Y5 are enjoying their first ever try at knitting (although some are pretty good already!) Thank you to Mrs Bengston for giving up her time to teach us.

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Augmented Reality

Today, Reception class have been learning about our solar system with their friends in Year 5 using augmented reality.

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Impressionism

Y5 final pieces of work are well underway – we have used our observational skills to sketch local landmarks, painted a ground wash in a warm or cool tone then chosen warm or cool colours to paint using ‘tache’ style strokes like the impressionists.  

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Destination Judo

Y5 enjoyed learning some basic Judo moves this morning. All classes have taken part over the past 2 days so a huge thanks to the club. If anyone is interested in joining, your child will have brought a flier home. A free introductory session is available – contact 0121 728 6987. Classes in Seaham are at All Saints church hall …

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Into the dragon’s cave…

We enjoyed working with Adam Bushnell today reading descriptive settings then using different vocabulary to alter them and make them scary.  The best part was reading them to one another with our spooky torches. We will post our completed descriptions once finished.      

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NSPCC Number Day

We enjoyed being dressed like Rockstars in Y5 and having a Times Table Rockstars competition, playing maths games and learning about the artist Escher who used tessellating patterns. Thank you all for bringing in your coins – we made towers and patterns.    

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Box Fit

Year 5 and 6 multi sports club are having a great time with John doing some Box Fit tonight!

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What Shapes Our World?

In Year 5 we’re learning about what happens when Earth’s plates move! We used some boards and playdoh to think about how our land changes over time and have written some reports based on our findings because we’re learning to write like geographers.  

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Geografun Club – Geocaching!

Today we found our first Geocache! What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a treasure hunting game, where participants retrieve GPS coordinates from the internet and navigate to the outdoor location using a GPS device (Garmin, TomTom, smart phone).The basic idea is to locate hidden outdoor containers, called geocaches and then share your experiences online. Those of us with techie kids, should have …

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Year 5 Long Multiplication

We’re getting stuck into some more tricky multiplication this term. Everyone has done brilliantly at learning the steps in our algorithms.  We’re going to keep practising ’til we can’t get them wrong!

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Year 5 Geography

We’re learning about forces that shape our amazing world this term.  This week we learned about how glaciers have caused the beautiful scenery at the Lake District. To help us understand what a contour line is, we sculpted hills out of salt dough then cut them into layers before drawing around them to demonstrate that they show height.

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Year 5 Gymnastics

Year 5 are working hard on their paired routines in gymnastics this week.  

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Year 5 – Seasonality

Year 5 have been exploring seasonality by learning to make vegetable soup. Well done to all our children for their amazing attitude to veggies and trying new tastes and textures.  

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Year 5 Class Liturgy

A beautiful liturgy in Year 5 celebrating commitment, fidelity and our mission to follow Christ.  

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Anti Bullying Competition

We launched a competition during Anti Bullying Week.  The children had to design a poster to be displayed around school.  The poster had to include the slogan ‘Change Starts With Us’, what to do if they see or experience bullying and an anti bullying message.  The competition was judged by Mrs McGann who is our Anti Bullying Governor. Here are …

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Football Festival

Well done to Year 5/6 football girls. On Thursday the girls took part in a football festival at East Durham College. It was the first time the girls had played together as a team and although they did not get through to the semi finals, they were a credit to the school.  They came second in their group winning one …

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Year 5 – William Morris

Year 5 making a start on their sketchbook work researching William Morris. Taking pride in presentation is our mantra this term and year 5 are enjoying making design and layout choices in their work.

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