Dates for your diary
24/5/18 The Word trip
25/5/18 In-service Day
28/5/18- 4/6/18 Half term
5/6/18 After school science club begins
6/6/18 Fire service visiting school
12/6/18 Live Tales trip to Sunderland
20th or 27th/6/18 Sports Day
5/7/18 Cooking at Mortimer
6/7/18 Customs House rehearsals
9/7/18 Customs House rehearsals
10/7/18 Summer Spectacular
Welcome to class 10. In year 5 we will be working very hard throughout the year to consolidate all of our previous learning, push ourselves to reach our goals and targets and to prepare ourselves for an important year next year! Each morning we will start with literacy based activities such as spellings, speed writing, handwriting, SPAG or guided reading followed by literacy and maths lessons. Afternoons will begin with maths based activities followed by topic lessons.
Our PE day is Tuesday. PE for Autumn will be basketball and cricket. Remember to bring in your PE kit at the beginning of each week and it must be taken home weekly to be washed. All earrings need to be covered or taken out for PE lessons.
Our Autumn term topics are:
Homework is given out on Thursdays and usually consists of a mymaths task and weekly spellings. It must be returned no later than the following Tuesday. On occasion, children may also bring any unfinished work home to complete.
Children are asked to bring reading books into school every day. Children who bring in reading books everyday will have more opportunities to read in school and change their books. We also ask that as parents, you encourage daily reading at home with your children. Lunchtime clubs and weekly helpers will also be organised to provide extra reading opportunities and to encourage a positive attitude towards reading.
Here are some of the wonderful things we have been up to so far this term :)
Fruit to Suit- Tuck shop.
In year 5 we take on responsibility for the tuck shop. We learned about the roles involved in running a business, decided on which roles we wanted to apply for, interviewed for those roles and completed training. Our tuck shop is now up and running where our sales team are happy to serve children during each play time. Our stock is monitored by our stock and purchasing teams, the money is taken care of by our finance team and the whole operation is overseen by our very capable managers.
We had a visit from PC Steve who talked to us all about keeping safe both in the real world and online. He even let us try on some of his kit!
For International Poetry Day we learned and performed a poem called 'Promises like Pie-crust' by Christina Rossetti.
We spent the day at The Word learning all about coding, programming and robotics. We learned how to build robots using Lego and we programmed them using apps on the IPADs. It was great fun and we even had a robot dance off!
Roald Dahl Day!
We are big fans of Roald Dahl and his humorous books. So, for Roald Dahl Day, we learned one of his famous poems about an awful teacher!
Every other week we do gardening with Emma where we plant and take care of the vegetables, herbs, bushes, trees and fruits in our garden. It is hard work but we get to cook and eat the crops on the fire pit!
We spent the morning at Live Theatre in Newcastle where we did some drama activities, worked with a story teller, illustrator and author to do some creative writing. It was a lot of fun!
In our music sessions we were focusing on the genre 'Rock Music' so we were studying the song 'Livin' on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi. We channelled our inner rockstars!
We have been looking at perspective and use of space in art, we went outside to select a 'view' of our local environment to sketch.
In PE we have been taking part in a PE and DT project combined where we learn cricket skills with our coach Josie and also design some sportswear in teams. We will give our design briefs to the design team who will make some cricket bats using our ideas!
Centre for Life!
We had the most amazing day at the Centre for Life. We learned all about our Solar System at the planetarium, we watched a theatre show where a scientist performed tricks and experiments, we had access to the brain zone and curiosity zone, we ice-skated and even went on a 4D ride! Fantastic fun and we learned so much!
We went to Mortimer School to do some maths activities. We had a tour of the school, met some ex-Hadrian pupils and chatted with lots of teachers. We were focusing on ‘Time’ as it can sometimes be a tricky concept but by the end of the session we were taking on GCSE questions!
We had visitors from the NSPCC to talk to us about the importance of staying safe and speaking out if someone or something worries or upsets us.
For Number Day, we wore green or clothing with numbers on and spent the day tackling ‘Time’ related problems.
Here we are enjoying a music lesson with Andrew. We were practising songs and a script from an original composition.
As part of our new Science unit, we worked in teams to discuss the properties of a selection of materials then test their magnetism, flexibility, hardness, transparency and permeability.
Learning all about WW1
We learned all about WW1 by discussing propaganda posters, listening to stories, looking at uniforms, learning how to march, singing songs and learning about the Christmas Truce
We performed our class assembly for the whole school as well as our parents. Our theme was Roald Dahl as we have been using ‘Matilda’ as our text for our Spring literacy work. We gave facts, sang a song, led a quiz and showed our work.
We had a fantastic discussion in PSHE all about LGBT issues, terminology and definitions and what it means to feel comfortable being ourselves.
World book day
We dressed up as historical figures or characters from our favourite books, we had a cake sale and we were even visited by author Mark Carton who told us all about his new book.
Our year 5 children took part in a competition involving approximately 15 schools and came first place!
British Science Week
To celebrate British Science Week, we dedicated each afternoon to different science investigations based on our unit ‘Properties of materials’. We investigated thermal insulators, electrical conductors, soluble or insoluble materials and ways of separating mixtures.
Crafty cake sale
To raise funds for a DT project, we held a cake sale where children and staff donated and purchased cakes. We also had a raffle to win a Mickey Mouse cake! Here’s our lucky winner!
Making phone pouches with Katie’s Garden
After raising enough money from our cake sale, we could go ahead with our DT project with the lovely ladies from Katie’s Garden. We designed and made phone pouches and practised our sewing and embellishing skills with an amazing variety of materials!
Sport Relief Challenge
We challenged ourself to run laps of our school field to the equivalent distance from Jarrow to London. We quickly realised that we had hit our target so we extended the challenge to see if we could make it back again!
In our art unit we are studying Georgia O’Keefe. Here we are practising using black and white paint to create tints and shades of primary colours.
We made volcanoes which erupted and we also charmed snakes!