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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

We hope you have had a lovely Easter holiday!  We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term.

Our topic is Rivers and Mountains. We will be doing some Geography looking at Rivers and Mountains around the world.

Our class novel this term is Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.

We will no longer be swimming every Tuesday afternoon instead we are doing P.E on Thursady afternoons with Miss Foster. Remember to keep your P.E Kit in school everyday becasue we have some other exciting sports activities planned.

Homework will be sent out every Friday and should be returned every Wednesday. Remember that you can bring your reading book in everyday so that we can read with you and change your book regularly. Make sure they are signed (and dated) by an adult otherwise they won't be changed. You will also need to bring your water bottle into school everyday. 

Our final Forest Schools session is on Thursday 25th April.

Key information will be shared on our class page and Class Dojo so please check those regularly.

If you have any questions, please just ask.

Mrs Deadman and Miss Foster

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Summer Term Newsletter 2019

Year 5 had a fantastic trip on Tuesday, 9th July. They learned all about the River Wear in Durham and visited some important features along the river. The highlight of the trip was doing the river dipping in Old Durham beck. We were amazed at how many different creatures live in the river and managed to catch quite a few of them, including two different types of fish.

By the time we returned to school, everyone was a bit tired, not surprising as our guide told us we had just walked nearly 7 miles!!

NUFC Dodgeball session

Year 5 took part in a session run by NUFC on Net and Ball games.  We practised creating stategieis to work well as a team, dodging effectively and formations.  At the end we played a great game ofo Dodgeball with two children holding their own at the end while being showered with support from their teamates at the sidelines.


After Mini-Olympics was cancelled due to the rain, we decided to have our own Mini-Olypmics.  Events included the Egg and Spoon race, a Bean Bag Relay and a Long Distance Relay. Everybody in KS2 got a chance to take part in an event and Year 5 were enthusiastic both in competing and supporting their classmates.

Making 3D shapes from Nets

In Maths, in Year 5, we have been working on creating 3D shapes from nets.  We predicted what each net would make, cut it out and carefully stuck it together to create a 3D shape. It was a fiddly job. Well done Year 5!

Hoop Starz Training

Year 5 attended Hoop Starz training.  We learnt a range of games using simple playground equipment like skipping ropes. We learnt how to set up and lead these games ready to use on the yard.  Along with our new play equipment for the yard we now have year group trained in leading others in using it.  Well done Year 5!

Year 5 had an fabulous visit to Faerch on Thursday, 6th June. They listened carefully as Steve explained what Faerch does and the importance it places on looking after the environment.

The children then had the chance to look at some of the products made at Faerch and also some of the raw materials used to make specific colours.

The children were then split into 2 groups; one group was shown around the factory while the other group designed a recycling poster, then we changed over.

It was amazing to look around the factory and see how the plastic trays are made, everyone loved watching the robots work! The children were all really sensible and asked lots of good questions, showing a keen interest in the different processes.

We enjoyed some juice and biscuits at the end, before leaving with our goodie bags, kindly provided by Faerch.

The children are going to finish their posters at school then our friends at Faerch will choose the best one and the winner will receive a prize.

A super day, well done Year 5 😃


On Friday, 7th June, we celebrated Tanzania Day, and the children came dressed in the colours of the Tanzania flag.

We talked about how lots of children in Tanzania don't have access to clean water so our money is going towards building a well at one of the schools there so they can get clean, fresh water every day.

To remind them how important water is and how lucky we are to have taps at home and at school with clean water in, we took the children for a run around the field, carrying a cup of clean water.

The children were very careful when carrying their cup of water and tried hard not to spill any!

After our run, we were all quite thirsty so we drank our cup of water.

Making A Boat

As part of our geography topic, Rivers, the children worked in pairs to make a boat. 

They used all kinds of junk modelling materials, including boxes, lids, plastic cartons, lollipop sticks, pipe cleaners, feathers, art straws and coloured paper which the children assembled together. There were some very creative designs, all different and all fantastic! 

Proudly showing our finished boats

Testing our boats on the Water

We took the finished boats to Nursery to see if they would float in the water tray.

We talked about why some boats worked better than others. 

The children in Year 5 were super helpers when we took the Nursery children to the forest.

They looked after the younger children really well and supported them with their activity. 

It was lovely to see the Year 5s being such good role models and being so caring and thoughtful when interacting with the Nursery children..😁

We were invited to Carrville Methodist Church to take part in the Easter Journey

🎅🏻⭐️🎄 Merry Christmas from Year 5 🎄⭐️🎅🏻

We were brilliant in our Nativity

We completed Play Leader training with Marie-Claire from Durham SSP

We took part in a dance workshop with Gemma from Durham SSP

We wore our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need

We completed Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2

We took part in Speak Out, Stay Safe workshops with the NSPCC

Simon Berry asked us to help to develop the garden of his opticians - it was messy work!

We completed Bikeability Fix and learned how to maintain our bikes 🚲

Jet and Ben came in to celebrate the end of our Mini Police training

Well done to all of our School Council candidates. You all did a great job!

Here are some of the things we have been doing in the Autumn Term: