Year Five

Miss Horkan

 

Welcome to Year 5!

This term, we will be heading back in time and studying all things Greek! Who were the Greek gods and goddesses? What can they teach us about Ancient Greek life? Who was Theseus?  We will be answering these questions and many others…

To help us explore the topic, we will be reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. We will also be writing our own Greek myths.

We will be taking swimming lessons at Heworth Leisure Centre. This will be lots of fun and a great opportunity to become excellent swimmers by the end of Year 5! Please remember to bring swimming kits every Wednesday. We will also be having PE lessons in school every Tuesday so please have your full school PE kit in class every week.

Homework will be sent out every Wednesday and due in on the following Monday. Spelling lists will be given out every Friday for a test on the following Friday.

 

All children should read their reading book every night at home. In year 5, we will be continuing to take books home from the school library to help us develop our love for reading. Please continue to ask your questions about what they are reading to help with their understanding.

 

Keep using MyMaths to keep your skills sharp!

 

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact the school office and make an appointment.

 

Keep checking the website to see what we get up to this year!

 

 

Show racism the red card

Year 5 and Year 6 have taken part in a ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ workshop. They thought very hard about the difficult topics that were discussed and learned lots. Thank you to our visitors for a fantastic day. Lily: It made me think that this is actually happening in...

Ancient Greece

Year 5 began their Ancient Greece topic by studying photos of vases and seeing what this tells us about Ancient Greek...

Kaboogie Bus Y5

As a very special end of term treat, Mr Parkin brought his Kaboogie Bus to school.  On board we recorded a song that we have written. The Kaboogie Bus is amazing! Thank you Mr Parkin....

Sunderland University

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a fascinating visit to Sunderland University where we saw what it would be like to be a...

Dreamcatchers

Year 4 have been finding out about Native American Indians as part of their America topic. Today after reading ‘Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher’ we researched the origins of dreamcatchers using ipads. After that we were inspired to make some! Jaydyn...

Year 5 visit to Tesco

As part of the Field to Fork initiative, Year 5 visited Tesco where they learned where their food has come from.   Alicia – “I tried lots of new things.” Sarah – “Tesco was really fun.  It was fascinating watching how they make the dough...

Ancient Greeks

Year 5 had a fantastic morning with our visitor, Richard, who taught us lots about the Ancient Greeks! We were able to see lots of artifacts, write our names in Greek and even play some Greek board...

Kingswood Residential Trip

Here are some photos from the Year 5 and Year 6 visit to Kingswood. Brooke, Year 6 – “I loved Kingswood.  My favourite activities were the leap of faith and the abseiling.  I loved the water fights we had and I loved spending my birthday there.”...

Singing Festival

Yesterday our Year 5 children attended the Singing Festival at Cardinal Hume Catholic School along with other Primary Schools within the...

Year 5 and 6 Synagogue Visit

Year 5 and 6 had a very interesting morning at Newcastle Reform Synagogue learning more about the Jewish faith. Charley – We experienced more than we would do in class about Judaism. It was nice of George to tell us about his life growing up. Alicia – Fun at the...

Goodbye Miss Scott

Thank you Miss Scott for all you have taught us! We have loved having you as part of our class and have learned lots. We will miss...

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