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!

 

 

Transformation – Year 5

Year 5 began their new RE topic, Transformation, by exploring how energy is used in an electric circuit and thinking about how that applies to us and the Holy Spirit. Great...

Astromaths

Year 5 have enjoyed a fantastic, fun-filled day getting full involved in lots of maths and science activities linked to space! First, we went into the inflatable planetarium and learned how to find the North Star, how fast light travels and how to recognise some...

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On Friday 11th November Year 5 were visited by Helen Schell, a Space Artist from ESERO who helped us explore the life of an astronaut.  We created our own space...

Building a Saxon House – 17/10/2016

How many rooms does a Saxon house have? What is it made from? Did the houses have windows? We used iPads to discover the answers to these questions and we used this information to design an Anglo-Saxon house, choosing appropriate materials.   ...

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Hoops 4 Health Final

Our fantastic basketball team from Year 5 won a place in the Hoops4Health final.  This was held on Friday 18th March at Northumbria University during a Newcastle Eagles match.  The team got to play in front of the Eagles home crowd and meet the players.  They came an...

Basketball Practice

The Year 5 children have been practicing their basketball skills in preparation for the Hoops 4 Health tournament....

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