Year 5


This half term in English, Year 5 are going to be studying ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. Over the course of this week, the children have enjoyed introductory activities to the book. To begin with, they looked at different versions of the front cover and predicted what the book may be about. We then read


Today, five teams of year 5 children attended a basketball tournament organised by Newcastle Eagles. Each team played five matches and many baskets were scored. Team two made it through to the knock out stage. Despite their excellent effort and attitude, they did not win. The children competed fanta


In DT, the year 5 children have been learning about what is meant by ethically sourcing food. After this, they researched foods that were grown in South America. An Argentinian recipe for Alfajores biscuits was then adapted to include an ingredient that could have been grown in South America. A popu


In Science this afternoon, the year 5 children made alien soup. This was a mixture of pebbles, sand, salt, water and paperclips.  They learnt about different ways of separating materials, before suggesting how the mixture could be separated. Most children understood that you could use a magnet, sie


For the last two weeks, Year 5 children have enjoyed having a basketball coach from Newcastle Eagles for their PE lessons. A range of skills were practised and developed including, dribbling, defending and shooting. The children also took part in small-sided games where they showed good sportsmanshi