Year 5

Mrs McClean, Mrs Oliver, Mrs McGrath and Mrs Robinson

Welcome to Year 5

A huge half term for both year 5 classes. Spring 2nd half means we’ll be visiting our second home….Whithaugh Park and using Andy Goldsworthy for artistic, sculptural inspiration. Back at school we will explore evolution, inheritance and Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. Mrs McClean and Mrs Robinson can still be found in Year 5a while Mrs Oliver and Mrs McGrath can be found in Year 5b.

Class Blog

British Values Day

Here at Carr Hill Community Primary School, we have dedicated a whole day to celebrate and learn about British Values. We strongly believe that in reflecting and learning about these values, children will become more resilient and prepare them for life in modern...

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Year 5 Visit To Whithaugh 2017

Year 5 have just returned from their annual visit to Whithaugh Park. This year’s activities included canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, archery and the zip wire. Here are a few images with many, many more to follow.  ...

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Y5b Testing Air Resistance

In Science we have been looking at forces such as gravity and friction. Last week we tested air resistance by designing our own parachutes and measuring the time taken for our egg astronaut to land.   What did we find out about the links between air resistance and the...

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World Book Day 2017

What an amazing effort made by children to dress up and all the staff at Carr Hill to provide fun and exciting activities for Wolrd Book Day! What was your favourite activity?Tell us about what you did today! What is your favourite book or who is your favourite author...

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World Book Day 2017

For World Book Day 2017, the staff chose Roald Dahl as their theme, whilst the children dressed as their own favourite book characters. Another wonderful effort this year. We can always rely on our Carr Hill family to come up with some fantastic ideas for book...

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Astronaut EM

Today was the turn of year 5a to visit Newcastle’s Centre for Life. The children explored everything from astronaut ‘maximum absorbency garments’ (nappies) to using robotic arms. We learned a little more about the recent exploits of Tim Peake and...

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Destination Space!

Destination Space has given our year 5 and year 6 children the chance to learn about Tim Peake’s mission through hands-on experiments, rocket demonstrations, space equipment and live video from the International Space Station. As well as learning about Tim Peake’s...

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Holst’s Planet Suite Masks

We’ve been exploring Holst’s Planet Suite. We considered the imagery created in our minds and the Gods from which each planet takes its name. We combined the two to create our own mask designs and today started to build them. So many basins of paper mache...

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Operation: Geocaching!

Year 5b and 6b have been on a mission to geocache. As we are all new to geocaching, we have been finding out how the phenomenon started and how to get involved. We utilised our skills of map reading; maths skills of distances; reading skills to look for hints and...

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