Year 5

Mrs McClean and Mrs McGrath
year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Summer term begins with our ‘Marvellous Mayans’ topic. We look forward to sharing our work and experiences with you.

Click here for a recommended reading list for Year 5.  

Class Blog

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 have hopefully...

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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 in one room....

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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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Visiting Tommy at Seaham

We have been learning all about World War 1 and the impact it has had on the world. We were lucky enought to visit Seaham to see the sculpture of Tommy. The steel statue, by local artist Ray Lonsdale, has pride of place in Seaham sea front. What a day! Yes, it was...

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Year 5 and 6 Learn how to Geocache!

Year 5b have loved finding out about Geocaching in Computing sessions. We have been researching Geocaches in the area and have nearly finished planning our own Geocaching session. We can't wait to get out and find some of our own... Last week while evaluating local...

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Y5b start trumpet / cornet lessons!

In Year 3 we learnt to play the ocarina and last year we extended our skills to play the recorder. This year we are learning to play the trumpet or cornet with Mrs Weaver! How is it going Year 5b? Any top tips or comments you would like to share about the...

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Making our mark in our community

You may recall that sculptor Graeme Hopper visited us some months ago. He had been asked, by Northumbrian Water, to install a sculpture as part of the Chelsea Gardens regeneration. He asked for our help. We sent him away with armfuls of bug sketches to inspire him....

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