Rainton Meadows!

Rainton Meadows!

Year 5 visited Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve this week to take part in activities linked to their learning in Science. During the pond dipping activity, the children used nets to carefully catch examples of the pond-life and identify it using a chart. They found...
Flower Dissection!

Flower Dissection!

Year 5 are currently learning about plant reproduction. In this week’s science lesson, the children carefully took apart a flower to learn about all the different parts (such as stamen, stigma and ovary) and learn about their role in seed...
Lions of Zululand!

Lions of Zululand!

On Monday, Year 5 had the fantastic opportunity to see the Lions of Zululand at Hetton School. They are an educational group from South Africa who tour schools in The UK to teach about African culture. During the day, the children watched a performance by the group...
Year 5 Wow Week!

Year 5 Wow Week!

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their Wow Week! Some of the highlights were: doing orienteering in P.E., learning and performing a musical piece using tuned/untuned percussion and keyboards, painting the Northern Spire bridge, learning about the fabulous engineer Isambard...
Air Resistance Investigation.

Air Resistance Investigation.

Year 5 are currently learning about forces. This week, they designed and carried out an investigation on air resistance. Instead of making parachutes, the class used three different types of plastic bag in different sizes. The bags were dropped from one metre and...
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