Year 5Mr Oliver, Mr Plant, Mrs Plant and Mrs Sawyers.
Welcome to Year 5!
Hello and welcome to class 5RO!
Spring term is here and we eagerly look forward to the many activities we are going to take part in. Some of the highlights of the upcoming term are: skiing at Silksworth dry slope, streetdance in P.E. and a visit to the new Sunderland landmark – the Northern Spire.
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Year 5 are learning all about materials and their properties in science. This week the children were learning about the various methods used to separate mixtures of materials, such as evaporation, sieving and filtration. Here we are using a filter to separate an...
Year 5 visited the Independent Methodist church this week to take part in a special event entitled 'The Bible Comes Alive!' Various members of the church dressed up as Old Testament Bible characters (such as Noah and Joshua) and told their story. The children loved it...
Today was an exciting day for ten children in year 5! They were sworn in as Mini Police officers and received their uniform in a special assembly. Superintendent Steve Heatley gave a short talk to the whole school, explaining the types of activities that the Mini...
No, the Northern Saints are not our current year 5's! The Northern Saints lived in the 600's and greatly influenced our region by spreading the message of Christianity and promoting education. Class 5RO have been on an educational visit this week to Durham Cathedral...
Year 4 had a fun-filled time this week visiting a recycling centre where we learnt all about how rubbish is transformed into other products that can be re-used. We got our hands dirty making our own paper and we can’t wait until our finish product is delivered to school next week.
As part of our ‘From Me To Sea’ project, Year 4 visited Seaham Beach to find out about the pollution levels and what this means for our local environment and sea creatures. We had fun in the rock pools where we found lots of interesting creatures. Ice creams in the sun finished off a lovely day for us all.
Last week, we took part in the skip dance finals. We are so proud of ourselves reaching the final 7 schools out of the 43 which took part. Unfortunately we aren’t the overall champions this year but did ourselves and the school proud. We have many gold, silver and bronze winners amongst us too – what a talented bunch we are!
This week, we spent some time in Hetton town centre picking up litter and analysing the main types of rubbish in our local area. We then made our way to Hetton Burn to take part in a river fly sampling activity where we observed the creatures in the water. As we found fresh water shrimp and a cased caddis fly, we determined that the pollution was moderate to low level. Finally, we enjoyed some free time in the park and an ice lolly to cool off! It was a fun day had by all and the staff were so proud of us!
Year 4 visited the Blue Reef Aquarium as part of our topic ‘From Me To Sea’ where we looked at how pollution can ultimately affect marine animals. A fun-filled day with sharks, otters, seals, rays, turtles and thousands of fish was had by all!
Some of our year 4 and 5 children have been taking part in Playmaker training over the past two weeks. This is a course to provide them with the skills to organise and lead games at playtime and lunch. They all thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and passed with flying...
Some of our Year 3 and 4 children had lots of fun taking part in a tri-golf competition with lots of other local schools. We showed off our chipping and putting skills and demonstrated super accuracy. Mrs Wardle and Mrs Donkin had a fantastic time with us!
We have been looking at water transportation in Science and completed lots of different experiments to explore how this happens. We were fascinated with the results!