Year 5Mr Oliver, Mr Plant, Mrs Plant and Mrs Sawyers.
Welcome to Year 5!
Hello and welcome to class 5RO!
Summer term is here already 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: an educational visit to Rainton Meadows nature reserve to learn more about the life-cycles of both plants and animals, continuing our swimming lessons, a visit to Sunderland Marina to take part in outdoor and adventurous P.E. activities and learning about how life in Britain changed as we moved from the stone-age into the iron-age.
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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 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!
The first lesson using our maths mats and Mrs Wardle was so impressed! We are maths superstars and could explain our reasoning behind our decisions. Lots of maths fun ahead using these boards!
Year 4 have enjoyed learning about pollution caused by US and how this impacts on marine life. We found out all about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and designed posters and fact files about what we can do to minimise pollution. Ask us about what we’ve learnt – you’ll be impressed with our knowledge!
We had some ‘egg-cellent’ entries for our Easter egg competition this year. Here are our proud winners with their designs. Well done to everyone who joined in the fun!
We loved using our new challenge cards today to put our maths skills to the test!