Year 5

Miss Watson assisted by Mrs Rutherford


A warm welcome to Year 5’s blog.

Year 5 is a busy year; the children learn lots, work hard and are encouraged to become even more independent and responsible.

Please read all about the fun and interesting activities that have been going on in our classroom.

We would love to hear your comments.


Our Class Blog

History: Ancient Maya with Dr Jo

Dr Jo took the children on a wonderful journey through Ancient Maya culture.  From a dramatized version of the creation story to traditional clothing, food and games.  The children all learnt a great deal and had fun along the way.  They even answered most of the quiz...

House Captain Elections – the Results!

We had a record number of applicants vying for the coveted role of House Captain this year. With only 8 such roles available (and exclusively for Year 5 and 6 pupils), the competition was tough and not for the faint-hearted! Having given their all in election speeches...

Show Girls!

The Year 5 girls who performed at Durham's Gala Theatre with peers from Durham High School for Girls earlier this week wore their show T shirts for school on Friday 23rd and we enjoyed a piece of film of them at work in their final rehearsal for the show during our...

CSI Workshop in Year 5

During the visit the police visit earlier this week, PC O'Neil visited Year 5 to talk them through an active burglary case.  He worked with the children to help them work out how to find and follow clues that would lead to the arrest of a suspect.  The children had...

Year 5 visit the Centre for Life

On Monday,  Year 5 visited the Centre of Life to learn about Viking Navigation.  While they were there, they also had the opportunity to visit the other exhibitions at the centre, putting a range of scientific concepts they have learnt about into action.  It was a...

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