Year 5

Mrs Scott and 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

Ancient Maya Workshop in Year 5

Dr Jo, from Zoetrope Histories, visited Year 5 during the final week of our history topic on The Ancient Maya.  The children had great fun playing Mayan game, reading Mayan stories, handling artifacts and learning a Mayan song. [gallery...

Investigating the Ancient Maya Diet in Year 5

In History, Year 5 investigated what the Ancient Maya ate by looking for evidence in a very realistic looking fake poo.  The children discovered that their diet consisted of chilli, peppers, coffee, cocoa beans and maize. [gallery link="file"...

Christmas Nativity Year 5

You could never have guessed that Professor Brian Cox would turn up in a retelling of the nativity, but he was there large as life. He gave an excellent scientific explanation of the planetary conditions that led to the appearance of a new star (expertly researched by...

Year 5 – Poem for Poetry Week

This week the children of Fellside celebrated National Poetry Day. We took part in a whole school recital of poetry and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the poems that each year group had spent the week practising. Watch the videos and see if you can name some of the...

Ancient Maya Workshop

  Jo Baths, from Zoetrope Histories, led Year 5 on a tour of the Ancient Mayan civilisation.  They learnt all about their food, clothing and strange customs, including human sacrifice to please their gods and all had a chuckle as Miss Adamson was dressed as a...

Science Day

On the 8th July, Fellside took a break from our normal timetable and we had one day dedicated to Science.  The children moved up to their next class and investigated the wildlife we can find in our school. Laura Tedstone, from Durham Wildlife Trust, came into school...

Transition Awards at Whickham School

Miss Adamson and I had a lovely evening at the Whickham School Transition Awards on Tuesday evening when we accompanied the parents and winners of Fellside pupils from Years 5 and 6 who had been nominated for displaying the attributes of one of the Olympic Values. The...

Tasteful Tapestries by Year 5

During 'Arts Fortnight', Year 5 have been working incredibly hard to complete their project on the Bayuex Tapestry.  Having studied the Viking earlier in the year, the children have learnt about the story behind this incredible piece of artwork and  have used fine...

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