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

Fellside’s Art Exhibition

Today, doors opened for our real art exhibition, where children's work has been mounted, framed and cataloged for parents, carers and friends to browse and purchase. Our resident artists were, of course, the first to lay their eyes on the masterpieces and experience...

Quicksticks Hockey

On Wednesday 15th March, two Year 5/6 teams took part in the Gateshead Primary Schools Hockey Finals at Whickham School following a recent qualifying competition in which 25 teams entered.  The unbeaten Year 5 team were gold medallists with the Year 6 team finishing...

World Book Day in Year 5

There has been a real buzz about reading in Year 5 today. During the morning, the children worked with tremendous enthusiasm and focus while producing creative beginner's guides to Harry Potter. They also had the opportunity to share their love of books with the...

Bikeability in Year 5

This morning the children in Year 5 had their first Bikeability session of the year.  This session was slightly longer than usual and was designed to assess whether the children were safe enough to go onto the road next week. All children have been deemed to be safe...

Making Toys in Design Technology

At the end of our science unit on forces, Year 5 looked at how mechanisms can be used to change the amount of force needed or the direction of a force required to move an object.  The children then used this knowledge to make moving toys in DT.  It has been a...

Investigating Forces in Year 5

Year 5 have been investigating forces.  We worked as a class to use parachutes to investigate air resistance before working in groups to explore friction and water resistance. [gallery link="file"...

Acrobatic Gymnastics – Year 5

Year 5 have been focussing on acrobatic gymnastics this half term, which culminated in the creation of a pair sequence on the floor, mats and apparatus. Their sequences needed to include basic acrobatic balances (part-weight bearing, counter-tension and...

Family Science Club

Over the last few weeks, Year 3, 4 and 5 have had the pleasure of hosting Sarah Willetts, from the Gateshead Family Learning Team, as she runs a Family Science Club.  It has been a wonderful opportunity for parents to work alongside their children and share in some...

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"...

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