Year 5 Birch and Lime

Miss Critchlow and Mrs Young

Welcome to Year 5!

Miss Critchlow and Mrs Young are our Year 5 teachers, and they are supported by Miss Roddam. Miss Critchlow teaches Year 5 Birch and Mrs Young teaches Year 5 Lime.

Information about what Year 5 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.

Year 6 search for Chen!

Something terrible has happened… Chen McMaths has disappeared! We became suspicious when he did not make an appearance in paper 2 or 3 reasoning in the 2018 KS2 SATs. We were all devastated. So…this week, the Winlaton West Lane Police Department (WWLPD) completed a full investigation of the crime scene to observe and make notes of the clues…

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Year 5 explore gravity and meteorites…

In science, we have been exploring the force of gravity. We completed an experiment to investigate how the weight of an object effects the gravitational force.  As scientists, we created our on example of Earth and dropped meteorites from the sky.

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Exciting eruptions in Year 5!

Some exciting eruptions have been happening in year 5! As part of our topic, ‘Exciting Explorers’, we have been looking at where volcanos are located, how volcanos are formed and what they are made of. We wanted to investigate the question ‘How do volcanos erupt?’

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May the force be with you!

May the force be with you! In science this week, Year 5 have been exploring the force of friction. We learnt how forcemeters can used to measure forces acting upon objects and that the unit of measure is Newtons…

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Year 5 test out some ‘egg-cellent’ air resistance!

Some ‘Egg-cellent’ air resistance investigated by Year Five! As part of our science topic on forces, we were asked the question: how does a parachute work? We learnt that parachutes are effective because of air resistance and gravity. To test this, we were given different materials, and had the challenge of protecting an egg by creating our own parachutes to explore the effects of air resistance. 

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West Lane Run for Fun!

On Friday 25th May almost 400 of us (!) went to Saltwell Park, to participate in the annual ‘Gateshead Schools Fun Run’ event. We arrived by coach and when we got there we enjoyed warming up with the Metro Gnomes!

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Year 5 ‘angle’ their way through measurements!

In Maths, Year 5 have been busy looking at different types of angles – using protractors to accurately measure different angles. Mrs Young and Miss Critchlow covered the classroom in masking tape and our task was to label, estimate and measure as many angles we could. We used our knowledge of the fact angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees to ensure our measurements were accurate – and had great fun in the process!

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Year 5 ‘rock’ some sugar!

Over the last term in Science, Year 5 have been investigating different materials – looking at: solids, liquids and gases and investigating ‘The Particle Model’.

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Year 5 ‘explorers’ explore Sunderland Winter Gardens!

This week, Year Five explored Sunderland Winter Gardens as part of our Explorer topic. We had the opportunity to learn about different kinds of animals which live in the rainforest, and were intrigued to find out lots of new facts about rainforest animals. Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how much we learnt…

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