Year 5 Birch and LimeMiss 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.
We have been very fortunate to have had such a close relationship with our local church, so this week’s assembly was a particularly sad occasion for our school – as it was Father’s Tom leaving assembly.read more
Last Monday, we had brilliant time at The Sage performing at the ‘Big Spring Sing’. Thank you to all of the wonderful West Lane parents who came to support us at the event and a huge thank you to Mrs Kendrick our fabulous music teacher from Gateshead council, who worked alongside Miss Sergison so that we could reach our full potential as a choir. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did!read more
Mrs Young had a problem: her cup of coffee burnt her hand, but then was cold after 5 minutes. To help solve Mrs Young’s ‘serious’ problem, Year 5 worked in groups and planned an experiment to see which material was the best insulator and would keep her coffee the warmest for the longest period of time.read more
Wow! What a fantastic trip to Whitby! We had the most incredible 2 days away, and learnt a lot of things (even if we didn’t think we did!) such as: communication; independence; resilience, team work and problem solving. Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how much fun we had!read more
Well done to our Y5/6 players, who played a match as part of Blaydon & District league last night. We have another match coming up soon and hopefully we will progress to the finals!read more
Last week, our school had a visit from our local All Stars Cricket representative – who told us all about this summers’ exciting scheme!read more
It’s a messy job but someone’s got to do it!
This week, we had a very interesting delivery from an archaeologist -some Viking poo! We were all rather intrigued as to why we would be looking at this interesting specimen. In order to see what they ate, we had to get our hands dirty, and research the poo to see what we could find.
This week we had a visit from Gillian – from ‘Out-Reach Within Parliament’. We took part in workshops based around democracy, making laws and campaigning for change.read more
In year 5 we have had great fun designing and making Anglo Saxon brooches! After researching different patterns, we designed our own brooch – thinking carefully about the materials we could use to make our brooches look authentic. We think our finished products look fantastic!read more
At last night’s football match against The English Martyr’s, our team played extremely well together and we drew 1-1!
Fantastic team spirit and great sportsmanship was shown by all – well done to Adam, Mckenzie, Tre, Ellie, Holly, Spencer, Sam and Harvey!
This week, we welcomed back Andrew Mckeown, who is currently creating designs for the Land of Oak and Iron. He needed our help to create some designs which will go on display outside of the Heritage Centre.read more