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.

Fun at The Intu Metrocentre Gateshead Run 2017!

Today, our Year 5 and 6 children represented our school at the annual Gateshead Fun Run, sponsored by Intu Metrocentre! The Metrognomes also came along to join in the fun – although one of them was really naughty and decided to try and run off with off with Miss Westgarth’s bag and a packed lunch!

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Year 5 go on a mission to Mars!

On Friday 19th May 2017, Year 5 went to the Great North Museum in Newcastle. During the day, the children had the opportunity to visit the planetarium. They enjoyed two showings: The Dawn of the Space Age and Fragile Planet. The children learnt fantastic facts relating to Earth and Space during these shows..

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Gareth the ‘Snow Dog’ comes to West Lane!

This month, a former pupil of Winlaton West Lane School has kindly ‘donated’ one of his amazing Snowdogs, (‘Gareth’) to our school to exhibit for the next 2-3 weeks! Please feel free to come in and have a look at Mrs Tetley’s new friend…

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‘Healthy’ end of spring term fun!

On the last day of Spring term, as part of our ‘Healthy School’ Initiative, our whole school enjoyed a range of activities – including making smoothies with a pupil ‘pedal power’ stationary bike and a workshop with ‘Cooking for Life’ expert Nick!

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Year 5 go a little bit ‘Greek!’

As part of our topic ‘The Ancient Greeks’ this term, Year 5 decided to taste some Greek foods – Greek salad and also some Greek deserts. The children tried a small piece of each food and made notes on how they tasted. This was a fun-filled afternoon and the children really enjoyed exploring Greek culinary tastes!

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Year 5 plan and run their own Mini Olympics!

On Wednesday 5th April 2017, Year 5 pupils ran their own mini Olympics in school! The children planned the activities in groups across the year group and a total of 18 events were held throughout the day. The children ran the events themselves and scored them fairly – giving a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for each event.

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West Lane’s Reading Rockstars!

Wow! What an awesome response we have had to our reading challenge! After we unveiled an amazing new reading scheme at Christmas, we launched it with a brand-new reading challenge. Every time we bring in our reading book, signed by someone who looks after us to say...

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Year 5 Buddy Up!

On Thursday 19th January, Miss Roddam took ten of our Year 5’s to Thorp Academy for ‘buddy’ training – which consisted of lots of mini games including teaching an alien how to play football, tag rugby and team tag games!

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