As part of our Book Fayre we sold books and also held a competition where pupils were given a range of front covers and they had to write their own blurb for one of them. One winner was chosen per class, here are our winners.
As part of multi-cultural week, Year 5 are studying Australia. We have looked closely at the history of Aboriginal Australia. The first people of Australia were known as Aborigines. Aborigines have a unique way of telling their history, they use songs, dance and stories that are passed from generation to generation. We enjoyed telling stories through aboriginal dance, listening closely to traditional Australian instruments being used, like the didgeridoo.
Yesterday, the girl’s football team played in their first tournament of the season at Boldon School.
We played three matches: the first match was against St Aloysius where we drew 1-1; we played Hedworth Lane in our second match and lost 1-0 and in our final match against Fellgate, we won 4-0.
We saw some spectacular goals from Hannah and Ellie but the whole team played extremely well. It has been a good start to the tournament, our skills continue to improve and we’re excited for our next match.
On Monday 30th September, all of Year 5 descended on York to find out more about the Vikings!
We went to the Jorvik Viking Centre where we took a trip back in time and travelled around a Viking village. We saw combs being made from antlers, children playing, food stalls, shoe shops and rats running around – we even experienced what it would’ve smelled like which was not very pleasant! Although the Viking times were over 1000 years ago, we realized that there were many similarities in the way that they lived and the way that we live today – Viking children even had an equivalent of a fidget spinner made from the knuckle bone of a pig!
We were also lucky enough to attend two workshops where we found out about Viking battle tactics and Viking sagas. Our guide showed us several Viking weapons and how and why they’d have been used in battle and we found out that a female Viking warrior was called a ‘shield maiden’. During our Viking Sagas workshop, we were told an ancient Norse story and some of us got to act it out which was great fun. We look forward to writing our own Viking sagas in our English lessons in the next few weeks.
Year 5 are lucky enough to be working alongside a rugby coach from All Stars Rugby in order to prepare us for our upcoming Tag Rugby tournament. Our lessons this week were moved indoors due to the weather but we still managed to impress with our excellent passing and tagging skills.
As part of ‘Healthy Lifestyles Week,’ Year 5 took part in a range of fitness targets.
During Creative Week, Year 5 had the opportunity to work with Mr O to learn Samba Drumming, which links to our study of South America. We had an amazing day learning all about the different types of drums and enjoyed creating and practicing our own rhythms.
Well done to all our pupils who achieved a bronze or silver attendance award this morning. What a great turn out of parents and carers also!
On Tuesday 2nd April we held our Easter Assembly. Each year group had a question they had been working on relating to Easter.
Year 3 – What do Christians remember on Palm Sunday?
Year 4 – Why is Lent such an important period for Christians?
Year 5 – Why is The Last Supper important to Christians?
Year 6 – Why are Good Friday and Easter Sunday the most important days for Christians?
Children shared stories, pictures and work they had been working on in class to answer their question.