Year 5 Curriculum News and Parent Information Meetings

Our Year 5 Classes are Galleons and Submarines.

Please read our Newsletter to see what we get up to or follow our news on Facebook. There is also information from our Parents Information Evening that will be useful throughout the year.



Cross-Phase Reading Afternoon

At the end of each half term, the children at Newsham Primary are very lucky because we get the chance to read with our friends in other year groups. This half term, year 5 came to read with us in Lifeboats. When we were finished, they filled in our reading records so our adults would know where we read up to. They were patient with us and did their very best to share what they had learned about reading. This is just another chance for Lifeboats to show just how much we love reading!


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Monkton Stadium

On Friday, 24 children Year 5  were lucky enough to visit Monkton Stadium, alongside Year 6, and competed in many different athletic events. Even though we were late for the competition, due to circumstances beyond or control, the children immediately threw themselves into the events (some quite literally) and even managed to come second out of all the schools competing! The level of sportsmanship and team spirit were absolutely fantastic and the children were an absolute credit to our school!

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Goblin Cars

Year 5 have had the most AMAZING week! As part of the GreenPower Project, our children visited the Port of Blyth and took part in many different STEM workshops. These included, Forces and Friction, Electricity, Gears and most importantly, building our very own electric cars. We will then get to race one of these at Gateshead Stadium later in the year. The children were given a tour of the Port, including finding our about the Tall Ship. All of the engineers supporting our children were impressed with their enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of many new skills. Hopefully, this experience will encourage children to realise their potential in engineering in the future.

Our camera never stopped clicking because we were so proud of everyone! Here are just a few of the many taken over the two days.

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What a wonderful week…

We have had an absolutely wonderful week and are incredibly proud of all the Year 5 children. Our assembly was a roaring success! Thank you to all of the parents and carers who were able to share it with us and popped into our classrooms afterwards for a chance to see the children’s work. We do understand that not everybody was able to come but no doubt your child has been able to tell you all about it! We were blown away by the children’s confidence and enthusiasm.

In addition, we have been delighted with the homework projects this term. We’ve had models, poetry, games, baking, art and crafts and research. Once again, thank you for your support as we know that everyone is very busy.

This comes after visits from Newcastle University to explain what life could be like in the future. Not forgetting the Bikeability experience for many children. The organisers thought the children were exceptional in regards to behaviour, attitude and readiness to learn. What a compliment!

It’s not over yet… SPACE CAMP IS COMING TO NEWSHAM! Next week, we have planned some educational yet fun-filled activities for the children to enjoy throughout the week. Keep an eye out for incoming photos!

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone has had a special family time but it is lovely to get back in to a routine. This first week back has been a whirlwind and the children have learned so much! We have lots of exciting plans for the Spring Term and look forward to taking children out of school to various sporting tournaments. Maths club has already begun and Mrs. Finnigan has invited some children to a reading booster session starting next week. Choir and netball clubs will also resume next week. Please will you encourage your child to read as much as possible, aswell as regularly learning times tables and spellings.