Year 5 Blog

Our Year 5 Classes are Galleons and Submarines.

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Here you will find out all about life in our busy year group.

Please get in touch with Mr Beavers or Mrs Callan if you require any help, advice or support.




Amazing few weeks in Y5!

We have had an amazing few weeks in Year 5! Parents’ evenings were so positive and it was wonderful to be able to pass on such lovely comments about the children. Thank you so much for your support as usual.
Our visit to Beamish, last week, will remain one of the highlights of the year! We were so proud to receive such incredible compliments about the children’s behaviour and manners from many members of the public as well as from the museum staff themselves. The children impressed us with the quality of their questions and observations, clearly enjoying the whole experience. Beaming faces, full of wonder made taking the children out of school, an absolute pleasure. Even the coach driver thought they were amazing!
Submarines are looking forward to their first swimming lesson this year at the end of the week and will be able to wear PE kits every Friday for the next six weeks. Galleons have made so much progress in the pool, it was just such a shame that they missed out on their final session. P. E. kits can be worn every Wednesday from now on for them.
Finally, just a quick reminder about homework. SPaG is handed in every Monday, whereas maths is for Fridays. Any concerns or difficulties with the tasks set can be passed on to staff who are always willing to help.


We had a fabulous time at Beamish learning about life in Victorian times. It really brought our class story of ‘Street Child’ to life and the children were able to understand more what life was like back then. The children had so many questions and listened very carefully to the information they were told from the staff at Beamish. The experience of the Victorian school was a real shock to some children although they behaved impeccably for ‘Sir’. We also had so many lovely compliments from the public about how wonderfully behaved the children were!


Greenpower Car Project

Year 5 have been mastering their engineering skills down at the Port of Blyth building a working electrical racing car! The children also got to experience a range of STEM lessons to improve their understanding of how the car worked and build upon Science and Technology learning from the curriculum in a real life setting and learn for real life engineers. The children have been inspired by the project and huge thanks go to the STEM hub team for arranging this project. There are so many new STEM companies coming into Blyth and it is fantastic they are working with local children and showing them all of the exciting jobs that they could one day do too!


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WW1 Project share – Poppy of Honour

Thank you to all parents and carers for joining us for the project share. The children have all worked really hard and it was great to see such a variety of ideas.

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Thanks also to all the adults who completed a poppy of remembrance dedicated to a soldier who died during World War One. These poppies will be sent along with over a million others from all over the country to be turned into a memorial sculpture to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war.


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Spring Science – Reversible and Irreversible changes (materials)

This term we have been learning about the properties of materials. We revised the three states of matter and discussed how materials change state.



We discussed what we thought dissolving meant and then explored some different materials and used science models to explain what was happening.


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As part of our new learning, we explored the absorbency of materials and designed experiments to find out which was the most absorbent.

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Separating mixtures and solutions


We worked together to find ways of separating mixtures using filtration and solutions using evaporation.


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