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.




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.

Busy times in Y5

We have had a very busy few weeks in Year 5, venturing out on many trips! This week, both Submarines and Galleons have been to visit Live Tales theatre where they took place in a writing workshop, becoming authors for the day. As always, the children were absolutely fantastic and were so engaged with the activities. The children’s stories were even turned into books where they have the opportunity to complete these at home.

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We have also had lots of different sporting competitions happening recently. Last week, 30 children participated in an athletics tournament, competing in events such as the high jump and relays. It was noted how encouraging all of the children were, not only of their friends but of other schools competing too. They demonstrated the true Newsham spirit!

A quick reminder that homework projects are due in on 10th December. We already have some fabulous projects that have been brought in and we cannot wait to see the rest of them!


Happy Half Term!

It’s been a very busy half term but the children have worked extremely hard and deserve a well earned rest! We are really looking forward to this afternoon when Galleons have been invited to read with our friends in Starfish. Of course, Submarines will be having an amazing time swimming too! Next half term, we are looking forward to attending a Live Tales workshop where the children will be writing their very own book, which will be checked by a writing professional. We will also continue with our Ancient Egypt topic and will be announcing a homework project for the children to complete once school has resumed and have many more exciting learning opportunities before we even begin to think about the C word!


We hope you all have a restful holiday to recharge those batteries before November!

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!