Welcome to Year 5!
Miss McRoberts and Mrs Regan are our Year 5 teachers and they are supported by Miss Richardson. Miss McRoberts teaches Year 5 Birch and Mrs Regan teaches Year 5 Lime.
Information about what Year 5 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.
Before our full English breakfast, we packed up our rooms and made sure we were dressed for the day. After breakfast, we walked down the 199 steps towards the pier for our boat ride. We boarded the Summer Queen and sailed out into North Sea to take in the sights of...read more
On Monday 29th April, Year 5 took the long 2 hour journey by coach to Whitby. After learning about Dracula, we were lucky enough to be stopping right by the Abbey he was said to appear. When we arrived, we explored the wonderful YHA garden: we played hide and seek and...read more
1st May, the children readied themselves for he ultimate challenge: Spelling competition at Dryden. They were against 9 other schools and all used their resilience, commitment, teamwork and of course, knowledge of spellings. We didn’t win but we came so close the...read more
In Science, Year Five investigated reversible and irreversible changes and how we can change states throw separating materials. The children mixed solids and liquids together, then, through sieving, filtering and even evaporation, they were able to separate the...read more
As part of our History topic, we have been studying the ancient Greeks and how they influenced our modern world. Using sources, artefacts and research, we discovered that many inventions and stories have been passed down for generations and inspired modern day lives....read more
During our Greek topic, Year 5 have been creating vases. We began by using paper and glue to create a structure around a balloon. After the structure had set, we painted the vase a colour of our choice. As the Greeks often decorated their vases with a story, we chose...read more
Wow! Year 5 really impressed with their wonderful Greek costumes on our Greek Day. As we had just completed our myth based on Hercules, we enjoyed watching the film. After this, we created drama performances based on our Hercules myths. In the afternoon, we enjoyed...read more
Here at West Lane, we love book all year round and we love reading EVERY day, not just World Book Day! However, this special celebration of stories is a great chance to share our favourite stories and ideas with our friends and share the buzz about books that we have...read more
Are you an aspiring author? Do you have an incredible idea for a gripping narrative? Do you really just love writing stories? Well, this is your invitation to a wide world of imagination: enter the 500 Words competition by following this link! What is 500 Words? The...read more
Our fantastic football team have impressed us once again by becoming the Blaydon and District 5 a side champs! Our team now progress onto the Durham County 5 a side semi final.read more
In the week leading up to Remembrance, our whole school participated in a remembrance project – where pupils decorated Winlaton community with pebbles (carefully designed and decorated by the children themselves, with the names of soldiers from World War 1 and 2) for residents to find!read more
As part of our RE day this week, Year 5 children were welcomed into the classroom with the aromas of India! As we have been learning about Hindu festivals and how they are celebrated, we also cooked some Indian food, made Raksha Bandhan bracelets and Diwali lanterns. Wow! What an incredibly eventful day!read more