Year 5 Birch and LimeMiss Critchlow and Mrs Young
Welcome to Year 5!
Miss Critchlow and Mrs Young are our Year 5 teachers, and they are supported by Miss Roddam. Miss Critchlow teaches Year 5 Birch and Mrs Young teaches Year 5 Lime.
Information about what Year 5 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.
On Friday 25th May almost 400 of us (!) went to Saltwell Park, to participate in the annual ‘Gateshead Schools Fun Run’ event. We arrived by coach and when we got there we enjoyed warming up with the Metro Gnomes!read more
This week, Year 5 had a vital E-Safety talk from Jason – who works within schools to teach children about the importance of keeping safe online. We looked at live statistics, and were shocked to find how many people use the internet, send emails and send tweets.read more
In Maths, Year 5 have been busy looking at different types of angles – using protractors to accurately measure different angles. Mrs Young and Miss Critchlow covered the classroom in masking tape and our task was to label, estimate and measure as many angles we could. We used our knowledge of the fact angles on a straight line add up to 180 degrees to ensure our measurements were accurate – and had great fun in the process!read more
Over the last term in Science, Year 5 have been investigating different materials – looking at: solids, liquids and gases and investigating ‘The Particle Model’.read more
This week, Year Five explored Sunderland Winter Gardens as part of our Explorer topic. We had the opportunity to learn about different kinds of animals which live in the rainforest, and were intrigued to find out lots of new facts about rainforest animals. Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how much we learnt…read more
We have been very fortunate to have had such a close relationship with our local church, so this week’s assembly was a particularly sad occasion for our school – as it was Father’s Tom leaving assembly.read more
Last Monday, we had brilliant time at The Sage performing at the ‘Big Spring Sing’. Thank you to all of the wonderful West Lane parents who came to support us at the event and a huge thank you to Mrs Kendrick our fabulous music teacher from Gateshead council, who worked alongside Miss Sergison so that we could reach our full potential as a choir. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did!read more
Mrs Young had a problem: her cup of coffee burnt her hand, but then was cold after 5 minutes. To help solve Mrs Young’s ‘serious’ problem, Year 5 worked in groups and planned an experiment to see which material was the best insulator and would keep her coffee the warmest for the longest period of time.read more
Wow! What a fantastic trip to Whitby! We had the most incredible 2 days away, and learnt a lot of things (even if we didn’t think we did!) such as: communication; independence; resilience, team work and problem solving. Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how much fun we had!read more
Well done to our Y5/6 players, who played a match as part of Blaydon & District league last night. We have another match coming up soon and hopefully we will progress to the finals!read more
Last week, our school had a visit from our local All Stars Cricket representative – who told us all about this summers’ exciting scheme!read more