Year 5 Birch and Lime

Miss 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.

School Parliament Breaking News!!

This week, we held our second school parliamentary meeting of this academic year. We discussed a range of issues raised by our elected class MP’s (on behalf of pupil’s throughout KS2) and also welcomed a visit from Mrs Tetley – who wanted to share some exciting plans and possible developments with us all!


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100% Attendance Award winners go bowling!

To celebrate their 100% Attendance from 2016-2017, some of our pupils enjoyed a fabulous treat with Mrs Tetley and Miss Little last week – an afternoon of bowling! Take a look at how much fun we all had…

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Year 5 ‘act out’ some Ancient Greek mythology!

To kick start our topic on the Ancient Greeks, we took part in a drama workshop – where we explored the Myths and legends of ancient Greece, including the Gods, Monsters and some of their famous heroes in a fast moving practical drama workshop. Take a look at our slideshow to see how much fun we had!

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Virgo lands at West Lane and Year 5 are on the case!

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No it was a Greek Goddess, who came blasting through Elysium into West Lane’s school! Don’t panic through: the detectives of year 5 were quick on the case, investigating the crime scene and collecting the evidence. We are now calling for any eyewitnesses who may have see or heard anything peculiar on Tuesday night…

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Winlaton West Lane ‘bounce’ their way to post-OfSTED fun!

To celebrate our fantastic OfSTED report, the children at Winlaton West Lane (and the staff!) enjoyed an equally fabulous ‘fun day’ of whole school, non-uniform, bouncy castle play-time and fun activities. Take a look at some of our class photographs to see how much ‘fun’ we all had…

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The day an Olympian came to visit West Lane…

Today, our school was incredibly proud to have a visit from Olympic British volleyball player Peter Bakare – who led our whole school on a sponsored fitness circuit session. Each class was taken through a series of fun, pulse-raisin,g strength and conditioning exercises, followed by a motivational talk from Peter and a demonstration of some key volleyball skills…

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Fun at The Intu Metrocentre Gateshead Run 2017!

Today, our Year 5 and 6 children represented our school at the annual Gateshead Fun Run, sponsored by Intu Metrocentre! The Metrognomes also came along to join in the fun – although one of them was really naughty and decided to try and run off with off with Miss Westgarth’s bag and a packed lunch!

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Year 5 go on a mission to Mars!

On Friday 19th May 2017, Year 5 went to the Great North Museum in Newcastle. During the day, the children had the opportunity to visit the planetarium. They enjoyed two showings: The Dawn of the Space Age and Fragile Planet. The children learnt fantastic facts relating to Earth and Space during these shows..

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