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smiley Welcome to Year 5 smiley

Class of 2017-2018

smiley Thank you Year 5, for all the lovely cards and presents that you have given me. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you all and I shall really miss you. Hope you have a fantastic summer break.

Love, Miss Jones xxheart 

Summer Term - The Aztecs

This term we are going to be learning all about the Aztecs and Mexico.

July 2018 - Reversible changes. Recovering salt from a salt solution by evaporation

July 2018 - Investigating the solubility of different materials

July 2018 - Champions of Movement 'Brazilian Ju-Jitsu'

July 2018 - Creating our own Aztec Patolli game boards

June 2018 - Science morning at Framwellgate School

June 2018 - Road Safety Morning Poetry Writing and Performing

June 2018 - Buddies, Mini-buds and Mediators Assembly

June 2018 - Mini Olympics 'Rock-it-ball'

June 2018 - Finchale Fun Run

June 2018 - Tag Rugby Coaching

June 2018 - Celebration of Reading Day

June 2018 - The Royal Institute of Science visit Finchale

May 2018 - Aztec calendars

May 2018 Making Aztec mosaic masks

May 2018 - Enterprise 'International Life' with Alison

May 2018 - Road Safety

May 2018 - Ceilidh Dancing

May 2018 - Investigating self-portraits

May 2018 - Learning about wildlife crime with Graham

May 2018 - Age Concern visit Year 5

May 2018 - Tennis

April 2018 - Investigating Water Resistance

May 2018 - A visit from Adam Bushnell

April 2018 - Visit from the R.N.L.I.

April 2018 - Science - Investigating Air Resistance

April 2018 - A Visit from Jet

Go Ride Competition, April 2018

April 2018 - Science Investigating Friction

April 2018 Year 5 Police Awareness Programme - Tim Thompson 'Hate Crime'

Triathlon, April 2018

The Team
Our Certificate
Isabelle & Evie
The Medals

Team Picture above:

Y6 Back row left to right: Brooke, Violet, Jacob, Thomas.

Y5 Front row left to right: Evie, Isabelle, Alex, Ashton.


Well done to the 8 Y5 & Y6 pupils who took part in the very first Triathlon organised by our School Sports Partnership. The event involved them running for 4 minutes, cycling for 2 minutes and swimming for 3 minutes as fast as they could!

What a great team effort they delivered with congratulations to the whole team. Evie won the Gold Medal and Isabelle who won the Silver Medal for Y5 Girls which was a great achievement.


April 2018 - Science Investigation - Gravity

Year 5 Spring Term Topic Overview - Anglo-Saxons & Vicious Vikings

Year 5 Summer Term Topic Overview 2018 - The Aztecs

Spring Term - Anglo-Saxons & Vicious Vikings

This term we are going to be finding out all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. 

The Vikings in Action... (March 2018)

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Hurrah! Well done Year 5, you did it! After illnesses, accidents, snow and microphone malfunctions we finally put on our assembly and it was brilliant! I am so proud of everyone and a big thank you to those who stepped in to learn other's lines at the very last minute.

March 2018 - The Easter Journey at All Saint's Church

March 2018 Lego Club with Mrs Blackett

March 2018 Year 5 Visit Framwellgate School

March 2018 Anti-Bullying Theatre Group

March 2018 Celebrating World Maths Day

March 2018 World Book Day

Feb 2018 Orienteering in PE

Feb 2018 Viking Day at Finchale. Finding out about real life Viking artefacts, learning about runes and Viking art and listening to sagas

Jan 2018 - Practising our Viking weaving techniques

Jan 2018 - Investigating Viking art work

Jan 2018 - Learning the Haka in PE with Craig

Jan 2018 - Plant Life Cycles - Dissecting and labelling the parts of a flower.

Jan 2018 - The Mayor Came to Visit

The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Durham came to visit school. The Mayor is called Councillor Bill Kellet and the Mayoress is called Mrs Jean Chaplow. He brought his Bodyguard with him.

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I hope you all have a very

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

See you all in 2018!


smileyWe are Year 5! Hurrah!smiley

We are looking forward to learning all about Spectacular Space and Extreme Earth this term.

Dec 2017 - Classroom Displays

Dec 2017 - Design & Technology - In pairs, creating our own interactive information boxes based around our topic of 'Extreme Earth'

Dec 2017 - NSPCC Workshop

Dec 2017 - Volleyball Festival

Nov 2017 - Mobile Planetarium learning all about the night sky.

Nov 2017 - NSPCC Assembly - 'Speak out. Stay safe.'

Nov 2017 - Working with Julianne and artist. Creating art work to be displayed outside.

Nov 2017 - 'Come Dancing' Festival at Finchale. Year 5 had the opportunity to learn four different dance styles: Line, Bollywood, Street and Rock 'n' Roll with dance coach, Gemma.

Nov 2017 -Celebrating 'Marvellous Maths Day' at Finchale. Year 5 tried out some very tricky logic problems.

Nov 2017 - Children in Need Day

Nov 2017 - Remembrance Day at Finchale

Oct 2017 - 'A Beginner's Guide to the Universe' - Year 5 listen to Dr Pete Edwards from Durham University

Nov 2017 - Halloween Disco

Harvest Competition 20.10.17

Oct 2017 - Harvest Competition Winners


Oct 2017 - Year 5 Quicksticks Hockey at Maiden Castle

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Oct 2017 - We had great fun and lots of exercise attending the KS 2 Quicksticks Hockey Festival at Maiden Castle. We warmed up to music, were given lots of information about how to play hockey safely. We then enjoyed practising the skills of dribbling and pushing the ball before moving on to playing matches against other schools.   

Nov 2017 - Re-start a Heart Day. Year had the chance to become First Aiders and learned how to administer CPR and put a casualty into the recovery position.

Oct 2017 - Genes for Jeans Day - organised by Fergus

Oct 2017 - Writing code as part of our Computing lessons

Sept 2017 - Celebrating European Day of Languages. We were very lucky to have Mrs Hamill (Fergus' Mam) in school. She taught us how to say the names of the planets in french and we learned a song called Alouette which we performed to the rest of the school in assembly. A big 'thank you' to Mrs Hamill for giving up her time to come in.

Oct 2017 - Working with Andy from British Cycling

Oct 2017 - Cross Country Trials - Well done to Evie who came second and has made it through to the regional finals

Oct 2017 - Tasting Space Food. A massive thank you to Evie and her Mam for buying space food for us to taste.

Oct 2017 - We have been working in pairs to create our own Solar System Facts Poster

Sept 2017 - We have been learning about astronomy and about Galileo Galilei. Lily brought in her telescope from home for Year 5 to see.

Sept 2017 - Creating origami stars