Welcome to Year 5, to see some of the things we’ve been doing, please click on the links below.
Year 5 Staff
Miss Ramage – Class Teacher
Mrs Scott – HLTA
Spring 1 2018
Music Concert Year 3 and Year 5
Wow … a musical extravaganza! On Thursday 1st February, we were treated to a special Music concert performed by children from Years 3 and 5. We were joined by over 50 parents and friends who enjoyed the Year 3 recorder playing and Year 5 brass playing. Both classes also entertained us with a couple of songs to showcase their musical talent!
Year 5 have Emerald Power
In Year 5 we have been looking at different sources of evidence in History through our topic of the Anglo-Saxons. We looked at maps and images of Anglo-Saxon settlements and were trying to gather information from these.
Year 5 English
This half term Year 5 are reading the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty in their English lessons. They are thoroughly enjoying the book and are extremely interested to learn more about the Victorian way of life. This week in English we have looked at Chapter 2 where Mr Spink evicts the family from their home. We then had several children in the class play the character of Mr Spink, while the rest of the class tried to persuade him to let the family stay. Following on from this, the whole class wrote individual letters of persuasion to Mr Spink.
Year 5 Robinwood Residential Trip
In April, Year 5 had an amazing three day adventure at Robinwood in Alston. From flying high in the sky to crawling in the mud below, they did it all! Throughout the time there, they all worked together as a team and their bond as a class grew stronger. The children returned to school more confident, more resilient and more independent than ever before.
Year 5 trip to London to attend the Children’s Curiosity Conference
In March, Year 5 hopped onto the train to London to attend the Children’s Curiosity Conference in the Iron Monger’s Hall. In the months leading up to this trip, the children worked in small groups to produce a ‘curiosity.’ A curiosity is a short speech about something that the children are curious about, their imaginations ran wild! At the conference, one child from each group got to present their curiosity in front of a large audience. This was a fantastic experience for the whole class. Whilst in London, the children had the opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing. The day was brilliant from start to finish, Year 5 definitely did St. John’s and Shildon proud!
Durham Diocesan Synod Worship
On Saturday 12th November 2016, a number of Year 5 and 6 children led the Durham Diocesan Synod Worship at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School. Clergy and lay-clergy from all over Durham attended the service and we received very positive feedback about the confidence of our children when speaking in front of such a large group of people in an unfamiliar place. The children were excellent ambassadors for our school as part of the Durham Diocese – we were so proud of them all.
You can find out about our class curriculum by visiting the Our Curriculum section of our website.