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YEAR 5/6

Welcome to Year 5/6

The finest students in all the land!


We love a challenge and will be solving many through the course of the year. We are going to strive to be the best musicians, mathematicians, artists and everything in between as we explore and improve our skills across the curriculum.  Our studies will take us back to the age of the Ancient Egyptians to the meandering world of rivers  and discover the history behind the British Empire! We are looking forward to the Year 5/6 journey, growing individually and together as a class. 


We will be posting regularly with updates from Year 5/6 life so keep an eye out!


Mr Murtagh and Mrs Graham

UKS2 Curriculum Maps and Long Term Overview

UKS2 Newsletters 

In art, Year 5 have been inspired by what they feel passionate about, using a variety of techniques.

Week beginning 06.05.24: The children have been finding properties of shape using nets and practical activities.

Week beginning 29.04.24: The children practiced their cooking and outdoors skills during their Muddy Monsters session.

Week beginning 22.04.24: Our Year 5's enjoyed their trip to Washington Wetlands looking at the surrounding habitat and it's ecosystem.

Week beginning 15.04.24: The children have been enjoying learning about the origins of the British Empire.

Week beginning 18.03.24: The children designed their own experiments to see how shadows changed depending on the distance of a light source. The results were enlightening!

Week beginning 11.03.24: The children created some imaginative pieces of writing for their Extended Write this week using a variety of techniques to create tension.

World Book Day 2024: The children completed a variety of book themed activities over the course of a creative World Book Day.

Week beginning 04.03.24: The children have been working in groups to identify the river features they have studied and apply them to their local river, The River Tyne.

Week beginning 26.03.24: The winning readers have been been down to pick their new books. The reading tokens were won for leading Reading Eggs participation, best book review and best book bag entry. .

Week beginning 12.02.24: The children had a great time carving tent pegs to assist building their shelters.

Week beginning 05.02.24: The children went back to the time of the Ancient Greeks, hearing stories, songs and viewing artefacts from the civilisation.

Week beginning 29.01.24: The children have been developing developing memories of primary school in abstract relief cardboard sculptures inspired by Louise Nevelson.

22.01.24: The children learnt all about the Hindu religion from our visitor.

Week beginning 15.01.24: In History, the children have been summarising, structuring and retelling the story of the Trojan Horse in a comic style.

Week beginning 08.01.24: Some of our classmates were involved in winning the Gateshead Netball Heats. Onto the final!

Week beginning 11.12.23: We have combined our Science Electricity unit and DT Game Design unit to create some amazing games.

Week beginning 04.12.23: The children have been applying their coding skills using embedded and looped code in Python to create shapes.

Week beginning 27.11.23: The children experimented with insulators and conductors and found whether they were thermal, electrical conductors or both.


Week commencing 20th November 2023 - Bike4health

Today, all of the Y6 children took part in a cycling course with Stephen from Bike4health. The purpose of this activity was to help the children to use their bikes correctly when out in the community. Take a look at what they got up to!

Week beginning 13.11.23: The children enjoyed a very soggy day researching Saltwell Park's sculptures.

Week beginning 06.11.23: The children have enjoyed a trip to Gateshead Library this week and enjoyed listening to Mark's amazing recital.

Week beginning 23.10.23: The children investigated Brute Force Hacking and ciphers used at Bletchley Park during our computing unit.

Week beginning 16.10.23: We have been putting our basketball skills into practice in competition play this week.

Week beginning 09.10.23: We made our own blood representing it's properties and how it flows through our vascular system.

Week beginning 02.09.23: We have been using a brute force hacker to crack codes in our Bletchley Park unit.

Week beginning 25.09.23: Some heart stopping Science posters on the heart, blood and circulatory system.

Week beginning 18.09.23: The children have taken their Wellbeing Wednesday time in our newly converted courtyard.

Week commencing 11.09.23: A very educational trip to the allotment. The children thought it was like a grocery shop!

Week beginning 04.09.23: The children have been getting stuck into their artwork using mixed media styles to create pieces inspired by Lubaina Himid.