Welcome to Year 5B Class Page!
The children in Y5B will face many challenges this coming year where we will demonstrate perseverance and resilience, in order to achieve their goals! You will often hear laughing coming from our classroom as we like to have lots of fun! Please check this page regularly to see photos and examples of some of the fantastic work and activities pupils have completed in class. We look forward to working with your children this year!
Miss Brown and Mr Gallagher
Hi to all the amazing children in Y5B!
I hope you are all enjoying being home schooled by your amazing parents! I'm sure you're keeping them all in line, like you do with me! You are all such an amazing bunch of people and make me smile every day! I am missing each and everyone of you whilst our school is closed but hope you'll all be stepping back in this classroom sooner rather than later. I will be there with open arms to welcome you all back through the doors with a huge smile on my face. You have all worked sooo incredibly hard this year and I am so proud of each and everyone of you. Whilst school is closed, I want you all to enjoy spending time with your family and to continue with the amazing work ethic you have all shown me this whole year. Show your parents how resilient you have become as learners and continue to inspire to be the best you can be. Every day, I will be updating the website with different activities you can do linked to our curriculum and will also be putting weekly challenges on Reading Eggs for you. Please remember you can also improve your multiplication knowledge on Timestable Rockstars. I would love to see some pictures of what you are currently doing at home so I can put these on the website. Please send these to email@example.com Ensure you all stay safe at this very difficult time and sending big hugs to each and everyone of you. Remember keep smiling!
Lots of love,
Updated 26th March
A big thank you to India and Katie P who have kick started Year 5B's class page with their home school photos. It is so nice to see what you are all up to! I can't wait to have more photos jump into my emails to pop on the website! I have also added some more links to different web pages for you to enjoy! I am sure we'll have a few children dancing with Oti Mabuse in our class and you'll probably put her to shame! Please also make use of Charanga (music programme) I have put your log in details below! Who will be the first to do a solo?! I already know I have a class of artists so who is going to wow me with their drawing skills after watching Paul Carney? The race is on to complete the challenges and send your pictures across! Ready... Steady... Go! Hope you are all well and safe, I miss you so much! Can't wait to see you all on the other side of the rainbow! Take care.
Lots of love,
I thought I'd let you know about my day! The day began with Joe Wicks .... I'm not sure I'll be able to move tomorrow! After Joe, I switched on my laptop to do some work and sorted out the website and then I decided to go on a walk to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! I thought I'd take a few photos to show you what I saw on my walk! Take a look at the photos!
Friday 27th March
Thanks to Grace and Katie P for their photos today. So lovely to see your faces! Lets hope I see some more of 5B faces over the next few days! Well ... my day has consisted of doing some work on my laptop and eating hobnobs in my conservatory! I think I am going to have to do lots of laps during the daily mile when we get back to burn a few calories! Did you all manage to get outside to clap for the NHS last night? I was outside and I live very near to Mrs Kevan and I could hear her voice. Is that any surprise?! It was a lovely tribute to all the doctors and nurses and I became quite emotional. If you have any short video clips (due to only being able to upload small videos due to the size of them) or photos from last night, I would love to see them and put them on our class page! Lets hope this beautiful weather continues although it is looking doubtful so we better make the most of it! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!
Lots of love,
Monday 30th March
Timestable Rockstars Battle
5B vs 5S
Let the battle commence!!
I hope you all have had a lovely weekend although it certainly felt like it was winter again! Where did that snow come from? Thanks to Sirag for sending in his photos we must be on the same wave length as I also made a carrot cake this weekend which was rather yummy! I wish I could share it with all of you though! On Timestable Rockstars, I have set up a battle with Miss Simblet's class. The battle starts today and finishes next Monday! Now you all now how competitive I am so we have to win! Please don't let me down!! Make sure you let all of Y5B know in case they don't come on the website. I have also put another Reading Eggs challenge on. Anyway that is all from me for now! Happy competing!
Love Miss Brown
Tuesday 31st March
Today, I headed out on a nice big walk to get some fresh air and to burn a few calories! I'm sure I'll deserve the cake (maybe not 4 or 5 pieces!) I'll eat later! Whilst I was on my walk, I saw some stones that children had painted with rainbows and hid for other children to find. What a lovely idea, maybe some of you would like to do this to cheer other children up! Love the picture India has sent us of her rainbow- just beautiful! Tomorrow, I will be heading into school to look after some of the key worker/vulnerable children which I'm sure is going to be a very surreal experience. Just wish I was waking up tomorrow to come and teach all of you! Big well done to Sirag and Katie P for going on Timestable Rockstars although we need the rest of you to help as we are losing! You do realise I am currently sulking about this!! Come on we have to win!! I know you can do it! Take care of yourselves.
Love Miss Brown
Calling all KS2 Eco-Team members!
Even though we cannot meet with Riddhi and our fellow team members, we can still think about our Eco-Team project and looking after our fantastic planet.
With this in mind, how about making an Ecobrick? Here’s some reasons why:
So, are you ready for the challenge? Then find an empty plastic drinks bottle, (less than 600ml capacity), wash it out, leave it upturned to dry and start collecting some materials.
A great site to visit is https://www.ecobricks.org
This gives lots of information on how to make the perfect Ecobrick!
Ecobricks in action
Glockenspiels - The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
Thursday 12th March 2020
This week in music, the children have enjoyed playing the glockenspiels. The children had to follow some notes to 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air' keeping in time to the music. I was very impressed!
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Today, we went to Gateshead Library to choose some new books to bring back to school. Whilst we were at the library we listened to a snippet of the Treehouse book and then we acted out some of the parts. We all had a great time at the library.
A letter from David Attenborough
Friday 6th March 2020
In February, we wrote some letters to David Attenborough to tell him what we had learnt about climate change, plastic pollution and what we liked about Blue Planet II. We were thrilled to receive a letter back from him today! The children were so excited take a look at his response to them!
World Book Day
Friday 6th March 2020
Today, we had an amazing day celebrating World Book Day in our pyjamas and dressing gowns! Some children did tell me they had just rolled out of bed that morning! We started the day with an assembly by Seven Stories and then moved swiftly on to exchanging second hand books. We decided it would be more fun to wrap our books up and write what we liked about them without giving away the title of the book. After, we went outside and then hid our books around the playground and we had to go and read the messages left by our peers to decide if we thought we might like the book. We then came back inside and did a book scavenger hunt in the library. The children all became really competitive! After lunch, we had a visit from Natasha, from Seven Stories, who played some games with us and read some books. We have had a great day!
Thursday 5th March 2020
English- My Secret War Diary
This half term, in English, we are reading 'My Secret War Diary' by Marcia Williams. We have been so inspired by her brilliant diary entries that we have created our own master pieces in English. We all had so much fun creating them and we even got most of our Y5 targets into our writing. Took a look at our work!
Our visit to Eden Camp!
Thursday 27th February 2020
Year 5 loved their visit to Eden Camp today, we learnt so much about the life of a prisoner of war in England and also what life was life for ordinary people living in Great Britain during the war. We had a very exciting (and very tiring!) day!!
History Through The Ages - Parents Morning!
Friday 14th February 2020
Today, we combined our Design Technology and History skills to make amazing air raid shelters! We talked a little bit about air raid shelters and why they were used, what types of materials were used, the colours and also the shape and size our structures will be. Some of us also had a little help from none other than.... OUR PARENTS!! We had such a fun morning and got very messy... SORRY PARENTS!
Wednesday 12th February 2020
In DT this half term, the children have been designing and making pop up books. To begin with the children explored different mechanisms and how these could be used within their books. The children then made their pop-up books which I have to say ... look AMAZING!! I would certainly buy them!! Take a look through the photos!
Thursday 6th February 2020
Today, we visited Gateshead Library to access the different History archives. We learnt all about the past and how light bulbs were invented in Gateshead. We compared maps and looked at how the local area has changed over time. We were surprised how many houses have been built. The children look forward to visiting again soon and researching more about Gateshead.
Wednesday 5th February 2020
The children were lucky enough to have another visit from Judo Destination where they built on some of their skills from last year. The children learnt different judo moves and got to play different games. The children all had lots of fun!
Tuesday 4th February 2020
This week in Science, we have been looking at how to make solutions using different types of food. The children had to predict what they thought would happen to the food when water got added and then they go time to experiment. The children all had lots of fun!
Forest School Fun!
Friday 31st January 2020
WHAT A FUN DAY! Today, we spent time down in our Forest School area and we all had so much fun. We toasted marshmallows and bread, learning about fire safety, and also had time to explore and even make our own dens! Take a look below at our amazing day!!
Why do Lars and Sofa disagree about the weather?
Monday 27th January
Today, the children have continued finding out about how climate change is affecting the world. The children learnt some new vocabulary and impressed Mrs Allan with their knowledge on the previous lessons. The children carried out their own independent research on Greenland and were able to find out lots of facts about the worlds largest island using a range of resources given. I was so impressed with their knowledge and understanding and they were so keen to share with their peers what they had found out.
Super day @ the Life Centre!
Thursday 23rd January 2020
What an amazing day we had at the Life Centre today! We took part in a chemical change workshop, travelled through time in the planetarium and even tried ice skating!! We all had such a laugh, take a look at our fab day below!
Fun with spellings
Monday 20th January 2020
This week, we have been learning our new spelling rule where we change the suffixes so words end in ibly and ably. The children began the week by understanding the spelling rule and then they all participated in a spelling treasure hunt where they worked in partners and had to find spellings around the room with this spelling rule. Once they had found a spelling, they gave their partner three seconds to look at the spelling and then they had to write it down correctly. We turned it into a competition which the children all loved! We had so much fun learning our new spellings and Miss Brown was very impressed with how many we spelt correctly. Take a look at the fun we had!
Friday... fun day!
Friday 17th January 2020
This week, we were ranked number one school in Gateshead! All the staff, children and parents were all over the moon with this news and we decided to let the children choose what they wanted to do today. The children voted for no work and to play football, watch movies, play on the laptops, have a disco and become Bear Grylls on the climbing frame. We have all had an incredible day to celebrate ... take a look at some of our photos!
How is climate change affecting the world?
Thursday 16th January 2020
This half term the children are learning about how climate change is affecting the world during our Geography lessons. We began finding out about a boy called Elhaji and why he was cleaning shoes on the streets of Banjul. To begin with, the children were given half a picture and they had to guess what the other half was about and draw it. Most children were able to guess correctly and justify why they thought this. Following on from this, the children then had to independently see if they could answer why Elhaji was there using a range of resources. The children were brilliant at this and were able to justify their answers.
8th January 2020
This week in English, the children have been learning how to be news reporters about an incident that happened in Y5B classroom. On Tuesday morning, the children arrived to school and plastic had been spread all over the classroom and as the day went on the amount of bottle lids multiplied. The children had to investigate who had been involved crime and then later in the week the children wrote a newspaper report based on the incident.
Brighton's Got Talent
Friday 20th December
What a fantastic way to end a very busy term! The talent we have at Brighton Avenue is absolutely amazing! I was so proud of the Y5 girls for fantastic dance and gymnastic routines! They really did us proud. A big well done to Erika and India for winning the competition! Simply amazing!!
Thursday 19th December
Today, the children had a fantastic time at the Christmas party where they danced and ate all afternoon long! We had lots of fun playing different games and the children became very competitive. Take a look at the fun we had!
Clip and Climb
Wednesday 18th December
Children with 95.6% attendance or more for Autumn term got to have a trip to Clip and Climb at Gateshead Leisure Centre. We had so much fun and even Miss Brown went up some of the climbing walls! The children competing against each other to see who got up the wall the quickest and I was very impressed with some of the times! Take a look at some of our photos in the soft play and on the climbing walls.
Programming a Micro:Bit
Tuesday 17th December
Today, the children have completed a series of lessons using BBC micro:bit which is a small programmable device. To begin with the children learnt about what a micro:bit is and how to programme it. First, the children created an animation where the children showed a coin flipping and a game of rock paper and scissors. After, the children programmed a pedometer to count the amount of steps walked. To finish with the children created their own projects where they created music.
Cinderella and Rockerfella
Friday 13th December
Wow, wow, wow is all we can say about our amazing KS2 children! They were absolutely AMAZING! The singing, acting and dancing was out of this world and the children all did us so proud! They told the story of Cinderella beautifully from start to finish and I can't wait for next year's Christmas production. A massive well done to all our amazing children!
Today, Thursday 5th December, Y5 visited the residents of Rosewood House to sing some Christmas carols. The children, residents and staff all had a fantastic time and there were even a few tears shed with happiness. Once we had sang the carols, the children were given some juice and biscuits. Thank you to all the staff and residents at Rosewood for having us and we can't wait to see you next year!
It's ... Christmas!
Today, we kicked off our Christmas season by making Christmas crafts for the Christmas fair and we also spent time decorating the classroom. We have all had a fabulous day and we can't wait for the rest of the Christmas events!
The children have all been working really hard in DT to develop their sewing skills over this half term. As sewing is not an easy task, the children have shown perseverance to complete their stuffed toys. The children all followed their design specification and were able to add decorations to their design. I'm sure you will agree they have all done a fantastic job! Well done everyone!
Today, Tuesday 19th November, Y5 went to Emmanuel College to take part in a range of different Science investigations. The children learnt about how to stay safe around bunsen burners as well as participating in a range of different experiments. The children all had a fantastic time and learnt lots!
Children in Need
Today, the children had a really fun day for Children in Need where they were able to come in non-uniform. We had a parade around the hall in the morning and even met Pudsey himself who was very happy to see all the children. In the afternoon, the children took part in colouring competitions and won some Pudsey stickers.
The children have been looking at how the world's greatest mountains ranges were formed and where they are located. The children learnt that the Himalaya, Andes, Rockies, Alps, Urals and Atlas mountains are all called fold mountains after the way that they are formed. The children then created their own animation of how fold mountains ranges are formed using different resources. They had lots of fun!
A visit from Guy Bass
On Tuesday 12th November, we had a visit from Guy who is an award-winning author whose children's books series include Stitch Head, Spynosaur, The Legend of Frog, Dinkin Dings and Atomic! In 2010, Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things won the Blue Peter Award for Most Fun Book with Pictures. Guy shared many poems and a chapter from his new book, Skeleton Keys, in the most inspiring way. The visit from Guy was quoted by children in the class, "The greatest day in school." He left the children feeling truly inspired to read and to write and inspired many to be an author when they are older. After his talk, he then spent time signing and illustrating every book… with humour and a smile on his face.. In the words of the children, "He was awesome!"
The Kid Who Would Be King
On Monday 11th November, Y5 and Y6 went to Vue Cinema as part of the Into Film Festival to see 'The Kid Who Would Be King'. The children all really enjoyed the film and especially enjoyed eating their sweets!
Blanket stitches- DT
In Design and Technology this week, we have been learning how to do a blanket stitch to make our soft toys. Some of us found this tricky although some of us were fantastic. We will continue with our sewing tomorrow during fine motor skills.
Livin On A Prayer
This week, the children have been practising their performing skills on glockenspiels to Livin' On a Prayer. The children all really enjoyed it and had lots of fun!
Today, we had our second linking session with Mr Oakes where we explored some Chemistry. We talked about states of matter and grouped different materials into solids, liquids and gases.
Today, we have spent some time with residents of Armstrong House who were veterans in the war. The children thought of some questions they wanted to ask and the veterans answered them. We found some of the answers very interesting and we learnt so much about war during the morning. Thank you so much to the residents of Armstrong House.
We Science in 5B!
This term in 5B, we are extremely lucky to have a secondary school teacher from Emmanuel College visiting Year 5 to do some cool Science with us! Today, we looked at a practical explanation of how the digestive system works and also talked about the circulatory system. We even watched a real life dissection of sheep's heart!!
Today, we invited the parents into school to finish our History project with a bang! This half term, we have been learning all about the Mayas and their way of life. This morning we decided to look at what the Mayas wear and create our own Maya head dresses and jewellery. All the parents got so involved and I was so impressed with the different creations which were made. Once the children had finished, we took them all in the hall to do a catwalk! Thanks to all the parents that came this morning!
Every week, this class continue to amaze me with their fantastic artistic skills. This week the children had to create thumbnail prints of either amazing houses, creatures or cars. Once they had created their thumbnails, they then decided which was their favourite and drew it on a larger scale. We then experimented painting with water colours. I was so impressed with their final pieces of work!
Today, we have spent a whole day doing outdoor learning activities and what fun we have had. We began the day by making bird kebabs where we had to cut different pieces of food into small pieces and then thread them through a metal wire. Once the children had finished this, we then went out into our forest school area and the children decided where to hang their final pieces from.
After this, the children then found some sticks and we then brought them back to the classroom to create their own wind chimes. The children tied the three sticks together using wool and then they were allowed to paint them to make them look beautiful. Finally, we then took the children out into our forest school area to hang them to the trees. Go and take a look at some of the wonderful creations the children have produced! I was very impressed!
The children in Year 5 have been learning the lyrics to 'The Greatest Sew' for our Harvest Festival both in school and at St Chad's Church. They sang the song beautifully and I'm sure the parents were just as impressed at how brilliant they were as we were.
This week in fine motor the children have been watching clips from different artists drawing and then copied what they did. I was so impressed by their drawings that I think they would be worth money in an art gallery!
Sport for champions visit!
Today, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from a world class athlete called David who competes in the high jump. We participated in a tough circuit this morning, which tested our fitness levels, and then listened to David talk about himself and how he became an athlete in our whole school assembly!
Book People Bus
This week in school we were lucky enough to have the book bus come and visit us. Each class had the opportunity to go have a look and buy some books. There was a wide selection avaliable and the children loved it!
Today, Monday 7th October, we had Danny from Kidscape come into our class and do a workshop with us. The focus of this workshop was based around bullying and how we could prevent this from happening and what we could do if we were being targeted. The children participated in many different activities which linked to bullying and really enjoyed the morning. Take a look at some of our photos!
Reading for Pleasure
In Year 5, we encourage the children to read for pleasure on a daily basis. The children love getting comfortable and always get so gripped into their books.
Maths- Decimal points
This week, in Maths, we have been ordering, adding and subtracting decimal points and then using our reasoning skills to to prove whether someone is correct or incorrect. The children have all worked incredibly hard and I was so impressed!
Science- Solar System
This week in Science, we were focusing on understanding that the earth and planets are spherical bodies and gained an understanding of their size in relation to the sun. We went outside and created our own inflatable Solar System and had lots of fun!
On Monday, Year 5 went to Gateshead Library to choose and read books. Everyone got to chose a fantastic book and we all rushed back to school so we could start reading them!
Art- A Walking Line
This week, in Art, the children have been looking at the artist Paul Klee who once said that, “a drawing is simply a line going for a walk”. I asked the children the following questions linked to Paul's work.
They were able to use their skills to answers these questions effectively based on Paul's work. Then, the children were given a piece of lace and had the chance to draw their own lines thinking carefully about how to change the tone. I was very impressed with the work they produced.
Ancient Mayan Workshop
Jo Baths, from Zoetrope Histories, led Year 5 on a tour of the Ancient Mayan civilisation. They learnt all about their food, clothing and strange customs, including human sacrifice to please their gods and all had a chuckle as Miss Brown was dressed as a Maya Priestess. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt lots in the process.
Mr Parkin, our music specialist, has been in this week teaching us how to play the guitar. We learnt a bit about tuning our guitars and then learnt different chords. Mr Gallagher thought we sounded amazing!
Me, Myself and I
What a first week back we've had! We have been spending time this week on our Art project, 'Me, Myself and I' to get to know each other. We began by using shaving foam, different food colouring and mixed it all together create a mosaic background. After that, the children then used mirrors to create self portraits by using different sketching and shading techniques. Following on from this, the children drew their favourite things to do and thought carefully about how to create different tones with the colouring pencils. We had lots of fun! Take a look at a few examples of our fantastic work!