Welcome to Year 5S class page!
You have just arrived at the best class on EARTH'S page! This year in 5S, we will be going on a huge journey with our learning. We will be working incredibly hard but also having a lot of fun too!! Please check back regularly for updates on all the exciting things we will be doing this year!
I hope you are all okay and enjoying learning and working with your parents at home! I want to let you know that you are all absolutely amazing and unique in your own special way and I cannot wait to see you step back into our classroom again. I miss you all SO much and I am so sorry that I could not say goodbye before you all left! I want you all to enjoy spending this time with your family and continue to work hard and impress your parents like you have done every day this year with me!! Below this message, you will find activities linked to your curriculum for you to do every day, please also remember to spend dome time on Reading Eggs and Times Table Rockstars to continue to improve your reading and multiplication skills!
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,
Monday 30th March 2020
Hey everybody! I hope you are all doing ok and still staying safe Below, there are some more activities for you to try each day this week! Miss Brown has also set a TIMES TABLE ROCKSTAR BATTLE between 5B and 5S!!! So make sure you take some time to play on TT Rockstars, I will be looking to see who has been trying their best!! Take a look below at what fantastic things Adam, Yasmin, Yousra and Siraj have been up to! I think they all fancied a spot of baking last week?! It's so great to see you still working at home and impressing your parents with your amazing Maths, Science and Technology skills! Thanks so much for the photos! I had a chilled weekend with Rosie watching some Disney films (see below!) and treating myself to some chocolate!! Hope to see more photos of you all soon!
Love, Miss Simblet x
Friday 27th March 2020
Hello to you my amazing class!
I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the time with your parents, carers, siblings and even pets! (See below for a pic of Rosie - I know how much you like to see her!) Did you all hear the clap for the NHS last night? Me and Rosie stood at the door clapping - it was very emotional! I hope you are enjoying the tasks we have set for you, see below what Adam has been getting up to!
Stay safe everyone, can't wait to see you all again!
Love, Miss Simblet (and Rosie of course!)
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
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.
Friday 6th March 2020
World Book Day
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 27th February 2020
Take a look below at our amazing day at Eden Camp!
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!
NSPCC Number Day 2020!
Friday 7th February 2020
Today, we took part in NSPCC Number Day! We did lots of fun Maths activities, including a 'Who wants to be a Mathionaire!' quiz. Take a look at our winner below along with some other activities we completed!
Fun with AREA & PERIMETER!
Wednesday 5th February 2020
We decided to take our Maths outdoors today as we were learning about area and perimeter! We used chalk to draw shapes and then used rulers and trundle wheels to measure our shapes and then calculate the area and perimeter! We had lots of fun!!
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Today, we took part in a fun workshop ran by Destination Judo! We learnt all about the rules in a Judo match and how to successfully pin your opponent to the floor!
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!!
We love a Maths Investigation in 5S!
Wednesday 29th January 2020
Today, we carried out a practical Maths investigation in class. Miss Simblet hid clues and questions around the room which we had to solve! We had loads of fun!
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!
Wednesday 8th January 2020
Today we carried out a practical SPaG activity in our English lesson as we developed our knowledge of subordinate clauses. We had to match up the correct subordinate clause to the correct main clause! We love English in Year 5!
Wednesday 18th December 2019
Look at all the fun we had in the soft play and the clip and climb on our attendance award trip for this half term!
Carol Singing- Rosewood House
Thursday 5th December
Today, 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!
Thursday 21st November 2019
It was our Multi Cultural day in school day where we all got to hear about all the amazing and different cultures we have in our school! We listened to songs, watched dances and learnt how to say hello in different languages. We were even lucky enough to try some delicious food made by the families in our school. MMM!!
Visit to Emmanuel!
Tuesday 19th November 2019
Today, we visited Emmanuel College for our final installment of our linking project! We were lucky enough to work in a lab with bunsen burners (which we were very careful with) and also try out some weird and wacky physics activities! We had so much fun and we thoroughly enjoyed being secondary school students for the morning!
Children In Need 2019
Friday 15th November 2019
We celebrated Children In Need today by taking part in a Pudsey Parade and wearing non-uniform to raise money for the charity! We also had a very special visitor......... PUDSEY!!!!
Thursday 14th November 2019
Today, it was our final linking session with Mr Oakes before we visit Emmanuel College next week. We explored the subject of Physics, experimenting with magnetism and different materials. We are so excited for our visit next week!
Cracking @ Chemistry
Thursday 7th November 2019
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.
Thursday 31st October 2019
Today was our first lesson as part of our linking project with Emmanuel College. We took part in a Biology lesson with Mr Oakes where we looked at the digestive and circulatory systems in our body. We had so much fun being practical with our Science!
Tuesday 15th October 2019
We spent today taking part in a range of outdoor learning activities and we had so much fun. We cut up fruit, bread and cheese ourselves and made delicious bird kebabs for the birds who visit our school to enjoy. We can't wait to see what has been eaten over the next few days! We also worked in pairs to make wind chimes with sticks we found in our Forest School area!
Monday 14th October 2019
Today, we visited St Chad's Church for our first Harvest Festival performance and we all sang so beautifully!
Sport for champions visit!
Wednesday 9th October 2019
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!
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Today, the bus bus visited our school and we had so much fin visiting and purchasing books! Take a look!
Super Solar Systems!
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
This week we created our own solar systems using balloons and tissue paper to decorate them. We had to really think about the sizes we were blowing up each balloon to make sure each balloon represented each planet successfully. We know Saturn and Jupiter are the biggest planets so those balloons took the most breath!!
Fabulous Fine Motor!
Friday 27th September 2019
Look at our amazing Art Collage work we have been doing to improve our fine motor skills! We each made our collage very personal and had so much fun creating them!
Monday 23rd September 2019
We loved our visit to Gateshead Library today, choosing our reading books for this half term and listening to a story told by mark.
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Today we were looking at rounding numbers in Maths. We worked on some problem solving questions in groups where we were dealing with numbers up to ONE MILLION! How amazing are we?! Our knowledge of place value has improved greatly after all our hard work over the past few weeks!
Ancient Maya Workshop
Friday 13th September 2019
We had an absolutely fantastic morning with our visitor (Jo Bath), learning about the ancient Maya. We dressed up, played games and even tried some of the food the Maya would have eaten such as pure chocolate and papaya!
We learnt so much and can't wait to work through the rest of our History topic!