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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!

One last goodbye!


Hi my lovelies!

I cannot believe I am writing this but I wanted to write a final message to say goodbye and I hope you have the most amazing summer holiday whatever your plans are!! I am absolutely devastated that our year together was cut so short because I really believe it would have been even more fantastic than it already has been! I am so excited to see you all as big Year 6’s, you are all going to smash it – I have so much faith in every single one of you.

I know how hard this past few months have been but I want to say a big well done to all of you who have been completing the home learning tasks and working hard at home. Also, a huge well done to your parents, carers and family at home who have been helping you with your learning! Thank you so much as always for your ongoing support. I have absolutely loved seeing all the amazing things you have been getting up to during lockdown, the photographs you have been sending in have really put a smile on my face!

Please remember that you can achieve ANYTHING you set your mind too and always remember my favourite quote ‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!’ REMEMBER THAT! Every one of you are soooo unique in your own special way and I feel privileged to have been your teacher. I have already told Ms Morgan and Mrs Graham what an amazing bunch you are!! We would be breaking up from school today for the summer holidays and writing this I feel so sad that we aren’t all getting excited together in our classroom, dancing around like loons to timber!!

Have the most amazing summer holiday and I will be ready to welcome you back with open arms in September!!

Take care everyone!

Love, Miss Simblet and Mr G xxx smileyheart

Sunday 5th July 2020

We are coming to see you this week!! laughlaughlaugh


OMG!! I am sooooo excited to come and visit all of you this week! Hopefully you all know by now that myself and Mr Gallagher will be taking the mini bus out for a spin and coming to see all of you! You should all know by now approximately what time we will be coming to see you - if Mr Gallagher doesn't talk too long of course!! But is that really possible?? We cannot wait to see all of your faces and be able to actually speak to you in person!!

See you all then!

Love, Miss Simblet and Mr Gallagher xxx

Monday 22nd June 2020

Hi my lovelies!!

Hope you're all enjoying the glorious sunshine we have been having recently! smiley

Take a look below at the amazing artwork Yasmin has completed recently.. how fab!! You should be so proud of yourself! heart

Hope you are all doing ok and I cannot wait to see you all soon! 

Love, Miss Simblet xxx

Exciting Music Scholarship Opportunity


We are really excited to inform you all that Side By Side Arts have managed to secure funding from the Big Local to allow them to provide 8 weeks of music scholarship to children in the Big Local Area. This will be for either piano, guitar or vocal tuition.

Side By Side Arts would like to offer up to 25 of these places to our pupils on a first come first serve basis.


Please find the Scholarship Agreement below – if you would be interested in securing a place for your child after reading this then please contact Stuart at


This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and a valuable way to fill in time during these weeks away from school and is an opportunity not to be missed so get in quick!


Scholarship Agreement


Scholarships available

·      Piano

·      Guitar

·      Vocal


About the scholarship

·      This scholarship will last for the duration of 8 x 30 minute group lessons which are scheduled on a weekly basis with the same teacher

·      Lessons will be held online via Zoom

·      For piano or guitar an instrument will be required at your home to enable you to practise and also to take part in the lesson. This does not have to be a full sized piano or of really good quality, a keyboard will be more than adequate

·      Vocal tuition will not require any instrument, just your voice

·      Before the scholarship commences and after the 8 week term you will be required to complete a short questionnaire



·      It is expected that each student will practise for a minimum of 10 minutes every day between lessons

·      Each student must be prompt to their lesson as lateness will not be made up at the end of the time slot.

·      If you can not make the lesson time please email to inform us. If you give more than 12 hours notice the lesson will be rescheduled to a different time. Less than this the lesson will be forfeited no alternate time will be offered.

·      Failure to attend two consecutive lessons without a valid reason will result in your scholarship being terminated


Monday 1st June 2020

Hello my lovelies!

First of all..... HAPPY JUNE! Can you believe we are in the month of June already?! So crazy!

I hope you all had a fabulous half term and have all been enjoying the glorious weather we have been having recently! You will notice that I have put some more home learning on our class page and it is all focused around what our new topics would have been for our last term together! 

Also, below are some wonderful pictures of Yasmin, Yousra and Siraj celebrating Eid! They made their own Eid bags with sweets and toys inside and dropped them off for their friends - what a wonderful and thoughtful idea!!

I hope you are all staying safe and I hope to see you soon!

Love, Miss Simblet xxx

Friday 22nd May 2020


You've made it to half term! What a surreal time it has been but we have loved looking at all of your home learning photos over the last few weeks! It really does put smiles on our faces. As it's half term, we will not be setting any home learning tasks. We want you to rest, spend time with your family and make more memories during lockdown! In addition to this, we will not be speaking to parents next week and will continue making calls home week commencing 1st June. As you all know, we love making these phone calls to check to see how you and your family are so we'll look forward to speaking to you all again soon! We hope you have a fabulous half term! Keep safe and continue smiling! smiley

Friday 15th May 2020

Hey everyone!

Can you believe it is the end of another week? I cannot believe how long it has now been since I have seen all of your wonderful faces!!

Take a look below at the amazing work Riley has completed at home - well done Riley, fantastic job!! I love seeing the pictures of you all, what you have been getting up to in lockdown and all the incredible things you have all been doing! Also, take a look below at the mess Rosie got herself into when she jumped in the pond..... dear me!! She really did stink! surprise but she had lots of fun and we just had to laugh at her!

Enjoy your weekend everyone, I am missing you all sooooooooo much!!

Love, Miss Simblet xxx 


Monday 11th May 2020

Hello you fabulous lot! Hope you had an amazing bank holiday weekend, celebrating VE day (if you did) and enjoying the glorious sunshine! smiley

We decorated our house (and Rosie OOPS!) with union jack bunting and had a street party! Rosie also celebrated her 1ST BIRTHDAY!!! Can you believe she is already 1? Because I cannot! See photos below heart

Also, take a look below at Millie and her family enjoying the sun on their daily walk, getting their daily exercise in! Woo!!

You will also notice below that I have added some more daily tasks and activities for you to have a go at while you are still at home.

I hope to see you all soon, I miss you all very much!!

Stay safe my lovelies, 

Love Miss Simblet xx 

Monday 4th May 2020

Hello my lovelies! 

Happy May 4th! Its STAR WARS DAY today! May the 4th be with you... get it?? May the force be with you??

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Below this message, there are some more home learning activities to keep you busy - enjoy smiley

Take a look below at what Riley has been getting up to! He has been working hard through the daily tasks set and providing some amazing work!

Also.... IT IS MILLIE'S 10th BIRTHDAY TODAY! Big Happy Birthday Millie!! I hope your day is as lovely as you are! heart

Take care everyone, 

Love Miss Simblet xxx


TT Rockstars Battle!


The TT Rockstars battle between the staff and pupils has begun!! Make sure you all get involved as we have some very competitive teachers in our school! Rosie also wanted to help out... that is allowed right??? 



Friday 24th April 2020

Hey everyone! Hope you are all staying safe smiley

Take a look below at what Riley has been getting up to recently, thank you so much for sending in a video of your amazing PowerPoint! It was fantastic! Happy side and purple star for you haha!! yes

Yasmin and Yousra are also celebrating Ramadan at the moment and it was lovely to speak to you both today and wish you and your family Happy Ramadan! On our Special Events page, we have uploaded a range of activities for anyone to help celebrate Ramadan!

Keep a look out for next week's home learning tasks and remember to send any work you have completed and want to show off to

Take care and speak soon everyone!

Love, Miss Simblet xxx heart

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Today, I spent the day in school with some of our amazing children. We had a wonderful day in the sun! I was even able to catch up with Mr G, Mrs Mumtaz and Mrs Cummings!

Take a look below at Adam getting his daily exercise in! Go Adam!!

Enjoy the rest of your week everybody smiley

Love, Miss Simblet xx

Monday 20th April 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter break! Today would have been our first day back at school after the holidays... oh how I wish it was so I could see all of your wonderful smiling faces! heart

Take a look below at what Adam, Yasmin and Yousra have been getting up to recently. Lots of exercise I see, making good use of the beautiful weather we've been having! yes

Underneath those photos, I have added some more home learning activities for you to have a go at! The activities are based around the topics we WOULD have been doing if we were still in school! I hope you enjoy them!

Remember to stay safe and I hope to see you all soon! smiley

Love, Miss Simblet xxxxx

P.s. Also, see if you can guess what Rosie's favourite toy is below, she would stay on the field playing with it all day if she could!!


Hey everyone! 

Hope you are all having a wonderful Easter break! I have been eating FAAAAR too much chocolate recently so we have been walking a lot to make up for it! Rosie has been running... of course! She doesn't do walking!! I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather we are having at the moment. Take a look below at what Yasmin and Yousra have been up to, what lovely activities! 

If you haven't already, please take a look at what our amazing staff have been doing by watching our video which has been cleverly put together by Mr Burns! We hope it puts a big smile on your face!!!

Take care everybody and stay safe! smiley

Love, Miss Simblet xx 


Tuesday 7th April 2020

Hey guys! Hope everyone is staying safe!

What a glorious day it has been today smiley

I began my day in school with a few of our children, what a strange experience it was!! It felt so weird to be in our classroom and not have all of your smiling faces with me!

Take a look below at how Millie spent her day, chilling in her pool! I hope you had lots of fun! Rosie also had lots of fun playing in the garden today, I think she wants to become a professional footballer when all this is over?! I think she'd be fab, do you?

I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter holidays and I can't wait to see more pictures of the all the fun you guys are getting up to!


Miss Simblet xx

Monday 6th April 2020

Hey everybody!

Hope you are having a fabulous start to your Easter holidays! Is feels so strange saying that doesn't it? I really missed having our golden time and getting excited together about the upcoming holiday!

I want to say A MASSIVE well done to Yasmin who won the TT Rockstars challenge for us with an amazing score of 8,941! Take a look at your certificate below smiley

Also, take a look at what Riley and Darcy have been getting up to recently! They have been getting very busy in the kitchen, the garden and on TT Rockstars and Reading Eggs! Amazing work!

I also had the chance to ring some of you yesterday which was absolutely amazing! If you did not hear from me yet, you will before the end of the week! I will be ringing every week to catch up with you!

Take care everyone!

Miss Simblet xx

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello again to my amazing class, I hope you are all well and staying safe! 

Guess what I did today? I downloaded Just Dance 2019!! I have been doing my daily exercise by dancing away to some songs! Rosie wanted to join in too! 

I hope you have enjoyed the daily tasks that I have left for you! Below, you will find a picture of activities you could try during what would have been our Easter holidays. I will not be setting daily tasks for you as I want you to enjoy this time with your family and have some time away from working just like you would if we were normally at school! 

Please enjoy the next couple of weeks with your family and try not to eat too much chocolate.... who am I kidding? Eat as much as you like!!

I would love to see some pictures of what you got up to in your holidays! Please send them to smiley

Speak soon my lovelies!

Love, Miss Simblet xxx


Friday 3rd April 2020

Look at the amazing Math work Millie has been doing at home! Thank you so much for your photos Millie, seeing your faces really cheer me up! Keep up the amazing work!



Come on guys!! We have until Monday 6th April to regain our lead against a tough 5B side! 

Special well done to Yasmin, Yousra, Lucy, Riley and Zara to flying the flag for our class, KEEP GOING!

Monday 30th March 2020

Hey everybody! I hope you are all doing ok and still staying safe smiley 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:

  • An Ecobrick can be used for furniture, walls and even full scale buildings!
  • An Ecobrick uses materials that would otherwise not be recycled.
  • When made correctly, it can be re-used itself and contains plastics which might otherwise end up damaging the environment.

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

This gives lots of information on how to make the perfect Ecobrick!

Ecobricks in action

Please remember:

  • All plastics used within your Ecobrick must be first cleaned and dried.
  • They may need to be cut smaller to fit in the neck of your bottle; make sure this is done carefully and ask an adult for help.
  • You need a stick or wooden spoon handle to pack your bottle as tightly as possible.
  • Use only non-recyclable plastics that your local Council collection will not accept.
  • Ensure the correct weight (minimum 200g for a 600ml bottle); this is a long term project which takes weeks to complete.
  • Enjoy the project!

Gateshead Library

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! cheeky


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!



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!!

Destination Judo!

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!


Conjunction Heroes! 

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!

Attendance trip!

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!


Multi-Cultural Day!

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!!!!


Fantastic Physicians!

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.


Brilliant Biologists!

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!


Outdoor Learning!

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!


Harvest Festival!

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!

Book Bus!

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!


Library Visit!

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. 



Super mathematicians!

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!