Year 5

Fascinating Balloons

Year 5 had a visit from David this week, a scientist, who gave us a brilliant workshop all about balloons. David discussed forces, how balloons can blow up other balloons. Friction, looking at how balloons can pick things up and finally balloon races. Year 5 were blown away by this experience. Thank you David.

Sporthall Athletics Winners!

A big congratulations to our Year 5 / 6 athletics who took part and WON the recent sports hall athletics competition at St Thomas More. There were 10 teams and they took part in events like high jump, long jump, javelin, chest pass, speed bounce, 1 lap, 3 laps, hurdles and relays.

Good luck as they go through to the next round at Gateshead Leisure Centre later in the month.

Sportshall Athletics next round

What a wonderful afternoon we had at Gateshead Leisure centre representing our cluster against nine other teams. The children all took part in 3 different events – a field event a track event and a relay.

The competition was tough, but again the children did us proud and we managed to get sixth place. Great work everyone!

A Special Guest

Year 5 had a fantastic opportunity this week. We were visited by Deanna Van der Velde, an orthodox Jewish lady who works for the Gosforth Synagogue. She came into our school and helped us to understand some of the history behind this fascinating Religion. Deanna discussed Hanukkah and other traditions within the Jewish faith.

Clay Models of Greek Vases

Clay Models of Greek Vases

As part of our Ancient Greece topictge children in year 5 have been creating their own Greek vase using clay. Having designed our vases we used coiling techniques to build up the shape adding water to smooth this out. The finished product was excellent. Well done Year 5.