Welcome to the Year 5 page. Here we will keep you up to date with what we are doing.
Y5 Home Learning Collage
Thank you for sharing the images of your learning via Class Dojo. We have loved to see your work! Please keep them coming!
Y5 Home Learning Packs
Here are the home learning packs for the fortnight 23rd March – 3rd April. Teachers have developed an English, mathematics and wider curriculum grid for families to choose daily tasks from. We will continue to provide these on a fortnightly basis.
Our Y5 pupils competed at a dodgeball competition and did a great job. The three teams finished 1st , 2nd and 4th in their groups of six. Well done!
Spring Term After School Clubs
We have a range of after school clubs this term:
Monday – Orchestra, Boys’ football
Tuesday – Dance, Lego Coding
Wednesday – Drama, Athletics, Relax Kids, Art
Thursday – Gymnastics, Glee Club
Friday – Girls’ football, Tennis
Please note that there are no after school clubs on the week beginning 10th February due to
parents’ evenings and the PTA Disco.
Year 5 had an amazing time in York recently, visiting Dig and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Parents received messages and images through the day. Please sign up to Class Dojo if you haven’t already.
Cyborg Cat and the Night Spider
We have been lucky enough to partner up with a book publisher in London that have sent us 40 copies of Ade Adepitan’s new book: Cyborg Cat and the Night Spider. Next week, we will be reading the book in our classes with buddies to discover how he overcame adversity. Our children are considering their own ‘SMART goals’ in life and how they can achieve them.
After receiving videos of us enjoying his book, Ade sent us a video! Check out our facebook page to see it. Thanks, Ade!
At East Boldon Juniors, we have been offered the opportunity to deliver Mandarin lessons in Y5. The children have had fun learning numbers and singing songs.
Y5 and Y6 pupils were offered Judo taster sessions from Destination Judo. They had a such fun playing games and learning a few judo moves.
Google Internet Legends
The internet is wonderful! I sometimes wonder what we did without it! However, it can also be very concerning and children and adults need to learn how to stay safe online. We invited The Google Education Team into our school assembly today to learn very important lessons about staying safe online.
The Year 5 pupils learned 5 important lessons:
Be internet sharp and think before you share. Know what’s okay to share and what’s not.
Be internet alert and check it’s for real. Spot the clues for what’s real, fake or a scam online.
Be internet secure and protect your stuff. Learn how to create strong passwords.
Be internet kind and respect each other. Understand what it means to be kind online and respect other people’s privacy.
Be internet brave and when in doubt, discuss. Ask for help from a parent or trusted adult with tricky situations online.
At East Boldon Juniors, we want our children to love using the internet safely! At the end of today’s session, the children pledged to stay safe online by following the five rules above.
Want to know more about the free resources online? Visit: g.co/BeInternetLegends/Parents
Cake and a cuppa
We raised over £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support this morning and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you very much for your contributions towards the vast array of sweet treats and for your generous donations. This afternoon, the raffle was drawn by pupils in
assembly and the teaching staff were very upset not to win anything! Winners have been contacted by staff at home time today or by telephone. It was fantastic to see the hall packed
with so many families once again. Thank you for your support for the school and Macmillan.
Year 5 (Archive 2018 – 2019)
Our Starbooks reading event in our recently furbished library raised £234. We’re using the money to get new books for our library launch next year. It was lovely to see children of all ages enjoying books with their family members.
Serve it! Smash it! Win it! Love it!
Some of our Year 4 pupils represented the school in a Tennis Competition at Boldon Lawn Tennis Club. The school finished third overall. Behaviour and attitudes were fantastic throughout. Well done!
We’ve had some fun with science this term. Take a look at the ‘Melting icicles’ and ‘Walking water’ experiments below…
Year four scientists create Spaghetti Structures
Year four engineers put pure scientific knowledge into practice. They used problem solving and team work to try and build a tall, strong tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. They investigated the strength of different structures, shape and materials. The year four students successfully recognised how different structures and engineering processes are important throughout our everyday life. They made so great links to the properties of the materials they were using and their effect on gravity.
This week, Year 4 had a visit from Sheila Corbishley, an award-winning author. She read us part of her children’s book, Hippo Trouble. We enjoyed the story and then had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the book, writing and being an author. Sheila was kind enough to give us some feedback before she left. She praised the children’s behaviour, enthusiasm and questions.
Years 4 had a visit from the road safety team this week. We learnt about wearing bright and reflective clothing to make sure that we’re seen over the winter. We also learnt about where and how to cross the road safely.
Year 4 had a disgustingly good time modelling the digestive system in the classroom. They broke down bananas and biscuits in a scientific experiment in zip-lock bags. Urgh
Year 4 sent three teams to play in a football tournament at Boldon School. We had a great time! Here is a photograph of our winning team showing off their medals
Y4 visited Live Tales at the Fire Station in Sunderland for a writing workshop. They let their imaginations run wild to create crazy characters including a walking talking tree! A real illustrator drew their characters for them, as you can see in the photograph.
The Live Tales editor didn’t like their ideas – she loved them and asked the children to finish the story for her. They have their books now ready to finish in school.
Mrs McCann was absolutely delighted as a gentleman getting off the train in East Boldon said, “You have impeccably behaved children.”
A big thank you to all of the parents who went out of their way to help out and make this trip possible.
Here is the Year 4 Autumn Term curriculum map:
Year 3 Archive (2017-2018):
Balancing, bouncing, rolling and vaulting – just some of the skills that some of our Year 3 pupils performed at the gymnastics festival.
“I go to gymnastics club every week after school. I particularly like the balance beam.” Esme
Year 3 had lots of fun using Roman recipes to make bread and ricotta cheesecake. They sifted, measured, mixed and baked their hearts out!
A huge thank you to everyone for supporting the school disco on Thursday. The pupils (and staff) had a wonderful time. Once again, we would like to personally thank the PTA and DJ Windle for creating such a great event.
Tag Rugby Festival
Year 3 pupils attended a tag rugby festival this week.
They had lots of fun competing against other schools.
Behaviour and attitudes were fantastic and one of our teams were victorious! Well done!
Y3 at The Winter Gardens
Year 3 visited the Winter Gardens in Sunderland.
“I enjoyed feeling the snakeskin, the cocoa beans and coconut husk.”
“We saw all of the different layers of the rainforest and we learned about illegal poaching of animals.”
The snake skin was as long as three Year 3 pupils!
“Advantage, Year 3”
Our Year 3 pupils are being taught Tag Rugby skills and are improving every week! They have learned the basic skills of passing, scoring tries and tagging opponents safely.
The Year 3 pupils are having tennis lessons with Boldon Tennis Association coaches in school. They have been improving their hand-eye coordination by a series of games. This activity involved throwing the ball over the net and catching the tennis ball between two cones. Lots of fun!
The NSPCC returned to East Boldon Juniors this week to thank the pupils and inform us that we raised an amazing £747.50
Well done to everyone for supporting the charity. I’m sure the money will be put to good use.
Class 9 made fantastic progress during their sessions at the swimming baths at Boldon School. There were so many individual achievements in such a short time. There are some pupils, who were non-swimmers, now able to swim unaided in different strokes. Class 8 have started their lessons and are making great waves too.
Y3 Magical Maths Club
21 of our Year 3 pupils started a new club this week – Magical Maths. The pupils play mathematical games and crack secret codes as maths detectives. They have to work out addition and multiplication sums to work out codes. We have lots of fun learning!
Year 3 have produced some incredible homework throughout the year! Thank you for the amazing range of work. It looks like the children have had a lot of fun – hopefully the parents too!
Timestable Rockstar Alert!
We have a winner! Year 4 produced a winner. William has made the most progress in his multiplication recall in the whole school this month! Wow!
Well done to everyone who created a decorated Easter Egg this year. They were absolutely amazing!
Fun in the snow
We’ve been so lucky this year to get days with the snow. We created snowmen, snowdogs and snowbots!
Thank you for supporting our Year 3 show
We had a blast performing the songs and putting on a great show!
Well done to one of our Y3 pupils for winning the Citizenship Award from our local Police Officers. We care about fantastic community!