Welcome to the Year 5 page. Here we will keep you up to date with what we are doing. Look here for our news and photos.

Gibside Residential

The Year 5 pupils have completed their week at Gibside National Park and they have had a great time! The children have thrived this week and loved the challenging activities. They will sleep well this weekend!

Oh Buoy!

Our Year 5 pupils were challenged to design and create boats for an investigation into the effect of air and water resistance. The pupils worked had to evaluate the factors that affected the speed and distance that the boats travelled. It was great fun too!


The Rising Sun Country Park

Year 5 visited The Rising Sun Country Park to learn about the great outdoors, specifically:  lifecycles of amphibians and they also created art using items from the forest floor.

Gibside Residential

Many of you were able to attend the information session with Mrs Martin and Mr Chilton. For those of you that were unable to attend, please find the presentation below. Scroll down or click download, if it doesn’t appear on your browser.

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Dodgeball Tournament

Pupils’ views on their Dodgeball experience:
‘It was very enjoyable,’ said Daniel.
‘It was hard work – we got lots of exercise,’ continued Isabella.
‘We had to work as a team to be successful,’ added Eva.

Viking Day

Lots of family members joined the children for an afternoon of Viking fun. Thanks, once again, for all of your support. The pupils loved having so many of you in school.

Hoops 4 Health

Newcastle Eagles’ players visited East Boldon Juniors again this year. The professional players used basketball as an activity to convey a range of positive health messages, including the importance of keeping physically active and leading a healthy lifestyle.


Road Safety

Years 5 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.

Welcome to Cloud Singh

Our Y5 classes welcomed Cloud Singh into school to tell us more about Sikhism and help us with our religious education.


Here is the Year 5 Autumn Term curriculum map:

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Year 4 Archive (2017-2018):

‘Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!’

The Year 4 classes visited Marsden Beach today as part of their topic ‘Coasts’. They were able to see the effect of erosion on the natural landscape, as they walked to South Shields. The pupils weren’t the only ones to grab an ice-cream!

On the beach, the pupils had great fun!

The children finished in South Shields and had an ice-cream. Mr Shenton joined Year 4 for the morning only, but not to be out done, he managed to get one too!

Teamwork Challenges

This afternoon some children from year 4 visited South Marine Park to complete an orienteering course. The pupils tackled problem solving activities where the children had to work as a team to complete tasks such as rolling a ball down a series of pipes and trying to get six sticks to all touch each other. The children did brilliantly with these tricky tasks and showed fantastic teamwork and behaviour.

Disco Fever

A huge thank you to everyone for supporting the school disco. 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.


Year 4 have been learning to control their bikes and signal with their arms. This has been great preparation for when they go out on to the roads in Year 5 Bikeability. The pupils really enjoyed the lessons too.

Rugby Stars

Year 4 pupils attended a rugby festival on Tuesday. They had lots of fun, playing matches in the lovely sunshine. There are more photos on Year 4’s page of the school website.



Sir, yes, Sir!

Our Year 4 classes have been having football lessons with Major Maguire. They played games that helped them to improve their passing, moving and communication. The pupils loved pretending to be soldiers too!


C’est incroyable!

Our Year 4 pupils are enjoying their weekly French lessons in school. This term they have been learning about noun phrases.


Terrific Tennis

The Year 4 pupils were 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 learning how to serve. The pupils had lots of fun learning!


Timestable Rockstar Alert!

We have a winner! Year 4 produced a winner. Daniel has made the most progress in his multiplication recall in the whole school this month! Wow!


World Book Day

Well done to everyone for your amazing writing and wonderful book character costumes for World Book Day 2018!


Easter Eggs-travaganza!

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!



International School Award

We have once again been successful in achieving the International School Award this year. One of our Year 4 pupils received the award from Will Millard, a BBC presenter and expedition leader, at an event in The Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


Guitar Tuition

Many of our pupils take up guitar lessons in Year 4, if you are interested please get in touch with the school office and we will happily let you know about the various instruments and in  school and extra-curricular tuition available.


Year 3 archive photos:

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