Week beginning 19.2.18

Welcome back- we hope you all had an excellent half term!

This week we have been working our socks off completing assessments- all done now!


This is our title for our new topic. Can you guess what it is? FAIRTRADE!!

We have started off our topic by discussing what we think this means and where we have seen the fairtrade logo in our everyday lives. We had a very interesting discussion following a video, which explained exactly what fairtrade means and why it is so important to us. Here are some of our quotes….

“Fairtrade is important in supporting the farmers because they do all of the hard work.” (Amelia Bittlestone)

“It is important for the Farmers to have a  regular income because they need to plan for the future so they can stay safe and healthy.” (Abigail Dews)

” We can help by looking for the Fairtrade symbol on products and try to buy them.” (Cameron Charlesworth)



Week Beginning 5.2.18

We have had a fabulous, creative week in year 5!

To end our Awesome Africa topic we designed, made and evaluated our own African clay animals (to awesome African background music!!). The animals ranged from Lions to Springboks to Armadillos to Meerkats…. and even an Ostrich with the most challenging legs! A very messy but extremely creative week. We have flown all the way from ‘Penshaw Plains Travel’ to Africa …. and back! What an experience!

And here are some of our finished products!!! An elegant Ostrich designed and made by Talia. A very regal lion designed and made by Ava. And a magnificent springbok designed and made by Abigail!


Week beginning 29.1.18

This week we have compared life in African schools to our own and we had an imaginary conversation with an African child- we all had so much fun doing this! Here is an example:


Well done Brad- this was your fantastic conversation with Edinane!

We have also been adding lots of other work to our on-going class display (of which we are very proud!)





Week Beginning 22.1.18

This week we have been learning about African way of life and how this compares to our own. The children felt lucky that they did not have to go to an outside toilet!! They also realised that they are lucky that they do not have their lessons outside and that our classrooms have glass windows and heating! They have written some excellent comparisons for our classroom  display.

During our English lessons we have worked on some very technical vocabulary skills, and are now experts in adding parenthesis to our writing. We are ready to plan our non-chronological report and write the final draft. We cannot wait as we have worked hard on our research and writing skills…….watch this space!


Well done to Lucy- an excellent report!


The children were all given a copy of our exciting homework projects! So far the standard has been good and there has been an array of different projects returned. This includes African lemon cake, which we all loved eating!

If you have not yet returned any projects please ensure that you complete some soon, and return them to school.

Here are some examples of the fantastic work that has been submitted

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our class page

Teacher: Miss Anderson

Spring Term Topic: Africa

The children have been working really hard on their topic in all areas of the curriculum. So far we have compared African landscapes, African school life and we have been comparing them to our own way of life. In music they have been learning traditional African songs, such as Shosholoza and also how to play the Djembe drums! The classroom display is looking spectacular and they have worked exceptionally hard on producing work of a high standard.

I am impressed so far with the homework that has been submitted-so keep up the good work!

During the final week of this half term, we will be making African musical instruments. I would be extremely grateful if the children could bring in materials to help us make them. Please save any card, packaging, plastic etc. Basically anything you think we could use, and send it in!