Our reading challenge is well underway! Keep an eye on the picture below to see how well the children are getting on. Can Year 5 read Mrs Bridges' height in books to win the star prize: a movie afternoon with popcorn? Get reading Year 5 - pages mean prizes!!
In November, Durham University brought their planetarium into school for us to learn all about the planets and our galaxy. We learnt so much and are now really enjoying using the Chatterpix app to share all of our new knowledge and understanding (watch this space for the finished presentations...)
Year 5 enjoyed the house day all about Burradon and its mining history so much that one of our children brought in his great grandad's mining lamps to show the class. What a fantastic piece of Burradon's history!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Ouseburn. We spent the morning completing the Ouseburn trail as part of our historical enquiry into the life of Lizzie Dowson. We saw what was left of the leadworks where she worked, where her house used to be and even managed to find where her brother went to school (although the building isn't being used as a school any more).
In the afternoon, we explored the Victoria tunnels, learning about how they were used for mining in the Victorian era. We learnt all about Victorian money and the types of job Victorian children would have had; we even met Basil whose grandparents were real Victorians!
We had the best time understanding how to use a programmable robot - a Sphero - to create our own robots for our Robot Wars battle. Have a look at some of our creations...
For our DT project, we took on the challenge of making toys with a CAM mechanism. We learnt about different types of CAM and how they can be used to change motion. Enjoy having a look at our finished products, and the design process.