Elms (Y5)

Mrs Hope

Welcome to Elms

We are the Elms and are looking forward to working hard in Year 5 our teacher is Mrs.Hope







Important Information:

Homework will be given out on Friday and will be due in on Wednesdays. Homework will comprise English, Maths and Spelling. Spellings will be tested weekly on Fridays.

Reading should take place at home every night, and diaries should be completed and brought into school on a daily basis.

P.E. is on Fridays each week. Please ensure your child has in school a full P.E. kit, including trainers. P.E. kits will be taken home after use.

Please ensure all school lunch money is paid weekly on a Monday morning.

First Aid Awareness

Yesterday, as part of our First Aid Awareness, we looked at what we would do in an emergency. We learned the importance of remaining calm, reassuring the injured person and how to effectively call for help. We demonstrated our understanding by producing playscripts,...


Yesterday children took part in the first of a series of lessons aimed at improving their safety when riding bikes.  The instructors talked to the Year 5 children about how they can keep safe and become aware of any dangers.  Over the coming weeks, the children will...

Welcome to Elms

Here are the new Elms and they have enjoyed their first week in Upper Key Stage 2.  Although many things will be familiar to them, they have already got to grips with the new classroom and expectations in Year 5.  This week they have been writing autobiographies,...

Fractions…a piece of cake!

Mrs Hocking's maths class got to grip with fractions yesterday. We started the lesson by looking at cakes and cutting whole cakes to make two halves and four quarters. We used this knowledge to help us succeed in our independent learning and answer our reasoning...

Elms Investigates

As part of our literacy lesson, the children in Elms conducted a police investigation.  Recently, the children have been studying a short film entitled 'Alma'.  Children were given the role play scenario to be witnesses to what took place in the film and then fill out...

Cricket Festival

Yesterday in the glorious sunshine, 3 teams from year 5 took part in a cricket festival against other schools from Gateshead.  The children demonstrated excellent teamwork and sportsmanship throughout, as well as showcasing the various techniques they have learnt in...

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

Yesterday was the Key Stage Two Sports Day. The children worked in teams and completed 12 activities. They then competed in year group running races. We even had a parents race!!! The weather was very kind to us and the children had a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone...

My neighbour and me- connecting our communities

Windy Nook is taking part in the 'My neighbour and me- connecting our communities' project as part of our International School Award. The aim of this initiative is to share information about our school and community with another school in the local area. Our partner...

Looking at religious art in the Elms

Today the Elms worked in pairs to produce an ICT presentation which explained and illustrated the differences between the use of art in worship in Christianity and Islam. They had to include descriptions and images for both religions, explaining the differences and...

Transition Week in Elms

Last week, children got to experience life in their new classes with their new teachers.  It was lovely to see the children working so hard where they learnt about Lord Armstrong.  Children gathered research from various sources to create a biography.  To compliment...

The Elms are musicians!

This week, as part of their RE lesson, the Elms thought about how music can be a form of expression in many religions. They worked in groups to create a tune to reflect the words of a Bible extract. They also listened to examples of music, including the Hallelujah...

See Our Perspective

Topic in Upper Key Stage 2 this half term is all about perspective drawing.  The children in Elms have showed great accuracy and patience in their work.  They began by understanding what a vanishing point was and building simple blocks.  These blocks were then...

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